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Dogs Available for Adoption

The top section of this page contains dogs under the care of Animal Friends Rescue Project. The bottom section contains dogs not under the direct care of AFRP (we provide these listings as a courtesy to the public to help these dogs get new homes).

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Postings updated on: Jan 26, 2015 at 5:34 PM.

AFRP Dogs Looking for Homes - Call (831) 333-0722 if you are interested

AFRP's dogs are cared for in foster homes. If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs, please call or email first before coming down to the adoption center. On any given day we have 5 to 10 dogs at the center, not ALL of our dogs are on site.

In order to ensure that we make the best match for a dog with a new family, potential adopters are required to go through an interview process, fill out an application, and have a home check done by one of our volunteers. We do not do same day adoptions. After meeting one of our dogs, it might take up to a week before the adoption process is complete and the dog goes home with you.

Please call (831) 333-0722 or email info@animalfriendsrescue.org if you are interested in adopting an AFRP dog and we will have the foster volunteer contact you directly.

AFRP only adopts out dogs that have been spayed/neutered. The adoption fee is $200-$300. The adoption fee helps to cover the cost of the care the animal has received, including spay/neuter, vaccines, microchipping, deworming, and flea treatment. Adopters are encouraged to take their new AFRP dog to one of our participating vets for a free wellness check (see list of participating vets).

Brownie
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Brownie is a sweet little princess who is looking for a vacant lap or two. She adores humans who are kind and gentle with her and she will dance on her hind legs to ask for your attention; she also bestows quick little kisses once she knows you a bit. Rescued from the shelter in a state of neglect, Brownie has recovered from flea allergy dermatitis and her coat is now thick and shiny. She will need to be kept on flea preventative and also an inexpensive medication for her thyroid. House trained and crate trained, Brownie will be a lovely addition to a quiet, Chihuahua-loving home. Brownie can live with other dogs and cats too, but she really wants to be the center of attention and could be very happy as a spoiled "only child." Her age is estimated to be somewhere around 6-8 years. Brownie's adoption fee is $150. For more information about meeting or adopting Brownie, please fill out an online application.

Taters
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Taters is an 9-year-old, 10-pound Westie/Chi mix who came to us from the Salinas Animal Shelter in 2009. She suffered from severe allergies, and her coat was sparse and her skin was red, thickened, itchy and uncomfortable. It has taken years of trial and error, but Taters has finally found relief thanks to a combination of special diet and medications. She is now a happy little character who enjoys meeting new people and running errands with her foster mom. Taters is house trained and crate trained, and gets along nicely with respectful cats. She's looking for a special adopter who can keep her on her strict diet and medication regimen to ensure her health and happiness. Taters is an "Animal Friends with Benefits" dog, please read more. Read more about Taters. For more information about meeting or adopting Taters, please fill out an online application.

Shasta
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Shasta is a 8-year-old sable Australian Shepherd who came to us from the Salinas Shelter. She weighs about 45 pounds. Shasta loves attention and will lean against your leg in hopes of getting more petting! She enjoys going for rides in the car and for daily walks. Shasta would do best in a home where she won't be left alone for long periods of time. She can get nervous in busy situations and needs an experienced adult aussie handler with good leadership skills. She is protective of her home. Shasta successfully lives with other dogs but prefers to play with small dogs. No cats or children, please. Shasta is currently in foster care. Her adoption fee is $300. For more information, please fill out an online adoption application. Read more about Shasta.

Willa
(Adoption Pending)

Willa is a charming 5-year-old, 12-pound Chihuahua mix who came to AFRP from the Monterey County Shelter. Quiet and well-behaved, Willa is the perfect companion for sofa-snuggling, taking for a walk around the neighborhood, or running errands in the car. Currently in foster care, Willa has proven to be house trained and is an easygoing and undemanding companion. Her personality is blossoming and she now plays with her doggy toys and does a happy dance when it's dinner time. Willa recently saw the veterinary ophthalmologist, and was diagnosed with progressive retinal atrophy (PRA). This means her vision will continue to decline over the next few years until she is blind. Read more about Willa. She is an "Animal Friends with Benefits" dog, please read more. If you are interested in adopting Willa, please fill out an online adoption application.
Leon
Leon is a 4-year-old, 5-pound Pomeranian who came to us from a vet clinic in Tracy after being surrendered by his previous guardian. He's currently in foster care in the Santa Cruz area. He's a bit fearful when he's in new situations and when he meets new people, but once he has bonded to his person he is an absolute love bug who wants to be by your side 24/7. Leon is house trained and walks nicely on his harness and leash. He gets along with other dogs but needs a home with no cats. Leon is partial to women but is slowly learning to trust men too. Leon needs a patient, experienced adopter who can help him resolve some separation anxiety issues and can help him learn that he can trust people. An adopter with experience working with abused dogs in need of behavioral training and attention would be ideal. Adult adopter only. For more info about meeting or adopting Leon, please fill out an online adoption application.
Neptune
(Adoption Pending)

Neptune is a lovable 2-year-old, 55-pound pit bull/English Bulldog mix who came to us from the Salinas Animal Shelter. He has a shiny black and white coat and big brown eyes that will melt your heart. Neptune cannot bark in a normal manner, and the vet believes this is due to an abnormality of his trachea and soft palate. He'll do best living the life of a calm couch potato - no marathons for this boy! Neptune has graduated from the UnChained training program which matches at-risk youth with shelter dogs in need of training. Watch Neptune's video. Neptune is a wonderful dog who loves people and is very polite with other dogs of all sizes. (He does need a home with no cats or small critters.) He couldn't be a more perfect dog for a family with kids of all sizes, and is unfazed by toddlers. For more information about meeting or adopting Neptune, please fill out an online adoption application.
Priscilla
Blue? Grey? Dark Chocolate? Priscilla's lovely coat seems to change colors depending on what light you see her in. She's a stunning 2-year-old, 55-pound pit bull mix who loves to make friends with other dogs and enjoys the company of people. (Not yet cat-tested.) She knows how to sit for a treat, and is eager to learn much more - and she will! Priscilla has completed the wonderful UnChained Program, which matches at-risk youth with shelter dogs in need of training. Watch Priscilla's video! Priscilla is a calm, friendly girl who will be a wonderful best friend for her lucky adopter. For more about meeting or adopting Priscilla please fill out an online adoption application.
Harper
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Harper (formerly Hop) is an elegant 3-year-old, 7-pound Miniature Pinscher mix with big brown eyes and a very alert and intelligent demeanor. Harper came to us from the Salinas Animal Shelter and is currently doing very well in foster care. She gets along fine with other small dogs, is doing very well with her potty training and is learning to walk on the leash. Harper enjoys treats and learns very quickly. She has a funny habit of gathering her hoard of doggie toys into one area so she can keep an eye on them! Harper can be a bit shy with new people but warms up quickly once she gets to know you. Harper's adoption fee is $150. For more information about meeting or adopting Harper, please fill out an online application.

Suzie
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Suzie was rescued by a kind citizen after being abandoned in rural Bakersfield. She's a very sweet 3-year-old Chihuahua/Terrier mix and weighs about 11 pounds. She can be a bit bashful with new people, but is very loving and loyal with the people she knows and trusts. Suzie is house trained and crate trained and learns best with gentle positive reinforcement. Suzie missed out on some socialization as a puppy, and needs a patient adopter who can go slow and help her gain confidence. She'll be happiest in a quiet adult household with another dog companion to hang out with. Suzie's adoption fee is $150. For more information about meeting or adopting sweet Suzie, please fill out an online application.

Dixie
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With all the charm of a southern belle, Dixie would invite you in for a glass of iced tea if she could! Dixie is a 1-year-old, 13-pound Min Pin mix who came to us from the Salinas Shelter, where she was a staff and volunteer favorite. She came in with an old, untreated injury to her front leg which permanently fused her joint in a bent position. It does not cause her any discomfort, but she does not use her left front leg when she walks. As they say, imperfections create character! Dixie has wags and smiles for everyone she meets, and loves nothing more than a nice lap to snuggle on! Dixie's adoption fee is $150. For more information about meeting or adopting Dixie, please fill out an online application.

Rio
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Rio is a special 1-year-old, 7-pound Chihuahua mix who came to us from the Tehama County Animal Shelter in Red Bluff, to give him a bit more time to find his adopter. Born with malformed elbow joints in his front legs, Rio stands and walks with his front legs in a permanently flexed position. (Click thumbnail to see his posture.) Despite his challenges, Rio is a happy, tail waggin', friendly little guy who does not feel sorry for himself in the least. He'll never run marathons, but he can take short walks around the block and loves to romp in a grassy backyard. He'll make a wonderful companion for anyone with a soft spot for a dog who is perfect in his own special way. Rio's adoption fee is $150. For more information about meeting or adopting Rio, please fill out an online application.

Tilly
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With a sleek and shiny black coat, Tilly is a 5-month-old, 5-pound Chihuahua mix puppy who came to us from the Salinas Shelter and is currently in foster care. She's a bundle of happy wiggles, tail wags and puppy kisses! She loves everyone and is very friendly and outgoing. She's looking for an adopter with the time and patience necessary for raising a puppy in a responsible manner. Puppies cannot be left alone more than 4 hours per day. Adult adopter or family with kids over age 5 preferred. Tilly's adoption fee is $150. For more info about meeting or adopting Tilly, please fill out an online adoption application.

