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Puppies and dogs in Carpinteria, California

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Adopt a dog in Carpinteria, California

These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Carpinteria, 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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BOONE

Portuguese Water Dog

Male, Young
Malibu, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Not good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs special attention, Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Boone is a dear wonderful dog in so many ways. He has a good heart. But he's messed up. We adopted him at about one year of age (he's now about 18 months). We discovered once we had him, that he had issues. He has anxiety, fear, is hyper attentive and vigilant. He can be aggressive with other dogs, and people. He's one of those "one owner" kind of dogs we think. We have lots of people and other dogs coming and going in our home environment, and it has proven to be not good at all for him or for others. He can play, be affectionate, is very bright, learns obedience lessons well, but he needs to be either the only dog, or, be the smaller dog to a larger more dominant one. It breaks our hearts to have to let him go, we are very sad about it, but he simply does not work well in our rather busy environment, and it's not fair to him or us. Some strong discipline training might work, or some pack animal type training, we're not sure. Big yard, ranch, would be ideal.
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Parker

Shepherd (Unknown Type) Shepherd (Unknown Type)

Male, 1 yr 7 mos
Malibu, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Parker is a 1yr 5 month male Shepherd mix (may have some hound) He was found abandoned in a Park-:( He has been assessed by 3 good trainers and all say very smart, quick to learn, sweet, very friendly. Sadly his temp foster fell through, and he's now in boarding. Volunteers love him. He loves to play with ball, a happy boy-:) we are looking for a person/family that likes the outdoors, walking, hiking, he'll be a great exercise companion. He's been running back and forth in yard seeing other dogs opposite and very excited to see them, wants to play. We are also looking for a foster home, if you want to foster to adopt that is fine. He will be neitered and microchipped before going into a home. Please text or call me 310 924 4639 better than emailing.
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Poppy

Australian Shepherd

Female, 1 yr
Malibu, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with dogs,
Story
Poppy is a 10 to 12 month old Tri-color Australian Shepherd. She is healthy and friendly and very active. She loves to play with other dogs but is still learning proper play behavior. She is learning quickly from our other dogs and should be fine in a home with other dogs. However she will need a lot of human supervision while she matures. She is potty trained but still has some other house manners to learn. She will counter surf and chew on blankets if she is bored. She just needs time to learn what is appropriate. She is eager to please and very smart so it won’t take long to have her fully house trained. Poppy can jump a four foot fence with ease. We will only be placing her in home with a securely fenced area for her to run and release some energy. She is an indoor dog and will need a person or family that is at home most of the time to supervise her. She will need to be crated in the house when no one is home. She cannot be left outside unattended. Our preference is to find her a home with someone that is familiar with her breed and has the time and the environment to help her mature. For more information or to be considered as a potential adopter, please go to our website and fill out our online application. Our web address is www.samsimonfoundation.org. Follow the tabs to ‘dogs for adoption’.
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Sofia

French Bulldog

Female, 1 yr
Malibu, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
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Story
Sofia is a one year old French Bulldog. She weighs approximately 20 lbs of solid muscle. She is friendly and active. She loves people and children and other dogs. We don’t know how she is with cats but we suspect that she would chase one if it ran from her and doubt that she would hurt it if she caught up to it. She loves to chase shadows on a sunny day and she loves to play with toys and/or other dogs when it is cloudy. Because she needs to run and chase without pulling on a leash, she will need a home with a securely fenced yard. Apartment living isn't quite the right fit for her energetic personality. She is smart and affectionate and overall easy to live with. She had surgery to help with her sinuses but still snorts and can get overly excited easily. Please visit www.samsimonfoundation.com to fill out an application for Sofia
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Grampa Bluey

Australian Cattle Dog

Male, 10 yrs 6 mos
Malibu, CA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Meet Grampa Bluey, a 10-year-old Australian cattle dog who is looking for a loving home. Grampa is a sweet and loyal companion who loves to be around his person. He is good with gentle kids and older dogs, but he does not like to be alone. He enjoys cuddling and chewing on Benebones. Grampa is neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. He is healthy and energetic for his age. He would do best in a home with a fenced yard and someone who can spend a lot of time with him. If you are interested in adopting Grampa, please visit our website to fill out an application https://www.samsimonfoundation.com/adoptable-pets.asp
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Barkley

Chihuahua

Male, Adult
Calabasas, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Our dog isn’t house trained and it has become a burden. We all love him. Would you be interested in sharing Barkley where we take turns taking care of him? Maybe every other week take care of him? He currently wears a diaper bc he marks the house constantly. Otherwise great personality and sweet and kind. Loving and loves snuggles.

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City of Carpinteria

5775 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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Deserving Dogs Rescue & Rehabilitation

Santa Barbara, CA 93103

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Tiffy's Rescue

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Southland Collie Rescue - Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara, CA 93109

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Hope and Dignity Animal Rescue

Santa Barbara, CA 93130

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Rover’s Retreat - Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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Freedom Ride Rescue Inc. (CA)

Ventura, CA 93001

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Pulling For Paws

P.O. Box 1861, Ojai, CA 93024

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits

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Greyfoot Cat Rescue

P.O. Box 310, Ventura, CA 93002

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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All For Love Animal Rescue

137 W. El Roblar, Ojai, CA 93023

Pet Types: dogs

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