The Dexter Foundation: Serving Los Angeles County and Southern California
We are dedicated to rescuing dogs in the Southern California Area and placing them in a loving, forever home.

Marvelous Miss Maisel!

Sweet & perfect

Maisel is a sweet, well socialized little girl left to die in a high kill shelter. She was a shelter volunteer favorite, and they kept her off the euthanasia list for as long as they could. Maisel is a little shy when meeting new people, and was quite frightened in the loud, scary shelter. This isn't the best way to attract an adopter. Finally, the volunteers couldn't postpone the inevitable, and this happy loving girl was given 48 hrs to live. When one of our volunteers heard her story, we jumped into action and saved her just in the nick of time! Maisel is practically perfect in every way! She is extremely friendly, loving and devoted. She loves to cuddle, isn't barky or yippy, and loves to play with her foster siblings. Maisel walks very politely on a leash, is house trained and sits quietly on car rides. Maisel put on a few pounds while sitting in a cage at the shelter, but her new family keeps her active and she's already lost 4 lbs! We had Maisel thoroughly examined by our vet, including full bloodwork and a dental. Maisel did great! She is a healthy 8 yr old girl with a lot of love to give and a lot of years left. She is extremely smart, well behaved and quiet unless someone is at the door. Maisel would be perfect for a senior, anyone in an apartment or a family with older children. She's spayed, fully vaccinated including rabies, and microchipped. If you'd like to meet the marvelous Miss Maisel, please complete our adoption application found on We're only adopting out to the Southern California area. Adoption donation $200

Foster Homes Needed

So many dogs are finding their way into shelters. Sadly, due to overcrowding, many never make it out. We can only save as many dogs as we have available foster homes. Can you save a dog's life by giving it a warm, loving home for a few days or weeks? We pay all of the dog's expenses. Your kindness will be repaid with lots of love and affection! As a foster parent, you will NOT be required to bring the dog to weekly adoption events. We want fostering to be easy and rewarding! Every new foster home is a dog's life saved!

The Adoption Process

First and foremost, complete the application here.
We then schedule a quick and easy home check. We are only adopting out to the Southern California area. We save new dogs each week, so we often have dogs that we have yet to post online.

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