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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: May 27, 2016 at 5:06 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).

Sweetheart
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Sweetheart is a charming 5-month-old, 9-pound Dachshund/Chihuahua mix pup who loves to snuggle on laps. She was rescued by a good Samaritan after being thrown from the window of a passing car. Raised in foster care, Sweetheart gets along great with other dogs both large and small, and is good with gentle children. She is a bit shy around some men, but is a silly, happy and playful girl when she's in a space where she feels comfortable. She's looking for an adopter that can give her lots of love and can continue her training. Puppy obedience class registration required for adoption. Click here for an online application.

Lab Mix Puppies
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Looking for a best friend? We have a litter of five Black Lab/Border Collie mix puppies available for adoption! They were rescued from a farm ranch in Salinas where they were living in the dirt under some logs. Raised in foster care, they are friendly, smart and sweet pups that will be wonderful family companions. There are 3 females and 2 males: Jade, Jewell, Jazz, Jake and Jack. They will be 10 weeks old on June 1 and will be available for adoption on that date. Meet and greets can be arranged in advance. They will likely weigh 50 pounds as adults. Puppy obedience class registration required for adoption. Click here for an online application.

Adela
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Adela is a petite 3-year-old, 5-pound Chihuahua mix who loves to snuggle on your lap. She came to us from the Salinas Shelter after arriving as an injured stray with a dislocated hip and dental disease. Adela underwent FHO surgery and had several teeth extracted, and now she has fully recovered. Sadly, Adela was badly burned by a heating pad and will always have a large burn scar on her right hip. This sweet girl has been through a lot of adversity, and never let it get her down. She's a happy little dog with lots of love to share. She gets along nicely with other dogs. For more about meeting or adoptiong Adela, please fill out an online application.

Tiffany
What a smile! Tiffany is an adorable 3-year-old, 8-pound Pomeranian who lights up any room. She came to us from the Salinas Animal Shelter after coming in as an injured stray. Hit by a car, her pelvis was broken in two places. Happily, after many weeks of crate rest, Tiffany is feeling great and prances like a princess on the end of the leash. She gets along nicely with other dogs and cats, and has a friendly smile for everyone she meets. Tiffany is crate trained and is working on her house training. She's looking for an adult adopter or family with gentle teens. This is a breed that requires regular brushing. For more about adopting Tiffany, please fill out an online application.
Nancy
Sweet dog! Nancy is a 1-year-old, 29-pound Shepherd mix with soulful brown eyes and a gentle temperament. She's a nice, medium-sized dog who would love to join you for walks through the forest and outings at the beach. Nancy gets along great with other dogs and loves people. Though she has not had any formal training, she is a smart dog and is eager to learn. She is house trained and has a nice, mellow energy level. Nancy was found abandoned in a rural vineyard and is currently in foster care. For more about meeting or adopting this wonderful dog, please fill out an online adoption application.
Chester
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Chester is an adorable 4-month-old, 8-pound Terrier mix puppy who is full of happy wags and wiggles! He came to us from the Salinas Shelter as a stray with a broken hind leg. Happily, Chester has healed beautifully and is ready to share his love with a family of his own. He's a super outgoing, confident and friendly pup who wants to make friends with everyone and gets along great with other dogs. He's looking for an adopter with the time to raise and train a puppy with lots of love and positive reinforcement. Obedience class registration required for adoption. Click here for an online application.

Ranger
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Big boy! Ranger is just under 3 months old, and already weighs over 25 pounds! He's a sweet and friendly Anatolian Shepherd puppy with kisses and happy wags for everyone he meets. Ranger came to us from the Salinas Shelter after arriving with an illness. He recovered in foster care and is now ready for his forever home. Anatolian Shepherds were bred to guard flocks of sheep. They require plenty of space, lots of exercise, socialization and an experienced adopter with good leadership and training skills. Ranger will weigh over 100 pounds as an adult. Puppy obedience class registration required for adoption. Click here for an online application.

Harriet
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Shy girls need love too! Harriet is a sweet but timid 2-year-old, 10-pound Terrier mix looking for a patient adopter who can give her time for her confidence to blossom. Harriet came to us from the Monterey County Shelter after being picked up as a stray. One look into those gentle brown eyes and you'll know this is a dog with lots of love to share - she just needs a chance to become the fun, happy and playful dog she was meant to be. Harriet gets along nicely with other dogs and might do well with a friendly mentor dog in the home. Can you help Harriet blossom? For more information please fill out an online adoption application.

Bandit
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Get ready to have your heart stolen! Bandit is a 2-year-old, 10-pound Chihuahua mix who loves to sit on your lap and smother you with doggie kisses! He's a friendly little guy who walks down the sidewalk with a proud prance, and is happy to accept compliments and head rubs from anyone passing by. Bandit came to us from the Monterey SPCA after coming in as a stray from the King City area. He may be small, but he has a big personality and lots of love to share! For more information about meeting or adopting Bandit, please fill out an online adoption application.

