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 was abandoned out in the country on the way to Glenville. He is a great dog and would love a forever home.
Holly is a happy, energetic two year old Akita mix. She came to ALPHA when her owner passed away. Her owner kept her tied up. She is a sweet, loving girl.
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 He was abandoned in the Seven Oaks area. He is a good boy who gets along well with people and his kennel mate.
Age: Born about 2012 Breed: Male, red and brindle Pit/Mastiff mix. Ringo was abandoned in the middle of nowhere South of town. He is exceptionally sweet and gets along well with other dogs and people.
Age: Born about 2011 Mickey is a female, pit bull mix. Our director found her at the door of the McDonald’s on Panama Lane and H Street. She rode home on her lap after grabbing her cheeseburger and wolfing it...
Age: Born about 2012 Male, Red Merle Queensland mix Leo was abandoned years ago on the Lion’s Trail. He has hip issues and is on pain meds. 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.