Sex:  Male
Breed:  Chihuahua Mix
Age:  8 Years
Dickens is our little Christmas chihuahua! He was pulled from the shelter just before Christmas and spent the entire holiday season with Zach and his family. He is a little bit timid at first but warms up very quickly. We felt he’d be an amazing addition to our CalCity Pawsitive Change program and the time and training in prison would help boost his confidence. Prison time has shown us that Dickens  is an absolute happy go lucky dog underneath that initial timidity.
Dickens is good with other dogs and cats as well.  We think he would just love to spend his days curled up on a couch waiting for his people to get home from work.  He would totally enjoy some long walks on the beach from time to time as well.  As graduation is nearing we’d love to have a forever home for Dickens to go to. If you would like to give this wonderful guy his furever home, apply to adopt him today!
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Sex:  Male
Breed:  Chihuahua
Age:  3 Years

Dasher (aka Baby Kangaroo) was found nearly dead under a dumpster in Tehachapi by one of our wonderful fosters.  She searched for his people and was unable to find them after a few weeks of searching.   While in our care Dasher has gained weight and joined our Pawsitive Change program at Cal City Prison.

This little baby kangaroo is a shy pup and the training in prison is helping him to build his confidence. He loves  and craves attention and becomes very attached to his person. He would do well in a home with other dogs as he loves being around dogs of all sizes.  We don't know how he is around children, but would be best in a home with older children or no children.  As we are nearly CalCity graduation day we’d love to find Dasher his forever family to go home to.

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Sex:  Male
Breed:  Labrador Mastiff Mix
Age:  10 Months
Are you looking for a dog chock full of personality!! Moose is your guy! He spent the holidays with his foster family and was truly the life of the party!
He is an approximately 11-month old, black Lab/American Bull Dog mix. He weighs about 80 pounds with a beautiful, athletic build. Moose is pretty good with his basic commands and walks well on leash. He is crate and kennel trained and will go to his dog bed when guided. He does not have separation anxiety and is good with being left alone. He is friendly with all dogs he meets – both little and big. He can be pushy, but he corrects well when a dog tells him to back off. He is great with cats and our mini-donkeys. Moose appears housebroken and has not had any accidents in his house. He rides well in the car – both really long rides and short trips. He does not have bone or food aggression – with dogs or humans. He takes treats extremely gently. He likes to play ball – still needs to work on bringing the ball back consistently. He is good with getting a bath and generally being “worked” on. He will be great off leash with a bit more obedience work – he is not a bolter. He clearly wants to please humans.
He is good with kids, men, strangers – no guarding or aggressive personality traits whatsoever – he has been tested thoroughly. He has gone on several trips to Lowes, Tractor Supply and Home Depot. He has also gone to weekly softball games where he stays quietly in dugout alone while the team is out on the field. He is not afraid of loud noises like dirt bikes and fireworks.
He came to the rescue from a shelter where he had been picked up as a stray – no known history – he is neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, microchipped and is flea/tick free. He is very healthy – not a picky eater and does not have a sensitive stomach. Moose is young – still VERY puppy. He likes to dig and may occasionally try to chew on the wrong thing – he will need someone that can provide guidance as he learns his new home. He corrects very easily and is extremely submissive with people. He is not an escape artist and tends to only bark on occasion – when there is something legitimate to bark at.
Moose needs another large dog as a buddy in his new home – older, playful, trained, large and social. He will do whatever another dog is doing. He loves to play with dogs and will try to get dogs to play tug of war with bones or anything. He will share any of his toys with another dog. He loves wrestling, playing chase, tug, and just generally interacting. He is also great with 10-pound dogs – respectful and gentle.
Moose needs a family that is used to big Lab-like dogs who has experience with dog training. He will need to continue his obedience work. He needs a family that will provide daily exercise and is patient as he learns appropriate behavior. He will need an arsenal of dog toys and bones to chew on. Moose has such a wonderful personality and a true heart of gold – everyone he meets thinks he is very special!
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Sex:  Male
Breed:  Pit Mix
Age:  12 Years
Casper came from the Orange County Shelter. He's a senior and was an owner surrender because they had "no time". He came to me broken and unsure and heavily medicated because he was labeled as kennel stressed. With patience and lots of love, he has transformed into such a sweet and gentle old man. I've really enjoyed him. Casper was diagnosed with severe pancreatitis and will have to be on a special diet for the rest of his time. Even ONE tiny table scrap sets it off and he won't eat for 24-48 hours, with a VERY upset tummy. He loves human affection. He gives the softest kisses and loves being petted. He follows his foster mom around the house and LOVES going for car rides!  Anywhere and everywhere this old dude is willing to go!. I think a quiet home with a soft, indoor bed to lay his old bones would suit him best just as long as he can go places and enjoy the scenery in a car ride. He deserves someone to love and adore him til his final day.
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Sex: Male
Breed: Beagle cross
Age: 1 year