Jack
Jack is a smart and energetic 5-year-old blue merle Australian Shepherd looking for his forever family. He's a friendly boy who greets people with a full body wag and gets along great with other dogs. He is house trained, knows his basic obedience commands and was raised in a family with children. He is interested in chasing cats, and would do best in a home with no felines. Jack came into our program due to a change in his family's housing situation. They wanted to make sure Jack had the space, attention and exercise he needs to be happy and healthy. For more about meeting or adopting Jack, please fill out an online adoption application.
Bessie
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Sweet girl! Bessie is an easygoing 8-year-old, 22-pound Beagle mix who loves everyone. She came to us from the Salinas Shelter after coming in as a stray with a baseball sized mammary tumor. Bessie underwent successful surgery to remove the mass, and she is now cancer free. Bessie is a well behaved dog who walks like a lady on the leash and gets along nicely with other dogs. She has a nice, mellow energy level and is a great match for an adopter that can offer her a daily walk around the neighborhood, a warm bed for napping, and plenty of love and belly rubs. For more about meeting or adopting Bessie, please fill out an online adoption application.

Tank
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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. Tank would do well with another large, playful dog in the household. For more about meeting or adopting Tank, please fill out an online adoption application.

Keanu
Meet your new action adventure hero! Keanu is a 9-month-old, 55-pound Doberman Pinscher with movie star charisma and a friendly personality. Adopted recently from the Salinas Shelter, Keanu proved to be too energetic for his family, and instead of returning him to the shelter they asked for our help. Keanu is a highly intelligent, athletic and graceful dog and is house trained, crate trained and walks well with a no-pull harness. He'd be a great walking, hiking or running partner, and would thrive with another large, playful dog in the home. Obedience class registration required for adoption. Experience with this breed is a plus. Click here for an online adoption application.
Reyna
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Reyna is a little pup with loads of personality! She's a 3-month-old Chihuahua/Terrier mix who came to us as a single orphan from the Salinas Shelter. Raised in foster care, Reyna is a happy, playful, confident and gregarious puppy whose main goal in life is to have fun! She loves people and is a great little lap dog. She'll most likely weigh about 10 pounds as an adult. Reyna is looking for an adopter with the time and patience to raise a puppy with lots of love and positive reinforcement. Puppy obedience class registration required for adoption. For more about meeting or adopting Reyna, please fill out an online application.

Bristol
Puppy love! Bristol is a darling 8-week-old terrier mix puppy looking for a loving home. She was rescued as an underage pup and was raised in foster care. Weighing only 4 pounds, Bristol may be tiny but she has a big personality! She is a smart and playful girl looking for an adopter with the time and patience to raise a puppy with lots of love and positive reinforcement. Due to her tiny size, adult adopters or family with older kids preferred. Bristol would love to have a similar-sized canine playmate in the home. She'll likely weigh under 10 pounds as an adult. Puppy obedience class registration required for adoption. Click here for an online application.
Presley
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Love me tender! Presley is an affectionate 10-week-old Poodle/Chihuahua mix who was rescued as an underage pup and was raised in foster care. She's a happy and playful little character who never fails to brighten your day. Presley is very social and would love to have another dog friend in the home to play with. She's looking for an adopter with the time and patience to raise a puppy with lots of love and positive reinforcement. She'll most likely weigh 10 - 12 pounds as an adult. Puppy obedience class registration required for adoption. For more information about meeting or adopting Presley, please fill out an online application.

Rico
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Meet Rico! They don't come much cuter than this 8-week-old Pit Bull/Bull Terrier mix. Rico came to us after being purchased at the Mexican border at only 5 weeks of age, too young to be away from his mother. By the time he made it to the emergency vet, he was dehydrated and suffering from intestinal parasites. Happily, after spending the last three weeks in foster care, Rico has his wag back! This sweet and gentle boy is looking for an adopter that will raise him to be a good ambassador for his breed. He'll likely weigh 40 - 50 pounds as an adult. Puppy obedience class registration required for adoption. Click here for an online application.

Archie
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Want to play? Archie is a fun, high-energy 1-year-old Spaniel mix who greets each adventure with a smile, a wag and a wiggle! Archie weighs about 46 pounds. He came to us from the Salinas Shelter and is eager to find an active family that can give him lots of daily exercise and attention. Archie walks enthusiastically on the leash with a bit of pulling, and he still needs to learn his basic obedience command, but he's a bright boy and will learn quickly. Archie gets along nicely with other dogs and loves people. He'll roll right over for a belly rub and will lean against your leg to ask for petting. For more info about meeting or adopting Archie, please fill out an online application.

