Open Arms Rescue -

Dogs For Adoption


"MOMMA" the Miracle dog (pups are above)
1 year old female Chihuahua mix, 15 lbs
 unable to walk from severe car accident and all 4 legs paralyzed. NOW completely healed...
Momma was found on the side of the street in Tijuana, unable to move and had been left there for 2 days before someone picked her up w/her pups.
 During her first month in foster care she was only able to lift her head to eat and drink, while the rest of her body lied prone. 
She was seen by multiple vets who were all unable to determine her exact injury.  A specialist finally decided she had a traumatic brain injury and prescribed cage rest, along with a vitamin and pain control regimen and aquatherapy. She began to use the front half of her body more, so she was started on a daily regimen of aqua therapy, where she would strap on her life vest and float around the pool. Slowly she began paddling her feet!When she was finally strong enough to use every leg to paddle in the pool she was given her first chance to walk in the yard.  Momma began lying on the ground and rolling around on her back, thrilled to be with the other dogs she had been watching for over a month.  Over the next few days she began to walk, wobbly at first, then stronger and stronger.
Momma is now completely healed. She can run and jump and play with no signs of her previous injuries!
Momma  is the happiest dog you will ever meet.  Her tail wags constantly and she loves every person and animal she meets. She is just a puppy, under a year old and loves playing with other dogs and receiving belly rubs! She would love a home with other dogs to play with and a yard where she can take advantage of her able body. (IN AQUA THERAPY AT THE BEGINNING OF HER HEALING)



(UPDATE) Muffin has now been in San Diego for 3 weeks and is extremely happy to be out of the vet hospital!  Muffin needs a foster home, the sooner the better.  His head is still healing, but only needs a little medication rubbed on it daily - which he thoroughly enjoys.  
He is a typical Terrier and has tons of energy. He is OK playing with other dogs, but needs to be the only child at home.
Want a running partner? Muffin would be perfect...He is an active 1 year old 10 pound boy who wants to play and enjoy life.  Who wants to be the lucky one to show Muffin what kind of wonderful life awaits him here in San Diego?  Please read below to hear how Muffin's story started...

HIS STORY........
This little 10 pound boy needs everyone's help to find a foster or forever home. Muffin was attacked by a group of dogs. As you can see from the photos and videos - all of the injuries are to his head. He was lucky enough to be found by a dog rescuer in Ensenada who took him immediately to the vet. He had major damage to his skull and face, and came into the vet suffering from sepsis. Amazingly he recovered and is getting better every day! The sepsis was successfully treated and his head wounds  received tremendous care on a daily basis from the exceptional vet who has saved his life while he was in Mexico. Now that he is much better he has come to the USA and is in a temporary foster home.  Open Arms Rescue has taken him into the rescue. If you can provide a safe and loving place for Muffin to live please contact us immediately. As he does need a foster home and ideally a FOREVER home.

Video of Muffin at the vet in ensenada

"Leo" Pomeranian/ Long Haired Chihuahua mix ,senior male

Meet Leo, a gem among dogs Leo is about 12 years old and a very sweet little boy. He loves to be held and loves having his belly rubbed. He is fine around other dogs and is pretty mellow. He would do best in an adult household or with older kids over 12. And he would also be a great companion for an older retired person. Leo is very affectionate and will stand on his hind legs like a squirrel and pose for you. He has a gorgeous silky coat that is low maintenance. I think he gets that from the Pomeranian side! He is very mellow! He loves going for walks and playing with toys
"Nikki" Tiny little Chihuahua female 5 lbs, 6 yrs old
Nikki is a 6 year old female Chihuahua who was found as a stray in Tijuana.  She was found wandering the streets of Mexico, alone, afraid and hungry. 
She can't believe her luck! Now she is in a loving foster home in San Diego where she is safe, has brothers and sisters, a warm bed, loving people and regular meals!
Life has taken a turn for the better for Nikki. She loves to sit in a warm lap and be adored.  She is a very good girl and likes the company of other dogs.  However, she would be fine as an only child so she could hog all the attention.
Nikki's life was difficult at first, but is getting better every day.  If you would like to meet this beautiful girl please contact Open Arms Rescue 

  “Frankie” (aka Andy) Beagle mix, 5 years old male, 15 lbs.

