"Bader" is a 6 yr. old neutered male mixed breed dog.  He is a medium sized dog and weighs about 25 lbs.  He is friendly, loving and very smart.  He has a great temperament and just wants to be someone's buddy.  He is very smart and learns quickly.  He is housebroken and is good with other dogs, kitties, horses and gentle kids.  He came in with his buddy (pictured below) and they make a great pair.  They do not need to be adopted together but if someone is looking for a pair then these boys are a great team.  He is current on all his vaccines, including rabies, is microchipped, and his adoption fee is $175.  (If he is adopted with his buddy, the combined adoption fee is $300). 

"Alfie" is a 10 yr. old neutered male Dachshund mix.  He found himself in the shelter when his owner went to hospice.  This sweet little guy was a matted mess, had a severe infection due to bad teeth and a huge abscess on the back of his neck.  After getting his infection under control, we were able to get him a dental and get him back to good health!  He is so appreciative and grateful for all we have done for him and he makes this known every day!  He is a great dog and a wonderful buddy!  He is an easy dog and does not require much at all so he is perfect for an older person / couple!  He is in great health and has many great years ahead of him.  He is housebroken and is good with other dogs, kitties, horses and older kids.  He is current on all his vaccines, including rabies, is microchipped, and his adoption fee is $100.  You may see more pics of him on the 'Help our project dogs' page. 

"Sam I Am" ("Sam") is a 2 yr. old neutered male mixed breed dog.  We really are not sure what his mix is.  He is a medium sized dog and weighs just over 17 lbs.  He is awfully sweet and is ready to find his forever family!  He was fearful in the shelter so came to rescue.  He has a nice personality and is learning to be part of the pack here.  He is doing very well with the pack as well as with the kitties!  He is current on all his vaccines, including rabies, is microchipped, and his adoption fee is $250. 

"Annie" is a 1  1/2 yr. old spayed female Australian Shepherd mix.  This sweet young lady is so well mannered and wants to do no wrong!  She is going to be the perfect buddy for someone!  She is good with other dogs, kitties, and horses.  She is doing great with her housebreaking and has absolutely NO bad habits at all.  She weighs 29 lbs. and is fully grown.  She has a calm demeanor and a gentle spirit.  She deserves to find the best of homes and live a pampered life.  She is current on all her vaccines, including rabies, is microchipped, and her adoption fee is $300.

"Banjo" is a 1-2 yr. old neutered male Shih Tzu / Poodle mix.  This little guy is such a nice boy!  He was found as a stray and ended up in the shelter.  He was badly matted and in need of some TLC.  He is not all cleaned up, professionally groomed and ready to begin his new life with his forever family!  Despite his rough past, he is a happy, loving, friendly boy.  He currently weighs 12 lbs.  He is currently housebreaking and crate training.  He is such a nice boy and deserves to have a great life!  He is current on all his vaccines, including rabies, is microchipped, and his adoption fee is $350.

"Aeden" is a 1 yr. old neutered male Terrier mix.  This sweet little guy was found as a stray and ended up in the shelter.  He was terrified there so he came to rescue where he could be more comfortable while he searched for his forever family.  He is shy at first but is very sweet.  He loves other dogs and is also learning about kitties.  He weighs 10 lbs. and is fully grown.  He will need some time to adjust in his new home but will sure become your very best buddy.  He is current on all his vaccines, including rabies, is microchipped, and his adoption fee is $200. 

"Poncho" is an 8 month old neutered male Border Collie / Beagle mix.  This handsome guy is the whole package!  He is a gorgeous boy with beautiful markings, he has an outstanding temperament, is personable, happy and super friendly!  Here is someone who truly loves life!  He is such a nice dog and is looking for his forever family that will love and enjoy him to the fullest!  He is smart and very fun!  He learns quickly and is ready to begin his new life with his forever family.  He is playful and loves to run and play with other dogs.  He is up for anything and will be happy doing whatever his family may have planned.  He is housebroken and crate trained.  He weighs about 23 lbs. and is about fully grown.  He is current on all his vaccines, including rabies, is microchipped, and his adoption fee is $350. 

"Hailey" is a 3 month old spayed female Dachshund / Chihuahua mix puppy.  This sweet baby girl was found as a stray with her mama & sibling.  They ended up in the shelter where she was terrified.  She is now learning how to be a real puppy!  She is an absolute sweetheart and is going to be a great dog!  She has a great temperament and the softest coat.  She currently weighs about 6 lbs.  She is a special little gal and is looking for her forever family.  She loves playing with other dogs / puppies.  She is currently learning all about kitties as well.  She is current on all her puppy vaccines, including rabies, is microchipped, and her adoption fee is $350.

