Bougainvilla ("Boo Boo") is...

  • Very Playful

  • LOVES stuffed toys

  • LOVES chasing balls

  • Affectionate with those she trusts like her foster mom

  • Gets along with other small dogs.  She lives in a foster home with 5 other dogs ranging in size from 7 lbs to 15 lbs.

  • LOVES to play with other dogs in her foster home (see videos)

  • Would do best in a home with another young playful dog

  • Crate trained

  • Was using potty pads but no longer uses them since her foster mom restricts her area in the house and takes her out frequently so Boo Boo rarely potties in her foster mom's house

  • Very treat motivated

  • Very afraid of new people, but strangers can hold her when her foster mom places her in their arms, although Boo Boo is stiff and doesn't enjoy it initially

  •  Nips at her foster mom's heels when she's excited and in a playful mood.

  • Bites at strangers heels when they turn her back on her and she barks at them when she sees them.

  • Afraid of new situations

  • Walks well on a leash with a harness but is leash reactive to strangers from her fear of them

  • Lives in a foster home with parrots and doesn't pay attention to them

  • Has not been with cats under our care so we don't know how she is with them

  • Toy Poodle/Terrier mix.  She appears to be low to no shedding but we don't know whether she's hypoallergenic since she's a mix.  Therefore, we're not sure she'd be suitable in a home with a person with allergies.

  • 17 months old

  • 9 lbs

  • Microchipped

  • Shots up to date

  • Healthy

  • All medical paperwork provided

  • San Diego residents only

  • One or at most two adult only home although homes with respectful children 12 and up may be considered

  • Adoption fee $250

The San Diego Humane Law Enforcement confiscated Bougainvillea from a 12 dog hoarding situation when she was just 8 months old.  She spent 4 months at the San Diego Behavior Center being trained to be more confident.  We rescued her from there believing a foster home environment, rather than a kennel environment, would be best for her.  She's grown to love and trust her foster mom, and she enjoys playing with the dogs in her foster home.

Videos of Boo Boo playing with other dogs:  


Bougainvillea in her foster mom's lap:


If interested in Bougainvillea these are the steps:

1.  Read her bio carefully to make sure she's the right dog for you and you meet the adoption requirements.  We spend a lot of time trying to accurately describe our dogs in their bios so you can help decide if the dog may be right for you.

2.  Fill out an adoption app from our website here:

3.  If it looks like a promising match we'll contact you within 72 hours of receiving your application.    We're a very small volunteer-based rescue taking care of lots of animals so we don't have time to contact everyone who applies or respond to all inquires.  We're very sorry and we're hoping this will change soon.  Lastly, our animals are in foster care---we're not an animal shelter so meet & greets are by invitation.


Have a great day, and thanks for your interest!