Adoption Questionnaire & Application

If you are interested in adopting any of our available dalmatians, please download and complete the attached questionnaire and email it to


Dogs Available for Adoption


Status: Available for Adoption


Hello my name is Malibu, but Fosmom calls me Boo.
I am so excited to let you know that I am a Dalmatian/Borzoi mix, 8 month-old puppy! All that really means is that I am really cute and I have a lot of puppy energy, so I am looking for a family that will give me exercise and love. I have learned to sit and shake, and walk well on my leash.  I am doing fairly well at crate training. When my foster family leaves or goes to bed I will stay quiet in my kennel without accidents for about 3 hours. After that I will start to bark to alert them that it is time to go outside. 
My favorite activity is to play with my fur foster siblings, so I hope my new family has a friend I can play with.
If you believe I could be a great addition to your family, please complete this form:

Misti Blue

Status: Available for Adoption

Hi everyone, my name is Misti Blue and  I’m currently being fostered in Gardena, CA.  The people caring for me tell me I’m about 3 years old.  I’ve been asked to tell you about myself. So here goes:  First I love people. I have the most amazing blue eyes, people always comment on them… thing is I don’t hear the compliments because I’m deaf, but it’s okay because I see and feel the love especially when I lean against you so you can cuddle me. I was found on the streets and taken to a shelter. It was there that I was given a toy and discovered how much I love playing.  Now I’m looking for my furever home – a place full of love and without small children. Would you like to find out more about me? If YES, please contact Save the Dals for more information.


Status: Available for Adoption

Hey dudes and dudettes! I’m Manchas – means “spots” in Spanish – see what they did there when they named me?!. So, I don’t want you to worry about me because I’m okay, but I was hit by a car and my foot was badly injured, but not broken. PHEW. I’m thought to be about 3 years old and I’m being fostered in Mexico. Although I’m playing well with cats and dogs here, I’d like to find a permanent home where I can become part of the family and hang out with you all. I can woof in Spanish, English, and Spanglish if that’s easier.. 😉

Diamond & Bella

Status: Available for Adoption

Diamond (1.5 years old) and Bella (3 years old) are English Bulldogs in SoCal.  They are a bonded pair that came to us after their owner could no longer care for them.  They had a lot of medical needs, and are now on the road to recovery.  Those medical issues did include Diamond’s ears being permanently deformed due to earmites and infection, and Bella having a jaw issue.  Regardless of all they have been through, the vet staff says they are very loving with both people and each other.


Status: Available for Adoption

Hi! I’m Roxy, an 8 y-o Dal in Las Vegas.  I was used for back yard breeding, but one of our fantastic volunteers in Las Vegas went and picked me up for the nice folks at Save the Dals, and is caring for me.  I received long overdue vet care, and I’m ready for adoption, though I do have a bit of limitation in my mobility. I get along well with other dogs, and love people. I am loving and sweet, and just want to be a part of the family.



Status: Available for Adoption

Hey folks, I’m Marchall a 2 year old boy. I’m a smaller Dal at around 40lbs. I quite like being a bit different and I’m told that some of the best gifts come in small packages… I’m currently living in Arizona where I’m receiving training. My new friends here will tell you that I take a bit to warm up to people, but once you are in my inner circle, I’m your for life.  I do need an experienced dog person, though, as I was raised outside, only, with little socialization.  Now, though, I’m digging being in the house.  I was raised with a small dog, and I’m enjoying becoming socialized with big dogs, too. If you’d like a small gift with a big heart, please let Save the Dals know that you’d like to meet me. Have a lovely day.


Status: Available for Adoption

I’m Oliver, I’m 8 years old and now living in Northern Virginia.  I’m very well-behaved, but miss my loving family that had to give me up.  I enjoy spending time with adults and teenagers; I also get along with some dogs, as long as I’m not on a leash. I used to live with cats, too.  So if you’d like to let this older, distinguished guy, spend his retirement years with you, let Save the Dals know.


