Community Pet Listings
Some pet owners need to re-home an animal and prefer not to surrender it to a shelter. We help by including their animals here on our Community Pet Listings page. Each post is live on our site for up to 30 days, and is written by the pet’s owner. If you have questions or would like to adopt an animal on the list, simply contact the owner directly by phone or email.
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If you need to rehome a pet and you’d like to list it on our site, please visit the Rehome Your Pet section of our website and find the Post in Community Pet Listings tab for instructions. We accept listings for almost any species of animal. All dogs and cats listed must be spayed or neutered.
Community Pet Listings
Read more about Ruby!
If interested, contact: Margo
Read more about Larry!
Larry is a lover, he loves people. He is great on walks and a pleasure to have if you’re looking for a companion that wants to be by you all day.
He needs a yard. In his previous home, Larry spent most of his time lounging in the shade. He prefers going potty in the yard as opposed to on walks but he is working on that!
Larry also struggles with having other dogs in the home as he is very protective of his owner. He needs to be in a home with no other dogs. He is great with dogs on walks who are leashed.
He is up to date on all shots, heartworms, etc. He is in great shape! Since fostering him, he is walking double the amount he did when I first got him. He LOVES his walks and gets excited for his leash.
I adopted Larry because there was limited space at the shelter and figured I could help with his expenses etc. Unfortunately, I live in an apartment and he does not get along with my border collie 🙁
If interested, contact: Kerrianne
Read more about Hippy!
If interested, contact: Sandy
Read more about Sonny!
Sonny has never lived with dogs, but might be ok with a puppy who grows up with him. He has no history of aggressive tendencies, is litter-trained but almost almost always goes outside. He is an indoor/outdoor cat and would like to stay that way.
He has an average energy level. He’s not a lap cat, but LOVES petting, interacting & playing – is very responsive & engaging – and can like being held as well. I hold him quite comfortably on my shoulder. He loves bumping you with his head to show affection – it’s pretty cute. He has a HUGE repoitoire of meows – some sweet, some melodic, some purr/meows & some sad sounding
He is being rehomed because my mother is moving into a retirement facility and cannot have a cat with her there.
If interested, contact: Annette
Read more about Bodhi!
He wants to please and LOVES being trained. He adores children, but due to his activity level and size small children may get knocked around a bit.
Bodhi is a “velcro” dog and needs to be with his family, so that means being with you a lot.
– eager to please
– willingness to be trained
– strong personality (alpha)
– very attractive dog
– great with kids (super sweet)
– ZERO food aggression
– does not climb on furniture or beds
– does not steal food from tables or hands
– house trained
– no need for a crate, he sleeps at foot of bed all night
– is trained for all basics (sit, fetch, heel, stay, down, out, off, etc.)
– We even have him trained to not go up to our 2nd story where the cat lives when we are not at home
– when he gets rolling (running around neighborhood) he is hard to stop (unless I am there)
– he has “charged” a neighbor and mouthed one (scratch and torn pants). This is due to lack of activity.
– he can be aggressive towards other animals at times (mostly the herding instinct that other animals don’t care for)
– this breed sheds quite a bit
Reason I am re-homing is that I can no longer dedicate the time required to make Bodhi the best he can be.
Inquiring families/individuals need to be currently VERY active so they can easily incorporate this Aussie into their ‘pack’.
If interested, contact: Nick
American Pit Bull Terrier
Read more about Lola!
If interested, contact: Jennifer
Read more about Rosy!
If interested, contact: Jennifer
Great Pyrenees/Border Collie
Read more about Rosie!
If interested, contact: Claudia
Read more about Turbo!
Turbo is full-time, disco ’til dawn type fun. His ideal home will include active, good-natured humans and another very playful dog.
See more pics and his complete bio here: https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/animal-profile/?id=48039&_ga=2.267847886.1500658783.1624936135-617614728.1595211725
Turbo is adoptable through Oakland Animal Services but is being fostered in Santa Cruz. Contact his foster mom with any questions!
If interested, contact: Jenny
Read more about Buddy!
He loves to cuddle, to sleep, and play fetch (for about 15 minutes until he gets tired, haha). He’s happiest just being near his people and getting pets and love. He’s a huge fan of belly rubs, peanut butter, chicken nuggets, and he loves his bed and his perfectly-Buddy-sized green armchair where he sleeps every night, and most of the day. He has the cutest wrinkles and the most potent puppy eyes!
