They are dogs who may not run to the front of their kennel to greet visitors, so they're less frequently seen. Perhaps they're shy, or maybe they just don't do well in the stressful shelter environment. Maybe they have a treatable medical condition and just need someone to give them a little extra care. Whatever the reason, these dogs find themselves running out of time at the shelter. Previously overlooked, once you get these Magical Unicorns out of the shelter and into a loving foster or forever home, they reach their full potential as happy, loving companions!


AGE: 10 years WEIGHT: 29 lbs BREED: Sussex Spaniel mix

Well, hello. I am Bernice. I’m a sweet, senior gal. I can’t believe my cool haircut.  Funny story: I'm a former stray dog, and my hairdo was terribly matted. So the vet team trimmed my coat and gave me a mohawk. But I’m not as tough as I look. I like to give kisses and shake paws. If you'd like to meet for coffee (for you) or belly rubs (for me), get in touch. 


AGE: 1 year WEIGHT: 25 lbs BREED: Australian Cattle Dog mix

I’m a sweet, well-mannered girl who’s on the mend. After my recent move from the Bakersfield area, I am currently taking it easy with crate rest in L.A. (Back story: People say I was probably hit by a car.) Not only am I housebroken, I’m good with cats and dogs. Stay tuned for more...


AGE: 10 years WEIGHT: 10 lbs BREED: Poodle/Terrier mix

Hi! My name is Coconut! My friends call me “Coco.” I'm a super nice guy! I am around 10 years old and recently had a lot of toofers removed from my grill. I feel a heck of a lot better now that I don't have a yucky, painful mouth! I weigh around 10 lbs, have supermodel legs and love other dogs. I am easy-going, friendly and very adaptable (as well as adoptable)! Wanna meet me?

I have a video! Check me out here!


AGE: 6 years WEIGHT: 50 lbs BREED: Border Collie/Retriever mix

¡Hola! My name is Diego. Daddy Diego. They call me Daddy because, miraculously, I was able to keep my little family together on the streets of Tijuana! Luckily, we found a nice lady to help us there who then reached out to the rescue in Los Angeles to take us! They did!!! I haven't had the best life so far, but you would never know it because I am the NICEST DOG! Seriously, I'm a game-changer kind of dog! A once in a lifetime dog! Let me show you my paw and then roll over for belly rubs. I have old injuries to my front legs (some human was not nice to me) and I have a bum back leg that is basically half a leg, but I get around just fine and can run super fast! Wanna meet me? 

I have a video here! Watch me catch treats here!


AGE: 8 years WEIGHT: 70 lbs BREED: Staffordshire/Bully Mix

Hello. My name is Daisy. I am new to rescue and just getting acclimated to life in Foster Home. I will be available for adoption soon but here is some info to have handy about me! I'm 7 years young and weigh 70 lbs. I know all my basic commands-sit, down, shake-isn't that awesome? I am house broken. I like walks and car rides. Stay tuned for more! xoxo

I have a video! Check me out here in my fancy new sweater!



AGE: 9  (Darla) & 12 (Eugenia) years WEIGHT: 6 lbs each BREED: Terrier/Chihuahua mix

Hi! We are Darla (the blonde) and Eugenia (the brunette), and we are THE CUTEST DUO YOU WILL EVER MEET! Together we weigh around 12 lbs. We like to cuddle, cuddle some more and then cuddle even more. Our foster family thinks we are just the most adorable pair ever and can't stop taking photos of us! We are very easy-going ladies and need to stick together. We like other animals, and a short-term goal is getting our house-training on point. If you’re ready for a double date, let’s meet!


AGE: 8 years WEIGHT: 25 lbs BREED: Miniature Poodle / Terrier mix

Hello. My name is Dee. Dee Snider. If you saw my shelter “before” photo you would totally see the resemblance! I'm around 8 years old and I am a super cool dude! I like other dogs, am great in the car, love going to the dog park, and I know some basic commands! Oh, I am also VERY handsome :)

Check out my video here!


