"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!


BINKY BINKLEMAN

AGE: 8-10 Months WEIGHT: 6 lbs BREED: Cairn Terrier/Yorkie Mix

Hi! My name is Binky Binkleman! I'm reaaaallllllly cute! Look at my ears! Can't miss 'em! I'm around 8-10 months old and I weigh 6 lbs! I love other dogs of all sizes! Not sure about kitties because I haven't spent time with them.


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! 

Check out Boomer in action!


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


DAHLIA

AGE: 10 months WEIGHT: 6 lbs BREED: Chihuahua

Oh, boy. I have quite the origin story. I was abandoned by my family (along with two other dogs, Dandelion and Hyacinth, below). The landlord found all of us and took us to the shelter. Even though my first year in this world has been a little rough, I believe there's a happy, safe home out there for me. Maybe it's with you. 


DARLA

AGE: 11  WEIGHT: 7 lbs each BREED: Terrier/Chihuahua mix

Hi. My name is Darla! Aren't I cute? I'm an 11 year old itty bitty lady who just wants to sit on your lap, perch on your shoulder, or cuddle up. next to you in bed. I can even go everywhere with you! I only weigh around 7 lbs! Told ya I was itty bitty! I'm a really nice gal looking for a really nice human(s) to spend my golden years with! Wanna meet me?


DONKEY

AGE: 5 years WEIGHT: 80 lbs BREED: German Shepherd / Labrador Retriever mix

Hi, I'm Donkey. Some people call me Ramona. Just don't call me late for dinner because I love to eat. I probably need to shed a few pounds. But who doesn't? I've had all my shots. I'm a nice girl who's good with kids and other dogs. If you'd like to meet, that would be swell. 


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

 


ESTEE

AGE: 5 years WEIGHT: 60 lbs BREED: Rhodesian Ridgeback/Labrador Retriever Mix  

Estee's Story: We got a call about a month or so ago from our friend Jamie saying “I think I found Mable’s Sister!” we laughed.  Mable is a National Treasure. She’s basically one of the coolest dogs on the planet-and she is Jamie’s Dog.  Jamie sent video and a photo of a dog who, sure enough, looked like she could most def. be Mabe’s sister sitting at the Baldwin Park Shelter. Holy Guac and Bean Dip Enchilada! She was at the same shelter that Mable came from and the same age! What the WHAT? Turns out, Estee had been at the shelter for a few months. Turned in by her family (coincidentally so was Mabes) but her situation was a bit more delicate. You see. Estee came into the shelter with a huge gaping wound on her side. She was also very sensitive and insecure. You kinda see where this is going, right? Yep. She needed us. Upon pulling her we knew right away that she was going to need some work. She was sensitive to touch and was just a downright super weirdo. We sent her to training with  where she could get a jump start on things. The trainer worked with her.  He touched her. He put her in a routine with his pack. He helped her confidence and didn't give in to her insecurities. She is now with Jamie (and Mabel) in foster and is doing great! She even went "GLAMPING" recently! Change doesn't happen overnight and Estee will have to learn the routine and begin to trust others the same way she trusted the trainer and now her foster family. She's gonna be just fine and we love our delicate little flowers so she's definitely in the right spot. Estee is 5 years old and weighs around 60 lbs. She's flippin' adorable. She will need a home with someone patient and kind. Someone who will provide leadership over love because that is what she needs the most. The love is already felt. That's just what we humans give out when we adopt dogs. It's the leadership part we tend to lack on. 

Check out Estee in action!


EUGENIA

AGE: 11  WEIGHT: 7 lbs each BREED: Brussels Griffon/Terrier Mix 

Eugenia's Tinder Profile reads:

 I am told Tinder dates lead to snacks and maybe even meals-like full meals. I like snacks and i really like meals. Can we go to Chipotle? I like that they put burritos into a bowl. It is much easier for me to eat when they do it that way. I find it very helpful and courteous of them to offer this option.  You might say "but Eugenia, you are so tiny and lack teeth, how could you be such a foodie?" to which I reply "pffffft please. never underestimate a woman with a palate like mine!" Also, just so you know, I don't need to be all up in your business. I'm an independent woman. Do your thing. I'll do mine. Lets plan a burrito bowl date asap! Call me!


FAST EDWINA

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

Hi! Fast Edwina is my name and speed is my game! How do you like my wheels? I'm a nice gal who enjoys getting out and about. 

Check out this video and this video!


