Adopt A Pet From La Mesa-Mount Helix Area Shelters: See New Pets

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Looking to add to your family and make a positive impact on the world at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other animal from a local shelter or organization! Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many shelters are still working to fulfill adoptions and place pets in forever homes. […]

Looking to add to your family and make a positive impact on the world at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other animal from a local shelter or organization! Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many shelters are still working to fulfill adoptions and place pets in forever homes.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home across California — and many of them are located in your area. For those looking to adopt, a great place to start your search for an adorable new friend is at Happy Hearts German Shepherd Rescue, where Falcon the dog is waiting patiently, or another local 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 in permanent homes.

Here at Patch, with a little help from our friends at Petfinder, 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 Dexter, a German Shepherd Dog 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: Dexter
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Happy Hearts German Shepherd Rescue, La Mesa, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “This is Dexter – 4 year old neutered male German Shepherd about 80 lbs. Obedient – According to the records…” Learn more

  • Name: Damian
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Happy Hearts German Shepherd Rescue, La Mesa, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Siberian Husky
  • Description: “Damian, Male, 6 months old Husky. Seeking a forever home home with… Expierenced Husky Lovers. Ability/Time to train a High…” Learn more

  • Name: Falcon
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Happy Hearts German Shepherd Rescue, La Mesa, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Falcon, Male, 8yrs Purebred GSD, 82 lbs. I’m seeking a Foster or Adopter for my Golden Years. He is such…” Learn more

  • Name: Colby
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Happy Hearts German Shepherd Rescue, La Mesa, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Siberian Husky
  • Description: “Colby, Male – 7 months, Siberian Husky. Young & Impressionable. Needs an adopter willing to train him. A yard with…” Learn more

  • Name: Nova
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Happy Hearts German Shepherd Rescue, La Mesa, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Siberian Husky
  • Description: “Nova – female 7 months, Siberian Husky. Young & Impressionable. Needs an adopter willing to train her. A yard with…” Learn more

  • Name: Levon
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Foundation For The Care Of Indigent Animals, PO Box 2574, Spring Valley, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Levon is a handsome, loyal and loving 15-month-old neutered and chipped male mix of Australian Cattledog, American Staffordshire Terrier and…” Learn more

  • Name: Babs
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: East County Animal Rescue, PO BOX 1754, El Cajon, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Babs (F) Approx DOB 7/15/20 Babs was rescued off the streets with her sister and mom. A kind lady took…” Learn more

  • Name: Daisy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Adopt Baja, el cajon, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “The story of Daisy… Daisy’s family moved out of their home in TJ and left Daisy locked in the cement…” Learn more

  • Name: Chrissy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lionels Legacy, El Cajon, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Cattle Dog
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  • Name: Poppy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Adopt Baja, el cajon, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Please meet Poppy! She is a 3 month old lab mix. She should grow to be a medium sized dog….” Learn more

  • Name: Stormy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Barking Lot Rescue, 486 Raleigh Ave, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Australian Shepherd Husky Mix
  • Description: “Age: 1 year Weight: 50 pounds Rescue: Stormy came to us from Mexico. She was originally rescued from a shelter…” Learn more

  • Name: Browny
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Barking Lot Rescue, 486 Raleigh Ave, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Jindo Australian Shepherd Mix
  • Description: “DOB: October 2020 Weight: 40 lbs (full grown) Disposition: Outgoing, Laid back, Friendly Rescued while enroute to a Siem Reap…” Learn more

  • Name: Maxwell
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Barking Lot Rescue, 486 Raleigh Ave, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Jindo Shar-Pei Mix
  • Description: “DOB: July 2020 Weight: 30 lbs (full grown) Disposition: Coy, Curious, Laid back Rescued while enroute to a Siem Reap…” Learn more

  • Name: AgentC
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Barking Lot Rescue, 486 Raleigh Ave, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Jindo Basenji Mix
  • Description: “DOB: October 2020 Weight: 30 lbs (full grown) Disposition: Coy, Sweet, Friendly Rescued while enroute to a Siem Reap slaughterhouse,…” Learn more

  • Name: Suzie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Barking Lot Rescue, 486 Raleigh Ave, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Jindo Thai Ridgeback Mix
  • Description: “DOB: October 2020 Weight: 40 lbs (full grown) Disposition: Outgoing, Laid back, Friendly Rescued while enroute to a Siem Reap…” Learn more

  • Name: Horatio
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Barking Lot Rescue, 486 Raleigh Ave, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Male, Great Dane
  • Description: “To initiate the adoption process for this dog, please complete our online application by clicking below. Your adoption coordinator will…” Learn more

  • Name: Shine
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Barking Lot Rescue, 486 Raleigh Ave, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Jindo Basenji Mix
  • Description: “DOB: October 2020 Weight: 30 lbs (full grown) Disposition: Coy, Sweet, Friendly Rescued while enroute to a Siem Reap slaughterhouse,…” Learn more

  • Name: Albus
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Barking Lot Rescue, 486 Raleigh Ave, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Jindo Thai Ridgeback Mix
  • Description: “DOB: October 2020 Weight: 35 lbs (full grown) Disposition: Playful, Outgoing, Happy go lucky Rescued while enroute to a Siem…” Learn more

  • Name: Treasure
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Barking Lot Rescue, 486 Raleigh Ave, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Basenji Thai Ridgeback Mix
  • Description: “DOB: October 2020 Weight: 30 lbs (full grown) Disposition: Curious, Smart, Friendly Rescued while enroute to a Siem Reap slaughterhouse,…” Learn more

