My name is DARCY*!

Pit Bull Terrier Dog for adoption in Santa Cruz, California - DARCY*
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I'm being cared for by:
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter

Facts about DARCY*

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10336166-A225201
(Web viewers: See Darcy''s video below!)

Darcy came to us after being in another shelter for over 3 months. She blossomed quickly once in a foster home. She was naturally housetrained and has never had a single accident. Darcy is happy to spend hours sunbathing or lounging on the couch. She will adapt to your schedule and will be content with a walk in the neighborhood or an aerobic hike or jog. This girl is not only gorgeous, she''s dynamic; Darcy can go from sedentary to athletic, mellow to playful, regal to goofy, attentive to independent. She is affectionate but not pushy about it and is smart, loyal, and curious.

Darcy asks for very little but does like to have company more often than not. Even during her adjustment period when she was anxious about being left alone (something that has all but disappeared), she was never destructive. While she does `talk` sometimes, we have still never heard her bark. She''s a champ in the car and would be a great ride-along dog.

Darcy gets overexcited about cats (and squirrels!) so she needs a home with no small animals. She has coexisted well with other dogs but in her ideal home, she will get to be your one and only. With her dog friends, she gets wild, fabulous zoomies, loves to chase and be chased, but also knows how to break from play and actually does more milling about that actual play. When she does engage, she has lovely play manners and will wow you with her athleticism. Her primary interest is human contact and she''d be fine not having doggie playdates. She is a civilized girl and would probably not enjoy a gaggle of rowdy toddlers in her new home. She would tolerate them but not have any fun. She loves to wrestle and snuggle with her human family but also knows how to do downtime and has lovely house manners.

We think Darcy is an exceptional find. Contact her foster mom for more info: JP


About Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter

About Our Shelter...

Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter is a full scale animal shelter and animal control facility. We are an open door shelter which means we accept any domestic animal, whether stray or owner surrender.

We regularly adopt out dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats, mice, and from time to time we have birds, exotics, even barn animals.

We offer LOW COST Spay/Neuter Certificates to low income residents, as well as low cost Microchipping.

We also offer Required Licensing Services, as well at Trap Rentals, and we offer Educational Training Classes.


Come Meet Our Pets...

View our Adoptables on our Website:

Open Hours:
Santa Cruz Branch
Closed for one hour between 1-2pm
Closed Monday

2200 7th Avenue
Santa Cruz

Watsonville Branch
Closed for one hour between 12-1pm
Closed Sunday

580 Airport Blvd

(831) 454-7303

Our Adoption Process...

Adopters must be 18 years of age to Adopt an animal. Fill out an Adoption application at our facility, or Download one on our Website.

Please bring proof of home ownership, or permission from your landlord to have an animal.

Adoption fees for Dogs:

  • $180 for puppies under 7 months old
  • $115 for dogs aged 7 months to 6 years
  • $60 for animals 6 years and older

Adoption Fees for Cats:

  • $120 for kittens 2-12 months old
  • $100 for cats 1 year to 6 years old
  • $55 for cats 6 years and older.

The fee to adopt a rabbit is $50 regardless of age.

The adoption fee includes:

  • The Spay or Neuter of the animal
  • First set of vaccinations
  • Micro-chipping and chip registration
  • FREE Wellness Exam at a participating veterinarian
  • Collar (dogs and cats), a leash (dogs)
  • A bag of Science diet food
  • License (dogs)