During this time of staying at home due to COVID-19 we are asking that if you are interested in seeing our dogs to please call ALPHA Canine Sanctuary at 661-391-8212 for an appointment. This is a great time to adopt a dog and give them a forever home. While you are at home you can spend time bonding with them and they will definitely keep your spirits up.
Because ALPHA has a limit of 100 dogs and is almost always at full capacity, only homeless dogs are accepted. An exception is made for dogs previously adopted from ALPHA. These dogs can be returned to ALPHA at any time.
Most of the ALPHA dogs are highly adoptable. Those that are not will live out the rest of their lives in our retirement center. We care for them well, keep them happy and deeply love them
There are a few requirements for adoption. The new home must have a secure fenced yard. This requirement might be waived for apartment dwellers that want a very small indoor dog. The children in the family must be six years or older. Again, this requirement might be waived if the child is close to his/her 6th birthday and appears to be reasonably mature. A brief home inspection is usually required in order to confirm the security of the yard. Adopters must fill out an easy questionnaire.
Our fee for adoption is $95. We believe most dogs will be happier if there is another dog in the family, so two can be adopted for the price of one. An ALPHA dog can be returned at any time during his or her lifetime.
All ALPHA dogs are spayed or neutered, are microchipped and have received shots. However, puppies under four months will not have received a rabies shot.
Dogs can be viewed Monday through Saturday, 10:00 to 4:00. If the temperature is predicted to be 95 degrees or more, dogs can be seen only from 10:00 to Noon because we want the dogs to stay in the shade during the hottest part of the day. In case of rain, the sanctuary is closed to the public because the paths and hillsides are slippery and unsafe for visitors. Please call 661-391-8212 before you come because, on rare occasions, the sanctuary may be closed for an hour or so.
Jack is the brother of ACE. He is an Australian Cattle dog. He loves to play, chase the ball and is very friendly. Photo by Cindy
Meet Chewbacca a Husky who loves to be petted and get back rubs. Loves to play and is very friendly. Photo by Cindy
This is Brent. He is an American Pit Bull Terrier – 3 years old. He is very playful and friendly. Photo by Cindy
Meet Solo a Shepherd/Pit Mix approximately 8 years old. He was found living near the river and as far as we know did not have a home. He has adjusted well to ALPHA Canine Sanctuary and is ready to adopt. ...
Trinity.is a large Pit Bull mix and came to us from the County Shelter. Trinity is friendly but has dry eye syndrome that requires eye drops for the rest of his life. Needs some loving care. Photo by Cindy...
This is Oscar a 4-year-old, black and brown pit pull mix. He is a fun, playful dog. He will jump around you but not on you. Very friendly and loves attention. Photos by Cindy
This is Mac. He is a 5-year-old, black and white pit bull. He is friendly and had been a family dog. He has been known to dig and may need to be an only dog. Photo by Cindy
This is Ace a black and white, Australian Cattle Dog, approximately 4 years old. He likes to play, chase balls and dig. He is kind of shy at first. Photo by Cindy