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.
TY is a 10 year old, male, Yellow Lab with amazing energy for a dog his age. He loves to run. He has lived in the same home since he was a puppy and was house trained. He is loving...
This is Sky. She is a 3 year old Brindle/White Pit Bull. She had an owner but they were unable to keep her in the yard. Very loving, friendly dog but will need a secure fenced yard.
Roamy is a 6 year old Terrier mix. She was adopted from animal control by a friend who placed her in another home. She was returned from there. Originally she had a skin problem as many young dogs do. ...
This is Pebbles a beautiful red Pit Bull mix. She is about 3 years old. She is one of the sweetest dogs we have. Her family had to move and could not take her. Everyone loves this girl.
Manny is a male, Chihuahua Terrier mix and is about 4 years old. He is one of 13 dogs accepted from a hoarding situation. Was shy at first but has come a long way. Great with every other dog he...
This is smiley Mac. He is a Pit Bull mix, 1 or 2 years old. He was abandoned South of town. As sweet a dog as we have ever hadl.
This is Katie she is a Walker Hound mix and is about 6 years old. She was returned when the original adopters moved from a large property to a much smaller property. She has some hip problems.