The Dexter Foundation: Serving Los Angeles County and Southern California
We are dedicated to rescuing dogs in the Southern California Area and placing them in a loving, forever home.

Shante is very sweet

Mom has Cancer

When sweet little Shante was found by animal control, she had a wire tied around her mouth. A good Samaritan saw her in the high kill shelter and decided to adopt her. Sadly, Shante's adopter was just diagnosed with cancer and between surgery and chemo, she does not have the time or energy for Shante. Shante can be a little scared meeting new people, but has warmed up to her new home, and will warm up to yours as well. Shante deserves a loving home with a patient experienced dog person. She does better with women than men, and is fine with other small dogs. Shante works with a trainer several times a week, and has made remarkable progress. Shante is very smart and young, and will easily leave her past behind her. She's only about a year and a half old, loves to run and play, and is spayed, up to date on vaccinations and chipped. If you'd like to meet her, please complete our adoption application found on We're only adopting out to the Southern California area.

Foster Homes Needed

So many dogs are finding their way into shelters. Sadly, due to overcrowding, many never make it out. We can only save as many dogs as we have available foster homes. Can you save a dog's life by giving it a warm, loving home for a few days or weeks? We pay all of the dog's expenses. Your kindness will be repaid with lots of love and affection! As a foster parent, you will NOT be required to bring the dog to weekly adoption events. We want fostering to be easy and rewarding! Every new foster home is a dog's life saved!

The Adoption Process

First and foremost, complete the application here.
We then schedule a quick and easy home check. We are only adopting out to the Southern California area. We save new dogs each week, so we often have dogs that we have yet to post online.

I want to save this dog!
Take me to the application!