Current Adoptable Poundhounds (Dogs)

We require that you are 25 years or older to adopt one of our Rescue dogs.  To request a Meet & Greet with a potential new member for your Family, please download and complete the Adoption Application Form below as the first step in our process and scan and e-mail the completed form back to adoptme@ocpoundhounds.com

If you would like to meet one of our available dogs, please complete an Adoption Application (by printing off the form and filling it out) and return it to us for approval.  A private Meet & Greet will be arranged if your application is approved.

Niles

Niles was rescued from a high kill LA County shelter where he ended up through no fault of his own.  Even though he had a microchip and his previous Owners were contacted they never came to collect him.  so we took him in to our rescue.  He has turned out to be an absolute delight due to his loving, pleasing nature to women but can be somewhat selective with whom he likes as far as men initially.  Niles is around 3 years old, weighs approximately 6.5-lbs and is a neutered male Heavy Orange Sable Pomeranian X Yorkie blend.  He loves other dogs and wants nothing more to do than play or give lots of cuddles to his Pet Parent.  He is best placed in a home with another small breed dog.  We suspect he will get along with cats just fine as he is a submissive little boy.  Due to his diminutive size no large breed dogs or small children, please.  Niles is going outside to take care of business.  He crates well, walks nicely on leash and is a great, portable little companion.

Niles The Yoranian

Nile’s Second Video

Niles & His Gang

Niles In The Garden

Moshe

Moshe was rescued from the Bakersfield Shelter where he ended up due to no fault of his own.  We think he is approximately 5 years old.  He weighs in around 8.5-lbs, is a neutered male and is a blue and white parti-coloured Pomeranian.  He ended up at the shelter with a bad injury to his eye, most likely having been hit by a car.  His eye was not able to be saved, but this sweet little boy has not allowed this disability to sour him at all.  Moshe will make an ideal lap dog , shopping and walking companion for a quieter, peaceful home without small children or large breed dogs.  He does not like cats, as he is scared of them (not that he would ever admit it)!  Moshe has successfully passed his Basic Obedience training!  Moshe is people-orientated versus dog-orientated so would be quite happy being an only dog where all the affection would be lavished on him.  Adoption Pending

Moshe’s Video

Sterling Professional

Sterling is a 3-year old, 6.5-lbs  pure bred neutered male Lavender Pomeranian.  He is a wonderful little boy but needs an experienced Pomeranian owner who can continue his socialization.  His coat is growing in nicely with some homeopathic treatments – he has CDA (colour dilution alopecia) so his coat grows in a sort of natural lion cut! Sterling is best in an adult only home.  He gets along well with other small breed dogs, and has learned how to play. Sterling is a happy boy overall and will make you laugh with his bouncy hops as he bounds around the garden just enjoying life!  Sterling crates well for travel and when not being supervised, and is learning to walk on leash.

Sterling’s Video

Sterling

Sterling

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Maize is a pure bred clear Orange Pomeranian who was rescued from a high-kill LA County shelter where she had been turned in as a stray.  She had a large hernia, about the size of a softball that we found out was her uterus and a deceased puppy when our Vet spayed her and repaired the hernia.  At that time she was also given a nice refreshing dental.  Our Veterinarian has aged her at around 4 years of age.  Maize is very good in the house, crates well, enjoys rides in the car,  is not a barker and just likes to be by your side.  She is best suited to a home that is on the quieter side with a retired, semi-retired or work from home (at least part-time) couple, or single person. She is best suitable around teenagers (15+ Years) with prior small breed dog experience. Maize is not bothered about having another doggie companion in the household, and would be quite happy to have all the attention lavished on her, so she is an ideal “only” dog.  She will tolerate another small breed submissive male dog, but is a very dominant female and will assert herself as a leader.  As far as cats, Maize is not bothered by a dog-savvy cat who is confident and laid back.  Maize walks well on leash, is crate trained and is both pad and outdoor trained to take care of business.   Her energy-level is moderate to low.

