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.

Alvin is adorable!

Cute underbite!

Alvin is an adorable senior Chihuahua/ MinPin mix we rescued from the high kill shelter in Carson. We are estimating him to be around 9 years old, but don’t tell him that. He is full of life and has great energy, speeding up stairs with no problem, and really enjoying himself on walks outdoors with his people. Alvin is not rambunctious; he just really loves life and exploring the world around him. He's small enough to be good in an apartment or a small home, and would be great for someone who works from home or for a senior. He walks great on a leash, and seems well socialized, as he’s had very successful meet and greets with all the dogs he’s been exposed to so far, both large and small. Alvin doesn’t have any destructive habits or behaviors, and is not an excessive barker. Most importantly, this little guy is a people dog. He is so comfortable around all people - men, women and children alike. He loves his foster family’s five year old daughter and follows her around all day, so he’d make a great addition to a home with children. As an added bonus, he’s even adjusting well to his foster family’s cat. He’s had his health check with our vet, got a clean bill of health, and even had his teeth cleaned too. He’s housetrained, neutered, fully vaccinated and microchipped. Alvin is such a little love bug and will shower you with affection and gratitude if given the chance. Alvin has the most adorable underbite, and a really sweet personality. If you'd like to meet Alvin, 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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