Adoptable Dogs

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"Brandy/Bo/" Shih Tzu puppies


There are a mix 1 females and 1 males (left for adoption) (FYI mom is the white and tan one pictured below. "Bella")

Her mom is a shihtzu X and the 4 pups were born in an abandoned parking lot. They were rescued along w/their mom at only 2 weeks old! They are now 8 weeks and will get their first round of shots this week. They are all so adorable.  The white and tan dog below is the momma "Bella"

2 months old born aprox. 8/1/19

Wally is approximately 9 years old. He weighs around 8 lb and is a feisty powerhouse. He enjoys the company of humans, dogs of all sizes and cats. He would also be content as the only dog in the household. Wally is food and treat possessive so it's best that he be separated from other dogs during meals.
He has some separation anxiety which lessens as trust is built.
Wally walks on a leash with a harness and is in good health with a recent teeth cleaning. His dark red and tan coat is medium length. He enjoys being brushed and bathed. Once you meet Wally you won't be able to resist his adorable charm.

 9 yrs aprox. - 8 lbs

Raven is approximately 9 years old and weighs about 10 lb. She resembles a tiny coyote with the various  shades of browns and reds in her  beautiful coat. She enjoys  being brushed and doesn't resist being bathed. She's calm, quiet sweet girl who loves attention but doesnt insist on it. She enjoys the company of dogs of all sizes and breeds as well as cats. Raven is always alert and will let you know if someone comes to the door.
Her health is excellent and she's recently had her teeth cleaned. She's happy eating dry food and loves treats.

 9 yrs aprox. - 8 lbs

"Bella" Shih Tzu X

 2 years - 7 lbs

Bella is a momm shihtzu X and her 4 pups were born in an abandoned parking lot. They were rescued along w/their her at only 2 weeks old!  They are all so adorable. Bella is such a good mommy. She loves people and would love to go to a home where she gets lots of attention to herself. She does good w/other dogs but mostly ignores them as she is more a "people" dog. 

"Lyla" Daschund/Chihuahua



Meet Lyla, she is a ball full of engery! LOVES other dogs to run around and play with (see video) She will play non-stop. So she does need a backyard and a playmate these are requirements for her perect fit. An active family or couple would be great! She will go everywhere hikes, beach, camping and not tire of playing. Loves to give kisses and attention to you. VERY affectionate!!! she was very shy when she arrived but now she is all over you with affectionate. She is a beautiful little girl!!!

2 years - 12 lbs

"Maui" Spaniel/Terrier/shepherd mix - Male


5 years - 22 lbs

Maui is an adorable 22 pound mix maybe some terrier maybe shepherd maybe some lab it's hard to say but he's an adorable black little love bug he's a special-needs. he is a paraplegic and has a cart and other items that go with him as you can see in the video he is still very mobile and loves to play he's very active and needs an active family he's full of love to give and had a really bad start and a neglectful previous owner who let this happen to him and let it go. will you be at fresh start for him?
We can assist in the training and assimilation of him into the right home. 

"Betty"Chihuahua - female




10 years old- 7 lbs

Betty is a sweet older 8 lb little senior Chihuahua about 10 yrs old who loves being brushed and petted. She loves to cuddle. She loves to curl up in blankets or in a doggie bed and at bedtime she rushes to the bedroom to get her favorite spot which is a fluffy blanket she curls up in. She loves to eat so you have to make sure not to over feed her. I have to guard the other dogs bowls until they are done; she then checks to make sure every morsel is eaten.
She is very vocal when she thinks it is her mealtime or when she wants to sleep in your lap and in greeting you when you come home. She is house trained but you need to remember to let her out regularly. Betty loves everyone - even the cat.

"Sophie" Chihuahua/Doxy X - female



3 years old- 10 lbs

Sophie is a three-year-old Chihuahua mix we think dachshund but not sure. She is very sweet and loving with her humans she definitely loves to be on your lap and cuddle with you under the covers when you sleep. 
 Sophie is very used to being carried around like a baby so she is not really great on the leash she would definitely need help with that if you were to take her on walks.  She is amazing in the car, gets comfortable in the backseat and enjoys the drive.   We’re working on potty training, she is responding well with treat rewards! 
 She has done well with kids however if they continue to bug her she will growl, she just seems to give warnings.  If she sees a bird, she will bark and scratch to try and go get it ( but she hasn’t won yet!). Introducing her to my dog was tough the first night, she did a lot of growling when he came near her, but by the next day she realize that he wasn’t going to hurt her. She settled down easily and now they get along great!!  But her bark and growl is pretty intense, so my dog (who’s a big scaredy-cat) can hang with her but is afraid to play with her. She might be better being the only dog and she loves all the attention! She loves loves loves her toys and and especially enjoys playing tug-of-war! And fetch… But when she’s not playing she just wants to sit by your side and cuddle. 


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"Bogart" Fox Terrier/Jack Russell X - male




15 years old- 15 lbs

Bogart is a sweet senior.  He was dumpted by his owners because 
they didn't have time for him" (after having him for 15 years!!!)  He is going blind slowly but has no problem getting around in the house or backyard. He loves the backyard and getting brushed.  He is very easy going with other dogs and even gets along with my cat.  Loves to walk but doesn’t always want to go back home.  While on a walk he is very busy taking in all the smells.  


"Gigi" Italian Greyhound/Chihuahua X - female



10 years old- 12 lbs

Gigi was adopted out by our rescue 8 years ago then her famiy moved out of state and gave her back to us :(

She is sweet and mellow and loves lots of attention. Does good w/other small dogs but absolutely loves to be on your lap and follow you around. She is such a great dog and needs a fur-ever home 

"Gary" Chihuahua - Male

8 yrs old - 8 lbs

Gary came to Open Arms Rescue after a rescuer in Tijuana called us asking if we could help this little soul. He wound up at our vet in Mexico in critical condition. He was covered in lesions, injuries, infections and ticks, as well as having a badly broken foot. The vet didn't know if he would make it. Well a few months later and he is healthy and happy in a foster home in San Diego
The vet was able to mend all of his injuries and wound up removing hundreds of ticks from his tiny body. He had extensive surgery on his foot, including the insertion of pins. The pins have been removed and he is now ready for his forever home. He walks, jumps and runs normal.

"Opi" Chihuahua - Male

1 yr old - 5 lbs

Meet Opi (short for Opossum because he has a cute little long snout w/an underbite like a Opossum)!
We rescued him in the last hour at a high kill shelter up north. They were going to put him to sleep because he had a cold! So we scrambled to get a person in the last hour to go to this shelter in the pouring rain in horrible traffic conditions and just made it as they won't hold the dogs even if a rescue is in route! We brought him back to our rescue and nursed him back to health. He spent a week at the vet because of his bad bad doggy cold. This was a couple months ago so now he has put on weight, and it totally healthy and super playful. LOVES other dogs Must go to a home with another dog because he loves to play see video youtube.

His adoption fee through our rescue covers him being fully vaccinated, micro-chipped and neutered. To learn more about adopting this sweet little boy, please go to our site at There is also an online application on the home page