Aliso Viejo Pets Up For Adoption: Meet Darla, Tullan & More

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Looking to add a new member to your family and do something good for the Aliso Viejo community at the same time? Maybe it’s time to adopt a pet! Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many animal shelters are still working to fulfill adoptions. There are thousands of dogs, cats and […]

Looking to add a new member to your family and do something good for the Aliso Viejo community at the same time? Maybe it’s time to adopt a pet! Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many animal shelters are still working to fulfill adoptions.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home in California — and many of them are located not too far from you. For those looking to adopt, a great place to begin the search for a lovable new companion is at Compassionate Animal Rescue For Medical Aid, where Tullan the cat is waiting patiently, or another local facility. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed in permanent homes.

Need some help in your search? Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We create a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a dog person, you might like Darla, a Miniature Pinscher up for adoption. Or if cats are more your thing, there are several great cats available, too. Click on any listing for more information, or to start the adoption process.

Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected]

  • Name: Darla
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: New Beginnings For Animals, P. O. Box 2444, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Miniature Pinscher
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Darling Darla! She is about 8 years old and weighs 18 pounds. When we rescued Darla the shelter said…” Learn more

  • Name: Sheila *BACKUP APPLICATIONS ONLY*
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: New Beginnings For Animals, P. O. Box 2444, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Schnoodle
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Sheila is about 8 years old and weighs 22 pounds. We are guessing on her breed. She is a darling…” Learn more

  • Name: Tullan
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Compassionate Animal Rescue For Medical Aid, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “I am currently available for adoption at the Rancho Santa Margarita Petsmart. If you’re interested in adopting me, fill out…” Learn more

  • Name: Toe-Bee
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Compassionate Animal Rescue For Medical Aid, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “I am currently available for adoption at the Irvine Petco. If you’re interested in adopting me, fill out an application…” Learn more

  • Name: Lunar
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Compassionate Animal Rescue For Medical Aid, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “I am currently available for adoption at the Rancho Santa Margarita Petsmart. If you’re interested in adopting me, fill out…” Learn more

  • Name: Lola
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Compassionate Animal Rescue For Medical Aid, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “I am currently available for adoption at the Mission Viejo Petco. If you’re interested in adopting me, fill out an…” Learn more

  • Name: Aria
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Leashes Of Love Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Everyone welcome Aria!! Aria is a 9-year-old female Chihuahua mix that was rescued from drainage pipes in known dumping grounds…” Learn more

  • Name: Dag
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Leashes Of Love Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Boxer Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Everyone welcome Dag! Dag is a 4.5-month-old male Boxer Mix who was rescued out of Mexico. Dag is a very…” Learn more

  • Name: Eira
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Leashes Of Love Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Boxer
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Everyone welcome Eira! Eira is a 4.5-month-old female Boxer Mix who was rescued out of Mexico. Eira is a very…” Learn more

  • Name: Dwayne
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Compassionate Animal Rescue For Medical Aid, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “I am currently available for adoption at the Irvine Petco. If you’re interested in adopting me, fill out an application…” Learn more

  • Name: Leon
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Compassionate Animal Rescue For Medical Aid, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “I am currently available for adoption at the Irvine Petco. If you’re interested in adopting me, fill out an application…” Learn more

  • Name: Roo COURTESY POST
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Chihuahua Pug Mix
  • Description: “**Roo is available through HIT Living Foundation. If you are interested in Roo, please fill out an adoption application through…” Learn more

  • Name: Ziggy COURTEST POST
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Cairn Terrier Terrier Mix
  • Description: “**Ziggy is available through HIT Living Foundation. If you are interested in Ziggy, please fill out an adoption application through…” Learn more

  • Name: Carlisle COURTESY POST
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Shepherd Doberman Pinscher Mix
  • Description: “**Carlisle is available through HIT Living Foundation. If you are interested in Carlisle, please fill out an adoption application through…” Learn more

  • Name: Leon COURTESY POST
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Airedale Terrier
  • Description: “**Leon is available through HIT Living Foundation. If you are interested in Leon, please fill out an adoption application through…” Learn more

  • Name: Major COURTESY POST
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Description: “**Major is available through HIT Living Foundation. If you are interested in Major, please fill out an adoption application through…” Learn more

  • Name: Angus Lee
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog
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  • Name: Kobe COURTESY POST
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Mastiff Shepherd Mix
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  • Name: Stewie LOU NEEDS A FOSTER
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier
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  • Name: China Cat Sunflower COURTESY POST
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier Husky Mix
  • Description: “**China Cat Sunflower is available through HIT Living Foundation. If you are interested in her, please fill out an adoption…” Learn more

  • Name: Oscar COURTESY POST
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Maltese Poodle Mix
  • Description: “**Oscar is available through HIT Living Foundation. If you are interested in Oscar, please fill out an adoption application through…” Learn more

  • Name: Nadia COURTESY POST
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Shepherd
  • Description: “**Nadia is available through HIT Living Foundation. If you are interested in Nadia, please fill out an adoption application through…” Learn more

  • Name: Atticus COURTESY POST
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Description: “**Atticus is available through HIT Living Foundation. If you are interested in Atticus, please fill out an adoption application through…” Learn more