"Chico" is a 5 month old neutered male Chihuahua / Dachshund mix puppy.  He was born on Dec. 23rd.  He has a wonderful temperament like his sweet mama.  He is a great pup and deserves the very best home possible.  He is an absolute character and is sure to bring a smile to your face each and every day!  He is such a fun pup and has an exceptional personality!  He can provide you with endless entertainment playing with his toys!  He is all ready to go home with his forever family.  He has had all four sets of his puppy shots, has had regular dewormings, is microchipped, and his adoption fee is $350.

"Jerry" is a 2 yr. old neutered male Rat Terrier / Chihuahua mix.  He is a great dog and is looking to be someone's best pal.  He was skeptical of people when we got him but he loves people now.  He is also good with other dogs, kitties and horses.  He is very personable and is a happy boy.  He has lots of personality and a cute personality!  He is a happy boy and has a great temperament.  He is housebroken and crate trained.  He rides very well in the car and is always just such a good boy!  He is current on all his vaccines, including rabies, is microchipped, and his adoption fee is $250.

"Jenna" is a 2  yr. old spayed female Pug mix.  She ended up in the shelter as a stray.  She is a very nice girl.  She is currently housebreaking and crate training.  She is good with other dogs and is currently learning about horses & kitties.  She weighs about 13 lbs.  She is going to be someone's best buddy.  She has a very nice temperament and is a good girl.  She is current on all her vaccines, including rabies, is microchipped and her adoption fee is $300. 

"Doc" has found a wonderful home!   "Marty" is still in search of his forever home!

                        "Marty"

He cuddles with them and keeps a close eye on them!

"Marty", "Doc" and their sweet mama!!  This is the picture of why spaying and neutering is SO important!  This beautiful family was found as strays roaming the streets of Yuma together.  A sweet mama trying to take care of her babies on the streets.....but there is also more to this picture....you see, mama is pregnant yet AGAIN!  Yep...that's right...mama is out on the streets with her pups from her last heat cycle and is already pregnant again.  That is most likely why they were out on the streets alone.  With puppies still left from her last litter and more on the way, what is someone supposed to do?  Well, perhaps dumping them all on the streets is a solution.  As for this sweet family, they were fortunate to end up in the shelter where the best possible outcome for them could happen.  For the moment, they are now all part of the VJ Ranch family.  "Marty" & "Doc" are now all ready to find forever homes.  As for mama, well she will have and raise her next litter, which will be her LAST litter, and then she (and her next set of babies) will be spayed / neutered and prepared to find their forever homes!  I have been asked many times over the years, "Why do you care if I spay my dog?"..... Well, THIS IS WHY I CARE!!!       

"Chico" is a 3 yr. old neutered male Chihuahua mix.  He is a friendly, happy boy and is looking for his forever family.  He loves to hang with other dogs and be with people.  He loves to cuddle and has a nice temperament.  He came in with his buddy (pictured above).  He has spent the past 2 years with "Bader" and they make a great pair.  They do not have to be adopted together but for someone that is looking for a pair, these two are a great match.  He is current on all his vaccines, including rabies, is microchipped, and his adoption fee is $175.  (If he is adopted with his buddy "Bader", the combined adoption fee is $300). 

"Vaca" is a 1 yr. old neutered male Chihuahua mix.  We believe he may have Beagle in there as well.  He weighs 21 lbs and is fully grown.  He is good with other dogs and has a very nice temperament.  He was surrendered to the shelter by his previous family because they had too many pets to care for.  With several other dogs in the home, none of which were altered, they just continued to multiply.  In addition to several dogs, there were also 5 kids in the home.  It is obvious that "Vaca" has not had any training nor has he learned how to be a dog so he is now learning everything he needs to.  He is shy due to not being properly socialized so he is working on his socialization.  He is also learning about housebreaking and crate training.  He is comfortable around other dogs and we believe kitties as well.  He is an absolute sweetheart and is going to be an outstanding dog.  He is current on all his vaccines, including rabies, is microchipped, and his adoption fee is $250.      

"Tulip" is a 5 month old spayed female German Shepherd pup.  This young lady is friendly, loving and playful.  She is very well socialized with other dogs and people.  She is a happy girl and loves playing with other dogs and hanging out with the family.  She has an outstanding temperament and will make an excellent family dog!  She currently weighs about 32 lbs.  It seems as though she loves the water and would enjoy having a pool to swim in.  She is a great pup and is ready to find her forever family.  She is crate trained now and is doing excellent with her housebreaking as well.  She is current on all her vaccines, including rabies, is microchipped, and her adoption fee is $350.

