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Puppies and dogs in University Place, Washington

Looking for a puppy or dog in University Place, Washington? Adopt a Pet can help you find a new best friend near you.

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Adopt a dog in University Place, Washington

These adorable dogs are available for adoption in University Place, Washington. 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 IVY's adoption status with email updates.
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IVY

American Pit Bull Terrier

Female, 3 yrs 11 mos
Tacoma, WA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Hi, my name is Ivy and I would love to meet you. I have been at the shelter since Jul 03, 2024. Everyone calls me a “Goofball,” I’m not sure what that means but I know it has the word “ball” in it! Bringing a smile to my person’s face is what I do best and I’m ready to make every day as fun as I can. I think I’m the happy, funny pup for you!
We'll also keep you updated on CHEWY's adoption status with email updates.
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CHEWY

German Shepherd Dog Bloodhound

Male, 5 yrs 8 mos
Tacoma, WA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
I have been at the shelter since Jul 02, 2024. I’m ready to run the extra mile for you, literally! I have an always-on-the-go kind of attitude. I absolutely love spending time playing and exploring and making the most out of my day. Need someone to be your running buddy or hiking pal? I’m your pup!
We'll also keep you updated on EINSTEIN's adoption status with email updates.
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EINSTEIN

American Staffordshire Terrier

Male, 3 yrs 5 mos
Tacoma, WA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Hi, my name is Einstein and I would love to meet you. I have been at the shelter since Apr 22, 2024. I’m ready to run the extra mile for you, literally! I have an always-on-the-go kind of attitude. I absolutely love spending time playing and exploring and making the most out of my day. Need someone to be your running buddy or hiking pal? I’m your pup!
We'll also keep you updated on HOBART's adoption status with email updates.
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HOBART

Husky

Male, 5 yrs 5 mos
Tacoma, WA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Hi, my name is Hobart and I would love to meet you. I have been at the shelter since Jul 11, 2023. All my friends say that I`m pretty affectionate and if that means I like getting pets and having my paw held, that`s definitely true! When I`m not being a love-bug, I love going on casual walks where I can sniff the breeze and feel the sun on my fur. I can`t wait to add a lot of cuddle time to your routine!
We'll also keep you updated on RODERICK's adoption status with email updates.
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RODERICK

Rottweiler

Male, 1 yr 9 mos
Tacoma, WA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Hi, my name is Roderick and I would love to meet you. I have been at the shelter since Jun 26, 2024. New people and places can be a little scary sometimes, but when I warm up you’ll see my personality bloom! I know that with you by my side, you’ll see my confidence grow every day. I would love to go through life with you as my person!
We'll also keep you updated on BELLIE's adoption status with email updates.
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BELLIE

American Pit Bull Terrier

Male, 5 yrs
Tacoma, WA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Hi, my name is Bellie and I would love to meet you. I have been at the shelter since Jun 26, 2024. “Play” is my middle name! Fetch, tug-of-war, frisbee – I’ve done my research and I love it all! Playing together and having fun, followed by curling up at your feet or on the couch would be my absolute ideal day.

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Dog shelters and rescues in University Place, Washington

There are animal shelters and rescues that focus specifically on finding great homes for dogs in University Place, Washington. Browse these rescues and shelters below.

Here are a few organizations closest to you:

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Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County

2608 Center Street, Tacoma, WA 98409

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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Lars's Pawsome Rescue

Tacoma, WA 98407

Pet Types: cats, dogs, small animals

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Faith and Hope Foundation - WA Transport Stop

Tacoma, WA 98407

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Beagle Freedom Project - WA

Tacoma, WA 98408

Pet Types: cats, dogs, farm animals, rabbits

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Kindred Souls Foundation

PO Box 88627, Steilacoom, WA 98388

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Wet Noses Foster Paws

411 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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DRAW Dog Rescue Around Washington

drawsdogs@gmail.com, Tacoma, WA 98418

Pet Types: dogs

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Paws 2 Heart Rescue

Tacoma, WA 98419

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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CHEW Dog Rescue

Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Pet Types: dogs

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