  • Name: Tuscany
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Barking Lot Rescue, 486 Raleigh Ave, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Shepherd Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Description: “DOB: January 2021 Weight: 40 lbs (full grown) Disposition: Friendly, Playful, SweetTo initiate the adoption process for this dog, please…” Learn more

  • Name: Donut Litter- Cinnamon Bun
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Amazing Strays Rescue, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Beagle
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Check Me out ! Meet Cinnamon Bun ! The…” Learn more

  • Name: Donut Litter- Boston Creme
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Amazing Strays Rescue, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Beagle
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Check Me out ! Meet Boston Creme! The Donut…” Learn more

  • Name: Donut Litter-Apple Fritter
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Amazing Strays Rescue, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Beagle
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Check Me out ! Meet Apple Fritter ! The…” Learn more

  • Name: Alannah
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Amazing Strays Rescue, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Hound Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Check Me out !Alannah is a lovely 7 month…” Learn more

  • Name: Andy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Amazing Strays Rescue, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Hound Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Check Me out !Andy is an extremely loving and…” Learn more

  • Name: Monty
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Amazing Strays Rescue, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Hound Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Check Me out !Say hello to Monty! He is…” Learn more

  • Name: Spidey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Amazing Strays Rescue, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Terrier
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Check Me out !Meet Spidey! He is around 4…” Learn more

  • Name: A1885611
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: County Of San Diego Department Of Animal Services, 5821 Sweetwater Road, Bonita, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: FREYA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: County Of San Diego Department Of Animal Services, 5821 Sweetwater Road, Bonita, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: A1884849
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: County Of San Diego Department Of Animal Services, 5821 Sweetwater Road, Bonita, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: A1885628
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: County Of San Diego Department Of Animal Services, 5821 Sweetwater Road, Bonita, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: A1885613
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: County Of San Diego Department Of Animal Services, 5821 Sweetwater Road, Bonita, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: A1885610
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: County Of San Diego Department Of Animal Services, 5821 Sweetwater Road, Bonita, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: 3
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: County Of San Diego Department Of Animal Services, 5821 Sweetwater Road, Bonita, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: OTTO
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: County Of San Diego Department Of Animal Services, 5821 Sweetwater Road, Bonita, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: ODIE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: County Of San Diego Department Of Animal Services, 5821 Sweetwater Road, Bonita, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: RONNIE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: County Of San Diego Department Of Animal Services, 5821 Sweetwater Road, Bonita, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: A1885612
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: County Of San Diego Department Of Animal Services, 5821 Sweetwater Road, Bonita, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: 2
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: County Of San Diego Department Of Animal Services, 5821 Sweetwater Road, Bonita, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: ANGUS
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: County Of San Diego Department Of Animal Services, 5821 Sweetwater Road, Bonita, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Learn more

  • Name: ESTRELLA
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: County Of San Diego Department Of Animal Services, 5821 Sweetwater Road, Bonita, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Julie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Alliance Of San Diego, Santee, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Doberman Pinscher
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Julie would love to be part of an active home that will provide lots of mental enrichment, physical exercise, and…” Learn more

  • Name: Petey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws4thought Animal Rescue, Bonita, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Golden Retriever Chow Chow Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Petey. He is a mellow guy that loves to be with his humans. He walks great on a leash…” Learn more

  • Name: Bear “Osa”
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Advocates Of The U Dot S, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Anatolian Shepherd Golden Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hi!!! My name is Osa – I am 4 months old ! and ready to find my forever home:) This…” Learn more

  • Name: Shein
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Advocates Of The U Dot S, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Italian Greyhound Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hi!! my name is Shein – means spiritually intense – 🙂 I am 7 month old female Labrador blend with…” Learn more

  • Name: Archie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Advocates Of The U Dot S, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Golden Retriever Shetland Sheepdog / Sheltie Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hi!! my name is Archie – 🙂 I am 5 month old male Golden Retriever Miniature blend. I will probably…” Learn more

  • Name: Gus
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Advocates Of The U Dot S, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Oriental Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet our rescued kitten “Gus” a gorgeous snow white 8 month old kitten whom is lovable – loves to purr…” Learn more

  • Name: London
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rescuing Cujo, P.O. Box 81, Jamul, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Mastiff Siberian Husky Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “London is a sweet, energetic 5 1/2 month old puppy. He’s very smart, and is learning obedience commands. He likes…” Learn more

  • Name: Zeus
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rescuing Cujo, P.O. Box 81, Jamul, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Rottweiler
  • Description: “Zeus is a sweet, calm 5 year old boy. He likes everyone he meets, and enjoys playing with toys, especially…” Learn more

  • Name: Daniel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Cantu Foundation, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Hi! My name is Daniel! I am a 3 year old, male, lab mix weighing in at about 85 pounds!…” Learn more

  • Name: Aprils
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Baja Dog Rescue, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Spaniel Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “April is a-lab-Catahoula mix. Her age is about 5-6 months old and Her estimated weight may be around 35-40 lbs….” Learn more

  • Name: Sweety
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Baja Dog Rescue, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Australian Terrier Chihuahua Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Sweety is a mini pin lab mix. Her age is about 5-6 months old and her estimated weight may be…” Learn more

  • Name: Darciee
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Baja Dog Rescue, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Border Collie
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Darcie is a-Border Collie-lab mix. Her age is about 5-6 months old and Her estimated weight may be around 30-35…” Learn more

  • Name: Pearl
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Baja Dog Rescue, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Spaniel Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Pearl is a-Spaniel lab mix. Her age is about 5-6 months old and Her estimated weight may be around 35…” Learn more

  • Name: River
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Baja Dog Rescue, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Spaniel Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “River is a-Spaniel lab mix. Her age is about 5-6 months old and Her estimated weight may be around 35…” Learn more

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