He even potties them!  He is as good at 'mama duties' as any great mama dog!  He is truly amazing!  As you can see in this pic, "Doc" potties the babies as they nurse and mama rests!  It is such a beautiful thing to witness!  And even more special that the pups were born on Mother's Day!!

"Saria" is a 2 yr. old spayed female Chihuahua.   She was surrendered to the shelter because her previous owner could no longer care for her.  She was so terrified at the shelter and stood no chance there.  She was a special request from the shelter staff for us to rescue.  So on October 1st (2015) she joined us here at the ranch.  We allowed her to slowly adapt and in no time she was playing and was right at home!  She is a very nice girl and has an awesome temperament!  She is such a sweetie and will be a great friend to someone.  She is current on all her vaccines, including rabies, is microchipped, and  her adoption fee is $250.


"Blair" is a 4 yr. old spayed female Corgi mix.  This sweet girl just wants to be someone's best buddy!  She would love to be a walking / hiking companion and then come home and cuddle!  She is a happy girl and is very smart.  She is good with other dogs, horses and kids.  She is even doing great with kitties!  She is crate trained and is about fully housebroken as well.  She loves to be around people and is up for doing anything the family wants to do.  She is current on all her vaccines, including rabies, is microchipped, and her adoption fee is $250.

"Minnie" ............NOW.......                                                                                                                             And.......THEN!!




"Nina" is a 4 yr. old spayed female Dachshund / Terrier mix.  She ended up in the shelter as a pregnant stray.  She needed to come to rescue to have and raise her beautiful babies.  "Nina" is one of the sweetest little dogs you will ever meet!  She has a great temperament and is a very good dog!  She is a very good mama and took her motherly duties very seriously.  She would be a great addition to just about any family!  She is good with other dogs, kitties, horses and kids of all ages.  She has the best temperament a dog could have!  She is housebroken and has no bad habits!  She weighs 13 1/2 lbs.  She is spayed, current on all her vaccines, including rabies, microchipped, and her adoption fee is $300.

"Marty" currently weighs 15 1/2 lbs.  He is clearly a Terrier mix.  He is a sweet boy and is looking for his forever family.  After this rough start, this boy certainly deservse the best of homes!  He is good with other dogs and are currently learning about horses & kitties.  He is working on housebreaking and learning how to be a dog!  He is neutered, current on all his vaccines, including rabies, is microchipped, and his adoption fee is $350.

Mama was giving birth while "Doc" stood guard over his mama and newborn brothers & sisters!

"Amy" is a 3 yr. old spayed female Chihuahua mix.  This sweet girl has such a great temperament and will be a great buddy for someone.  She was abandoned by her previous owner when they moved out and just left her there all alone.  A neighbor took care of her for a couple of weeks and then surrendered her to the shelter.  She was so scared there and we figured she would do better in a home environment while she searched for her forever family.  She was not very well socialized and is doing much better now but she will need a few minutes to realize she can trust someone that is wanting to interact with her.  She seems to be a bit more untrusting of men at first as well.  Once she knows she can trust you she is your best friend and is extremely loving!!  She does well with all the dogs and kitties.  She walks well on a leash and is very well mannered.  She weighs just over 14 lbs.  She has a beautiful coat that is very soft and if she is in your lap you will be sure to pet her the entire time.  She is such a great little dog and deserves a family that will love her and never abandon her again.  She is current on all her vaccines, including rabies, is microchipped, and her adoption fee is $300.   

Mama looks to be a Pug mix of some sort.  She looks as though she could be a Pug / Lab mix.  She currently weighs about 27 lbs. and is pregnant of course.  She is quite stout and large boned.  "Marty" obviously shows some Terrier.  It is safe to say that these pups are 'a little bit of this and a little bit of that'!  They are about 7 months old and currently weigh 12 & 15 lbs.  They will probably be 20-25 lbs. when fully grown.    

Update on this truly special family:

Mama went  into labor the night before Mother's Day (5/13) and spent all night whelping 8 beautiful babies. 

Big brother "Doc" stood by as their protector while  mama gave birth.  He has taken it upon himself to continue to be guardian and even care taker to them.  He checks on every whimper, cleans them and even potties them while mama rests.  He is such a special soul and we think he should receive this year's 'big brother award' for the best big brother ever!!!

