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.

Rocket loves to cuddle!

Shih Tzu/ Chin

Rocket is a precious 8 yr old boy who was left at the shelter by his uncaring owners. Rocket had a couple of lumps and bumps that naturally occur as one gets older. The owner thought he might be sick, so rather than taking him to the vet, they dumped Rocket at a high kill shelter. We had Rocket examined by our private vet, the bumps biopsied, and it turns out they were just normal, ordinary, benign cysts. The vet said Rocket is perfectly healthy and doesn't need any further treatment! Hooray! Now we want to find this loving, well behaved boy the home he deserves. Rocket has the most endearing personality and is very loving. He's house trained, gets along well with other dogs and is friendly to everyone he meets. Rocket is neutered, fully vaccinated and chipped. He doesn't have any destructive habits like barking, digging or chewing. If you'd like to meet Rocket, and live in the Los Angeles area, please complete our adoption application found on dexterfoundation.com Adoption donation $225 Thanks for sharing

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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