Available Dogs

Dogs Waiting For Adoption

 . Myrna .
 . Myrna .  . Myrna .  . Myrna .
  • Rottweiler
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Myrna is a 3.5 to 4 yo purebred German style Rottie, 95-100 pounds. She was from the Ventura County Animal Shelter 2 years ago. She was found alongside a highway with a large male Pitt Bull. She is spayed, up to date on shots, microchipped and no history of health problems. Myrna walks nicely on a leash, knows her basic commands and also shakes. She's a big love bug, rolls over for tummy rubs whenever she can. She is sweet, affectionate, smart, obedient and submissive to people and other dogs. She plays fetch and releases a toy easily. She doesn't guard food or toys, prior owner could remove her bowl in the middle of a meal, no growling. Until recently, the household mini poodle stole her first couple of kibbles at every meal, she didn't mind. She is easy at the vet, no need for a muzzle, no growling. She does have a physical style of play. At the dog park because she likes to chase other dogs and tackle them just for fun. She wasn't being aggressive at all, even the trainer at the park recognized she just meant to play. She really doesn't play more rough than some other dogs, but she's so much bigger that, well, she just ends up being more rough. She doesn't understand she's too big to play like that. Also, don't try to correct her with a spray bottle. She thinks water spray is the best toy ever. She jumps at the stream of water and chomps at it. Doesn't try to chomp the bottle or the person, but ... it's a lot of big shiny excited playful airborne teeth heading your way. At home with her pack (a smaller Rottie, mini poodle and schnorkie, all neutered boys) she is not as excited as at the dog park. She and the Rottie boy play well together, chasing each other, mouthing gently. No tackling. Usually the male mouths her face, and she lays down, rolls over and paws him in response. In the past month, she has become increasingly aggressive toward the small dogs. Unsure of reason and now have had to keep her separated from them at all times, she has become so dangerous. Given a chance, she will lunge for them. Two months ago she was fabulous. She participated in a fundraiser walk for a local rescue, she won the costume contest. There were lots of small dogs present, no problem. She can not live with small animals anymore. She would be fine as an only dog, or with a big boy. I don't have kids, can't say how she' d be living with them. She is excitable, so maybe noisy young kids wouldn't be good for her. Please contact us if you are interested in adopting, or even fostering, one of our dogs. We are a federal non-profit rescue. We do require a completed application and a home visit prior to adopting. Please go to our website at www.theheartofrescue.org to complete an application or call 541-782-THOR (8467).
Adult, Female, Large
 . Max .
 . Max .  . Max .  . Max .
  • Rottweiler
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Max is a 3 year old fella. He is a sweet boy that may take a few days to settle in and warm up. Once he is comfortable he will be by your side regularly. He is doing well with other dogs but a little hesitant with more active dogs that don't respect his space. We are still learning about him and have not introduced him to kids or cats. Max is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Please contact us if you are interested in adopting, or even fostering, one of our dogs. We are a federal non-profit rescue. We do require a completed application and a home visit prior to adopting. Please go to our website at www.theheartofrescue.org to complete an application or call 541-782-THOR (8467).
Young, Male, Not known
 . Rocko .
 . Rocko .  . Rocko .  . Rocko .  . Rocko .  . Rocko .  . Rocko .
  • Parson Russell Terrier, Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Rocko has had a rough go of it in his short little life. He came into shelter with duct tape on his neck and snout so his trust in humans is a little challenged. We gladly gave him another chance to gain that trust back. He will need time and patience while he settles in. He is very sensitive with things near and around his neck and snout. We recommend he be in a home without kids because his initial defense is to bite. Once he warms up to you he is all smiles and wags though. Rocko is neutered, microchipped and fully vaccinated. Please contact us if you are interested in adopting, or even fostering, one of our dogs. We are a federal non-profit rescue. We do require a completed application and a home visit prior to adopting. Please go to our website at www.theheartofrescue.org to complete an application or call 541-782-THOR (8467).
Adult, Male, Small