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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: Apr 21, 2017 at 6:48 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).

Mekeda
(Adoption Pending)

Mekeda is a bundle of fun with a fabulous personality! She's a 2-year-old, 13-pound Miniature Poodle whose main goal in life is to share her love and be loved in return. Currently in foster care, Mekeda is doing great with her house training, and loves to go for rides in the car. She's a lovable lap dog who would enjoy being your bed buddy at night! Mekeda gets along fine with other dogs; and if you have a cat - you are in luck! Mekeda loves to play gentle games with her feline friends. She is not destructive when left in the house, and knows her basic obedience commands. (Though does pull on the leash when excited.) Mekeda lost her home when her family split up, and she's eager for a second chance. Regular grooming required for this breed. To make arrangements to meet Mekeda, Click here for an online adoption application.
Daisy
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Puppy kisses, anyone? Daisy is an adorable 3-month-old, 5-pound Chihuahua mix puppy who loves to cuddle. She was rescued by a good Samaritan after being dumped in a rural vineyard, where she surely would not have survived for long on her own. Currently in foster care, Daisy is thriving. She's a friendly, playful and affectionate pup who loves people and bonds closely with her caregiver. She enjoys playing with other dogs that are a similar size and energy level. Daisy is looking for an adopter with time to raise a puppy with lots of love and positive guidance. Obedience class registration required. To arrange a meeting with Daisy, please fill out an online application.

Sophie
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Sophie is a 9-year-old, 11-pound Chihuahua/terrier mix. This soulful-eyed, waggy-tailed little girl is house-trained, kennel trained, and sits on command. She was taken to the Monterey County Shelter after being found as a stray in a field in South County. Sophie had several benign mammary tumors that needed to be surgically removed. She now has a clean bill of health and is ready to go to her forever home. She's a quiet, undemanding companion with a sweet and somewhat timid personality. She's content to lie next to you on the sofa, just happy to be by your side. She loves to go on walks and walks well on a leash, but is perfectly happy being a couch potato too. Since she is still a little reactive to quick movements, would recommend no small children, although she does seem to like children. She gets along well with other dogs, and seems not to care too much about cats. She would be great for an older adopter, perfect for a senior who wants an easy-going loving companion. Click here for an online adoption application.

Milo
Fill your life with wags and wiggles! Milo is a cheerful 2-year-old, 10-pound Chihuahua/Dachshund mix with one ear that goes up, and one that flops down - very cute! Milo loves to go for walks and trots right along without pulling on the leash. This smart boy knows how to sit for a treat, and is eager to learn more! Milo came to AFRP from the Monterey County Animal Shelter and he's ready for his forever family. He's a fun and fabulous little companion dog and gets along nicely with other dogs. For more about meeting or adopting Milo, please fill out an online adoption application.
Levi
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Meet the king of belly rubs! Levi is a super-sweet 5-year-old, 7-pound Chihuahua mix with a velvety-soft coat. Give this boy some attention, and he goes belly-up for a nice tummy rub. Levi came to AFRP from the Salinas Animal Shelter after being found as a stray near a schoolyard. He's a friendly, cuddly lap dog who gets along great with other dogs and loves people. Click here for Levi's video. Levi's left eye is smaller than the right, possibly due to a previous infection or injury. It does not bother him and does not need any special treatment. For more about meeting or adopting Levi, please fill out an online adoption application.

Oscar
Oscar is an exuberant 10-month-old, 12-pound poodle mix pup looking for his second chance. He came to us from the Salinas Shelter as an injured stray. He has fully recovered from a broken front leg and is ready for his forever family! Oscar is an exceptionally happy, friendly and sweet-natured dog who loves everyone, including gentle children. He is crate trained and gets along nicely with other dogs and with confident cats. He's a wonderful companion who loves to lay at your feet or cuddle on your lap. He's a great match for an active adopter that can continue his training. Click here for an online adoption application.
Sid
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Can you see the resemblance? Sid is a 4-year-old, 12-pound Rat Terrier/Chihuahua mix that was named for the ground sloth character in the animated film Ice Age! He's a happy-go-lucky fellow who loves to go out for walks and trots along right beside you without pulling on the leash. Sid can be choosy about his dog friends, and seems to do best with other dogs his own size. His cute little underbite makes him look like he's always smiling! Click here for Sid's video. If you are looking for a best friend and sidekick for life, be sure to meet Sid. He came to AFRP from the Salinas Animal Shelter and is ready for a second chance! Click here for an online adoption application.

Minnie
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Minnie is one of four Chihuahua mix puppies that came to AFRP from the Monterey County Shelter with their mother in January. Raised in foster care, the puppies have had lots of handling and attention and are very social and playful. Born on January 6, Minnie is the smallest and cuddliest pup and should weigh about 10 pounds when fully grown. She is looking for an adopter with the time to raise and train a puppy with lots of love and positive guidance. Puppy obedience class registration is required for adoption. Interested in meeting Minnie? The first step is to fill out the online adoption application.

