Open Arms Rescue -

Dogs For Adoption


"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

"Mia" Smooth Coated Fox Terrier mix, female 3 yrs old, 20 lbs



Meet a true survivor!! "MIA" (previously called Pinto)
Mia was originally discovered by a rescue group in Ensenada living in a terrible hoarding situation. She had to have one leg amputated and can walk just fine on 3 legs! Mia is about 75% blind yet ........ managed to stay alive despite living in a horrific slum in Mexico where she gave birth to 8 beautiful babies. All of Mia's babies have been adopted and now it is time for her to find her forever home. Needless to say she is an incredibly smart little girl, she can walk up and down stairs, she knows exactly where the treats are kept and became familiar with the layout of her foster home in just a matter of days. Mia loves people and children, she gets along wonderful with other dogs including puppies (as seen in her youtube video) although she really would not care if she went to a home where there were no other dogs as she would love to get all the attention. 

Mia had been hit by a car and never received care for her excruciating injury. She was never treated for a severe break, leading to a hind leg that is a painful and twisted "stumbling block" she lived with daily. Open Arms Rescue was contacted by "Ells Son La Razon" Rescue in Ensenada. We were made aware of her condition, and one of our wonderful volunteers offered to foster her here in the USA. 
When our Orthopedic Surgeon examined her he found that the injury is irreparable. Mia needed to have her deformed leg removed ASAP. This was a major surgery, but the relief it now gives hero in terms of pain and freedom of movement will be the cherry on her cake to beginning her new life in the U.S.

"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. 

"Mila" Chihuahua Mix. female 3 yrs old, 8 lbs


Mila was dumped at a shelter by her owner and requested to be put to sleep as they did not want her anymore. But the shelter refused as she was sweet, healthy and highly adoptable so instead the shelter agreed to take her in and let her live. However she was really stressed out in the shelter environment and would "pace" all night long in her cage. During the day the shelter would put her outdoors in a play yard with other dogs and she was just fine. But at night she hated to be caged by herself. So they asked if our rescue would take her in. And we did! We have found Mila to be just a great little girl. Friendly, playful and no negative traits so far. She gets along great with other small dogs in our rescue and loves to climb up your leg to be held. She has a funny little deformity that she was born with but it doesn't affect her in any way at all. She has what is called a Cleft Palate. She eats and drinks just fine and clef pallets are only dangerous when a puppy is first born and sometimes they cannot nurse from their mothers. But Mila is 3 yrs old so she made it just fine through the tough spot of puppyhood. We think she is just beautiful and it gives her a little character


"Mia-Chia" Chihuahua female 6 yrs old, 12 lbs 

"Mia also known as the "Chia Pet"
Mia was dumped at a shelter by her owner
Chia is one of the sweetest girls you can ask for, she loves belly rubs, enjoys going out for walks and will even challenge herself and run a short distance. Mia gets a long great with her foster brother and sister. Potty trained, understand commands (Spanish and English) and can also be pretty mellow. She loves to run around but also has no problem laying on the couch. She's friendly with kids and would do really well in a home with or without other dogs. Mia also enjoys going on car rides and can be an amazing co-pilot. Due to her little extra pounds she is on a special diet but she doesn't mind because she knows it's all about being healthy


"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?