Elle
Elle is an adorable 1-year-old, 10-pound Chihuahua/Dachshund mix who came to us from the Salinas Shelter as an injured stray. She suffered a dislocated hip, which has now healed. Elle has a very sweet and playful personality, and she gets along nicely with other dogs. She enjoys going for walks, sitting on laps, and napping in the sunshine! Elle is going to be a wonderful little friend for an adopter who can spend lots of time with her and can continue her training. Elle's adoption fee is $150. For more about meeting or adopting Elle, please fill out an online application.
Marshall
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Got an empty lap? Marshall is a 9-year-old, 12-pound Silky Terrier who would love to be your best friend. He's a sweet older guy who originally came to us from the San Jose Shelter in 2010 and was adopted. He recently returned to our care when his family could no longer care for him. He is house trained and loves to go for rides in the car. He's a mellow, undemanding little buddy who loves to take naps and curl up with you on the sofa. Marshall is the perfect match for an adult adopter looking for a single pet in the home. He absolutely loves treats! Marshall has some calcification in his spine and may always need to take anti-inflammatory medication to help him stay comfortable. Marshall is an "Animal Friends with Benefits" dog, please read more. For more info about meeting or adopting Marshall, please fill out an online application.

Moose
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Think size matters? Moose packs a ton of personality into a 6-pound package and will make converts of even "big dog people." He won the hearts of the volunteers and staff at the Salinas Shelter, who described him as "happy all the time!" Waggy and confident, this 8-year old Chihuahua/MinPin mix is super-friendly with everyone he meets and eager for new adventures. He calmly and congenially shares his foster home with dogs 10 times his size. Moose is a gentleman, lovebug and social butterfly who will bring an out-sized wallop of joy to his lucky family. Moose's adoption fee is $150. For more info about meeting or adopting Moose, please fill out an online application.

Lizzie
(Adoption Pending)

Lizzie is a darling 2-year-old, 4-pound Longhaired Dachshund/Chihuahua mix with a soft brindle coat. This little love bug was first seen running along Highway 101 several weeks ago and was later picked up by a concerned citizen in Soledad. Never claimed by an owner, Lizzie is now in foster care and is doing great. She gets along wonderfully with other dogs, both large and small. Lizzie is a smart and eager girl who is crate trained and is working on her house training skills. She is sweet as can be and loves to snuggle and go for walks. Due to her age and small size, adult adopter or family with kids over 12 preferred. For more info about meeting or adopting Lizzie, please fill out an application.
Toffee
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Toffee is an 8-month-old, 8-pound poodle mix with a rich, caramel brown coat. He's a fun and active pup who loves to play with his toys and enjoys his daily walks around the neighborhood. Toffee gets along great with the other dogs in his foster home, and he's eager to learn new things. Toffee was found as a severely neglected stray in Soledad. He had a painfully matted coat and was covered with fleas. A bit shy in the beginning, Toffee is now a happy and trusting dog who would love to join an active family where he can continue his training. He's currently in foster care in Soledad. For more information about meeting or adopting Toffee, please fill out an application.
Rusty
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Looking for a great little companion? Rusty is all ears! This friendly 9-month-old, 11-pound Chihuahua mix came to us from the Monterey SPCA after being surrendered by his family when they could no longer care for him. He's a super-friendly little dude who enjoys going for walks and is a gentleman when meeting new people and new dogs. He's a smart, healthy and happy boy who is eager to connect with his forever person. Obedience class registration required for adoption. Rusty's adoption fee is $150. For more information about meeting or adopting Rusty, please fill out an online application.

Jasper
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The best things come in small packages! Jasper is a 2-year-old Rat Terrier mix who tips the scales at only 4 pounds. He doesn't know how tiny he is, and fearlessly walks right up to large dogs to sniff noses and say hello! Jasper came to us from the Salinas Shelter and is eager for a lap of his own. He loves to go for walks and enjoys meeting other people and dogs along the way. He's not a barker and is mainly interested in snuggling in his bed or cuddling in your arms. Due to his fragile size, adult adopter or family with gentle teens preferred. Jasper's adoption fee is $150. For more information about meeting or adopting Jasper, please fill out an online application.
Butch and Sundance
Butch and Sundance are a bonded pair of Chihuahua mix renegades who are looking for a place where they can bunk together. They came to us from the Salinas Shelter after being picked up on the streets - skinny, neglected and tied together by the necks with some electrical cord. Once Butch and Sundance went into foster care where they could rustle up some regular grub, they gained weight and got their shiny coats back again. Butch is the larger dog and is about 2 years old, and Sundance is the smaller dog and is about 5 years old. No longer on the run, the only thing Butch and Sundance are out to steal is your heart! Their adoption fee is $150 for the pair. For more info about meeting or adopting this charming duo, please fill out an online application.
Henry
Henry is a happy-go-lucky 5-month-old, 10-pound Chihuahua/Terrier mix pup who came to us from the Salinas Shelter. After spending a month at the shelter without getting adopted, he came into our adoption program so he'd have some more time to find his forever family. Henry is a friendly guy with a tail wag for everyone he meets. He gets along great with other dogs and loves to go for walks around the block, sniffing everything along the way! He's looking for an adopter with time to get him through the puppy stage (chewing, potty training) and can raise him with lots of love. Puppy obedience class registration required for adoption. Henry's adoption fee is $150. For more info about meeting or adopting Henry, please fill out an online application.
Timon
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Named for the cheerful meerkat in Disney's The Lion King, Timon is a darling 3-month-old, 4-pound Terrier/Chihuahua mix puppy who would love to be your faithful friend! He came to us from the Salinas Shelter and is currently in foster care. Timon will probably weigh about 10 pounds when full-grown. He's a happy, friendly, affectionate and fun-loving puppy looking for an adopter with the time and patience to get him through the puppy phase (chewing, digging, potty training etc) and train him with lots of love and positive reinforcement. Puppy obedience classes required for adoption. Timon's adoption fee is $150. For more about meeting or adopting Timon, please fill out an online application.

Pumbaa
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Named for the silly warthog character in the Disney movie, The Lion King, Pumbaa is a sturdy 5-month-old, 10-pound Chihuahua/Pug mix who could pass for a mini Rottweiler. Pumbaa came to us from the Salinas Animal Shelter and is currently in foster care, where he loves to romp with his puppy friends and chase his toys. Pumbaa is a confident, fun and friendly guy who is eager for a home of his own. He's looking for an adopter with the time to continue his training and give him plenty of exercise and play time every day. Pumbaa's adoption fee is $150. For more about meeting or adopting Pumbaa, please fill out an online application.

Zoe
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Zoe is a special 2-year-old, 10-pound Chihuahua mix who came to us from the Monterey County Shelter after coming in as an injured stray. At some point in her life she suffered an injury to her hind leg that went untreated, and as a result it is fused into an extended position - she cannot bend it. Despite her challenges, Zoe gets around just fine and can even climb stairs. She's a sweet, quiet and easygoing dog who loves spending time on your lap or burrowed in a nest of blankets. She is crate trained and potty trained, though does have some slight incontinence problems related to her previous injury to her hind end. She is fine when taken outside often, and also tolerates a doggie diaper. Zoe can't really go for walks, but would love to be carried with you in a doggie pouch. Her adoption fee is $150. For more information about meeting or adopting Zoe, please fill out an online application.

Vicky
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What a transformation! Vicky is a darling 4-year-old, 15-pound poodle mix who was found in a horrible state of neglect. (Click her thumbnail photo to see her "before" photo!) She was so matted, her coat needed to be shaved down while she was under anesthesia. She was covered with scabs and scars, and had recently had a litter of puppies. (Nobody knows what happened to them.) Now in foster care, Vicky is learning that people can be nice, and other dogs are fun to play with! She is crate trained and is doing well with house training. Vicki enjoys playing with her toys and going for walks. Understandably, she is a bit shy with new people, but she completely adores her foster family and bond nicely with a kind and patient adopter who can continue her training and socialization. Vicky's adoption fee is $300. Adults or families with kids over 12 would be best. Click here for an online application.

Lyla
Lyla is a sweet 2-year-old, 10-pound Jack Russell Terrier mix who came to us from the Bakersfield Shelter with her puppy Buttons (now adopted). She's a calm and quiet little dog who would love to sit at your feet all day or keep you company on the sofa. She is house trained, walks nicely on the leash and is a good traveler in the car. One of Lyla's hind legs was broken earlier in her life, and was not treated so it healed on it's own. It is a bit shorter than the other leg, so sometimes she hops when she tries to move quickly. She is not in any pain and no further treatment is necessary. Lyla loves people of all ages and is good with other dogs and cats. She is an extremely gentle and loving lap dog who gives lots of kisses and wants to spend every moment with you. Lyla's adoption fee is $150. For more information about meeting or adopting her, please fill out an online application.
Louie
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Louie is a silly and sweet 7-year-old, 56-pound Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mix who came to us from the Monterey County Shelter. Even though it appears that Louie did not have the best care in his former life, he's a dog that loves everybody and is eager to learn. Louie has an old, untreated injury to his right front leg that causes him to limp a bit, but he gets around just fine. As a dog that previously lived outdoors, he's having a grand time in foster care, snuggling up on soft dog beds and chewing his favorite stuffed frog toy. Louie is working on his house training skills and gets along wonderfully with other dogs and kids. For more info about meeting or adopting this nice boy, please fill out an online adoption application.
Harry
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There's something about Harry . . . he's a bit reserved right now, but we know that underneath, there's a happy, tail-wagging pooch just waiting to emerge! Harry is a 3-year-old, 13-pound Chihuahua mix who came to us from the Salinas Shelter. He loves doggie treats and gentle neck rubs, and has a very wise and calm presence. Harry gets along nicely with other dogs and is not a barker. He's a great match for a kind and patient adopter who can earn his trust and help him gain confidence. Harry's adoption fee is $150. For more information about meeting or adopting Harry, please fill out an online adoption application.

