Available Fosters

Dogs currently being fostered by a proud member of Rescue Alliance of
Hairless & Other Breeds, Inc a 501(c) 3 registered non-profit organization.

 . Betsy .
 . Betsy .  . Betsy .  . Betsy .
  • Shar Pei, Corgi
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Visit us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ShortnSweetRescueSharpei corgi mix older female Betsy is such a great dog! She fancies herself a watch dog, and will bark at steamers. She is super cute with a big body and short legs! This great dog is all ready for a new home! The adoption donation of $200.00 pays for this dog's medical care & also contributes to the medical care needed by other dog's that come into our rescue. (some dogs need hundreds of dollars worth of care to make them adoptable) Why purchase a dog for hundreds of dollars (that still needs vaccinations & neutering & microchip) when you can get this darling dog that already has everything and help other dogs at the same time??? Every life is precious! Thank you for your support.Call us at 805 674-1236 to make an appointment to see our fosters.. 9:00am - 6:00 pm California time please! 2/26/18 8:33 PM
Senior, Female, Medium
 . Mel .
 . Mel .  . Mel .  . Mel .
  • Cocker Spaniel
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Visit us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ShortnSweetRescuePurebred buff male cocker spaniel approximately five years oldMel came to us with food aggression, leash aggression, and possessive of toys! . all of his problems appear to be a result being allowed t poo ne the leader in his home. Within a few days of being with us all of those naughty behaviors stopped. He still barks at strangers from his kennel if we are not right there to tell him not to. Mel is a very loving dog and knows all his basic commands. He is eager 2 please, and is much happier in a submissive position. Mel needs an owner that knows how to be the boss without being mean. Mel is 7 to 8 years old. This great dog is all ready for a new home! The adoption donation of $200.00 pays for this dog's medical care & also contributes to the medical care needed by other dog's that come into our rescue. (some dogs need hundreds of dollars worth of care to make them adoptable) Why purchase a dog for hundreds of dollars (that still needs vaccinations & neutering & microchip) when you can get this darling dog that already has everything and help other dogs at the same time??? Every life is precious! Thank you for your support.Call us at 805 674-1236 to make an appointment to see our fosters.. 9:00am - 6:00 pm California time please! 2/26/18 8:33 PM
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Dean .
 . Dean .
  • Terrier, Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Visit us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ShortnSweetRescuebeautiful 3 year old 10 to 15 pound blonde terrier mix maledean is a pretty steady easy going fella! He is good on a leash and very willing to learn. He is great with children and other dogs. He is 5 to 6 years of age and would make a great first dog has he is very easy. This great dog is all ready for a new home! The adoption donation of $200.00 pays for this dog's medical care & also contributes to the medical care needed by other dog's that come into our rescue. (some dogs need hundreds of dollars worth of care to make them adoptable) Why purchase a dog for hundreds of dollars (that still needs vaccinations & neutering & microchip) when you can get this darling dog that already has everything and help other dogs at the same time??? Every life is precious! Thank you for your support.Call us at 805 674-1236 to make an appointment to see our fosters.. 9:00am - 6:00 pm California time please! 2/26/18 8:33 PM
Adult, Male, Small
 . Scooter .
 . Scooter .  . Scooter .  . Scooter .
  • Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Visit us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ShortnSweetRescueTen year old Chihuahua, male very sweet!Scooter is a very sweet dog that loves to be with his people! We can reduce his adoption fee to the right home if needed as he came in already neutered. This great dog is all ready for a new home! The adoption donation of $200.00 pays for this dog's medical care & also contributes to the medical care needed by other dog's that come into our rescue. (some dogs need hundreds of dollars worth of care to make them adoptable) Why purchase a dog for hundreds of dollars (that still needs vaccinations & neutering & microchip) when you can get this darling dog that already has everything and help other dogs at the same time??? Every life is precious! Thank you for your support.Call us at 805 674-1236 to make an appointment to see our fosters.. 9:00am - 6:00 pm California time please! 2/26/18 8:33 PM
Senior, Male, Small
 . Pippy .
 . Pippy .  . Pippy .  . Pippy .
  • Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Visit us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ShortnSweetRescueGorgeous BRINDLE chihuahua - femalePippy is 9 years old & is a beautiful brindle... very striking! She is shy, but loves to be held & petted once she trusts you. Pippy is small, 6.9 pounds and would be a great dog for a single person, or a family with slightly older kids. Since she is so small, we feel toddlers might be too much for her. She gets playful & bounces around. She is great with other dogs & very good for baths. This great dog is all ready for a new home! The adoption donation of $250.00 pays for this dog's medical care & also contributes to the medical care needed by other dog's that come into our rescue. (some dogs need hundreds of dollars worth of care to make them adoptable) Why purchase a dog for hundreds of dollars (that still needs vaccinations & neutering & microchip) when you can get this darling dog that already has everything and help other dogs at the same time??? Every life is precious! Thank you for your support.Call us at 805 674-1236 to make an appointment to see our fosters.. 9:00am - 6:00 pm California time please! 2/26/18 8:33 PM
Senior, Female, Small
 . Jerry .
 . Jerry .  . Jerry .  . Jerry .
  • Terrier, Spaniel
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Visit us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ShortnSweetRescueSmall black Terrier - Long hairedJerry was confiscated from his former home by Animal Control. I don't know the specifics, but he and his 3 companions (Tom, Beep & Wiley) are all shy & we are working on socializing them. Jerry was adopted, but returned for being protective of his human mom. He is more outgoing now, although he is still suspecious of strangers. Jerry can definately be worked with & can learn that he is NOT in charge of deciding who comes into the house & who gets chased off. This great dog is ready for a new home! The adoption donation of $200.00 helps with this dog's medical care & also contributes to the medical care needed by other dog's that come into our rescue. (some dogs need hundreds of dollars worth of care to make them adoptable) Why purchase a dog for hundreds of dollars (that still needs vaccinations & neutering & microchip) when you can get this darling dog that already has everything and help other dogs at the same time??? Every life is precious! Thank you for your support.Call us at 805 674-1236 to make an appointment to see our fosters.. 9:00am - 6:00 pm California time please! 2/26/18 8:33 PM
Senior, Male, Small
 . Sofia .
 . Sofia .
  • Chihuahua, Dachshund
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Visit us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ShortnSweetRescueTiny fearful Chi-Weenie 3 year femaleSofia is about 6 pounds... very tiny but she is extremely fearful in new situations. She wants very much to make friends, but will snap if pressured, so she needs someone that is dog savvy... no small kids please! She gets along well with the chi mix she is currently living with so a home with other dogs should be ok. Sophia has been with us for over 6 years now and we believe her to be around 8 to 9 years old. She now has lost almost all of her teeth so at least when she snaps it doesn't hurt This great dog is all ready for a new home! The adoption donation of $200.00 pays for this dog's medical care & also contributes to the medical care needed by other dog's that come into our rescue. (some dogs need hundreds of dollars worth of care to make them adoptable) Why purchase a dog for hundreds of dollars (that still needs vaccinations & neutering & microchip) when you can get this darling dog that already has everything and help other dogs at the same time??? Every life is precious! Thank you for your support.Call us at 805 674-1236 to make an appointment to see our fosters.. 9:00am - 6:00 pm California time please! 2/26/18 8:33 PM
Senior, Female, Small
 . Rosanne .
 . Rosanne .
  • Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Visit us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ShortnSweetRescueMid-size Terrier X femaleRosanne is about 17 pounds & is extremely shy. She MUST not be an only dog as she would have too much trouble adjusting. Rosanne came in with a bad hip joint & had to have surgery. She is doing very well now with a 'false joint' and will never be a performance dog or a long distance runner, but she will make a fine pet 🙂 If you can't adopt, but want to help pay off Rosanne's considerable vet bill, please go to our website, www.shortnsweet.com & click on the 'ways you can help' page. Rosanne was one of 16 dogs that were taken from a home that had too many dogs. She was likely born there and was not socialized as a puppy. She was however, in a large pack of chihuahua & terrier mixed dogs & will do best in a home with at least one other dog to help her adjust to being a family member instead of just a pack member. We will discount our adoption fee if you decide to adopt her. Roseanne with has been with us many years and is now 8 to 9 years old. Rosanne is being fostered in Templeton CA & we will not ship hher. Interested adopters must come to us to meet her. You can email us at: Debby@shortnsweetdogrescue.org, or call us at: 805-237-8016 (between the hours of 8:00 am & 6:00 pm -pacific time-please! This great dog is all ready for a new home! The adoption donation of $200.00 pays for this dog's medical care & also contributes to the medical care needed by other dog's that come into our rescue. (some dogs need hundreds of dollars worth of care to make them adoptable) Why purchase a dog for hundreds of dollars (that still needs vaccinations & neutering & microchip) when you can get this darling dog that already has everything and help other dogs at the same time??? Every life is precious! Thank you for your support.Call us at 805 674-1236 to make an appointment to see our fosters.. 9:00am - 6:00 pm California time please! 2/26/18 8:33 PM
