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Oliver cam to us on April 17, 2019 from Kern County Animal Services. He was about 10 weeks old at that time. Stay tuned for updates on Oliver!
Sailor came to us on April 12, 2019 from Kern County Animal Services. He was about 10-11 weeks old.
Note from Foster Mom:
Meet Sailor J!! This approximately 11 week old puppy is going to be a big boy! Believed to be a Bernese Mountain Dog mixed with a short coat Border Collie, there's no telling how long he was wandering through the fields in East Bakersfield. A good samaritan picked him up and took him to Kern County Animal Services where a plea was sent out for rescue. We were fortunate enough to have a foster available in the area and he became an SOS dog April 12th.
Sailor currently is being fostered on a mini ranch where he has been interacting daily with other dogs, cats, livestock, and children. He is a well rounded puppy that will make an amazing addition to any household. When not running and playing with the other dogs he spends his time lounging in the sun. Sailor is kennel/crate trained and does well indoors and out.
Panda came to us from Kern County Animal Services on March 19, 2019. In an effort to make sure Panda thrives in his forever home we are only accepting applications where there is at least one other dog in the household.
Note from Foster Mom:
Have you met Panda? He's a happy, healthy 3 year old Newfoundland/ border collie mix that has the potential to be an amazing therapy dog. With the coat of a Newfoundland and the legs of a border collie, Panda enjoys spending his days lounging around the house napping both indoors and out. Due to his extra fluffy coat, keeping him on a regular grooming schedule will be necessary, so please take that into consideration when thinking about bringing this handsome dog into your life.
You may be asking how a dog this amazing, that loves everyone and is a stranger to none, could've ended up at the animal shelter. His owner was ill and could no longer provide adequate care for Panda. So at no fault of his own, Panda was surrendered to Kern County Animal Services in Mojave with a lot of matting and a double ear infection. From there he made his way to Bakersfield to receive veterinary care and ended up in the path of one of our SOS volunteers. Panda is house as well as crate trained and is currently being fostered on a mini ranch in Bakersfield. He gets along with all of the animals, from cattle to cats, the children in the home and everything in between. We couldn't pass on this wonderful dog and you shouldn't either.
Trixie came to us from the parking lot at Kern County Animal Services on Feb 12 2019. She is a 5-6 yr old white boxer. She can hear and see. Upon completion of her stray hold she went to the vet. He stated that she is in great health with the exception of a mast cell tumor on her rear hip. Her surgery is already scheduled for removal and biopsy. Stay tuned for updates on Trixie.
Note from Foster Parents:
Trixie is a wonderful loving dog that is now available here at SOS.
She came to SOS as a very underweight breeder, with a skin cancer and she was not spayed.
She has since put on almost twenty pounds, the skin cancer was removed and the vet declared her cancer free. She is now spayed and chipped and in great health.
Trixie gets along well with our pack and has learned much from them. She is still a bit shy and I believe she may have experienced some abuse. She is now well balanced, has mostly learned to sit. She could use more work on a lead/leash.
Mostly she loves to cuddle and be around humans.
She does chase our cat, like they all do, but I might suggest no cats in her new home. She has not done anything but the cat is cautious with her and that tells me something. They have touched noses, they get along and cat will get close to her, but... I don't know. I think maybe she is a happy aggressive and wants to play.
Gunner was about 4 months old when we picked him up from the shelter in April 2018. He was attacked by a large animal prior to being picked up by animal control. We took him straight from the shelter to the vet where he underwent surgery for multiple bite wounds. He is fully recovered from his injuries.
Update on Gunner: He is now about 13 months old (May 2019) and is currently residing at Shadow Ranch where is continuing his training. Gunner was previously adopted out twice in the last 8 months and both scenarios just weren’t the right fit. Gunner is a playful, energetic puppy who requires boundaries to stay on the right tract. He is great with people but does not do well with every dog so at this time we are only accepting applications where Gunner will be the only dog in the household.
Bambi came to us from the Lake Isabella Shelter on 9-11-18. She was found as a stray and being picked on by other dogs. She is about 4yrs old and a beautiful brown brindle chihuahua. She is very shy but wants to trust the world again. Stay tuned for updates on Bambi.
Update: Bambi is really coming out of her shell. She definitely warms up to women faster than men. She prefers to have multiple dogs around her to help boost her confidence. She is house trained and crate trained. She is very treat/food motivated and likes the occasional toy. She’s not super fond of being picked up but she does love to climb in your lap and snuggle.
Sweet Pea came to us on March 2 2019 from Kern County Animal Services. She had been in a medical foster and was probably not going to do well going back into the shelter environment so we had to help. She is about 6 yrs old (waiting for confirmation) and very sweet. She will be visiting the vet soon for check up, dental and grooming. Stay Tuned for updates on Sweet Pea :)
Sally came to us on January 22, 2019 from the City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center. She was picked up as a stray completed matted and terrified. Sally is an 11 year old Yorkie who is both sweet and sassy. Upon her initial vet visit they discovered a tumor on her heart that is most likely cancerous. Due to her age and risk surgery is not an option for Sally. She is currently in Fospice learning to trust again and enjoying day to day life. If you would like to give Sally a forever home for what time she has last, which is unknown at this time, let us know. In the meantime she is safe, comfortable and loved with us :)
Winston is a 2-3 year old blonde Schnauzer mix who came to us from Kern County Animal Services on Feb 28 2019. He is quiet, loving and playful.
