Adopt A Pet From Aliso Viejo Area Shelters: New Pets Added This Week

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Looking to add to your family and make a positive impact on the world at the same time? Maybe it’s finally time to adopt a pet! During the COVID-19 pandemic, many animal shelters in Aliso Viejo and environs are still working to fulfill adoptions. There are thousands of dogs, cats […]

Looking to add to your family and make a positive impact on the world at the same time? Maybe it’s finally time to adopt a pet! During the COVID-19 pandemic, many animal shelters in Aliso Viejo and environs are still working to fulfill adoptions.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home across California — many of whom are located within driving distance. In the search for your new companion, consider looking around at a local adoption center like Compassionate Animal Rescue For Medical Aid, where Lorax the cat is waiting patiently. 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 round up a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a cat person, meet FRANKIE, a Tabby mix up for adoption. If dogs are more your thing, there are several great dogs 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: FRANKIE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Laguna Woods Cat Club, Laguna Woods, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Tabby American Shorthair Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “MEET FRANKIE Recently found wandering and hungry, a warm-hearted resident took Frankie into her home and then into our program….” Learn more

  • Name: Bailey
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: D Dot Re Dot Am Animal Rescue, PO Box 2432, Laguna Niguel, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Bailey is a gorgeous boy, with a big fluffy…” Learn more

  • Name: Dizzy
  • 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 Tuxedo Mix
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Dizzy is so gentle and sweet and will play…” Learn more

  • Name: Dee Dee
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: D Dot Re Dot Am Animal Rescue, PO Box 2432, Laguna Niguel, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Dee Dee is the smallest of the Jazz litter…” Learn more

  • Name: Lorax
  • 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 Lake Forest Petsmart. If you’re interested in adopting me, fill out an…” Learn more

  • Name: Dolphin
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Compassionate Animal Rescue For Medical Aid, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • 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: Lolly
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Compassionate Animal Rescue For Medical Aid, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • 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: Lafayette
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Compassionate Animal Rescue For Medical Aid, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • 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: Dora
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Muttly Crew, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Miniature Pinscher Chihuahua Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Dora is the cuddliest baby girl, she would love a home with a dogie friend and humans that are home…” Learn more

  • Name: Yoshi
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Pet Adoption Center Of Orange County, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Terrier Chihuahua Mix
  • Description: “Meet 12 week old Terrier/Chihuahua puppy Yoshi, our strong survivor puppy. Yoshi is high energy and feisty. He loves to…” Learn more

  • Name: Samuel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Terrier
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  • Name: Sunny
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier
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  • Name: Margot NEEDS A FOSTER
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Hello, my name is Margot! I am a 6 yr. young, 60lbs. Labrabull (Pit Bull x Lab Mix). – I’m…” Learn more

  • Name: Pookie BLIND
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Shar-Pei Doberman Pinscher Mix
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  • Name: Orange Blossom
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Spaniel
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  • Name: Maxy NEEDS A FOSTER
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Terrier
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  • Name: Terry NEEDS A FOSTER
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Terrier
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  • Name: Honey Butter
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Description: “This is Honey Butter. Honey Butter (aka Mrs. Wiggles) is a very sweet, affectionate young mama. She has some skin…” Learn more

  • Name: Savannah (Brownie)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Shepherd American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
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  • Name: Bolyhos ADULT HOUSEHOLD ONLY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Terrier
  • Description: “Bolyhos is cute, 3 years old and weighs 12 lbs. He must go to a patient, quiet, adult only household….” Learn more

  • Name: Diamond Jones
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Terrier
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  • Name: Nathania (Nate) NEEDS A FOSTER
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Terrier
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  • Name: Benji
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Southern Counties Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Benji is very sweet, curious, playful, full of energy and the softest things on earth. Foster mom says he’s just…” Learn more

  • Name: Patotos
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Southern Counties Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Maine Coon
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Patotos is a Maine coon mix kitty and this handsome boy is about one year old. He loves to play…” Learn more

  • Name: SILVERADO
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Ark Of San Juan Companion Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 117, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “SILVERADO is a gentle 4 year old gorgeous female who was abandoned by her family. She is in a foster…” Learn more

  • Name: JOLENE
  • 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 Long Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “JOLENE is a beautiful 2 year old long hair female grey tabby whose owner couldn’t keep her. She is in…” Learn more

  • Name: PELATON
  • 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
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “PELATON is a 10 month old male chill kitty who is super cute and fun. He is bonded with his…” Learn more

  • Name: PEABODY
  • 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
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “PEABODY is an 11 month old male gentle kitten who came in with his brother Pelaton. Their owner suddenly passed…” Learn more

  • Name: VALERIAN
  • 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: “I am a 1 year old very sweet, gentle female tabby. My name is VALERIAN and I am not only…” Learn more

