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Puppies and dogs in Los Altos, California

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Los Altos, California. To learn more about each adoptable dog, click on the "i" icon for fast facts, or their photo or name for full details.
We'll also keep you updated on Gonzo's adoption status with email updates.
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Gonzo

Siberian Husky

Male, 3 yrs 10 mos
Mountain View, CA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Three years old, neutered, and was a rescue; it takes some time for him to earn your trust; he is strong and sometimes pulls on leashes when walking. He has typical stubborn husky behavior; no cats or small animals, and no kids under 14, please, due to his mouthy and nipping behavior, and his bite is strong; sometimes you will bleed if you force him, so do not! Always ask for his permission before patting him, especially when he is lying down, which is the most vulnerable position for an outdoor animal like him during his earlier life when he was left outside 24/7 in the yard with a lack of socialization and human interaction. He can stay by himself for around 4 to 6 hours, but remember that Husky is a pack animal, which is not recommended for more than 2 hours. When leaving him alone, you need to lock him outside or create a safe zone for him inside the house; just like most huskies, they will start to be destructive and chew when bored. Generally, after three years old, they will begin to calm down. He was never crate trained, rides decent in the car, but makes lots of exciting noise! Trial adoption is recommended; feel free to see if he fits your family, I need to find him a good home, so I do not mind taking him back if things do not go well with the adoption.
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REDDING

German Shepherd Dog Husky

Male, 2 yrs 11 mos
Mountain View, CA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Redding is a handsome boy who requires a home that can help establish boundaries for him. Redding is house-trained and enjoys car rides, playing fetch, and playing in the water. He is also a regular in the shelter playgroups and does well with other dogs. Redding is a working dog who will benefit greatly from training and a savvy adopter or foster. He is two years old and is likely a Shepherd/Husky mix. Please help us save Redding by sharing his story. Observation comments: It takes time to familiarize and gain trust, so a slow introduction is recommended. This animal requires an experienced handler. It does not do well with sudden human approaches from all directions during the first meet-and-greet. Summary: Due to its size and strength, kids need to be supervised around the dog. This animal requires some space for himself, so do not approach without permission from the animal. Attempting to socialize with this animal is safe at a short distance away without constant, straight eye contact. If this animal acknowledges you, he will approach you naturally and accept your invitation. Once that happens, you will be his best buddy for life! Redding has a hit-or-miss personality. His German Shepherd is a bit picky, but he plays well in the boarding facility playgroup and has been tested at our partnered local boarding club. His personality will change with a calm, quiet, loving home over time.
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Dudley

Siberian Husky

Male, 6 yrs 4 mos
Mountain View, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Not good with dogs, Not good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
A beautiful husky weighing 58 pounds was found stray from the City of Porterville in California. The animal has a microchip, and all shots are up to date. You need to meet him in person to appreciate it! Mellow and calm, very cuddly and affectionate. He is good with kids over 14 but no small animals, and he does not like big dogs; he is better off being the only animal in the household. Typical escape artist, he will accompany a GPS collar as well. So even if he hops the fence (which he did, according to the previous owner), you can track him whenever, wherever. Having this husky is a commitment, but he is a wonderful companion, and it's better when his handlers work from home most of the time. I will also guide you through his journey by conditioning him and supplying crates and calming remedies when needed. Our commitment to every animal is essential for a successful adoption and saving their lives. We are here whenever you need us after the adoption. Shell this animal is not a good fit, we will gladly accept his return.
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Tux

Siberian Husky Rottweiler

Male, 1 yr 2 mos
Mountain View, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Typical puppy energy needs a family that can provide a nice playground for this boy. Good with kids age 14 or older. Have not tested with cats. Free trial adoption is recommended. We also need a foster for this dog. A paid foster position is available.
We'll also keep you updated on Little Bear's adoption status with email updates.
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Little Bear

Pomeranian

Male, Young
Mountain View, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with dogs, Good with cats,
Story
A wonderful little Pomeranian mix pup was found wandering the streets, but unfortunately, he does not have a microchip. He is in a foster home with multiple dogs and cats and has been doing wonderfully in that environment. It would be a great addition to most households. He will need to be spayed shortly. He is lovely and loves cuddles. The adoption fee for this animal is 550 US Dollars. This fee will also help other large animals with medical expenses. So, by adopting Little Bear and paying the adoption fees, you are helping two animals simultaneously. Silicon Valley Animal Rescue - SVAR proudly says we are the ONLY rescue in California, and there are very few rescue organizations in the United States whose every single dollar of donation is 100% used towards every animal in need! Our staff and volunteers pay out of pocket for the daily operating costs.
We'll also keep you updated on Junior's adoption status with email updates.
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Junior

American Pit Bull Terrier

Male, 6 yrs 2 mos
Mountain View, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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Silicon Valley Animal Rescue

Mountain View, CA 94040

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Bostons by the Bay Rescue

PO Box 390133, Mountain View, CA 94039

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Copper's Dream

Sunnyvale, CA 94085

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Karmic Rescue Northern California

Mountain View, CA 94043

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Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue

Cupertino, CA 95014

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Life of Hope Foundation(CA)

Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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MO4PAWS

Palo Alto, CA 94306

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ShepHeroes

Palo Alto, CA 94306

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Doggie Protective Services (DPS Rescue)

Palo Alto, CA 94306

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Stanford Pet Clinic

4111 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306

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