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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in San Carlos, 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 Totò's adoption status with email updates.
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Totò

American Pit Bull Terrier Boxer

Male, Adult
Belmont, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, House-trained, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
We found Toto at the street. We rescue him and love him so much but we most recently moved from a house to an apartment and the space he had to play and run is now small. He is very playful, has energy and likes to take walks which we don’t have much time to do it now. He is one year and a half old. If you feel he is a good fit for you and your family, please get in contact. We want him to go to a family where he can be loved and cared!
We'll also keep you updated on Lia's adoption status with email updates.
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Lia

American Pit Bull Terrier

Female, 2 yrs 6 mos
Half Moon Bay, CA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Not good with dogs, Not good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Meet Lia, Instagram Diva in the Making... This stunning girl, approximately 2 years old, is a spayed 60 lb pittie/pointy eared blend. Lia is fully vaccinated, microchipped, and boasts a striking creamy-brindly coat, golden eyes and a radiant smile that is contagious! While Lia excelled with dogs in playgroups at the San José shelter, she's decided that "in the real world" she likes her kind from a distance, but not so much on leash close up, or in the home. PACC has learned that her easy-going and flexible nature is more reserved for her human friends. That said, Lia walks nicely on leash and generally cannot be bothered by passing dogs, big or small. Between us, she's got kind of a *diva* streak going on and is hoping her new human(s) will spend time helping to grow her Instagram following. It's not unreasonable given she pretty much cannot take a bad pic! Lia is a lover of strangers, and despite being an excellent deterrent at the door, truth be told, she's probably not going to protect your things, cause she can be instantly bought with treats and affection. She shows her love through enthusiastic tail whaps and one of the most wiggly butts we've come across. If you welcome her into your family, get ready for some tail-induced excitement and hold on to your drinks! PACC seeks an active household that appreciates large, strong, and lively dogs, particularly those who cherish company on the couch. If you prefer a dog-free furniture policy, Lia might not be the perfect fit, as she thrives when the entire family is on the couch, with her in the middle (where else would a diva sit?!) Kids in the home should be 10+ because little humans take a lot of time, dogs take time, and most families don't have time for both. Cats are not recommended. If Lia sounds like a good fit with your instagram ambitions, COPY AND PASTE THE LINK TO OUR APPLICATION BELOW INTO YOUR BROWSER - Adoptapet does not support live links: https://forms.gle/EFEHcajugPWz2wJdA
We'll also keep you updated on Hugo's adoption status with email updates.
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Hugo

Rottweiler

Male, 2 yrs 5 mos
Half Moon Bay, CA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
We are thrilled to introduce Hugo - a true Ambassador of this phenomenal breed. A 100 lb, roughly 2 yr old, über friendly, neutered, "handsome boy", Hugo is healthy, up to date on vax, and microchipped. He is loving, loyal and super derpy. However, don’t confuse his derp for dumb, this guy is incredibly intelligent and a very affectionate boy who loves physical touch. He melts into your lap with head massages and ear rubs. Hugo is also a professional enchanter that can enchant any human into rubbing his belly for hours. He enjoys walks and is excellent on leash, loves chasing balls, chewing on big dawg chew toys and giving great big bear hugs. He knows sit, wait, paw, and has been working on “leave it”. Hugo is a pleaser, listens well and whoever had him before he came to us clearly loved and took excellent care of him. We are told his human(s) lived in an RV and likely could no longer care for him in the exorbitantly priced Bay Area. He is an exceptional power eater that could blow up Joey Chestnut’s Major League Eating titles on a bad day! He likes him some food! PACC is looking for a moderately active family to keep Hugo in the fine shape he is currently in - and a family who likes their dogs "BIG"! Hugo needs his walks and romps but he's no marathoner. He's not even a 10K'r - more like a 3/4 mile to miler. Hugo is wayyy too interested in cats hence there should be no felines in the home and any little humans dwelling in or visiting the home should be in their teens both because little ones take time, dogs take time and few families have time for both AND this guy is big & rough & tumbly (in a cute goofy knock you over kinda way). Hugo is being fostered here in Half Moon Bay and made himself at home right quick! If Hugo sounds like a good fit (moderately active household, other medium to large dogs ok and PACC will help make sure its a good fit; no cats; teens and above only; and the time and big hearts needed to care for this one of a kind goofball) complete the adoption application below and we will be in touch! NOTE: While PACC works hard not to discriminate on potential adopter living situations, we are also faced with the reality that breed discrimination is alive and well in the Bay Area, particularly for Rottweilers. As such, preference will be given to home owning adopters, as landlords are notorious for changing the rules, and moving around with a rottie, no matter how friendly they are, is EXTREMELY DIFFICULT. Apologies in advance for this unfortunate reality. COPY AND PASTE THE LINK BELOW IN YOUR BROWSER, Adopt-a-Pet does not support live links! https://forms.gle/GwmjBVnbbtEmK7tk8
We'll also keep you updated on Andy 2's adoption status with email updates.
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Andy 2

