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Puppies and dogs in Oxnard, California

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Buddy (GS)

German Shepherd Dog

Male, Adult
Ventura, CA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Not good with dogs, Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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Breed: German Shepherd (mix) Age: est 11/2011 Gender: Male Size: large Coat: medium Color(s): black/tan Altered: yes Description: Hi, I'm Buddy a gentle German Shepherd mix who is need of a new home as although my owner loves me very much, due to unexpected life changes, he can no longer take care of me. I'm an active dog who is house and crate trained. I know some basic commands and would do best as the only pet in the home. Minimum 6 foot fence required. Additional information: *Housetrained *Needs home with no dogs *Needs home with no cats *Current on shotsMay 24, 2024, 1:01 pm
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Lucky

Pit Bull Terrier

Male, Senior
Ventura, CA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Not good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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Breed: Pit Bull X DOB: 11/2012 Gender: male Altered: yes Coat: short Size: large Color(s): brown and white Description: Hi, I'm Lucky, a playful Pit Bull X who is in need of a new home as my owners can no longer take care of me. I'm great with children and people, but no other dogs please. It's unknown how I'd do with cats. I enjoy running so if you're looking for a running companion I might be the one for you. I know basic commands and know how to use a doggie door. If you're interested in meeting me, please fill out an online application. *Thank you to Sharon for sponsoring this wonderful dog and giving him the chance for a better life. Additional information: *No other dogs *Current on vaccinationsMay 24, 2024, 1:01 pm
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Jackson

American Staffordshire Terrier

Male, Senior
Ventura, CA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Not good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier X DOB: 6/2013 Gender: male Altered: yes Coat: medium Size: large Color(s): brown/white, streak of black on tail Description: Hi, I'm Jackson, a sweet American Staffordshire Terrier X who was rescued from an LA shelter by someone out-of-state who wanted to give me a chance at finding my forever home. I was evaluated by a trainer who said I was stressed but calm. Who wouldn't be stressed not knowing when your last day might be. I accepted being touched all over my body including my paws, tail and mouth. I know sit, shake and take treats gently. I did not exhibit any food aggression when tested with chicken. The trainer took me for a 30 minute walk and I pulled at first but listened to instructions about not pulling. I walked well after that. I did not react to strangers or other dogs we encountered on our walk. I showed more interest in people. This has since changed while I was in a foster home. I need to be the only dog in the home. I jumped in the trainer's car when given water after our walk. I didn't want to get out, I thought I was going home. I've been lucky to be able to get time away from the kennel. I was quick to pick up potty training and I was a true gentleman when left alone in the home. I'm grateful and happy to be in a safe place where I'll be taken care of and given lots of love and attention. I hope the next car I jump into will take me to my forever home. Someone who hasn't even met me in person was willing to give me a chance, won't you give me a chance too? Stop by and meet me. I'll be waiting. *Thank you to Jill for sponsoring this wonderful dog at the Burnice Kraemer Sanctuary and giving him the chance for a better life. Additional information: *Current on shots May 24, 2024, 1:01 pm
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Chula

American Staffordshire Terrier American Bulldog

Female, Adult
Ventura, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Not good with kids, Needs special attention, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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Available to foster or adopt!Breed: American Stafforshire Terrier / Bulldog X DOB: est 2/2016 Gender: female Altered: yes Coat: short Size: medium Color(s): grey / white / tan Description: ***Needs a Foster Home*** This dog is in need of a foster home as well as a permanent home. If you are interested in fostering please fill out an online application. Hi, I'm Chula, a beautiful mostly American Staffordshire Terrier with some Bulldog, a bit of American Bulldog, and with a sprinkle of Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Neapolitan Mastiff (at least that is what my DNA report says) who is in need of a loving home. I was rescued from Animal Services where I was surrendered due to my owner moving and I couldn't go too. Animal Services had this to say about me. Chula is a petite lowrider looking for her new best friend! her owner was devastated to have to surrender her after moving and said this about her: 'Chula is protective over me. She's in tune with me when I'm sad and she's always there to comfort me. She's always playful and energetic. She's so silly and rolls around when playing.' Chula does have some fears and insecurities, especially meeting new people and having her shoulder and legs touched. In one of her homes, she was attacked by the resident dog that resulted in significant injury to her shoulder. Although her shoulder has healed well, this may be a contributing factor to her sensitivities and behavior with other dogs. It will take time, maybe even weeks, for her to become completely comfortable with a new person, especially men. She needs someone who can be patient and understand that she won't be ready to jump in your lap the first time you meet her. A quiet home with no little kids and few visitors will be the best place for her to feel safe and happy. She isn't the dog that wants to be the center of attention at a party - but she'd love to be your sidekick and give you all her love. She is working on feeling more comfortable around other dogs and has learned to tolerate wearing a muzzle to keep everyone safe if she needs to go to a vet or meet someone new and scary. If you have experience with insecure dogs, a quiet home and are looking for a partner to grow with, learn with, play with, train and love, please fill out an online application to meet her. *Thank you to the STARR Group for sponsoring this wonderful dog at the Burnice Kraemer Sanctuary and giving her the chance for a better life.May 24, 2024, 1:01 pm
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Red

Shepherd (Unknown Type)

Male, Senior
Ventura, 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,
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Breed: Shepherd X DOB: 8/2011 Gender: male Altered: yes Coat: medium Size: medium Color(s): brown / white Description: Hi, I'm Red, a Shepherd mix in need of a new home. I can be a bit protective once I've bonded with my people and on occasion I can be a little nippy. I'll need someone who can work with me on not doing this. I'm treat motivated. If you think you can give me the home I need, please fill out an online application to meet me.May 24, 2024, 1:01 pm
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Rascal

Shepherd (Unknown Type)

Male, Young
Ventura, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, Needs special attention, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Breed: Shepherd X DOB: 10/2019 Gender: male Altered: yes Coat: medium Size: medium Color(s): black/tan/white Description:Hi, I'm Rascal, a handsome Shepherd X in need of a new home. I was rescued from a shelter in LA and I'm thankful to be given a second chance at finding my forever home. I'm shy and will not come up to you right away. It will take a couple of visits to gain my trust. I get along better with women than men, but need slow interactions. I'm lucky to be in a foster home with another dog who I do great with. I also do good with other dogs in the neighborhood. If you have a fur baby in the home, we'll need to do a meet and greet to see how we get along too. It's unknown how I would do with cats or children. I enjoy going on the walks too and playing with my ball. If I feel safe I'm a sweet love bug, wanting to be pet.The best home for me is in a quiet adult only home with someone patient and loving who will give me the time to come out of my shell. I'm house trained and I do great when left alone. A minimum 6 foot fence is required.If you're interested in meeting me, please fill out an online application for review.May 24, 2024, 1:01 pm

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Canine Adoption and Rescue League

P.O. Box 5022, Ventura, CA 93005

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Greyfoot Cat Rescue

P.O. Box 310, Ventura, CA 93002

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Freedom Ride Rescue Inc. (CA)

Ventura, CA 93001

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DaisyLu Ranch

Camarillo, CA 93010

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Ventura County Animal Services

600 Aviation Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010

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

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ATRA (Abandoned Terrier Rescue Association)

P.O. Box 824, Somis, CA 93066

Pet Types: dogs

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Search Dog Foundation

Santa Paula, CA 93060

Pet Types: dogs

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Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center

705 E. Santa Barbara Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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The Peppy Foundation

107 N. Reino Rd. #181, Newbury Park, CA 91320

Pet Types: dogs, horses

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