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Puppies and dogs in San Diego, California

Looking for a puppy or dog in San Diego, California? Adopt a Pet can help you find a new best friend near you.

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Adopt a dog in San Diego, California

These adorable dogs are available for adoption in San Diego, 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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Merlin

Border Collie

Male, Puppy
Alpine, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Needs experienced adopter,
Story
Merlin is our beautiful family dog, he is full of life and loves the outdoors. He is not aggressive whatsoever, he is obedient, doesn’t bark nor bite. My family and I have thought him to obey commands like sit, paw, come, stay, up and drop it. The reason we are looking to rehome him is because we just recently moved to a smaller apartment and he is currently spending his time in a small yard, he deserves better. We are looking for an owner with a big yard that can give him the attention he deserves and can provide for him a loving home. If you are that person and are interested in Merlin please shoot me a message with a little bit about yourself and why do you think Merlin would be a great fit for you.
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Spencer

Cane Corso

Male, 2 yrs 10 mos
Alpine, CA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, Not good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Spencer is a good boy! He will be 3 years old April 17 , 2024 .Very food motivated. Crate trained. He was the runt in his liter so he's on the smaller side. He loves dog beach. He is very small prey driven. Cats would be something he couldn't be around. He's never actually attacked one but I feel given the opportunity he would. That's why I need to rehome. My living situation has severely changed I had to move back into my parents house and he spends alot of time in his crate . He needs training and time I'm unable to give him at the moment.. He's been around kids. He's just not real familiar with kids. Other dogs he likes. He plays hard and rough, he's very sweet sleeps with me every night.. maybe someone with only one dog.. He's curious but shy .. normally doesn't care for people with hats on. His stranger danger voice comes out..
Special Needs
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Remi

Labrador Retriever

Female, Young
Alpine, CA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Not good with dogs, Needs special attention, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Remi is a super sweet and playful pup. She loves car rides and walks. She would make a very good pet for a single dog family!
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FUDGE

Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

Male, 4 mos
Bonita, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
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S’MORES

Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

Female, 4 mos
Bonita, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
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PUDDIN'

Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

Female, 4 mos
Bonita, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
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Dog shelters and rescues in San Diego, California

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

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Woofs and Wags Dog Rescue

San Diego, CA 92102

Pet Types: dogs

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Second Chance Dog Rescue

2801 "B" Street #55, San Diego, CA 92102

Pet Types: dogs

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The Cantu Foundation

San Diego, CA 92104

Pet Types: dogs

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Save the Dalmatians and Others Canine Rescue, Inc

San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, California, dogs are fostered in So California, Southern CA, CA 92104

Pet Types: dogs

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Rosebud Animal Rescue

San Diego, CA 92104

Pet Types: dogs

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Community Cat Foundation

San Diego, CA 92113

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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SIN FALTA RESCATES ROSARITO

San Diego, CA 92113

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Mutt Scouts - San Diego

1910 State St, San Diego, CA 92101

Pet Types: dogs

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