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Dogs Available for Adoption

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

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Postings updated on: May 20, 2019 at 5:41 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).

Annie
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Heart of gold! Annie is a 2-year-old, 55-pound German Shepherd with a gentle and kind disposition. She gets along wonderfully with other dogs, cats and children of all ages. Smart and eager to learn, Annie knows her basic obedience commands and always wants to please you. Annie came to AFRP from the Monterey County Animal Services and has been in boarding/training with Dogwood Ranch. She does very well in group play sessions with other dogs, and enjoys outings to the beach. Annie knows how to heel and stays right by your side. She will make an exceptional companion dog for an adopter that can continue to give her guidance, affection and daily activity. To arrange a meeting with Annie, please fill out an online adoption application.

Lola
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Ray of sunshine! Lola is a bright and happy 2-year-old, 14-pound Chihuahua mix that loves to romp and play. Squeaky toys are her favorite! This little sweetheart is wonderful with children (including toddlers) and is great with other small dogs. Lola's sunny disposition and joyful nature is sure to bring plenty of fun energy into her new home. Currently in foster care, Lola came to AFRP from the Salinas Animal Shelter. A bit bashful at first, she warms up quickly (treats and kindness are the keys to her heart)! Smart and eager to please, Lola is doing great with her house training skills, and she will soon start obedience classes. Her foster mom says Lola brings all the fun of having a puppy, without all the work! Click here for an online application.

Lady
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What a perfect Lady! With a happy smile and a gentle temperament, Lady is a 2-year-old, 15-pound Spaniel mix that is dreaming of her forever home. She came to AFRP from the Salinas Animal Shelter as a stray dealing with some physical challenges including a dislocated hip, itchy skin and dry eyes. Happily, Lady has recovered from surgery to repair her hip, and she is feeling much better with daily eye drops and omega 3 supplements for her skin. This wonderful dog spreads love wherever she goes, and is always ready to climb onto the nearest lap for a good cuddle session. She loves everyone and gets along fine with other animals. She's looking for an adopter that can continue to look after her eye and skin issues. Lady is currently in foster care and is available for meetings. Click here for an online application.

Dylan
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Puppy love! Dylan is a 2-month-old Chihuahua mix puppy with beautiful hazel eyes. He and his siblings were born in foster care on March 1, 2019 after their mother came in as a very pregnant stray. Dylan's foster mom calls him an old soul who loves to snuggle. He'll settle in and sit with you for a long time! He's a happy, healthy and playful puppy looking for an adopter with the time to raise and train a puppy with lots of love and positive guidance. He is currently in foster care and is available for meetings. Interested in meeting Dylan? The first step is to fill out an online application.

Calhoun
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Lover boy! Calhoun is a 2-month-old Chihuahua mix puppy that loves being held in your arms. He and his siblings were born in foster care on March 1, 2019 after their mother came in as a very pregnant stray. Calhoun's foster mom says he's a playful guy that loves to wrestle with his siblings. He's a happy, healthy and playful puppy looking for an adopter with the time to raise and train a puppy with lots of love and positive guidance. He is currently in foster care and is available for meetings. Interested in meeting Calhoun? Click here to fill out an online application.

Erin
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Sweet girl! Erin is a 2-month-old Chihuahua mix puppy with a wonderful temperament. She and her siblings were born in foster care on March 1, 2019 after their mother came in as a very pregnant stray. Erin's foster mom says her nickname is "Cowabunga" because she loves to leap and run without making a plan! She's a happy, healthy and playful puppy looking for an adopter with the time to raise and train a puppy with lots of love and positive guidance. Erin is currently in foster care and is available for meetings. Interested in meeting Erin? The first step is to fill out an online application.

Beau
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Lover boy! Beau is a 2-month-old Chihuahua mix puppy with a soft, wavy coat. He and his siblings were born in foster care on March 1, 2019 after their mother came in as a very pregnant stray. Beau's foster mom says he's a cuddly pup that loves to give kisses and nibble on fingers and noses! He's a happy, healthy and playful pup looking for an adopter with the time to raise and train a puppy with lots of love and positive guidance. He is currently in foster care and is available for meetings. Intereseted in Beau? The first step is to fill out an online application.

Mahala
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Soft as a bunny and cute as a button, Mahala is an adorable 4-year-old, 8-pound Chihuahua/Papillon mix with a silky, snow white coat. A bit timid until she gets to know you, Mahala is a sweet girl that follows you around the house like a little shadow once you have formed a bond. She is currently in foster care and is busy working on her potty training skills and basic obedience commands. Mahala has a wonderful temperament and enjoys the company of other dogs, cats and bunnies. She enjoys going to the beach and making new friends there! She is small but very athletic, and can easily jump onto your bed for nighttime snuggle sessions. Mahala came to AFRP from the Salinas Animal Shelter and she is ready for her forever home. To arrange a meeting with Mahala, please fill out an online application.

Missy
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A beautiful dog with loads of potential, Missy is waiting for a special adopter that will take the time to build a bond of trust and love. This gentle 2-year-old, 18-pound Schnauzer/Terrier/Poodle mix (best guess) is a very cautious and timid in new situations, but once she feels comfortable and secure, she's a delightful and affectionate pup that loves to play with toys, zoom around the back yard and snuggle on the sofa with you. She is doing great with her house training and gets along beautifully with other dogs. She's a great match for an experienced, patient adult adopter with another confident dog buddy in the household. Missy came to AFRP from the Salinas Shelter and she is currently in foster care. To arrange a meeting, please fill out an online application.