Dolly
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Hello Dolly! This squishy-faced bundle of doggie love would love to join you for slow walks around the block and lots of cozy naps. (Yes, she snores!) Dolly is a 7-year-old, 61-pound pit bull terrier with an extremely easygoing and gentle personality. Even though it appears she might not have had the best of lives - she came to us with some scars, skin tags and a fractured tooth - Dolly holds no grudges and loves people unconditionally. She gets along nicely with other dogs and is not a barker. We rescued Dolly from the Monterey SPCA after she was put on the euthanasia list for her minor medical issues. Meet her and you'll agree that she deserved a second chance. Click here for an online application.

Chuckie
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Meet Chuckie, an elegant 2-year-old, 16-pound Miniature Pinscher who came to us from the Monterey County Shelter after being found wandering as a stray. When we noticed that Chuckie favored his right hind leg, we had it x-rayed. Turns out that at some point in his life, Chuckie had a broken leg that was never treated and had to heal on it's own. Because of the old trauma, he sometimes prefers to walk on three legs, and sometimes on all four legs. Chuckie is a friendly, wiggly and affectionate dog who deserves to experience some love and happiness. This smart boy learns quickly and is eager to please. For more information about meeting him, please fill out an online 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.

Sweetness
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Ready for some unconditional love? Say hello to Sweetness! She's a happy and energetic 8-year-old, 50-pound Black Lab mix who was found as a stray in the Aromas area. Sweetness probably lived her life as a backyard dog, and is ready to make up for lost time by learning everything a good dog needs to know. She is treat-motivated and is a quick study! Sweetness loves people but would do best as a single dog in the home. She's looking for an experienced adopter with good dog handling skills. For more info please fill out an online adoption application.
Sissy
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Sissy is a 4-year-old, 53-pound Pointer/Pit Bull mix who overcame a rough patch in her life. Dumped in a rural vineyard with her five puppies, she did her best to keep her pups safe from predators, but unfortunately she lost two to coyotes. Her rescuer found her as she was frantically searching for the missing pups. Shy and timid at first, Sissy has made great progress in foster care and loves being with her people. She enjoys getting kisses and hugs, and will lie at your feet while you work at your desk. Belly rubs put her to sleep! Sissy is house trained, rides great in the car and enjoys the company of other mellow dogs. Click here for an online application.

Alice
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Alice is a smart and playful 1-year-old, 10-pound Terrier mix with a glossy black coat and soulful brown eyes. Abandoned in a parking lot, her rescuer spent three days earning her trust before finally slipping a leash over her head. Now Alice is living the good life in foster care, and is busy learning all the things dogs need to know. She's a very active girl who would love having another playful dog friend in the household. Due to her background, Alice can be a bit timid with strangers, especially men, but once you've earned her trust she is a loving little friend. Dog obedience class registration required for adoption. Click here for an online application.

Frosty
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Frosty will melt your heart with his sweet and gentle personality! He's an 8-month-old, 14-pound Terrier/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.
Fergie
Fergie has traveled a tough road, but now she's ready to experience the love of a family of her own. She's a 3-year-old, 55-pound German Shepherd who was abandoned and hit by a car in rural Monterey County. Fergie has recovered from her broken pelvis, but she still has some emotional healing to do. She is timid in new situations and is understandably very fearful of cars and traffic sounds. She's looking for a kind and patient adopter who can help her blossom and gain confidence. Fergie enjoys the company of other dogs (her best buddy is Jeeves, also on the web), and it would be helpful for her to have a friendly mentor dog in the home. Click here for an online 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.

Jet
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Cleared for take off! Jet is a super-sweet 7-month-old, 6-pound terrier mix puppy who loves to snuggle on your lap. She had a rough start in life, after being abandoned near a ranch in South Monterey County. Her rescuer spent a week patiently luring her to safety by using yummy treats. Now that Jet is in foster care, her personality has blossomed. She gets along great with other dogs, is house trained to use a doggie door, and is crate trained. Jet is looking for an adopter that can give her lots of love and can continue her training. Puppy obedience class registration required for adoption. Click here for an online application.

Penelope
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Penelope is a super sweet 1-year-old, 6-pound Chihuahua mix with a gentle and timid personality. She came to us from the Monterey County Shelter after being picked up as a stray. She probably did not get much attention in her former home and had no idea how to be held or loved. Thanks to the miracle of foster care, Penelope is making great progress and has learned to trust. She can now express happiness and does lots of tail wagging! She is very well behaved in the house and walks nicely on the leash. She's doing well with potty training. Penelope needs a home with another friendly dog. For more about meeting or adopting Penelope, please fill out an online application.