FRANK BRAVER

AGE: 7 years WEIGHT: 60 lbs BREED: Plott Hound/Dutch Shepherd Mix 

Hi. My name is Frank. Frank Braver. I'm a lucky guy! I spent 5 months at the shelter and became very depressed, stopped eating, and had basically given up on life before the nice folks at the rescue came in and swooped me right out of there! The shelter is no place for a sensitive, handsome, intelligent guy like me. I am a man of leisure who enjoys the comforts of life. I like to watch squirrels in the trees and hang out with dogs and sleep on cozy dog beds. I also really like car rides. I'm a real easy going, go with the flow type of guy. I am 7 years old and I weigh around 55 lbs right now but I should probably be at least 65. I am working on it! I can be shy at first so don't rush up on me. Wanna meet me? 

I have a video! Check me out here


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?

 


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?


OFFRED

AGE: 13 years WEIGHT: 75 lbs BREED: Labrador

Hi. 

I'm Offred. My humans surrendered me to the shelter and the nice folks who enjoy spending time with elderly canines came in and swooped me right up. Thanks GOODNESS! Oh my lanta that place was scary! It was hot, and there was too much cement, and just NO! Not for me! I like the comfort of home. I love to sprawl out on cozy dog beds, eat delicious meals, and be with my humans and dog friends. I love EVERYONE! Don't let my age fool you! I can get around just fine! I could stand to lose a few pounds but I mean, in LA, who can't? ha. I'm really special. Like super super special and I just want to spend my golden years loved and cherished. Wanna meet me? 

Check out Offred in action!


PATTY CAKES

AGE: 13 years WEIGHT: 10 lbs BREED: Shih Tzu

Do you have a sweet tooth? Then I'm your girl! My name is Patty Cakes, and I'm just a little mellow marshmallow. 

I'm looking to retire in a nice quiet home where we can enjoy an early dinner and snuggle on the couch. I've been through a couple big surgeries to fix up my kidneys so I would love to live somewhere I can easily get out to use the ladies room (TMI, I know, but a girl's got to be honest when looking for love).

If you think you're a match, let's go get some ice cream and get to your couch ASAP!

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!


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.


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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DITA VON CHEESEBURGER

AGE: 8 years WEIGHT: 40 lbs(on a diet and exercise program to lose some lbs) BREED: Labrador/Chi

 

I have a video! Check me out here!

 


GRANDPA IRV

AGE: 10 years WEIGHT: 5 lbs BREED: Yorki Mix

Hi. I'm Irv. I was found in a plastic box on the side of the road with an old ratty towel and a slice of wheat bread. Not cool, people! Not cool. Lucky for me, the nice rescue people helped me. Phew! I am not cut out for plastic box living! I am currently at the animal hospital getting tlc and will be available for adoption soon. 


PETRIE

AGE: 7 years WEIGHT: 13 lbs BREED: Dachshund

Hi. My name is Petrie and I am AMAZING! I'm house broken, good with kids, great with dogs, and I just want a home with someone who will love me. I am having surgery to remove my baby making parts soon and once that happens I will be on the single market looking for my happily ever after! Hopefully with you! xoxo 


POPPY

AGE: 10 years WEIGHT: 8 lbs BREED: Yorkie / Maltese

Check out Poppy in action!


ROMA

AGE: 3 months WEIGHT: 20 lbs BREED: Australian Cattle Dog


SESAME

AGE: 10 years WEIGHT: 5 lbs BREED: Terrier/Chi


COURTESY LISTINGS


NAHLAH

AGE: 2 years WEIGHT: 7 lbs BREED: Havanese, Yorkshire Terrier Mix

Nalah was turned into a Southern California shelter as a stray . When no one came to claim her, we had to rescue her on the 11th hour. Nalah has a genuine innocence about her that makes your heart ache for her instinct is to want to hold her and and assure her with a cuddle that she is safe with you. She is very much a dog that enjoys spending her time around you. Whether she has found a place on your lap or if she is leaving paw print marks on the floor as you mop, this sweet Princess loves to be with her person. She loves to play with dogs and welcomes them with a wide mouth and a wagging tail!

Nalah is a 7lb, 2 year old and is diagnosed with Cushing Disease which will requires blood work and daily medication. The medication runs approximately ~$50 per month. She will require a specific blood work once a year. The adoption fee includes spay, microchip, dental cleaning, complete blood panel, urine analysis, dental cleaning, vaccination, fecal test, & heart worm test.
To receive an adoption application please email dogtagyoureit@gmail.com


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