Latest Pets Up For Adoption At Aliso Viejo Area Shelters

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Want to add a furry friend to your family and do something good for the Aliso Viejo community at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter or organization! During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, facilities have dogs, cats and other pets ready and waiting to be adopted. Across […]

Want to add a furry friend to your family and do something good for the Aliso Viejo community at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter or organization! During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, facilities have dogs, cats and other pets ready and waiting to be adopted.

Across California, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home — and many of them are located near you. For those looking to adopt, a great place to start your search for your new family member is at New Beginnings For Animals, where Jax the cat is waiting patiently, or another local animal shelter. 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.

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 Loki, a Yorkshire Terrier 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: Loki
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: United Yorkie Rescue, Laguna Hills, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Yorkshire Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Loki, an adorable 6 year old, 7 pound Yorkie boy being fostered in Laguna Hills CA. Due to COVID,…” Learn more

  • Name: Gizmo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Laguna Beach Animal Shelter, 20612 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, French Bulldog
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Gizmo is an 8 yr old neutered male french bulldog. He will do best with older children.” Learn more

  • Name: Jax
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: New Beginnings For Animals, P. O. Box 2444, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair Maine Coon Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Jax is a 5 year old Main Coon mix, new to our rescue. He was surrendered by his owner who…” Learn more

  • Name: Jeffrey
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: New Beginnings For Animals, P. O. Box 2444, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Long Hair Maine Coon Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Jefffrey is a 5 year old Main Coon mix, new to our rescue. He was surrendered by his owner who…” Learn more

  • Name: Ruby
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: New Beginnings For Animals, P. O. Box 2444, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
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  • Name: Duncan *BACKUP APPLICATIONS ONLY*
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: New Beginnings For Animals, P. O. Box 2444, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Chihuahua Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “** WE HAVE RECEIVED NUMEROUS ADOPTION APPLICATIONS ON DUNCAN. WE ARE TAKING BACKUP APPLICATIONS ONLY. THERE IS AN APPROVED APPLICATION…” Learn more

  • Name: Sampson
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: New Beginnings For Animals, P. O. Box 2444, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Sampson and his brother were relinquished by their owner who was moving and for some reason couldn’t take the boys…” Learn more

  • Name: Diamond
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: New Beginnings For Animals, P. O. Box 2444, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Diamond and her sister Ruby are about 8 months old, and were rescued from a Facebook poster looking to rehome…” Learn more

  • Name: Leo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: D Dot Re Dot Am Animal Rescue, PO Box 2432, Laguna Niguel, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. Hello everybody, my name is Leo. I’m an…” Learn more

  • Name: Einstein
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: D Dot Re Dot Am Animal Rescue, PO Box 2432, Laguna Niguel, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Hello! My name is Einstein and I’m looking for…” Learn more

  • Name: Joei
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: D Dot Re Dot Am Animal Rescue, PO Box 2432, Laguna Niguel, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Dilute Tortoiseshell Mix
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Joei is a young energetic feline with a warm…” Learn more

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

  • Name: Shane
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Compassionate Animal Rescue For Medical Aid, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, 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: Adonis
  • 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
  • Description: “I am currently available for adoption from my foster home. If you’re interested in adopting me, fill out an application…” Learn more

  • Name: Pishi
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Mission Viejo Animal Services Center, 28095 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Relleno
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Mission Viejo Animal Services Center, 28095 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Bunny Rabbit
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  • Name: Tamale
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Mission Viejo Animal Services Center, 28095 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Bunny Rabbit
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  • Name: Shadow
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Mission Viejo Animal Services Center, 28095 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Rihanna
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pei People Shar Pei Rescue Inc, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Shar-Pei
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Rihanna is a gorgeous black, spayed female shar pei. She is about 8 years old and loves everyone (people and…” Learn more

  • Name: Versace
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Black Labrador Retriever American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
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  • Name: Pixie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier
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  • Name: Joey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Muttly Crew, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Chihuahua Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “This little guy is just precious. He is bit shy at first but does great with everyone he meets, he…” Learn more

  • Name: Jax
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Muttly Crew, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Poodle Maltipoo Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Jax came to us in terrible shape all matted and his teeth were a mess. He had a teeth cleaning/some…” Learn more

  • Name: Suzie Q SPECIAL NEEDS
  • 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 13 year old Maltipoo that weighs 11 pounds. Suzie Q is perfect for anyone looking for…” Learn more

  • Name: Bigotes
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Southern Counties Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Tabby
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Bigotes is a large, super friendly, male kitty who just wants to hang out with you. He can be an…” Learn more

  • Name: Henry
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Southern Counties Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Tabby Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Henry is the sweetest, most cuddly lap cat you may ever meet. This sweet boy loves being with his human…” Learn more

  • Name: Cuatro
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Southern Counties Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Bengal Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Cuatro was born on Nov 30th 2019, so he’s just over a year old. Super friendly, lovable. He loves to…” Learn more

  • Name: Momma Kitty
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Southern Counties Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Tabby Calico Mix
  • Description: “Momma Kitty (No not pregnant) is almost 4 yrs old and would make a great Kitty for a single person…” Learn more