Senior, Female, Small
 . Rover .
 . Rover .  . Rover .  . Rover .
  • Terrier, Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Visit us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ShortnSweetRescueFemale Terrier/Chihuahua mixRover was rescued from the pound with her mom She is a bit shy, but is very sweet once she knows you! She has been at our rescue for almost 7 years now. Ask us about reducing her adoption fee if you are interested in her! The adoption donation of $200.00 pays for this dog's medical care & also contributes to the medical care needed by other dog's that come into our rescue. (some dogs need hundreds of dollars worth of care to make them adoptable) Why purchase a dog for hundreds of dollars (that still needs vaccinations & neutering & microchip) when you can get this darling dog that already has everything and help other dogs at the same time??? Every life is precious! Thank you for your support.Call us at 805 674-1236 to make an appointment to see our fosters.. 9:00am - 6:00 pm California time please! 2/26/18 8:33 PM
Adult, Female, Small
 . Baby Face .
 . Baby Face .  . Baby Face .  . Baby Face .
  • Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Special Needs
Visit us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ShortnSweetRescueBaby Face is about 8 years old. He has a shepherd look about him, but his personality is all wiggle waggle lovey dovey! He is about 25 - 30 pounds & walks really well on a leash & is starting to respond to 'sit' and does really well at 'wait'! He is playful & sometimes likes to nip at backsides! He does well with other dogs, big or little. He would be a good watch dog as he can be protective.This great dog is all ready for a new home! The adoption donation of $200.00 pays for this dog's medical care & also contributes to the medical care needed by other dog's that come into our rescue. (some dogs need hundreds of dollars worth of care to make them adoptable) Why purchase a dog for hundreds of dollars (that still needs vaccinations & neutering & microchip) when you can get this darling dog that already has everything and help other dogs at the same time??? Every life is precious! Thank you for your support.Call us at 805 674-1236 to make an appointment to see our fosters.. 9:00am - 6:00 pm California time please! 2/26/18 8:33 PM
Senior, Male, Medium
 . Dynomite .
 . Dynomite .  . Dynomite .
  • Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Visit us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ShortnSweetRescueDynomite is beautiful, outgoing, sweet, playful, wonderful with other dogs & about 9 - 10 years old. He can jump over a 4 foot fence, so he needs a 6 foot fence if he is going to be allowed loose in the backyard.Dynomite may have to be an outdoor dog... only allowed in while wearing his male doggy wrap. For some reason he has just not gotten the hang of potty training. On the positive side he is really, really good about wearing his wrap & it is very effective in keeping him from marking anything!He does understand about going out to poo, so perhaps with some effort he will finally get it!He is good on a leash & very smart. Could this darling but challenging boy fit in your lifestyle??This great dog is all ready for a new home! The adoption donation of $200.00 pays for this dog's medical care & also contributes to the medical care needed by other dog's that come into our rescue. (some dogs need hundreds of dollars worth of care to make them adoptable) Why purchase a dog for hundreds of dollars (that still needs vaccinations & neutering & microchip) when you can get this darling dog that already has everything and help other dogs at the same time??? Every life is precious! Thank you for your support.Call us at 805 674-1236 to make an appointment to see our fosters.. 9:00am - 6:00 pm California time please! 2/26/18 8:33 PM
Senior, Male, Small
 . Gaz Tzu .
 . Gaz Tzu .  . Gaz Tzu .  . Gaz Tzu .
  • Shih Tzu, Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogs
Visit us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ShortnSweetRescueGaztzu Was born in 2006. He is around 20 pounds. He is a mix between a Shitzu and an unknown type of terrier. He came from a group of 35 dogs that were being kept in a one bedroom apartment. For his first couple of years he never left his apartment & he was free to interbreed. Finally the 'owner' realized that her dog situation was out of control & she called in a local rescue. 35 dogs (that all looked almost identical) were to much for just one rescue to handle & so we were asked to take some of the dogs. The dogs came in in 2007, covered in feces, mats and lice. After several baths & some much needed brushing, they all turned out to be quite adorable! Although they have not had much socialization, they have come around quite nicely. Some of them are still a bit shy at first when meeting new people, but none have shown any tendency to bite. All of them are coming up to us & wagging their tails. They are starved for affection. If you are looking for a nice companion dog, please consider one of these dogs. We would like the rest of their years to be filled with good things!This great dog is all ready for a new home! The adoption donation of $200.00 pays for this dog's medical care & also contributes to the medical care needed by other dog's that come into our rescue. (some dogs need hundreds of dollars worth of care to make them adoptable) Why purchase a dog for hundreds of dollars (that still needs vaccinations & neutering & microchip) when you can get this darling dog that already has everything and help other dogs at the same time??? Every life is precious! Thank you for your support.Call us at 805 674-1236 to make an appointment to see our fosters.. 9:00am - 6:00 pm California time please! 2/26/18 8:33 PM