Status: Available for Adoption

Hi I’m Rambo. I live in NY and I’m 10 years old and weigh 65ibs. My owner can’t keep me any longer and I urgently need a temporary foster or adopter. No rescues in NY can take me in and the shelters say they’ll take me but they’ll euthanize me. Please help me. I just need to be safe while the folks and Save the Dals figure it all out. 

Adoptions Pending


Status: Adoption Pending

Hi everyone!  I’m Penny and I’m 6 years old. I’m a petite Dal-Whippet mix.  My family moved overseas and couldn’t take me with them.  So, what can I tell you about myself?  I’m great on a leash, and I love to go for car rides.  I’m also very athletic, and enjoy playing.  I get along with other dogs well, but just need a nice introduction, first, and nothing pushy.  I’m not sure about cats as I’ve never hung out with them before, but I’m pretty chill, so I might like them.  I like children of all ages.  If you’d like to get to know me better, you can reach out to the folks at Save the Dals.  I’ve made my way to California and I’m now exploring the area, and have moved up to the Central San Joaquin Valley to meet some new people up here.

Adopted Dogs


Status: ✔ Adopted

This approx. 6 y-o Dalmatian is located in Illinois, but we are working to get him moved.  He is loving and sweet, and gets along well with children, but Heisenberg is a bit protective but he is good with other dogs after proper introductions.  If you are interested in this wonderful pup, please submit a foster/adoption questionnaire.


Status: ✔ Adopted

HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I’m Nami. I’m an 11 month-old Dalmatian-Heeler mix living in San Diego! I’m still a young pup; full of energy and I love to play.  I get along with other dogs, especially if they like to play, but I am too rough with cats, or small children.  I need a loving home that can keep up with me and love me, and someone who wants to work with me on my training. Let’s meet soon!


Status: ✔ Adopted

Hi, my name is Baelle and I’m about 8 months old. My friends at Save the Dals just pulled me from the shelter and got me spayed. It’s been a long few days, but I’m now in San Diego and safe . In my short life I’ve been severely neglected. I’m deaf and people have not been kind to me. Considering my rocky start in life I am very sweet natured, good with other dogs of all sizes but I do see myself as the alpha. I would love to find my forever home with nice, kind people who understand my disability. Being deaf doesn’t prevent me from playing, receiving belly rubs and generally enjoying life. If you’d like to meet me or find out more about me, please contact Save the Dals.


Status: ✔ Adopted

I am Oreo, and my age is between 2 and 3. Another wonderful rescue got me out of an abusive situation, and over to my peeps at Save the Dals. I get along with pretty much everyone, big and small. I came in terribly underweight, but I am gaining it back, now. Too, I do have some leg issues due to the abuse, which cause me to walk with a different gait. However, it doesn’t slow me down a bit!


Status: ✔ Adopted

Jake is a 1 y-o very calm and refined boy who came to us from Texas, and is now spending time with lots of other dogs in San Diego.  Jake is a Dal-Lab mix who walks beautiful on the leash and is crate trained.  He gets along well with other dogs, but hasn’t spent any time with cats or kids.


Status: ✔ Adopted

They call me Joyous Joy because I’m a playful, sweet, and happy Lhasa Opso-mix currently in San Diego. I’m around 1 year old but I may be a bit older, or maybe even a bit younger but if you adopt me, you can decide my age and choose my birthday!  I’m cool with that. I know I get along with other dogs. Not sure about cats and children. I do need some training but I’m a fast learner. You can contact me via the lovely folks at Save the Dals.


Status: ✔ Adopted

Apollo is a gorgeous, 4 year-old boy who just arrived in San Diego. He is good with children and other dogs, but is unknown with cats.

Gabby and Ruffy

Status: ✔ Adopted

Gabby and Ruffy are a bonded pair of seniors whose owner couldn’t care for them, anymore, so they were left at the shelter. We pulled them to get them much needed medical care, and some comfort and love in their later years.  We would make them permanent fosters so that we continue to help with their medical needs at this late stage in their lives.  If you would like to take in this wonderful pair of seniors, please submit a foster/adoption questionnaire


Status: ✔ Adopted

Hi everyone! I’m India. I’m an Anatolian Shepherd-mix and weigh just 60ibs (that’s the mix in me). I would describe myself as a bit shy but sweet natured. Some people tell me I’m gorgeous and a good girl, which I like to hear because I have some trust issues and I need to know I am safe and loved. I left the shelter recently as I wasn’t happy there; I felt very nervous. Now I’m out, I’m gaining back all my confidence and I just need a forever home where I can be part of a family.  If you’d like to meet me or find out more about me, please contact the lovely people at Save the Dals. They’ll be able to tell you if I like cats, dogs, children and other fun facts that they’re currently discovering about me.

