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Puppies and dogs in Arcata, California

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Arcata, California. To learn more about each adoptable dog, click on the "i" icon for fast facts, or their photo or name for full details.
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ROBIN

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Female, 7 yrs 6 mos
McKinleyville, CA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
ROBINis a well mannered girl who loves people and snuggling. She has a lovely sit when leashing her up for a walk. Robin loves a good game of fetch and would really love a home where she can be active. She welcomes dogs for playdates, but gets worried if they want to check out her house and will tell them so. Robin currently weighs in at 81lbs. If you are interested in meeting Robin, please visit https://humboldtgov.org/2658/Animal-Shelter and fill out an application to be pre-approved to make an appointment.
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Ladybird

Labrador Retriever

Female, 2 yrs 5 mos
McKinleyville, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Ladybird started off with a family for the first six months of her life, then was lost for the next six months. We don’t know anything about that time - where she was or who had her. Her original family came for her when she arrived at the shelter but immediately lost her again and were not interested in coming for her when she turned up at the shelter again two days later. Fortunately for Lady, she was now somewhere that she was safe and fed and there were plenty of people who loved her. Lady was extremely popular with the other dogs and was noted as one of the best players in the place! After some time at the shelter we were able to place Ladybird in a foster home with a wonderful couple who had recently adopted one of Ladybird’s good friends, Monty. A foster placement gives us so much more information about a dog and allows us to find the best permanent fit for them. Lady’s foster mom wrote the description. I couldn’t have said it better! “Ladybird is a gorgeous, wicked-smart girl who is very generous with love, licks, and cuddles once she gets to know you. Lady also loves toys, and loves to greet the day by grabbing a stuffed squeaky toy and wiggling circles around you as you pet her. She is young and fit, and would do great with an active family. We've taken her on several hikes and she keeps pace happily and checks in regularly. As is she's a great trail companion and she could only get better with more practice. That being said, she's also happy to lounge about the house - we spend most weeknights snuggled up. She's house broken, crate trained, and eager to please - she'll happily train for a little treat or a fun toy. Did I mention she loves toys? Lady would be a good candidate for homes with other dogs - she'll play with her foster brother as long as he'll let her! She may be ok with cats - we have a house rabbit that she has shown no interest in chasing or eating, and that's usually a good sign. Ladybird is looking for a caring and compassionate family that will help her build confidence and that will understand she needs some time to get to know and love new people. She's had a rough start, but with the right family she will shine!” Ladybird is about a year and a half old, spayed, microchipped and current on her vaccinations.
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CREAM PUFF

Mastiff

Male, 4 yrs 1 mo
McKinleyville, CA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Handsome Cream Puff is aptly-named-- he is just too sweet! This handsome lug loves getting his scratches in with all of his human friends, who who loves to impress with his spirited romps in the play yard. This smart guy already knows sit and will be an eager student for more tricks and tasks-- he is very treat-motivated! Weighing in at 72 lb, this guy will make a great adventure buddy and keep you entertained for years to come with his loveable personality. Come met Cream Puff! If you are interested in meeting this Mr. Puff, please visit https://humboldtgov.org/2658/Animal-Shelter and fill out an application to be pre-approved to make an appointment.
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MAMBO

German Shepherd Dog Husky

Male, 4 yrs 1 mo
McKinleyville, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
You need a little bit of Mambo in your life, by your side! This gorgeous guy is up for anything as long as it involves affection and sniffs-- he would love to do scent work and sniffari walks with you. He`s a sharp cookie who loves to go on leashed jaunts with his human friends and run around the play yard picking up new scents. This handsome man may even be ok in a home with cats! With his winning personality and movie-star good looks and charm, this energetic boy will make a wonderful companion for someone with energy to burn. Mambo is 69 lb of love and looking forward to meeting you! If you are interested in meeting Mambo, please visit https://humboldtgov.org/2658/Animal-Shelter and fill out an application to be pre-approved to make an appointment.
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BROLIN

Labrador Retriever American Pit Bull Terrier

Male, 2 yrs
McKinleyville, CA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
BROLINIf you`re looking for a young energetic and happy dog, meet Brolin. He enjoying playing fetch with the toys in the play yard and has shown some interest in playing with dogs around his size and energy level. He did respond nicely when called to. He`d make a nice running partner or maybe some hiking or beach walks. He`d do nicely in a good training class to be the best he can be. When he tried dock-diving, he was a superstar! Young Brolin weighs in at 67lbs.
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REMMY

Boxer

Male, 3 yrs 8 mos
McKinleyville, CA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
REMMYRemmy is a big adorable dope who’s actually pretty smart! He is very attentive to his handler and has excellent leash manners. Even when he’s playing with another dog, you can get his attention easily. We have not found a dog, male or female, of any size that he does not like. He seems to naturally assume that everyone is his friend and is one of those unicorn dogs that will adjust his style of play to suit whatever dog he is with. Remmy is playful and a joy to watch with toys. He has the softest fur! He loves to be pet and scratched and would be content being a 70 pound lap dog if you’d let him. Three year old Remmy knows his name and eagerly gives his attention to anyone who asks for it!

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Dog shelters and rescues in Arcata, California

There are animal shelters and rescues that focus specifically on finding great homes for dogs in Arcata, California. Browse these rescues and shelters below.

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Companion Animal Foundation

88 Sunny Brae Center, Arcata, CA 95521

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits

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Redwood Pals Rescue

P.O. Box 2913, McKinleyville, CA 95519

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Humboldt County Animal Shelter

980 Lycoming Rd, McKinleyville, CA 95519

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, farm animals, horses, rabbits, reptiles, small animals

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Mending Mutts

P.O. Box 305, Arcata, CA 95518

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San Diego Last Chance Ranch

P.O. Box 1365, Blue Lake, CA 95525

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, farm animals, horses, rabbits, reptiles, small animals

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Humboldt Animal Rescue Team (HART)

8 W 6th street, Eureka, CA 95501

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DAR - Humboldt

Eureka, CA 95501

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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Bless the Beasts of Humboldt County

PO Box 268, Eureka, CA 95502

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Sequoia Humane Society

6073 Loma Ave, Eureka, CA 95503

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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Humboldt Spay/Neuter Network

3954 A Jacobs Avenue, Eureka, CA 95503

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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