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    Rebel Blog — adoptable dogs

    Foster Dog Diaries: Scarlett’s Story

    When we saw this girl’s picture in our inbox we knew without a doubt we couldn’t say no. We are part of a foster program that helps rehabilitate dogs that come into the shelter but need an extra bit of love and care before they find their forever family. We want to introduce the newest rebel resident:

     This sweet face is Scarlett. She came in nameless but we thought Scarlett perfectly suited her gorgeous red fawn coat and of course her numerous scars.


    While the story behind each rescue dog is always a little uncertain, one look at this skinny girl lets you know she has not been properly cared for in quite a while. She was actually an owner turn in, anonymously abandoned in the night drop along with two other dogs. The two other dogs in her home had attacked her and so the owner who had apparently had enough, decided simply to get rid of them all. We think it turned out for the better anyway because aside from the terrible neglect it is rather evident that this beautiful girl had also not been properly nourished in quite some time either.

     From the moment we picked her up, that little nub hasn’t stopped wagging.

     Breed: Boxer

    Health and Stats: Scarlett is estimated to be about 3 years old. She only weighs about 41 pounds but we are working on that. Beyond her wounds and scars, she is otherwise healthy. She is up to date on all of her shots and will be spayed as soon as she is at a good weight.

    Temperament: This girl appears to be the perfect dog, we cannot even imagine why someone would give her up… but that’s completely their loss. She is sweet and socialized with both people and dogs. Although she has been attacked by several dogs, she shows no aggression or fear and gets along well with dogs both large and small. She is very quiet so far, not a barker by any means. She loves to be loved! She will sit with her head in your lap for as long as you let her and will insist on being pet.

    Training & Daily Life: She knows basic commands like ‘sit’ and ‘wait’ and walks very well on a leash. She is house and crate trained and rides well in the car too.

    Scarlett will be available for adoption within Southern California through Animal Friends of the Valleys. While she’s not currently up for adoption until she is a little healthier and spayed, you can fill out an application to reserve her if you are interested. Please feel free to shoot us an email at with any interest or questions you might have about this special girl.


    Dixie's Forever Home

    Dixie was by far our fastest foster to find a home yet. We only got to enjoy her for six short days before she was adopted by an awesome family. They first spotted her at an adoption event on Saturday and followed up the following Monday with an official meet and greet.

    They instantly fell in love with Dixie's sweet disposition and laid back attitude. She doesn't bark, she just observes. The perfect word to describe this sweet dog is content, she is the epitome of quiet contentment. While she was with us, for the most part she was quite happy to nap all day on her bed. 

    Lucky for her, her lovable demeanor is easy to spot and Erica and Dylan knew from the moment they met her, that Dixie would fit just perfectly with their family.

    Good bye Dixie, have the happiest life!

    Dixie Diaries

    Name: Dixie

    Age: Estimated 3 years

    Breed: The shelter has deemed her a Rottweiler and yellow Labrador mix. She has a beautiful short tan coat, with light blonde Rottweiler/ Doberman markings on her face and chest.

    Gender: Female, spayed

    Health: She is healthy, happy, and just gorgeous!

    Dixie's Story: Dixie was adopted as a puppy with one of her litter mates, where she lived for the first couple of years of her life. The story goes that her and her sister jumped up too much, so their family relinquished both of them to the shelter. Not long after she was adopted again, this time without her sister but a few months later she was spotted up for sale on Craigslist. Animal Friends has a strict no sale policy for their adopted dogs, so her adopter brought her back to Animal Friends where she went straight into foster care. And now, we get to enjoy this lovely little lady until we find her a forever home.

    Temperament: Dixie is a sweetheart through and through. She loves people and is good with older kids, as she does jump so little kids are not recommended. She is house trained and sleeps through the night on her bed. One thing is for sure, she is a cuddle bug and very loving. 

    Location: Southern California. Adopter must live in Canyon Lake, Lake Elsinore, Murrieta, Temecula, Wildomar, or Menifee for a yard check.

    If you are interested in adopting sweet Dixie, please email us at to set up a meet and greet.


    G Dog Diaries

    G has been with us for a little over a week now and we just love this sweet boy. We have learned that not only is he a great hiker but he also loves the water and will even jump in for a swim. He is great on a leash and continually looks back to check-in. He is full of energy and nothing makes him happier than a hard core play session with our two rough and tumble Dobermans followed by a nap in the grass.

    We've taken him out to eat with us and he just laid so politely under the table on the patio while we ate. No attention paid to people walking by and not a peep. In fact, he is generally a very quiet dog. He does very well in public and is incredibly friendly towards everyone. No barking or pulling to get to people, just a wagging tail and that happy smile.

    He is an incredibly intelligent dog and picks up on concepts quickly. We have been diligently working on his manners, and he is already learning to sit for attention rather than jump. He will make a wonderful family dog for a home who's ready for a whole lot of love!

    You can read his story here and here.

    Email for more info, questions, or to meet G.

    Finding a Home for G Dog

    Yesterday we brought home our newest foster boy, G dog. Although we have had him for less than 24 hours we love him already. He is one of those dogs whose sweetness immediately steals a place in your heart. 

    When we went to pick him up from his current foster mom he was curled up on a bench beside her and the sight of the two of them together nearly broke our hearts. She didn't want to let him go, but after rescuing G from the streets and getting him all his shots and caring for him, there was simply no way for her to keep him any longer. It was by chance that we even met his savior, Barbara, in a store an hour and a half from our house. We struck up a conversation and some how got on the topic of dogs, and she told us G's story which we wrote about here.

    G's Story: While driving one day back in January Barbara noticed a boy throwing rocks and yelling at a scared looking dog, she immediately stopped her car and got out to intervene. After assessing the situation she scooped up G and brought him home with her. She searched for his owner, posted signs and Craigslist listings, but no one stepped forward to claim him. She of course did what any dog loving soul would do, she kept him. She had him neutered and got him all his shots and a rabies certificate, and in the meantime she fell in love with this sweetheart of a dog. 

    Fast forward four months later to today, due to personal circumstances she had to give him up. Hearing the story and meeting this wonderful dog we could not let him fall victim to a shelter. Barbara had rescued him from entering the shelter system and we wanted to make sure he stayed the same happy boy he was, undaunted by the confines of an unfamiliar holding cell. So, for now he lives at the rebel house; playing, sleeping, and loving life along with our rebel pack.

    G is a seriously AWESOME dog! He is equal parts mellow and playful. He became instantly attached to us humans and follows us around the house. He sleeps at our feet and is generally just easy going and quiet. And when it's play time, he is nothing but energy. He runs around the backyard and plays beautifully with our two dobermans and little maltese. He knows how to read other dogs and plays very well. He loves people and has lived with children, which he also loves and is very gentle with.  

    Name: Gallute, but we call him G

    Age: Estimated 2 years

    Breed: Staffordshire Terrier mix, he has a beautiful dark brown coat with a white and spotted chest, paws, and muzzle and soulful brown eyes.

    Gender: Male, neutered

    Health: He is in excellent health and is up to date on all his shots and rabies vaccination. He is a medium size dog with a solid build.

    Temperament: G is lucky, because although his start in life is unknown, we do know that he was rescued before he ever found his way into a shelter. He is the sweetest dog, very playful, spunky, and affectionate. He is wonderful with people and children and would make a great family dog. He becomes very attached to his people and would do best with a family or individual who can show him a lot of love and affection. 

    Location: Southern California

    If you are interested in adopting this sweet boy or would like more information, please email us at