Laguna Niguel-Dana Point Pets Up For Adoption: Meet Toby, Thomas, Buddy & More

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Do you want to add a furry friend to your family and do something good for the Laguna Niguel-Dana Point community at the same time? Perhaps it’s time to adopt a pet! Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many local animals are still looking for their forever homes and shelters still […]

Do you want to add a furry friend to your family and do something good for the Laguna Niguel-Dana Point community at the same time? Perhaps it’s time to adopt a pet! Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many local animals are still looking for their forever homes and shelters still working to place pets with families.

For those looking to adopt, a great place to start the search for a lovable new friend is at The Ark Of San Juan Companion Animal Rescue, where Buddy the cat is waiting patiently, or another local adoption center. 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 put together a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a cat person, meet Toby, a Maine Coon up for adoption. Or 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: Toby
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: D Dot Re Dot Am Animal Rescue, PO Box 2432, Laguna Niguel, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Maine Coon
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. Toby is a Maine Coon mix, with beautiful…” Learn more

  • Name: THOMAS
  • 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: “THOMAS is a charming 1 year old male orange/white who is in the cattery and wants to be your best…” Learn more

  • Name: BUDDY
  • 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 Tuxedo Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “BUDDY is a super sweet 4 year old male tuxedo kitty who is looking for a new home. He loves…” Learn more

  • Name: WOOZA
  • 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: “My name is WOOZA and I am a 2 year old sweet female tabby. I was thrown out of a…” Learn more

  • Name: Cash
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Doggie Bonez Inc, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet wonderful Cash, aka Mr. Money! Yes, this is all the money you need. Cash is a 3-year-old, male, American…” Learn more

  • Name: Max
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Doggie Bonez Inc, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Rottweiler Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Meet Max! Max is a 12-month-old male, Rottweiler-Shepherd mix. He’s a handsome boy who was adopted out as a puppy…” Learn more

  • Name: JAX
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Promise 4 Paws, 31878 Del Obispo St., San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Jax is a wonderful boy who is very good with people- adults and kids. He walks great on a leash,…” Learn more

  • Name: Swipey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Greendog Foundation, Capistrano Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Terrier Chihuahua Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Swipey! This 8 year old boy is part terrier and chihuahua that weighs approximately 12 pounds. Swipey is great…” Learn more

  • Name: Thor
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Mission Viejo Animal Services Center, 28095 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Dogo Argentino
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  • Name: Athena
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Mission Viejo Animal Services Center, 28095 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Dogo Argentino
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  • Name: Sally (with Pancho)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fur Ever Home, San Clemente, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Sally (she’s the one on the left in the picture and that’s Pancho on the right). Sally is so…” Learn more

  • Name: Pancho (with Sally)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fur Ever Home, San Clemente, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Chiweenie
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Pancho (he’s the little guy on the right in the picture and that’s Sally on the left). Pancho is…” Learn more

  • Name: Charlotte
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Laguna Beach Animal Shelter, 20612 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Jack Russell Terrier Chihuahua Mix
  • Description: “Charlotte is a 3 yr old spayed female jack russell terrier chihuahua mx. She is an only dog with adults…” Learn more

  • Name: Steely Dan
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Leashes Of Love Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Chihuahua Pomeranian Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Everyone welcome Steely Dan! Steely is a 6-month-old, 7-pound, male Long-Haired Chihuahua (maybe Pomeranian) mix that was rescued along with…” Learn more

  • Name: Jimmy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Leashes Of Love Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Everyone welcome Jimmy! Jimmy is a 2-year-old, 9-pound, male Chihuahua mix that was rescued along with 6 others from a…” Learn more

  • Name: Colorado
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Compassionate Animal Rescue For Medical Aid, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “I am currently available for adoption at the Foothill Ranch Petsmart. If you’re interested in adopting me, fill out an…” Learn more

  • Name: Zeppelin
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Leashes Of Love Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Everyone welcome Zeppelin! Zeppelin is a 6-month-old, 4-pound, male Chihuahua mix that was rescued along with 6 others from a…” Learn more

