Dogs For Adoption
"Kiwi" Dachshund/ Chihuahua, 8 yrs old male, 8 lbs.
Kiwi is a lot of fun! He
is housebroken, likes to play with other small dogs. He is mellow and
just likes to sit by you on the couch to watch TV. He walks ok on a leash and
is working on the basic commands of come, sit and stay. Kiwi has a soft
coat of fur that is perfect for snuggling. He even talks to you (see youtube
videos below). He will let you sleep in
late on a weekend morning! Kiwi is looking for a forever home with
someone to be his best friend by their side.
“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
“Timon“ Pomeranian male, 15 yrs old, 12 lbs Timon was dumped by owner after having for 12
yrs to a county shelter where he would certainly be put to sleep if we
had not stepped in. He has come a long long way in the last month
since we rescued him. He needs a quiet home to live out his last golden years.
check out his youtube video link:
“Daisy “ Chihuahua female, 6 yrs old, 5 lbs
Daisy is the sweetest, most quiet little girl.
She is so mellow that she mostly just stays in one spot. Lol. She came to us
w/2 puppies and her husband. Her hubby was
in such poor condition that he didn’t
make it but the babies were fine and have been adopted. All 4 of this family
was dumped at a high kill shelter and was about to be put to sleep when we were
able to rescue them. They were all covered in ticks and thin. Daisy is so sad
to have lost her mate and her babies. But as least the babies made
a recovery and were able to be adopted. But
she is so sad now and needs a good home as she is very very lonely. She doesn’t
bark and is a perfect little lap dog.
“Pepper” Poodle/Bichon Frise mix 5 yr old , 14 lbs
Meet Pepper! He is the super cool laid back doggy. He
is being fostered in Pacific
Beach and is now a PB
local! He loves dog beach and going for walks. He is really playful and loves
toys. He would love to have a small backyard to sun himself in.
He gets along with everyone both dogs and people
“Bridgette “ Brazilian Terrier female, 7 months old, 15
Bridgette is a purebred Brazilian Terrier. She is very
playful, lots of energy and needs a home with a yard. She loves to run and run
and run! Loves toys especially ones that
squeak. She will play with a toy for hours and carry it around everywhere with
her. One of her favorite games to play with you is “catch me” She will crouch
down to you and pause for you to chase
her then run all over the yard. Its really cute to see her in action. She would
do great w/a family or a couple that is active as she requires exercise daily.
Not a condo or apartment dog. MORE INFO ON THE BREED; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrier_Brasileiro
“Blackie “ Spaniel mix male, 10 yrs old, 13 lbs
Meet Blackie! He is a mellow
little senior guy who would make a great lap dog and companion. He is very
friendly and loves walks and cuddles.He doesn’t bark and gets along with other
dogs very well.
“Rico “ Chihuahua male, 2 yrs old, 5 lbs
Meet Rico, we call him this because he was brought
into our vet Dr. Rico in Ensenada as a stray. The vet asked if we had space for
her in our rescue. Rico is quiet, mellow and super friendly. Not shy at all and
gets along perfectly w/all our other small doggies in his foster home. He is so
small, so no small children please. He is a blue merle in color. Cute little
floppy ears give him such character and very photogenic too.
"Suri" Chihuahua mix 3 yrs old female, 8 lbs.
Meet Suri, we rescued her from Mexico. She was pretty abused and we think this because at first she was so frightened of everything she would yelp when you touched her. She even had what looked like burn scars on her. The vet told us the marks were from abuse. But NOW what a HUGE change!!! She is everything BUT shy/frightened!!!! She is totally outgoing, Super friendly NOT shy at all, loves attention and super playful. She loves fetch and will even throw a toy and catch it herself! She will run around the yard in circles playing fetch w/you until the cows come home. She was in terrible terrible shape when we first rescued her from the streets of Ensenada and what a huge turnaround. She is healthy, happy and one of the sweetest doggies I have ever met. Just look at her
If you are looking for a super cute active puppy she is your girl!
Patches “Chihuahua mix female, 5 yrs old, 8 lbs
Patches came into a local shelter and was reportedly “thrown
out of a car window from a while on the highway.” The Good Samaritan that
witnessed this happen and scooped her up and ran her to a local shelter. She
had massive asphalt burns where the skin was ripped off. She was X-rayed at the
shelter as they suspected she may have fractured bones. But none were seen on
the x-rays just massive flesh wounds all over her poor little body. She also
had several of her teeth knocked out from being tossed out of the car. How
could someone do this to an animal? She spent a month in the shelter just
recovering from it all. Then her time
was up and she was listed to be put to sleep. I don’t know how a shelter could
do all this to help her recover and then only just when she was finally all
healed list her to be killed because of too many dogs in the shelter. So our
contact at this shelter reached out to us and asked if we could take “Patches”
in. We had to, I mean she has come so
far and to be put to sleep? I don’t think so! So we are looking for a good home
for her since she is only in temporary foster care with one of our volunteers.
Her wounds are healed but the hair did not grow back in a lot of places where
there is now scar tissue hence the name “Patches”.
“Phoebe” 2 yr old
Phoebe was rescued from the
streets of Ensenada. She is now safe and happy in San Diego and waiting for her
forever home. She is very friendly, affectionate, uses the doggy door, and gets
along w/other dogs. She is an easy keeper and a great companion and lapdog. She
likes walks and treats and will follow you wherever you go!
Baxter- Dachshund/Chihuahua male 8 yrs old 8 lbs
He is a sweet mellow senior 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.