Senior, Male, Medium
 . Billy Bob .
 . Billy Bob .  . Billy Bob .  . Billy Bob .
  • Whippet, Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Visit us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ShortnSweetRescueBilly has been with us for eight years. He is very outgoing, but does like to make the first move when getting acquainted. He LOVES to run! He is extremely long legged & quite striking to look at. Billy usually makes up to new people quickly & is quite eager to jump on your lap and get some loving. He would be an awesome agility dog because he is very fast & very agile. He would not be a great dog for a home with young children as the reason he has yet to be adopted is his protest of being grabbed. He will immediately snap if grabbed while he is running around.... well, not to me or the people he respects, but strangers most definately! He is a beautiful little guy, about 6 years old now, 7 pounds.This great dog is all ready for a new home! The adoption donation of $200.00 pays for this dog's medical care & also contributes to the medical care needed by other dog's that come into our rescue. (some dogs need hundreds of dollars worth of care to make them adoptable) Why purchase a dog for hundreds of dollars (that still needs vaccinations & neutering & microchip) when you can get this darling dog that already has everything and help other dogs at the same time??? Every life is precious! Thank you for your support.Call us at 805 674-1236 to make an appointment to see our fosters.. 9:00am - 6:00 pm California time please! 2/26/18 8:33 PM
Senior, Male, Small
 . Gyro .
 . Gyro .  . Gyro .  . Gyro .
  • Poodle, Schnauzer
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Visit us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ShortnSweetRescueGyro is about 15 - 20 pounds. We think he is now about 12 - 13 years old. His hair is curly like a poodle, and currently is quite long! He lost an eye but is still able to get around just fineHis tail is natural & long. He is an active wiggly boy and is very hard to get a good photo of!He is a great dog that would love a lap, daily walks and a best friend!Gyro got a haircut! He is ADORABLE with his new 'do'This great dog is all ready for a new home! The adoption donation of $200.00 pays for this dog's medical care & also contributes to the medical care needed by other dog's that come into our rescue. (some dogs need hundreds of dollars worth of care to make them adoptable) Why purchase a dog for hundreds of dollars (that still needs vaccinations & neutering & microchip) when you can get this darling dog that already has everything and help other dogs at the same time??? Every life is precious! Thank you for your support.Call us at 805 674-1236 to make an appointment to see our fosters.. 9:00am - 6:00 pm California time please! 2/26/18 8:33 PM
Senior, Male, Small
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Chewbacca came to us scared & unsocial. After months of rehabilitation he and I formed a very strong bond. I kept saying I would re-home him if I found just the right person, but Chewy knew all along that he had found his forever home right here with me on the ranch.

He is with me most of the day & loves to jump up on the Icelandic ponies and go for a ride. He & I have been doing agility for several months & he is really, really good at it!

Darren, Dynomite & Gyro (left to right above) have been here for 2 years or more & need a home! They are all males and are in the 4 -5 year range. They are NOT housetrained & are in the leg-lifting habit, so they might be best as an outdoor dog. All of them need some serious grooming as we just cut out mats & they are pretty shaggy and scruffy at the moment. All 3 are very sweet dogs & would love to go on walks, play with the kids and bark at intruders! For the right home, their adoption fees will be greatly reduced. We want to get some of our harder to adopt, long time fosters OUT of the kennels and INTO homes! All 3 will chase cats, but get along great with other dogs.

Daisy is doing her part to help our Dogs! Daisy was also an older dog that found a good home thanks to rescue. Now she is helping other senior dogs with her good example! Please click on Daisy’s picture to go to our donation page. Even a small donation of $5 will help defray medical costs associated with many of the dogs we take in.

For vetting, we need cash donations. If you would like to send a cash donation, you can use our paypal account, donations@rescuealliance.org PLEASE put “ShortnSweet rescue donation” in the comments section. We will send you a thank you receipt with the amount donated so you can take the donation off of your taxes.

Thank you for helping!