Ellie
Ellie is an attractive and attentive 1-year-old brindle Pit Bull/Chocolate Lab mix with enchanting golden eyes - she's a sweetheart who charms everyone she meets! Ellie is an active girl and loves to romp and play. She gets along well with other dogs with a proper introduction, and has lived with cats. Ellie is crate and potty trained and has no separation anxiety. She rarely barks, only if alarmed. Ellie is currently enrolled in the UnChained program, which matches at-risk youth with shelter dogs in need of training. Ellie has lived with other dogs and preteens, and greets her people with kisses and excited wiggles. She's looking for a active, experienced adopter who can continue her training and share life's adventures with her. Ellie's adoption fee is $200. For more information about meeting or adopting Ellie, please fill out an online application.
Kimba
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Named for the famous animated white lion character, Kimba is a 7-month-old Maltese/Poodle mix pup who came to us as an injured stray from the Salinas Shelter. Most likely hit by a car, Kimba has recovered from a broken pelvis and surgery to amputate his damaged hind leg. Kimba the lion was known for believing that there would be peace between animals and humans if each understood the other. So true! Our Kimba is a good boy who gets along great with other dogs and cats. He's an adventurous guy who loves exploring the back yard and walking on the leash. He is a bit shy with new people, but it does not take him long to relax and be himself once he gets to know you. Kimba enjoys being brushed and groomed, and he is crate trained. Kimba's adoption fee is $300. Click here for an online application.

Stormy
Stormy is one of five adorable 3-month-old terrier mix puppies who came to us from the Monterey County Shelter. Found as strays, they have been raised in foster care and are now ready for homes of their own. Stormy is a sweet and playful spayed female with a cute scruffy coat. She will most likely weigh about 10 pounds as an adult. She's looking for an adopter with the time and patience to get her through the puppy stage, including chewing, digging, potty training, etc. Puppies cannot be left alone more than four hours per day. Obedience class registration required for adoption. For more info about meeting or adopting Stormy, please fill out an online application.
Flurry
Flurry is one of five adorable 3-month-old terrier mix puppies who came to us from the Monterey County Shelter. Found as strays, they have been raised in foster care and are now ready for homes of their own. Flurry is a friendly and frisky neutered male with a scruffy coat. He will most likely weigh about 10 pounds as an adult. He's looking for an adopter with the time and patience to get him through the puppy stage, including chewing, digging, potty training, etc. Puppies cannot be left alone more than four hours per day. Obedience class registration required for adoption. Flurry's adoption fee is $300. For more info about meeting or adopting Flurry, please fill out an online application.
Henderson
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What a gentleman! Henderson is a 6-year-old, 5-pound Chihuahua mix with a happy tail wag for everyone. He may have some grey in his muzzle, but he still has a spring in his step and is very well mannered when you take him out for a walk around the neighborhood. Henderson came to us from the Salinas Shelter and we don't think it will take long for this good boy to find his forever family. Henderson gets along nicely with other dogs and loves to spend time snuggling on your lap. He's a wonderful companion with a mellow energy level. Henderson's adoption fee is $150. For more information about meeting or adopting Henderson, please fill out an online application.
Mufasa
Named for the Lion King, Mufasa is a 4-year-old, 13-pound red Dachshund mix with long legs and a sweet personality. He came to us from the Salinas Shelter after coming in as a shy stray. He's a bit timid with new people and new situations, but once he warms up you won't find a more loyal or loving little friend. Currently in foster care, Mufasa gets along nicely with other dogs and gentle children, and will follow you around the house like a little shadow. He's happy to sleep at your feet all day, walks right by your side on the leash, rides nicely in the car and is doing well with house training skills. He does bark at cats, so might do best in a feline-free household. Mufasa's adoption fee is $150. For more info about meeting or adopting Mufasa, please fill out an online application.
Michelle
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Michelle is a playful 7-month-old Chihuahua mix pup who came to us from the Salinas Shelter and is currently in foster care. She weights about 9 pounds. Playful, friendly, confident and affectionate, Michelle will smother you with puppy kisses when you pick her up for a cuddle. She plays nicely with other puppies and is a quick learner. She's looking for an adopter with the time and patience to get her through the puppy stage and help her learn all the things puppies need to know. Obedience class registration required for adoption. Michelle's adoption fee is $150. Click here for an online application.

Jet
Jet and his siblings will be 8 weeks old on January 17. They are happy and playful Border Collie mixes that were rescued from a neglectful situation and were bottle fed in foster care from the age of two weeks. They will most likely weigh 40-50 pounds as adults. Herding breed puppies are smart and active. They are not candidates for apartment life, and will do best with adopters that can provide them with plenty of mental and physical activity. They are great prospects for agility or other dog sports. Obedience class registration required for adoption. Jet will be available for adoption on or after January 17, but meetings can be arranged now. His adoption fee is $300. Click here for an online application.
Tug
Tug and his siblings will be 8 weeks old on January 17. They are happy and playful Border Collie mixes that were rescued from a neglectful situation and were bottle fed in foster care from the age of two weeks. They will most likely weigh 40-50 pounds as adults. Herding breed puppies are smart and active. They are not candidates for apartment life, and will do best with adopters that can provide them with plenty of mental and physical activity. They are great prospects for agility or other dog sports. Obedience class registration required for adoption. Tug will be available for adoption on or after January 17, but meetings can be arranged now. Click here for an online application.
Beau
Beau and his siblings will be 8 weeks old on January 17. They are happy and playful Border Collie mixes that were rescued from a neglectful situation and were bottle fed in foster care from the age of two weeks. They will most likely weigh 40-50 pounds as adults. Herding breed puppies are smart and active. They are not candidates for apartment life, and will do best with adopters that can provide them with plenty of mental and physical activity. They are great prospects for agility or other dog sports. Obedience class registration required for adoption. Beau will be available for adoption on or after January 17, but meetings can be arranged now. His adoption fee is $300.Click here for an online application.
Blaze
Blaze and his siblings will be 8 weeks old on January 17. They are happy and healhty Border Collie mixes that were rescued from a neglectful situation and were bottle fed in foster care from the age of two weeks. They will most likely weigh 40-50 pounds as adults. Herding breed puppies are smart and active. They are not candidates for apartment life, and will do best with adopters that can provide them with plenty of mental and physical activity. They are great prospects for agility or other dog sports. Obedience class registration required for adoption. Blaze will be available for adoption on or after January 17, but meetings can be arranged now. Adoption fee for Blaze is $300. Click here for an online application.
Gyp
Gyp and his siblings will be 8 weeks old on January 17. They are happy and healthy Border Collie mixes that were rescued from a neglectful situation and were bottle fed in foster care from the age of two weeks. They will most likely weigh 40-50 pounds as adults. Herding breed puppies are smart and active. They are not candidates for apartment life, and will do best with adopters that can provide them with plenty of mental and physical activity. They are great prospects for agility or other dog sports. Obedience class registration required for adoption. Gyp will be available for adoption on or after January 17, but meetings can be arranged now. Gyp's adoption fee is $300. Click here for an online application.
Jazz
Jazz and her siblings will be 8 weeks old on January 17. They are happy and playful Border Collie mixes that were rescued from a neglectful situation and were bottle fed in foster care from the age of two weeks. They will most likely weigh 40-50 pounds as adults. Herding breed puppies are smart and active. They are not candidates for apartment life, and will do best with adopters that can provide them with plenty of mental and physical activity. They are great prospects for agility or other dog sports. Obedience class registration required for adoption. Jazz will be available for adoption on or after January 17, but meetings can be arranged now. Adoption fee is $300. Click here for an online application.
Chase
Chase and his siblings will be 8 weeks old on January 17. They are happy and playful Border Collie mixes that were rescued from a neglectful situation and were bottle fed in foster care from the age of two weeks. They will most likely weigh 40-50 pounds as adults. Herding breed puppies are smart and active. They are not candidates for apartment life, and will do best with adopters that can provide them with plenty of mental and physical activity. They are great prospects for agility or other dog sports. Obedience class registration required for adoption. Chase will be available for adoption on or after January 17, but meetings can be arranged now. Adoption fee is $300. Click here for an online application.
Torch
Torch and his siblings will be 8 weeks old on January 17. They are happy, playful Border Collie mixes that were rescued from a neglectful situation and were bottle fed in foster care from the age of two weeks. They will most likely weigh 40-50 pounds as adults. Herding breed puppies are smart and active. They are not candidates for apartment life, and will do best with adopters that can provide them with plenty of mental and physical activity. They are great prospects for agility or other dog sports. Obedience class registration required for adoption. Torch will be available for adoption on or after January 17, but meetings can be arranged now. Adoption fee is $300. Click here for an online application.
Jake
Jake is a happy, frisky and wiggly 8-week-old mixed breed puppy who was bottle fed in foster care from the age of 3-4 days. He has been raised with the litter of Border Collie mix puppies, also on the web, so he has had plenty of social interaction with other pups. We don't know anything about his parents, but estimate that he will be a 30-pound dog when mature. He's looking for an adopter with the time and patience to get him through the puppy stage and into adulthood with plenty of love and positive guidance. Obedience class registration required for adoption. Adoption fee is $300. Click here for an online application.
Sparrow
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Named for the pirate character Jack Sparrow, this 1-year-old, 7-pound Terrier/Chihuahua mix is ready to steal your heart! He was found as an injured stray by a good Samaritan and was taken to a local vet clinic. Sparrow had a badly damaged left eye, which had to be surgically removed. He also needed to have several infected teeth extracted. Happily, Sparrow is now feeling great and is ready for a loving home. He's a sweet lap dog who treasures cuddle time. He's a bit timid in new situations, and would do best in a fairly calm and quiet household. Sparrow's adoption fee $150. Click here for an online adoption application.
Naboo
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Naboo and her siblings were born at the Monterey County Shelter on 11/11/14. Raised in foster care, they are happy, playful and healthy puppies that will be available for adoption after January 13. Their mother is a 20-pound Australian Cattle Dog/Min Pin mix, their father is unknown. We are guessing they will weigh 20-35 pounds as adults. Naboo is very smart and energetic, and will need plenty of daily mental and physical stimulation. Great candidate for agility or other dog sports! Puppy obedience class registration required for adoption. Her adoption fee is $300. For more information about meeting or adopting Naboo, please fill out an online application.