  • Name: BOBCAT & ISABELLA
  • 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, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “BOBCAT (male on left) and ISABELLA (female on right) are loving 3 year old bonded tabby siblings that need to…” Learn more

  • Name: Grumpy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Smitten With The Kittens, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Voted most likely to grow up to be a professional Magician due to my talents as an escape artist in…” Learn more

  • Name: Happy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Smitten With The Kittens, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Tuxedo Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “Awarded the Tiny but Mighty Award when I was the first walking even though I was the smallest of my…” Learn more

  • Name: Snow
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Smitten With The Kittens, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Tuxedo Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Voted “Best Mom” in a poll that I took which included a special select group of kittens. I had spent…” Learn more

  • Name: Tango
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Zuri Pet Rescue, 32423 Calle Perfecto, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Meet Tango!! He is such a big lover. Tango is about 3 years old and weighs 85 lbs. He will…” Learn more

  • Name: Rosie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Zuri Pet Rescue, 32423 Calle Perfecto, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Bull Terrier
  • Learn more

  • Name: Stanford
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Zuri Pet Rescue, 32423 Calle Perfecto, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Husky Shepherd Mix
  • Description: “Meet Stanford, or “Stan” as we like to call him!! Stan is the life of the party kind of guy!…” Learn more

  • Name: Georgia
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Zuri Pet Rescue, 32423 Calle Perfecto, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Basset Hound
  • Learn more

  • Name: Bart
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Doggie Bonez Inc, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Bart! Bart is a 3-year-old, 32-pound male Aussie Cattle dog/ Staffie mix (looks like a little Lab). Bart was…” Learn more

  • Name: JOHNNY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Johnny is sweet cat with stunning blue eyes. He’s a quiet fellow who would prefer a calm and laid back…” Learn more

  • Name: GINGER
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Ginger is a pretty kitty with a calm personality who enjoys relaxing in her bed and people watching. She may…” Learn more

  • Name: LESTER
  • 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: “Lester would be great for a family who are looking to bring in a fun, spunky dog to their home….” Learn more

  • Name: WANDA
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Wanda is cute, little chunky, adorable gal. She can be a bit shy initially so she’d be best suited for…” Learn more

  • Name: LAWSON
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Siberian Husky Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Lawson is an adorable boy who enjoys meeting new people. He would be best suited for a home with members…” Learn more

  • Name: Britta
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: I Dot Ca Dot Re Dog Rescue, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Boxer Saint Bernard Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Puppy power… meet Britta! She is a three-month-old Boxer/Saint Bernard mix and a very sweet girl who loves play time,…” Learn more

  • Name: Bianca
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: I Dot Ca Dot Re Dog Rescue, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Boxer Saint Bernard Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Looking for some puppy snuggles? Meet Bianca! She is a three-month-old Boxer/Saint Bernard mix. Bianca is a sweet girl who…” Learn more

  • Name: Koa
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: I Dot Ca Dot Re Dog Rescue, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, American Bulldog
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Are you looking for the most perfect large breed dog? Meet Koa! He is an eight-year-old distinguished American Bulldog weighing…” Learn more

  • Name: Charlotte
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: I Dot Ca Dot Re Dog Rescue, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Boxer Saint Bernard Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Hi there, my name is Charlotte. I am 3 months old, had my first round of vaccines and ready to…” Learn more

  • Name: Brady
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: I Dot Ca Dot Re Dog Rescue, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever Dutch Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Brady… Brady is 1 year old handsome boy. Brady grew up in a household with a lot of dogs…” Learn more

  • Name: Oso
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lovebugs Rescue, PO Box 953, Corona Del Mar, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Maltese Yorkshire 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: BONDED TO Lola: Oso and…” Learn more

  • Name: Willow
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lovebugs Rescue, PO Box 953, Corona Del Mar, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Papillon
  • 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: Willow was surrendered by the…” Learn more

  • Name: Lola
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lovebugs Rescue, PO Box 953, Corona Del Mar, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Terrier Cairn 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: BONDED TO OSO: Lola and…” Learn more

  • Name: Koka
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lovebugs Rescue, PO Box 953, Corona Del Mar, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Yorkshire Terrier Poodle 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: Koka was surrendered by his…” Learn more

  • Name: Erick
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fur Ever Home, San Clemente, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Shepherd
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet another one of our precious 4 month old Shepherd mix cuties – this is Erick! Erick is fully vaccinated…” Learn more

  • Name: Ebony
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fur Ever Home, San Clemente, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Shepherd
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet another of our precious 4 month old Shepherd mix cuties – this is Ebony! Ebony is fully vaccinated and…” Learn more

  • Name: Blue (and Benni)
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Save Somebunny Rabbit Rescue Inc, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Angora Rabbit
  • Description: “Blue and Benni are two tiny sweet buns who are absolutely adorable!” Learn more

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