Bilbo Waggins
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Ready for any adventure, Bilbo Waggins is a little pup with a big personality! He's an 8-month-old, 10-pound Chihuahua/Bolognese mix (Wisdom Panel DNA test done) that is doing great in foster care. Bilbo loves everyone he meets, and he gets along nicely with other dogs and with confident cats. He learns quickly and he is doing great with his house training skills. Bilbo came to AFRP from the Salinas Animal Shelter and he underwent successful surgery to correct a condition called Cherry Eye. This lovable, playful and mischievous fellow is ready to wag his way into your heart! (He likes to gently carry your socks around the house.) He will do best in a home with another dog buddy to play with. To arrange a meeting with Bilbo, please fill out an online adoption application.

Diesel
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Diesel is a happy and energetic 2-year-old, 60-pound black Labrador that is looking for an active adopter that loves to walk, hike or jog. Diesel came to AFRP from the Salinas Animal Shelter as an injured stray that had been hit by a car. We had his hind leg surgically repaired, and after many weeks of crate rest, this handsome boy is ready to make up for lost time! Labs are intelligent, active dogs that like to have a job, and require consistent training. At two years, Diesel is still very much like a puppy and he will do best with an adopter that can make sure he gets plenty of mental stimulation and daily exercise. Diesel loves everyone and gets along great with other dogs. To arrange a meeting, please fill out an online application.

Domino
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Experience the Domino effect of love! This 2-year-old, 70-pound Husky/Samoyed mix has enough doggie kisses, happy wags and loyal affection to last a lifetime. Domino came to us from the Monterey County Animal Shelter after being surrendered with some eye disease issues. He suffered from severe glaucoma in his left eye, which could not be saved and needed to be surgically removed. There is a possibility that his right eye will also develop glaucoma, so Domino takes a daily eye drop to prevent or delay the progression of the disease. Currently in foster care, Domino is a delightful dog that loves to swim in ponds, go for walks, and play with other pups. He truly finds joy in each new day. For more information about meeting or adopting Domino, please fill out an online application.

Pablo
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Help Pablo find his inner joy! Fearful dogs respond to love, patience, routine and trust, and Pablo is looking for an adopter that he can lean on while he gains confidence. This adorable 4-year-old, 18-pound Spaniel mix is doing well in foster care after coming to AFRP as a very frightened stray from the Salinas Animal Shelter. He is making good progress, and is learning to conquer his fears. Pablo gets along great with other dogs and loves playing with squeaky toys. He's a very affectionate boy that loves to be by your side or on your lap. Watch Pablo's video. He's fine with confident cats, but will chase a cat that runs. Pablo is slowly learning his obedience commands and learning to walk on a leash. He's looking for a patient and kind adopter that will allow him to progress at his own pace. He takes a daily medication and an omega supplement to ease his itchy skin. Click here for an online application.

Rosie
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Anyone that sufferers from allergies knows how annoying they can be! Rosie is a 2-year-old, 10-pound Terrier mix that came to AFRP from the Santa Cruz County Shelter after they reached out to us for help with her medical needs. Happily, Rosie responded nicely to medication and regular baths. Her itchiness is gone, and she feels much better! This easygoing girl is crate trained, house trained, and loves going for short walks around the neighborhood. Mostly she loves hanging out with your or snoozing on her bed! Rosie gets along great with other dogs and cats, and she does a happy dance when it's time for dinner! She is off medication now and takes a daily supplement to keep her coat and skin healthy. Interested in meeting Rosie? Click here for an online application.

Hattie
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Hattie is one of six adorable Australian Shepherd mix puppies that were raised in foster care after coming to AFRP from a neglectful situation. They are named after streets in Salinas, which is where they were living. Happy, playful and affectionate, these pups will likely weigh over 40 pounds as adults. Herding breeds are very smart and very active. These pups are looking for adopters that can devote time to their training and can include them in their daily lives. Daily physical and mental activity will ensure that these puppies will grow up to be wonderful canine family members. Puppy obedience class registration is required for adoption. To make an appointment to meet Hattie, please fill out an online application.
Dottie
(Adoption Pending)

Dottie is one of six adorable Australian Shepherd mix puppies that were raised in foster care after coming to AFRP from a neglectful situation. They are named after streets in Salinas, which is where they were living. Happy, playful and affectionate, these pups will likely weigh over 40 pounds as adults. Herding breeds are very smart and very active. These pups are looking for adopters that can devote time to their training and can include them in their daily lives. Daily physical and mental activity will ensure that these puppies will grow up to be wonderful canine family members. Puppy obedience class registration is required for adoption. To make an appointment to meet Dottie, please fill out an online application.
Flynn
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Won't you be Flynn's best friend? This handsome young man is looking for his match! He's a 1-year-old, 70-pound German Shepherd looking for someone to join him for fun walks on the beach and long hikes through the woods. Flynn came to AFRP from the Monterey County Shelter and he is quickly learning his basic commands in foster care. He is very eager to please and is full of happy wags and fluffy snuggles. He loves playing with other dogs but will do best without cats in the home. Could Flynn be your forever friend? For more information about meeting or adopting Flynn, please fill out an online application.