AGE: 1.5 years WEIGHT: 12 lbs BREED:  Shih Tzu

Hi! Fast Edwina is my name and speed is my game! Just wait until you see me in my wheels!!! I'll be available for adoption real soon! Stay in touch. XOXO.

In the meantime, check out this video and this video!


AGE: 2 years WEIGHT: 16 lbs BREED:  Manchester Terrier/Boston Terrier

Hi. My name is Gus. I'm around 2 years old and I weigh 16 lbs. I'm a good boy with little legs and a long bod...isn't that cute? My family says I’m a loyal lovebug once I get to know you. I do enjoy a good game of tug-o-war with people, and I really like curling up under big, fluffy blankets. (I pretend it’s a cave.) I’ll sit for a treat, and I’m housebroken. I don’t bark much, but I have been told I have a nice, husky voice. That's right. I'm tiny but husky. If I sound like your kind of dog, let’s meet.



AGE: 8 Years WEIGHT: 50 lbs BREED:  German Shepherd/Herding Dog Mix 

Hi. I'm Kaylin Hope Coyote! I'm 8 years old and I weigh around 50 lbs. I had a super rough start in life before the rescue ladies heard about me camping out in Hancock Park in the bushes! They caught me and then my life started to change. As skeptical as I was, that feeling in my gut said these folks were good and I believe them when they said my luck was about to change! It did! I got all my vetting done and now I am in a foster home...a HOME! A real home! I'm figuring this home stuff out but I think I really like it. Oh, I really like the foster kids because they are calm and make me feel super safe. Wanna meet me?


AGE: 10 years WEIGHT: 6 lbs BREED: Chihuahua mix

Well hey there! I'm Pickle. So yes, you might have noticed my fabulous ears. They're better than a stylish beach hat. I'm great with kids and really love to hang with other dogs no matter how giant they are. I'm not fostered with cats, but I'd probably be happy to live with them too. I'm housebroken to boot! The kids that use the dating apps tell me it's good to have a sense of humor. I've got that in spades! I'm super playful for my age, but snuggling is still my absolute favorite activity. I make a great foot warmer because I love to burrow all the way to the bottom of the bed. If I sound like your kind of dog, let's meet. 



AGE: 2 years WEIGHT: 45 lbs BREED: Bulldog Mix

Hi. My name is Potato Pancake but my friends call me Tato. I am looking for an experienced bully home who can provide lots of leadership and lots of boundaries. I am initially fearful, but once I trust you I am great. I am good with dogs as long as there is a proper introduction. Basically, I need a human who will keep me in check so I can continue being a lovely, balanced gal. No kids, sorry! I can't wait to meet you. xo 


AGE: 7 years WEIGHT: 70 lbs BREED: Boxer/Staffie Mix 

Hi! I'm Rocky! I'm 7 years old and I'm an awesome dude! I very much enjoy walks and hikes and then I like to go home and lounge around. I am so easy to have around, and am a total goof. I am  good with dogs my size (I have not spent much time with little dogs), and I am house trained! I am quite independent and am happy to entertain myself with toys, yet also curl up next to my Foster Mom (and Bernie my Foster Dog Sister) on the couch. I am a good listener and l a very loyal. I LOVE being outside! You can follow me on instagram @rockysroadhome

I have a video! Click here to see me in action!


AGE: 8 years WEIGHT: 8 lbs BREED: Maltese mix

I’m Scruffles. As you can see, I’m itty-bitty. Fun fact about me: I love nothing more than to perch on your shoulder or curl up in your lap. I’m easy breezy! I travel well, am super quiet, house broken, and just an all around super nice little buddy! C’mon. How can you resist Scruffles?


AGE: 10 years WEIGHT: 55 lbs BREED: Labrador/Hound Mix

Hi! My name is Stockton McCoy and I am just about the nicest dog you will meet! I'm 10 years old and weigh around 50 lbs. I love everyone I meet! Humans, little humans, other dogs dogs. A cat-free home would be less stressful for everyone,though. I'm happy to lay at your feet and watch re runs of Gilligan's Island. (It's my favorite.) I really enjoy car rides and I particularly love listening to Florence and the Machine while on road trips! I had a dental done recently so my teefers are nice and clean!