Note from Foster Mom:
Winston is a very well behaved dog. He is excellent in his crate, is housebroken, and loves to sleep on the bed if given the chance but will also take to his own doggy bed. He gets along well with all our dogs both large and small, is NOT food aggressive and prefers to be inside most of the day. He gets along with children, rarely barks, and rides excellently in the car. He gets excited about the cat and parrot but has not offered to do any harm to them. Winston would do well with any family that wants a mellow house dog.
This very handsome Husky/Shepherd Mix came to us from the City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center on November 8th. He is about 2 years old and had been in the shelter for over a month. He is dog friendly and people friendly but not a big fan of cats so far. Kodi is very eager to please and a quick learner. He is already neutered and ready to find his forever family.
This little fella will steal your heart. Grandpa came to us from the City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center on November 9th. Weighing in at a little over 4 lbs he doesn’t let anything get in his way. He is believed to be about 15-16 years old, has no teeth and missing some hair but is still as adorable as can be. His hobbies include napping, begging for treats and snuggling in your arms.
Josie is our mysterious princess… Is she part spaniel?, part border collie?, we don’t know but we do know that she is about 14lbs of 100% cuteness. Josie is about 8 months old and will be ready to embark on our next journey in life within the next few weeks. Stay tuned for updates!
Sunny came to us on December 1st from the City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center. He is a 9month old Great Pyrenees mix. He is super friendly and so far gets along with just about everyone and everything except he is a little afraid of the goose at his foster’s. Stay tuned for great things from Sunny.
Wally came to us August 17th from the Bakersfield Animal Care Center. He is a stunning brindle Mastiff mix. As you can see he has a severe case of cherry eye. He is also very underweight. Stay tuned for updates on Wally's recovery and journey!
Note from his Foster Mom:
Stud Mastiff Seeks Long-Term Relationship: I am approximately 2 years old. I am currently recovering from cherry eye surgery. My current room mates (and foster humans) are watching it closely to make sure it heals up, it’s just something that happens to my breed. But my adorable droopy eyes make up for it! Some of my favorite activities include rolling in the grass, napping, and drooling all over your furniture. I love people and am very playful. I’m still learning how to play with other dogs, and I really love chasing cats! I’m nearly a 100lbs of silly, snoring, slobbering love. Let me know if you think we might be a perfect match!
Elmer is doing amazing. He is healing well from his neuter, no complications. He has mastered the sit command, can hold a 15 to 30 second stay, and is doing well learning his down command. He is communicating well with the other dogs and doesn't resource guard at all. All three dogs in the house share all the toys. He has fully adjusted to the cats as well. He walks great on a leash. He loves cuddles with people and with other animals
Sugar & Spice
Sugar came to us from the City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center on November 29th. She is a 2 year old White and Gray Shih Tzu/Poodle Mix. This sweet girl was a matted mess that was scared of just about everything. She is currently in foster learning how to be a dog.
This sweet boy came to us from the City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center on November 8th. He is ridiculously sweet and friendly. At about 8 months old this Papillon/Pomeranian mix is already becoming a well mannered young man. Stay tuned for updates :)
Darla came to us on October 30th from the City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center. She is about a year old and the calmest Queensland we’ve ever met. She does well with dogs and cats but prefers the love of humans. She would be a great addition to any home that is willing to receive unconditional love.
Carly came to us in October from the City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center. She is about 2yrs old and very friendly. She did not know what “being inside” was until she met us. Originally afraid of the TV, Couch, Refrigerator etc… she is now thriving in her foster home and learning what it’s like to be loved. She gets along with dogs but can be a little pushy since she always wants to play. She takes correction well from both dogs and humans and is learning more and more manners everyday. She is ok with the right cats but may be better off in a home without them. We can’t wait to see the young lady she is blossoming into.
Seymour is a 10yr old grumpy old man who came to us on 9-12 from the City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center. He was a matted mess with a double ear infection, rotten teeth and a luxating patella. We are getting him all fixed up and he is enjoying the pampered life of foster care. Keep an eye out for the new and improved Seymour.
Update: Seymour is loving life in his foster home in Los Angeles. He gets along great with large dogs, small dogs and cats. He is all healed up and would love to find a loving home to spend his senior years in.
Charlie is a 2 year old Lhasa Apso Mix who came to us from the City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center on October 18th. He is currently in foster and awaiting his spa day to get all cleaned up and ready for his forever home. He gets along with dogs, cats and people. Stay Tuned for updates on Charlie.
