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.

Theo is easy going!

Loving ShihTzu

Theo is an adorable adult Shih Tzu boy looking for a new forever home. We rescued him from a high kill shelter just in the nick of time. We took him to our vet for a thorough exam, full blood work and a dental. Theo has dry eyes, which is common for the breed. He's very good about getting his eye drops once a day. Theo is sweet, friendly and easy going. He is good with other dogs and kids. Theo is very loving, devoted and smart. He isn't barky and doesn't have any destructive habits like digging or chewing. Theo loves to sit by your side and cuddle, or quietly play with his toys while you work on the computer. He rides well in the car, and walks nicely on a leash. Theo is only 8 yrs old and weighs about 15 lbs. He is neutered, fully vaccinated and microchipped. He's a very easy dog to adopt, and even easier to love. If you'd like to meet Theo, please complete our adoption application found on We're only adopting out to the Southern California area. Adoption donation $250.

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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