Yoda
Yoda and his siblings were born at the Monterey County Shelter on 11/11/14. Raised in foster care, they are happy, playful and healthy puppies that will be available for adoption after January 13. Their mother is a 20-pound Australian Cattle Dog/Min Pin mix, their father is unknown. We are guessing they will weigh 20-35 pounds as adults. Yoda is very smart and energetic, and will need plenty of daily mental and physical stimulation. Great candidate for agility or other dog sports! Puppy obedience class registration required for adoption. Yoda's adoption fee is $300. For more information about meeting or adopting Yoda, please fill out an online application.
Padme
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Padme and her siblings were born at the Monterey County Shelter on 11/11/14. Raised in foster care, they are happy, playful and healthy puppies that will be available for adoption after January 13. Their mother is a 20-pound Australian Cattle Dog/Min Pin mix, their father is unknown. We are guessing they will weigh 20-35 pounds as adults. Padme is very smart and energetic, and will need plenty of daily mental and physical stimulation. Great candidate for agility or other dog sports! Puppy obedience class registration required for adoption. Padme's adoption fee is $300. For more information about meeting or adopting Padme, please fill out an online application.
Leia
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Leia and her siblings were born at the Monterey County Shelter on 11/11/14. Raised in foster care, they are happy, playful and healthy puppies that will be available for adoption after January 13. Their mother is a 20-pound Australian Cattle Dog/Min Pin mix, their father is unknown. We are guessing they will weigh 20-35 pounds as adults. Leia is very smart and energetic, and will need plenty of daily mental and physical stimulation. Great candidate for agility or other dog sports! Puppy obedience class registration required for adoption. Leia's adoption fee is $300. For more information about meeting or adopting Leia, please fill out an online application.

Luke
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Luke and his siblings were born at the Monterey County Shelter on 11/11/14. Raised in foster care, they are happy, playful and healthy puppies that will be available for adoption after January 13. Their mother is a 20-pound Australian Cattle Dog/Min Pin mix, their father is unknown. We are guessing they will weigh 20-35 pounds as adults. Luke is very smart and energetic, and will need plenty of daily mental and physical stimulation. Great candidate for agility or other dog sports! Puppy obedience class registration required for adoption. Luke's adoption fee is $300. For more information about meeting or adopting Luke, please fill out an online application.
Chewbacca
Chewbacca and his siblings were born at the Monterey County Shelter on 11/11/14. Raised in foster care, they are happy, playful and healthy puppies that will be available for adoption after January 13. Their mother is a 20-pound Australian Cattle Dog/Min Pin mix, their father is unknown. We are guessing they will weigh 20-35 pounds as adults. Chewy is very smart and energetic, and will need plenty of daily mental and physical stimulation. Great candidate for agility or other dog sports! Puppy obedience class registration required for adoption. His adoption fee is $300. For more information about meeting or adopting Chewy, please fill out an online application.
Pandora
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Pandora is a friendly 1-year-old Australian Shepherd/German Shepherd mix and weighs about 45 pounds. She was adopted from AFRP as a puppy, but needs a new home due to some changes in her family's circumstances. Smart, affectionate, enthusiastic and playful, Pandora is a wonderful companion looking for a lifelong friend. She is house trained and crate trained, knows her basic obedience commands, loves riding in the car and does will with a brisk walk every day. She's a social girl and loves to lean against your legs in hopes of getting a back scratch or a belly rub. Playful and energetic, Pandora would love to run and play in a large back yard. She has not had experience with small children or cats. Pandora's adoption fee is $300. For more information about meeting or adopting Pandora, please fill out an online application.

Pepper
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Pepper is a precious 5-year-old, 9-pound Chihuahua mix looking for someone to love. Abandoned on the streets of Salinas, a kind citizen patiently wooed her for two weeks before finally being able to slip a leash over her head. Unclaimed at the Salinas Shelter, Pepper is now in foster care and is blossoming. She is an extremely loyal velcro dog that would love to spend every moment with you. Pepper does fine with other dogs and cats and is house trained to use a doggie door. A fairly calm and quiet household will be the best match for her. Pepper is ready for her second chance and her happy ending! Pepper's adoption fee is $150. For more info about meeting or adopting her, please fill out an online application.

Tucker
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What a smile! Tucker is a bright and cheerful 2-year-old, 22-pound Border Collie mix with perhaps a pinch of Husky or other Northern breed thrown in for good measure. He was found in King City after living for over five weeks on his own. No wonder he's enjoying his time in foster care so much! Tucker loves snuggling on soft dog beds and chewing his favorite antler or stuffed toys. He LOVES playing with other active dogs and will do best with an adopter that can provide him with plenty of mental and physical activity. Click here for short video. Tucker rides nicely in the car, does not chew, jump or dig in the backyard and is working on his crate and potty training. Understandably, he's still a bit timid with new people and situations, but once he warms up you won't find a more loyal or loving friend. Tucker's adoption fee is $300. Click here for his online application.

Maple
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Maple is an affectionate 6-month-old brown and tan Chihuahua mix who came to us from the Kern County Shelter with a condition called cherry eye (prolapsed third eyelid). After two surgeries, she's happily pain-free and looking good! Maple weighs about 6 pounds and has a nice mellow energy level for a puppy. She loves sitting on your lap so you can rub her ears and her tummy. Maple gets along fine with other dogs and is looking for an adopter that can continue her training and give her lots of love and attention. Puppy obedience class registration required for adoption. Maple's adoption fee is $150. Click here for Maple's online application.

Luna
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Luna is a 2-year-old, three-legged German Shepherd looking for love. She was confiscated as an animal abuse case in Monterey County after being found tied by her leg to a truck. The tight rope had cut off her circulation, and the vet could not save her badly damaged leg. Resilient and forgiving, Luna has left the past behind and is having a grand time in foster care, where she runs with joyful abandon across the grass and plays with balls, squeaky toys and chew bones. She is house trained, walks nicely on the leash, and is working on not being anxious when her person leaves to run errands. Luna is learning the command "leave it" when it comes to cats and chickens. She's also working on interacting politely with other dogs. Luna is a very sweet and loving dog who will do best with an adopter that can spend lots of time with her. Her adoption fee is $300. Click here for an online application.

Rafi
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Rafi is an adorable 2-month-old Chihuahua mix who came to us from the Monterey County Shelter after arriving as a tiny stray. Raised in foster care, Rafi is now ready for his forever family. He's a playful, curious, friendly and cuddly little guy looking for an adopter with the time and patience to get him through the puppy stage and all that goes with it - chewing, digging, teething, potty training, etc. Rafi will be a wonderful companion for his lucky adopter! Puppy obedience class registration required for adoption. His adoption fee is $150. For more information about meeting or adopting Rafi, please fill out an online adoption application.

George aka Hudson
George, aka Hudson, is a sweet, affectionate, goofy and lovable 3-year-old English Bulldog mix who came to us from the Monterey County Shelter and was adopted in October. Sadly, George has had some problems getting along with the other dogs and cats in his home, so he's once again available for adoption. He's an awesome dog but will be his best self in a home without other animals. George is house trained, walks nicely on the leash and plays all day with sturdy ball toys. This smart boy quickly learned how to sit, lay down, stay and shake. Due to his rowdy play style, adult adopter or family with teens would be best. George's adoption fee is $300. Click here for an online application.
Alfie
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Alfie is an adorable 3-year-old, 21-pound Border Collie mix with a sweet and somewhat shy personality. He came to us from the Salinas Animal Shelter after being picked up as a stray. Currently in foster care, Alfie is busy learning new things and is doing well with his house training. He happily sleeps in his crate at night and enjoys playing with the other dogs in his foster home. Alfie loves going for walks and does very well on the leash. He's looking for an adopter that can continue his training and can help him gain confidence in new situations. Alfie's adoption fee is $300. For more information about meeting or adopting Alfie, please fill out an online application.