He’s generally a wonderful dog! He does have some anxiety issues, for which he takes daily medication that helps keep it at bay, but needs patience and support during times of stress or if his routine changes. He was found as a skinny, scared stray when he was about a year old, before I adopted him, but he’s come leaps and bounds from that lonely puppy he used to be. He’s completely house-trained and he’s crate-trained for when we leave the house. He’s great on leash and loves car rides. He’s generally in great health, besides some minor skin issues that don’t seem to bother him too much, and a broken tooth that was already there when I adopted him. It doesn’t cause any issues and his vet says it’s stable and doesn’t need to be removed at this time.
Buddy would do best in a home with either a single person or a couple, preferably no other dogs and absolutely no cats, no babies or small kids (Buddy is big and doesn’t know it, and while he’s never been aggressive, when he gets anxious he likes to run around and jump up on his people, and he may accidentally hurt a baby or small kids). He’d do well in a home where he’s allowed on the couch and in bed with you- he LOVES to cuddle and is happiest being right next to his people. We can’t do that anymore because of my partner’s health issues, and I know he would be much happier if he were able to. He’s used to apartment living, but I know he would love to be able to have a yard to wander and sniff around in as well. Having that space outside may even help with his anxiety, because he would have more space to move around.
Buddy is a sweet boy and we love him very much, but we can tell he isn’t his happiest here with us. We can’t change our work schedules, living situation, or health issues, so it’s time to find Buddy a home where he will be well-loved and given all the things he needs and deserves. Please reach out if you have any questions or you’re interested in meeting Buddy.
If interested, contact: Nicole
Read more about Peaches!
Peaches has a sweet personality and is a 70 lb lap dog who adores children. She loves the dog beach and needs lots of attention and energy draining every day. She is very cuddly and gets along with other dogs. She’s never bitten a person or animal, but has typical prey drive behaviors of her breed. She is very strong but comes with lifetime dog training with a reputable local trainer. She also has food allergies and does best on the Costco salmon and sweet potato dry kibble.
If interested, contact: Jessica
Read more about Dante!
He’s funny and in wonderful health but I need to find him a good home because he deserves it. He is vaccinated and microchipped.
If interested, contact: Drew
Over 1 year
Read more about them!
*URGENT* My aunt has a flock of 6 laying hens she is looking to rehome. Half of the chickens are black and the other half are brown, sadly the brown ones have pecked the black ones so they are balding and one of them has an injured foot.
I would take them in myself but we have a flock of our own and don’t have enough space. She is located out of Santa Cruz county but I’d be willing to bring them to SC county myself. Looking for a kind home where they will be pets.
If interested, contact: Suzy
Read more about Stanly!
I am an ESL teacher in Vietnam who has to move due to visa issues. I have been here for 3 years. I will be coming back to the US and than to Europe. I need to re home my dog as I can not give this angel the life he deserves. He loves kisses, cuddles, he knows all the tricks, he’s shy, never aggressive, barks when people knock or if he doesn’t know you then he warms up quickly and follows you everywhere. He is a sweetheart. Prefers a yard. Is up to date on vaccines. I’ll be paying $1,000 to get him to America and I am hoping to find him a forever home one he is here. Please help this gem.
If interested, contact: Gabrielle
Read more about Ellie!
We are needing to rehome our sweet kitty as our home situation has changed. Ellie is an indoor only cat and should remain indoor in her new home. We do let her outside during the day in our fenced yard as she loves to roll around in the sun but she tends to stay very close to the house and sleeps inside at night.
Ellie is used to living in a home with a dog so she would do fine in a home with a dog that is socialized with cats. She also likes kids and is often babysat by our 8 year old neighbor.
She is a very social and loving cat that likes to hang out with you on the couch or follow you around the house. She is litter box trained, never aggressive and lets me bathe and trim her nails. Ellie is spayed, up to date on vaccinations and has recently had her wellness check with the vet.
Looking for a loving home for Ellie where she can get lots of love and attention. Please contact me if you would like to meet her.
If interested, contact: Carly
Francois Fish-Sticks & Mohawk Mo
Read more about them!
These two lively goldfish need a new home! These are very hardy fish and have moved with me multiple times. Unfortunately, they have gotten too big to continue with my more mobile lifestyle.
These are beautiful fish with a lot of character and could make a great addition to someone’s pond or home. I would prefer for them to be rehomed to someone who knows about Goldfish or wants to learn about taking care of Goldfish.
I’ve had them since they were tiny and I will be sad to see them go but I know that someone else will enjoy their company as well!
If interested, contact: Cyreine
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