Maize’s Video

Maize The Queen Bee

Maize The Queen Bee Again!

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Wynton is a 10 year old Toy Poodle who was surrendered as “a stray” by his former Owners stating he had seizures.  So far we have not observed any seizures, he eats like a werewolf and is a happy little camper.  He has had a clean bill of health from our Veterinarian, has been neutered and given a long overdue dental and is on supplements to help with his walking as he has a fairly bad luxating patella on his rear left leg.  Wynton is low energy, likes to motor around at his own pace, is wonderful as far as house manners, loves car rides and being carried, or pushed in his stroller.  This wonderful little 4-lbs of love is best in a quieter adult home where he can be lavished with love and attention.  He is not a barker except when he needs to take a facility break.  In Our Hospice Programme.

Wynton’s Video

Bayou

Bayou is a gorgeous pure bred Blue & Tan Pomeranian who weighs about 8-lbs and is 8 years young.  He is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.  This little boy came in to our rescue after he was retired from a breeding programme.  He is very shy,  but is slowly leaning all about the world around him and needs a quiet, patient person to bring him out of his shell.  Bayou is missing the paw on his back right leg, so he cannot go for long walks but he adores being rolled around in his doggie stroller!  

Beautiful Bayou

Evie

Little Ms. Evie is an 18-month old, 5-lbs pure bred clear Orange Pomeranian who can be best described as a social butterfly!  This little girl loves to be in company and get lots of attention!   Her ideal home would be one where she gets to go everywhere with you – shopping, to the beach and running errands!  Evie is crate trained, walks well on leash (although she much prefers to be carried) and gets along well with other small breed dogs.  Adoption Pending

Evie’s Video

Evie Again!

Evie Loves to Play!

Dusty

Dusty’s Video

Dusty Relaxed In Foster Home

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Dusty is a 2.5-year old, 9-lbs neutered male pure bred AKC Cream Sable Pomeranian.  This boy is on the larger size, but with all his big hair he looks bigger!  Dusty is happy and bouncy and is a joy to be around.  He is medium energy so he can go out for walkies (in a stroller as he does not walk on leash), yet can also chill out with you.  He needs someone who loves to groom his coat, which will need weekly maintenance.  Pomeranian’s coats should never be shaved, as it can cause the hair never to grow back (see Magnum’s photo).  A good Groomer will never consent to shaving a Pomeranian’s coat.  Dusty is crate trained, travels well in the car and is not a barker, except to alert.  He would be fine in a busy household with children over the age of 10+ years, who have previous small dog experience. He is very submissive with other dogs and we suspect he will be fine with cats, who no doubt will have the upper paw with him.  Dusty does not walk on leash, he is terrified, so he is a stroller or carry-style dog!

River

River’s Video

River is an 18-month old (from our best guess), 12-lbs Pomeranian / Sheltie blend that was rescued from a Craigslist advert.  She was handed over to one of our Volunteers by her previous Owners  without any questions asked…A very dangerous thing to do as she could have ended up in a research laboratory or  a dog-fighting bait dog.  River was not  properly socialized by her previous Owner’s so she is slightly nervous and somewhat reactive on-leash.  She is very intelligent, but that intelligence needs to be harnessed positively and she will do anything to please.  River gets along well with other dogs her size,  is respectful of the cats in her foster home and would be fine with older children who have herding breed experience.   River will make an excellent jogging / walking companion.  She loves to be with people, so a work-from-home professional, active retirees or family household with people coming and going would be ideal for her.  River travels well in the car, is crate trained, has nice house manners and leash-trained.  Adoption Pending

Violet

Violet is a 3 year old (approximately), 9.5-lbs white spayed female Pomeranian.  She is a very happy girl who loves to do the “pommie dance”.  She gets along well with other small breed dogs and loves to be around people. Violet would be fine as an only dog as she has absolutely no interest in playing with the other dogs in her foster home, preferring to hang out by her Foster Mother’s computer desk.  We think she will be fine with older, respectful children who have had previous small dog experience.  Violet is crate trained, walks well on leash and is trained to take care of business outside.

