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.



Joey is a wonderful young dog rescued from a high kill shelter just in the nick of time. He gets along well with other dogs and is generally well behaved. Joey can be shy meeting new people and can be a little barky initially. He does warm up to new people quickly if given the chance. Joey bonds more easily with women than men, and is fine with kids. Joey is healthy, intelligent and eager to please. He loves to play, but isn't hyper. Joey is a great cuddler, but isn't clingy. He would do best in a home where someone works from home or is retired. Joey doesn't have any destructive habits like digging or chewing. He's pee pad trained, walks nicely on a leash and rides well in the car. Joey is only 1 1/2 yrs old, weighs about 21 lbs and is neutered, fully vaccinated and chipped. Joey would make a great family dog if you'd be willing to give him the time and patience to feel secure. If you'd like to meet Joey, please complete our adoption application found on We're only adopting out to the Southern California area. Adoption donation $275

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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