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Required for adoption: 

  • Home with one patient adult (two adults may be considered). 

  • No children

  • Home with a young, playful, self confident small dog (max 20 lbs) who is loving with their owner.

Bougainvillea came from a hoarding situation making the right home for difficult to find.  She is VERY fearful of anyone other than her foster mom and dad.  She's grown to love and trust her patient foster mom and by learning from other dogs.  She's affectionate with her foster mom and cuddles with her nightly now by watching other dogs do the same. Bougainvillea is fearful of new places and experiences due to not being properly socialized during the critical early months of her life.

Boo Boo is...

  • Very Playful

  • LOVES stuffed toys

  • LOVES chasing balls

  • LOVES playing with other small dogs (see videos).  She lives in a foster home with 5 other dogs ranging in size from 7 lbs to 15 lbs.  She has not been around large dogs.

  • Must have a home with another young playful dog.

  • Crate trained

  • Potty pad trained

  • VERY treat motivated

  • VERY afraid of new people and new situations (she was a hoarding case dog and not properly socialized as a puppy).

  • Walks well on a leash with a harness

  • 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/some type of terrier mix.  She appears to be no shedding

  • 2 years old

  • 9 lbs

  • Microchipped

  • Shots up to date

  • Healthy

  • All medical paperwork provided

  • San Diego residents only

  • One adult home.  Two adult home may be considered.  No children.

  • Adoption fee $150




Bougainvillea in her foster mom's lap:


Videos of Boo Boo playing with other dogs:  


Bougainvillea's Backstory: 


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 Humane Society Behavior Center where they tried to train her to be more confident.  We rescued her from there believing a foster home environment, rather than a kennel environment, would be best for her. 

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 (copy & paste this hyperlink into your browser):

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.


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