Dash
Dash is an adorable 7-month-old Chihuahua/Terrier mix that will likely weigh 15 pounds when fully grown. He has a fun, happy, submissive personality and loves to snuggle on laps. Dash lost his home when his guardian could no longer care for him, and now he's looking for his second chance. He's a very well-mannered pup that is house trained and gets along wonderfully with other dogs. He loves going to new places and making friends with everyone he meets! Dash is looking for an adopter that can continue his training and provide him with lots of love and cuddle time! To arrange a meeting with Dash, please fill out an online adoption application.
Aspen
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Aspen is a smart, happy and sweet 6-month-old, 18-pound Border Collie mix that wants to be friends with everyone he meets! He is currently in foster care after coming to AFRP from the Salinas Animal Shelter. Aspen has wonderful manners with other dogs and he's able to match his play style to different situations. He is good with people of all ages, and he's not overly interested in cats. This smart boy is quickly learning his basic obedience commands, and he's doing great with his potty training. He sleeps happily all night long in his crate with no barking or whining. He's a great match for an active adopter that can continue his training. He'll do best with another playful dog in his new home. To arrange a meeting with Aspen, please fill out an online application.

Ziggy
One of a kind! Ziggy is a unique 4-month-old terrier mix puppy with a polka-dotted ears and baby blue eyes! He is currently in foster care after coming to AFRP from the Salinas Animal Shelter. Just the right size for laps, Ziggy weighs about 5 pounds now and will likely weigh 10 -12 pounds as an adult. This friendly and playful pup has a joyful wag and a happy personality. He gets along nicely with other dogs and he loves people. He's looking for an adopter that can continue his training with lots of love and positive guidance. Puppy obedience class registration is required for adoption. To make arrangements to meet Ziggy, please fill out an online application.
Timberlake
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We're not sure if Timberlake can sing, but he sure can dance when he's happy to see you! This adorable 2-year-old, 7-pound Chihuahua has long slender legs and big brown eyes that will melt your heart. He came to AFRP from the Monterey County Animal Shelter and he's ready to be a superstar in a home of his own. This cheerful little dog loves going for walks and he struts down the sidewalk with a confident swagger. As far as interacting with other dogs, it can be hit-or-miss, so a proper introduction will be important if he goes to a home with other dogs. Make arrangements to meet Timberlake by filling out an online application.

Brix
Brix is a winemaking term that measures the sugar content of grapes. This sweet and gentle 7-year-old, 70-pound German Shepherd would definitely score a high rating! Brix was adopted from AFRP as a puppy and recently returned to our care when his family's living situation changed. He's a well-behaved gentleman that is house trained and knows his basic obedience commands. He gets along nicely with other dogs, and ignored the one cat he met. He was raised with a child in the household. Brix would enjoy a home with a backyard for roaming and a family that will give him lots of love. For more information about meeting or adopting Brix, please fill out an online adoption application.
Violet
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Violet is a sweet and energetic 2-year-old, 8-pound Chihuahua that is full of love. Her favorite place is with you, especially on your lap! Currently in foster care, Violet is almost completely house trained and sleeps quietly in her kennel at night. Violet came to AFRP from the Salinas Animal Shelter with her mother Fiona, now adopted. Violet is an enthusiastic walker and she enjoys exploring new places. When she looks at you, she resembles a little seal pup - how can you resist? Fiona will do best in a home with one or two other dogs in the home, and would especially benefit from having a mentor dog to show her the ropes. To arrange a meeting, please fill out an online adoption application.

Lacey
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Lacey is one lucky pup! She came to AFRP from a local vet clinic after needing emergency surgery to remove a 26" shoe lace from her intestines. Happily, Lacey has recovered beautifully and she's feeling great. Currently in foster care, Lacey is a happy, playful and sweet 5-month-old, 7-pound Terrier mix that gets along nicely with other dogs. She can be a bit timid with new people and new situations, but once she feels secure her fun personality emerges. Lacey is a smart girl and she is working on her potty training and her basic manners. She's looking for an adopter with time to give her lots of love and attention, and can continue her training. To arrange a meeting with Lacey, please fill out an online application.

Redford
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Redford wants to be your leading man! He's a 1-year-old, 12-pound Terrier Dachshund mix with a rich red coat and a happy wag for everyone he meets. Redford came to AFRP from the Salinas Animal Shelter and he's eager to audition for a role as your best friend. He's a fun and friendly dog that walks nicely on the leash and enjoys meeting new people and new dogs. Watch Redford's video. He's looking for an adopter that can help him brush up on basic manners and can make sure he gets lots of love, attention and daily exercise. If you are interested in meeting Redford, please fill out an online adoption application.

