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 to post to our Community Pet Listings. We accept listings for almost any species of animal. All dogs and cats listed must be spayed or neutered.

Community Pet Listings

Oatis

Neutered Male
3 years
Mix

Read more about Oatis!

Oatis is a very sweet dog! He is happy, playful, and very loving. His favorite things are going on walks, playing with other dogs (He loves the “dog beach” in Santa Cruz), and playing fetch.

He is a large dog (about 100 lbs), so he would benefit from having a larger space and/or a fenced yard. He really loves playing with other dogs, so would certainly love a home with another dog or the opportunity to play with other dogs (dog park, etc.).

We have come to the difficult decision to re-home him because of his size; we have two young children (ages 1 and 2.5) and due to his size he can accidentally bump them which can knock them over; he would never intentionally harm them, it is simply a matter of size (he tries to be gentle with them; our 1 year old climbs on him constantly). He is so sweet with our kids, and generally is great with people, kids, and other dogs.

I would not recommend that he join a house with a cat (he views cats as something to chase). We hope to find him a home where he is loved as much as we love him, he is a very special boy!

If interested, contact: Elisabeth

Phone: 650-454-6060″

Email: elisabeth.m.powell@gmail.com

5/14/2024

Tanya

Spayed Female
2 years
Husky/Catahoula

Read more about Tanya!

Very trainable and sweet, high energy but tires easily. Mouthy and used to jumping up on people; she has started training and has begun learning to sit calmly when excited. Would be best in a home with adults or older children. Great companion dog – does great in the car and is eager to please. Has been living with cats for 6 months and is training but still curious and mouthy with them. About 50 lbs.

If interested, contact: Celine

Phone: 831-537-8322

Email: celine.j.cohen@gmail.com

5/14/2024

Sursha

Spayed Female
3 years
Domestic Mediumhair

Read more about Sursha!

She’s a sweetheart, loves to play with any string toy or ball.

If interested, contact: Austin

Phone: 831-207-0577

Email: austinperez325@gmail.com

5/14/2024

Daisy & Fred

Spayed Female and Neutered Male
2.5 years
German Shepherd

Read more about them!

Introducing the dynamic duo, Daisy and Fred! They like long walks, slobbery fetch, and cozy nights in front of the fireplace talking about their feelings. They also don’t have to talk and will instead chill and watch Netflix if that’s your vibe.

Daisy, is a German Shepherd with a lapdog complex, and Fred, is her twin brother and forever sidekick who can’t resist joining the cuddle party. This pair believes that the best spot in the house is, invariably, your lap.

Daisy loves to sprawl across any available space, convinced she’s as petite as a chihuahua, while Fred, her equally affectionate brother, thinks the best seat in the house is wherever Daisy is sitting.

Are you prepared for double the fun and double the love? Daisy and Fred are ready to fill your home with joy and dog hair!

*They can be adopted together or separately.

If interested, contact: Janelle

Phone: 860-323-3717

Email: janulian@aol.com

5/14/2024

Miso

Neutered Male
2 years
Domestic Shorthair

Read more about Miso!

More info to come! Beautiful kitty we rescued for a client. We’re now looking for an indoor home for him! Very playful kitty and might do well in a harness if you’re into exploring that option.
Keep checking back for his updated information!

If interested, contact: Animal Hospital of Soquel

Phone: 831-475-8042

Email: info@soquelvet.com

5/14/2024

Ace

Neutered Male
4 years
Border Collie/Terrier Mix

Read more about Ace!

Our Baby Ace is a quiet dog who loves to love and be loved back.

He listens well and likes to go on walks.

He will rest with you all day long but ready to be as active as you will let him.

Ace is great at alerting you if someone is coming but will not bite.

He is great with other animals though needs a few minutes to sniff and get to know what he is up against.

If interested, contact: Monica

Phone: 831-655-6691

Email: NUSSA415@YAHOO.COM

5/6/2024

Rooney

Neutered Male
4 years
German Shep/Cattle Dog

Read more about Rooney!

Please meet Rooney! We rescued him from a shelter when he was just a small puppy and fell in love. We put him through lots of puppy training and now he’s a sweet young boy, at about 4 years old who has great listening skills.

He’s never had an accident in the house and he loves to show off his tricks. He is so cuddly and sweet. He loooves to play fetch, going for walks (he tugs on leash, off leash he stays by your side), playing at the beach and showing you his toys. He grew up with another dog and with my daughter (9 years old now) and he’s been so great with them. He hasn’t been around any cats, but I’m sure he’d be fine.

This pup is ready to alert you if he hears someone walking their dog down the street, so his new home should not be located on a super busy street. We will screen candidates to ensure a good fit for this wonderful boy!

