Gilroy Pets Up For Adoption: Moose, Norman, Ruby & More

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Looking to add a furry friend to your family and give back to the Gilroy community at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other animal from a local shelter! Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, facilities have dogs, cats and other kinds of pets ready and waiting to be adopted. […]

Looking to add a furry friend to your family and give back to the Gilroy community at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other animal from a local shelter! Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, facilities have dogs, cats and other kinds of pets ready and waiting to be adopted.

In the search for an adorable new family pet, consider checking out a local animal shelter like Santa Clara County Animal Care And Control, where Toad the dog 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.

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 Moose, an American Staffordshire 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: Moose
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: South County Tail Waggers, Gilroy, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Highlights of sweet Moose! ? Seeks proximity to people/other dogs he’s familiar with (will follow you everywhere) ? Loves to…” Learn more

  • Name: Norman
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: South County Tail Waggers, Gilroy, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “If you are looking for a long-time companion, someone who will always be by your side, South County Tail Waggers…” Learn more

  • Name: RUBY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Santa Clara County Animal Care And Control, 12370 Murphy Ave., San Martin, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Interested in adopting?! Simply visit the shelter weekdays 12-6 and weekends 12-5. Adoptions are first come, first serve. No application…” Learn more

  • Name: HANK
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Santa Clara County Animal Care And Control, 12370 Murphy Ave., San Martin, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Interested in adopting?! Simply visit the shelter weekdays 12-6 and weekends 12-5. Adoptions are first come, first serve. No application…” Learn more

  • Name: TOAD
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Santa Clara County Animal Care And Control, 12370 Murphy Ave., San Martin, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, American Bulldog
  • Description: “Toad is currently in foster care with a family who may adopt him. If he is returned to us and…” Learn more

  • Name: KURT
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Santa Clara County Animal Care And Control, 12370 Murphy Ave., San Martin, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Terrier
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  • Name: HILDA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Santa Clara County Animal Care And Control, 12370 Murphy Ave., San Martin, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Interested in adopting?! Simply visit the shelter weekdays 12-6 and weekends 12-5. Adoptions are first come, first serve. No application…” Learn more

  • Name: SHAGGY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Santa Clara County Animal Care And Control, 12370 Murphy Ave., San Martin, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Shaggy is currently in foster care with a family who may adopt him. If he is returned to us and…” Learn more

  • Name: ANDY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Santa Clara County Animal Care And Control, 12370 Murphy Ave., San Martin, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: KING
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Santa Clara County Animal Care And Control, 12370 Murphy Ave., San Martin, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: A093185
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Santa Clara County Animal Care And Control, 12370 Murphy Ave., San Martin, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: LUKE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Santa Clara County Animal Care And Control, 12370 Murphy Ave., San Martin, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Interested in adopting?! Simply visit the shelter weekdays 12-6 and weekends 12-5. Adoptions are first come, first serve. No application…” Learn more

  • Name: A093466
  • Species: Duck
  • Location: Santa Clara County Animal Care And Control, 12370 Murphy Ave., San Martin, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Duck
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  • Name: JO JO
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Santa Clara County Animal Care And Control, 12370 Murphy Ave., San Martin, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog Australian Kelpie Mix
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  • Name: BRUCE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Santa Clara County Animal Care And Control, 12370 Murphy Ave., San Martin, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog
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  • Name: CODY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Santa Clara County Animal Care And Control, 12370 Murphy Ave., San Martin, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Siberian Husky
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  • Name: MOCHI
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: All Animal Rescue And Friends Aarf, PO Box 941, San Martin, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Poodle Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet MOCHI This senior gentleman is around 10/11 years old, he is a poodle mixed with a lot of LOVE…” Learn more

  • Name: Lucky
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Town Cats, PO Box 1828, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Nilla
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Lop Eared Lionhead Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “This rabbit is currently not spayed/neutered. Adoption donation includes spay/neuter , micro chip, micro chip registration and RHDV2 vaccination. Adopter…” Learn more

  • Name: Elvis
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Lionhead Dutch Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “This rabbit is currently not spayed/neutered. Adoption donation includes spay/neuter , micro chip, micro chip registration and RHDV2 vaccination. Adopter…” Learn more

  • Name: Apricot
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Lop Eared
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “This rabbit is currently not spayed/neutered. Adoption donation includes spay/neuter , micro chip, micro chip registration and RHDV2 vaccination. Adopter…” Learn more

  • Name: Nikita
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Dutch
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “This rabbit is currently not spayed/neutered. Adoption donation includes spay/neuter , micro chip, micro chip registration and RHDV2 vaccination. Adopter…” Learn more

  • Name: Jet
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Dutch
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “This rabbit is currently not spayed/neutered. Adoption donation includes spay/neuter , micro chip, micro chip registration and RHDV2 vaccination. Adopter…” Learn more

  • Name: Charlotte
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Lop Eared
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “This rabbit is currently not spayed/neutered. Adoption donation includes spay/neuter , micro chip, micro chip registration and RHDV2 vaccination. Adopter…” Learn more