Greyson
Greyson has had a few bumps on the road of life, but now he's ready to be your forever buddy. He's an adorable and affectionate 2-year-old, 12-pound Chihuahua mix with a brown and silver coat that will remind you of a harbor seal! He came to AFRP from the Salinas Animal Shelter as an injured stray that had been hit by a car. Poor little Greyson had a broken pelvis and was in so much pain, he had trouble walking. Happily, his pelvis has healed after many weeks of cage rest. He is walking well and he's gradually building up his strength and stamina. Watch Greyson's video. He's looking for an adult adopter or a family with gentle teens. Click here for and online application.
Frankie
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Affectionate and easygoing, Frankie is a 2-year-old, 42-pound Pit Bull Terrier mix that would love to be your loyal friend. Raised in foster care after being abandoned in a rural orchard, Frankie is a good boy that enjoys going for walks, rides nicely in the car, and is doing great with house training. He is crate trained as well. Smart and eager to please, Frankie is learning his basic obedience commands and he'll be a star in any obedience class. He takes treats from your fingers with a very gentle mouth. Frankie gets along fine with other compatible dogs, but has not had any experience with cats. He's looking for a responsible, bully-loving adopter that can help him become a great ambassador for his breed. Click here for an online application.

Anya
(Adoption Pending)

Anya is a 4-pound bundle of energy and love - she is everything that Chihuahua lovers love about Chihuahuas! Anya has made a remarkable recovery after coming to AFRP from the Salinas Shelter as an injured stray. She was suffering from a broken leg and a diaphragmatic hernia, which required surgical repair. Now fully healed, Anya loves to run and play with other little dogs, play with toys, play tug, and chew on fingers. We estimate her age to be about nine months and she is now enjoying her puppyhood greatly! Anya needs a home without small children or large dogs but she would love an active small canine playmate. She takes a bit of time to trust new people and dogs, but once she does, she loves with all of her Chihuahua heart! Click here for an online application.
Johnny
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Scruffy sweetheart! Johnny is the kind of dog that wants to be by your side through thick and thin. Loyal, loving and intuitive, when Johnny tips his head and looks into your eyes, you'll swear he knows exactly what you are thinking! This 1-year-old, 23-pound Terrier mix came to AFRP from the Salinas Animal Shelter and he's ready to be your friend forever. He walks nicely on the leash and he's eager to learn more. He is polite when meeting other dogs (but might chase cats). He's not much of a barker and he is generally quiet and polite. Ready to take Johnny home? Click here to fill out an online application!

Pudgie
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Say cheese! Pudgie is a 1-1/2 year-old, 10-pound Chihuahua with a smile that lights up the room! He came to AFRP after being hit by a car in Salinas, and he has fully recovered from a broken pelvis. Pudgy is a smart little guy who knows how to sit and lay down. He loves to play with his favorite ball and is very reliable in returning it. Pudgy needs a special home with an experienced dog person who can continue working with him on his manners and proper socialization: he can be bossy and has problems meeting strangers. Because of that he might do better as an only dog so that the focus would be on him. He does get along with his foster brother and sister. No cats, no kids. He's a cute little guy who deserves a fair chance! For more about meeting or adopting Pudgie, please fill out an online application. His adoption fee is waived to a qualified adopter.

Skipper
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With a happy-go-lucky personality and an adorably scruffy coat, Skipper is a rescue pup with star quality! He's a long-legged 3-year-old, 16-pound terrier mix that came to AFRP from the Salinas Animal Shelter. The type of dog that makes friends wherever he goes, Skipper gets along great with other dogs and loves meeting people. (He does bark at cats.) Smart, eager and affectionate, Skipper is ready to wag and wiggle his way into your heart and home. Watch Skipper's video. He's looking for an adopter that doesn't mind helping him brush up on his basic obedience skills. He'll do best in an adult household or family with kids over age 8. Interested in meeting Skipper? Click here for an online application.

Moe
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Moe is ready to go! This sweet and affectionate 5-year-old, 10-pound Chihuahua mix has overcome a few health issues, and he's looking forward to spending many happy years in a home of his own. Moe came to AFRP from the Salinas Animal Shelter as an injured stray with a broken pelvis, which healed in foster care. He also had to undergo a procedure to remove some bladder stones, and he will need to be on a special diet to prevent more stones from forming in the future. Currently in foster care, Moe is a gentle and well-behaved dog that will do best in a calm household. He can be a bit timid with new people, but warms up quickly. Click here for an online adoption application.

Jovie
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Jovie spreads smiles and cheer wherever she goes! She's a fun and playful 2-year-old, 7-pound Chihuahua mix with a sparkle in her eye and a bounce in her step. Jovie came to AFRP as a pregnant, homeless stray from the Monterey County Animal Shelter and she gave birth to four adorable puppies in foster care. Jovie was a very attentive mother, and now that her puppies are weaned, she's ready to begin a new chapter in her life. She gets along nicely with other dogs and is doing great with her house training. Jovie loves to cuddle on laps and snuggle under blankets! Click here for an online adoption application.

Anna
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Little princess! Anna is an adorable 5-month-old Chihuahua mix puppy that was raised in foster care with her siblings and her mother Jovie, also on the web. Full of happy wags and wiggles, Anna is a sweet, affectionate, playful and smart little pup that will probably weigh under 10 pounds as an adult. 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. To arrange a meeting with Anna, please fill out an online adoption application.