“Bear” Chihuahua/beagle mix. 2 yr old , 15 lbs
Bear is such a
wonderful little guy. I can believe someone would let him end up in s shelter!
He loves to play fetch w/toys and will
cuddle w/you just like a teddy bear. He is outgoing and very social, friendly
and well mannered. He gets along great w/his foster siblings. And is looking
for a forever home that he can call his own.
"Tanai"(means Skinny in the Irish - Gaelic
Shepherd, female, 5 yrs old, 45 lbs.
Tanai was rescued in Ensenada on one of our
volunteer rescue missions. She had spent most her life tied up on a
chain outdoors w/out food, shelter or even water outside of a house in
Ensenada Mexico. We drove by her and could not believe the appalling
condition she was in so we emptied out an entire bag of food for her and
then set off to do some investigation on her situation. We found out
that her owners had already been approached previously by a local rescue
in Ensenada and refused to surrender her as they contended she was
"just fine and being fed". So, Open Arms Rescue decided to give it a try
and went to speak to the owners. We insisted they surrender her as she
was skin and bones and totally neglected and starved. So after
discussions the owners willingly surrendered her to us. We brought her
to the San Diego severely underweight and dehydrated from being starved.
We had blood tests done on her and she is in the normal levels! We put
her on a good diet and supplements to aid in putting on weight. She has
now come a long way and is filling out beautifully. She is very very
friendly and just wants so badly to be loved. It getting cases like this
and turning them around that give us the greatest rewards! This youtube is when we first rescued her
in Enseneda and took her to be examined and quarantined at a local
fellow rescue we work with down there
“Coty” Chihuahua X male 4yrs old 8 lbs
Coty came to us from a high kill shelter up north he
was already in the euthanasia room when we sent a volunteer over and had him
yanked out immediately! Very close and very lucky. He is a beautiful boy a mix
of Chihuahua and some other small breeds just not sure what. But he is a gem. He
is very playful and inquisitive. As you can see in his video he loves to follow
around his foster mom who had been taking care of him. He gets along well with
other dogs as he has several foster brother and sisters he lives with. He was
in really bad condition and had little hair when we first got him but as you
can see he has a lovely orange coat now. He is ready for a forever home.
“Dokie” Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua mix 2 yrs old male
Adorable and affectionate Dokie will make a perfect pet for
someone who likes to take walks and play. Dokie is from Ensenada, where his
owner had him since he was 8 weeks old. When
his family decided to move, they abandoned him at the local vet. He was scared
and withdrawn and stopped eating.
Open Arms took Dokie from the vet. After he moved to San Diego poor little dumped Dokie was so scared at
first and it was very apparent that he felt the trauma of losing his family and
being completely abandoned. After moving into his new foster home, he quickly
acclimated and now lives with 5 other dogs and goes to the beach every day!
Dokie loves attention and is not really interested in having
another dog in the house. While he does well with small dogs, he does not
really like larger dogs, we think he is intimidated because he is so small.
At night he gives the best cuddles!!! He loves playing keep away
and gets super excited when its time to go outside. He walks well on his leash
and is fully house trained. When he is at the beach he is off leash and never
wonders off. He always comes when he is called especially if it’s for a car
The family that adopts
Dokie will be really lucky! He is a little gem with a BIG personality!
“Scruff-a-luff” Schnauzer Mix
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 22 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
"Gav" Yellow lab , 5yrs old male, 60 lbs.
He must be about 4-5 years old (according to a resident that lived in his old his old home for a while and knew him) The original owner is in prison for a burglary gone wrong and this is when the dog broke his leg as they were both jumping off a 15 ft balcony in Mexico while being chased by security!!! The man was arrested, the dog left in the streets for about a month before he was found by a good Samaritan who took him rescued him and took him in!! At that point we had done X rays and according to the Veterinarian, it is too late for any corrective surgery. (We also had an orthopedic specialist xray him as a second opinion and he veirfied the same)The broken leg had calloused over and healed up on its own..He walks fine now. He has a great and loyal personality, he is a no " non-sense" animal, peaceful and gentle, not demanding, simply grateful for everything given to him, loves car rides too. Housebroke and just a teddy bear!
"Leo" Pomeranian/ Long Haired Chihuahua mix ,senior male
Meet Leo, a gem among dogs Leo is about 9-10 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 but he does need to get used to you first. But if you are patient w/him in the beginning he will warm up to you and never want to leave your side..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 or someone that lives alone. He is very mellow! He loves to cuddle and give kisses.
"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 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
"Jake" Chihuahua mix, 4 yrs old male, 9 lbs.
Jake is a wonderful dog, he came to us from a high kill shelter as they only give them 5 days there! He had a large cut on him that looked like someone deliberately cut his neck, it was not from another animal. It is shocking what people do to animals! We stitched up his wound and soon he was all healed and ready to be neutered. We had that done too and microchipped and vaccinated. He is in a foster home w/one of our volunteers and is a happy healthy doggy! Jake is house trained and will let you know when he needs to go. He loves going for walks and would do well in a fenced yard where he could run around. I think he would do well with a retired person that likes to get out and walk. I would also recommend no small children due to his nervousness and need to be the one to approach someone. And no cats please. He doesn't bark indoors but will growl only when someone comes into the house but stops when told to stop. He may be better as an only dog or slowly introduced to another dog
“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 shy at first so needs patience to warm up to you. She is fearful of men too. Not sure why... But she loves her foster mom! 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.