Aliso Viejo Pets Up For Adoption: Meet Ava, Fred, Hazel & More

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Want to add a furry friend to your family and do something good for the world at the same time? Perhaps it’s time to adopt a pet! Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, shelters in the Aliso Viejo area have dogs, cats and other pets ready and waiting for someone to […]

Want to add a furry friend to your family and do something good for the world at the same time? Perhaps it’s time to adopt a pet! Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, shelters in the Aliso Viejo area have dogs, cats and other pets ready and waiting for someone to take them home.

For those looking to adopt, a great place to start the search for a new fur child is at Laguna Beach Animal Shelter, where Hazel the dog 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 in appropriate homes.

Need some help in your search? Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We put together 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 Ava, a Chihuahua 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: Ava
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dogs In Need Organization, Laguna Hills, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “5 month old Ava is ready for her furever home. Ava was rescued from the shelter with a prolapsed rectum…” Learn more

  • Name: FRED
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Laguna Woods Cat Club, Laguna Woods, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Tabby
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “PLEASE SEE CONTACT INFORMATION BELOW – MEET FRED – A very handsome 2-3 year old Orange Tabby Cat. Thanks to…” Learn more

  • Name: Hazel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Laguna Beach Animal Shelter, 20612 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hazel is a 2 yr old spayed female chihuahua. she is playful and likes other dogs. She is an adult…” Learn more

  • Name: Mellow
  • 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
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. Mellow is a very sweet girl, but she…” Learn more

  • Name: Ike
  • 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: Teena
  • 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 at the Rancho Santa Margarita Petsmart. If you’re interested in adopting me, fill out…” Learn more

  • Name: Dobby Potter
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Leashes Of Love Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Everyone please welcome Dobby Potter!! Dobby is an adorable 1 year old male Jack Russel Terrier mix who weighs about…” Learn more

  • Name: Foxie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Leashes Of Love Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Everyone please welcome Foxie!! Foxie is a 10-year-old female sweet little Terrier Mix that was surrendered to our rescue. Foxie…” Learn more

  • Name: Sitka
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Leashes Of Love Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Husky Chihuahua Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Everyone welcome Sitka! Sitka is a 10-week-old male pup who is one of our affectionately named “Alaska Pups” rescued from…” Learn more

  • Name: Kodiak
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Leashes Of Love Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Husky Chihuahua Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Everyone welcome Kodiak! Kodiak is a 10-week-old male pup who is one of our affectionately named “Alaska Pups” rescued from…” Learn more

  • Name: Buddy Boy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Leashes Of Love Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Chihuahua Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Everyone please welcome Buddy Boy!!! Buddy Boy is a very sweet 1 year old Shepherd/Chihuahua (mini-Shepherd) mix that was surrendered…” Learn more

  • Name: Cali
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Meoowzresq, Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Tabby Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Cali MRQ#: Solo-1-21-5 DOB: 8/1/20 SEX: Female BREED: Tabby Calico COLOR: Light tabby stripes with orange calico patches Cali is…” Learn more

  • Name: Spotty
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Muttly Crew, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Rat Terrier Fox Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Spotty is a little shy at first but very sweet once he warms up, he does love daily walks but…” Learn more

  • Name: Mikey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Muttly Crew, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Shih Tzu Lhasa Apso Mix
  • Description: “READ THIS BEFORE SENDING IN YOUR QUESTIONS/APPLICATION: Mikey was abused before he came to us. He was tied on a…” Learn more

  • Name: Penny Lane 2
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Shih Tzu
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  • Name: Tatiana NEEDS A FOSTER
  • 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: Barney Boy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Pet Adoption Center Of Orange County, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Terrier Dachshund Mix
  • Description: “Four month old Barney Boy, a tan and white Terrier/Dachshund mix, was surrendered with his mom and sister Betty by…” Learn more

  • Name: Bean
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Chihuahua Dachshund Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Cocoa Grace needs a foster
  • 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: Salsa
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Tart
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Terrier
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  • Name: Mole
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier Labrador Retriever Mix
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  • Name: Pepper and Fizzy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Southern Counties Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Bombay Siamese Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Meet Pepper and Fizzy, these two adorable bonded kitties lost their home when their mom passed away. They were adopted…” Learn more

  • Name: Butcher
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Southern Counties Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Siamese
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Butcher is a 4 month old handsome boy. He loves to butcher all toys and wiggle toys, hence the name….” Learn more

  • Name: Bella
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Southern Counties Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Russian Blue
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Bella is a 4 month old beautiful belle. She loves to all toys and wiggle toys. She is a panleukopenia…” Learn more