  • Name: Moose (Roman)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Boxer Shepherd Mix
  • Description: “Moose is big, active, and needs structure. He is 75 lbs, a year old, and needs socialization and training. He…” Learn more

  • Name: Phineus COURTESY POST
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Description: “**Phineus is available through HIT Living Foundation. If you are interested in Phineus, please fill out an adoption application through…” Learn more

  • Name: Duchess COURTESY POST
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Rottweiler
  • Description: “**Duchess is available through HIT Living Foundation. If you are interested in Duchess, please fill out an adoption application through…” Learn more

  • Name: Spencer Lee NEEDS A FOSTER
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier
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  • Name: Suzie Q (Zumela) NEEDS A FOSTER
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Poodle Maltese Mix
  • Description: “Suzie Q is a 14 year old Maltipoo that weighs 11 pounds. Suzie Q is perfect for anyone looking for…” Learn more

  • Name: Aiko
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier Labrador Retriever Mix
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  • Name: Liberty Bell NEEDS A FOSTER
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Chesapeake Bay Retriever Shepherd Mix
  • Description: “Liberty is an active, sweet girl who loves to run and play and is good with dogs” Learn more

  • Name: Papa NEEDS A FOSTER
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Chihuahua Miniature Pinscher Mix
  • Description: “Papa is a sweet boy, good with kids, cats, and dogs.” Learn more

  • Name: Penny Stock NEEDS A FOSTER
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Chihuahua Miniature Pinscher Mix
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  • Name: Dakota Lee NEEDS A FOSTER
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Description: “Dakota is an active, sweet girl who loves to run and play and is good with dogs” Learn more

  • Name: Rosie and Freckles
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Southern Counties Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Rosie and Freckles are too adorable cats who lost their mom in January. Rosie is around 5, almost blind but…” Learn more

  • Name: Rosie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Southern Counties Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Tabby
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Rosie is a sweet cat who lost her mom in January. Rosie is around 5, almost blind but does very…” Learn more

  • Name: Chucha
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Southern Counties Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Tabby Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Chucha is a beautiful tabby/ DSH kitty who is about 3 years old. She loves hanging out with her human…” Learn more

  • Name: Freckles
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Southern Counties Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Tuxedo Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Notice Freckles adorable freckle on her face, that’s where her name came from. This sweet senior lost her mom in…” Learn more

  • Name: Toolie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Southern Counties Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Maine Coon Domestic Medium Hair Mix
  • Description: “Toolie needs to be rehomed. We are helping someone in the community find a new home for Toolie as he…” Learn more

  • Name: STANLEY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Ark Of San Juan Companion Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 117, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “My name is STANLEY and I am a gorgeous silver tabby waiting to be loved. The Ark rescued me from…” Learn more

  • Name: MR. ED
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Ark Of San Juan Companion Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 117, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair Bombay Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “My name is MR. ED and I am a VERY affectionate guy who loves to be petted. I get along…” Learn more

  • Name: RD (aka “Rat Daddy”)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Ark Of San Juan Companion Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 117, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Go to arkofsanjuan.org and read about my girlfriend and mother of my kittens. Her name is Rat Momma and she…” Learn more

  • Name: POGO
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Ark Of San Juan Companion Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 117, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tuxedo Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “I am a 3 year old male hunk of LOVE named POCO ready to make a great addition to your…” Learn more

  • Name: SUGAR
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Ark Of San Juan Companion Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 117, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “My name is SUGAR and I am a fabulous 2 year old female who loves humans and other cats. Come…” Learn more

  • Name: TWIGGY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Ark Of San Juan Companion Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 117, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Tabby Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “This kitten is at Petsmart, please contact The Ark and if interested apply for him at arkofsanjuan.org. His name is…” Learn more

  • Name: PANTHER
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Promise 4 Paws, 31878 Del Obispo St., San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Dutch Shepherd
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Panther is a 5 yr old brindle Shepherd, looking for a family to call his own. Panther is super sweet,…” Learn more

  • Name: Toby
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Promise 4 Paws, 31878 Del Obispo St., San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Toby is a 4/5 year old Lab mix. Found wondering the streets before being rescued. He is neutered and up…” Learn more

  • Name: PUDDLES
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Newfoundland Dog Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: SNUGGLES
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Papillon
  • Description: “Honey and Snuggles are litter mates who’ve spent more than a decade together. They are companions to one another but…” Learn more

  • Name: HONEY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Papillon
  • Description: “Honey and Snuggles are litter mates who’ve spent more than a decade together. They are companions to one another but…” Learn more

  • Name: TULIP
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Newfoundland Dog Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: RORI
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Siberian Husky Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Rori is a fun and energetic goofball. She loves being active and will need a home who can keep up…” Learn more

  • Name: GIGI
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Australian Kelpie Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: EDDIE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Siberian Husky
  • Description: “Eddie is a sporty dog who would be the perfect outgoing companion for an active family. He would love a…” Learn more

  • Name: JADA
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Jada is a timid girl who once she gets to know you enjoys walks and affection. She extremley undersocialized with…” Learn more

  • Name: DONNIE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Akita Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

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