"WHAT IS A MAGICAL UNICORN?" you may ask. WELL, MAGICAL UNICORNS ARE AMAZING DOGS WHO, FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER, HAVE SIMPLY BEEN OVERLOOKED AT CROWDED SHELTERS.

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!


BOOMER

AGE: 9 years WEIGHT: 22 lbs BREED: Mini Golden Retriever/Corgi Mix 

*I have wheels but I am not incontinent 

Meet Boomer! Boomer was at the shelter for 2 years before he was adopted. Then Boomer found out he had a degenerative disk and his owners couldn't deal with it. Boomer's physical therapist adopted Boomer and gave him a new home...until she got divorced. Boomer was no longer getting the attention he deserved. He is now 9 years old (weighs 20 lbs) and waiting, AGAIN, for a loving family to adopt him. He may have some issues moving around without wheels, but despite his disability, Boomer is a happy, healthy, active, and playful boy! He is NOT incontinent and the vet said he could go for years just how he is. Adopt Boomer! 


BRADLEY

AGE: 6 years WEIGHT: 16 lbs BREED: Border Terrier / Brussels Griffon mix

Vision impaired

Hi. I'm Bradley. I don't see with my eyes. Instead, I see with my heart and, boy, do I have a big heart! I am a really nice dog and I truly get around just fine even though I am blind. (My nose works just fine!) I am good with other dogs, house broken, and crate trained. I really like car rides and walks! 

I have videos! Check me out here and here


CECILIA

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


CHACHI

AGE: 8 years WEIGHT: 17 lbs BREED: Shih Tzu

Hi there! I’m Chachi! I’m 8 years old and weigh around 17lbs. My wonderful fosters busted me out of the terrifying shelter and now I’m back to enjoying life at my foster home. I’m great with kids and others dogs. I can’t wait to meet you!


DAISY MAE

AGE: 11 years WEIGHT: 50 lbs BREED: Labrador

HI! My name is Daisy Mae! I'm 11 years old and I weigh 50 lbs. I like other dogs and I think I'm a lap dog! I enjoy walks and car rides. I'm in good health and looking for a home where I can spend my golden years.

I have a video here. 


DARLA & EUGENIA

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!


EMMYLOU

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. I'm taking it easy at my foster home, with my three foster siblings. I'm working on building up the strength in my back legs. I want to be in tip-top shape for walks with my new family. If you’d like to meet, that would be neat. 

Want to see my jailbreak video? It’s here

 


ETTA

AGE: 12 years WEIGHT: 70 lbs BREED: American Staffordshire Terrier mix*

Hi! My name is Lady Etta, a.k.a. “Lady Lumps” because I've got lots of lumps! They add character! A bunch have already been removed, and we plan on removing more. I have no idea I am a senior dog. I may be 12, but I don't act a day over 10. Sometimes I get excited about a toy. I'm in a foster home with dogs of all shapes and sizes, and I love to tag along on outings. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the dog park! Oh my gosh, so many people to meet! Dogs are cool too, but people make my world go round! I would be an amazing office dog/shop dog because greeting everyone is my favorite thing to do in the entire world! Get me a diplomatic license plate — because I’m practically an ambassador for my breed, showing there is NOTHING scary about pit bulls! Wanna meet me? 

*I might be part hound because I howl when I get excited.

Want to see my audition for America's Funniest Home Videos? It's here


FAST EDWINA

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!


GUS III

AGE: 2 years WEIGHT: 14 lbs BREED:  Manchester Terrier/Boston Terrier

Hi, I’m Gus! I survived a life on the streets, so I'm a little rough around the edges. Treats are the way to my heart, but I also love taking walks, sunbathing, and playing fetch. My little legs, long bod, and irresistible face are a blessing and a curse. People want to pet me right away, but it freaks me out! I like to takes things slow. Not sure why everyone has to rush into things these days anyways. The snuggles and kisses come only after I’ve gotten to know you. And, as long as I’m being honest (I prefer being up front with my suitors), I should tell you that I’m working on some anger management issues. While I can be a good boy and will listen sometimes, I admit I can be mean in certain situations. So, yea, I don’t mix well with little kids, and I need someone who will be patient and understanding to help me work out my kinks. In return, I’ll show you undying love and loyalty. I know I’m not for everyone, but I’m willing to wait for that special someone. Could that be you?