I have a video! Check me out here!


AGE: 6 years WEIGHT: 25 lbs BREED: Minature Poodle / Terrier mix

The name is Teefer. Teefer Sutherland. I'm kind of a big deal around here, in case you didn't know! I like to make deals, build relationships, and eat treats. All the normal L.A. things. I'm also in the market for some real estate. Specifically,  I'm looking for a new home. A forever home...hopefully with you. I'm great with people, other dogs and a real joy to be around. So have your people call my people!

Have you seen my new movie


AGE: 4 years WEIGHT: 40 lbs BREED: Border Collie/Pharoah Hound Mix

Hi! My name is Watson! I am 4 years old and weigh around 40 lbs. I am an active boy who wants to run and play! I am looking for someone to take me on lots of adventures, be my best friend, and also be my leader! I am so smart I won't hesitate to take advantage fast! Just my nature...herding dog stuff! I am neutered, current on vaccinations, microchipped, healthy, happy, dog loving, and house broken. I'm a really fun dude!

unicorns ON DECK


AGE: 10 years WEIGHT: voluptuous BREED: Dachshund

Hello. I'm Aunt RoRo! Check back in soon because at the moment I am getting some “work”” done at the vet before I jet off to my foster home. Mwah! xoxo


AGE: 8 years WEIGHT: 28 lbs BREED: Schnauzer / Wire Fox Terrier

Hello, darlings! I am having a couple procedures done, so check back in soon...I'll be looking forward to meeting you! xo

In the meantime, check out my video here


AGE: 2 years WEIGHT: 9 lbs BREED: Pug / Chihuahua mix

I’m a doll! I’m a little firecracker who loves going on outings and being with other dogs. I have some itchy skin that’s on the mend. The doctor says I’ll be good as new in a month or so! (Plus I’ll be getting spayed, too.) Then, I’ll be on the market and ready to meet folks like you.


AGE: 8 years WEIGHT: 90 lbs BREED: Black Labrador Retriever

Hi! I'm Elwood. I had a mass removed from my paw, and then I will be neutered. So think good thoughts, and check back soon!


AGE: 6 years WEIGHT: 28 lbs BREED: Beagle Pug mix

Hello. I'm Emmy Lou. I’m a Puggle. Or a Beagug. Or a BeaPu. Check back soon for more details.



AGE: 5 years WEIGHT: 65 lbs BREED: Bully mix

Most people call me Her Royal Googleness. My friends call me Googles. I’m good with other dogs, even when they get up in my grill. Because I’m chill. I'm new to rescue so check back soon. K. Thanks. Bye.

Check out my video here.





AGE: 10 years WEIGHT: 10 lbs BREED: Shih Tzu

Hi! I’m Patty Cakes. (Not to be confused with Patty Melt or Hamburger Patty.) I just had a big surgery, and I am recovering at my foster home — so please check back  soon.


AGE: 10 years WEIGHT: 85 lbs BREED: Mastiff mix

Hello. Sir Derp A Lot here. I'm as gentle as they come, but I have some  old-man ailments and some bad skin that the kind folks at the rescue are helping me treat. I’m also trying to put on a little weight. (Nom, nom, nom.) Once I get to my foster home and receive the TLC I need, I will be looking for a home. Stay in touch.



AGE: 10 years WEIGHT: 62 lbs BREED: Golden Retriever / Shepherd mix

My name is Lex!! I am a Harbor Shelter dog who is being fostered through LAAS foster program. My foster mom wants to adopt me but she can’t because I have hip dysplasia — which means I’m unable to go up & down the many stairs at her house. I am sooo loving, super affectionate, and very mellow. I ADORE squeaky toys & people! I will spend hours at your feet and promise to be your loyal companion and friend. I enjoy walks but they have to be short. I don’t mind being your one and only, but I get along with my dog foster brother! If you think that maybe I'm your kind of dog let’s meet.