If interested, contact: Virginia

Phone: 858-228-7368

Email: ginikmurphy@gmail.com

5/6/2024

Cinnamon

Neutered Male
6 years
Domestic Shorthair

Read more about Cinnamon!

I need to move out of town for 6- 7 weeks to help care for my mother who is ill, and I am unable find a rental in her city that will accept cats. I am looking for someone to foster this shy, affectionate, playful cat for that amount of time. He would be delivered with all his food, toys, a new litter box and litter, etc. I am happy to recompense you monetarily as well. PLEASE HELP! He is a sweet, sweet boy who just needs a temporary home while his mama takes care of some things. He is in-door only.

If interested, contact: Jessica

Phone: 831-428-9024

Email: jm040269@gmail.com

5/6/2024

Luna

Spayed Female
12 years
Chihuahua

Read more about Luna!

Luna is a quiet, calm dog. She is trained to use the dog door and goes out often during the day and at least once at night. She rarely barks. She is great with kids, cats and other dogs. She sleeps in her bed and enjoys walking. She occasionally dribbles as is common for an older dogs. She has fibrous growths on her belly but nothing to worry about per the vet. No health issues. All her vaccinations are up to date.

If interested, contact: Melissa

Phone: 831-251-2315

5/6/2024

Willow

Male
2-3 years
Ball Python

Read more about Willow!

Willow is a shy guy and an extremely picky eater. He needs a home with someone experienced with ball pythons or picky eaters. He is about 4 ft long, but only weighs about 900 grams.

If interested, contact: Sarah

Phone: 304-218-1983

Email: saltmeyer00@gmail.com

5/6/2024

Luna

Spayed Female
7 years
Husky Mix

Read more about Luna!

We adopted Luna from a high kill shelter in October 2023 when she was about to be euthanized for space, and she has blossomed from being a scared, emaciated, and shut down dog when we first got her to being the playful, goofy, sassy pup she is today. Decompressing from the shelter can take a long time, and she will likely continue to mellow out more over time if she’s in a home where she feels safe and not stressed out. She is a great dog and an excellent companion, and we think she will really thrive in the right home!

Good with kids? Unknown, but probably best suited for older kids

Good with dogs? Some dogs; she would probably do fine with a young and/or submissive dog. She has an intense playstyle which can be easily mistaken for aggression, so she can get along with dogs who won’t be scared by that and won’t escalate into aggression. She gets along great with one of our dogs (submissive female pit bull mix), not so much with the other (another female husky).

Good with cats: Very unlikely

Aggressive tendencies: Not aggressive, but likes to wrestle and can be vocal during play, and her manners can lead to conflict with other dogs. When she first met each of our other two dogs, even after taking them on a walk together to the point of no apparent reactivity, as soon as we let them sniff each other she snarled and jumped up on them and put her teeth on the back of their neck. One of our dogs was OK with that and they are great playmates now, but the other one escalated it into a fight (which we were able to break up without trouble, and no dogs or people were hurt at all). She hasn’t shown any reactivity or aggression toward humans, and tends to be friendly and politely curious with them.

Potty trained: Yes

Knows tricks: Knows “sit” and “watch me”. We haven’t done a ton of training with her, but she’s very smart and treat motivated and learns quickly.

Energy level: Medium – needs at least some daily exercise. She gets by fine with one walk a day, but would probably really enjoy a more active home.

Barks frequency: Medium, I guess? The only thing she barks at is other dogs she sees walking by the house, but we live on a busy street next to an animal shelter so we get a lot of dogs walking by our house.

Why are you rehoming: As mentioned earlier, she doesn’t get along with one of our other dogs. We consulted with a trainer who said there was a good chance that they would never get along, and we don’t have the resources to do a ton of training with them, so we think Luna will be happiest in another home.

If interested, contact: Amanda

Phone: 865-360-8145

Email: ahelton897@gmail.com

4/18/2024

Bryn

Spayed Female
2 years
Domestic Shorthair

Read more about Bryn!

Bryn is a very active cat, and needs cat toys, puzzles, climbing structures in the home. She was rescued as an outdoor kitten, birthed from feral mother.

She has cat wheel, and other things that can come with her to her forever home. Is updated on Vet visits and vaccines. Is microchipped. Eats meat-based diet; Orijens kibble, and Instinct brand. Filtered water. Needs an experienced cat person who understands her active demeanor. She is very sweet and can be talkative at times.

If and when comfortable, she loves her head rubbed, and will drool. She doesn’t like small cages. Thrives on a cat centric space. She has adjusted to an indoor environment but would like to find someone who can provide her a safe outdoor experience; away from roadways, coyotes, using a harness, a Catio, etc.

She also has a sibling I’d love to pare her up with, if you’re interested in two, but if not, that’s ok! She is the more independent of the Two.