**Can be transported to other places here in California**


Status: ✔ Adopted

URGENT PLEA FROM POLAR: Hi, this is Polar again.  I’m desperate now.  I now urgently need a FOSTER to look after me as I have to leave my current boarding place, right away.  I’m 2 years old, neutered and up to date with all my vaccinations.  I’m house-trained, well behaved, polite, and get along with some other dogs.  I don’t understand why I can’t find a home.  Can you foster me?  If so, please contact the kind people at  Save the Dals.

Hi, I’m Polar (like the bear…): I’m 2 years old, neutered and up to date with all my vaccinations. I’m house-trained, well behaved, had professional training, polite, and my foster family say I’m incredibly intelligent. That means I’m smart, polite, and cute! So I don’t understand why I was just dumped at a shelter and left there. However, I need to move on now and find a loving furever home.  I know I’m good with most other dogs, but I’m not sure about cats and children because I don’t think I’ve met any, so I’d have to be tested for that. If you’d like to find out more about me and consider giving me a permanent home, then contact the kind people at Save the Dals.

**Can be transported to other places here in California**


Status: ✔ Adopted

Hi, I’m Casper. I’m 2 to 3 y-o. Neutered, current on all my vaccinations. 

In my current home (a sanctuary) I was a bit timid and scared at first, but I’ve gained a lot of confidence and have made lots of friends. It’s amazing how hooman love and kindness can make a BIG difference to my trust. My foster mom says ‘He is a beautiful, calm, boy, and acts like he’s been in a home before and lived inside.  He is house-trained, and used the dog door from day one.” I’d love to meet anyone who would like to take care of me and welcome me in to their family.  


Status: ✔ Adopted

Hi there! My name is Bruce! Short for Bruce Banner aka The Hulk.

I am estimated to be 16 months old I am currently looking for my forever home! My foster dad found me at his farm as a stray, tangled in netting with BB injuries on my head and shoulders, and one embedded in my chest. He brought me home so I could be somewhere safe since the local shelter would only give me a short amount of time to find my owners.

I am neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and had the BB removed from my chest.

I would love to be a part of a family where I can snuggle with my humans, take over the couch, and truly embrace being a spoiled boy.  I am great with kids, showing zero aggression, wanting nothing more than to please them, and to be by their side.  My foster mom thinks I am super smart and says I am highly trainable. I learned sit in less than a day! Currently, I am working on stay, lay down, and touch. For walks, I wear a Martingale collar to help teach me not to pull and to walk calmly.

Some of my favorite things are my blankets and big dog bed. So much that I will carry them in my mouth wherever I go, so I always have a soft place to lay. I also get very excited to wear my jammies on cooler nights. I also like to wear my jammies when I’m scared, especially during the fireworks. I guess you could say, I’m kind of a big baby. I’m still learning about toys, but I do know one thing, the soft ones are so much fun to destroy!

I hope this helps you get to know me a little bit, and I’m looking forward to meeting my furever family!

Love, Bruce


Status: ✔ Adopted

Maxwell is an almost 2 y-o male Dalmatian currently located in San Diego, but can be transported. Maxwell came to us from a neglect situation, where he had lived outside his entire life, much of it in a small cage.  Despite this, Maxwell is sweet and loving and just wants to be around people.  He gets along well with other dogs (large and small).  He has not been tested with cats or children, yet.  He is in leash and potty training.