Hula
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Say aloha to Hula! She's a colorful 1-year-old dappled Dachshund/Chihuahua mix looking for love. She has long legs and weighs about 13 pounds. Hula and her brother Tiki (also on web) were rescued by a kind citizen in South Monterey County who saw them running loose on a busy road. They went to a local shelter for their stray time, but were deemed too shy to be put up for adoption. Happily, Hula is already relaxing and gaining confidence. She's looking for a patient adopter who can continue her training and socialization. Hula's adoption fee is $150. For more about adopting or meeting Hula, please fill out an online application.

Tiki
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Tiki is ready to wiggle his way into your heart! He's a darling 1-year-old, 8-pound dappled Dachshund/Chihuahua mix with a stunning coat. Tiki and his sister Hula, also on the web, were rescued from the side of a busy road in South Monterey County by a kind citizen who did not want them to be hit by a car. They were taken to a local shelter to spend their stray time, but were deemed too shy to be put up for adoption. Happily, Tiki already has his wag back and he gently takes treats from your fingers. He's looking for a patient adopter who can continue his training and socialization. Tiki's adoption fee is $150. For more about meeting or adopting Tiki, please fill out an online adoption application.

Gretchen
Check out that smile! Gretchen is a lovely 2-year-old, 21-pound black and tan longhaired Dachshund. Her sweet and sensitive personality will melt your heart! Gretchen came to us from the Monterey County Animal Shelter after coming in as a very shy stray. She was too scared to be put on the adoption floor, so the shelter asked for our help. Gretchen is a very sweet girl who is a bit reserved with new people, but once she gets to know you she will take a treat and curl up on your lap for gentle petting. She'll do best in a calm household where her confidence can continue to blossom. Experience with this breed a plus. Gretchen's adoption fee is $300. For more info about meeting or adopting Gretchen, please fill out an online application.
Ariel
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Meet Ariel! She's a bright and beautiful 2-year-old Australian Cattle Dog/Min Pin mix (best guess) and weighs 25 pounds. Ariel came to us from the Monterey County Shelter after coming in as a pregnant stray. She gave birth to six puppies in the shelter (the "Star Wars" puppies on our web site) and now that they are on their way to homes of their own, Ariel is looking forward to having a home for herself. Her foster mom says Ariel is a very sweet, playful dog who loves chasing tennis balls and frisbees. She is highly treat motivated, eager to please and quick to learn new behaviors. Ariel is an athletic dog that might be a great prospect for agility or other dog sports. For more information about meeting or adopting Ariel, please fill out an online application.


Other Dogs Looking for Homes - See contact info beneath each picture

The following dogs are not under the direct care of Animal Friends Rescue Project. AFRP provides these listings as a courtesy to the public to help these dogs get new homes. Please contact the person listed with the picture if you're interested in adopting one of them.

AFRP is not responsible for the adoption of animals in this section of the web page.

