Aliso Viejo Pets Up For Adoption: Meet Henri, Gracie & More

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Looking to add to your family and do something good for the Aliso Viejo community at the same time? Maybe it’s the right time to adopt a pet! Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many pets are still looking for their forever homes and animal shelters still working to fulfill adoptions. There […]

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

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages without a home in California — and many are located not too far from you. In the search for an adorable new family pet, consider looking around at a local adoption center like New Beginnings For Animals, where Freesia 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 in appropriate homes.

Here at Patch, with a little help from our friends at Petfinder, we round up 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 Henri, a Poodle 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: Henri
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dogs In Need Organization, Laguna Hills, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Poodle
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Sweet Henri was horribly matted with a mouth full of rotting teeth when we rescued him from the shelter. Henri…” Learn more

  • Name: Gracie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: New Beginnings For Animals, P. O. Box 2444, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Gracie is about 2-4 years old and came to us after being surrendered by her owner to her local vet…” Learn more

  • Name: Oliver Finn
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: New Beginnings For Animals, P. O. Box 2444, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Oliver Finn is about 6-8 years old, rescued recently from the Devore Shelter. He was brought into the shelter after…” Learn more

  • Name: Wrigley
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: New Beginnings For Animals, P. O. Box 2444, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Wrigley is about 2 years old and was recently rescued form the lancaster shelter. He arrived there with a severe…” Learn more

  • Name: Freesia
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: New Beginnings For Animals, P. O. Box 2444, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Freesia is about 2 years old and was rescued by an independant rescuer from along side the freeway in LA,…” Learn more

  • Name: Beretta
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Compassionate Animal Rescue For Medical Aid, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Medium Hair Calico Mix
  • 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: Ziggy
  • 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 from my foster home. If you’re interested in adopting me, fill out an application…” Learn more

  • Name: Norman
  • 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 from my foster home. If you’re interested in adopting me, fill out an application…” Learn more

  • Name: Galaxy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Leashes Of Love Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Terrier Chihuahua Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Everyone welcome Galaxy! Galaxy is a 9-week-old Terrier mix who is one of 6 babies from momma Star Bright who…” Learn more

  • Name: Draco
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Leashes Of Love Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Terrier Chihuahua Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Everyone welcome Draco! Draco is a 9-week-old male Terrier mix who is one of 6 babies from momma Star Bright…” Learn more

  • Name: Smokey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Leashes Of Love Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Siberian Husky
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Everyone welcome Smokey! Smokey is a 6-month-old male Siberian Husky that was surrendered to the rescue by his owner. Smokey…” Learn more

  • Name: Orion
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Leashes Of Love Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Terrier Chihuahua Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Everyone welcome Orion! Orion is a 9-week-old male Terrier mix who is one of 6 babies from momma Star Bright…” Learn more

  • Name: Polaris
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Leashes Of Love Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Terrier Chihuahua Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Everyone welcome Polaris! Polaris is a 9-week-old male Terrier mix who is one of 6 babies from momma Star Bright…” Learn more

  • Name: Klondike
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Mission Viejo Animal Services Center, 28095 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Siberian Husky
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  • Name: Elsa
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pei People Shar Pei Rescue Inc, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Shar-Pei
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Elsa is a young girl who has lived so far without other dogs. She is cautious and indifferent around other…” Learn more

  • Name: Woofie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Miniature Pinscher Chihuahua Mix
  • Description: “Woofie is good with dogs and potty trained. Her owner was too old to care for her, so she is…” Learn more

  • Name: Tina Spay
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Cattle Dog Shepherd Mix
  • Description: “Tina Spay is the sweetest little 1 year old cattle dog/shepherd mix that weighs 46 pounds. She had a litter…” Learn more

  • Name: Springer NEEDS MEDICAL FOSTER
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Chihuahua
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  • Name: LeRoy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Pet Adoption Center Of Orange County, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Chihuahua Terrier Mix
  • Description: “LeRoy – Little but mighty. Super sweet and mellow. He has learned how to stand his ground with his litter…” Learn more

  • Name: Biscotti
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Pet Adoption Center Of Orange County, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Dachshund
  • Description: “Two year old, 14 lb Handsome Dachshund mix Biscotti came to us with his sister Faith and Terrier mix Brooklyn…” Learn more

  • Name: Faith
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Pet Adoption Center Of Orange County, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Dachshund
  • Description: “Two year old, 12 lb Beautiful Dachshund mix Faith came to us with her brother Biscotti and Terrier mix Brooklyn…” Learn more

  • Name: Brooklyn
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Pet Adoption Center Of Orange County, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Terrier
  • Description: “Two year old, Adorable 11 lb Terrier mix Brooklyn (look at those ears!) came to us from the Bakersfield shelter…” Learn more

  • Name: Hazel Jean NEEDS MEDICAL FOSTER
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
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  • Name: Carl (NEEDS A FOSTER)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Border Collie Mix
  • Description: “Carl is a one and ahalf year-old, LAB /Boarder Collie mix. He weighs 62 pounds. According to family, he is…” Learn more

  • Name: Lucy Lu
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Pet Adoption Center Of Orange County, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Chihuahua Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Lucy Lu – Super sweet and loving. Is happiest rolling around and playing with her litter mates. Great with both…” Learn more

  • Name: Millicent
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Pet Adoption Center Of Orange County, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Chihuahua Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Millicent – Very adventurous and high energy. Loves running and playing with her litter mates and toys. Super curious. Awesome…” Learn more

