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

Brynn and Nickola

 Spayed Females
10 months
Domestic Shorthair

Read more about them!
I’ve been fostering Brynn and Nickola. They are now about 10 months old. They are both very self-directed when it comes to finding objects and things to bat around.

Brynn who has the black lined eyes, she drools and grinds her teeth when her head is rubbed. She loves it so much!

Nickola is very attentive to my feelings, and will melt in my lap!

I’m looking for someone who is savvy, and can give them a safe space to climb and play, as they are both very active cats! Someone who can make sure they won’t get run over by a car, and knows to keep them indoors if they live to close to a roadway.

I feed them the highest quality dry food, Orijens, and give them pieces of meat, as well as filtered water. I hope you are this special individual that can give these two special kitties a forever home!

If interested, contact: Inara

Phone: 831-334-6065




 Neutered Male
4 years

Read more about Bacon!
My husband rescued Bacon from Syria four years ago, while on deployment, when he was just a tiny puppy. He is such a sweet and loving boy who is potty trained and very obedient. He would do best in a home without kids and where he is the only dog.

If interested, contact: Lauren

Phone: 703-987-5569




 Neutered Male
15 years

Read more about Charlie!
Charlie is a very protective and loving dog once he gets to know you. He is low maintenance and is potty trained. He has trouble going up and down stairs so a single level home is ideal. Please call or text me if interested.

If interested, contact: Hepzibah

Phone: 714-329-0725




 Spayed Female
4 years
Husky/Stafforshire Terrier

Read more about Athena!
Athena is a very loving and smart dog. She has been with us for over a year now. We chose to take her in after a relative left her behind and moved out of the country.We are a family of 5, including 3 young children (ages 2 to 10).

Athena is wonderful around our family, and very loyal to us. Being a large dog and not used to life in the city (she was originally from Santa Cruz, and we live in San Francisco), we worked with a certified dog trainer to encourage good behavior and improve her leash walks. She responds well to treats and is happy to learn new skills (up / off, sit, down, turn, pull over, go to bed…).

Athena has lots of energy. She’s healthy and strong. She loves to run and wrestle with other dogs. She’s protective around our home and our family: she will bark at strangers.

We love Athena to pieces. It breaks our heart that we can’t keep her, but with 3 little kids we just can’t keep up with her needs. Our only hope is that we find a loving home for her. Ideally, someone with plenty of space, physical strength, and time to give her love and attention.

If interested, contact: Amy

Phone: 415-314-6680




 Neutered Male
7 years

Read more about Jermaine!
Are you looking for a sweet rescue dog with a face only a dog mom/dad could love? We might have the one for you.

I adopted him from a rescue. He had been abused. I had to move back to Santa Cruz from Arizona due to some health reasons. The people they are living with now want him gone because he is howling at times when he is left alone, something he never did previously. It may be because he is still adjusting and has been through a lot. I can’t afford to find another place to live right now. Rent is just too expensive.

If you know of someone that is a good pet owner and looking for a smaller dog, he’s such a good boy.

He’s normally house broken just needs to be actually taken out if it’s raining because he’s scared of the rain. He’s crate trained, and actually likes hanging out in his crate for alone time.

He loves other dogs and knows boundaries with them. He’s been to doggy daycare a million times so that’s always an option for him.

He knows sit, lay down, spin and go to bed. He’s very trainable and treat driven. He listens to his person.

I just updated all of his vaccines on the December 26. He’s up to date on his Bordetella, Parvo, Distemper and Rabies. He is about 25 lbs. He has crates and toys and his bowls and his leash and harness and jackets. All would go with him.

The only issue is that he needs time and love and patience because he gets so scared. But once he opens up he is the biggest love bug and goofball and just so happy.

He doesn’t require a lot of walking or exercise but he does enjoy the occasional trip to the beach or park. And he has really good recall once he trusts his person.

If interested, contact: Ireland

Phone: 831-331-9742




 Spayed Female
12 years
Domestic Mediumhair

Read more about Chase!
Chase is a beautiful, loving cat. She prefers being mainly outdoors if the weather is good but is more of a homebody in the winter. She’s better without other cats or dogs around but good with other pets.

If interested, contact: Malia

Phone: 831-566-9196



Bernie & Toulouse

 Neutered Males
7 years
Domestic Shorthair

Read more about them!
We adopted these brothers in 2017 before we had kids. We now have our hands full with a toddler and a newborn, and sadly are unable to give them the attention they deserve. They are neutered, housetrained, and indoors only. They are low maintenance in that they keep each other warm and entertained during the day.

Bernie (grey and white) has a grey heart-shaped nose, is very friendly and loves to cuddle, and will even give you little head-butts and kisses. Toulouse (black and white) is a little more skittish but with his owners, he will curl up with you (even under the covers if you let him) with a deep purr and let you pet his soft belly.

We want to find a home that will take them together, and we have all the supplies you need (two litter boxes, cat carriers, food bowl, toys, scratch posts, kitty bed, nail clippers, etc)

If interested, contact: Denise

Phone: 657-237-9007




 Neutered Male
4 years
Husky Mix

Read more about Ike!
Ike is a very active, curious, affectionate, smart, and handsome large dog. He would make a great hiking companion or a wonderful addition to an active family.

Ike sits, comes and sticks with you on hikes off leash (although not recommended) and wants to please. He is an amazing athlete and really fun — he just loves walks and horsing around.

Ike is in excellent health, is neutered and up to date on shots. He needs daily exercise walking, running or play. And while he’s a great watchdog, he does not bark too much, just when necessary. He could use some training not to jump up when meeting new people. 

Ike does love other dogs but comes on a little strong and needs an experienced dog owner to help with introductions.

If interested, contact: Tracy

Phone: 831-600-5201




 Spayed Female
7 months

Read more about Piangua!
Piangua is sweet, playful, good with children, and good with other dogs. She is also potty trained.

If interested, contact: Lucia

Phone: 831-346-9878




 Neutered Male
7 years
Australian Shepherd/Cattle Dog

Read more about Zen!
Zen is a super sweet, mild, and gentle girl. She is quite the princess. She has skin allergies and I am suspect that it’s environmental. We live on a ranch in the Central Valley full of dry dust, weeds, and wild grasses. I feel that she’s needs a less allergenic environment. To keep her healthy and happy here, it would mean steroids and blood work constantly. Not only is this a financial arraign but also, steroid therapy is not a solution but a bandaid with physical consequences.

If interested, contact: Diane

Phone: 559-593-5610



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