We are a local Southern California Chapter of Heart Bandits, a USA/Canada-based rescue organization for American Eskimo Dogs. Although the Eskie is our speciality, this Chapter has expanded and also handles various small-to-medium breeds including mixes. Our weight limit and foster network determines the variety of breeds we are able to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome. You will often find us in a local shelter scouting or close to a phone ready to run to pick up any stray that is out of time and needs a place to go as their time is up. This volunteerism also applies to qualified owner surrender cases for those who can no longer care for their pet, or lost-n-found pups that may need to find a place to go. We are a team of good samaritans who are rescue-friendly and willing to help a dog in need in a pinch. We pride ourselves on our determination and dedication to the rescue effort and hope that many more lives will be saved through our efforts.
Adopting a Friend
To adopt one of our pets, an adoption application is required that includes a vet reference. We also require a home visit prior to placement.
Our adoption fees are $250 for most adult dogs, and $300 for most toy and small breeds. Our puppy adoption fees range from $400 for mixes, $500 for Male and $600 for Female purebreds. Our fees offset the costs to rescue our dogs, which includes: shelter fees, veterinary visits, vaccinations, spay or neuter, collar and leash, grooming and flea treatments as needed, crates/pens/dog-beds, dog food, and any other medical expenses that are neccessary prior to placement.
Please ask about our courtesy training referral when adopting a dog from us!
We have a 2 week in-home trial period with your new companion. If during this time-frame things do not work out, a refund or exchange is honored.
You can make a date to meet our adoptable dogs near one of the Heart Bandits locations:
1. Greater Los Angeles Heart Bandits headquarters in the Downey area
2. Special weekend dog-adoption events in southern California (Click for upcoming events) 3. Heart Bandits weekend showings at the following places: Every SATURDAY at PETCO, 5961 Warner Ave, Huntington Beach CA 92649; 11am-4pm
Every SATURDAY at PETCO, 1425 North Montebello Blvd, Montebello, CA 90640; 11am-4pm
Every SUNDAY at PETSMART, 26761 Aliso Creek Rd, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656; 11am-4pm
We don't bring every available dog to every event, so if you have a certain doggie in mind, please call before the day of the event, to check with us! (213) 200-5158
Ready for Love?
TO MEET AND/OR ADOPT ONE OF OUR AVAILABLE DOGS:
Step 1. Complete a Heart Bandits Adoption Application
Step 2. Call Lori Pasch (213)200-5158 to let her know that your questionnaire was transmitted, and arrange a doggie date!