Bunny
Bunny is a gentle, healthy 14-year-old, 55 pound Shepherd mix. She is good with other dogs and gentle with people even though she is a little shy at first. Her guardian left her with a family members and has not been able to take her back so she must find a new home. She is currently alone for long stretches at a time, and her family would like a better situation for her. Bunny is not an AFRP dog. If you'd like to meet Bunny contact Lisa at 229-2857 or email lisamseidel@aol.com
Pumpkin
Pumpkin is a 5 pound, 7 year old Chihuahua. She is very loving and thrives with lots of attention. Pumpkin''s guardian is ill and the family can't take care of her. She gets along well with other dogs and should be fine with cats. Pumpkin is not an AFRP dog. To meet Pumpkin, email jodiemnelson@icloud.com
Samsy
Samsy is a sweet 4-year-old, 25-pound Beagle mix looking for a loving home. She is spayed, healthy and up to date on vaccines. Samsy is great fun and likes to run and play. She gets along nicely with other dogs and loves children. (Not tested with cats.) She is house trained and loves to hop in the car for an outing. She is a mellow and patient dog with no separation anxiety problems. She is not a barker. Sound like the perfect dog? For more information about meeting Samsy please call Drew at 831-345-5596 or email mail@drewhamilton.com
Alvin
Here comes your new best friend! Meet 2 yr old Alvin! He's 12 lbs. of pure joy, fun and cuddly love. He's great with other dogs, loves to sit close (or on you) at the end of the day, romps hard, settles down easy. Alvin is an easy keep: housebroken, comes when called, is great on a leash and is not food crazed. He's the perfect dog for someone that's looking for a perfect dog. And, did I mention that he's really smart? Alvin is not an AFRP dog and is in the care of CAPE of Santa Cruz. For more information, call Nancy at 831-684-2421.
Max
Max is a friendly and loving 7-year-old neutered male Australian Shepherd in need of a new family. He's a social boy who loves people and children, and gets along great with other dogs and cats. He is house trained and knows his basic obedience commands. Max is looking for a family with time to take him for walks, play ball with him and give him lots of love. He is not an AFRP dog and currently lives in Pacific Grove. For more information call Sam at 831-242-4721 or email hannakhalilo@aol.com
Rudy
Rudy is a 15 year old, 15 pound Chihuahua mix. He is an easy going, well behaved mellow senior fellow. He is great with other dogs and with cats. He can't see or hear very well, which is common for many senior dogs. Rudy's guardian is elderly and is having a hard time caring for him. He is not an AFRP dog. POMDR is helping to interview applicants for the guardian. If you are interested in helping out Rudy and giving him a loving home, email info@peaceofminddogrescue.org
Dante
Dante is a handsome 7-year-old neutered Ridgeback Lab looking for an excellent home. This intelligent dog is house trained and crate trained, and knows his basic obedience commands. He does well with a brisk walk every day and loves going for a trip to the beach. Dante is excellent with other dogs and kids; has not had experience with cats. He's a social dog who loves to have people around during the day. Dante is not an AFRP dog and currently lives in Aptos. For more information please call Doug at 650-899-2223 or email lightpoler@gmail.com
Cody
Cody is a 10 year-old Shepherd mix who was rescued from the LA County Animal Shelter when she was 6 months old. She loves water, swimming and just hanging out in it. She love balls and will fetch until her heart explodes. She is a great guard dog. Cody is great with adults, but has had several biting incidents with children. She would make the perfect pet for someone without exposure to kids or who had a large outdoor space for her to run. She is spayed, microchiped and current on all shots. She is a loyal companion who deserves better than what we can give her. Cody is not an AFRP dog. Contact John 310-739-9883 or email fleedoggfilms@mac.com
Jazzy and Skipper
Jazzy (left) and Skipper are great dogs who would like to find a home together if possible. Jazzy is a 2 1/2 year old spayed female, and Skipper is a 9-month-old neutered male. Both dogs are healthy and are up to date on vaccines. They are quiet, well behaved and friendly dogs who keep each other company when you are out of the house. They are gentle with children and would be nice family companions. Jazzy and Skipper are not AFRP dogs. For more information please call Rob at 831-917-8464 or Sally at 650-400-6479.
Bella
Bella is an 8 year old, 27 lb. Basenji mix. She will benefit from a consistent daily routine that includes some low-key belly rubs and daily tug sessions with her favorite toy. Bella can be nervous in new situations but once she is comfortable, is quite snuggly and will wag her tail when she sees her favorite people. Bella has significant bilateral muscle atrophy of her temporales muscles and other "chewing" muscles on her face. She can only open her mouth about 5 cm however she can currently eat and does not appear painful. This is an immune-mediated inflammatory disease. We don't know if the disease will progress or remain steady. Bella currently has a good quality of life. Bella's former guardian suffered from dementia and could no longer care for Bella. She is eagerly waiting for a forever, low-key home. For more info, email LDohlman@arf.net or 925-296-3148
Blackie
Blackie is a 10 year old, 90 pound male Black Lab. He is a wonderful dog who just wants to be with people. He is good with other dogs and rides nicely in the car. He does not bark when left alone, has no issues with food and is a great dog for someone who wants some company and someone who wants to go for short walks. Blackie is one of these dogs that always seems to be smiling no matter what life hands to him! Blackie is very healthy, has all his shots, microchipped, and is neutered. He does have some sight loss but he can still see. He is a big, slow moving, lovable companion who likes to be around humans and needs a second chance for a good home! Blackie was surrendered to the Merced shelter after his guardian passed away. He is now with Lab Rescue. If you have the time for this happy boy and want him to be a part of your family, please contact Liz at 415-613-6374.
Tim
Tim is a gorgeous, eleven month old Shepherd/Border Collie mix who weighs 42 pounds. He a high energy dog and is very bright and a quick learner. He needs regular exercise and stimulation. He would love to go hiking, running, and would be great at agility. He knows basic commands, and would benefit from further training to keep his mind active and satisfied. He is a real lover with people and enjoys meeting and playing with other dogs. He does need to be in a home without cats. His family is not the right fit for him because of all his energy so they are looking to rehome him for his own happiness. To learn more about Tim, call Mary at (650) 207-3459 or email maryacquesta@sbcglobal.net
Ashley
This gorgeous girl will snuggle her way into your heart! Ashley, an 8-year-old, 7-pound Chihuahua mix is house trained, gentle and gets along well with other dogs. She enjoys her walks, but is perfectly content to sit by your side all day. Ashley chills easily so would need a cute sweater or two and a warm home to call her own. She is spayed, has all her vaccinations and is micro chipped. Consider Miss Ashley for a lifetime of affection and devotion. Ashley is not an AFRP dog and is in the care of CAPE of Santa Cruz. For more information, contact Nancy at 831-684-2821 or email capenancy7@gmail.com
Tagus
Tagus is a 9-year-old, 75 pound chocolate Labrador mix. He is house trained, walks well on leash, and knows basic commands. He is used to off leash time at the beach with other dogs and although he likes to be dominant, he does well with other dogs. He is friendly with strangers. He would do best with children over the age of 7. Toddlers make him nervous, but he tolerates them. Tagus is in a home where he has to be left alone for nine hours a day and he is getting depressed. He needs a new home where he gets more attention. Tagus is not an AFRP dog. For more info about Tagus, contact Jana at 559-331-8482 or email janalinn07@gmail.com
Raven
Raven is a lovely 4-year-old, 45-pound spayed female Staffy with a calm, smart and obedient personality. She was rescued at 8 months of age, and now needs a new home due to the stress of having a toddler in the household. Raven is house trained and crate trained and loves to run and play outside. Like all bully breeds, Raven thrives with routine and structure in her day, along with plenty of exercise. She does fine in the home all day if given a sufficient walk/run morning and night. Raven startles easily in new situations, and would do best in an adult household without children or other pets. She's a wonderful, loving companion. Raven is not an AFRP dog and currently lives in Carmel. For more info please email amandawestreade@gmail.com
Sheba
Sheba is a very sweet and gentle 7-year-old, 20-pound spayed female Shepherd mix looking for a loving home. She was rescued as a puppy in Japan and is looking for a home where she has plenty of company - a retired person or someone who works from home would be ideal. Sheba is house trained, walks nicely on the leash and responds to basic voice commands. She is friendly with smaller dogs and generally ignores cats. Sheba enjoys long walks, hikes and trips to the beach and would be a great companion for an active person. Sheba is not an AFRP dog. For more info please call Ryan at 757-803-5422 or email eastonrj@vt.edu
Lady
Lady is a Papillon/Corgi mix. She is 5 years old and weighs about 15 pounds. She is a friendly girl who "says" I love you. Her guardian is ill and no longer able to care for her. She is friendly with children and cats and other dogs. She needs to find a new home by the end of the year. Lady is not an AFRP dog. Please call Annetta at (831) 475-2729 for more information.
Otis
Otis is a 9-year-old, 75-pound American Bulldog mix looking for a loving home. He was seized from a neglectful home and is now in the care of All Creatures Great and Small of Hollister. Now in foster care, Otis is doing great and is wonderful with other dogs, is fine with cats and loves children. He truly enjoys going for pack walks with the other family dogs. He is house trained and is getting used to spending time in his crate. Otis doesn't ask for much, and loves to bask in the sun and snooze in his comfy bed indoors. Otis is not an AFRP dog. For more info please call All Creatures Great and Small at 831-917-5570 or email vivatacgsinc@aol.com
Buttercup
Buttercup is a spayed 4-year-old, 48-pound female Sharpei/Pit Bull mix with a sweet and friendly personality. She is house trained and has excellent leash manners. Buttercup was formerly a companion to an elderly woman and is gentle with kids and toddlers. She is a healthy girl however does have dry skin which is easily managed. She has lived with other animals but has been in a kennel situation for most of the year, and would do best as a single dog in the home. Buttercup is not an AFRP dog. For more info about meeting or adopting her, please call Kayla at 831-233-0594 or email kaylaotteson@yahoo.com
Charlie
Charlie, a Silky Terrier, is 8 years old and weighs 15 pounds. His guardian is ill and unable to care for him. He is a house dog: crate trained, house trained, sleeps on the sofa, goes out the doggie door at night to potty and obeys simple commands. He likes cats, strangers and young children. He is diabetic, but his medical expenses will be covered by his precious guardian. He gets along with other dogs, but due to cataracts barks at them until he gets to know them. To meet Charlie call Lucy at (818) 205-4172 or email Lsapon99@yahoo.com.
Daphne
Daphne is a 9-year-old, 17 pound Miniature Schnauzer. She is house, crate trained, walks nicely on a lease, knows basic commands, and gets along with other cats and other dogs. She is friendly with new people but children make her nervous. She would do wonderful in an adult household. Her family has a new baby on the way, and for the safety of the child, they need to rehome Daphne. She is not an AFRP dog. Please call Nathan at ( 719) 237-5160 or email nathan_s82@yahoo.com to meet Daphne.
Lilly
Lilly is a gorgeous 2-year-old Pit Bull/Catahoula Hound mix looking for a loving home where she can be a single dog. She is healthy, spayed and up to date on shots. Lilly bonds closely with her caregiver, and is a super sweet and affectionate dog who is eager to please and is well mannered. She lives with cats and does fine with them, but would be happiest in a home with no other dogs or young children. Lilly is not an AFRP dog. For more information about meeting her, please call Valerie at 831-338-2257 or email valeriewhitelight@yahoo.com
Gigi