Riley
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Great dog! Riley (formerly Rosie) is a stunning 9-month-old, 55-pound hound mix who was adopted from us in August, and recently returned to our care when her family could no longer care for her. Riley is a smart, affectionate and active dog who is house trained and knows her basic obedience commands. Some of her favorite activities are going for rides in the car, chewing on peanut butter-filled Kong toys, playing fetch, and romping with other dogs. She's very observant and sometimes watches TV, fish in the tank, birds in the yard and planes overhead! Riley loves napping in warm spots and curling up near the fireplace. She'd love a new home with another playful dog friend. Adopter with strong dog leadership skills required. /Click here for an online application.
Jeeves
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Does a dog mind having only three legs? Just ask Jeeves! He's an adorable 3-year-old, 15-pound terrier mix who does not let his tripod status slow him down one bit. Jeeves had a run-in with a car while running loose as a stray in Salinas, and unfortunately his badly damaged front leg could not be saved. He has completely recovered from his amputation surgery and is ready to wiggle his way onto a lap of his very own. Jeeves loves people but can be picky about his dog and cat friends. He'll probably be happiest as a single pet in the household, but you never know . . . his best friend at the AFRP vet clinic is Fergie the German Shepherd! For more information about meeting or adopting Jeeves, please fill out an online adoption 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 5-month-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. Eventually she'll be a great candidate for a doggie cart. A carpeted, single-level home would be best for her. Joey is looking to share a lifetime of love with a special adopter. Click here for Joey's video. For more about meeting or adopting Joey, please fill out an online application.

Jezebel
Pretty girl! Jezebel is an adorable 2-year-old, 16-pound Chihuahua/Dachshund mix who came to us from the Monterey County Shelter. With big brown eyes and cute floppy ears, Jezebel turns on the charm for anyone who stops to rub her belly or give her a cuddle. Jezebel gets along fine with other dogs and enjoys going for walks around the block. She's a sweet and gentle lap dog who is ready to become your best friend! For more information about meeting or adopting Jezebel, please fill out an online application.
Tanya
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Tanya is a 1-year-old, 42-pound Basset Hound/Pit Bull mix who came to us from the San Francisco SPCA and is eager for a home of her own. She's a silly, happy girl who loves to play ball and enjoys meeting new people. Take her for a walk, and she's in doggie heaven! Tanya is a smart girl and learns quickly. Did we mention she LOVES to play fetch?! Tanya is a joy with people but can be choosy about her dog friends. She'll do best as a single dog in the home where she'll get plenty of love and attention from human companions. Watch Tanya's video. For more about meeting or adopting Tanya, please fill out an online application.

Bleu
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What a doll! Bleu is a lovable 5-year-old, 40-pound pit bull mix with a gorgeous brindle and white coat. We were able to pull her from the Monterey County Shelter thanks to a generous donor who is sponsoring her boarding expenses. Bleu is a smart, responsive, focused and elegant girl who loves to go for walks - thoroughly enjoying the sights and smells along the way. She gets along fine with other well mannered dogs and has a happy tail wag for every person she meets. She is house trained and enjoys people of all ages. Bleu would love to be your oversized lap dog! She's looking for an experienced adopter that can continue her training. Click here for 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.

Sasha
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What a great dog! Sasha is a 5-year-old, 8-pound Chihuahua mix whose energy and bubbly personality bring joy to everyone around her. She came to us from the Monterey County Animal Shelter after arriving as a stray. Sasha is bouncy, funny and smart (knows sit and beg as well as some funny tricks of her own), loves walks and playing outside and will snuggle in a warm lap any chance she gets. She is crate trained and does well with new people and new dogs. For more info about meeting or adopting Sasha, please fill out an online adoption 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.

Grant
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Grant is a lovable 1-year-old, 12-pound Chihuahua mix with a prance in his step and a full-body wag! He's a great playmate with other dogs and loves all sorts of toys to play with and chew on. He has attended puppy classes with his foster mom, and is a smart boy who learns quickly. He is playful with confident cats, but might be tempted to chase a timid cat. He is house trained, crate trained and walks enthusiastically on the leash. Grant will reward his adopter with affection, kisses and lots of smiles. Click here for an online adoption application.

Paisley
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Paisley is a petite 3-year-old, 10-pound Chihuahua mix looking for a lap! She came to us from the Salinas Shelter after coming in with a broken leg and pelvis. Paisley underwent extensive orthopedic surgery with plates and pins to stabilize her fractured bones, and thankfully she has made a wonderful recovery. It is understandable that Paisley now looks out for her own well being, and she is not fond of other rowdy dogs or unpredictable children that might play too rough. She'll do best in a calm and quiet home with a lap all to herself. Paisley is house trained and walks nicely on the leash. For more information, please fill out an online 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.