If interested, contact: Inara

Phone: 831-334-6065

Email: heartdance02@gmail.com

4/18/2024

Gigi & Oliver

Neutered Males
4 years
Domestic Shorthair

Read more about them!

I am looking for a forever for these two amazing brothers. They have been together from birth from the same litter and love each other. I have had cats my whole life and can say they are both the sweetest most cuddly cats I have ever been around. All they want is love ❤️ I have fostered them on and off since they were babies as there previous owner bounced around a bit. These guys truly deserve the best. I would keep them but have a Siamese of my own and she has a hard time having other cats around. Whoever adopts these boys they will bring a ton of love into your home and life I assure you. Call or text.

If interested, contact: Drew

Phone: 831-226-9605

Email: drew.orepeza@gmail.com

4/1/2024

Snowball & Smudge

Neutered Males
6 years
Domestic Longhair

Read more about them!

Two gorgeous, bonded siblings, snowball is the larger male, and smudge is the smaller female. Litter box trained, affectionate and social.

If interested, contact: Devine

Phone: 510-634-3105

Email: hardydevine@gmail.com

4/18/2024

Oka

Neutered Male
12 years
Domestic Shorthair

Read more about Oka!

Oka is sweet and friendly. He loves to meet new people and snuggle up in bed. He will even follow you around on neighborhood walks! He has successfully lived with other pets. He has been and indoor/outdoor cat most of his life.

His owner has come up against a string of unstable housing and is unable to give in the stability he deserves. One thing to know is that while he has never hurt his owner or randomly attacked someone, he has bit cat sitters when they have tried to physically intervene with him while he was in clearly in fight or flight mode. He would probably do best with someone that understands and remembers that when there is a stressful situation going on. My ideal situation would be to work out an indefinite foster, but I know that might be a hard sell.

If interested, contact: Katelyn

Email: kbyrne321@gmail.com

4/18/2024

Panther

Neutered Male
9 years
Blue Russian

Read more about Panther!

Panther is around 9 years old and resides in Scotts Valley, CA. He lives with several dogs, but would prefer a home with no dogs or maybe one dog that was cat friendly.

He’s not particularly fond of other cats. He is mostly indoor but does like to enjoy a sunny patio or deck given the opportunity. He is good with children, and enjoys the company of people in general.

He is very sweet, loves to cuddle and hang close to his people. His vaccinations are up to date and he is neutered.

If interested, contact: Gina

Phone: 831-331-9455

Email: ginaodom@gmail.com

4/18/2024

Macey

Spayed Female
4 years
Belgian Malinois

Read more about Macey!

Macey needs a family who is ready to take on the full-time responsibility of training a highly intelligent and active dog. We would like her to find a QUIET environment, with very dedicated parents. With our situation, we just can’t give her the full-time attention we believe she needs. She definitely should not be around any children, or other animals besides dogs, and even that depends on the other dog.

If interested, contact: Nicholas

Email: nplc30@gmail.com

4/18/2024

Mr. T

Neutered Male
1 years
Domestic Shorthair

Read more about Mr. T!

Mr. T is a sweet kitty who likes to spend time around the humans he trusts. Once he gets to know you, he loves to get pets and scritches!

You will see him really come out of his shell after the first few weeks of your new life together. Mr. T will appreciate a guardian who can read his body language and approach him slowly, but he allows his friends to pick him up if needed, and loves to play and run with other cats.

Mr. T is short for Mr. Tripod. One of Mr. T’s legs was amputated earlier this year due to an injury he sustained living outside but now enjoys the indoor life. He has been a trooper, and his surgery healed well and he doesn’t have any ongoing medical needs. Open up your heart and home to this special guy!!!

If interested, contact: Thu

Phone: 408-705-6511

Email: thutherescue@gmail.com

3/28/2024

Bunny

Spayed Female
4.5 years
Domestic Longhair

Read more about Bunny!

Bunny is a special tripod kitty looking for a new home. She is being bullied in her current home and would love to have friends to cuddle with instead of hide from.

If interested, contact: Cindi

Phone: 775-846-7760

Email: 4cesmith@sbcglobal.net

3/28/2024

Stella

Spayed Female
3 years
Domestic Shorthair

Read more about Stella!

Stella is sweet and well behaved.

If interested, contact: Caitlin

Phone: 415-640-6414

Email: caitlinmarvaso@gmail.com

3/28/2024

Luna

Spayed Female
2 years
Domestic Shorthair

Read more about Luna!

Luna is the sweetest lap kitty. She is cuddly, loving and purrs a lot.

She has no temper like most cats, she just wants love and food.

She requires specific wet food or else she gets a tummy ache.

I can’t keep her because I’m moving back east to help out with my family. But I love her so much!

If interested, contact: Caitlin

Phone: 415-640-6414

Email: caitlinmarvaso@gmail.com

3/28/2024

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