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Review for Baja Animal Sanctuary, San Diego, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

We adopted our beautiful little Girl, Poppy (formerly known as Vanilla) from Baja Animal Sanctuary (BAS) in September 2018 following the loss of one of our beloved corgis, Annie, to stomach cancer. As this is the second Corgi we lost to cancer, we decided we would adopt our next dog. I looked through PetFinders and found Poppy who was available through BAS. When we brought Poppy into our lives, we had to introduce her to our Corgi, Cody, who for the first week wasn't very welcoming but after that time, they became best buds. We also had to work with Poppy on separation anxiety in coordination with our wonderful vets at Mast Blvd Pet Hospital (Santee, CA) with a combination of medicine and behavioral modification. Poppy is our sweet little sunshine as she is so happy to see us that if I just look at her, her tail wags so fast that her whole body gets into that wag. As BAS is located in Baja, they bring dogs to the San Diego area for adoption at a pet store. When we picked up Poppy, she was well cared for and had her shots. The adoption process is not super invasive as other groups I have past experience with, but it is thorough and a volunteer does a home check several weeks after adoption to see how things are going before the adoption is finalized. Please check out BAS' website ( as the story is so heartwarming to read and there are photos so you can see their facility. BAS is a no-kill facility with wonderful volunteers who take care of animals who for whatever reason are not adoptable for the rest of their life. I think BAS' tag line says it all: "On behalf of those who have no voice." If you are unable to adopt a pet from BAS, please consider donating money to this very worthy organization as they take in any animal in need. Please check BAS out!!

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