Shasta
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Shasta is a 11-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 in Oregon. Her adoption fee is $300. For more information, please fill out an online adoption application. Read more about Shasta.


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.

PeeWee
Posted 5-25-16. Pee Wee is a 9-month-old, 8-pound spayed female Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua mix. She is playful with the other dog in her household. At first she can be a little shy but once she knows the other dog is friendly, she's great. She'll bark to alert you that someone is at the door but once they come inside she's their new best friend. Pee Wee really loves to sleep with her person and is a great cuddle buddy. She is house-trained and walks well on a leash. She has never lived with a cat but it's possible with a proper introduction she may be fine. Pee Wee's guardian was homeless and abandoned her with her current caretaker. If you'd like to meet Pee Wee, please contact Michele at (831)676-7455.
Dolce
Posted 5-20-16. Dolce is an extremely sweet 8-year-old, 9-pound Maltipoo looking for a loving home. She's a very social dog who is happy to sleep on your lap all day long and loves company. She does not particularly enjoy going for walks, but likes riding in the car. She is house trained and gets along great with other dogs and cats. Dolce is healthy, spayed and up to date on her shots. Dolce needs a new home because she is not adjusting to the new baby in her household. She'd love an adult household where she'll get lots of love and attention. Dolce is not an AFRP dog and currently lives in Carmel. For more information contact Courtney at 310-780-8987 or email courtneykramerwilson@gmail.com
Sadie
Posted 5-16-16. Sadie is a sweet 3-year-old spayed female Border Collie mix in need of a new home due to her family's move. Sadie loves to go for walks, is good with children (currently lives with a 7-year-old boy) and is compatible with other dogs. Sadie is up to date on vaccines and is in good health other than needing to lose a few pounds. She is not a barker but will alert you when someone comes to the door. Her family wants Sadie to get the time and attention she deserves. Sadie is not an AFRP dog. For more information email Liz at lissab1130@gmail.com
Achilles
Posted 5-12-16. 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
Olive
Posted 5-12-16. Olive is a 4 year old unusual red female German Shepherd from South County. If you are interested in a guarding or protection prospect, please stop reading right now because this is not the girl for you. Olive can best be described as "friendly-timid"; she is a very loving, affectionate girl who does very well with all sorts of people and larger male dogs. She can be easily overwhelmed by a lot of noise or play and will take herself off for a break. Olive is housebroken and has enjoyed the comforts of living in a home, especially cozy dog beds and regular cuddles with her people. She is good on leash and enjoys walking with you and following your guidance. She's treat-motivated and a pleaser so should learn quickly with support. She is alert in her home, with a good Shepherd bark but is not an outdoor dog. Olive is an unusual Shepherd, not just in color but her super-soft, gentle temperament as well. This lovely girl is currently fostered with large-breed male dogs and a 14yo boy. She has a higher prey drive so please no smaller animals. Olive is not an AFRP dog. Please contact Diana at (510) 333-4420 or theperfectdogrescue@gmail.com
Leica
Posted 5-2-16. Leica is an amazing 4-year-old, 45-pound shepherd/kelpie mix in need of a new home. Obedient, well-behaved, patient and smart, Leica gets along great with small children and gets along nicely with other dogs. He is house trained, healthy and up to date on vaccines. Leica is adept at learning new tricks and loves people. He would flourish as a working dog or a competitor in agility or dog sports. His family loves him but work full time and have two small children, and they'd like to see him get the daily exercise and attention he deserves. Leica is not an AFRP dog and currently lives in San Francisco. For more info call Zindzi at 415-420-7646 or email flipperlounge@gmail.com
Hailey
Posted on 4-27-16. Hailey is a 9-year-old, 10 pound Chihuahua mix and an absolute sweetheart. She loves to cuddle on your lap. She loves going on walks, car rides and running on the beach. Ask her if she wants a cookie (doggie treat) and look out... She'll spin circles and bounce up and down! Not feeling great? See Hailey and all will be right with the world. Feeling sad? See Hailey to have a smile put on your face. She is the cure for all that ails you. Hailey is looking for a new home with Roxy (see other listing) but they are okay being adopted separately for the sake of finding a loving family. Their guardian is heartbroken but has to move into housing that doesn't allow pets. If you're interested in meeting Hailey, please call Heath at (895)712-2175. These dogs need somewhere to go by 5/1/16.
Roxy
