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.

Want to run an ad of your own?

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


Neutered Male
1+ years
Australian Cattle Dog/Shepherd Mix

Read more about Ethan!

Ethan, who will be 2 years old come June, is a loving, energetic pup who enjoys playtime, his rubber bowling pin toy (all pup toys in general!), and cuddle time in the evening. My husband and I adopted him from the SF SPCA at 4 months old. We have enjoyed EVERY moment with him and truly love him as a family member. He has a big personality and shows us love in order of magnitude.

Ethan, unfortunately, cannot be around babies, toddlers, or other small children. He has had two negative interactions with toddlers, which were tied to resource guarding of his food. We tried training him to be safe around babies, but with our own first child on the way (arriving in early May) we have realized, though extremely heartbreaking, he would be much better suited in a home of loving adults where doesn’t need to be constantly supervised for child safety.

Ethan has a warm, vibrant, and happy personality. He is extremely loyal, fun, and super cuddly with adults. (He loves playing with other dogs too and will tire them out if you have one in need of a playmate!) We hope to find a new child-free family who can cherish and enjoy Ethan like we have and will do anything we can to ensure his success with a new family. We are also happy to share some notes about Ethan we gathered from a very reputable Bay Area trainer. She believes Ethan is not a vicious dog, but rather a high-energy dog who made some poor choices in the heat of the moment around his food. She is fully confident he can live a great, happy life in a child-free home. This is our hope for him!

If interested, contact: The Capilitan’s


Phone: 412-719-0053



Spayed Female
10 years
Domestic Shorthair

Read more about Cleo!

Cleo is a chunky black and white tuxedo cat. She uses a litter box without fail. She is not a cuddly cat, but she is social and mildly vocal. She likes to sit next to her person on a bed or couch. She likes to go outdoors in the day, but she comes in at night. She has just lost her person (who died) and is currently being foster housed at my house. She will need some time to get used to new people. She does not like dogs or other cats and I would not suggest she be around small children as they would scare her. Her best home would be with one or two people in a quiet neighborhood with a very protected back yard.

If interested, contact: Maggie


Phone: 831-426-5167



Neutered Male
3 years
Domestic Shorthair

Read more about Loki!

Loki is a wonderful cat. He has a chip, is housetrained (never had an accident!), doesn’t scratch the furniture, and is indoor only. He is a bit chunky (14 pounds), and unless there is a step he can use, doesn’t usually jump onto the counters since he doesn’t seem to have much confidence in his leaping abilities. He is mostly black with a little “angel’s kiss” on his chest. His fur is very soft and thick.

He is string and playtime obsessed (he is 3 yrs old after all!). He loves to play with his fishing pole and is super fast (often catching it in his mouth as you whip the string around), However, he cannot be trusted alone with it or he’ll eat the string. When he wants to play, he’ll head over to the cabinet and stare at it hoping you’ll get the hint and pull it out. He knows the words “play” and “string” so that usually gets him going. His meow is very small and squeaky. It is also very hard to hear him purr as he does so very quietly!

He loves to snuggle at night and sometimes wakes up early to try to get you to play but most of the time, he will sleep in until after 7:00 or 8:00.

He is very comfortable with other cats (once they get to know each other) and with people that he knows. He will warm up to strangers after a short period of hiding under the bed! He’s not into human food and doesn’t beg. He is a total love.

If interested, contact: Alyssa


Phone: 650-995-6183


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2685 Chanticleer Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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1855 41st Ave. (Near Target Wing)
Capitola, CA 95010
(P) 831-477-7886

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