GIGI is a 2-year-old with a little fox face and adorable tan and white markings. This precious girl is a ray of golden sunshine - affectionate, sensitive, perky and fun. She loves to romp with other dogs, big and small. Golden Girl is the life of the party. She rides well in cars and walks nicely on a leash. GIGI sleeps through the night and loves playing with her toys. Found as an abandoned stray, GIGI can be a bit shy when meeting new people. With slow introductions, patience and gentle encouragement, she warms up and blossoms into an extremely affectionate companion. GIGI is resilient and bright. Sudden noises and movements can startle her. An adult-only home would be best. Gigi is not an AFRP dog and is in the care of CAPE of Santa Cruz. For more info please click here
Zeus
Zeus is a 10-year-old, 12-pound Chihuahua/Dachshund mix in need of a loving home. He is very loving and is a great lap dog. He loves to run on the beach! Zeus is good with other dogs and cats and is very gentle with children. His favorite treats are Greenies. He may be older, but he has a very spunky personality and he loves attention. His owner is moving and sadly can't take him along. Zeus is not an AFRP dog. For more information please call Julia in Salinas at 831-236-3958.
Rocky
Rocky is a sweet 3-year-old neutered male black Chihuahua who was an owner-surrender at the Hollister Shelter. He was at risk of being euthanized this week, but was lucky that All Creatures Great and Small was able to take him into their program. Rocky has a great temperament and is used to living with other small dogs. He has not had any formal training. This sad little face is pleading for someone to love him forever! Rocky is not an AFRP dog and is in the care of All Creatures Great and Small of Hollister. For more info please call 831-917-5570 or email Viv.
Mona
Mona is a gorgeous 7-year-old, 60-pound German Shepherd mix looking for a loving home. She is a sweet girl and gets along great with other dogs and children. (Probably best in a cat-free home.) She is very active and would do well with a family that can take her for walks (uses a gentle leader) and make sure she gets daily exercise and play time. Mona is spayed and is up to date on vaccines. She had her teeth cleaned in December. Mona is a lovebug and does not bark much. She is not an AFRP dog and currently lives in Salinas. For more info please email Audrey at as_cunha@hotmail.com
Lexi
Lexi is a gorgeous 5-year-old MinPin in need of a new home because her owners are moving and cannot take her along. Lexi is healthy, house trained and is up to date on vaccines, flea preventative and heartworm medication. She knows her basic commands but does pull a bit on the leash. Lexi is a very affectionate dog whose nickname is "shadow" because she loves to follow you everywhere. She is sweet and mellow and one of her favorite things is cuddling with you on the couch. Lexi is not an AFRP dog and currently lives in Los Gatos. For more info please email Kelli at kellimariejones@yahoo.com
Buster
Buster is a 6-year-old, 4-pound AKC Longhaired Chihuahua in need of a loving home. He is neutered and is up to date on vaccines. Buster is a healthy dog but due to tooth decay, all his teeth had to be removed (hence the tongue). He is house trained and sleeps in his crate at night. Buster knows how to sit on command and gets along nicely with female dogs and with respectful kids. Buster is not an AFRP dog and currently lives in San Jose. For more info please call Barbara at 408-439-7552 or email Barbara.hauger@gmail.com
Hazel
Hazel is a beautiful 1 1/2 year old, 35 lb doberman mix looking for her forever home. She was saved from being euthanized at a San Bernardino shelter and is currently in foster care. If you have ever been around a doberman, you know they love to lean in and cuddle in your lap. Hazel is very intelligent and learned her "sit" command within days, knows how to play catch, and is potty trained. She's a very well behaved guard dog, making sure not to make any messes while she's home alone, and making sure to alert you of visitors. Hazel loves hiking and running and is a great companion for an active owner. She currently resides with her foster sister, a pit-bull, but seems like she would be the happiest with a single-dog-family. She is spayed, has all her vaccinations, and is micro-chipped. Hazel is not an AFRP dog, for more info please call Martina at 213.949.9798 or email tkostkas@agrifact.com
Ginger
Ten year old Ginger, an eight pound Min Pin, is in urgent need of a home. She was abandoned in her guardian's yard and is having a tough time holding her own with the current larger dogs who trample her. Being an older lady, she is hard of hearing and has the start of cataracts. She does get along with other dogs and is well behaved on her leash. Also, she is neutered, crate trained and house trained. Please contact Witney Watts at (951) 206-7427.
Sargent
Sargent is a 2-3 year old Chihuahua mix who was abandoned in a grocery store parking lot and was rescued by a good Samaritan. He's a good boy and is friendly and gentle with children. He also gets along great with other dogs, including the two pit bulls in his temporary home. He does well on leash and enjoys going for trips to the park. Sargent loves to be held and cuddled. He will be a great companion or family pet. He was recently neutered and is up to date on vaccines. Sargent is not an AFRP dog. For more info please call Melonie at 831-809-3053 or email Melstar9@hotmail.com
Beauty
Beauty deserves her name as she is 7 pounds of sweet affection. This 17 year old, spayed Terrier/Chihuahua mix grew up with children and would enjoy living with a caring family. She has been treated for tooth problems and has a clean bill of health. She has some vision loss. Beauty is leash trained and house trained (with an occasional puddle). She is friendly to children and strangers, but afraid of other dogs. Her guardian moved to a home and was unable to take her. Beauty is an indoor/outdoor dog. She sleeps in a kennel and is used to being around people for most of the day. For more information, contact Fran Jones in Monterey, CA, (831)375-5934 or Shermj831@gmail.com
Juicy
This Chihuahua/Terrier mix is Juicy. She is a 10-pound, 6-year old, spayed female who has been with her current family for five years. Her guardian is ill, however, and can no longer care for her. Juicy is healthy and happy to hang out with her human or go for walks on the leash. She is nervous around new people, but she does OK with children. Juicy is accustomed to staying indoors while her people are away, and curling up on the couch to sleep at night. Juicy needs to find a new, forever home before the end of September. Juicy is not an AFRP dog. Please contact Susanne in Soledad at (831) 206-8476.
Annabell
Annabell is a petite 4 year old, 4-pound Chihuahua. Looking for a loving home. Her owner has lost her home and could not find a rental that would allow pets. Annabell is a smart dog - house trained, crate trained, knows basic commands and walks well on leash. She has some separation anxiety and needs a home where there's a person who can provide her with company and assure her that she's safe. Annabell is not an AFRP dog. If you could help this sweet girl, please contact Jen Schramm in Monterey, CA, (831) 582-7120 or hippyfrogchic@gmail.com
Sonny Black
Sonny Black is a 14 year old neutered Chihuahua mix weighing 16 pounds. He has lived with the same family for the last 13 years, but his guardian is now too ill to continue to care for him. Sonny knows basic commands and walks well on leash. He has been living with a mini dachshund (female) and they get along fine. Sonny has also lived with a cat and did well. He's somewhat afraid when meeting new dogs, especially those bigger than him. He will bark at strangers and it takes him awhile to warm up to new people. He's been staying outside about 8 hours/day. Sonny is not an AFRP dog. If you can provide him with a loving and patient home, contact Jessica in Whittier, CA, at 562-650-9099 or Jeyreyes@icloud.com
Logan
This is Logan. He is estimated to be about eight years old. That makes him about middle aged, for a smaller dog such as he is. He was rescued from the streets. He is a quiet dog, with a good disposition. He is in need of a real deal, loving, and life long, home just as soon as he can get there. Logan is not an AFRP dog. Please call Betty with the Kids Animal Rescue Fund to inquire about Logan. (415) 902-7733.
Princess
Hello my name is Princess and I'm a pawsitively sweet and affectionate Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix that would love to go home with you! I am 9 years old, a slim 38 lbs, current on my vaccinations, flea meds, and spayed. Don't let my age fool you. I'm very energetic and would make an ideal hiking or moderate running buddy. Not only do I enjoy a bit of exercise, but I love car rides too. I'm great with kids and used to live with children that were 15 mo and 11yrs old. Although I've lived with other pets, ideally I'd like to try being an only dog. I listen well and know my basic commands, but I could probably use a refresher as I get very excited. I'm housebroken and usually stay inside. I don't really like crates, but I love a comfy couch. My previous owners moved to where they could not take me. Princess is located in Fremont and is not an AFRP dog. Please contact Genelle at 719-310-9304 or genelle_chapman_98@yahoo.com
Mario
Mario and his brother Luigi (also on web) are handsome 8-year-old Catahoula Hounds looking for a loving home either together or separately. Mario weighs about 75 pounds and is neutered. He is a good family dog and is protective of the people he loves. He knows his basic commands and enjoys going for a 1/2 hour walk every day. Mario has always lived as an outside dog and is used to living in a dog run with protection from the weather. Mario is not an AFRP dog and currently lives in Marina. For more information please contact Paul at 831-277-6110 or email PBBMTRY@aol.com
Luigi
Luigi and his brother Mario (also on web) are handsome 8-year-old Catahoula Hounds looking for a loving home either together or separately. Luigi weighs about 95 pounds and is neutered. He is a good family dog and is protective of the people he loves. He knows his basic commands and enjoys going for a 1/2 hour walk every day. Luigi has always lived as an outside dog and is used to living in a dog run with protection from the weather. He is not an AFRP dog and currently lives in Marina. For more information please contact Paul at 831-277-6110 or email PBBMTRY@aol.com
Coco
This hearty, handsome, fella is Coco! He is an 80 pound, 12-year-old, neutered, Chocolate Lab mix. Coco was a rescue dog who has been with his current family for his whole life. His guardian has fallen ill, and is moving due to divorce, so Coco needs a new home as soon as possible. Coco is a gentle, well-behaved boy who responds to basic commands. He co-habitats well with a feline friend, and he is happy to meet new people, children and other dogs. Coco is accustomed to staying indoors while his family is away, and he goes outside on command to do his business. He curls up on his bed to sleep through the night. Coco is current with his vaccinations, and he is in generally good health. Coco is not an AFRP dog. Please contact Bernadette in Martinez at (925) 852-9283.
Tootsie
Tootsie is a 5-year-old Chihuahua mix in need of a loving home. She is spayed, house trained and loves to sleep under blankets! Sadly for Tootsie, her owner had to move and give her up. She is in temporary foster care, but she'd love her forever home as soon as possible! Tootsie is afraid of big dogs, but will warm up to a mellow and friendly canine friend. Tootsie is not an AFRP dog. For more information, please contact ACGSRescue of Hollister at 831-917-5570 or email Viv.
Terra
Terra is a 45 pound, 3.5-year-old Ibizan Hound. She is about 27 inches tall. She's cuddly, affectionate, and playful At times she has a lot of energy, at other times she is conked out. She bonds strongly to her humans. She is trained to follow the "go pee" command. She walks well on leash. She currently lives with cats and other hounds, and they all get along well. Terra is very bouncy and at times when excited rockets around the house bounding into and off of things, so she needs a house without falling or impaling hazards. She would do best in a home with a six foot fence around the yard. If you are interested in providing Terra her forever home, please contact Rain at WelcomeToTheSea@comcast.net
Yoshi
Yoshi is an 8-year-old, 12-pound Chihuahua mix with the ears of Yoda, the brain of Spock and the snuggling skills of your first true love! He is currently in foster care with other dogs of all sizes and gets along nicely with them all. Yoshi was an outdoor dog in his previous home, but he holds no grudges. He is now house trained and loves to curl up on the couch or sunbathe in the garden. He is tolerant of gentle handling and would be fine with respectful children. He's happiest with daily opportunities to give and receive love and affection! Yoshi is currently under the care of CAPE in Santa Cruz and is not and AFRP dog. For more info please email his foster mom Jennifer at jennifur001@comcast.net