Betsy
Betsy is one of four Chihuahua mix puppies that came to AFRP from the Monterey County Shelter with their mother in January. Raised in foster care, the puppies have had lots of handling and attention and are very social and playful. Born on January 6, Betsy is a sweet and lovable puppy that should weigh about 10 pounds when fully grown. She is looking for an adopter with the time to raise and train a puppy with lots of love and positive guidance. Puppy obedience class registration is required for adoption. Interested in meeting Betsy? The first step is to fill out the online adoption application.
Fawn
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Fawn is a glamorous 2-year-old, 7-pound Chihuahua mix with long slender legs and melt-your-heart brown eyes. She came to AFRP from the Monterey County Shelter as a timid stray that needed some extra time to gain confidence. Currently in foster care, Fawn is doing well and has started to blossom. She is house trained and enjoys going for rides in the car. She is still a bit timid with certain men, but soft words and yummy treats will win her over. Fawn gets along great with other dogs and might benefit from having a friendly and confident mentor dog in the household. She needs an experienced, adult-only home. For more about meeting Fawn, please fill out an online application.

Locks
Locks is a cheerful and friendly 1-year-old, 20-pound Poodle/Schnauzer mix who was picked up as an injured stray during the storms in late February. She arrived at the Salinas Shelter in a state of neglect, encased in a thick coat of matted fur that had to be shaved off. Locks also had an injured front leg which has healed nicely. Locks is a happy, wiggly and active dog with a friendly and enthusiastic personality. She sleeps in her crate at night and will benefit from some basic obedience training and potty training. She loves treats and is very smart and eager to please. She's great with other dogs! For more about meeting or adopting Locks, please fill out an online application.
Buttons
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Time for some puppy love! Buttons is an adorable 3-month-old, 5-pound Chihuahua mix puppy that is full of happy wags and wiggles. She came to us from the Monterey County Shelter as an underaged puppy and has been raised in foster care with other dogs of all sizes. Buttons is a super sweet girl who loves to play and loves to cuddle! She's looking for an adopter with the time to raise and train a puppy with lots of love and positive guidance. Puppy obedience class registration is required for adoption. Interested in meeting Buttons? The first step is to fill out the online adoption application.

Nougat
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Sweet as can be! Nougat is a 3-month-old Dachshund/Chihuahua mix puppy (Chi-weenie!) with a fabulous disposition. He weighs about 5 pounds now, and will probably be under 10 pounds as an adult. Nougat came to AFRP from the Monterey County Shelter with his siblings. Raised in foster care, this cute pup is a bundle of affection and companionship. He is potty-pad trained and has started his leash training, now that he's old enough for outside walks. He's looking for an adopter with the time to raise and train a puppy responsibly. Puppy obedience class registration required. Due to his tiny size, adult adopter or family with gentle teens preferred. Want to meet Nougat? The first step is to fill out an online application.

Scruffy
(Adoption Pending)

Fall in love with Scruffy, a charming 5-year-old, 11-pound terrier mix who originally came to us as a stray from South Monterey County. Scruffy was adopted in 2015, but recently returned to our care when his beloved guardian became too ill to care for him. Scruffy walks like a gentleman on the leash, and uses his best manners when meeting new dogs and people. Scruffy is respectful of cats and is not interested in chasing them. With a happy smile and a carefree attitude, Scruffy is a silly character who has all the makings of a best friend and side kick for life. Can you give him the second chance he's hoping for? Click here for an online application.
Johnny
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Johnny is one of nine Terrier mix puppies born in mid-January, all named for country western singers! Their mother was a 20-pound stray who gave birth to the puppies under a bush in South Salinas. Thankfully, this sweet canine family was rescued by a good Samaritan, and placed in foster care with AFRP. We are guessing the puppies will weigh 15 - 20 pounds as adults and might be a mixture of Terrier, Poodle and Chihuahua. They are happy, healthy and playful puppies looking for adopters with the time to raise and train them with lots of love and positive guidance. Puppy obedience class registration required for adoption. To arrange a meeting, please fill out an online application.

Merle
Merle is one of nine Terrier mix puppies born in mid-January, all named for country western singers! Their mother was a 20-pound stray who gave birth to the puppies under a bush in South Salinas. Thankfully, this sweet canine family was rescued by a good Samaritan, and placed in foster care with AFRP. We are guessing the puppies will weigh 15 - 20 pounds as adults and might be a mixture of Terrier, Poodle and Chihuahua. They are happy, healthy and playful puppies looking for adopters with the time to raise and train them with lots of love and positive guidance. Puppy obedience class registration required for adoption. To arrange a meeting, please fill out an online adoption application.
Patsy
(Adoption Pending)

Patsy is one of nine Terrier mix puppies born in mid-January, all named for country western singers! Their mother was a 20-pound stray who gave birth to the puppies under a bush in South Salinas. Thankfully, this sweet canine family was rescued by a good Samaritan, and placed in foster care with AFRP. We are guessing the puppies will weigh 15 - 20 pounds as adults and might be a mixture of Terrier, Poodle and Chihuahua. They are happy, healthy and playful puppies looking for adopters with the time to raise and train them with lots of love and positive guidance. Puppy obedience class registration required for adoption. To arrange a meeting, please fill out an online adoption application.
Faith
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Faith is one of nine Terrier mix puppies born in mid-January, all named for country western singers! Their mother was a 20-pound stray who gave birth to the puppies under a bush in South Salinas. Thankfully, this sweet canine family was rescued by a good Samaritan, and placed in foster care with AFRP. We are guessing the puppies will weigh 15 - 20 pounds as adults and might be a mixture of Terrier, Poodle and Chihuahua. They are happy, healthy and playful puppies looking for adopters with the time to raise and train them with lots of love and positive guidance. Puppy obedience class registration required for adoption. To arrange a meeting, please fill out an online adoption application.