Duchess
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Duchess is ready to rule your world! She's a 5-month-old Chihuahua mix puppy that was raised in foster care with her siblings and her mother Jovie, also on the web. Full of happy wags and wiggles, Duchess is a sweet, affectionate, playful and smart little pup that will probably weigh under 10 pounds as an adult. 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. To arrange a meeting with Duchess, please fill out an online adoption application.

Holly
Looking for a great dog? Holly is all ears! This adorable 8-month-old, 11-pound Rat Terrier/Dachshund mix (best guess) is a happy, sweet, wiggly and waggy pup that loves people and adores playing with other dogs - she would love to join a multi-dog household! Currently in foster care after coming to AFRP from the Salinas Animal Shelter, Holly is busy learning her obedience skills and is putting the finishing touches on her house training manners. She comes on a little strong for most cats, but might do okay with a very confident, dog-savvy cat. Holly is very smart, learns quickly and loves to please. Puppy obedience class registration required. Click here for an online application.
Opie
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Opie is an amazing 1-year-old, 14-pound Terrier mix with a fun and happy personality. Watch Opie's video. He came to AFRP from the Monterey County Shelter, and quickly became a favorite of staff and volunteers. Opie is completely blind in his left eye, but he does not let that slow him down one little bit! This smart boy has graduated from the UnChained Program, which matches at-risk youth with shelter dogs in need of training. He's a fun, friendly and affectionate little dog that gets along great with other dogs and loves kids. Great little buddy! Click here for an adoption application.

Sugar
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Sweet as Christmas candy cane, Sugar is a 4-year-old, 5-pound Chihuahua mix that is currently in foster care after coming to AFRP from the Monterey County Shelter. Very shy at first, Sugar is gradually gaining confidence and becoming more relaxed. She jumps and wiggles when she is happy, and hardly ever barks. Sugar walks nicely on the leash, enjoys riding in the car, and gets along fine with other polite dogs and cats. She sleeps all night without a peep, and is doing well with her house training skills. This little lady is a dainty eater, loves napping in the sunshine and snuggling on laps. A quiet, adult home would be the most comfortable match. Click here for an online application.

Kona
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Gentle and affectionate, Kona can't wait to share his love with you! This 10-pound, 5-year-old chocolate and tan Chihuahua has a wag for everyone he meets and is very good with kids and other dogs. He loves going for walks almost as much as cuddling up! When he arrived at AFRP from the Salinas shelter our vet found he had a heart murmur and needed several teeth extracted. Our vet tells us that murmurs are fairly common with little dogs as they age and is not a worry currently for Kona. With a clean dental bill of health he is all kisses and love and wants nothing more than a cuddle buddy. Kona is currently in foster care in the Santa Cruz area. To arrange a meeting, please Click here for an online application.

Nani
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Compassionate Choice Adoption: Nani's adoption fee is waived! Nani is a spunky 10-year-old, 7-pound Chihuahua mix that has experienced some bumps in the road of life, and she's ready for a warm lap and a snug bed! Found as an injured stray dragging herself on the side of the road with her front legs, Nani has gradually regained strength in her hind legs and is walking very well. She has some disc disease and will need to continue taking anti-inflammatory medications for her lifetime. Nani is doing great in foster care and is house trained, well mannered and great with people and gentle kids. Watch Nani's video. She can be choosy about her dog friends and might do best as a single dog in the home, or with another compatible small dog. Nani loves to burrow under blankets for a cozy snooze! Click here for an online adoption application.

Taz
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Compassionate Choice Adoption: Taz's adoption fee is waived! Taz (previously known as Nelson) is a sweet and silly 2-year-old, 45-pound Boxer mix with tons of happy energy and the cutest underbite you'll ever see! He was adopted from AFRP as a pup and now needs a new home because his guardians have a change in life circumstances. Taz is a smart dog that is completely house trained, loves going for rides in the car and sleeps happily in his crate at night with the door wide open! He has graduated from obedience classes and knows his basic commands. Taz gets along fine with other dogs with a similar energy level, but would not be a good match for a household with cats or young children. For more information about arranging a meeting with Taz, please fill out an online adoption application.

Gretel
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Looking a bit like a miniature Belgian Malinois, Gretel is a happy and playful 1-year-old, 7-pound Chihuahua/Terrier mix that spreads sunshine wherever she goes! Gretel came to AFRP from the Salinas Animal Shelter and she's doing great in foster care. Gretel gets along great with other dogs and she's mastering her potty training skills. Smart and treat-motivated, Gretel is eager to please and learns quickly. She barks to alert you to people at the door, but is not a constant yapper. Gretel is a social girl that loves to follow you around the house to keep you company - a wonderful little friend! To arrange a meeting, please fill out an online application.

Koda
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Compassionate Choice Adoption: Koda's adoption fee is waived! Koda (formerly Chelsea) is a 5-year-old, 75-pound silver-grey Labrador/Pit Bull mix that was adopted from AFRP two years ago, and recently returned to our care when her family could no longer care for her. She is very mellow at home, and loves going for walks in the neighborhood. She is crate trained and house trained. She is a very smart and loving dog, and has completed basic and advanced obedience training through Unleashed. Koda can be protective of her family and needs an adult-only household. She is good with other dogs after a proper introduction. She loves treats and is very eager to please! Koda is currently in foster care and can be met by appointment. Click here for an online application.