 


HOLLY

AGE: 6 Years WEIGHT: 48 lbs BREED:  Basenji/Australian Cattle Dog Mix

No cats or small dogs. Great with kids. 

Hello darlings! I’m Holly! I’m a former momma and previously gave birth to puppies while I was in the shelter. I sat there for 6 months and watched all my babies get adopted while waiting patiently to be busted out of there as well. Shelter staff and volunteers loved me and championed for me. I’m kind, calm and overall just lovely. I weigh just under 50 lbs so I am a really manageable size. I LOVE to retrieve balls and play with my foster dog siblings! I also love my foster dog human brother so kids are awesome in my book! No small dogs or kitties for me. Can’t wait to meet you!

I have a video here. (Spoiler alert: My tail wags.)


KAYLIN HOPE COYOTE

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?


MICKEY

AGE: 9 years WEIGHT: 8 lbs BREED: Yorkie / Maltese mix

Hi! My name is Mickey! I've had a rough go of it with humans so far and have been surrendered to the SAME shelter twice! Can you believe that? I'm the nicest little lady and I definitely didn't deserve to be discarded like that! I love other dogs. I also love snacks. Snacks are the BEST! Oh, I only have two teefers, but one is a snaggletooth so it's pretty rad. Don't worry, I can still throw down food with the best of 'em even without a full grill! Wanna meet me? 


PATTY CAKES

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

Hi! I’m Patty Cakes. I am a sweet girl who likes a nice, quiet day at home. I just had a big surgery and am on the mend. That means a lot of rest and lounging in my bed. If you enjoy taking it easy at home, we might be a good match. Get in touch. I'll be at home. 

Here is a little video of me.


POTATO PANCAKE

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 


ROCKY

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!


SIR DERP A LOT

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 rescue and my foster family is helping me treat. I’m also trying to put on a little weight. (Nom, nom, nom.) I'm good with other dogs. I'm great in the car. If you're looking for a dog with a one-of-a-kind face and a derpy tongue, get in touch. 

I have a video! Check me out here!


SPROUT

AGE: 8 years WEIGHT: 10 lbs BREED: Yorkie / Schnauzer mix

Hi, down here...I'm a teeny, tiny Sprout! Just love me and I'll grow into the best friend you've ever had! I fall fast and hard and can be territorial with my humans so I would probably do best in a home without kiddos! I listen really well so if you set boundaries and tell me "you've got this" I understand. Wanna meet me?


WATSON

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!


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SAMMIE

AGE: 7 years WEIGHT: 15 lbs BREED: Terrier mix

Hello, I'm Sammie! I'm currently getting all the TLC I need because I sat in the shelter for over two months. Can you believe that?! Lucky for me, I'm now an APR Magical Unicorn and on my way to the good life.


COURTESY LISTINGS


RAY

AGE: 5 years WEIGHT: 8 lbs BREED: Chihuahua mix

Ray is an 8 pound chihuahua/dachshund mix- he's friendly with adults, kiddos, and other dogs. He's adjusting very easily to naps on the couch, snuggles, good meals, and walks. He's working on house training and getting used to normal sounds around the house.  He gives the sweetest kisses and his tail wag can't fail to make you smile!


VIRGINIA

AGE: 12 years WEIGHT: 8 lbs BREED: maltese mix

Hi I'm Virginia! (aka Betty White)

I came from the Downey shelter 3 weeks ago and have been getting heathy and coming out of my shell now that I'm out of that noisy place!

I'm a senior(somewhere between 12-14 maybe?)

I'm really sweet and looking for my forever home...

All I really want to do is snuggle and watch tv...even better if I could come to work with someone as I really sleep a lot!

I love all other dogs(I live with 5 currently) kids are ok too! 

I get a little scared when left alone but getting better knowing that someone is caring for me

Let me know if you want to meet me, I promise we will fall in love