Posted 4-27-16. Roxy is a 16-year-old, 15 pound super sweet Fox Terrier. She is a sweet and loving dog, loves going on walks and for car rides. At home she loves to sunbathe or nap under a blanket. She has lost some of her hearing over the last couple years but is in very good physical shape. Isn't she cute? Roxy needs a new home along with Hailey (see other listing) but would be okay being adopted separately for the sake of finding a loving family. Their guardian is heartbroken but has to move into housing that doesn't allow pets. If you're interested in meeting Hailey, please call Heath at (895)712-2175. These dogs need somewhere to go by 5/1/16.
Hunter
Posted 4-25-16. Hunter is a 4-year-old, 80-pound Labrador mix. He needs a home where he is gets lots of attention, walks, hikes, an active family life is what is suited to him best. He was adopted out 2 years ago, but returned because his owner no longer needed a dog in his life. None of this was due to Hunter, he is a very devoted dog. He is completely housebroken, loves to ride in a car with you, great on leash. He is fine with other dogs, but needs a refresher course on doggie manners, as he's been living in a home where he was the only dog. He is not a big fan of dog parks, but loves to go for walks and hikes. Hunter is not an AFRP dog and is currently in the care of All Creatures Great and Small of Hollister. For more info please call 831-917-5570 or email vivatacgsinc@aol.com
Frida Kahlo
Posted 4-22-16. Frida is a 2-year-old, 60-pound Queensland Heeler/Catahoula mix in need of a loving home. She is spayed, vaccinated and comes with all her medical records, along with her crate, toys, leashes harnesses and food bin. Frida is a very smart, high energy dog who can do all sorts of silly tricks including sit, sit pretty, stay, catch treats, shake paws, play dead and dance in place on her hind legs! She is house trained and is a cuddly, loving dog who loves to sleep at the foot of your bed. Frida loves to play fetch and enjoys playing in water. She loves to play with other big dogs but might be too rambunctious for small children. Frida is not an AFRP dog and currently lives in Monterey. For more info please call Xelina at 831-241-1521 or email xtrytten@pdx.edu
Sugar
Posted 4-21-16. Sugar is a 2-3 year old, 8-pound Yorkie/Wirehaired Terrier mix. Sugar has not had an easy life, abandoned by her former owners who went on vacation in the summer of 2015 and never returned. She has come a long way in her foster home, no more the shy little dog who had no formal training. She now eagerly walks with the rest of her foster Mum's little pack, she is very happy and adjusted to her new life in the foster home. Sugar is crate trained and as long as she gets regular potty breaks, she is doing great in the house breaking department. Sugar is not an AFRP dog and is in the care of All Creatures Great and Small, fostered in Soledad. For more info please call 831-917-5570 or email vivatacgsinc@aol.com
Luna
Posted 4-14-16. Luna is a very loving sweetheart of a dog! She's a 3-4 year old Pit Bull mix who was adopted from the Oakland Shelter last year, and was later surrendered to the Santa Cruz County Shelter. She's a wonderful dog who loves other people and is great with other dogs. This well-behaved dog knows how to sit and stay, rides nicely in the car, and is eager to please. She deserves to be part of a loving family. Luna is currently a guest at The Dog House Inn in Gilroy. She 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 vivatacgsinc@aol.com
Chip
Posted 3-30-16. Chip is a 3-year-old, 80-pound neutered male pit bull mix with a happy and energetic personality. He loves to play fetch and is good on the leash. He's a big baby who loves attention and is super sweet. Chip is not an AFRP dog and currently lives at Pets For You in Madeira, CA. There is a $40 adoption fee for Chip. For more information call Lucia at 559-481-0575 or email luciaf244@gmail.com
Nakita
Posted 3-30-16. Nakita is a wonderful 11-year-old, 50-pound spayed female Shepherd mix with an easygoing personality. She gets along great with other dogs and cats and loves to go into the wading pool when it gets hot outside. She is good on the leash and is not a barker. Sweet girl! Nakita is not an AFRP dog and currently lives at Pets For You in Madeira, CA. There is a $40 adoption donation for Nakita. For more information call Lucia at 559-481-0575 or email luciaf244@gmail.com
Apple
Posted 3-30-16. Apple is a lovable and lovely 4-year-old pit bull mix and weighs about 50 pounds. She loves people and kids and walks nicely on the leash. Apple loves attention and enjoys running and playing. She ignores cats. Apple is not an AFRP dog and currently lives at Pets For You in Madeira, CA. There is a $40 adoption fee for Apple. For more information call Lucia at 559-481-0575 or email luciaf244@gmail.com
Teddy
Posted 3-30-16. Teddy is a handsome 4-year-old, 80-pound neutered male pit bull with a brindle and white coat. He may be built like a tank, but he's a big love who enjoys going for walks and loves kids. Best in a home with no cats. Teddy is not an AFRP dog and currently lives at Pets For You in Madeira, CA. There is a $40 adoption donation for Teddy. For more information call Lucia at 559-481-0575 or email luciaf244@gmail.com
Minnie