Note from Charlie:
I have thrived in my foster home, I have been really good about not piddling in the house, I sleep very snuggly and quietly in my crate with my bed and toys, I love to bounce around like a rabbit, I have gotten to go on hikes in my own back yard with my human foster sister, I LOVE her so much, I love my foster mommies doggies too!! They have taught me that being at home is more fun than running away! I don’t quite understand the concept of a cats life so I just stand and stare at them, their kinda weird. I love my foster family and can’t wait to have my forever family!!
Cajun was pulled from the City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center on 10/19. He is a 2 yr old Terrier Mix. He is awaiting his grooming and neutering. He likes to play with dogs and cats. But most of all he is looking for his special human to spend all his time pleasing. Stay Tuned for Updates on Cajun!
Daphne is the most adorable Toy Yorkie. She is about 8 years old, 5 lbs, and full of spunk. She loves dogs and people. Stay Tuned for updates!
Note from Daphne:
Forever young love bug! That's how my foster mom describes me. I look and act like a young pup. My hair is silkie soft. I love to play, go for walks (on a harness, please) and I especially love to cuddle. I'm a quick learner. I learned to use the doggie door in one day and when my foster mom says "outside", I am the first one through the door. I can sleep in a crate at night or in bed next to you. I love to be held and loved on. SOS rescued me from City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center. I'm so happy they did because I had Pyometra because I wasn't spayed. They rushed me to have emergency surgery, to save my life. SOS is the best!
Olive came to us from the City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center on October 5th. She is about 2-3 years old and all ready for her forever home.
This beautiful little boy came to us from the City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center on 9/27. He is about 6 mos old and doesn’t have a care in the world. He rides great in the car, does very well in his crate, gets the zoomies outside and loves to snuggle inside. Stay tuned for updates!
Note from his foster mom: So far he is kid friendly, little dog friendly, large dog friendly, cat friendly, and was scared of my chickens and ducks, he was an angel at the groomers for his bath and nail trim.
Bugsy is a 2yr old Tri-Color Chihuahua that came to us from The City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center on August 25th. He is a fun little guy who loves to play and snuggle. Stay Tuned for more on Bugsy!
Vinny is about 3 years old. He came to us from The City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center on Aug 25th. He had been attacked by a larger animal prior to arriving at the shelter. We immediately took him to the ER where he was shaved and underwent surgery to address multiple bite wounds and severe anemia. He is currently recovering in his foster home.
Note from his Foster Mom:
What can I say about Vinny! He’s cute and he KNOWS it! Vinny is your typical playfully smart terrier. He came into the city shelter badly injured by what appeared to be a larger dog. Severely anemic and needing to have all his wounds closed up and tended to, he was rescued by SOS. In his foster home Vinny adores children and other dogs. He thinks cats are awesome too and loves a good harmless game of chase. My cats are not impressed LOL
Vinny is healthy and still fairly young at around 3 years. He doesn’t completely love the crate but settles down quickly and doesn’t make too much of a fuss. Vinny travels well in the car and does well on leash. He would love a fairly active home with some kids to play with. At only about 12 pounds he’s a perfect compact side and makes himself right at home on the couch or even your lap.
Spots is about 2yrs old and came to us from The City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center. He is just a little guy but looks like a miniature Border Collie. He gets along with other dogs as well as people.
Lucy is a 4yr old happy girl that came to us August 9th from The City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center. Lucy is a very well-rounded dog that gets along with people, kids, dogs, and cats. She is house-trained, crate-trained, leash trained and has great recall. She would fit into almost any home like a glove.
Sophie came to us from The City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center on August 11th. She was a little shy at first but is starting to come out of her shell everyday in her foster home. She gets along with dogs but prefers to snuggle in the lap of her person.
Memphis is a 1 yr old Lab/Pittie Mix that we rescued from The City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center on July 18, 2018. She had been in the shelter since April. This sweet girl loves her doggy and kitty foster siblings. She is doing well with crate training and sleeps through the night. She loves to play but also enjoys a good cuddle session. Memphis will be an all-around great addition to any family.
Oscar came to us from The City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center on August 5, 2018. He is a 5-6yr old poodle mix. He’s the prettiest color that’s a mix between tan and silver. Oscar was found on the streets of Bakersfield looking more like a floor mop than a dog. His coat was long and matted and pulled tight on his tender skin. The month long shelter stay caused his spirit to crumble and that’s when SOS came to his rescue! Oscar immediately got shaved down and his happy personality popped out afterwards. He is great with other dogs both large and small and doesn’t pay much attention to cats. This little guy craves attention and loves to cuddle up and take a nap on a cozy lap. Oscar is house trained and does well in his kennel overnight. He is happy and playful and very healthy. He is up to date on his shots, chipped and neutered. Oscar is so ready for a forever home and share all the love he has to give!!!
Izzy is a 6yr old Maltese Mix that we rescued from Kern County Animal Services on July 10, 2018. She was seized by animal control after witnessing the homicide of her human mommy. She was scared but has come out of her shell and introduced us all to her amazing personality. She gets along with dogs and cats of all sizes and loves to be with people. She will be a great addition to a lucky family.