Approved Pets

One of the best home improvements you can make is adding a loving pet into the family. Adopting a pet is a rewarding experience we also want to help with. So check out these adorable Approved Pets, all of which are adoptable from a local San Diego shelter or rescue.

Lincoln from Passion for Pitties Rescue

approved pets lincolnApril 27, 2015. Though he’s only 9 months old, Lincoln has a huge scar down his side, the origin of which is unknown. He is a big boy, Mastiff/Pittie mix, and will certainly reach 100-pounds, full grown! Lincoln adores all people, and is great with other dogs big and small. He’s also good with children and his fun-loving personality will definitely put a smile on your face every day. 619-884-4008 . All P4P dogs are spayed/neutered, current of vaccinations and microchipped.

Minnie from Open Arms Shelter

approved pets minnieApril 20, 2015. Minnie is an 8-year-old Chihuahua. Her foster family says she’s very affectionate, and good around other small dogs and cats, too. She’s good on a leash, housetrained, and knows how to use the doggy door. She’d make a terrific lapdog for an adult or older person, but small children tend to scare her. She doesn’t bark or make any noise, and is content to sit on her doggy bed or in your lap. 760.470.7643 or

Daisy Grace from Great Pyrenees Association of Southern California

Adopt Daisy Grace today!April 6, 2015. At just 5 months old, this ‎Great Pyrenees‬ puppy has been bounced around from a puppy mill to a pet store to an owner who no longer wanted her when she received a questionable hip diagnosis, gave her to somebody who didn’t know the breed and then turned her over to Great Pyrenees Association of Southern California Rescue. She weighs 50 pounds and has such a sweet demeanor. She MAY have hip issues in the future, depending on how she develops. She’s a large breed puppy and is still growing so it could go either way, but there are so many treatment options now. She loves to cuddle, loves to play, loves children and is doing great on her house-training. She’s such a smart girl and is learning lots of new things in her current foster home. 858.847.2271.

Murph from Animal Rescuers Without Borders

Adopt Murph from Animal Rescuers Without Borders today!March 30, 2015. Murph is a 3-month-old ‪‎Boxer‬/Terrier mix who, with her sister, was left behind at a grooming salon in Baja along with several other pups…all full of fleas and suffering from starvation. With ARWOB’s help, the puppies were all put in a local San Diego foster home in February and are now up to date on medical care and vaccinations. They’re healthy, well-socialized, spayed or neutered, and super sweet and loving. Murph is good with dogs, cats, and all people. She’s crate trained and good in the car. She doesn’t have a tail, but we’re not sure if she was born that way, or if it was docked. Call Animal Rescuers Without Borders today, 619-977-3593.

Sid from Lucky Pop Dog Rescue

approved pets sidMarch 23, 2015. About 2 years old and just 20-pounds, Sid is a high-energy pup with one of those adorable under-bites that makes everyone smile when they see him. Sid is fabulous on a leash, loves other dogs, and he’s even great with cats. Sid is very social and loves to snuggle. He loves playing with other pups and he’s already housetrained. An ideal family would be one with other dogs or cats, or people who could at least play with him a lot so he doesn’t get lonely. Of course, he’s neutered, fully vaccinated, micro-chipped and even had his teeth cleaned in preparation for adoption. or call 619.756.6376.

Colonel Sanders from Pit Bull Rescue San Diego

approved pet colonel sandersMarch 16, 2015. Colonel Sanders is a distinguished 10 year old, 3-legged Pittie for adoption from Pit Bull Rescue San Diego. He’s a calm gentleman, who thinks he’s a large lap dog. He had a tumor on his leg which resulted in an amputation. PBRSD has taken care of that for him and he seems much happier without the useless leg. He’s a pretty easy going, happy guy, and he loves to ride in the car with his head out the window. While he seems dog friendly, we are not so sure about his ability to live with smaller dogs. We think he’d like to be with a same sized dog or be the only spoiled senior in the home. Call 858-736-1727 or visit

Canoli from Open Arms Rescue

approved pet canoliMarch 2, 2015. Cannoli is a 5-year-old ‪‎Chihuahua‬ weighing just 4 pounds. He may be tiny in stature, but he’s big in personality; he has lots of energy and should probably be an only dog because he gets a little bossy with other dogs. He actually prefers being carried around in a purse rather than walking along side his people. Cannoli is paper trained, doggy door trained, and would be good in an apartment. He’s very playful, and loves to cuddle. He’s fully vaccinated, micro-chipped and neutered. 

Sophie from Open Arms Rescue

approved pets sophie

February 16, 2015. Sophie is a senior ‪Chihuahua‬ in need of a good home…share! Currently in a foster home, she’s a well-behaved little angel, always on the lookout for a vacant lap. She sits up on her hind legs and does a perfect squirrel imitation for a treat. She’s also a happy dog who likes to run around in circles and entertain everyone, before settling down on the sofa to snuggle. She enjoys her walks around the neighborhood, and will join you as you run errands. She’s great with the other dogs in her foster home, doesn’t bark, and will fit into any family. 760.470.7643 or

Lucille from Lionel’s Legacy

approve pets lucille courtesy westwaypets.comFebruary 9, 2015. Lucille, or Lulu, is a 10-yr-old ‪‎Pittie‬ who will brighten your day with her charming personality and big beautiful pittie smile, available from Lionel’s Legacy. She had a rough life before coming to Lionel’s Legacy and has the scars to prove it, but she’s a rock star ‎ambassador‬ for the breed, she loves attention and is a friend to all she meets, both human and canine. She’s excellent with young dogs and kids. Lulu has some arthritis that she’s being treated for, but likes short walks from the couch to the patio. She’s really low maintenance, and would do well in a small space with limited steps or stairs. She is great at home during the day while you’re at work, and is potty trained. or call 619-212-5623

Blue from Operation Greyhound

adoptable pet blueFebruary 2, 2015. Blue is a young, rare blue Greyhound, available for adoption from Operation Greyhound. He was rescued from South Korea where they have unsanctioned greyhound racing. Blue is still very puppy-like; he’s a healthy, energetic boy who loves playing with toys. He’s gentle, but very powerful, and not recommended for a family with young children. Blue has been neutered, micro-chipped, and vaccinated. Obedience training class is highly recommended, not only to give Blue the skills he needs, but will also make a strong bond between Blue and his adopters. For an application, go to

Daisy May from Animal Rescuers Without Borders

January 26, 2015. Daisy May is 2 years old and full grown at 58-lbs. She was rescued from the streets of Tijuana, where she was searching for food and trying to survive alone. She’s been cleaned up and nursed back to health, and is currently in a foster home in SD. She seems to be a good running partner and is kid-friendly. Some small dogs are intimidated by her, but she is very gentle when saying hi to them. Fill out a dog adoption app online and set up a meet and greet. She seems ok with indoor cats, doesn’t live with them but has seen a few kitties and she is good with children.

 Jak Jak from Lionel’s Legacy

Jak JakJanuary 19, 2015  Jak Jak is a very sociable flat-coated retriever for adoption from Lionel’s Legacy. He’s about 10 yrs old, and loves to greet you with a big smile and lots of kisses. Jak Jak has been to many adoption events and is always the grand greeter. He loves to go for daily strolls, is good with all people, dogs, cats, and kids. He’s a wonderful guy who came to Lionel’s Legacy after his owner passed away. He does have some arthritis and skin allergies that need to be maintained with supplements, regular medicated baths, and a good diet.


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