Posted 3-8-16. Minnie is a sweet and affectionate 11-month-old, 40-pound Staffordshire Terrier mix looking for family. She is spayed, healthy and up to date on vaccines. She was rescued from Mexico and currently lives in Santa Cruz. Minnie loves children and is house trained. She recently graduated from basic dog obedience class and knows sit, come, stay, off and leave it. She plays well with other dogs and has a great deal of puppy energy, so will do best with an active family or household with another playful dog buddy. Minnie is interested in chasing cats and squirrels, but will back down from a confident cat. Minnie is not an AFRP dog. For more information please call Stephen at 831-535-3059 or email chrissibrewer@gmail.com
Lester
Posted 3-16-16. Lester and his three brothers came into the shelter severely neglected. They had all been left to starve on chains in a muddy backyard. Yes, all four dogs remained friendly, and exceedingly eager to form loving bonds with people. Three of the dogs have been adopted and/or placed in rescue groups. One remains, LESTER. He is estimated to be two years old, a Pit Bull/Boxer mix. He has gained weight, and the body sores from years of bugs and bites outdoors are healing. He has a passion for chasing/chewing tennis balls. But most importantly, he is a love bug of a dog, full of excitement about his new life and all of the people he meets with whom he can finally interact! Lester is not an AFRP dog. If interested, call Monica at (209) 786-2815 (this is a land line- cannot text or facebook.) or email neurowiz@inreach.com
Cody
Posted 3-9-16. Cody is a 2-year-old neutered male Border Collie/Pointer/Cattle Dog mix who was rescued from a Central Valley shelter in 2015. He's a super smart and loving dog looking for a home with a large outdoor space, another dog to play with and plenty of human interaction and guidance. He's a working dog, not a sitting-at-home or staying-in-the-car kind of dog! Cody knows his basic commands and walks nicely with a Gentle Lead. He likes beach time, chasing balls, stinky socks, little kids, cats and Bearded Dragons. He loves food, other dogs, trail runs, outdoor adventures and looking into your eyes while sitting on your lap! Cody is not an AFRP dog. For more info please call Mollie at 831-238-2819 or email palayoga@icloud.com
Guinness
Posted 3-2-16. Guinness is a 5-year-old, 50 pound Hound mix. He's sweet and excited when meeting new people and is a lovable dog. He is good with other dogs and can be energetic and playful. He has been living with kids so we know he is good with children and he is also good with cats. Guinness is neutered, house-trained, crate-trained and even knows some basic commands. He can be a bit anxious and would love to find a calm, confident person to be his best friend. Can you give this big sweetheart a new loving home? He was adopted several years ago by a nice family but they have moved into housing that doesn't allow them to have a dog. Guinness is not an AFRP dog. If you'd like to meet him please contact Janelle at (720)312-1681.
Charlie
Posted 3-1-16. Charlie is a sweet, snuggly 12-year-old, 45-pound neutered Boxer/Pit Bull mix in need of a loving home. He is nearly blind but can navigate well in familiar surroundings. Charlie is potty trained, well mannered and quiet. His health is good and he enjoys going for car rides and walks around the neighborhood. Due to his vision problems, Charlie should be supervised around other animals. Adult family or with kids over 10 would be ideal. Charlie is not an AFRP dog and currently lives in Dublin, Ca. For more information about adopting this sweet senior, please email Laurie at rottieangels@yahoo.com
Tucker
Posted 2-29-16. Tucker is a handsome 9-year-old Beagle in need of a loving home due to a change in his owner's living situation. He has been in the same home since he was a puppy. Tucker loves people and enjoys going out for walks. He is house trained and crate trained and lives politely with another dog and cat. Tucker is a very affectionate, cuddly dog and is good with gentle older kids. He's a great companion and is healthy and up to date on vaccines. Tucker is not an AFRP dog and currently lives in Salinas. For more information, call Kelley at 831-595-8321.
Lucca
Posted 2-24-16. Lucca is an affectionate 6-year-old neutered male pit bull in need of a loving home. He's a smart boy who quickly learned to sit, stay, lay down and fetch the ball. He listens well and is eager to please. Lucca has lived with other dogs but needs a home with no cats. His ideal home would be with an adopter that is experienced with this breed and can continue his training and give him lots of love and attention. He has not been around children, loves men and women equally. Lucca is not an AFRP dog and currently lives in Tracey, CA. For more information please text 707-200-1463 or email Stephanie at ssbiz123@gmail.com
Carl and Kuchka
Posted 12-29-15. 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.
Crash