Oran is a sweet and shy boy who survived horrific conditions in a large hoarding case in Tehachapi, Ca. He and 160 other dog’s were seized from a single family home. The dogs, although well fed,  were living in filth and disease with little socialization. Several of the dog’s were euthanized due to injuries and major health issues. Oran was one of the lucky dogs to be pulled into Rescue.
Oran has started his recovery in foster care. He’s slowly coming out of his shell and his time in the Pawsitive Change program will help boost his confidence so he can find a forever home. He’ll do best in a quiet, calm house with someone who can give him the time to adjust and continue his socialization. He loves cheese, gets along great with other dogs and is both crate and house trained.

Oran has learned a lot at prison and graduated with his Canine Good Citizen certificate. He’s a sweet and shy boy just waiting to find the perfect family of his very own. Apply to bring Oran home to your family.

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Sex: Female
Breed: Chihuahua
Age: 12 years old
Margarita was rescued from Kern County Animal Services as a senior who made it seem as if she only had a few days left on earth and we wanted to give her the best last days ever.  Turns out Margarita was only faking! She got out of the shelter and the very same night let her spunky self shine and turns out wasn't sick at all! She let the world know that she was super unhappy being locked up.  This swinging senior chihuahua is what we like to call a drama queen! Drama queen or not, she is one sweet cuddly chihuahua who is looking for her own castle to be doted upon and spoiled in. Margarita is good with other dogs, but chooses to spend most of her days napping, sunning herself and enjoying hand fed treats.  If you are looking to add in an awesome senior dog to your pack who deserves to be spoiled and loved on, apply for Margarita today!
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Naked Nicky

Welcome Naked Nicky to the Pawsitive Change Program!

Who needs fur when you’re this adorable! Naked Nicky has a condition called alopecia. Some colors of chihuahuas are prone to hair loss and Nicky falls into this category. But don’t let his lack of fur get you down. This little guy is the happiest little lap warmer ever.  He has no idea he’s naked and the condition isn’t complicated to care for. Just think of all the cute sweaters you can buy.

Nicky is kennel trained and house trained. He loves laps and blankets and pretty much anything soft, warm and fuzzy. If you’re looking for a lap baby he’s the perfect dog for the job. He gets along with other dogs but would be just as happy as a solo pup.
Nicky is learning a lot at prison and will graduate with his Canine Good Citizen certificate. He’s a sweet and gentle boy just waiting to find the perfect family of his very own. Apply to bring Nicky home to your family.
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Sex:  Male
Breed:  Chihuahua Mix
Age: 3-5 Years

Hey Mutt Militia we are looking for an awesome furever home for this cool dog!  Charlie looks to be a Chihuahua crossed with a Miniature Pincer. We found him at the City of Upland Shelter. At approximately 6 years old, he finally has proof and gets to brag about how smart he is having graduated from Pawsitive Change and passed his Canine Good Citizen test with flying colors. Charlie has got mad skills in leash walking, hiking, crate training, car rides, couch snuggles, dancing, kisses, jumping, fly hunting, and will happily help clean yummy food off a floor.

We feel Charlie would love an active family who loves rules and routines. No young children but older children over 10 would be fine. He loves to sleep under the sheets or under a blanket and hang out with his people. He does play well with other dogs and doesn’t mind cats. If you have soft blankets and lots of love, Charlie would love to meet you and win you over!

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