  • Name: Janis
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Leashes Of Love Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Chihuahua Pomeranian Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Everyone welcome Janis! Janis is a 6-month-old, 6 pound, female Long-Haired Chihuahua (maybe Pomeranian) mix that was rescued along with…” Learn more

  • Name: Fendi
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Leashes Of Love Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Poodle Jack Russell Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Everyone welcome Fendi! Fendi is a 4-month-old male Jack-a-Poo (Jack Russell/Poodle mix) that was surrendered to the rescue by his…” Learn more

  • Name: Julius
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Compassionate Animal Rescue For Medical Aid, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “I am currently available for adoption at the Mission Viejo Petco. If you’re interested in adopting me, fill out an…” Learn more

  • Name: Walter
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Compassionate Animal Rescue For Medical Aid, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “I am currently available for adoption at the Mission Viejo Petco. If you’re interested in adopting me, fill out an…” Learn more

  • Name: Kimmi
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Muttly Crew, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Sweet little Kimmi was on the streets for a while at a construction site. Seems like everyone was feeding her…” Learn more

  • Name: Diva bonded with Nala COURTESY POST
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Description: “Diva is the dark Chocolate Piity 3 yrs Nala is the Brindle pink Pitty 2 yrs Nala is up to…” Learn more

  • Name: Mischief
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Jack Russell Terrier Chihuahua Mix
  • Description: “Mischief was a stray out in the Antelope Valley, We had to trap her to save her life. She is…” Learn more

  • Name: Nala bonded with Diva COURTESY POST
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Description: “Diva is the dark Chocolate Piity 3 yrs Nala is the Brindle pink Pitty 2 yrs Nala is up to…” Learn more

  • Name: Almond-must go with Nina
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Pet Adoption Center Of Orange County, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Maltese Cairn Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Meet 2 year old, 8 pound fearful Maltese/Terrier Almond (on the right), one of 4 unsocialized dogs we rescued from…” Learn more

  • Name: Nina-must go with Almond
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Pet Adoption Center Of Orange County, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Cairn Terrier
  • Description: “Meet 7 year old, 10 lb Cairn Terrier mix, Nina (on the left), one of 4 unsocialized dogs we rescued…” Learn more

  • Name: Pookie-goes with Lunah
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Pet Adoption Center Of Orange County, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Terrier Chihuahua Mix
  • Description: “Pookie is a 9 lb, 4 year old Terrier/Chihuahua mix who came to us as a part of a family…” Learn more

  • Name: Mini Moo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Pet Adoption Center Of Orange County, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Terrier Chihuahua Mix
  • Description: “MiniMoo is a 10 lb, 4 year old Terrier/Chihuahua mix who came to us as a part of a family…” Learn more

  • Name: Bebe
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Pet Adoption Center Of Orange County, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Terrier Chihuahua Mix
  • Description: “Bebe is an 11 lb, 4 year old Terrier/Chihuahua mix who came to us as a part of a family…” Learn more

  • Name: Mimi
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Pet Adoption Center Of Orange County, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Terrier Chihuahua Mix
  • Description: “Mimi is an 8 lb, 7 year old Terrier/Chihuahua mix who came to us as a part of a family…” Learn more

  • Name: Lunah-goes with Pookie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Pet Adoption Center Of Orange County, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Terrier
  • Description: “Lunah is an 11 lb, 4 year old Terrier/Chihuahua mix who came to us as a part of a family…” Learn more

  • Name: Daisy Ridley NEEDS A FOSTER
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Cockapoo
  • Description: “Daisy Ridley is a very sweet 27 pound female cockapoo (Cocker Spaniel/Poodle mix) that is 7 years old. Poor girl…” Learn more

  • Name: Effie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Poodle
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  • Name: Bucky
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: I Dot Ca Dot Re Dog Rescue, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Looking for a chill chi?! Look no more… Bucky is your little 8 lb. dude! He is twelve years young…” Learn more

  • Name: Noodle
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lovebugs Rescue, PO Box 953, Corona Del Mar, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Brussels Griffon 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: Noodle arrived at the South…” Learn more

  • Name: KITTY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Kitty is a precious little girl who knows what she’s looking for in a family. She is calm, keeps herself…” Learn more

