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Puppies and dogs in Santa Monica, California

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

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Adopt a dog in Santa Monica, California

These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Santa Monica, 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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Jack Black

Labrador Retriever

Male, 11 yrs 5 mos
Marina del Rey, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
I was surrendered to the pound by my family, which was a pretty devastating experience for me. I am very affectionate and attach very quickly to every person I meet. I do get attached so much that I don’t want to share you with somebody else and therefore, I may become protective. So, my foster mum tells me that I need a person who can be my leader, who will show me the way and help me to trust again. I am very smart and eager to learn. I am also great with dogs and I would just love it if I could live with a canine companion and have a yard to romp around in. I really don't need too much; just a new forever home — is yours available? If you are interested in meeting Jack Black, please download the Adoption Questionnaire, fill it out and email it back to us at info@farescue.org or fax (310) 362-0321. You can also meet this and/or other available dogs at our weekend adoptions. [Jack Black weighs 45 lbs.] (1504)
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Goose

German Shepherd Dog

Male, 6 yrs 2 mos
Marina del Rey, CA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Hi, I'm Goose. I had a hard start in life and was very isolated from the world in a yard with my siblings and parents, so I am tentative about new situations. I need a little time to warm up to new people, other pets, anything unfamiliar but I have enjoyed the company of a small dog, a cat, and the neighbor's young children at my previous home. Due to some neglect during puppyhood, I have some deformation on my front leg but I get around just fine, and my vet said not to mess with it because it's functioning and I'm not in pain. As is typical for my breed, I am quite intelligent. I catch on quickly to what you are asking of me and I am eager to please you. I am also very loyal and I will bond very deeply with my forever family. I would like to find a family that will let me live inside with them and give me lots of love and exercise for the rest of my long life. I hope it's not impossible. Will YOU consider me? If you are interested in meeting Goose, please download the Adoption Questionnaire, fill it out and fax it back to us at (310) 362-0321. You can also meet this and/or other available dogs at our weekend adoptions. [Goose is 4 years old and weighs about 80 lbs.] (1808/2206)
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Gunner

Labrador Retriever

Male, 8 yrs 9 mos
Marina del Rey, CA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
I'm a chocolate lab, need I say more? Ok, well, until recently I was living with a nice man and another dog on a horse farm, but he became ill, and now I need a new home. I'm very easy to get along with, either on walks or just being lazy around the house, and I do like water. One night my foster even took me out on the town to a restaurant patio, and I was SO well-behaved and everyone loved me. I can live with another dog but I don’t like sharing my food with anyone, so you would need to feed me separately. I did say I was a lab, so you know my relationship to food, right? Haha! Don't know what else to tell you, I just sort of go with the flow, so maybe I'll go with yours, too? If you are interested in meeting Gunner, please download the Adoption Questionnaire, fill it out and email it back to us at info@farescue.org or fax (310) 362-0321. You can also meet this and/or other available dogs at our weekend adoptions. (2008/2402)
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Dakota

Harrier

Female, 5 yrs 4 mos
Marina del Rey, 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
I'm a very energetic, sweet girl who likes to be the center of attention. I like long walks and belly rubs. I'm a very good fetcher! I do well in doggie parks and on beaches. I loooooove hikes! I was made for those. I'm a very good listener, and very smart! That's what I've been told, anyway. I'm very good with kids and adults, but I don't like sharing my own home with other dogs too much. I like to show them who’s the boss! I would be great placed in a home with a back yard, with older kids and no other dogs. If you are interested in meeting Dakota, please download the Adoption Questionnaire, fill it out and email it back to us at info@farescue.org or fax (310) 362-0321. You can also meet this and/or other available dogs at our weekend adoptions. [Dakota's DOB is 11/24/18 and she weighs 60 lbs.] (2011/2306)
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Charlie

American Staffordshire Terrier

Male, 6 yrs 10 mos
Marina del Rey, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Hello, my name is Charlie and there is some confusion about my history, but a very nice lady saved me from the pound last year, only to get very ill herself, and ask the folks at Forte to find me a new loving home. I can't tell you what my life was like before that, but I'm very friendly with all the people I meet, and I loved having a bath the day Forte got me, so I'm pretty easy to care for. I have lots of energy and love long walks and running. I might have a little Char Pei in me, but who knows; I'm just 100% lover and that's all that matters. If you are interested in meeting Charlie, please download the Adoption Questionnaire, fill it out and email it back to us at info@farescue.org or fax (310) 362-0321. You can also meet this and/or other available dogs at our weekend adoptions. [Charlie is 6 years old as of April 2023and weighs 55-60 lbs.] (2104)
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George

Labrador Retriever Shiba Inu

Male, Young
Marina del Rey, CA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Hi, I'm just plain George. Well not "plain," as you can plainly see. I'm very handsome with my curly tail and streamlined physique. I've been around the block, and now I'm looking for my forever home, a place that I can relax but also be a little protective. I'm great with people and I love going to the dog park, but I can be a little over-excited when I meet dogs on leash, so you need to be pretty strong when you walk me, at least until I learn to calm down (and I'm a fast learner). And did I mention that I'm a perfect gentleman in the house, and I never have accidents? Just don't bring any cats or other small animals around me, and we'll get along great. If you are interested in meeting George, please download the Adoption Questionnaire, fill it out and email it back to us at info@farescue.org or fax (310) 362-0321. You can also meet this and/or other available dogs at our weekend adoptions. [George is about 3 years old and weighs 61 lbs.] (2110)

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Dog shelters and rescues in Santa Monica, California

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

Here are a few organizations closest to you:

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Bff4pets/maryslittlelambs

Los Angeles, CA 90405

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Free Love Animal Rescue

Santa Monica, CA 90405

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Take Me Home Rescue

2633 Lincoln Blvd #207, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Pet Types: dogs

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The Pitty Committee - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA 90405

Pet Types: dogs

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k9 connection

1453 16th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Pet Types: dogs

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Love Leo Rescue

santa monica, CA 90404

Pet Types: dogs

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Nana's Haven - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA 90291

Pet Types: dogs

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creatureKIND

Los Angeles, CA 90291

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Philozoia Animal Rescue

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Pet Types: dogs

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