Chinese Crested Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

Male, Adult
Half Moon Bay, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Andy was turned into the Maderia Animal Shelter as 2 1/2 month old stray puppy. He was adopted and stayed with his adopter until the adopter passed away. Then he lived with his adopter's Mom until she also passed away. The adopter's sister kept Andy but Andy and the resident cats were not happy together, so the decision was made to help Andy find a family that was made for him. He is a sweetheart who gets along with other dogs and cats. He is current with his vaccinations.He loves to go for walks and to ride in the car.  He is house trained and crate trained for night time. What Andy wants most is to be with his special people where he can sit in their laps and be cuddled and loved. Is that your family? Please note: Andy 2 does well with cats or dogsAndy 2 is shy and needs a quiet home.Needs a securely fenced yardMore information & application [ts=1718463722&src=aap]
We'll also keep you updated on Ringo's adoption status with email updates.
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Ringo

German Shepherd Dog Australian Shepherd

Male, 2 yrs 3 mos
Half Moon Bay, CA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Adoptable Dog Ringo: Mostly Dog with a Splash of Polar Bear Meet Ringo! Found running skinny, scared and stray by a good samaritan, Ringo was taken to PHS in hopes our local humane society would help find him the family whose home he is going to brighten immensely. Unfortunately the only service PHS was willing to provide was euthanasia, so PACC stepped in. While PHS was "unable to introduce Ringo to even one dog due to aggression and resource guarding", neither of which he has, Ringo was running with PACC's pack the moment he met them. This guy is super pro-social and LOVES his dog buddies. We are looking for a home with other medium to large dogs for Ringo to romp with. If you have a high energy pup you'd like to run the battery down on, Ringo would be an excellent pick. He just can't say no to playing and he's got the genes and stamina to keep on playing, for as long as needed. Our boy's stats: ~2 yrs old, large, 85 lb, neutered male, up to date on vax and microchipped. As far as his lineage goes - go ahead and make yourself a cup of coffee/tea cause his DNA results take some time to plow through...here we go: 45% German Shepherd Dog, 17% Siberian Husky, 7% Chow Chow, 3% Australian Shepherd, 2% Australian Cattle Dog, 2% White Swiss Shepherd, 5% American Pit Bull Terrier, 4% Samoyed, 3% Akita...wait, we're not done yet... 3% Doberman Pinscher, 2% Rottweiler, 2% American Staffordshire Terrier...we definitely got our money's worth on this guy's DNA test...3% Labrador Retriever and 2% Catahoula Leopard Dog. Whew!! If you read all that you get your personal equivalent of a gold star. Ringo is big, super sweet, as affectionate as they come and goofy as all get out. Plus he's just a pleasure to look at. He does have what we call separation anxiety - so all you introverted home bodies who feel guilty for not being more social and outgoing - this guy prefers your type. No more social stigma for wanting to stay at home, Ringo will stay with you! That said, when in the company of another dog(s), and you leave him, he lets out a coupla of weird "I'm gonna die" sounds and then just resigns himself to awaiting your return. He is easy peasy to walk on leash - no rotator cuff injuries with this guy - he's a little nervous out and about, likes to stick close by and the upside of that is that he does not pull. Ringo's signature move is sometimes, but not always, stirring his water with his paws before he drinks. Maybe the good stuff is at the bottom? PACC is looking for a moderately active, homebody type family where Ringo will not be left for long hours alone and a solidly (high) fenced yard for him to play and do his business in. The more medium to large dogs the merrier, as he does like his frens. Children in the home should be 10+ because little humans take time, dogs take time and few families have time for both. Ringo has not been around cats so we prefer a home without our feline friends to avoid wasting everyone's time should he be too interested in them, and lastly a family that would like to turn up the joy factor in the home and the beauty aesthetic by having this lovely creature roaming the house. If Ringo sounds like a good fit with your situation, COPY AND PASTE THE APPLICATION LINK BELOW INTO YOUR BROWSER and we will be in touch once received! https://forms.gle/fEjKqre4rGP6bZCd8
We'll also keep you updated on Charlie (two)'s adoption status with email updates.
Special Needs
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Charlie (two)

Poodle (Toy or Tea Cup)

Male, Adult
Half Moon Bay, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Needs special attention, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Charlie was picked up near the beginning of January and was taken to the San Martin Shelter. He was a stray who was pretty matted and dirty so the shelter shaved him down. Charlie waited for someone to come and find him but no one came. He was adopted but was returned the next day. Another couple came and took Charlie to foster. They discovered something very important about Charlie. Charlie is deaf!!! Charlie didn't know any deaf dog signs to be able to communicate with humans and he had no way of telling humans that! The couple who fostered him felt that they were not experienced with teaching him so they called CIW. We have worked with another deaf little poodle and felt we could help Charlie. He has already learned some command signs and is learning others. He is a very smart little boy who just wants to please and to be loved. He is a healthy little who is current on his vaccinations, is neutered, and  is microchipped with lots of puppy energy. Charlie needs a family who want to spend lots of time with this little guy and give him time to learn how to communicate. Is that your family?. Please note: Charlie (two) is a Special Needs dog.Charlie (two) should got to a home with an existing dogCharlie (two) has some separation anxietyNeeds a securely fenced yardMore information & application [ts=1718463722&src=aap]

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Redwood Coast Cattledog Rescue

Redwood City, CA 94002

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Afghan Hound Rescue of California

P.O. Box 3508, Redwood CIty, CA 94064

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NorCal Collie Rescue

All Northern California, Redwood City, CA 94065

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Northern California Bulldog Rescue

na, Woodside, CA 94062

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Coastal Mutts

Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

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Companions In Waiting

PO Box 212, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

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Partners in Animal Care & Compassion

PO Box, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

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Superhero Team Animal Rescue

Redwood City, CA 94063

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Pets In Need - Redwood City Chapter

871 5th Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94063

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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