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.


MaltiPoo girl!

Winnie is an adorable little MaltiPoo or miniature Parti Poodle looking for a new home. Winnie's family moved away and left her behind. Not knowing what to do, she dutifully waited outside their apartment building hoping they would come back for her. No one ever came. Neighbors left water out when they remembered. Weeks turned into months, and Winnie still waited. When the weather turned extremely cold and rainy, Winnie just shivered under an old chair day and night. Finally, a neighbor contacted us and asked us to help her. We immediately sent a volunteer to save this little girl! Winnie has been seen by our vet and is a healthy 1 yr old girl. She is safely snuggling inside one of our very best foster homes. She plays well with her foster siblings, is very well behaved and loving. She is mostly house trained despite being on the street. We had Winnie fully vaccinated and chipped. Winnie is ready to leave the past behind and find a new family that deserves her! If you'd like to meet Winnie, please complete our adoption application found on We're only adopting out to the Southern California area. Adoption donation $300.

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.

I want to save this dog!
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