  • Name: Dustin
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Lionhead Dutch Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “This rabbit is currently not spayed/neutered. Adoption donation includes spay/neuter , micro chip, micro chip registration and RHDV2 vaccination. Adopter…” Learn more

  • Name: Levon
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Dutch
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “This rabbit is currently not spayed/neutered. Adoption donation includes spay/neuter , micro chip, micro chip registration and RHDV2 vaccination. Adopter…” Learn more

  • Name: Amoreena
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Dutch
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “This rabbit is currently not spayed/neutered. Adoption donation includes spay/neuter , micro chip, micro chip registration and RHDV2 vaccination. Adopter…” Learn more

  • Name: Tangerine
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Lop Eared
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “This rabbit is currently not spayed/neutered. Adoption donation includes spay/neuter , micro chip, micro chip registration and RHDV2 vaccination. Adopter…” Learn more

  • Name: Pompeii
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Californian
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Pompeii is a very sweet young rabbit that was saved from a meat farm by a fabulous family. They also…” Learn more

  • Name: Tiny
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Netherland Dwarf
  • Description: “Tiny is a 5-6 year old male Netherland Dwarf who has not lived his best life. He came to SBRR…” Learn more

  • Name: Princess
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, American
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “This rabbit is currently not spayed/neutered. Adoption donation includes spay/neuter , micro chip, micro chip registration and RHDV2 vaccination. Adopter…” Learn more

  • Name: Barney
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Pet Friends, 2975 Buena Vista Road, Hollister, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Tabby Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Barney was a feral kitten that had been hit by a car in a busy industrial area of Hollister. He…” Learn more

  • Name: Bruno
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Pet Friends, 2975 Buena Vista Road, Hollister, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Bruno was trapped as a feral with his brother in a very busy industrial area of Hollister. His brother had…” Learn more

  • Name: Lana
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Pet Friends, 2975 Buena Vista Road, Hollister, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Lana is a sweet girl who was trapped as a feral kitten. She needed sometime with a foster and now…” Learn more

  • Name: Dexter
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pet Friends, 2975 Buena Vista Road, Hollister, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Anatolian Shepherd
  • Description: “Dexter was brought as a stray in the nightbox at the local shelter. He is a sweet, big goofy guy…” Learn more

  • Name: Goldie & Bambi (mother daughter)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Street Paws Rescue, San Jose, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Egyptian Mau Calico Mix
  • Description: “Goldie(mom) & Bambi(daughter) are the gorgeoys mother and daughter duo looking for forever home after a hard life on the…” Learn more

  • Name: Elmo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Tailchaser Rescue, San Jose, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “If you would like to meet this cat, please start by filling out our adoption application at tcrescue.com/adopt Hello, My…” Learn more

  • Name: Mr Darcy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Tailchaser Rescue, San Jose, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “If you would like to meet this cat, please start by filling out our adoption application at tcrescue.com/adopt Mr Darcy…” Learn more

  • Name: Nimbus
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Santa Cruz Spca, 2601 Chanticleer Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Basset Hound Terrier Mix
  • Description: “New COVID-19 Adoption Procedures: The first step is to fill out an application on our website. Petfinder inquiries are not…” Learn more

  • Name: A280241
  • Species: Finch
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Finch
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  • Name: A280239
  • Species: Finch
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Finch
  • Learn more

  • Name: A280240
  • Species: Finch
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Finch
  • Learn more

  • Name: A280242
  • Species: Finch
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Finch
  • Learn more

  • Name: JUNE CARTER CASH*
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Poodle Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “June Cash Carter and Johnny came to the Shelter as strays so we do not know much about their past….” Learn more

  • Name: HAPPY*
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Hound Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Happy came into the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter (SCCAS) as a stray in not so great condition. He had…” Learn more

  • Name: JOHNNY*
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Poodle Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “June Cash Carter and Johnny came to the Shelter as strays so we do not know much about their past….” Learn more

  • Name: PERLA
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Description: “Perla and Charro came into the Shelter as an owner surrender after their previous owner was unable to continue caring…” Learn more

  • Name: CHARRO
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Description: “Perla and Charro came into the Shelter as an owner surrender after their previous owner was unable to continue caring…” Learn more

  • Name: LUNA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: GRITS*
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Guinea Pig
  • Description: “Shrimp and Grits are a bonded pair of male guinea pigs. Grits is the more outgoing of the two while…” Learn more

  • Name: PEAR*
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Bunny Rabbit
  • Description: “Avocado, Lemon and Pear came to the Shelter as owner surrenders from a family who had multiple rabbits that kept…” Learn more

  • Name: YOSHI
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: SHRIMP*
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Guinea Pig
  • Description: “Shrimp and Grits are a bonded pair of male guinea pigs. Grits is the more outgoing of the two while…” Learn more

  • Name: CHECKERS*
  • Species: Chicken
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Chicken
  • Description: “Checkers came to the Shelter as a stray. He is quite a handsome man and would love a home of…” Learn more

  • Name: JASMINE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Gus and Jasmine are a bonded pair of kitties that are looking for a home together!” Learn more

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