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.
This handsome boy is Milo, a six year old Pit Bull Terrier. He is sweet, easygoing and seems to love every dog or person he meets. Milo is available for adoption. Maybe he’d be the perfect dog for you. He...
Holly is a happy, energetic two year old Akita mix. She came to ALPHA when her owner passed away. It time for Holly to have her own loving home again.
Solo is a tri-colored Shephard/Pit mix, male about 6 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...
Age: Born about 2011 Breed: Male, brown and tan Chihuahua mix Description: Sweet lively little dog who is completely comfortable with people and gets along well with his roommate.
Age: Born about 2013 Breed: Male, Terrier mix Description: Wood is a bit larger than the other “small” dogs, and probably weights 25-30 pounds. Wonderful with people, but not good with other dogs.
Age: Born about 2012 Breed: Male, red and brindle Pit/Mastiff mix. Description: Exceptionally sweet dog. Has had female roommates and is friendly to them. Like people very much.
Age: Born about 2011 Breed: Female Pit Bull Description: She is very friendly to people, and has limitless energy. She would make a great jogging partner.
Age: Born about 2012 Breed: Male, Red Merle Queensland mix Description: He has good manners and is very sweet.
Age: Born about 2013 Breed: female, tri-colored, possibly Corgi/Queensland mix Description: Gets along well with her roommate, and probably other dogs too. High energy and loves to play.