Rebel Blog — adoptable dogs



Name: Zena

Breed: Pure-bred German Shepherd from a reputable breeder

Gender: Female, spayed

Age: 8 months/ birthday August 23, 2016

Zena's Story: Zena's story is a sad one. This gorgeous girl was carefully selected from a breeder as a puppy and brought home. At four months old she was dropped off for board and train at Cool Dog Training in Temecula where she has been excelling at her house training and everyday cues. Her owner tragically passed away from a completely unexpected heart-attack while she was in broad and train leaving her without a forever human. She is currently safe and sound at Cool Dog Training, but now that she is trained and ready, she needs a forever home.

Health and Temperament: Zena is healthy and up to date on all shots and vaccinations. She is house trained and knows ten basic cues very well. She is extremely affectionate with a big heart and soul, and even bigger beautiful brown eyes. Her breeder and owner were both men so she does well with and loves men. According to her trainer, she has a keen protective instinct as she was bred for personal protection, so she does bark at strangers. 

Sound like a perfect fit? Contact Lynne at

Zena is currently continuing her training at Cool Dog Training facility in Temecula, California and is available for immediate adoption. There will be an adoption fee to ensure a good home. If adopted in Southern California her awesome trainer will work with her new family to ensure a successful transition. Also available for a out of town/ state adoption but must come to meet her first.

Help Save The Unicorns

Help Save The Unicorns

We're kicking off this year by giving back!

Help save the magical unicorns. But, "what is a magical unicorn?" you ask. Magical unicorns are amazing dogs who, for one reason or another, have simple been overlooked at crowded shelters. City shelters depend on rescues like A Purposeful Rescue in Los Angeles, California to help these magical unicorns find their forever homes, but APR needs volunteers and donations to make this happen.

We've teamed up with some amazing rescue friends and wonderfully huge hearted companies to help raise money and resources for the magical unicorns at A Purposeful Rescue. We would love your support too! Any donation made automatically enters you in a raffle to win a super mega prize pack loaded with prizes from Crazy Rebels (hello cozy hoodie!!), Allku Pets, Hadley Clay Studio, Lasso Dogs, My Le Dogue, The Max Bone and The TrackR.

Here's how you can help magical unicorns AND win a prize package for your dog:

1. Make a single donation* to A Purposeful Rescue right on their website. Then comment below: "I donated to the APR fundraiser."


2. Purchase any item(s) from A Purposeful Rescue's Amazon Wish List** right here and comment below: "I purchased something from the Wish List for the APR fundraiser."

Our goal is to raise $2000 and donate every item on A Purposeful Rescue's Wish List by Feb 9. Please consider making a donation or sending a gift to a magical unicorn today!

GET YOUR DOG CARTOONED FOR THE CAUSE TOO! From now until January 15, 2017 we'll be donating a portion of proceeds from all cartoon JPGs and canvases to APR. Order yours here today!!

*APR is a 501C3 NON-PROFIT and all donations made directly to APR are tax deductible (tax ID # 46-3646857).

**Please send any item(s) purchased from Amazon to the address at the top of the Wish List:

A Purposeful Rescue
1122 Carmona Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90019-2565
United States



 Name: Logan

Logan's Story:  Handsome Logan is the unfortunate victim of divorce. He was raised since puppyhood by a couple, who after getting divorced could no longer care for him. He was left with an elderly couple who cared for him, but not much else. He was essentially an outdoor dog being overfed, with no real exercise, interaction or fun. Lucky for him, Cool Dog Training offered to take him in and help re-home him. He is currently in foster care with the awesome trainer at Cool Dog Training, who has brushed up his obedience skills and made sure to shower him with love and exercise to get him back down to his target weight.

Breed: Doberman Pinscher

Health and Stats: Logan is a 5 year old pure bred Doberman Pinscher male. He just celebrated his birthday on October 11 (DOB 10/11/11). He is neutered, up to date on shots, and other than being a little overweight he is in great health. He currently weighs about 103 pounds but should be more in the 90 to 95 pound range.

Temperament: Logan is a straight love bug! This boy loves his people and loves to be loved! He has the sweetest temperament and is content to just chill. He does well with other dogs and people of all kinds. He loves kids and would make an excellent family dog! This dog is pure love.

Training & Daily Life: He is house trained and knows his cues, including: sit, down, wait/stay, place, come, and off. He is crate trained. He gets a B+ for leash walking. He would rather be with his human, so he stays in pretty close proximity. He does well in the car and house and would easily incorporate into a new home as he is very easy going. Unlike many rescue dogs who require a lot of work, Logan is ready to go. He really is a great dog!

Logan is available for adoption through Cool Dog Training in Southern California. There is a possibility for long distance adoption but the family or individual will need to come meet him with any of their pets. If you are interested in adopting Logan or have nay questions, please email Lynne directly at



This handsome guy has a special rescue story. An amazing human named Christine saw his picture up for adoption at the Downey Animal Care Center and was immediately on her way to save the day. You might recognize her as @chilberg on Instagram, mom to an awesome rescue pup named Puka. What you might also notice is that Puka and their new foster, Sir Clefton both have the cutest cleft lip and if you didn't know their story, you might think they were brother and sister. 

So after fostering him for several weeks, it's time to find him a forever home of his own. Here's what his foster mom has to say about him:

Have you met Sir Clefton? He is currently available for adoption in Los Angeles! Clefton is a great dog in search of his forever family. He is very well-mannered, easy going, and super friendly. If you would like more information about Clefton, please contact his foster mom, Christine:

More fun fact about Sir Clefton, Duke of Downey:

- Pulled from the kill shelter on June 21, 2016

- Mixed breed 

- 5 years old

- 55 lbs

- Neutered

- Microchipped

- Born with a cleft lip, doesn’t cause any health problems

- Very quiet, rarely barks

- Walks great on-leash

- Dog friendly

- People friendly, kid friendly

- Perfect hiking and running companion

- Well-mannered, easy going

- Even tempered

- Kennel trained

- Quiet and calm in the car

- Not afraid of loud noises (i.e. vacuum, fireworks, skateboards)

- Loves belly rubs and cuddling on the couch

- Good in the bath and with groomer (he loves getting his teeth brushed!)

So as you can see, he's pretty much the perfect dog! If you are interested in adopting Clefton please email Christine at

To see more of this rad dude, visit his foster Instagram at @chilberg and check out some of Clefton’s hashtags: #SirClefton #DukeOfDowney #AdoptClef

Foster Dog Diaries: Scarlett's Story, Week 4

We've had this sweet girl for a full month now and she has made such incredible progress in just four short weeks. Her wounds have completely healed and her coat has even started to grow back. She has been steadily putting on weight and is finally ready for her spay.

She continues to impress us with how wonderful of a dog she is. Her temperament is laid back and easy going, and she loves people and dogs alike. She walks perfectly on a loose leash and is very well behaved in public. At restaurants she'll lay by your feet while you eat and she has never barked at another dog or person since we've had her. In fact, she rarely barks at all. She does however snort like a Frenchie by day and snores in her sleep like a little old man by night.

After her recovery from her spay she'll be ready for her forever home. And with a line-up of pending adopters waiting to take her home, it's pretty safe to say this little missy has a lifetime of love ahead of her! She thanks you for your love and support!

To read Scarlett's story week one, click here.