Shiloh
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Built for cuddles! Shiloh is an adorable 2-month-old, 5-pound Chihuahua mix puppy with a friendly, playful and affectionate personality. He came to us from the Salinas Animal Shelter after arriving as a tiny stray. With one ear that stands up, and one that flops over, they don't come any cuter than this sweet pup! Shiloh will probably weigh about 8 pounds as an adult. He's looking for an adopter with the time and energy to raise and train a puppy with lots of love and positive guidance. Due to his tiny size, adult adopter or family with gentle teens preferred. To arrange a meeting with Shiloh, please fill out an online application.

Truffles
You don't need to be a chocolate lover to appreciate Truffles, an adorable 4-month-old Papillon mix puppy who is a sweet as a box of Valentine candy! Tipping the scales at 4 pounds, Truffles is a petite little gal who may weigh 6 pounds as an adult. She's a happy, confident and playful girl who loves to go for walks. Her busy energy level will remind you of hummingbird as she flits from one activity to the next! Due to her fragile size, adult adopter or family with gentle teens preferred. Truffles came to us from the Salinas Animal Shelter, and she is looking for an adopter that can raise and train her with lots of love. Puppy obedience class registration required. Click here for an online application.
Walter
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Looking for a walking buddy? Walter would love to join you! He's a fun and friendly 1-year-old, 15-pound Miniature Pinscher mix who enjoys getting out to enjoy the wonders of the world. Walter came to AFRP from the Monterey County Shelter after being picked up as a stray in South Monterey County. With a confident and outgoing personality, Walter loves meeting new people and he's very polite when introducing himself to other dogs. He'll do best in a home with no cats. He has not had any formal training, but he's a smart and treat-motivated boy who learns quickly. If you'd like to meet wonderful Walter, please fill out an online adoption application.

Ziggy
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Sweet boy! Ziggy is a diminutive 1-year-old Chihuahua mix who tips the scale at just 5 pounds. He's a quiet and gentle dog who loves to be held in your arms and enjoys snuggling on your lap. Ziggy came to us from the Monterey County Shelter after arriving as a skinny little stray. This guy deserves a loving home, regular meals and a lifetime of companionship! He gets along fine with other dogs, and will probably do fine with cats as well. Due to his tiny size, adult adopter or family with gentle older kids preferred. For more about meeting or adopting Ziggy, please fill out an online adoption application.

Cora
Puppy kisses, anyone? Cora is a delightful 3-month-old pit bull mix puppy who came into our adoption program with her sister Luna, also on the web. Currently in foster care, Cora is busy doing what puppies do best: romping, wrestling, playing, making mischief, cuddling and napping. Cora is currently enrolled in the UnChained Program, which matches at-risk youth with shelter dogs in need of training. Her classes end on April 5, and she will be available for adoption at that time. Meet and greets can be scheduled in advance! For more information about meeting or adopting Cora, please fill out an online adoption application.
Manny
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Sweet boy! Manny is a mild-mannered 5-year-old Chihuahua mix who loves people and gets along great with other dogs and cats. He came to us from the Salinas Shelter after spending 7 weeks without any luck getting adopted. Currently in foster care, Manny has proved to be a mellow and easygoing little guy who likes to spend much of his time curled up in his cozy dog bed on the couch. He sleeps happily in his crate at night, and is fine in his crate when you are away from home. Manny enjoys riding in the car and is working on potty training. For more about meeting or adopting Manny, please fill out an online adoption application.

Elsie
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We've spotted the perfect dog for you! Elsie is an adorable polka-dotted 2-year-old, 10-pound Dachshund/Chihuahua mix. She came to us from the Monterey County Animal Shelter and is ready for her second chance. Full of happy wags, this social girl wants to make friends wherever she goes. She walks nicely on the leash and gets along great with other dogs. Give her a doggie treat, and she'll be your friend forever! Elsie is currently in foster care and is doing well with her potty training. For more about arranging a meeting with Elsie, please fill out an online adoption application.

Monty
Monty is a sweet and playful 2-month-old brindle and white Boxer mix puppy. Currently in foster care, Monty is a smart boy who is busy learning his puppy manners when he's not playing with his toys or snuggled on a lap. He's likely to weigh about 60 pounds as an adult. This is an active breed and Monty will do best with an adopter that can provide lots of daily exercise as he grows into an adult dog. Puppy obedience class registration required for adoption. Interested in meeting Monty? The first step is to fill out an online adoption application.
Clara
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Named for the main character in the Nutcracker Ballet, Clara is a graceful 3-year-old, 10-pound Rat Terrier mix. She came to us from the Monterey County Shelter and is a super sweet, friendly and smart little dog who loves attention. Clara gets along great with other dogs and has lots of happy energy. She'll do best in a home with no cats. She's looking for an active family that can make sure she has plenty of exercise every day. You will never be lonely with this gregarious little dog in your life! For more about meeting or adopting Clara, please fill out an online adoption application.

