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Puppies and dogs in Santa Maria, California

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Santa Maria, 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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Wolfie

German Shepherd Dog Husky

Male, Young
Nipomo, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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This adorable German Shepherd/Huskie mix is a 2 year old male. He's great with kids and other dogs, but likes to harass cats, which is why I have to give him up. He's full of energy and very affectionate. Loves to run and play. Very intelligent and easy to train. Free to a good home! Text (xxx) xxx-xxxx .
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Cash

Catahoula Leopard Dog

Male, Senior
Nipomo, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs special attention, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
I have a 12-year-old well-behaved and trained Cathouhla Leopard dog named Cash. I have had him since he was a puppy. I am sad to rehome him and know it will be the best for him since I am moving to an apartment that does not accept pets. He is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and in good health. He is house-trained and good with cats, other dogs, and kids. He currently lives in a home with indoor and outdoor cats. He is slowing down a little with age but is still in great shape. Please let me know if you would like to meet Cash or learn more about him.
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Felix

American Bulldog

Male, Young
Guadalupe, CA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
This is Felix he is about 2 years old . He is very good with other pets and children . I have a cat. My children are 1 and 5 years old . He is the sweetest dog who just wants to cuddle . He is potty trained , does not really bark when outside. Very quite . His original owner left him with me and never returned so I adopted him . I have no time and I am hardly home so he has been staying in the backyard most of the days/nights alone . He deserves a better home who has more time for him . He isn’t fixed but I’m willing to take him to be fixed if you would like before rehoming . He really is the sweetest and I hope to find his forever home he deserves.
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Aggie

Australian Shepherd

Female, Adult
Arroyo Grande, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Aggie is 6 years old and has lived on property her whole life. We unfortunately don’t live on property anymore which she enjoyed most. We are looking for her to go to a good home with room to run or to a home where someone can give her the outside play she loves.
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Mocha

German Shorthaired Pointer

Female, Adult
Oceano, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 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
Mocha is 5 years old. We purchased her from a breeder when she was a pup. She is a very loving dog and always wants to be around her people. She loves to cuddle and sleep with you. She is a hyperactive dog and needs daily exercise or a large yard to run. She loves cats and wants to lick them and cuddle with them (if they let her). She is great with kids. She is a protective dog and a great guard dog. She loves car rides and won't ever turn down a pup cup from Starbucks. With great hesitation and heartbreak, I am looking to re-home her because my schedule has changed and I unfortunately cannot exercise her like I used to. She needs a lot of activity as this breed does, otherwise she gets restless and gets into things. She would do best in a home where her owners are home a lot or on a farm type setting where she can get a lot of activity. Ideally, an owner who is familiar with German Short Haired Pointers, because they are a unique breed.
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Baby

Husky American Pit Bull Terrier

Female, Young
Oceano, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
I saved Baby from a parking lot in Bakersfield, California approximately 1 1/2 years ago. She was abandoned and was only a few weeks old. I've had her since then. Unfortunately, we have had to do a lot of relocating and due to current circumstances, I am not able to keep her. She is a great dog! Listens very well, so loving and just wants to love her owner unconditionally! My situation has caused her to be unsure of her purpose and it's just not fair for me to keep her when I am not able to provide her a stable home that she deserves. She is house trained, rarely barks, loves riding in the car, doesn't complain much at all. All around She is a perfect dog I love her so much it devastating that I'm not able to keep her.

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Dog shelters and rescues in Santa Maria, California

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

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Santa Barbara Humane, Santa Maria Campus

1687 W. Stowell Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93458

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Santa Barbara County Animal Services - Santa Maria

548 W. Foster Road, Santa Maria, CA 93455

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

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Saving Shibas

PO Box 2766, Orcutt, CA 93455

Pet Types: dogs

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Central Coast Pug Rescue

P.O. Box 2902, 1488 Manhattan Avenue, Pismo Beach, CA 93448

Pet Types: dogs

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Lucky Paw All Animal Rescue

Lompoc, CA 93436

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

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Shadow's Fund

PO Box 1472, Lompoc, CA 93436

Pet Types: dogs, horses

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Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society & Dog Adoption & Welfare Group

111 Commerce Drive, P.O. Box 335, Buellton, CA 93427

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Woods Humane Society

875 Oklahoma Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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San Luis Obispo County Animal Services Division

885 Oklahoma Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

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

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