Status: ✔ Adopted

Albert is 9-10 years old and weighs 14 lbs. He is blind but we think he does see shadows a bit. However, being blind does not stop this little guy. He even manages to go up and down stairs once he learns his way around. Albert is housebroken and has learned to use a doggy door. He is a very smart dog! He gets along great with other dogs. Albert is such a sweet boy. If you have room in your heart for a special needs dog, please come and meet Albert.  Albert is friendly, affectionate, gentle, loves kisses, quiet, brave, smart, has a long coat, is house-trained, and is up to date on vaccinations, is neutered, and is special needs.  Albert also gets along with other dogs


Status: ✔ Adopted

Dice is a happy and wonderful Dal boy in Illinois whose family lost their home.  He is approx. 4 y-o, and is happy, gets along with other dogs (big and small), and children.    We are working with Dal Rescue of Colorado on his transport and foster, so if you can assist, please submit a foster/adoption questionnaire.


Status: ✔ Adopted

Pong is a gorgeous boy in Utah, and we worked with Dal Rescue of Colorado on gaining his release from the shelter, and his vetting.  He is now being treated for a UTI, and is ready to be adopted.  If you can foster or adopt, please submit a foster/adoption questionnaire, and we can figure out transport.


Status: ✔ Adopted

Woody is a Dachshund & Chihuahua Mix, he is 3 years old and weighs 10 pounds. He is a quiet little guy and can be a little bit shy when he first meets new people. Once he gets to know someone his true happy personality comes through and he really does love people. Woody would probably do best in an adult only home or a home with older children as young children might be a bit overwhelming for him. He was abandoned out in the country, and he is looking for a new home with a new family that will love him forever.  Woody is friendly, gentle, quiet, affectionate, has a short coat, is up to date on his vaccinations, is neutered, and gets along with other dogs.

Emily Rose

Status: ✔ Adopted

Hi! I’m Emily Rose! I’m a wonderful little 20 month-old girl.  I was dumped for chasing cats and chickens. I swear it’s not my fault! I can’t help myself, they’re just so darn cute and fun to chase!  I do have some separation anxiety, so I cry at night, though I am getting a little better now that I’m seeing a routine and consistency.  I was with the same family since I was a little pup.  I keep to myself mostly but I respects other dogs. I am house trained, and I do well in a car.  I’m also well-mannered in public.

Heartworm negative, current on vaccinations, spayed, and microchipped.

Fozzi & PK

Status: ✔ Adopted

Hi I’m PK. I’m the extremely handsome 9 year old Dalmatian in the picture. The good-looking dude next to me is my “brother from another mother” and my best friend, Fozzi. He’s a Ridgeback-mix and 10 years old. We love walks and we get along with small dogs, and have been around other large dogs. We are both up to date on all our vaccinations and we’re in great shape. We’re a dynamic duo!
We do have a problem though and we hope you can help us solve it. Our hooman sadly passed away from cancer and now we urgently need to find a new home because we can’t stay in our temporary housing for much longer. Losing our hooman was heartbreaking but we are coping okay because we have each other. We can’t be separated now. We’ve been through too much! We really are besties and forcing us apart will crush us. We just want to spend our golden years together in a home full of love and fun. I know we sound desperate, because we are!! Please can you help us find a home, either with a foster or an adopter?. If so, please visit and fill out a foster/adoption application and submit it.


Status: ✔ Adopted 

Jane is 2 years old and weighs 48 pounds. She was surrendered to a high kill shelter along with her puppies. Jane is a great dog. She has a happy personality and is very friendly. She is good on leash and is house broken.  Jane is friendly, affectionate, gentle, loves kisses, smart, has a short coat, is house-trained, and up to date on all vaccinations, is spayed, and gets along well with other dogs.


Status: ✔ Adopted 

Hey!  What’s up?  I’m Bongo! I’m a 1.5 years old, neutered Dal-Lab mix.  I’m seriously chill.  I get along with everyone… small dogs, big dogs, small hoomans, and adult hoomans.  I need a home: a really great place to live…… so hit me up if you’d like me to come hang out with y’all.

Notes from Bongo’s short-term foster:  “He is an awesome, fun, loving, gentle, sweet, warm, kind, and cuddly dog who is oozing with a need to give and receive affection. He would make a great companion dog, or family dog. He was a bit stressed when he got here, but seems to assimilate in a new environment fairly quickly. He has a very easy going disposition and good manners. He’s also exceptionally smart.”  More extensive observations from the short-term foster are available, upon request.

