adopted  |  meet Atlas

Atlas had been roaming the streets for a long time. He always too scared to accept human touch, when a volunteer from Scratch My Belly noticed him living in a open field next to her apartment. After gaining his trust, she was able to safely put a leash on Atlas and bring him to get care. 

Upon arriving to the vet, the signs of neglect were evident, and the hard reality of a life in the streets were revealed. Atlas was severely matted, and foxtails had embedded so deeply under his skin that they had no other option than to approve surgery. With the care of a wonderful foster, he recovered. The caring family that spotted Atlas while he was living in the streets stepped up and made him part of their family. And now his new life begins. See Atlas' full recovery here.

available  |  meet Poppy

Poppy was saved from the streets in Southern California. After treatment from a vet for flea infestation and malnourishment, it was discovered that Poppy was microchipped. Unfortunately, his chip was never registered by his previous owner. After a bit of research, Scratch My Belly was able to locate his owner. Poppy's owner informed their volunteers that Poppy had been missing for almost 3 months and in everyone’s disbelief, she did not want him back. It is now Scratch My Belly’s mission to find Poppy a home. 

Due to so many mats on his soft fur, Poppy was shaved down to his skin and treated for all the scabs. Scratch My Belly also had his blood tested for any abnormality, paid for his dental treatment and gave him what he needed the most, love and attention. Poppy has an amazing foster family, but he is ready to find a family of his own. He is approx. 5 years old, neutered, vaccinated, microchipped. Friendly with other dogs and kids, potty trained and crate trained.  

If you live in the San Diego area, and would like to inquire about Poppy, please contact

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