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.


Papillon Mix!

Hailey is an adorable Papillon-Chihuahua mix rescued from the East Valley Animal Shelter. She waited and waited for her family, but they never came for her. A kind-hearted volunteer took action and now Hailey is safe and patiently waiting for her new forever family! She is about 6 years old and only weighs 7 pounds, so she’s perfectly sized for an apartment or condo. She walks nicely on the leash with no tugging or pulling, and does well with both children and adults alike. Hailey is housebroken and has been trained to use a pee pad, if needed, for longer stretches of time alone at home. She is the ultimate lap dog, so if you are looking for a dog who loves to cuddle, she is the one for you! Hailey’s got a great foster mom who’s been taking her to obedience classes. She’s a super smart little girl who has learned her basic commands and is now working on more challenging ones. Her dream home would be one where someone is home for at least part of the day. She’d be perfect for a retired family, or for families with varied schedules, so she won’t have to be alone all day. She’s been adjusting well to her foster family’s 3 cats, so a home with cats might be a good possibility, but she’d prefer a home without other dogs. She is spayed, dewormed, micro-chipped and fully vaccinated. If you'd like to meet Hailey, 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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