(Submit a foster or adoption questionnaire for Bongo at the website.  Bongo is located in Southern California, currently.)


Status: ✔ Adopted 

Hi, my name is Buddy (like the Elf)! I’m hoping to find my forever home. Here’s what you need to know about me: Firstly, I’m very cute. Secondly, I’m in great health: no medical conditions, I can see, hear, and sniff really well. I’m also neutered and up-to-date on all my vaccinations. I am a Long-haired Liver Spot Dalmatian and I’m house-trained, but I think I might need a quick refresher course… it won’t take long. I like other dogs once I’m introduced to them properly and get to know them. However, I don’t like cats… I mean, I really don’t like cats (nothing personal).  So, if you think you could be my hooman, please make sure you don’t have a cat. Other than that, I get along well with older kids, but the little ones make me nervous.


Status: ✔ Adopted

Angel is about one year old and is sweet, timid, and gets along very well with other dogs and cats. She was rescued from a backyard breeder, where she already had a litter of puppies. Because of that, she’s a little cautious about being inside the house and may not have lived inside much before now.  She was also not treated well, so she is afraid of certain things.


Status: ✔ Adopted

Hi I’m Frankie. I’m a 3Ib Australian Cattle dog. My owner relinquished me and it made me sad; but humans say that thing happen for a reason, perhaps that’s true. After all somebody lovely has come along and my adoption is pending. I will woof if anything changes.


Status: ✔ Adopted

Hi, my name is CC short for Cookies n Cream. I am 3 years old. I have two heart spotted eyes, and I’m deaf. Which make me a bit unique. I’m a really loyal companion but I need to be the only dog and I don’t really want to hang out with children under 8. Oh, and I don’t care for cats, birds or chickens. I’m fine with dogs at doggie day care or at the dog park, but when I’m at home I want to be the only fur baby. I am spayed, microchipped and vaccinated. I am house trained, and my manners are impeccable. Her ideal home would be as an only dog, and no young children under 8 years of age. She has been around children that age and above. No cats, chickens, birds or other small animals. CC has a high prey instinct. FUN FACT: like to run and play with other dogs and gets the zoomies.


Status: ✔ Adopted

Hi! I’m Milo! I’m 11 months old. The shelter says I’m a COVID puppy – meaning I was who purchased without forethought of what would happen when the pandemic was waning, and now my hoomans have returned to work and don’t have the time to look after me.

I am housebroken, neutered, microchipped and up to date on vaccinations. I and get along with other dogs. I don’t know if I like cats as I’ve never met any. Because I am young, big and I love zoomies, It’s better if I’m not in a home with young children who could easily be knocked over or jumped on.


Status: ✔ Adopted

Hi everyone, my name is Panda and I’m a one-year-old Terrier and I’m neutered! Now, I love people and larger dogs, but I have a problem with cats… I really don’t like them. I’m not sure if I like small dogs, but it’s probably smart if my forever home doesn’t have small dogs, cats, rabbits etc living there. So if you don’t have small animals, you love my ears and you promise to love and care for me…then I’d like to meet you.


Status: ✔ Adopted

Hi, my name is MAC and I’m 5 1/2 years old. My dad had to move in to assisted living and I couldn’t go with him. We’re both heartbroken. I’m a gentle boy who is shy at first. I just want to be part of a family. I get along with other dogs and children. I’m not sure about cats as I haven’t met any.


Status: ✔ Adopted

Hi, my name is Dakota and I just moved to San Diego so my foster mom could care for me.

I am 9 years old and a strong, sturdy girl weighing in at 70Ibs. I wear my weight very well because I’m a Huskey-Boxer mix. People tell me I’m remarkably sweet and very gentle, and I am! I’m also house trained so I know how to behave. I love being around people, I find car rides thrilling, I never say no to a treat and I love naps, preferably with people. Even though I’m a mature dog I like to play. I believe you’re never too old to play. I’m not sure yet how I feel about children and cats because I haven’t spent any time with them, but I do like other dogs, as long as they respect my space.