"Minnie" is a 2  1/2 yr. old spayed female Shar Pei / Pug mix.  This sweet girl and her brother ended up in the shelter, both with pretty severe cases of demodex.  (Demodex is nothing serious and is very treatable, however it takes time.).  Therefore they needed to go to rescue.  With no other rescue group stepping up for them, and the shelter staff begging for someone to rescue them, we had them sent up here to the ranch.  In just a couple of days we realized why the shelter staff were so desperate for them to be rescued.  They have such awesome temperaments and are such good dogs!  As you can see, "Minnie" is all cleared up and is ready to find her forever family!  She is such a sweetheart and is a wonderful family dog!  She is happy all the time and loves everyone!  She spends much of her time handing out kisses, to all the dogs and even the kitties!  She is now spayed and has had her 'cherry eye' surgically repaired, is current on all her vaccines, including rabies, microchipped, and her adoption fee is $300.    

"Allie" is a 1 yr. old spayed female Boston Terrier mix.  This sweet little girl ended up in the shelter as a stray.  Now in rescue she is trying to figure out what all has happened and just how to roll with it.  She is so sweet and is going to be such a wonderful dog for someone!  She weighs about 15 lbs. and is fully grown.   She is good with other dogs and is currently learning about horses and kitties as well.  She is currently housebreaking and crate training.  She is current on all her vaccines, including rabies, is microchipped, and her adoption fee is $300. 

"Bert" is a 7 yr. old neutered male Pomeranian / Chihuahua mix.  This little guy only weighs about 8 lbs. but is so full of personality!  He is an absolute character!  He is super smart and is very friendly.  He is good with other dogs, kitties, horses and gentle kids.  He would love to be someone's best pal!  He is housebroken and crate trained.  He is current on all his vaccines, including rabies, and his adoption fee is $150.

"Merley" is a 5 - 6 yr. old spayed female Chihuahua.  She ended up in the shelter when she was found on the streets all alone.  She was very scared in the shelter and needed to come to rescue.  She is such a sweet little girl and will be the perfect buddy for someone.  She is a wonderful dog and is such a character.  She has a big personality and does not require much at all.  She is great with other dogs, kitties, horses and gentle kids.  She is a good traveler in the car.  She seems to be very smart.  She weighs about 10 lbs.   She is current on all her vaccines, including rabies, is microchipped and her adoption fee is $300.

"Lollie" is a 4 yr. old spayed female Chihuahua that was surrendered to the shelter with her 3 babies in the Spring of 2015.  That very day one of the pups died at the shelter and the other 2 were weak and not in very good health.  After coming to rescue and getting good nourishment, they flourished!  Never knowing love and never being part of a family, she was very timid and scared.  Our next challenge was to socialize this beautiful family.  "Lollie" (and her pups) are now enjoying being part of a family and are LOVING it!!  This sweet baby girl is now ready to find her forever family!  She does enjoy sleeping in bed with the family now and is such a love bug! She weighs just under 6 lbs.  She is housebroken and has no bad habits!  She is current on all her vaccines, including rabies, microchipped, and her adoption fee is $300.  

"Libby" is a 3 yr. old spayed female Shar Pei / Pug mix.   This sweet girl is a wonderful family dog!  She is a medium sized dog (20 lbs.) and is good with other dogs, cats, horses and kids of all ages.  She is crate trained and  housebroken.  She has an amazing temperament!  This is one awesome dog and you will not find a better one!  She is current on all her vaccines, including rabies, microchipped and her adoption fee is $300. 

"Polo" is a 5 yr. old neutered male Dachshund mix.  He is a shy boy at first but he warms up pretty quickly and he is quite the little lover !    He is good with other dogs, cats, and horses.  When we first rescued him in Feb. 2014, he had very little trust in people.  He has made huge leaps and bounds!  He actually loves his loving now!  Give him a chance and he will not dissapoint you!   He is current on all his vaccines, including rabies, is microchipped, and his adoption fee is $250. 

To schedule an appointment to meet the dogs, email us or call (623) 465-4835.  We show dogs by appointment to ensure that we are available at the time of your visit.  Upon meeting the dogs, if you choose to adopt, there is paperwork to do at the time of adoption.  Providing the dog is spayed/neutered and ready to go home, they can go home the time of adoption.   

"Augie" is a 3 month old male Chihuahua puppy.  This little guy is so precious!  He is so happy, loving and personable!  He has an outstanding personality and is truly the sweetest pup!  He ended up in the shelter as a stray and came to rescue where he could be part of a family until he found his forever family!  He currently weighs 3 lbs. and is awaiting his neuter surgery.  He is current on his puppy vaccines & deworming, he will be neutered, microchipped, and his adoption fee is $350.  (We will hold him until he is ready to go with a completed adoption and $250 deposit.)


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