Spud
(Adoption Pending)

Compassionate Choice Adoption: Spud's adoption fee is waived! One eye - no problem! Spud is a fun and friendly 5-year-old, 85-pound Pit Bull mix looking for an active, loving home. He originally came to AFRP as a tiny injured puppy that needed eye removal surgery. He recently returned to our care when his guardian could no longer care for him. Enthusiastic about everything going on around him, Spud is full of happy energy and will keep you smiling all day long! He's a big boy that will do best with an experienced, physically strong adopter that can keep him in check while on leash. He is house trained and is well mannered in the home. He can be choosy about his dog friends and will do best as a single dog in the home. Adults or families with kids over age 8 preferred for this goofy guy. For more about meeting or adopting Spud, please fill out an online application.
Captain
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Compassionate Choice Adoption: Captain's adoption fee is waived! Looking for a best friend? Captain is a 3-year-old, 60-pound Pit Bull Terrier mix with an active and fun-loving personality. Captain loves going for rides in the car and joining you for walks or hikes. He has a passion for playing fetch, and will bring a ball right back to you so you can throw it again . . . and again . . . and again! Captain is very smart and is a fast learner. He's looking for a guardian with strong leadership skills and the time to keep him mentally and physically challenged every day. Captain gets along great with other dogs. Ready for your next forever friend? Please fill out an online application to arrange a meeting!

Happy
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Compassionate Choice Adoption: Happy's adoption fee is waived! With a tail that wags like a little metronome, Happy is a super sweet and well-mannered 12-year-old, 11-pound Dachshund/Chihuahua mix that recently returned to our care when her guardian could no longer care for her. She originally came to AFRP from the Monterey County Shelter in 2011, and was very much loved in her previous home. Happy is house trained and knows how to use a doggie door. She enjoys two walks per day and likes to have a pile of blankets on her doggie bed so she can arrange them just the way she likes! Happy is fine with other mellow dog friends. She is in good health and has lots of love to share with the next person in her life. Click here for 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.

