Santa Cruz Pets Up For Adoption: Perla, Buckwheat, Suki & More

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Want to add a new member to your family and give back to the Santa Cruz community at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other animal from a local shelter! Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many local animals are still looking for their forever homes and animal shelters […]

Want to add a new member to your family and give back to the Santa Cruz community at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other animal from a local shelter! Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many local animals are still looking for their forever homes and animal shelters still working to fulfill adoptions.

In the search for a new fur child, consider looking around at a local adoption center like Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, where Smudge 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 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 Perla, a Shepherd 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: Perla
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Shelter Relief Rescue, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Shepherd
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “I’m about 4 months old. I’m a shepherd mix female with lots of energy. I’m bouncy and I can jump…” Learn more

  • Name: Buckwheat
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Shelter Relief Rescue, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “5 months old. When we rescued this little guy he was extremely exhausted and sick. As his health improved we…” Learn more

  • Name: SUKI
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: RUBICON*
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Siberian Husky Alaskan Malamute Mix
  • Description: “Large sensitive guy..people oriented …checks in and settles nicely indoors after some time exploring Likes water ! …but easily intimidated…” Learn more

  • Name: SMUDGE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Himalayan
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  • Name: MINNIE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: STAR
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: CLAUDE*
  • 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: ASH
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: BONDI*
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Life’s a beach with Bondi! Since the moment she arrived, she has been energetic, eager and very outgoing- with both…” Learn more

  • Name: MITSKI*
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Siberian Husky Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “A full of energy girl that would benefit highly from consistent exercise and positive renforced training because as a typical…” Learn more

  • Name: Ragnar
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Santa Cruz Spca, 2601 Chanticleer Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Australian Kelpie
  • Good With: Kids
  • 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: Analia & Amalia (bonded pair)
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: The Rabbit Haven, PO Box 66594, Scotts Valley, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Bunny Rabbit
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  • Name: Terel
  • Species: Hamster
  • Location: The Rabbit Haven, PO Box 66594, Scotts Valley, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Hamster
  • Description: “Terel is a tiny dwarf hamster boy. He lives in a roomy enclosure and enjoys tunneling and fresh food- Loves…” Learn more

  • Name: Ito
  • Species: Hamster
  • Location: The Rabbit Haven, PO Box 66594, Scotts Valley, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Hamster
  • Description: “Ito is a male hamster- Cute, tiny & super nice boy – Loves his bath his wheel and special houses…” Learn more

  • Name: Abbott
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: The Rabbit Haven, PO Box 66594, Scotts Valley, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Dutch
  • Description: “Abbot is a handsome boy! This Dutch mix bunny is full of charm and antics. He loves to eat hay…” Learn more

  • Name: Gwendolyn
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: The Rabbit Haven, PO Box 66594, Scotts Valley, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, French Lop
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  • Name: Yukio
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: The Rabbit Haven, PO Box 66594, Scotts Valley, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Guinea Pig
  • Description: “Yukio and a loving white male neutered GP and he is looking for a companion. He is vocal and a…” Learn more

  • Name: Landon and Logan
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: The Rabbit Haven, PO Box 66594, Scotts Valley, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Guinea Pig
  • Description: “Landon and Logan are a sweet pair of GP boys. These friendly fellows. They are vocal and live in a…” Learn more

  • Name: Hannah and Hayley
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: The Rabbit Haven, PO Box 66594, Scotts Valley, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Guinea Pig
  • Description: “Hannah and Hayley are adorable guinea pigs friends. They are indeed a pair they love each other and enjoy romping…” Learn more

  • Name: Boo-boo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Street Paws Rescue, San Jose, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair Turkish Van Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Boo-boo is a 2 yr old sweet loving male cat looking for his forever home. He has had a very…” Learn more

  • Name: Gordita
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pawsitive Connections, 5353 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Chihuahua Terrier Mix
  • Description: “This puppy is currently being fostered in San Jose and can be met by appointment there, so interested applicants do…” Learn more

  • Name: Marge
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pawsitive Connections, 5353 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Chihuahua Terrier Mix
  • Description: “This puppy is currently being fostered in San Jose and can be met by appointment there, so interested applicants do…” Learn more

  • Name: Pugchop
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pawsitive Connections, 5353 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Chihuahua Terrier Mix
  • Description: “This puppy is currently being fostered in San Jose and can be met by appointment there, so interested applicants do…” Learn more

  • Name: Socks
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pawsitive Connections, 5353 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Chihuahua Terrier Mix
  • Description: “This puppy is currently being fostered in San Jose and can be met by appointment there, so interested applicants do…” Learn more

  • Name: Linguini
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pawsitive Connections, 5353 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Chihuahua Terrier Mix
  • Description: “This puppy is currently being fostered in San Jose and can be met by appointment there, so interested applicants do…” Learn more

  • Name: Miss Kitty
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Angels Furry Friends, San Jose, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Russian Blue Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Meet Miss Kitty – the most curious and adventurous out of a litter of nine (https://angelsfurryfriends.org/donate/cat/). She was the first…” Learn more

