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.

Nikki loves to play!

Shih Poo

Nikki is the most delightful little 1 ½ year old Shih Tzu-Poodle mix who was found wandering the streets searching for her lost family. She waited and waited, but her family never came for her, so she’s looking for her new forever home now. Nikki is super sweet and friendly, and would be a great addition to your family if you have room in your hearts for this little 12 pound bundle of love. She great with other dogs, but she’d be fine being the only dog in the family too. She has been micro-chipped, spayed and vaccinated. If you'd like to meet Nikki, please complete our adoption application found on We're only adopting out to the Southern California area. Adoption donation $300.

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.

I want to save this dog!
Take me to the application!