Tamale
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Tamale will warm your heart! She's an adorable 2-year-old, 9-pound Terrier/Chihuahua mix with a shiny black and white coat. Tamale came to us from the Salinas Animal Shelter after suffering an epileptic seizure. She is now on daily medication in foster care, and is doing great! Tamale walks politely on the leash and has a friendly wag for every person and dog she meets. She is doing well with her potty training and is a quiet, well behaved dog in the house. If you like a cuddly dog, Tamale is your girl! She's a fabulous lap dog and rewards your attention with grateful kisses. For more about meeting or adopting Tamale, please fill out an online application.

Houston
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Houston, we have a problem . . . a great dog like this should never be without a home! Full of happy wags and ready for a lifetime of adventures, Houston is a 1-year-old, 45-pound Pit Bull mix who is ready to be the center of your universe. He came to us from the Salinas Animal Shelter and is a healthy, happy and energetic boy who will make a fantastic hiking or running partner. Houston is a smart boy who knows how to sit on command and is eager to learn much more. He gets along fine with other dogs and loves playing with buddies with a similar energy level. Interested in meeting Houston? Click here for an online application.

Ruby
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Sweet girl! Ruby is an adorable 7-month-old, 4-pound Terrier/Chihuahua mix puppy with a happy and playful personality. She and her brother Alex, already adopted, were born and raised in foster care. Their mother Jessie is very small, and Ruby will most likely be under 10 pounds as an adult. She is looking for an adopter with the time and patience to raise a puppy with lots of love and positive guidance. Due to her small and fragile size, adult adopters or families with kids over age 8 preferred. Puppy obedience class registration required for adoption. Click here for an online adoption application.

Wylie
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Wylie is a 5-year-old, 12-pound terrier mix who lives for belly rubs! He's a good boy who is completely house trained and snoozes happily all night on his bed (or yours!). Wylie gets along great with cats and with other small dogs. This little guy came to us from the Monterey County Shelter after surviving on his own as a stray. A group of animal lovers worked as a team to finally catch him and get him to safety! Currently in foster care, Wylie is happy to have a second chance and is looking forward to finding his forever home. He'll do best with an adult adopter or family with kids over age 8. Click here for an online application.

Betty
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Sweetness! Betty is a cuddly 6-month-old, 5-pound Chihuahua mix puppy with lots of happy wiggles and wags! She came to us from the Monterey County Shelter with her mom Dinah (also on web) and her siblings. Raised in foster care, Betty is a happy, playful and friendly pup with lots of silly energy. She will weigh under 10 pounds as an adult. Betty is looking for an adopter with the time and patience to raise a puppy with lots of love and positive guidance. Due to her small and fragile size, adult adopters or families with kids over age 8 preferred. Puppy obedience class registration required for adoption. Click here for an online application.

Chiquita
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Chiquita is an adorable 1-year-old, 7-pound Chihuahua mix who will win your heart with her sweet and gentle personality. She's one of ten dogs we recently took from the Monterey SPCA to help them make room for the animals staying there due to the Soberanes fire. Due to an old injury, Chiquita has a hind leg that is a bit abnormal, but she is not in any pain and can use her leg just fine. Chiquita gets along nicely with other dogs and loves to romp and play with other dogs her size. She'll do best in a home with no cats. Snuggle this girl in your arms and you'll never want to let her go! For more about meeting or adopting Chiquita, please fill out an online application.

Cheese
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Just say Cheese! This handsome 3-year-old, 13-pound Chihuahua mix is a playful and social boy who would love to go to a home with another friendly dog. Currently in foster care, Cheese is crate trained, working on potty training and is good on the leash. Some of his favorite things? Playing fetch, romping with his dog friends and going for walks. Cheese was found as a stray in south Monterey County, probably left behind when his family moved. He was so timid and fearful that he had to be trapped. Happily, Cheese has blossomed into a friendly, loving companion who bonds strongly with his person and is good with kids and adults. Click here for an online application.

Georgie
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Georgie is a charming 2-year-old, 10-pound Terrier/Dachshund/Chihuahua mix who is as playful and carefree as a puppy! He loves to play games with his dog pals and would love to be adopted by a family with another canine companion. Georgie had a rough start in life after arriving at the Salinas Shelter as a stray with a painful case of demodex mange. Happily, medication and time spent in foster care did the trick, and Georgie is healed and ready for his new home. Georgie is a very sweet and loving dog who loves to join you for walks around the neighborhood. He is crate trained and is doing well with potty training. Georgie loves chew toys and car rides! Click here for an online application.