Posted 12-28-15. Crash is a seven-year-old border collie mix (maybe with Labrador?) who is a best bud and longtime adventure companion. However, his guardian is expecting a baby in February and Crash needs a new home. He is a very fun, active and loyal dog who knows just about every obedience command and trick in the book, but he has territorial issues that are a daily challenge. He has worked extensively with dog trainers and vets and he is currently taking Prozac to even out his moods. He would do fine in a home with most other pets, but not with kids, and most importantly he should be with someone who can offer him structure and exercise and have patience for his rough edges. In return, he will be up for anything and everything you want to do outdoors (swimming, hiking, mountain biking, agility, fetching balls and enormous sticks) and he will give you endless cuddles and kisses. Crash is neutered and up to date on vaccines. He is not an AFRP dog. For more information email Liz at lizandcrash@gmail.com or (650) 387-9882.
Brodie
Posted 11-20-15. Brodie is a 5-year-old, 55-pound Australian Cattle Dog in need of a loving home. He is house trained and crate trained. (His owner will give crate to new family.) Brodie is neutered and is a healthy, smart, well-behaved dog with lots of personality. He loves people and gets along great with most dogs after a proper introduction. He has never lived with a cat. Brodie is not an AFRP dog and currently lives in Santa Clarita. His owner will drive him anywhere for a meeting. For more information please call William at 925-207-5086 or email william_s_charter@yahoo.com
Emory
Posted 8-7-15. Emory is a 2-year-old, 8-pound Chihuahua looking for a home. He was hit by a car, taken to a shelter and finally ended up safely in foster care. Emory is great with other dogs and he didn't bother the cat. He loves to snuggle and sit in your lap. He also likes car rides. Helping a wonderful dog learn how to boogie again is one of life's greatest pleasures! Emory is not an AFRP dog and is in Santa Clara, CA. He is in the care of All Creatures Great and Small of Hollister. For more information please call 831-917-5570 or email vivatacgsinc@aol.com
Churro
Updated 3/11/16. Churro Is a happy boy. He is fun loving. Churro is currently living with another dog and a 3 year old child. Churro is good with both kids and dogs. He likes to play with other dogs. He really enjoys going on walks. Churro is smart too. He know several commands such as sit, stay, lay down and shake. Churro is approximately 2 years old and weighs 14lbs. He doesn't like to be picked up by strangers but once he knows you he doesn't mind. Churro would be a great companion. He loves car rides and snuggling. Churro is not an AFRP dog. For information on Churro, please contact Dawn Piazza at 408-981-7809 or email DawnPiaz@gmail.com
Monty
Posting renewed 11-3-15. Monty is a 15-pound, 12-year-old Poodle. He's an easy-going older gentleman who gets along just fine with adults and other dogs around his age. He is also fine with cats. He knows basic commands and is house-trained, so he'd be an easy addition to your home. A man of leisure, Monty enjoys spending most of his time relaxing indoors. He likes limiting his outside time to potty breaks and maybe a bit of sunbathing. At night, he's content sleeping on his doggie bed until it's time to get up. Monty's guardian is moving to a place where pets aren't accepted. Monty is not an AFRP dog. For more information about Mr. Monty, please contact Myesha at (626) 475-6997 or mleassears@hotmail.com
Roo
Roo is a Chihuahua/Dachshund mix puppy who was rescued from SJACS, he was a stray picked up at an auto parts store in San Jose. He is 7 months old, weighs under 10lbs. He will need basic training that will include confidence building. He will be going to a foster home in the Santa Clara area. Had we not rescued him, Roo's story would be different, as he was on rescue only list, not available to the public viewing. More to come on Roo as his foster Mum gets to know him. Roo is not an AFRP dog and is currently in the care of All Creatures Great and Small of Hollister. For more info please call 831-917-5570 or email vivatacgsinc@aol.com
Gigi
Post renewed 3-10-16. Gigi is sweet petite three-year old Chihuahua found as a stay and brought to the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter. She has been in a loving CAPE foster home for about a year with four other dogs, big and small. She has relaxed into her foster home and has gained a lot of confidence. In her home environment she is happy, silly and fun. When she feels safe she is very affectionate, loving lap-time and giving sweet kisses. She loves her squeaky toys and chews. Gigi rides well in the car. She enjoys walks in a low stimulating environment and does nicely on leash. Gigi knows basic commands of sit, wait, and high five. Click here for Gigi's video! She is 90% housetrained but will use a puppy pad if her people forget to ask her to go out. The ideal home for Gigi is a calm stable environment without a lot of new people coming and going. Kids are not recommended. She would do well with the company of another dog that was calm and confident. Her new family would need to be to be committed to supporting her through her fears. By doing this they would be a part of the magic of helping a very special dog heal and share her silly happiness. Gigi is not an AFRP dog and is in the care of CAPE of Santa Cruz. For more info please click here
Sargent
Posting renewed 3-10-16. Sargent is a 7- 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

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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