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Adopt Fortune

Female Staffordshire Bull Terrier /Labrador Retriever 


This sweet little lady is hoping that 2017 will bring her the good fortune of a forever home! Meet Fortune, a playful and vivacious pup who is sure to brighten up your day. Fortune was rescued from a shelter in California City. By all volunteer accounts, she is a slam dunk pooch. Fortune just turned 2 years old in July 2017, and she still that youthful wiggliness that puts a smile on everyone's face. Fortune is fantastic with other dogs young and old, big or small, as she does not discriminate. She enjoys going on walks with volunteers, roaming around the play yard with her pals, going on group hikes, and partaking in a game of tug-of-war with gusto. She is a great medium size of roughly 45 pounds. Fortune has a short black coat with white accents that requires very little grooming. She does quite well on the leash, and she knows a myriad of commands such as sit, stay, and even high-five (where she’ll actually jump up to high-five you with her paw). Her friendly, outgoing and fun-loving personality makes her the perfect companion for any family. Fortune can't wait to meet you and shower you with her signature kisses!

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If you have questions about Fortune please contact The Barking Lot


Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Hair Length
Shots up to date
Spayed / Neutered
Ok with kids
Ok with birds
Ok with dogs
Ok with cats
Ok with small animals
Contact Person
Stacy Parmer

Shelter Description

The seed for The Barking Lot was planted a few years back when I took in my first foster dog, Patti Cake, in hopes of making a bigger impact by helping my favorite furry friends. Before I knew it, I was put on some rescue email list and received an email stating, "This dog to be put down on Tuesday at 3pm". I was utterly horrified and jumped into action figuring out how I could save her. Well, I did and I'm glad to report Raspberry (my nephew named her!) is living happily in Encinitas to this day! After getting her adopted, I thought, "That wasn't so tough." And so it goes...over 500 dogs adopted into loving home and 2 1/2 years later...we are now creating The Barking Lot.

As well as being wonderful companions, dogs are amazing teachers and we've learned so much from them...first and foremost that they all deserve a chance at a better life and their behavior will balance beautifully if their needs are meet and good leadership is applied. These pups will be the most grateful creatures you've encountered. We rescue our furry friends from area shelters, humane societies and Mexico as they are at risk of being euthanized and/or abandoned.

We are a small organization with a handful of key volunteers and we are just getting started as a 501c3 non-profit, so we're looking for more volunteers to add to the fun and reward! We need both people and donations to help our furry friends, so we'd be grateful for either. Please contact

Thanks for choosing rescue,
Stacy, The Barking Lot crew and all the rescued recruits!

P.S. Patti Cake, my original foster dog, is among The Barking Lot residents as I couldn't possibly have given her up & I'm fortunate to call her mine! Yes, I'm proud to report I was a failed foster my first go around!!

Shelter Driving Directions

Please check our website for our upcoming adoption events, or fill out our application at for an appointment.

Areas Served

Southern California

Adoption Instructions

Our goal to find the right match for each pooch based on lifestyle, energy level, exercise regime, environment and living situation. To ensure we find a great match for each pup, the process entails an adoption application, a play date with your furry friend, a home check of the potential adopter and an adoption contract.

The adoption fees include spay/neuter, up-to-date shots, rabies vaccination, microchip & microchip registration, de-worming and the benefit of getting a pooch who has been living in a stable and loving environment.

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