Adopt an UnChained Dog

When you adopt an UnChained dog, you get a dog who, through positive clicker training, has learned basic manners such as sit, down, stay and loose-leash walking.

More importantly, you get a dog who has received love and reassurance from its youth trainers, UnChained coaches, and foster family, resulting in new-found confidence and socialization.

You’ll also receive the satisfaction of knowing that your dog gave unconditional love to deserving youth in your community, offering them hope and confidence in return.




Meet Kai Boss, but you can call him Boss for short!

Boss was rescued off the streets by Salinas Animal Services and hopped into the loving arms of Peace of Mind Dog Rescue. He made a big impression on his youth trainers at the Monterey County Youth Center in Salinas and has graduated from the program with all A’s!

He is friendly with everyone he meets. He does have a little trouble remembering his manners when meeting new dogs and is easily misunderstood by them, so a patient adopter with mature family members would be best to help him learn in a calm environment.

Visit Peace of Mind Dog Rescue to learn all about our little Boss-pup!


Chili Ranch

Ranch is a very stylish 4-5 year old dude, a comedian with quite a sense of humor. He loves playing fetch, running zoomies between the living room, kitchen and garage, is food motivated which has really helped him during beginning obedience training class, but best of all, he loves to cuddle. He is a 55 pound lap and Velcro dog. You'll never go into the bathroom alone again. He loves riding shotgun, and really pays attention to the scenery passing by.

He enjoys playing and eating frozen hard boiled eggs, frozen, raw marrow bones and Kong's stuffed with peanut butter, bananas, and plain Greek yogurt. His foster mama never has to worry about what he does when she's not home because he's sound asleep in her bed . . . even though he pretends the paw prints on the quilt don't belong to him!

He is currently in the UnChained program at San Jose Juvenile Hall, learning a lot and sharing his antics with his youth trainers!

His nicknames range from Ranchie to Chili Ranch to Rancharito to just "Baby Boy"... Trust us, he's going to be the very best friend you'll ever have!!!

Ranch is not a fan of the felines, and is super choosy on his dog friends... some he loves, some not. He is an all-around amazing guy, who deserves to find his forever family and home! Could it be with you?!



What a HUNK!

Jake came to South County Tail Waggers after his family had to rehome him because they were leaving the country for a military assignment. They have had Jake since he was 8 weeks old, and he will be 6 in October 2018. Jake went through knee surgery last year and cannot over exert himself due to a risk for re-injury. He is great with children, dogs, and his own family cats. (will chase cats outside, but HEY, he's a dog!)

Jake is currently in the UnChained program at San Jose Juvenile Hall and quickly bonded to his youth trainers. There’s smiles all around when they get together in class!

Please help South County Tail Waggers find Jake his forever-FOREVER family! Our hearts are breaking for him, but we just know that there is a family out there that can't wait to adopt him! Could it be you???



Get ready for a cutie-pie!

Banzai is a small mixed breed male weighing in at 13 pounds from Peace of Mind Dog Rescue. Energetic, happy and eager to be with you, Banzai is a sweeet & delightful companion! He loves to go for walks and to play games.

He is happily learning manners and tricks with his Youth Trainers in the Kinship Center program this fall and will graduate on November 20. He’s looking for his new family & is ready to give you love and affection!


Chief Chirpa

Chief Chirpa is a male French Bulldog from Tiny Paws Pug Rescue. He is calm and quite the charmer while also curious and enjoys a good time rolling around playing with people or toys. He is curious but very polite with other dogs and excellent with kids. He is enjoying learning with his Youth Trainers in the Kinship Center program this fall. He will graduate on November 20.

Chief Chirpa has had GI issues that are being addressed; potential adopters should know that he likely will be on a special diet, has allergies and will need regular medical check-ups. He has been diagnosed with Boxer Colitis which is treatable with medication. Even with what he’s been through, he is a trooper and ready for his new home. He’ll steal your heart!