  • Name: SOFIE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Doberman Pinscher
  • Description: “Sofie is initially timid but opens up once she is in calm and patient household. Once comfortable, she will be…” Learn more

  • Name: RUBY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Ruby is a vocal cat who is initially shy until she warms up and needs plenty of time and space…” Learn more

  • Name: Froyo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paw Prints In The Sand Animal Rescue Inc, 220 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Staffordshire Bull Terrier Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Hi, Froyo here, I joined PPITS with my 7 siblings. I am a 5-week old mixed breed puppy looking for…” Learn more

  • Name: Kashi
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paw Prints In The Sand Animal Rescue Inc, 220 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Staffordshire Bull Terrier Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Hey there, I’m Kashi. I joined PPITS with my 7 siblings. I am the shy one of the bunch, so…” Learn more

  • Name: Fritz
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Paw Prints In The Sand Animal Rescue Inc, 220 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Hi, I am Fritz I joined Paw Prints in the Sand recently with my brother Sigurd and our mom Daisy….” Learn more

  • Name: Sigurd
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Paw Prints In The Sand Animal Rescue Inc, 220 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Hi, I am Sigurd I joined Paw Prints in the Sand recently with my brother Fritz and our mom Daisy….” Learn more

  • Name: Daisy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Paw Prints In The Sand Animal Rescue Inc, 220 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Hi, I am Daisy I joined Paw Prints in the Sand recently with my two kittens Sigurd and Fritz. I…” Learn more

  • Name: Mochi
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paw Prints In The Sand Animal Rescue Inc, 220 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Staffordshire Bull Terrier Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hi! My name is Mochi and I was born on Christmas Eve to my mom and was rescued with my…” Learn more

  • Name: Milo
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Save Somebunny Rabbit Rescue Inc, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Bunny Rabbit Angora Rabbit Mix
  • Description: “Milo is a very friendly, sweet bunny boy. We think he is part angora rabbit so he needs a special…” Learn more

  • Name: Pride
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Save Somebunny Rabbit Rescue Inc, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Hotot
  • Description: “Pride is a sweet girl who was born at a shelter in February 2016 and fostered by Save SomeBunny Rabbit…” Learn more

  • Name: Precious
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Home 4 Ever Rescue, P.O Box 226, Costa Mesa, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Yorkshire Terrier Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Precious is a 1 year old, 6 pound, Yorkshire Terrier with a very energetic personality. She is affectionate, smart, sensitive,…” Learn more

  • Name: Maggie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Home 4 Ever Rescue, P.O Box 226, Costa Mesa, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Spaniel
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Maggie is a 7 year old, 20 pound sweet female Spaniel/Terrier mix that is looking for her forever home. She…” Learn more

  • Name: Nahla
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: German Shepherd Rescue Of Orange County, 120 Tustin Avenue, #C1111, Newport Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, German Shepherd Dog
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “5 year old Nahla is a friendly girl who greets strangers politely. She loves car rides and knows many basic…” Learn more

  • Name: Mercedes
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: German Shepherd Rescue Of Orange County, 120 Tustin Avenue, #C1111, Newport Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, German Shepherd Dog
  • Description: “3 year old Mercedes has just arrived from a crowded shelter. Mercedes knows some of her basic commands and will…” Learn more

  • Name: Sponsor ACE from Pasadena shelter
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dalmatian Rescue Of Southern California Inc, 20301 Riverside Dr., Newport Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Dalmatian
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “PLEASE HELP US PAY FOR ACE’S VET BILLS AND MEDICATION. Ace is a 5 yr old neutered dalmatian male we…” Learn more

  • Name: Sponsor Dot from South LA
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dalmatian Rescue Of Southern California Inc, 20301 Riverside Dr., Newport Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Dalmatian
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “PLEASE SPONSOR DOT AND HELP US PAY HIS VET BILLS. We rescued this senior dalmatian male the shelter named Dot…” Learn more

  • Name: PEPPER
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Oc Animal Care, 1630 Victory Road, Tustin, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Labrador Retriever
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  • Name: MITZY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Oc Animal Care, 1630 Victory Road, Tustin, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Siberian Husky
  • Learn more

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