Sanctuary Dogs

At Annie's Orphans, one of the most important parts of our mission is that we are a no-kill shelter. Many of the dogs that come to the shelter may be deemed "un-adoptable" because of health issues, behavioral issues or a variety of other conditions which makes it very unlikely that they will ever be adopted or, at the least, makes them very difficult to adopt. At Annie's, these are our "Sanctuary Dogs" and they will always have a safe and caring home as they live out their lives with us!

At Annie's, we can't do it without the support of our community. Please, email us to learn how to sponsor a specific sanctuary dog. Meet some of our Sanctuary Dogs below:



 Gracie is a Pit Bull received from a Tijuana shelter.  She has been doing well since extensive treatment for Demodex.


Resident   |   Female   |   Adult



 Smokey is a Shar Pei/Greyhound mix.  He is an extremely shy fellow, who was a one-man dog and is a bite-risk. He had a lot of difficulty adjusting to the loss of his companion. 


Resident   |   Male   |   Senior



 Bear came to our facility as an owner surrender after she began behaving aggressively toward another small dog within the home.


Resident   |   Female   |   Young



 Bella was an emergency intake, after biting someone in an act of protectiveness.


Resident   |   Female   |   Adult



 Tom is an Australian Kelpie/German Shepherd mix, 7 years of age.  He is dog aggressive and has begun to show aggressive tendencies when being handled and groomed.


Resident   |   Male   |   Adult



 Jules is a 3 year old Boxer/Pit cross.


Resident   |   Female   |   Adult



 Jewel's story is odd, in that she won't let herself be successfully adopted out.


Resident   |   Female   |   Adult


Cletus - In Training to be Adoptable

 Cletus appears to be an Akbash mix, is 6 years old and is an owner surrender.  He is a handsome lad, but very protective of space (a trait of the breed).


Resident   |   Male   |   Adult



 Cookie is a 9 year old, Long-Haired Chihuahua with an incredibly abusive past.  Because of her history, she has no trust of people and demonstrates fear-aggression.


Resident   |   Female   |   Adult



Puck demonstrates wariness and guarding-behaviors with people and is a bite-risk with strangers.  He is a tweenie-sized, dark red doxie, who was owner-surrendered.


Resident   |   Male   |   Adult