Open Arms Rescue -
Dogs For Adoption


“Piper”Pomeranian male 4 years old, 12 lbs.
Meet Piper, a very sweet and active Pomeranian. He needs a forever home with a yard as he loves to play and run. Is good w/other dogs, not dominant at all. No apartments or condos as he for sure needs a yard .Lots of energy. Beautiful fur coat. Wonderful dog.
"Babe: Rat Terrier mix female 2 years old, 8 lbs
Youtube:  Babe is just that a total sweet baby! She is playful and loves to roll around and play with other dogs. As you can see in the Youtube w/Sheena. She has energy and is a cuddle bug. Will burrow under the blankets with you. She has gorgeous markings characteristic of a rat terrier- Tri color. She is looking for her forever home. Open Arms Rescue saved her from a very high kill shelter where she was out of time. She is being fostered in San Diego. !!!

“Mooki” West Highland Terrier x, aprox 6 yrs old. 18 lbs Mookie was dumped at a very high kill shelter in LA where he was soon to be put to sleep. Open Arms Rescue got him out and he is now in a caring foster home until he can be adopted out. He is the best dog ever! Mookie is a Westie mix. He loves to play with toys, can play for hours! Loves to ride in a car. Loves to go for walks. He gets along well with other dogs. But can be a bit possessive about toys with other dogs. He sleeps next to his foster mom at night ,loves belly rubs! He is a complete love bug!
mix, female, 1-2 yrs old, 12 lbs
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Dulce earned her name for being the sweetest little girl ever! She was found in Las Playas Mexico (Baja) wondering around lost and very hungry. Dulce was taken into care by a loving local and spent some time building back up her strength and health at a local vets clinic.
She now lives in foster care here in
San Diego
and is larger than life!!! Dulce’s favorite pass times include playing with all of her foster brothers and sisters who range in size from 5lbs to 80lbs. She loves humans too and jumps at the chance to give kisses whenever you are around. Dulce is fully house. Dulce’s ideal home will be lively with a brother or sister to play with. Because she is around 1 year old she has lots of energy to play and go on walks. She is very well behaved little pup that is ready to take over your home and your heart!!!


“Andy”Beagle/Chihuahua mix, 2 years old male, 15 lbs.


Andy 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 in Mira Mesa 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 w/another chihuahua. 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. Just a cute little mutt!  Andy is good with both adults and kids but for 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 does love adults. See Youtube video of him playing fetch
"Skyler" Chihuahua,
 5 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 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 housebroken.  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.

“Spunky”Pomeranian black/white male 5 years old, 15 lbs.
Spunky will be a good companion for somebody staying at home or have another dog. He likes his toys and to tag and fetch with my doggie. He is a quick learner and will try to please you. If you allow him he will sit in your couch, but keep away from it if you don't like it. He has good manners and is an absolute joy to have. We rescued him from the pound and had to clip his fur coat down pretty low as it was full of matts. But when it grows back it will be gorgeous. Really unusual black and white pattern! Spunky is a very energetic Pomeranian with an extensive love of rubber toys.  He loves getting lots of attention and is very good with children.  He is somewhat skittish going through doors and when his lower back is touched.  He plays well with other cats and dogs.  He is looking for a loving and patient owner to show him the ropes of being a house dog.Whoever adopts Spunky is going to be a lucky person/family! 

"Athena " Chihuahua female, 9 yrs old, 5 lbs
Athena was rescued in the parking lot of a high kill shelter by one of our volunteers. Her owner was about to walk in and surrender her at the shelter where she probably wouldn't have had a chance to be adopted as they only give them 3 days there. But our volunteer approached the woman in the parking lot as begged her to reconsider while she checked to see if our rescue could take her in. We did and she is happy in a foster home in San Diego. She gets along w/other small dogs, is a little bossy to them, well lets say she can hold her own no problem. We had a full dental cleaning done on her as she had a terrible abscess in her cheek when we got her. She is now happy, healthy, (clean teeth too) and ready to find a forever home. She is active so don't let her age fool you. She plays fetch w/her toys and will run off and hide them too. Chihuahuas can live to a ripe old age of 20, so 10 yrs old is only middle age. :) 

”Cannoli” male Chihuahua 5 yrs old/3.5 Lbs.
Cannoli is just adorable. Tiny tiny little fellow with lots of energy and just loves to be carried around. He loves riding in his “papoose” shoulder type carry bag. I think he feels secure there. He needs to be an only dog as he is very dominant (even though he is so very tiny) towards other dogs. He does get along with his foster sisters and brothers now but at first he was quite dominant. So he would do better as an only child.. Super super people friendly. Very playful. Gives you kisses and loves to cuddle in your lap.

Baxter- Mini Dachshund/Chihuahua male 9 yrs old 9 lbsMeet 

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He is a sweet mellow senior Mini Dachshund / Chihuahua mix. About 8 lbs. He was on the put to sleep list at the local shelter so Open Arms busted him out! Now he is in a foster home and ready to be adopted. He likes his doggy bed, not hyper at all and just wants to be a lap dog. Good on a leash. Does need an adult home as he is afraid of small kids. He needs someone that is patient and will let him come to you first. But with in about a day he is quick to adjust and jump in your lap! Then he is your best friend and wants to be by your side

“Ginger” 4 month old female Chihuahua puppy Meet Ginger. (born 6/1/14)Very sweet little girl. A little shy at first but then just wants to be attached to you. She was surrendered by her owners to our rescue as their landlord didn’t allow them to keep a puppy. So we are looking for the right home for her. No small children. If you would like to meet her please either contact our rescue or come by one of our adoption events that can be found on our website. YOUTUBES 

“Leo” Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix , senior male 10 yrs old. 10lbs
Leo" Pomeranian/ Long Haired Chihuahua mix ,senior male
Meet Leo, a gem among dogs Leo is about 10 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 but much prefers to be an only child as he is pretty mellow. He would do best in an adult household or with older kids, no small young children. He is very affectionate.His silky coat is just so soft. He gets that from the Pomeranian side! He would be perfect for even a older retired person that stays at home. He loves to cuddle and give kisses. Leo has had all his shots and has been neutered. He loves going for walks and loves toys too.

“Rosie” Chihuahua  female, 9 yr, 6 lbs
Meet  Rosie a cut little black Chihuahua   female aprox 9 yrs old. Which isn’t old in the world of small dogs. Chi’s can live to a ripe old age of 20 easily!  She is so adorable, gets along w/other doggies and kitty cats too.  Loves walks, cuddles, belly rubs and just lounging around. She would make the perfect lap dog. Very well housebroke. Also knows how to use a doggy door and pee pad trained too! Would love to have a backyard to lay in the sun in or even a little patio area. Would be a perfect dog for a retired person or someone who is home all day and can keep her company  Shes an awesome companion.  She is super warm with all people,  and very friendly.  She will love to relax and watch you all day. whether you're in the kitchen, working in a garden, or just sitting on the couch watching tv.   Rosie will do it with you.  She is totally house trained and easy to take care of.  Please give her a loving home.
“Scruff-a-luff” Schnauzer Mix  female/spayed, 7 yrs old, 21 lbs
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 6-8 year old, schnauzer/terrier mix who is approximately 30-35 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!