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.

Hazel is very loving!

Loves to hug!

Hazel is the sweetest dog you'll ever meet. She is very loving, cuddly and devoted. We rescued this beautiful girl from a high kill shelter when she only had hours left to live. Hazel had a raw lump on her nose which made potential adopters and other rescues overlook her. We knew a bump on your nose isn't a good reason to die! When we rescued her we immediately took her to our vet, who removed the entire mass. It was entirely benign(NOT cancer). Turns out it was just a lump of scar tissue! The vet said it will heal up very nicely and won't be noticeable. This very healthy, happy girl deserves a great home! Hazel loves to give hugs and sit by your side. She is very well behaved, house trained and friendly to all the small dogs in her foster home. Hazel gets scared of big barking dogs and would prefer a quiet home. Hazel has the softest fur and the most adorable fluffy tail. She is very smart, gentle and friendly to everyone she meets. Hazel weighs only 60 lbs, is spayed, fully vaccinated and microchipped. She walks nicely on a leash, and rides well in the car. If you'd like to meet this lovebug, 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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