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4-5 months old
Spayed Female
30 lbs
Labrador Retriever / Australian Shepherd Mix
Adopt Canela

*PLEASE NOTE: The first step in the process is to complete an adoption application, which can be found here: Adoption Application

MPlease meet Canela, a 4-5 month old female Shepherd/ Lab mix pup. Canela is truly one of a kind and deserves a forever family that is also one of a kind. The moment those bright green eyes and fluffy pig tails lay eyes on you, it’s game over. But her best qualities are far beyond her undeniable cuteness.

She’s curious, clever, goofy, loving, fearless, independent, gentle, and the life of every party.
There’s not one human (both adults, and kids) or dog we’ve seen her react anything but awesome towards.

-Potty trained? 95% of the way there and will quickly get to 100% once she has a stable routine and a permanent setup.
-Energy level? For a puppy, the perfect balance of normal puppy energy and chill. She loves a good ole fashioned afternoon nap on the dog bed or out in the sunshine
-Ideal home? Although we’re certain Canela could thrive in almost any environment, the ideal forever family could look at a little bit like this:
⁃Parent(s) who are dedicated to training - she’s a young pup who needs some training, but she’s food motivated, and thrives when she’s learning and mentally stimulated which is a recipe for success

⁃Other dog(s) as playmates and role models would be great, but not required
⁃Back yard for playtime and sunbathing
⁃Active lifestyle
⁃Family with kids? She would love that (more playtime and cuddles) but also not required!

Anyone to get this pup would be the luckiest family in the world!  If you are interested in adopting Canela, please fill out an adoption application here: Adoption Application

Any questions about Canela can be directed to

*PLEASE NOTE:  Ozzie's adoption fee is $500 and she is being fostered in Redondo Beach, CA*

*** Please use a home computer to fill out the application as some mobile devices do not support the data submission from them.  If you have any problems filling out the application, please contact us at and let us know!

• Home visits are required prior to being considered for adoption.

• Completed application and approved home visit do NOT guarantee adoption

• We receive many more applications than we do dogs, so some people will be disappointed.  We may receive over 100 inquiries for a single, highly desirable dog!

• We do not ship our dogs

There is a $20 application fee required to submit an application to adopt one of our rescued dogs. You can make this payment via PayPal at or on Venmo at         (Please note your name and the name of the dog you are applying for in the comments section of your payment)
Alternatively you can pay the application fee via credit, debit, or direct from your bank by clicking on the following link:  Pay application fee to Rover's Retreat

I attest all information I provided above is true. I promise to care for the dog to the best of my ability, with the full intent of keeping the dog for the duration of its life. I also agree to keep a collar with tags on the dog, provide quality dog food, adequate shelter, veterinary care and training as needed.*

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