Frosty
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Frosty will melt your heart with his sweet and gentle personality! He's a 1-year-old, 15-pound Terrier/Chihuahua/Italian Greyhound mix who came to us from the Salinas Animal Shelter as an injured stray with broken toes. Frosty has healed beautifully, and prances elegantly on the leash without a trace of lameness. Frosty is a somewhat shy and timid boy who is looking for an experienced adopter that can help him gain confidence. He gets along nicely with other dogs, and might do well in a home with a friendly mentor dog buddy. For more about meeting or adopting Frosty, please fill out an online adoption application.

Tank
Built like a linebacker, Tank is a 2-year-old, 72-pound pit bull mix with a gorgeous grey and white coat. He's a friendly, high-energy dog who treats each new day as an opportunity to make friends and enjoy new adventures. Tank came to us from the Monterey SPCA after being picked up as a stray in King City. He's looking for an adopter with strong dog handling and training skills who can continue Tank's education and can give him the daily exercise he needs. Watch Tank's new video. Tank would do well as a single dog or with another large, playful dog in the household, and best with adults or a family with teens. Tank has graduated from the UnChained program, which matches at-risk youth with shelter dogs in need of training. Watch Tank's video. For more about meeting or adopting Tank, please fill out an online adoption application.
Chili
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What a smile! Chili (formerly Mufasa) is a 5-year-old, 15-pound Chihuahua/Dachshund mix who was adopted from AFRP one year ago and is looking for a new home that is better suited for his needs. Chili is a wonderful companion and is crate trained, house trained, fabulous with children and is not a barker or yapper. He loves to lounge in the sunshine, snuggle on laps and burrow under warm blankets. He knows his basic commands and takes treats gently from your fingers. The catch? He can be reactive to other dogs and will do best with an adopter who can help him with that issue. He'll be happiest as a single dog in the home. Click here for an online adoption application.

Sofia
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Sofia is a sweet and cuddly 8-year-old, 33-pound Beagle/Pug mix looking for her soul mate! She was adopted from AFRP as a puppy and is now looking for a new home where she can go for lots of walks and get lots of love and attention. Sofia is house trained and knows her basic obedience commands. She has lived with other dogs and cats, but would prefer to be a single pet in the home. Sofia is very smart, very affectionate (and sometimes very stubborn)! She'll do best with an adopter with good dog handling skills and plenty of time to enjoy her company. Sofia is currently in foster care in Santa Cruz. Click here for an online application.

Joey
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Sweet, smart, playful and determined, Joey was born with only two functional legs, but that does not bother her one little bit. She's a 1-year-old Chihuahua mix who was born in an agricultural field (her mother Andie is also on the web) and was raised in foster care. Joey enjoys playing with her puppy friends and gets where she needs to go by scooting or by hopping on her strong hind legs. She now has a doggie cart and is getting used to using it. A carpeted, single-level home would be best for her. Joey is looking to share a lifetime of love with a special adopter - California residents only. She'd love a similar sized dog playmate in the household. Click here for Joey's video. For more about meeting or adopting Joey, please fill out an online application.

Willow
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Willow is a 2-year-old terrier mix and is the mother to the puppies Alex, Frankie and Teddy, also on the web. She was probably backyard dog and is lacking the social skills she should have learned as a young dog. Willow was an excellent mother and enjoys being petted. She is potty trained to go outside, and has started some leash training. She gets along nicely with other dogs and has formed a lovely bond with Andie, the other mother dog in her foster home. Willow is looking for a very patient adopter with the time to work with her and help her gain confidence. Click here for an online adoption application.

Andie
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Andie is a sweet and shy 2-year-old black and tan Chihuahua/Minpin mix who was dumped near the Monterey County Shelter after hours. A field worker found her puppies when they were just a few days old, and the shelter staff used the puppies as bait to capture Andie. Currently in foster care, Andie has been a wonderful mother and has a very sweet personality. Now that her puppies are grown, she's ready for a home of her own. She's a very shy girl and needs an experienced and patient adopter that can continue to help her gain confidence. She is house trained and knows how to walk on the leash. Click here for an online application.

Winnie
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Winnie is a 2-year-old, 11-pound red Dachshund mix who came to us from the Monterey County Shelter after arriving as a homeless mama dog with two puppies to raise. Currently in foster care, Winnie has settled in nicely and is doing great with crate training and house training. Her legs may be short, but she is a fun and bouncy girl who can jump high in the air when excited! Winnie gets along nicely with other dogs, and could live with a confident, dog-savvy cat. Winnie can be a bit shy with new people and new situations, and will do best with an adopter that can help her continue to build confidence. Click here for an online adoption application.

Sadie and Little Bear
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Sadie and Little Bear are adorable 6-year-old Chihuahua mixes who lost their home due to a family emergency. They are extremely bonded, and do everything as a pair! They never auditioned for American Idol, but they love to sing, and will join in when you serenade them in a high voice! These adorable little lap dogs are crate trained and enjoy going for short walks. They can be a bit nervous at first, but once they trust you they are affectionate, loyal and loving little friends. Two-for-one $150 adoption fee applies to this pair. For more about meeting or adopting Sadie and Little Bear, please fill out an online adoption application.