Frankie came to us from the streets of Ensenada. He was running amongst traffic so we had to stop and try to save him from being hit by a car. We baited him w/our leftover lunch of a quesadilla. Lol. He jumped right in! We brought him to our vet and had him vaccinated, chipped, neutered, bathed, de-wormed etc etc. Now he is in a foster home and waiting for his forever home. He gets along w/other small dogs but would prefer to have all the attention to himself I think. He is currently being fostered.  He is a real people dog! He appears to be  mixed w/several different breeds: Chihuahua, beagle, maybe some terrier or pug., hard to say. But definitely  has some hound dog Beagle in him! Just a cute little mutt!  He would do best with an older couple or person and no kids as some reason seems to be disinterested in kids and gravitates towards adults attention. He is NOT aggressive or anything like that to kids just not interested in playing with them, but is good around them just doesn't bond with kids.  But does bond to adult(s). Would like a backyard to play in. Not a apartment dog. Needs some room to run/roam

"Skyler" Chihuahua, 7 yrs old male, 6 lbs.
Skyler is a cute little boy who wants to be your best friend. He is adorable and very affectionate. He likes to be held and snuggles so just make some room and he'll join you to watch some TV or just relax. He is very obedient and is always looking to you for guidance. He enjoys walking and you will tell because he has a big smile and will stay right next to you even without the leash. He makes for a great companion and is fun to be around with. He is totally housebroke. Gets along well w/other dogs. He is shy at first but once he gets comfortable he befriends the dogs around him. Sleeps like a log at night too! Would be great for a couple or a single person. No small children please as he is very small

Scruff-a-luff" Schnauzer Mix female 9 yrs old
Scruff-a-luff was rescued by one of our volunteers from a local San Diego shelter where she wasn't doing very well. She was shy with the staff and preferred to stay in her crate most of the day. We think she is a 8 years old, schnauzer/terrier mix who is approximately 25 pounds. Since moving in with her foster family, she has really come out of her shell. She loves to play in her yard with her foster brothers and sisters. She runs excitedly to the door the moment the leash and harness comes out. Scruff loves her walks almost as much as she loves cuddling and car rides. When she's not busy exploring her yard or riding shot gun, you can find her resting at your feet and protecting her family. Her foster mommy thinks she is the smartest dog she has ever met! She squeezed through the fence in her back yard and was last seen several miles from her brand new foster home and managed to come back that very same night on her own, after only having spent one night in her new home with no walks...a true genius! Her foster mommy jokes and says that her Scruff is smarter than she is! She is perfect off leash, has never had an accident in the house and knows all of the basic doggy commands (sit, lay down, heal and high five). Scruff is still a little scared of strangers and requires some time before she will fully trust you. She will shrink back and flinch if you come at her too fast. She will do best in a home with adults or older children who are respectful of her abused past. Scruff will do beautifully as an only dog or as a companion to an existing dog (not a thunder stealer) If you are willing to open your home and your heart, you will get an extremely intelligent and loyal companion for life in Scruff! Give her l second chance and you will not regret it


"Murphy"  Terrier/Chihuahua mix, 5 yrs old male 6 lbs,

Check out his youtube:
Murphy was originally adopted out by our rescue 5 yrs ago when he was just a 4 month old puppy. Five years later we get a call from the local shelter that says he was been dropped off by a lady. Luckily the shelter traced his microchip back to our rescue as the implanter. But after doing some investigations we find out that the “lady” that dumped him at the shelter is the mother of the adopter (We had adopted Murphy to a family!) And she said her son no longer wanted him as he didn’t have time for him anymore. Poor little Murphy! So he is back in our rescue 5 yrs later. The good news is he is having a BALL of fun running and playing with his foster brothers and sisters in the backyard. He loves toys, fetch, giving kisses, back scratches and is quite the little character. 

"Pancho" Miniature Dachshund mix, 6 yrs old male 11 lbs,

Pancho is a little wiener dog mix. But judging from his long body and floppy ears, mostly dachshund. He is mellow and would be a good lapdog. He likes walks, hanging out with his foster parent. And does get along well with other doggies too. He likes to go to dog beach and dog park. He is well behaved but would prefer a low activity home.


"Babe"Rat Terrier mix female 3 years old, 8 lbs.


When Babe lays her head down to sleep at night she dreams of a forever family who can give her the life of love and adventure she has been searching for.
Babe was rescued by Open Arms Rescue with minutes to spare from a high kill shelter in Southern California. At only 3 years old, she is a vivacious bundle of joy to be around. While Babe loves to play with her foster siblings, she also loves being around her people and given the chance will sleep tucked up right next to you. She would do best in a house with a yard as she loves to run and play. And would make a wonderful friend to another dog.
Will you make her dreams come true?