Foundation for the Care of Indigent Animals

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Ginny is a terrier mix, 4 to 5 years old, appoximently18 pounds. She is in excellent health. She is very good with people and children, however her exuberance and strength are not appropriate for children under 10. She loves cuddling and sitting on her person's lap, and will be a loyal companion and friend. She is very anxious around other dogs which translates into aggression, so she would ideally do best as an only pet. She is not appropriate for dog parks or social settings where other dogs are present. She would not be good with cats or other small pets. Her energy level is high, so a large enclosed yard where she can get lots of activity and burn off energy is recommended. She loves to play and chase a ball. She would do best with an adopter who has some dog experience and is willing to work on training, particularly leash training. She is very smart and anxious to please her human, so will do well with with a consistent routine. We rescued Ginny from a local shelter when volunteers contacted us to help her, as she did not do well in a confined atmosphere with other dogs, but they saw in her a loving dog with people deserving of a chance. If you are the person she is waiting for, please contact us or come meet her at one of our Saturday adoption sites. She truly is a diamond in the rough!!! This dog cannot be adopted out of state. Please see our home page for a list of our Saturday adoption sites. Every potential adopter is required to fill out an adoption application and the dog is placed in the home that would be most suitable for the dog. We do not place our dogs in homes with unfenced swimming pools. Generally, we don't release the dogs at the adoption site that day except on occasion to former adopters. If you are interested in adopting this dog, please email or call 619-466-9137.

Who We Are

The FCIA is a small, nonprofit (501C3), all volunteer organization that takes in small "adoptable" dogs that would otherwise be euthanized. Normally, they are under 20 lbs. Often they have medical problems, most of which can be reversed by our veterinarians. Our adoption fees range from $150 to $250, which covers spay or neutering, vaccines, worming, and some part of any medical expenses; not all are licensed and some are microchipped. We do not have a shelter and the dogs are in foster homes.

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Come Visit Us!

As we don't have a shelter, we will be posting when and where the remaining dogs can be seen.

10/15/16: HARRY GRIFFIN PARK, La Mesa, 11:00 -2:00
10/22/16: UNLEASHED, 10625 Scripps Poway Parkway, San Diego, 92131, 10:30 -1:30
11/5/16: PETCO, 2749 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, 92014, 10:30 -1:30
11/19/16: PETCO, 2749 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, 92014, 10:30 -1:30

Please note that adoptions require applications be processed and approved by the board and the dogs are not available the same day the application is submitted.


FCIA was awarded $1,000 for being in the top 100 rescue groups out of 7500 from Petco.

For all of you out there who have adopted from us - THANK YOU! We know it is not easy going through our adoption process and appreciate you sticking with us.

With Your Help

With the donations we have received in the first 6 months of 2016, we were able to:

1. Help about 103 shelter and shelter-related rescue animals. This does not include the medical costs for our FCIA rescue dogs. These costs ranged for as low as $32 for licenses exams and shots, to as high as $1,100 for amputations and eye surgeries.
2. Medically treat several of our rescued dogs at the cost, after veterinary discounts, of up to several thousand dollars each.
3. Financially aid 159 low income families with veterianary care for their sick or injured pets.

Adopting a Friend

Our dogs come with a lifetime guarantee. If at any time, for any reason, an adoption does not work out, you have signed a contract requiring you to return the dog to the Foundation. Under no circumstances should the adopted dog be placed with a friend, relative, co-worker, humane society, animal control/pound or any other individual or organization. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Our goal, however, is to find loving, lifetime homes.

Volunteering and Donations

As our world becomes more violent and less humane, OUR JOB GETS TOUGHER AND MORE COSTLY. It takes longer these days to find adoptive parents who are willing to work with a neglected or abused dog, and who are willing to COMMIT FOR THE DOGS LIFE. WHAT A REWARD WHEN WE FIND THESE PEOPLE!!! We always can use VOLUNTEERS and donations! Foster homes are needed to give a dog hope of a better future. If you would like to become a foster home, you will be asked to care for a dog. We ask that you commit to fostering the animal until the pet has been adopted to prevent the dog from being passed around.

Special Thanks

The FCIA would also like to express gratitude to the PETCO Stores, Muttropolis, Unleashed by Petco and Dirty Dogs for continuing to hold adoption events at their stores. We would also like to acknowledge Ark Antiques, a charity for animals in La Jolla. They are a non-profit organization where all proceeds go to local animal charities and humane causes.

Our location:

Foundation for the Care of Indigent Animals
P.O. Box 2574
Spring Valley (San Diego) CA 91979

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