JoJo
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JoJo may have some grey in his muzzle, but he has lots of years of love to share! He's an 8-year-old Chihuahua mix who came to us from the Salinas Shelter and is eager to spend his retirement years in a loving home. JoJo has a mellow and easygoing energy level, and is happy to hang out on his dog bed or snuggled on your lap. A short walk around the block is plenty of exercise for this little guy. He's content to sniff the flowers and enjoy your companionship. JoJo is good with other dogs. For more information about meeting or adopting him, please fill out an online adoption application.

Simba
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Simba (from the Swahili word for lion) is a regal 1-year-old, 14-pound Chihuahua mix who would love to rule your household from the top of your lap! Simba came to us from the Monterey County Shelter, where he was a staff and volunteer favorite. He's a super friendly, polite and playful little guy who loves to play with his toys. He's the king of belly rubs! Simba enjoys going for walks and would love to join you for outings and errands. Simba loves adults but is a bit fearful of children. He will thrive as a single dog in an adult household. His adoption fee is $150. For more information about meeting or adopting Simba, 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.

Pixel
Posted 4-21-17. Pixel is a handsome 9-year-old neutered German Shepherd in need of a loving home. He's an awesome dog, super fit and healthy, a real gem for the right home and an intelligent, trainer's delight. Watch Pixel's video. Pixel's current guardians are moving to Budapest, Hungary on May 15 and it will be very difficult to find a good home for Pixel there. He is healthy, up to date on shots and is microchipped. Pixel is looking for a household without cats or young children. Pixel is not an AFRP dog. For more information call Steven at 310-977-3852 or email stevenlovy@gmail.com
Rex
Posted 4-21-17. Rex Rex is a 50-pound, four-year-old Lab/English Pointer mix who would love an active family who goes on walks, hikes, and/or runs. He is a very sweet dog and loves all people. Due to his high prey instinct he doesn't get along with other dogs or cats. He loves to play with toys and chew on bones. He also likes to play fetch but is still learning how to bring it back. He is neutered, up to date on his shots, microchipped, and house trained. Rex is not an AFRP dog and is currently located in Southern California. Contact info for online is - Animal Rescue Volunteers, (805) 579-8047 or email Kaylahorse10@gmail.com
Bailey
Posted 3-30-17. Bailey is a 5-month-old Staffordshire Terrier pup. He is looking straight into the camera and thinking, okay so now I'm rescued, but who is going to adopt me and give me a forever home? Bailey came from Hollister Animal Shelter, we are so grateful to Animal Control Assistant, Stephanie Martinez who brought Bailey to our attention. This beautiful little puppy (he weighs 39lbs) was left in the night box, how could anyone do that, but it was better than being left to roam the streets. Bailey loves everyone, loves to give big kisses, happy to play with another dog. He is currently a guest at The Dog House Inn, where he will truly be able to run with the pack. He is not an AFRP dog and is in the care of All Creatures Great and Small of Hollister. For more info call 831-917-5570 or email viv@acgsinc@aol.com
Ozzie
Posted 3-29-17. Ozzie is a happy 1-year-old Jack RussellTerrier mix. He was originally adopted from the San Jose Shelter, but was returned after a couple of days because he was afraid of the toddler in the home. He will be a great dog for a family with older children, but no young kids, please! Ozzie is black with white paws and chest, super friendly and a happy little dog, who weighs 18.9lbs. Ozzie is very friendly and sweet. He is not an AFRP dog and is in the care of All Creatures Great and Small of Hollister. For more info call 831-917-5570 or email viv@acgsinc@aol.com
Oreo
Posted 3-29-17. Oreo is an adorable 5-year-old Parson Terrier mix. He came from the SJACShelter, he was a stray that was brought in with a chest wound. The object was removed and he is recovering from his ordeal. Oreo weighs, 15.2lbs. Oreo is a little shy, but on the whole a sweet dog, who deserves a loving home where a family really cares for him. He is not an AFRP dog and is in the care of All Creatures Great and Small of Hollister. For more info call 831-917-5570 or email viv@acgsinc@aol.com
Ricky
Posted 3-28-17. Ricky is a handsome 2-year-old, 75-pound American Bulldog/Catahoula mix with a friendly and happy personality. He is great with other dogs and he has lived with small children. Ricky is fully house trained and knows his basic obedience commands. He loves to play fetch and enjoys trips to the beach. He has a lot of fun energy and is a good match for an active household that can give him plenty of exercise and attention. This snuggly, affectionate boy is neutered and up to date on vaccines. Ricky is not an AFRP dog and currently lives in Prunedale. For more information please call Lauren at 831-235-8494 or 831-663-5703 or email Lrnfaro@gmail.com
Charlie Shepherd
Posted 3-21-17. Charming! Intelligent! Loving! Handsome! Charlie is a young adult German Shepherd in search of his forever home. He is neutered and up to date on his vaccinations and is heart worm tested. Charlie is not an AFRP dog. To learn more about Charlie please contact the Monterey Peninsula Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center at 831-373-7374. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Herrmann or Lorah Marini, RVT.
