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


Over 1 year

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*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

Phone: 831-840-6765




Neutered Male
3 years
Mini Pinscher

Read more Kiddo!

Kiddo is a lovely, 3 year old, cuddly little guy. He really likes lap time and snuggling. He gets a long well with my Doberman Pinscher female and other smaller dogs at the dog park. Kiddo loves to play at the beach and go for walks.

The perfect home for Kiddo is one that is quiet and predictable with an owner or family that is retired and doesn’t travel a lot. A low traffic environment that is stable and predictable. He loves lap time and cuddles and will adore you unconditionally.

Kiddo has had one on one personal training with a local professional trainer, Fidology. He has excellent vet records and has had all his shots and is healthy. Fidology can come and do two one hour training/socializing sessions with the new family/owner for which I have prepaid.

I need to rehome him only due to changes in my situation, which has changed suddenly and recently.

If interested, contact: Caroline

Phone: 831-251-4183




Neutered Male
1.5 years

Read more 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




Spayed Female
5 years
Maine Coon Mix

Read more MiFa!

Meet MiFa.

She is a Maine Coon mix and is incredibly AFFECTIONATE. She loves cuddles, treats, and play. She is best suited for a family that has no other cats or at least no other female cats. She is great with kids as she’s grown up with two little ones. She is not shy. She wants attention.

She is an indoor cat and is vaccinated as so. She has recently been treated for worms and is on Comfortis for fleas. She is completely potty trained and is incredibly sweet.

I think if there were three words to describe her, I’d choose sweet, affectionate and regal. My kids always say she looks like a lion. We’ve loved her since birth but she no longer gets along with her sister. They’ve fought for 3 years now and we’ve tried everything. Maine Coons especially tend not to get along female to female. So I’d say they out grew each other. We live in the mountains so feel she be better suited to be rehomed rather than outdoors. She is simply a wonderful cat and I’m absolutely confident she’ll make some one a very satisfied family.

If interested, contact: Tara

Phone: 831-706-7772




Spayed Female
12 years
Domestic Shorthair

Read more 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

Phone: 831-535-9073




Spayed Female
5.5 years
German Shepherd

Read more Rosie!

We are relocating and cannot bring our beautiful Rosie with us.

She loves people (kids & adults alike) and would do well in a family environment, especially one where she is not left alone for many hours a day (as she is very sociable!).

She was a rescue who had been left alone and so is not well socialized with other dogs, but is incredibly bright and learns quickly. She would be a good match for someone experienced with raising/training pups who can bond with her.

Rosie is very talkative (her bark is loud) when she is seeking attention or watching the movement of animals/people from the windows inside. She is patient with children and loves to play. And she really loves to carefully carry a SINGLE shoe from any pair left out and deposit it upstairs or downstairs (depending where she encounters the shoes ). She cannot be offleash (except in enclosed yard, etc) as she is a fast runner!

Rosie has brought so much joy and love to our family and we know she will bring that joy and love to her new home.

If interested, contact: Lisa

Phone: 415-425-7675



Francois Fish-Sticks & Mohawk Mo

7 years
Comet Goldfish

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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

Phone: 949-434-9376



Delphine & Trixie

3 years
Guinea Pigs

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Meet these guinea pig sisters! They are very sweet, tame, and used to be handled regularly. They comes with their cage.

If interested, contact: Christine

Phone: 443-480-5898




4 months
Buff Orpinton

Read more about Buffy!

It’s always a gamble when you get chicks, 9 out of 10 will be hens, one is probably a rooster!

I need to find a home for our rooster. He hasn’t started to crow yet, but is bothering the girls.

If interested, contact: Louis

Phone: 831-234-6749




Spayed Female
5 years
Domestic Shorthair

Read more about Lucky!

Lucky found me when I went to a warehouse to pick up furniture. They had kept her as a warehouse cat. She is very healthy. She is very sweet & loving. She’s never had an aggressive moment with me.

If she hears a noise that scares her outside she will growl like a dog – it’s very cute. She will meow if she wants you to sit down and pet her. I forget she is here because she is so low maintenance!

I love her, I lost my home and I can’t keep her. I’d love to find her a forever home!

If interested, contact: Bobbie

Phone: 831-224-4530




7 years
Bearded Dragon

Read more about Cypress!

Cypress is a friendly bearded dragon who loves to eat dubie roaches. He is used to cats and ours would hang out him. He likes to crawl around the house and drinks his water primarily through baths and showers. His favorite treat is blueberries. He is incredibly chill.

If interested, contact: Lori

Phone: 209-819-9216




1 year
Syrian Hamster

Read more about Marina!

Marina is very friendly and is accustomed to being held. Keep in mind that hamsters are nocturnal so you won’t be interacting with her much during the daytime. When Marina is active she is very interactive and enjoys being outside her enclosure.

She should preferably be housed in at least a 40 Gallon Aquarium as she tends to bar bite in wired enclosures. Her diet is currently a mix of mazuri rat food and Higgins hamster feed. She also enjoys an occasional egg white or piece of fruit.

Overall Marina is in very good health and will make a great companion.

If interested, contact: Juan

Phone: 831-319-8983




3 months
Unknown Breed

Read more about Hippy!

Hippy is a very friendly bunny who is very playful, curious, and loves her treats. The little girl deserves more time than I can give her!

If interested, contact: Alexes

Phone: 831-251-4828



Garland and Mistletoe

Spayed Females
8 years
Domestic Shorthair

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Garland (tortie) and Misty (black) are eight year old female bonded littermates in search of a dog-free home together. They are cuddly and playful and deserve to be the only pets in their new household. They are generally low maintenance and easy to have around. Favorite hobbies include hanging out on our desks while we work from home, finding the warmest napping spots in the house (preferably your lap!), and chasing toys. Garland is vocal, energetic, and sassy (torti-tude). Misty is timid, sweet, and clumsy (for a cat).

Absolutely must be only pets in household, as they have been very stressed by any other dogs (even polite ones) or cats they’ve met. We are looking for a new home for them because, after 2 years of effort, they are just not happy living with dogs in the house. Okay with children. They are indoor only cats, but would love a catio or similar space. They are active and healthy but do eat a prescription wet food to prevent bladder crystals.

If interested, contact: Emily

Phone: 951-520-3275



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