  • Name: Cricket
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Angels Furry Friends, San Jose, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Russian Blue Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Meet Cricket – playful and jumpy he is full of energy and curiosity. He likes to “hunt” and stalk feathers…” Learn more

  • Name: MARGAUX
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Furrever Cat And Kitten Rescue, Campbell, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Margaux is shy and gentle one-year-old girl. When Margaux is not showing off her perfectly-executed cat yoga stretches or lounging…” Learn more

  • Name: Owen
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Tailchaser Rescue, San Jose, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Lionhead Bunny Rabbit Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Owen is an approximately 4-year old Lionhead that is bonded with her baby, Monroe. Both bunnies are spayed. They are…” Learn more

  • Name: Monroe
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Tailchaser Rescue, San Jose, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Lionhead Bunny Rabbit Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Monroe is an approximately 3.5-year old Lionhead that is bonded with her mom, Owen. Both bunnies are spayed. They are…” Learn more

  • Name: Candice
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Francis Animal Protection Society, Campbell, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. Candice (aka Candy) is a sweet little kitty…” Learn more

  • Name: Donovan
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Itty Bitty Orphan Kitty Rescue, P.O. Box 321232, Campbell, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Tuxedo Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Donovan is a sweet and loving boy who enjoys…” Learn more

  • Name: Marley
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Itty Bitty Orphan Kitty Rescue, P.O. Box 321232, Campbell, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Tuxedo Domestic Medium Hair Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Marley is a sweet and loving boy who enjoys…” Learn more

  • Name: Carley
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Itty Bitty Orphan Kitty Rescue, P.O. Box 321232, Campbell, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Tuxedo Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Carley is a sweet and loving girl who enjoys…” Learn more

  • Name: Dylan
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Itty Bitty Orphan Kitty Rescue, P.O. Box 321232, Campbell, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Tuxedo Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Dylan is a sweet and loving boy who enjoys…” Learn more

  • Name: Song
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Itty Bitty Orphan Kitty Rescue, P.O. Box 321232, Campbell, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Tabby Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Dave, Benson, Song and Lio are sweet and snuggly…” Learn more

  • Name: Lio
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Itty Bitty Orphan Kitty Rescue, P.O. Box 321232, Campbell, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Tabby Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Dave, Benson, Song and Lio are sweet and snuggly…” Learn more

  • Name: Ursula
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Town Cats, PO Box 1828, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Long Hair
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  • Name: Kansas
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Florida White
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “These sweet babys are read to leave their nest and find their forever home. They have been handled since they…” Learn more

  • Name: Munchkin
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Florida White
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “These sweet babys are read to leave their nest and find their forever home. They have been handled since they…” Learn more

  • Name: Tin Man
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Florida White
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “These sweet babys are read to leave their nest and find their forever home. They have been handled since they…” Learn more

  • Name: Scarecrow
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Florida White
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “These sweet babys are read to leave their nest and find their forever home. They have been handled since they…” Learn more

  • Name: Little Foot
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, American Sable Californian Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “These sweet babys are read to leave their nest and find their forever home. They have been handled since they…” Learn more

  • Name: Spike
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, American Sable Himalayan Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “These sweet babys are read to leave their nest and find their forever home. They have been handled since they…” Learn more

  • Name: Cera
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, American Sable Himalayan Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “These sweet babys are read to leave their nest and find their forever home. They have been handled since they…” Learn more

  • Name: Bear
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, American Sable Dwarf Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Bear was purchased as a dwarf and she has remained on the smaller side. She is bonded to Marshmallow. We…” Learn more

  • Name: Chomper
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, American Sable Himalayan Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “These sweet babys are read to leave their nest and find their forever home. They have been handled since they…” Learn more

  • Name: Ducky
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, American Sable Himalayan Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “These sweet babys are read to leave their nest and find their forever home. They have been handled since they…” Learn more

  • Name: Mini Marshmallow
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Himalayan American Sable Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “These sweet babys are read to leave their nest and find their forever home. They have been handled since they…” Learn more

  • Name: Petrie
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, American Sable Himalayan Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “These sweet babys are read to leave their nest and find their forever home. They have been handled since they…” Learn more

  • Name: Sapphire
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Jakes Wish Dog Rescue, San Jose, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Terrier Chihuahua Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Sapphire is a confident terrier pup who loves to…” Learn more

  • Name: Roscoe
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Jakes Wish Dog Rescue, San Jose, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Schnauzer
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Roscoe is is 9 year old little Velcro dog…” Learn more

  • Name: CHELSEA
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: City Of San Jose Animal Care Center, 2750 Monterey Road, San Jose, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier Border Collie Mix
  • Description: “04/15/21 16:40 Reason animal needs rescue: diarrhea Type: Medical Impound type: stray SharonO 04/17/21 11:48 Also vomiting and thin. (date…” Learn more

  • Name: !*MOO MOO
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: City Of San Jose Animal Care Center, 2750 Monterey Road, San Jose, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “NOTES FROM SHELTER VOLUNTEERS: Moo moo is shy. If she doesnt know you she will bark and growl. Shes just…” Learn more

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