I’m looking for someone kind to care for me and welcome me in to their family. Are you the hooman for me?


Status: ✔ Adopted (Sanctuary)

Hi! My name is Duke and I’m living in a safe sanctuary. I’m about 8 years old and 70 lbs. I’m neutered. I was found as an emaciated stray puppy and I’ve lived the last several years in a backyard, sleeping in a garage at night, and now I really want to find a home where I can sleep inside and be part of my hooman family. Because of my background, I lack a bit of etiquette and social grace but, I have been trained, I do really well on walks and with all the basic commands. Sleeping in a crate inside at night makes me feel really safe, but when I come out I love belly rubs.

I really need a kind human who has lots of experience of helping dogs like me and has the time and attention necessary to work with me.

I’m not good with other dogs or children, even older ones. I know I’m not shining in a positive light, but I believe it is important to be honest. If it’s just us, I’ll be the best companion ever.

I appreciate you might not want to adopt me before getting to know me, so I’m happy to stay with you as a foster and then if we like each other, I’ll stay with you forever.


Status: ✔ Adopted

Cleo is a surrender from her owners who could no longer take care of her. She is a pure bread, 2.5 years old. Cleo is deaf.

She was an only dog in her prior home; that coupled with her deafness resulted in extreme separation anxiety. Now in foster care, with a spotted brother and sister, she has blossomed.

Due to her deafness, and the history her surrendering family provided us, Cleo will need to be adopted into a home where there are other canine companions and a human home all the time. If left alone, she has severe separation anxiety and barks non-stop.

Cleo will also need a home who is patient and willing to train her as her prior owners did not put in any time for basic training due to her deafness; this means her adoptive family will need to learn some basic sign language to assist in her training. She needs a yard for paying and prefers to be inside with family.

She is NOT cat friendly with a high prey drive.


Status: ✔ Adopted

Oliver is approximately 55 pounds, born in November of 2017. He is currently finishing his vetting with shots, micro-chipping and neutering. His original owners are no longer able to care for him.

He is an alpha-male but does get along with other females. He has energy and is protective of his food if other animals are around.


Status: ✔ Adopted

Persia is approximately 3 years old. She has beautiful blue eyes is NOT deaf and weighs 67 pounds.

Persia’s foster mom tells us that she is as loving and obedient as they come. Every morning she greets you by wiggling her entire body. She is living with a pack of fur-buddies in foster care in San Diego.

Persia gets along with all the dogs, ranging in size from 45-75 lbs, ages 2-14, both female & male. She is learning to play with the other dogs and has learned a few basic commands. She loves roaming around the backyard, and can easily entertain herself. She’s easy to train as she only wants to please you.


Status: ✔ Adopted

HELLO! I’m Wesley and I live in Southern California – San Diego. I am 2 years old and I’m looking for a loving home. People say I’m a sweet, sensitive and loving boy. My foster family wrote a report all about me… here goes:

“Wesley will rock your world! He is 2 years old, 50 lbs of energy with a dash of charm. His markings are striking, complete with a ½ black and ½ white tail. He loves all people and quickly bonds to humans. He is currently fostered with Pongo in San Diego, and did well meeting the other medium to large size dogs that permanently reside in his foster home.

He loves to give his humans hugs and kisses and holds on tightly. He is very playful and needs an active single or couple to take him on walks, runs and playtime. Wesley is just a happy-go-lucky dog who follows the pack. So far he has been doing very well in his foster home. He will need positive reinforcement training once he settles in his new forever home. He wants every bit of love and attention that you have to give. Overall, he is the sweetest, most loyal dog you could ask for. He likes to have skin to skin contact when settling in for the night and everyone is asleep. He is a snuggle bunny and very affectionate.

He has not been introduced to young children, cats or small dogs yet. Showed curiosity when he saw some feral cats but did not react as strongly as his foster housemate Pongo.”

Loves treats, loves to play.
Give him a pillow to sleep with, seems to settle him down quietly.
House trained.
Answers to a whistle.


Adoption Questionnaire & Application

If you are interested in adopting any of our available dalmatians, please download and complete the attached questionnaire and email it to