Violet’s Video

Mocha Professional

Mocha is a darling 5 year old, 6.5-lbs spayed female Chocolate Pomeranian who is just luscious.  She has a plush, enormous coat that will need weekly grooming to keep manageable.  Mocha is very friendly and loving and would be best in an adult only home, or a home with teenage children.  We doubt she will have any issues with cats.  She gets along well with other small breed dogs, but is people-orientated versus dog-orientated so would be fine as an only dog.  Mocha crates well for sleeping, travels beautifully in the car and has decent house manners.  

Cami

Cami is an approximately 9-month old, spayed female Min Pin who is currently available for adoption.  Cami was surrendered to our rescue by her previous Owners who had a very dominant, large breed dog, who did not take kindly to having a new puppy introduced in to the house hold.  She weighs in around 10-lbs , which we suspect is her adult size.  Cami is a sassy little girl who is very people orientated, but would love to have another dog in the home with whom to play.  She gets along well with other small breed dogs, is crate trained,  is good with her house manners and walks well on-leash. 

Cami Video

Sunkist

Sunkist is a darling 9.5-lbs 6+ year old female spayed Chihuahua who is amazing.  She is quiet, easy going and just loves to hang out.  Kissy gets along with all the other dogs in her foster home and we suspect she will not have an issue with cats either, although we have not cat tested her.  She travels beautifully in the car, walks nicely on leash and is crate trained.  Her foster home has had no issues with her in the area of house training.  Her energy is moderate-to-low level.  She would be an ideal companion for a work-from-home professional, semi-retired or retired household.  She goes outside to take care of business, but will also use a pad, if available.  Don’t miss out on this amazing little girl!

Sunkist The California Blonde Chihuahua

Sunkist Doing What She Does Best

Ralphie

Ralphie’s Video

Ralphie is around 6 years old and weighs in at a hefty 6-lbs.  Not a lot in known about his previous life as he was abandoned in a shopping trolley at a local shopping centre in the Inland Empire, which is how he got his name!  Ralphie does have some medical issues, such as collapsed discs in his back, which makes him walk like a spider monkey.  From what our Veterinarian, and his Foster Mother  can ascertain, he does not seem to be in any pain.  Due to his skeletal issues,  he is low-energy as far as exercise needs and is “arm-candy” in that he is easy carried.   Ralphie is crate trained, and potty pad trained.

Marnie

Marnie

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Marnie is a darling, lovable Papillion blend whom was surrendered at an Inland Empire shelter by her previous Owners who stated they had no time for her.  She had been left to live in a cage outside after their other dog attacked her, causing her to lose her left eye.  Marnie is around 6 years old and weighs about 7-lbs.  She has fine, silky hair and wants nothing more than to lay on your lap or snuggle with you.  Although she is blind she gets around without any issue and takes care of her business outside.  She is very independent!  Marnie gets along well with other small breed dogs, and we suspect there will not be an issue with any other animals in the household, mainly due to her blindness, but her personality is so sweet she does not have a mean bone in her little body..  

Stevie Rae

Stevie Rae at the Seaside

Stevie Rae Feeling Fabulous

Stevie Rae is a 50-lbs Golden Retriever blend who was found as a “stray” and taken to an Inland Empire shelter to wait to see if an Owner would claim her.  No-one came for Stevie Rae who weighed at the time a mere 23-lbs.  She was also blind.  When taken to our Veterinarian for evaluation, she was found to be diabetic (hence her loss of sight and lack of any body fat).  We immediately started working on regulating her insulin and taking care of her veterinary needs.  All her blood work came back stellar, so once she was at a safe weight she was spayed.  Stevie-Rae is very low-energy and just wants to be a lap dog and “hang out”.  She navigates around her foster home without any issue and takes care of business outside.  She loves to go for car rides, walkies and trips to the sea side.  Stevie Rae takes insulin twice a day.  The monthly cost for the insulin and needles is around $45.