Giving dogs a new start at a happy life!

Adoptable Dogs

"Sebastian" Miniature Poodle
2 1/2 yrs old - 14 lbs

Hi! My name is Sebastian. I'm 2 1/2 years old and 14 pounds of wiggles and love. I'm young, so I'd love to live with an active family who wants to teach me new things and show me new places. When it's time to chill out I am always ready to lie by your side, or even keep your lap warm. I love playing with other dogs and people. I'm not sure what cats are yet, but I've been told I'll be introduced soon...we'll see if they like me, I hope so!
When I came into the rescue I was a bit of a mess, no one had cared for me in a long time. Now that I've been taken care of and gotten a haircut I feel like a new doggie, and can't wait to show it off at the dog park! Will you take me there?
His adoption fee through our rescue covers him being fully vaccinated, micro-chipped and neutered. To learn more about adopting this sweet boy, There is also an online application on the home page. Or call 760-470-7343

"Finn" aka Muffin Terrier Mix - male
3 yrs old - 10 lbs

Muffin came to Open Arms Rescue after he was attacked by a group of male dogs in Ensenada, Mexico. As you can see from his photos and videos, all of his injuries were to his head. He was incredibly lucky to be found by a rescuer in Ensenada 3 days after he was attacked, and was taken to a local vet.

Muffin had major damage to his head and face, and came into the vet suffering from Sepsis. He received months of surgeries and medical care at the vet and was finally able to come to the USA.

Muffin is a loving, playful little boy who prefers a female owner. He also prefers the company of female dogs, so he is looking for a home where he will be the only boy. This is probably the result of his vicious attack. Please come and meet Muffin. He has been waiting a long time in his foster home to meet his family. Lets not make him wait much longer.

Video of Muffin NOW:

Video of Muffin at the vet in Ensenada

Want a running partner? Muffin would be perfect...He is an active 2 year old 10 pound boy who wants to play and enjoy life. Who wants to be the lucky one to show Muffin what kind of wonderful life awaits him here in San Diego

If you can help either foster of give him a forever home please call (760)470-7643 or email

If you would like to find out more please contact us orfill out the online application on the home pageor call 7604707643

"Izzy" Chihuahua - Male
11 yrs old - 7 lbs

This handsome gentleman is looking for a place to live out his golden years. Izzy was adopted from Open Arms Rescue 6 years ago. The couple had a baby and decided there was no room in their lives anymore for sweet 11 year old Izzy.

It's hard starting over when you're older, but Izzy didn't get a choice in the matter. We would like to find him his FOREVER home this time around so he can live out his golden years as a loved and cherished member of the family.He loves other dogs, cats, children and basically any person or animal who is lucky enough to meet him.

Izzy has an adorable overbite and has a snout that resembles an Opossum! He recently visited the vet and had his teeth cleaned and his heart checked out. He is healthy and ready for his new family.

"Cookie" Toy Poodle-female
senior - 7 lbs

Cookie is a special needs doggy. Sheis quiet, loving and very well behaved. She is about 7 lbs. We dont know how she was injured to cause her rear leg paralysis but we do know that she was dumped at a shelter by her owners as they no longer wanted to care for her disability. This doesnt slow her down one bit. She has a little pink cart that she speeds around in. She is currently being fostered along with another little rescued paraplegic doggy named Romeo who is a 2 yr old Chihuahua. (check out his story too.) Cookie is spayed, microchipped and fully vaccinated. If you would like to find out more please contact us orfill out the online application on the home pageor call 7604707643

"Gary" Chihuahua - Male
8 yrs old - 8 lbs

Gary came to Open Arms Rescue after a rescuer in Tijuana called us asking if we could help this little soul. He wound up at our vet in Mexico in critical condition. He was covered in lesions, injuries, infections and ticks, as well as having a badly broken foot. The vet didn't know if he would make it. Well a few months later and he is healthy and happy in a foster home in San Diego
The vet was able to mend all of his injuries and wound up removing hundreds of ticks from his tiny body. He had extensive surgery on his foot, including the insertion of pins. The pins have been removed and he is now ready for his forever home. He walks, jumps and runs normal.

"Bianca" Malti-poo - female
7 yrs old - 9 lbs

Bianca came to us in terrible condition. She was 4 lbs and a skeleton, with hardly any fur, you could see all of her ribs and bones. She is now 8 lbs. She had been kept by someone in Mexico and totally neglected. She was near death when a good Samaritan talked the owner into giving her up and then dropped her at a local vet in TJ. An Open Arms Rescue volunteer was down at this vet at the time and saw her in a cage there. She had been there only 2 days. The vet was very happy that we were able to take her into our rescue. We had her seen by our vet and she was diagnosed with some health conditions, but once we discovered this and put her on medication she filled out into a beautiful 9 lbs and all of her white/peach hair grew back in. She is just simply a sweetheart and beautiful now. She is very mellow, doesn't bark or wine at all and just want to be a lap dog. If you would like to find out more about Bianca please contact us.