  • Name: Crumbs
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Zuri Pet Rescue, 32423 Calle Perfecto, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Terrier
  • Description: “Petunia is mother” Learn more

  • Name: Dusky
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Zuri Pet Rescue, 32423 Calle Perfecto, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Terrier
  • Description: “Petunia is mother” Learn more

  • Name: Standford
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Zuri Pet Rescue, 32423 Calle Perfecto, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog Siberian Husky Mix
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  • Name: Stormy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Zuri Pet Rescue, 32423 Calle Perfecto, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Terrier
  • Description: “Petunia is mother” Learn more

  • Name: Willis
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Zuri Pet Rescue, 32423 Calle Perfecto, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Shih Tzu Havanese Mix
  • Description: “Willis has an old fracture on his right front arm that we are seeking repair for. Will be seeing a…” Learn more

  • Name: Phanton
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Zuri Pet Rescue, 32423 Calle Perfecto, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Terrier
  • Description: “Petunia is mother” Learn more

  • Name: Petunia(mom)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Zuri Pet Rescue, 32423 Calle Perfecto, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Terrier
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  • Name: Asher
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Zuri Pet Rescue, 32423 Calle Perfecto, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Terrier
  • Description: “Petunia is mother” Learn more

  • Name: Vader
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Zuri Pet Rescue, 32423 Calle Perfecto, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Terrier
  • Description: “Petunia is mother” Learn more

  • Name: King
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Zuri Pet Rescue, 32423 Calle Perfecto, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Terrier
  • Description: “Petunia is mother” Learn more

  • Name: JINGE AND NINJA
  • 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, Domestic Medium Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “JINGE & NINJA are 2 bonded 8 month old orange and white brothers. This is a courtesy listing. If you…” Learn more

  • Name: BOO BOO & YOGI
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Ark Of San Juan Companion Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 117, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “BOO and YOGI are 2 VERY sweet bonded 5 year old orange/white tabby brothers who owner passed away. They really…” Learn more

  • Name: SILK
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Ark Of San Juan Companion Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 117, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair Siamese Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “SILK is a gorgeous 6 month old all white female kitten with beautiful blue eyes who has just arrived and…” Learn more

  • Name: SWAMI
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Ark Of San Juan Companion Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 117, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “SWAMI is a sweet 4 month old make kitten who is currently in a foster home. He was abused prior…” Learn more

  • Name: SNOWBALL
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Ark Of San Juan Companion Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 117, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “SNOWBALL is a striking 2 year old white male kitty looking for a home. You can meet him at the…” Learn more

  • Name: APRICOT & SWEETIE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Ark Of San Juan Companion Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 117, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “APRICOT and SWEETIE both female tabbies who have just arrived in the cattery and are a bit shy. You can…” Learn more

  • Name: JINGE & NINJA
  • 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, Domestic Medium Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “JINGE & NINJA are 2 bonded 8 month old orange and white brothers. This is a courtesy listing and if…” Learn more

  • Name: Pretzel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Doggie Bonez Inc, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Introducing the sweet Miss Pretzel! Miss Pretzel is a 12-month-old female American Staffordshire Terrier mix. We believe she may be…” Learn more

  • Name: NESTLE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Siberian Husky Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Nestle is looking for an active household with members over the age of 16. He will need an experienced handler…” Learn more

  • Name: ARYA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
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  • Name: Tobias
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: I Dot Ca Dot Re Dog Rescue, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Spaniel
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “*Needs another young confident dog* Needs a yard*Meet Tobias – the most gentle, mellow, and loving soul you will ever…” Learn more

  • Name: Mystery
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: I Dot Ca Dot Re Dog Rescue, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Mystery! The name fits because no one knows her exact age or breed, but we can say that she’s…” Learn more

  • Name: Chance
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: I Dot Ca Dot Re Dog Rescue, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Doberman Pinscher
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Has a high prey drive so no cats, preferebly an only dog unless very experienced with training dogs. He needs…” Learn more

  • Name: Ziggy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: I Dot Ca Dot Re Dog Rescue, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Spaniel Chihuahua Mix
  • Description: “Are you looking for a sweet and friendly fluff ball? Ziggy might just be your guy! He is very friendly…” Learn more

  • Name: Terry (Purebred Lab)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Fuzzy Pet Foundation, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “No phone calls, please. Adoption inquires can be made here: [email protected] Terry is four years old, and he was brought…” Learn more

  • Name: Chelsea
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lovebugs Rescue, PO Box 953, Corona Del Mar, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Jack Russell Terrier Toy Fox Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “PLEASE COMPLETE OUR ADOPTION APPLICATION AT WWW.LOVEBUGSRESCUE.ORG IF YOU’D LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ADOPTION: Chelsea is a darling 2…” Learn more

  • Name: Tumbleweed
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lovebugs Rescue, PO Box 953, Corona Del Mar, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Cairn Terrier Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “PLEASE COMPLETE OUR ADOPTION APPLICATION AT WWW.LOVEBUGSRESCUE.ORG IF YOU’D LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ADOPTION: We found Tumbleweed at the…” Learn more

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