Do you need a little sweetness in your life?
Meet Gracie, she's about 2 years old, a happy loving, gentle girl who is a wonderful companion. She loves to cuddle on the couch and follow you around. Gracie is up to date on all vaccines, is spayed, house trained, and weighs about 10 lbs. She would prefer to be the only dog with her human or family and she prefers females vs males. She gets along great with cats and other dogs, doesn't mind being dressed up and looking pretty. She loves going on walks (is leash trained) and riding in the car. We think she would be better as the only dog so she could get all of the attention.

Officer Jordan from the Lodi Shelter gained trust with a family and they surrendered them to the shelter.  He reached out the prior day and asked us if we could help with them.  Obviously we said YES!  Dad and Mom are young dogs themselves, maybe around 2.  Puppies are 5 months going on 6 months.  As of 4/1/2021 all of their vetting has now been completed!

A special thank you to Officer Jordan!!!

April 16, 2021

This is an interesting story...
Welcome to Poke-A-Dot's Ramona and Gus!

Last week an older gentleman by the name of Ron stopped by a rescue looking for a dog for his 89 year old brother.  They didn't have any dogs that would work.  So, a lady walks in with Ramona and Gus.  She was from Folsom and wanted to surrender her two dogs because of a living situation.  No paperwork was done, so they all came to an agreement that Ron would take the dogs to his brother.  So, off they went.  He got a call within a couple of days to come pick the dogs back up because they had way too much energy for him.  So, he brought them back to his house in Lodi.  I was already working with his wife Yvonne on another two dogs who people need to surrender which I will be picking them up this coming Monday.  Yvonne is also friends with one of our foster families and adopters  Bonnie and Otis.  Yvonne originally told Bonnie about the two sister ShihTzu/Maltese who needed help.  So, then Bonnie reached out to me.  Yvonne and Ron already have two older dogs and they didn't appreciate their new house guests.  So, I went over to meet everyone.  Turns out we have the same hairdresser Jayne who also is a Poke-A-Dot adopter.  Small world. 

So, yesterday morning after I dropped off our little puppy Lou and our Jumpy Jack I stopped by to bring Ramona and Gus to our place.  Ron really got attached to these precious little ones.  Gus got really lucky this morning and scored a cancellation to get neutered.  So, he and our little girl puppy Pinkie and our other new boy Ryan went in for their vetting.  Ramona has been spayed already so she just needs shots.

Ramona is about 3 and Ryan is about 1.  They are mother and son.  Ramona is more outgoing and warms up real fast.  Gus is a little bit shy and takes a little while to warm up.  Both are crate trained, potty trained, haven't noticed them being barkers except Gus when he meets someone new.  If you're interested in adopting them please fill out our application at  And, yes they need to be adopted together!

Meet Jumpy Jack Poke-A-Dot. 

He was a stray who was formally running the streets of Isleton.  A really nice gal Diana who works at the City Of Isleton and some of her coworkers help catch him.  They noticed he'd been out running around for at least 3 days.  I reached out and offered to help him.  We tried to find where he came from but had no luck.  So, now he's joining the Poke-A-Dot's Rescue family.

He's got to be part Jack Russell Terrier.  The boy loves to jump.  And, my guess he also has some Poodle mixed in with him.  We're in the process of getting his vetting done and then he'll be ready for his new home.  He is missing a few teeth so not too sure on his age.  He acts very young so out Vet will give us a better idea when he goes in for his neuter and other vetting.

A special thank you to Diana and your coworkers for caring so much about him and going out of your way to make sure he was safe. 

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Sheri's Special Note:  If you are looking for a special breed of dog to adopt, please fill out an application and once approved we can keep our eyes wide open.  We really enjoy working in advance with people wanting to adopt a rescue dog to add to their family.  Our application is under "adoption application".

If you'd be interested in fostering please let us know.  Thanks!

We could save more lives if we had more available fosters.

Please fill out our adoption application and on the first line put "interested in fostering".

Please Note:  If you're not 200% ready to adopt a dog, then PLEASE DON'T SUBMIT and application.  Please understand that filling out an app does not mean you'll be selected.  We really try very hard to match of the dog with the right home the first time around.  Thank you for understanding that we don't want to waist your time as well as our time.  We really put 100% of our hearts into Poke-A-Dot's Rescue and we want the very best for each one of our dogs and adopters too.

April 16, 2021

Officer Jordan saved 2 more!
Welcome to Ryan and Rosie!

I think I have the story straight, so I'm going to try my best.  I've developed many passions doing rescue and the staff at Lodi Animal Services know where my heart is and their hearts are in the same place.  I can't save them all, but I can jolly well try.  Officer Jordan told me of this family that had very uncared for dogs.  They were a mess when he saw them and told them they needed to be groomed.  They were beyond matted. He was trying to get them to surrender the dogs and just recently discovered the family moved and took the puppies and left these two dogs Ryan and Rosie, more than likely the parents of the puppies.  Well, they did get groomed by themselves as I noticed when I picked them up.  Poor Ryan really got down to the skin.  Good news is in a couple of months you won't be able to tell.  So, Officer Jordan brought them both back to the shelter and called me right away and explain that he got them!  I came down right away and let me tell you when I meet them there was no way I was going to say no even though we've got a lot happening right now.  So, I packed them up and brought them home to do out their hold period.  However, first stop was a bath and to even out the home grooming job.  I can't begin to tell you how bad they stunk and poor Ryan's mouth has some issues going on and will need to have a dental done.  I can tell he's got issues going on and today during his neuter the vet will get a better idea what needs to happen and then we'll get something scheduled for him. 

I can't begin to tell you how my heart hurts in cases like this.  I've yet to be able to figure out why people have dogs and don't tend to them.  If you can't afford them, don't have them.  Don't leave them out in a backyard to rot away.  Don't let their poor hair get so matted that they can't walk.  Don't let their teeth get so bad that....TIME OUT phone call from Lodi Vet office!

Oh my gosh!  Emily from Lodi Vet just called me.  They were able to look in poor Ryan's mouth and I'm in tears right now.  He had 16 foxtails in his mouth.  No wonder the poor boy wouldn't let anyone get near it.  Plus, there were lots of loss teeth that were able to be pulled out.  He's going to have to go back and have the rest of his teeth taken out and some other things done, but I am so thankful that he and Rosie don't ever have to look backwards ever again.  Rosie still needs to have her vetting done.  Ryan was so blessed to get his vetting done today.  He and Gus scored a last minute cancellation to be able to come in. 

Rosie is about 4-5 years old and Ryan is a bit older maybe around 7-8ish.  It's so hard to tell sometimes.  They both very sweet dogs and would love to have a quite home to call home sweet home.  If you're interested in adopting them TOGETHER, please fill out our application at

Thank you once again Officer Jordan for your compassion to help dogs!  These two are on their way to living like a king and queen like they both deserve.

I added a donation button in case anyone wants to help us with the costs involved in helping these two.