North America's largest non-profit pet adoption website
proudly powered by the passionate pet lovers at
My name is Cheerio!
found a new home! Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
Find a pet to adopt
I am already neutered and up to date with shots.
Cheerio came to the shelter as a stray. He was very scared and a matted mess. A handle full of Cheerios were used to catch him! He is still timid the first time he meets a new person, but he warms up to them fast! Cheerio needs a quiet home and a family to love him. ID#358609
Other Pets at Santa Barbara County Animal Services - Santa Maria
Why Adoption is a Great Option
Cheerio, a Santa Maria Poodle (Miniature)/Schnauzer (Miniature) dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Poodle (Miniature)/Schnauzer (Miniature) for sale in Santa Maria, or seeking a Poodle (Miniature)/Schnauzer (Miniature) dog from a breeder in Santa Maria.
Rescues and shelter volunteers in Santa Maria already know the personality and tendencies
of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it
much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Santa Maria breeder,
or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for
a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of
You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home.
In fact, there are even Poodle (Miniature)/Schnauzer (Miniature) breeders who
help with Poodle (Miniature)/Schnauzer (Miniature) rescue. One puppy or kitten
adopted in Santa Maria paves the way for another one to be saved.