Lulu
Posted 5-20-19. Lulu is a beautiful 4-year-old, 45-pound English Pointer looking for a new, loving home. She is spayed, healthy, up to date on vaccines and microchipped. Lulu is completely house trained and crate trained, and has no issues being left alone while you are away from home. She is very intelligent and loves using her food puzzle. She knows the commands sit, stay, down, roll over, shake, shake other paw, kiss, dance, come up, get off, relax, heel and stop/go on walks. She loves going for long hikes, playing tug or chasing tennis balls. She is reactive around dogs and other animals, so needs to be a single pet in an adult home or home with older kids with good dog manners. Lulu is not an AFRP dog and currently lives in Monterey. For more information please email aleenayunuba@gmail.com
Peggy
Posted 5-6-19. Peggy is a 24-pound, 13 year old Cockapoo. She is a little love and her guardian is no longer able to care for her as she had to move into a home that does not allow dogs. She is a very sweet dog once you have gained her trust. Peggy loves to snuggle and be petted by her loving human. Peggy has lived comfortably with other dogs but sometimes prefers her own space. She can be intimidated by strangers so introductions should be slow. Peggy is house trained, walks well on leash, and listens to her person. She is comfortable being home alone but is also good in the car. Peggy is not an AFRP dog. If you'd like to meet her, please contact Jasmine at 831-402-3310 or jmnorouzi@gmail.com
Kamaiyah
Posted 4-18-19. Kamaiyah is a smart and affectionate 2-year-old, 87-pound Catahoula Hound mix looking for a loving home. She is healthy, spayed and up to date on vaccines. She is house trained and crate trained. Kamaiyah is an active dog that is a great running and walking partner. She enjoys playing games of fetch and likes to keep busy with exercise and activities. She is currently in training at California Canine and is learning all her basic obedience commands. She walks nicely on the leash with a gentle leader. Kamaiyah loves people and gets along great with other male dogs, but needs a home with no cats or female dogs. She was adopted as a puppy from the Salinas Animal Shelter, and she's looking for a person that can give her lots of love, attention and daily activity. Kamaiyah is not an AFRP dog. For more information please email Nicole: NMontalvo2@svmh.com
Swickibee
Posted 4-15-19. Swickibee is a lovable, friendly and affectionate 8-year-old, 10-pound terrier mix looking for a loving home. She is a healthy dog with no history of illness - she is in great physical shape. She is spayed and up to date on vaccines. Her friendliness is remarkable and she will sit on your lap at every opportunity! She is a wonderful apartment dog and she can be left home without any issues. She does have a bit of a Napoleon complex and thinks she's the boss of other bigger dogs, so she might do best as a single dog in the home. She has had limited experience with cats. She likes kids but does jump up and lick, so older kids would be best. Swickibee has a few quirky habits but she is overall low maintenance and easy to love! She is not an AFRP dog and she currently lives in Watsonville, CA. For more info please contact Staycie at sgkirkendall@gmail.com
Monty
Posted 4-2-19. Monty is an intelligent, sweet, loving and protective 8-year-old, 65-pound Catahoula/McNabb mix looking for a home because his person needs to move out of state and cannot take him along. Monty loves all people and he's very gentle and patient with children. He does get nervous about loud sounds like fireworks. Monty would love a home with another dog friend to play with and a large backyard to run in. (Has no experience with cats.) He'll be a wonderful friend for a patient and caring adopter. Monty is in good health and is neutered and vaccinated. He does have an allergy to dust, but regular baths with medicated shampoo manages this problem. Monty is not an AFRP dog and he currently lives in Salinas, CA. For more info please email Rachel at rachelmhall22@gmail.com
Cali
Posted 3-5-19. Cali is a sweet and playful 4-month-old German Shepherd mix puppy that was originally adopted from the Monterey SPCA. Her adopter had to move and Cali is being fostered by a friend. Unfortunately Cali's puppy energy is too much for the senior dogs in the home, and she is a better match for a household with no dogs or younger, playful dogs. She is a happy and healthy pup and is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. She is smart, learns quickly and is doing great with her potty training. She's looking for an adopter with time to continue her training and give her plenty of love and attention. Cali is not an AFRP dog. For more information call Kelly at 831-869-5493 or email kellyholback@totlcom.com
Rocky
Posted 2-28-19. Rocky is a nearly 2-year-old, 100-pound Great Pyrenees looking for a loving home, preferably an adopter with experience with this breed. Rocky is neutered, up to date on vaccines, microchipped and takes Heartguard and Nextguard every month. He will likely weigh 120 pounds when he fills out. He is a sweet and loyal dog that is crate trained and is wonderful with children and people he is familiar with. He is protective and might be happiest as a livestock guardian dog. He has a strong bark to defend and is a good protector of his "flock" (his family). Rocky is not an AFRP dog and currently lives in Santa Cruz. For more information please email Jenny at jenny.barchas@pcsed.org
Morgan
Posted 2-25-19. Morgan is a fun-loving 2-year-old, 52-pound Olde English Bulldogge looking for a loving, experienced home. Morgan is a goofy, playful, affectionate dog that is house trained and crates herself when she gets in trouble! She watches TV and does anything for a treat. She is in excellent health and is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. She graduated from puppy obedience classes. Morgan is a strong dog that might be a little too active for small children. She is not good with small dogs, and be reactive to other dogs in public - so she will do best as a single dog in the home, with an adopter that can continue working with her to improve her manners when meeting new dogs. Morgan is not an AFRP dog and currently lives in Salinas. For more info please contact Katt at tootingterrier@gmail.com
LuLu
Posted 2-25-19. Lulu is a 2-year-old, 55-pound Husky/German Shepherd mix looking for a loving home. She is spayed, microchipped and current on vaccinations. Lulu is very intelligent and loves playing fetch, going for walks and hikes, and running in open fields. This smart girl has graduated from three levels of obedience classes at Petsmart. Lulu likes kids but might be a bit too active for small children. She will do best as a single dog in the home, or with another compatible large dog. No cats, bunnies, birds or other small critters! Lulu is looking for an experienced adopter that can continue to work with her. She is not an AFRP dog and currently lives in Seaside, CA. For more information please contact Susana at 831-747-5448 or jasminecastellanos@rocketmail.com
Neptune
Posted 2-22-19. Neptune is a smart, fun and energetic 1-year-old, 70-pound Husky mix looking for an active home. He is house trained and crate trained and has good manners when in the house. Neptune has attended obedience classes and knows the basics. He has lots of energy and goes on a 30 minute run every morning, and he can chase tennis balls all days long. He is interested in chasing birds, rabbits and other small critters that come into his yard. Probably not good with cats. Neptune is a great dog but can be impulsive and can be possessive of food and toys, so needs to work on a few things. He's a great match for experienced dog people that can give him the time and attention he craves. Neptune is not an AFRP dog and currently lives in Carmel Valley. For more information please contact Stephen at 831-601-4718 slyon@mbayaq.org or Kirsten at 831-601-4719 kirstinlyo@aol.com
