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Puppies and dogs in Palm Desert, California

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Palm Desert, 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 Osa's adoption status with email updates.
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Osa

Hound (Unknown Type) Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Adult
Mountain Center, CA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
OsaFemaleHound MixD.O.B: 11/23/2020Osa is a young, tender-hearted dog. She can be a little shy in new situations and around new people, but she warms up very quickly. She is naturally sensitive, but she wants nothing more than to please. Ultimately, Osa is a very loving, sweet, and gentle dog. She also has a very playful side, wrestling with her kennel mate Anton whenever she gets the chance. Osa is hoping to find a forever home that will love her unconditionally. She will benefit from a home that will be supportive and help build her confidence. -Living Free is a non-profit animal sanctuary nestled in the San Jacinto Mountains, just 10 minutes away from the town of Idyllwild, CA. For all our adoptions, we ask that you fill out an adoption application on our website. Our kennel staff will then contact you to set up an appointment to come visit our sanctuary. If you have any questions, please contact our kennel at kennel@living-free.org or 951-321-9982To start the adoption process today, visit: https://living-free.org/adopt-a-pet/dog-adoption/
We'll also keep you updated on Bubba II's adoption status with email updates.
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Bubba II

American Staffordshire Terrier Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Adult
Mountain Center, CA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Bubba IIMaleTerrier MixDOB: 3/29/2016Bubba loves people. Despite being a hefty dog, he seems to think he is lap dog size. He is always trying to get as close to you as possible and will climb into your lap if given the chance. Bubba enjoys going on walks and visits to the dog park. He enjoys playing with toys and really likes climbing the rocks in his kennel yard. Bubba arrived with some anxiety but has started to relax and show off his fun, goofy personality.Bubba will flourish in a family that is home often. He will also benefit from an experienced adopter who can help him transition to home life and grow into a confident, happy dog.
We'll also keep you updated on Dug's adoption status with email updates.
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Dug

Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Adult
Mountain Center, CA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
DugMaleTerrier MixDOB: 2/17/17Dug is a fun-loving dog. He has a very playful, exuberant personality. He can be wary of strangers but will warm to new people with a proper introduction. He enjoys going on long walks and especially enjoys playing in water. Dug is highly food motivated and loves getting treats for good behavior. However, because of his high food drive, he can be guarded about his food bowl during mealtime.Dug will make a wonderful companion to an experienced adopter in an adult only home. He will flourish in an environment with set boundaries and positive reinforcement.
We'll also keep you updated on Gideon's adoption status with email updates.
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Gideon

Border Collie Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Senior
Mountain Center, CA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Not good with kids, Needs special attention, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
GideonMaleBorder Collie MixDOB: 11/22/14Gideon is a smart, curious dog. He loves going on walks, exploring the dog park, and visiting with staff around the property. He can be a little reserved when meeting new people. However, he ultimately wants to please and has the potential to be a loving, loyal companion. He knows how to sit and shake, and is willing to learn much more if you have a treat in your hand. He is easily one of the staff favorites due to his sweet personality. Gideon would do best as an outside dog, as he has a tendency to mark. He would also do best with an experienced adopter who understands his independent and intelligent personality. Gideon is very gentle and loving, but we believe he will do best in a home without any children.
We'll also keep you updated on Han's adoption status with email updates.
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Han

American Staffordshire Terrier Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Adult
Mountain Center, CA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
HanMaleAmerican Staffordshire Terrier MixD.O.B: 12/27/2017Han is fun-loving and silly, which makes this handsome dog so charming. He is very goofy, which makes you forget that he is no longer a puppy. Despite this, with his long legs and athletic build, he can be quite graceful. He enjoys going on walks and running around exploring the dog park. Han has been learning to keep all 4 paws on the ground when greeting people and will benefit from an experienced adopter that will continue this training. This big, funny dog is ready to find his forever home. Han will make a great hiking companion or running partner or, simply, a constant companion to take on your adventures.
We'll also keep you updated on Kova's adoption status with email updates.
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Kova

Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Adult
Mountain Center, CA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
KovaMaleTerrier MixDOB: 12/17/15Kova's passion in life is chasing a tennis ball. He will play with you and run after a ball as many times as you want to throw one. He also loves water. Nothing makes Kova happier than chasing a ball that has been thrown into the dog pond. He gets along with other dogs and is especially close with his kennel mate, Lola. Kova is loving and gentle with our staff but can be unpredictable and wary around strangers. With a proper introduction to someone new, Kova is friendly, playful, and incredibly sweet. He is also very smart and will learn new tricks easily. Kova is looking for an active, loving home that will continue to help build up his confidence. He will flourish with an experienced adopter that will take the time to establish trust with him and empower him to be the best dog that he can be.

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Dog shelters and rescues in Palm Desert, California

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

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LEND A PAW

PInyon PINES, CA 92561

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Living Free Animal Sanctuary

54250 Keen Camp Road, Mountain Center, CA 92561

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Dogue de Boreaux Rescue- Southern California

Palm Desert, CA 92260

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Society's Outkasts Animal Rescue

Palm Desert, CA 92260

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Kal's Corner

74991 Joni Dr. #5, Palm Desert, CA 92260

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Maple Blossoms Pet Rescues & Adoptions

La Quinta, CA 92253

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits

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Pretty Good Cat, ResQ

79375 Hwy 111, La Quinta, CA 92253

Pet Types: cats, dogs, small animals

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Happy Days Animal Haven, Inc.

40-004 Cook Street, Suite 3, Palm Desert, CA 92211

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

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Pugs N Roses - Palm Desert

Palm Desert, CA 92211

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California Paws Rescue

73650 Dinah Shore Dr., Palm Desert, CA 92211

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