Jax
Posted 3-21-17. Jax is a 2.5 year-old, 30-pound Australian Cattle Dog/Am Staff mix that has been in foster care for nearly two years. He's a sweet, loving and loyal dog that also has some fearfulness and needs to build a bond of trust with his adopter. He's super-intelligent, house trained, obedience trained and is neutered, microchipped and up to date on vaccines. Jax is fine with medium-sized dogs but not small dogs. He is fine with confident cats and foster kittens, and does not have any separation anxiety issues. Jax is a good match for a dog-savvy adult adopter. Jax is not an AFRP dog and is currently in foster care with Love That Dog Hollywood. For more info call Kristin at 818-632-6735 or email klaurene@svptv.com
Charlie
Posted 3-15-17. Charlie is a handsome 8-year-old, 64-pound white pit bull in need of a loving adult home ASAP. He is the sweetest, most loving dog you can imagine! He loves to cuddle and give you lots of kisses. Basically, he thinks he's a giant puppy! Protective of his owner, Charlie will follow you like a shadow, and enjoys going for walks. He is healthy, neutered and up to date on vaccines. Charlie will do best as a single dog in a home without small children. Due to his light coloring, he needs to avoid too much direct sun exposure, or wear sunscreen! Charlie is not an AFRP dog and currently lives in Salinas. For more information call Isabel at 831-214-0849 or email isabel.ferraris@yahoo.com
Casper
Casper is a 4-month-old Tibetan Terrier mix who came from the San Jose Shelter. He weighs 19 pounds now, and will likely weigh 35 pounds as an adult. He is a sweet pup that plays well with other dogs. Casper has had 2 series of puppy vaccines, deworming, and flea treatments. This sweet little puppy, is a little on the shy side, but we believe it is because he is partially deaf. We are registering him for sign classes for deaf dogs, which will take 2-3 months training. The new adoptive family will need to attend a course in using sign language for deaf dogs, so they learn how to communicate to Casper.. Casper is not an AFRP dog and is in the care of All Creatures Great and Small of Hollister. For more info call 831-917-5570 or email viv@acgsinc@aol.com
Larry
Posted 3-2-17. Hello! My name is Larry and I am a 5 pound chihuahua/dachshund mix. I am 5 years old, neutered, and in good health. My current family adopted me and soon realized I would be best fit with someone who is home more often during the day, or has a more flexible schedule. I love walks and laps! I am a little shy at first, and I need you to go slow with me. But once I warm up to you I am dedicated and loyal. I get along amazingly with other dogs. My current roommate is also a 5 pound 5 year old chihuahua. My family is working on my crate training and I am learning well. Oh, and don't worry, I am house broken! My family thinks I would do best with a couple who has no kids and flexible schedules. Also, another smaller dog companion would be great for me! I will come to you with lots of love as well as my crate, bed, bowls, leash and collar. I do have a microchip and all of my vaccines are current! Larry is not an AFRP dog and currently lives in San Jose. For more info contact Stephanie at 619-865-4374 or email stephaniejskye@gmail.com
Spike
Posted 2-21-17. Meet Spike, a 6-year-old Chihuahua mix in need of a loving home. He is spunky, full of energy and is a happy little dog. Spike is a friend to everybody and loves other dogs, cats and animals of all types. He is always ready to play or snuggle on your lap. A perfect day for Spike would include playing ball, learning a new trick, walking at the beach or the park, or just napping in the sunshine. He prefers not to be left alone all day, and he is scared of thunder and fireworks. Spike is good in the car and is good with kids. He is healthy and neutered. Spike is not an AFRP dog. For more info contact Lynn at 831-224-5059 or email lovertree@sbcglobal.net
Marley
Posted 1-26-17. Marley is a 3-year-old Maletese mix that was found as an extremely neglected and matted stray and was rescued by some good Samaritans. He is now doing great and is on a raw diet, which he should stay on for his lifetime. Marley is house trained and plays well with other small dogs. He loves his toys and is crate trained. He is nervous about being approached from the back, and always needs to see you approaching him. He suffers from separation anxiety, and will do best in a household where someone is home, no young children. He'll benefit from obedience classes. Marley is not an AFRP dog. Contact All Creatures Great and Small of Hollister at 831-917-5570 or email vivatacgsinc@aol.com
Shiloh
Posted 1-11-17. Meet Shiloh, an absolutely handsome 9-year-old, 60 pound Husky/Labrador mix. Shiloh is house-trained, walks well on leash and even knows some basic commands! As you can see, he loves the outdoors and would likely be a great buddy for hiking and adventures. Shiloh also does well with kitties and is a wonderful dog. Sadly, Shiloh has not adapted well to the energy level of the young children in his family (they stress him out) and he needs to find an adult-only home. Shiloh is neutered. Shiloh is not an AFRP dog. If you'd like to meet him, please contact Michael Johnson at (415)342-2579.
Cali
Posted 1-9-17. Cali is a beautiful 11-year-old, 60 pound American Pit Bull Terrier. She has been shown in the UKC show ring and won the title of "Champion." Cali is both house-trained and crate-trained. She walks well on a leash and she even knows some basic commands! Cali can accept other mellow or submissive dogs. Cali has lived with several kitties over the years and done well with them. At night she sleeps quietly in her crate or on her dog bed. She is fine being left at home while you're away. She is spayed. If you'd like to meet Cali, please contact Andre at (408)476-3224.