Buddy
Buddy is an all around wonderful, well-behaved 15 year old, 145 pound yellow Lab who likes to take walks on a leash. He is loving, eager to please and knows basic commands. He is also very friendly when it comes to meeting new people. Buddy loves to run around and play fetch with kids, but he does not respond well to cats. Other than dogs that are not neutered, Buddy gets along well with other dogs, too. He has not been left alone for long periods of time, so he would do best in a home where his people are not gone all day. Buddy is happy to finish his day by snuggling up in his bed, on the floor, next to your bed. Buddy is in Sacramento. If can give Buddy the forever, loving home that he deserves in his golden years, please contact Bree Martinez at (916) 813-4028.
Dakota
Dakota is a 3 year old Terrier Mix weighing about 18-20lbs. He is an independent boy but affectionate. He loves to play and especially loves the ball. He would be a great family dog, not to small or too big. Perfect for an apartment or condo living lifestyle. He loves his walks. Dakota will stand on his hind legs and wave his front paws at you to greet you. He is not destructive. Dakota will do fine as an only dog or with another dog. We also offer a two week sleep-over period to allow you time to make sure Dakota is the right fit for your home. Adoption fee required. He has been neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped. Dakota is not an AFRP dog. For more information please email Lorice.Akers@amo.abbott.com
Jack
Jack is a super cute neutered 8-year-old Poodle/Bichon mix looking for his soul mate! He loves taking long walks, snuggling and playing with his toys. He is house trained. Jack prefers an adult home and does not particularly do well with children or other animals. He would do extremely well with that one special person he can love and will love him back. He was rescued 7 years ago and sometimes still feels the pain of that experience. His current owner does lots of traveling and feels he'll do better in a more consistent environment. Jack currently lives in Soquel and is not an AFRP dog. For more info please call Judy at 831-325-4650 or email judyday@dreamtimeinc.com
Kelsey
Kelsey is a 12 year old, 25 pound, mixed breed, spayed female. She is a very cut dog and has been a happy family member. She is healthy, house trained, walks well on leash, and understands basic commands. At home, with her family, Kelsey is a well behaved, sweet dog, but she suffers from fear aggression which makes her reactive when startled. She doesn't do well with high energy puppies, young kids, or strangers who make sudden moves towards her. She does not enjoy going to the groomer. Kelsey has never bitten a person or another dog. Her guardian's life situation is changing and Kelsey needs to find a new home. Ideally, her new family would be patient working with dogs, and could spend more time with Kelsey at home. Kelsey is not an AFRP dog. Please contact Heather at 650-773-2830 or hhnelson58@gmail.com if interested in learning more about Kelsey.
Allie
Allie is a 2-year-old, 60-pound spayed female Shepherd/Lab mix looking for a loving home. She is an indoor/outdoor dog that does not have accidents in the home. She has had basic obedience training and loves to walk through the neighborhood, play catch with her red rubber ball, and can even jump through a hula hoop! Allie loves getting hugs and kisses and cuddles. She is a strong dog and will do well with an adopter that can give her additional training. She is fine when passing other dogs when on the leash, but is protective when she's at home. She needs an adult home with no children. Allie is currently in San Jose and is not an AFRP dog. For more info please call Lisa at 408-799-1431 or email Morelli.lisa@gmail.com
Cash
Cash is a 7-year-old, 13-pound neutered male Chihuahua/Dachshund mix with a happy and affectionate personality. He's a healthy boy and is current on shots, microchipped and recently had a dental. Cash has a nice energy level and is a wonderful lap dog that likes to cuddle up and give kisses! He loves to play, go for walks and chase balls. He knows his basic commands and is house trained and crate trained. He is very curious but does not chew things that are not meant for him. He is patient and loving with children from 18 months to 9 years old, and passed all his temperament tests. He does not do well with cats, chickens or other small prey animals. He loves to dig and will need a secure yard. Very loyal and loving!! Cash is not an AFRP dog and is in the Santa Cruz area. For more info call Leslie at 831-435-0790 or email leslie@listia.com
Johnny
Johnny is a 3-year-old Chihuahua mix who was rescued from the streets of Dos Palos, CA and is looking for a loving home. He is a very sweet and loving dog, and enjoys being held in your arms. He is not your typical nervous Chihuahua and is a nice sturdy size. He is in good health and has been neutered. Gets along great with other dogs. Johnny is not an AFRP dog, for more information please call Mike at 209-489-8670 or email bigkwewu@gmail.com
Magnum
Magnum is a 4-year-old Chihuahua mix who was rescued from the streets of Dos Palos, CA and is now looking for a loving home. He is very affectionate and loves being held. He gets along great with other dogs and is neutered and in good health. Magnum is not an AFRP dog, for more information please call Mike at 209-489-8670 or email bigkwewu@gmail.com
Penny
My name is Penny I'm a 3-year-old pit bull. As you can tell from my picture, I like to think that I'm human. I sit like a human and even try to talk like one. I am house broken and know some cool tricks! I know how to sit, roll over, lay-down, shake your hand, stay, jump, stare at my treat until you give me the "ok" to eat it and I will gently take the food from your mouth if you allow me to. I weigh 45 pounds and most of it is lean muscle. I love to lay in the sun and bark at random things that fly by. I will love you forever if you spray a water hose at me so that I can chomp away at the water. I am spayed and enjoy a good play buddy. Please take me home so that I can love you too :) Penny is not an AFRP dog and currently lives in Los Banos. For more information please call 408-768-1171 or email Ilinka at Ilinka4@hotmail.com
Stella
Stella is a cute 6-year-old, 15-pound Jack Russell Terrier mix in need of a new home. She is in perfect health and is spayed and up to date on vaccines. Stella is house trained and crate trained and is good with other gentle dogs and cats. She is good on leash and loves to go for walks. Stella is a fabulous lap dog and likes sleeping at the foot of your bed at night. Her family loves her but their blue heeler is aggressive towards Stella and they want her to have a safe and happy home. She is currently living in Aptos. Stella is not an AFRP dog. For more information please email vicki@devineranch.com or call 831-227-4247.
Tacoma
Tacoma is a handsome 3-year-old, 90lb neutered male Lab/Border Collie mix looking for an adopter with an active lifestyle. He's a loving dog who is in need of daily exercise and some additional training. He'd love having a nice yard to romp in. Tacoma is a bit skittish when around new people and does not do well around other dogs. Would be a good fit for a couple or experienced dog-owners. His owners would love to find him a home in the San Francisco/Monterey Bay/Silicon Valley area. All Tacoma's medical records come with him. Tacoma is not an AFRP dog, for more information please email Cheryl at suncher24@aol.com
Huggle
Huggle is a 9-year-old, 14-pound terrier mix in need of a new home. Her owner has two children under 16 months old, and Huggle is not getting the attention she deserves. Huggle is spayed and is up to date on vaccines. She gets along well with other dogs, has lived with cats, and does fine with children. She is crate trained and house trained, but shouldn't be left for more than six hours. She would love a home where she could get lots of love and attention. She loves to snuggle and burrow under blankets. She is in great health though does have an allergy to corn and needs a high quality dog food. Huggle currently lives in south Gilroy. She is not an AFRP dog. For more information please call 408-386-8047 or email mellissa.edens@yahoo.com
Carter
Carter is a 7-year-old, 75-pound blind pit bull looking for a home as special as he is. Adopted from a shelter, he was recently returned when his family decided having a blind dog was too much work. Carter adores people but is especially fond of women. His great goal in life is convincing you to rub his belly! Carter will wag his tail and say hi to anyone who approaches. Barking is something he directs at squirrels - he knows when they're around! Carter would like a person who does not get flustered when he runs into things. Carter is house trained and knows sit, although his preferred body position is curled up in his bed. Unable to see important visual cues and unable to give them, Carter sometimes flubs social interactions with other dogs which can lead to scuffles. If you have a laid-back, older dog who can tolerate a large dog bumping into him or her, Carter might appreciate the companionship. But really, Carter just really loves people. Carter is not an AFRP dog. For more info please email e-mail: dogward4 him@yahoo.com or visit www.capeanimals.org
Grasshopper
Grasshopper is a 7-year-old, 5 pound Chihuahua. He is the sweetest little guy, but he does stress out a bit in public. At home however, he is not shy and is very quick to make friends with anyone who many be sitting nearby. He will also go play by himself, and toss a toy around, or go lay down. He is very quiet and fits in easily with other dogs, and we expect, cats too. He does have a slightly hunched back, and although xrays cannot determine anything clinical, we suspect there is some mild neurological stuff going on, as his back legs are a little weak and he can be somewhat wobbly, or tip over. He doesn't do well on too many stairs. Grasshopper is deserving of a wonderful home. He is in the care of Motley Zoo rescue in Washington. He has transportation to the Monterey area if he finds a forever home in this area. Grasshopper is not an AFRP dog. for more info email: info@motleyzoo.org or call 206-453-8480.
Major
Major is a purebred GSD currently with East of Eden Rescue. He is about 3 years old. Major is a big, beautiful dog. However, he is still very puppyish and has limitless energy. Major likes to play with other dogs, but he's big and plays rough. He can also be dominant and will require a breed savvy owner. We do not recommend a home with any small animals, including cats and small dogs. Major is a great dog and with some work he'll be an awesome family member. An adoption application can be found on our website, www.eoerescue.org. The adoption fee for Major is $250 and if you complete an obedience class within 3 months of adoption you will receive a $50 refund. The adoption fee includes his neuter, microchip, current vaccinations and deworming. Please call 209-679-7196 for further information.
Bailey
Bailey is a purebred neutered male Jack Russell Terrier in need of a new home. He is six years old and weighs about 10 pounds. He is a playful, active dog who loves to sit on laps and cuddle. Bailey uses a doggie door to go outside to do his business. He is in need of an adopter experienced with the needs of Jack Russell Terriers. Great match for an adult household or family with kids over age 8 with the time to give him plenty of love, attention and exercise. He needs a home without cats or other small animals. Bailey is crate trained and is eager to go in his crate to sleep at night. Bailey is not an AFRP dog. For more information please email Mary Josephine at MMortoncai@aol.com
Hula
Hula is a purebred spayed female Jack Russell Terrier in need of a new home. She is six years old and weighs about 10 pounds. She is a playful, active dog who loves to sit on laps and cuddle. Hula uses a doggie door to go outside to do her business. She is in need of an adopter experienced with the needs of Jack Russell Terriers. Great match for an adult household or family with kids over age 8 with the time to give her plenty of love, attention and exercise. She needs a home without cats or other small animals. Hula is crate trained and is eager to go in her crate to sleep at night. Hula is not an AFRP dog. For more information please email Mary Josephine at MMortoncai@aol.com

Also check out animals available for adoption at the Salinas Shelter, the Monterey County Animal Shelter, the Marina Shelter - (831) 384-2528, the Santa Cruz SPCA, the Santa Cruz Animal Services, the SPCA of Monterey County, and the Los Coches Vet Hospital - (831) 678-2658.  Click here for a more complete listing of other places to adopt a rescued cat or dog.

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