  • Name: Panda and Gerry
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Southern Counties Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Turkish Van Calico Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Panda and Gerry are adorable loving sisters. They are teenagers under a year old and already for their new home….” Learn more

  • Name: Salsa
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Southern Counties Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Torbie Tortoiseshell Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Salsa is beyond special! She is a solid rolly-polly happy cat. I lovingly call her Torpedo or Burrito, due to…” Learn more

  • Name: Stormy Weather
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Southern Counties Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Dilute Calico Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “I love STORMY Weather! She is so soft and sweet natured. Stormy is young, around 7 months old. She showed…” Learn more

  • Name: Dolly, aka Muñeca
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Southern Counties Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “SWEET DOLLY! Dolly is a very lovable young kitty, she loves laying on her Foster mom’s legs and love’s being…” Learn more

  • Name: TREVOR
  • 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: “Look into my gorgeous eyes!! How handsome and I?? My name is TREVOR and I am a mellow, gentle 5…” Learn more

  • Name: DAISY
  • 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
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “My name is DAISY and I am 26 pounds of love and fun! If you adopt me I for sure…” Learn more

  • Name: OLLIE
  • 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 Ollie and I am a 4 year old male polydactyl kitty cat. I am super sweet, gentle…” Learn more

  • Name: PERCY JACKSON
  • 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 Snowshoe Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “PERCY JACKSON is my name and I am one handsome devil. I am gentle, sweet and love to be petted….” Learn more

  • Name: BOBBY
  • 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: “I am a 4 year old bundle of love, purrs and headbutts. A good Samaritan found me and I must…” Learn more

  • Name: OTTER
  • 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, Tuxedo Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “OTTER is a darling 8 month old male tuxedo who has just arrived to the Ark and is currently in…” Learn more

  • Name: BUTTERSCOTCH
  • 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 Long Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “I am a 1 year old sweet male kitty who is looking to trust and love someone. I’m a little…” Learn more

  • Name: APRICOT
  • 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, Female, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “APRICOT is a precious 4 year old orange and cream female tabby. She is a little shy at first but…” Learn more

  • Name: TOOKUS
  • 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
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “I am a 1 year old cute boy who was rescued from the County shelter. I am super sweet and…” Learn more

  • Name: BIRDY
  • 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
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “BIRDIE is a super friendly 2 year old female brown tabby with beautiful green striking eyes. Her owner moved away…” Learn more

  • Name: DRAC
  • 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, Tuxedo Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “I am a 3 year old male tuxedo who loves to chat and talk. I was rescued from the County…” Learn more

  • Name: Bear
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Doggie Bonez Inc, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, German Shepherd Dog Shar-Pei Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet the huggable Mr. Bear! Bear is a beautiful Shepherd / Shar-Pei Mix who is around 6-7 years old. He…” Learn more

  • Name: Strawberry
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Doggie Bonez Inc, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, American Bulldog
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “You make me go oooooh and aaaaah! Puppy cuteness overload with Strawberry. This 11-month-old female American Bulldog mix is spayed,…” Learn more

  • Name: SHAYNA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Shayna is a senior lady who would love a quiet home so she could enjoy her twilight years. She would…” Learn more

  • Name: AMOS
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair
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  • Name: XAVIER
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Xavier is an active cat with a big heart. Although he can get rowdy, he’s looking for the right person…” Learn more

  • Name: BERLIN
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: DUCKY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Border Collie Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Ducky is uncomfortable with small children and not a fan of other dogs but as an adult’s pet companion she…” Learn more

  • Name: BANDIT
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “They call me Bandit because I might just steal your heart if you’re willing to work for it. When I…” Learn more

  • Name: JULIETTE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: BOWIE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: ELLIE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, German Shepherd Dog Siberian Husky Mix
  • Description: “Ellie is a spunky girl who would love a big space to run around in and play fetch with. She…” Learn more

  • Name: Ella
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: I Dot Ca Dot Re Dog Rescue, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Hi there, how are you? Me, I am doing much better now. You see, my name is Ella, I was…” Learn more

  • Name: Cleopatra
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: I Dot Ca Dot Re Dog Rescue, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Shepherd Husky Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Are you looking for the most loyal and loving companion who will love you unconditionally every day? Then say hello…” Learn more

  • Name: Kamala
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: I Dot Ca Dot Re Dog Rescue, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Hello, my name is Kamala and I’m a tiny little thing with lots of love to give! I am a…” Learn more

  • Name: Max
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: I Dot Ca Dot Re Dog Rescue, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Welsh Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Max is 5 year old Welsh Terrier in search of some extra special folks. Max isn’t an ordinary breed and…” Learn more

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