Pebbles and Brody
Posted 1-4-17. Pebbles (grey/white) and Brody (brown/white) are a bonded pair of 1-year-old pit bulls desperately in need of a loving home together. They are smart, happy and affectionate dogs that are wonderful with children and love going to the groomer. They are healthy and are spayed/neutered and vaccinated. They do not have a mean bone in them! Their guardians love them dearly but need to relocate and are not able to take the dogs with them. Pebbles and Brody need a home with no cats. They are not AFRP dogs and are currently in the King City area. For more information please call Albert at 831-540-7781.
Miss Jet
Posted 12-1-16. Miss Jet is a 6-year-old, 50-pound German Shepherd. The first thing you should know about her is she loves people. The second thing you should know about her is she really, really loves people. This dog never met a stranger. Within moments of greeting her, you have a new best friend who's happy to go wherever you do - on rides in the car, out for a walk, or just relaxing at home. Miss Jet is house-trained, spayed and UTD on shots. She would thrive as the center of your attention as the only pet in her family. To meet Miss Jet, please contact Peace of Mind Dog Rescue at (831)718-9122 or visit their website at www.PeaceOfMindDogRescue.org
Cupcake and Brownie
Post renewed 2-9-17. Cupcake, age 8, and Brownie, age 10, are bonded Chihuahua mixes looking for a home together. They were found living in squalor and were confiscated by animal control officers. Side by side, they wag their tails when they know treats or affection are coming their way! They are friendly with other dogs and are good with cats and chickens. They walk nicely on leashes and look forward to their daily outings. They are spayed/neutered and up to date on vaccinations. Cupcake and Brownie are not AFRP dogs and are under the care of CAPE of Santa Cruz. They have blossomed in foster care and would love to meet you! For more info email Nancy at agodsong7@gmail.com
Mafeo
Renewed on 11-15-16. Mafeo is an 8-year-old, 20 pound neutered Pug/Beagle mix who was abandoned in a box on someone's property. He's a shy guy who gets along well with other dogs. When he meets new people he's very shy and needs a patient guardian who is willing to gain his trust. Mafeo tends to ignore cats when he sees them, so it's possible he'd be fine with a kitty in his future family. Mafeo is crate trained and walks really well on a leash. Mafeo needs a second chance at finding a loving family - can you help? He is not an AFRP dog. If you'd like to meet Mafeo, please contact Loryn at (352)598-4429.
Oso
Renewed 2-10-17. Oso is a 100 pound, 6 year old male Lab/Shepherd mix. Oso is blind, but gets around just fine. He is house trained, walks well on a leash and knows basic commands. He does well with other dogs and especially gets along with female dogs. He enjoys meeting new people and does fine with strangers coming into the house. He has lived with young children and is fine with them. He also does fine with cats. Oso is an overall great dog. His family loves him very much and are heartbroken about having to give him up. With small children in the house and Oso's blindness, they think he'll do better in a home where he'll get more attention. Oso is not an AFRP dog and currently lives in Sacramento. For more about Oso call Cassie at 530-701-5836 or email cassiem202@gmail.com
Achilles
Post renewed 2-10-17. Achilles is an 9 year old, 70lb cattle dog mix. He has a gentle, kind, shy soul but has unfortunately been through many homes recently through no fault of his own. Because of this and his breed mix, Achilles will always be slow to warm up to new people but is interested and does bond with you after just a few days. He will reward you with a little happy dance and some "stump-waggin'" whenever he sees you! All this guy really needs is a comfy corner spot in a stable quiet home environment again! Achilles is fully housebroken, crate-trained, treat motivated, good on leash, tolerant of other dogs, and a quiet companion. He just wants to be near his people again so would be happiest in a home with a full-time adult caretaker. As a shy dog, Achilles is not suitable for a noisy, busy environment and is afraid of most children. He's looking for a retired couple to follow around again for exercise and some comfy dog beds for rest. Achilles is not an AFRP dog. Please contact Diana at (510) 333-4420 or theperfectdogrescue@gmail.com
Carl and Kuchka
Post renewed 12-26-16. Carl and Kuchka are two dogs who were sadly abandoned at a local vet clinic after being hit by a car. They are both healthy now and recovered from their accidents by bonding to one another. Now, they're best friends and inseparable. All they want is a forever home where they can both feel safe and loved! Carl is a 2.5-year-old, 12-pound neutered tan Chihuahua mix. He is SUPER friendly and gets along great with everyone at the vet clinic. Kuchka is a 5-year-old, 13-pound spayed, black Chihuahua mix. Of the two dogs she is much more shy and can be fearful in new situations. Once she gets to know people she can be sweet - the staff at the vet clinic have befriended her and can handle her. If you'd like to meet Carl and Kuchka, please contact Erika at Monterey Peninsula Vet Emergency & Specialty Center (831)373-7374.

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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