Poe
Posted 2-20-19. Poe is a special 9-year-old white Cockapoo looking for a loving home. He is a total love bug that enjoys sitting on your lap and playing with his doggie toys. He loves spending time with people! Poe has one eye that did not fully develop at birth, and does not open all the way. It does not cause him any problems. He also has a collapsing trachea so needs to wear a harness instead of a collar and leash. He gets along with other dogs but has not had experience with kids or cats. Poe is neutered and up to date on vaccines and microchipped. He recently had a dental and his teeth are in good shape. He is not an AFRP dog and currently lives in Seaside, CA. For more information please call Lillian at 209-607-3335.
Pixie
Posted 2-14-19. Pixie is a gorgeous 3-year-old, 69-pound spayed female German Shepherd looking for a loving home. She is up to date on vaccines and is microchipped. Pixie is an energetic and loving dog that enjoys going to the park to play ball. She enjoys going for walks and runs, and loves being outside. This social girl loves people and children. Her family is rehoming her so she can have more space and the attention she deserves. She's a great match for an adopter that can spend lots of time with her. Pixie is not an AFRP dog. For more information please contact Meghan at 831-747-5157 or email torres_meghan16@yahoo.com
Amoka
Posted 2-6-19. Amoka is a 6 month old, 9 pound puppy. He is adorable and smart. His character already shines and he is sure to put a smile on your face. He was born at the start of August and is ready to go home with an adopter. He's looking for an adopter with the time, patience and commitment needed to raise and train a puppy, using lots of love and positive guidance to socialize and train. Puppy obedience class registration is required for adoption. Amoka is not an AFRP dog. Please contact Peace of Mind Dog Rescue at www.PeaceOfMindDogRescue.org or info@peaceofminddogrescue.org for more information.
Mindy
Posted 1-28-19. Mindy is a 1.5 year old, 8 pound, female chihuahua with a very timid temperament. She was rescued from a hoarding situation and was not properly socialized with humans. She has been in foster care with South County Animal Rescue (SCAR) for 9 months and has made great progress but needs a quiet home, with calm, patient humans. She is great with other dogs and would make a good "little sister" to another dog. No young children or loud family environments. She is OK with cats. Mindy has been spayed and has all of her vaccinations. Mindy is not an AFRP dog. For more info please ontact Maria at (831) 261-2273 if you might be the right adopter for Mindy.
BT
Posted 12-7-18. BT is a handsome 1-year-old, 55-pound German Shepherd mix looking for a loving home. He is a healthy boy that is neutered and up to date on vaccines. BT is a smart dog and is already house trained and crate trained. He has been working on his basic obedience skills and is good on the leash. BT does very well with other dogs, but has not had experience with cats or children. He can be a bit shy when meeting new people, but warms up quickly. BT is not an AFRP dog and is currently in the care of K9 Ambassador in Hollister. For more information please call 831-636-3319 or email info@k9ambassador.net
Charlotte
Updated 3-5-19. This 10 pound, 2 year old terrier needs a special home. She was trapped as a feral 10 months ago and is now an independent girl who need lots of room to run and explore. She comes indoors when called but still cannot be touched and does not like to be leashed. She is good with other dogs, is not aggressive but is fearful of humans and noise. She would be best on a large property were she can live independently but come indoors at night and in bad weather. She has all her shots, is spayed, and is currently in a foster home with South County Animal Rescue (SCAR). Text Lou at (831) 970-8878.
Ada
Posted 10-24-18. Ada is a 3 year old, 50 lb. female mix who was rescued as a stray when she was about a year old and has been in the same home ever since. She is loyal and protective of her people and loves nothing more than to spend time with them. Ada is crate trained, potty trained, microchipped, spayed and up to date on vaccinations. She does well with cats and dogs after proper introductions. She takes a while to warm up to some men and prefers a child-free home. She's super intelligent and has a lot of potential. Ada thrives on routine; knowing what to expect helps her relax. She's not a fan of playing in water but loves to go on walks and runs. Regular socialization with other people and dogs is important for Ada to remind her the world isn't a scary place! A dog-savvy adopter will be the best match for Ada. Ada currently lives in Carmel Valley. For more information call/text or email Rebecca at 510 755-4661 or cerebralclime@gmail.com
Ginger
Posted 10-12-18. Ginger is a sweet 12-year-old spayed female Puggle (Pug/Beagle mix) that weighs about 25 pounds. She is looking for a loving home because her family is moving and cannot bring her along. She is house trained and crate trained, and is in good health. This sweet girl loves everyone including other dogs, cats and children. Ginger is not an AFRP dog and she currently lives in Salinas. For more information about giving Ginger a loving home, please call or text Sarah at 831-998-2500 or email saraann422@gmail.com
Lucky -Tripod
Posted 9-14-18. Lucky is a 3-year-old, 45-pound Aussie mix that has been a 3-legged dog since puppyhood, after being hit by a car. He is quick and athletic - you would never know he is missing a leg! Lucky is a smart boy and is house trained, crate trained, walks nicely on the leash and knows his basic obedience commands. He is in good health and is neutered and up to date on vaccines. Lucky gets along great with other dogs and would be a great match for a family that can provide him with lots of companionship and daily exercise. He's an affectionate guy who loves to have his neck scratched! Lucky is not an AFRP dog and currently lives in Santa Clara. For more information, call Nan at 650-465-2658 or email nanrecker@gmail.com
Bochy
Posted 8-27-18. Bochy is a 11-month-old Chihuahua mix pup looking for a loving home. He was part of a group of four dogs that were abandoned at the Hollister Airport Dog Park in the spring. The male perpetrator was caught in the act, but sped away in a vehicle. Bochy, ( named after the Giants baseball manager) has been in a foster home since May. He has come out of his shell, but is very much afraid of tall men with loud voices, he will run and hide in his crate at the very sight and sound, but is fine with shorter men with softer voice. Bochy is very good with other dogs, and children, and loves the ladies. He is house trained, crate trained and is very healthy. He is active, loves to run and play. He weighs 7-9 lbs. We'd love for Bochy to get a forever home, he deserves, like all the rescue dogs do. Bochy 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
Post renewed 11-5-18. 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. He is now healthy and healed. Oreo weighs, 15.2lbs. Oreo is a little shy, but warms up quickly, on the whole a very sweet dog who deserves a loving home where a family really cares for him. He does not care for other dogs or cats so best in a home as the only dog. 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
Jax
Post renewed 11-7-18. Jax is a 4-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
Achilles
Post renewed 11-5-18. 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

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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