Paw Prints in the Sand

A Newport Beach, CA 92660 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs, cats, rabbits, small animals, birds, horses, reptiles, amphibians, and/or fish, farm-type animals.

Pets at Paw Prints in the Sand

  • Any
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Farm-Type Animals
  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female
Photo of Laila


Female, Young

Photo of Aubrey GG

Aubrey GG

Female, Adult
German Shepherd Dog / Mixed Breed (Large)

Photo of Lensky


Male, Senior, Special Needs
Poodle (Miniature)

Photo of Ginger


Female, Young
Domestic Shorthair

Photo of Dozer


Male, Senior

Photo of Sookie- FOSTER ME!

Sookie- FOSTER ME!

Female, Young
German Shepherd Dog / Border Collie

Photo of Bessie


Female, Adult
American Staffordshire Terrier

Photo of Zuma- FOSTER ME!!


Female, Young
Pointer / Cattle Dog

Photo of Gertie


Female, Adult
Staffordshire Bull Terrier / Bull Terrier

Photo of Chicharron


Male, Adult
Pig (Farm)

Photo of Catalina


Female, Adult
Pit Bull Terrier / Boxer

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Areas Paw Prints in the Sand Serves

Southern California, Orange County, Riverside, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties.

We currently do not do out of state adoptions.

Paw Prints in the Sand's Adoption Process

1. Submit Application

Please fill out an our adoption application at

2. Interview

Once we receive your application, we will schedule a phone interview.

3. Meet the Pet

After we've had the chance to get to know you and feel you would make an awesome pet parent, we'll schedule a meeting with the pet.

4. Home Check

We require an in-home home check (not virtual) for all adoption candidates.

5. Sign Adoption Contract

If approved, we will send you our adoption agreement and link to pay the adoption fees.

6. Pay Fee

I approved, we will send you the payment options available to pay the adoption fee. All fees go towards our life-saving programs.

7. Take the Pet Home

FINALLY! Once the adoption fee and agreement are received, we will make arrangements with you to take home your new family member! Congrats!

Please fill out our adoption application at

Once the application is approved, we will schedule a meet and greet, home and vet/reference check. We will also collect an adoption fee.

Completing our application will you better changes of adopting your chosen pet.

We are a very active rescue, the best way to contact us is via email at

About Paw Prints in the Sand

Paw Prints in the Sand Rescue is an all animal rescue dedicated to saving the lives of stray, abandoned and abused animals in high-kill shelters and rehoming pets when owners can no longer care for them.

We are a very active rescue, the best way to contact us is via email at

Come Meet Paw Prints in the Sand's Pets

Due to COVID, adoption events are currently on hold.

We will be participating at the Super Pet Adoption Event on June 6, 2021. Come see us!

Our adoption schedule is subject to change based on availability so please email us at to confirm our adoption event schedule.


Check our calendar of events for other large scale adoption events near you at

Paw Prints in the Sand's Adopted Pets

See Adopted Pets List

Make a donation to Paw Prints in the Sand to help homeless pets find homes