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.

Maizee is a sweet senior

Happy Lab girl!

Maizee is a super sweet senior girl looking for a nice home to spend her golden years. She got lost from her family and patiently waited for someone to save her. No one ever came. Maizee was on her last day at a high kill shelter when we heard her story and knew we had to save her! Imagine spending your whole life with your family, and then being left to die alone in a cold shelter. When our volunteer rescued her, Maizee was so happy and grateful! Maizee loves to cuddle and is friendly to everyone she meets. She rides well in the car and is very quiet and well behaved. Maizee has some arthritis, and our vet has started her on arthritis medication and supplements. Maizee needs a home without a lot of stairs, a soft bed and someone to love. Even older ladies deserved to be loved! Maizee is about 8 yrs old, and weighs 70 lbs. If you would like to meet Maizee, please complete our adoption application found on We're only adopting out to the Southern California area. Please share!

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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