  • Name: Bruno
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Pet Adoption Center Of Orange County, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Chihuahua Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Bruno – Sweet and loving. High energy at times but also loves to be mellow and snuggle. Loves to run…” Learn more

  • Name: Hazel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Pet Adoption Center Of Orange County, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Chihuahua Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Hazel – Leader of the pack. Extremely social. Loves all people and both big and small dogs. Very alert and…” Learn more

  • Name: Hank Aaron -NEEDS FOSTER
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Treeing Walker Coonhound Catahoula Leopard Dog Mix
  • Description: “Hank is a 2 year old male Coonhound/Catahoula Leopard Dog that is sweet as can be. He walks great on…” Learn more

  • Name: Mona and Nico
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Southern Counties Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Maine Coon Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Mona and Nico are siblings who are almost 2 years old. They MUST be adopted together. Mona is a Maine…” Learn more

  • Name: Mary Kate and Ashley
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Southern Counties Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Calico Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Meet Mary Kate and Ashley. They are sisters and best friends. They are a beautiful pair of girls and super…” Learn more

  • Name: Sylvester
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Southern Counties Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Meet Sylvester. He is the a total love bug and super sweet. He plays the role of big brother to…” Learn more

  • Name: Mr. Magoo and Waldo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Southern Counties Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Meet Mr. Magoo and Waldo. They are extra sweet. They love to play and look for adventure. Both love to…” Learn more

  • Name: Ginger
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Southern Counties Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Calico Mix
  • Description: “Ginger lost her human last year, and has been staying with family ever since. They were hoping to make Ginger…” Learn more

  • Name: Snowflake
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Southern Counties Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Turkish Angora Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Snowflake is a little over 2 months old so she will need to be adopted with a kitten friend. This…” Learn more

  • Name: KK
  • 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 Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “KK is an adorable 4 month old female brown and white tabby and is the sister of Marki and Maisie….” Learn more

  • Name: CELESTE
  • 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: “CELESTE is a beautiful 3 year old marbled female tabby who was a recent mommy and now she is looking…” Learn more

  • Name: MARKI & MAISIE
  • 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 Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “These 2 sweet 4 month old female white kitties are a bonded pair!!!!!!!! They are looking for their forever home…” Learn more

  • Name: KOKOMO
  • 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: “KOKOMO is a super 1 year old make orange tabby whose owner moved and left him. He is looking for…” Learn more

  • Name: TANGELO
  • 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, dogs and cats
  • Description: “TANGELO is a 1 year old male tabby with striking markings. He is quirky, sweet and has tons of energy….” Learn more

  • Name: BLACKIE
  • 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: “BLACKIE is a beautiful ONE-year-old cuddler who is shy at first but enjoys to be petted and give headbutts. He…” Learn more

  • Name: YOUNG
  • 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 Medium Hair Tortoiseshell Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “YOUNG is a gorgeous, gentle 7 month old medium haired sortie looking for a home to call her own. You…” Learn more

  • Name: STILLS
  • 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 Medium Hair Tortoiseshell Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “STILLS is a sweet, happy 7 month old energetic female sortie with striking markings. She is a purr machine and…” Learn more

  • Name: SAGE
  • 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, Female, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “SAGE is a lovely silky 11 month old gorgeous female black tabby who is absolutely amazing. She’s gentle, sweet and…” Learn more

  • Name: MARIE
  • 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 Medium Hair Tortoiseshell Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “MARIE is a sweet but shy fluffy 2 year old female sortie who is good with other cats and is…” Learn more

  • Name: OREO
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Promise 4 Paws, 31878 Del Obispo St., San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Staffordshire Bull Terrier Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Oreo is a young staffy/pit bull mix and just as sweet as can be. He is good natured, loves people…” Learn more

  • Name: HARLEY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Promise 4 Paws, 31878 Del Obispo St., San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Jack Russell Terrier
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Harley is a 5 yr old Jack Russell terrier mix. He absolutely loves people but can be a bit dominate/toy…” Learn more

  • Name: Billy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Doggie Bonez Inc, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “This is our newest buddy, Billy! *** Cuteness Puppy Alert *** Billy is a 4 1/2-month-old male American Staffordshire terrier…” Learn more

  • Name: BAGHEERA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Bagheera is a gentle, talkative kitty who loves to lounge on his bed and people watch. He may not fully…” Learn more

  • Name: BLACK JACK
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Black Jack is purrfect blend of sweet and adorable. Whether you’re a first time cat owner or experienced, Black Jack’s…” Learn more

  • Name: MAOZI
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Maozi is a cat who prefers lots of room to stretch his legs and explore. Although he’s unsure in new…” Learn more

  • Name: CHEETO
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Guinea Pig
  • Description: “My name is Cheeto and my brother’s name is Ruffles! We are two handsome guinea pigs looking for our forever…” Learn more

  • Name: RUFFLES
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Guinea Pig
  • Description: “My name is Ruffles and my brother’s name is Cheeto! We are two handsome guinea pigs looking for our forever…” Learn more

  • Name: ATHENA
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Bull Terrier German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Description: “Athena is still very much a puppy and would love a family that can teach her the ropes. She has…” Learn more

  • Name: APOLLO
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Siberian Husky Alaskan Malamute Mix
  • Description: “Apollo is full of life and can’t wait to catch some Frisbees and go for long runs. He would benefit…” Learn more

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