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Dagwood and Blondie: The Perfect Couple

Dagwood and Blondie: The Perfect Couple

Dagwood (A194051) and Blondie (A194046) arrived at the shelter together and are an adorable couple. It’s pretty apparent that they love each other. They would like to spend their lives together and we’re trying to help them with that. Dagwood and Blondie are pretty easy keepers, love their walks together, and are quite spry despite […]



BOTAX: Open Your Heart … Adopt a Cat

BOTAX: Open Your Heart … Adopt a Cat

This teeny fellow came to the Shelter weighing just one pound. That was a month ago and, thanks to a Foster Volunteer opening their heart and home to him, he has nearly doubled his weight! He had a wonderful time playing with our Youth Volunteers during After School Animal Advocates in May and is now […]



Patrick Wants to be YOUR Long-Term Companion

Patrick Wants to be YOUR Long-Term Companion

A Good Samaritan brought Patrick (A234193) to the shelter because they were worried about him living on the streets. He was previously neutered and has a “tipped” right ear (to signify that he is fixed), but whoever neutered him failed to implant a microchip. No one came looking for him therefore he is trying to […]



Zip Is Looking For a Life Partner

Zip Is Looking For a Life Partner

Zip (A234564) and his siblings came to the shelter after starting their lives as lonely outside dogs. Zip is going to make a fantastic partner for someone who is patient and wants a close connection with his or her dog! He is a very active and happy puppy but is also good at being kenneled […]



Shirley: Make Your Pet a Potbelly Pig!

Shirley: Make Your Pet a Potbelly Pig!

To celebrate our dear friends over at KPig Radio on this week of the 7th Annual Days of Wine and Wet Noses, we’ve having a PIG as our Pet of the Week! Here at the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, we shelter/care for/reunite/and adopt-out more than just cats, dogs, and rabbits. Currently in our barn we […]



Experienced Feline Seeks Position as Primary Lap Warmer

Experienced Feline Seeks Position as Primary Lap Warmer

Zoolie (A234414) is quiet, calm, and loves people. She is an extremely affectionate cat who will need someone committed to brushing her long lovely fur to prevent it from getting tangled. Zoolie’s previous person had a recent divorce, is working very long hours, and his new landlord will now allow pets. He brought Zoolie to […]



Suki: Looking for a Home

Suki: Looking for a Home

Suki (A234492) has been passed around a lot in the past few months. She was abandoned six weeks ago. A neighbor was kind enough to feed her but was unable to care for her further. Instead of coming to the Shelter to find a new home, Suki was outside through some very wet and rough […]



Nugget is a Nice Guy!

Nugget is a Nice Guy!

Nugget’s (A233191) story starts with him as pup in another shelter. He was taken in by a dog rescue that placed him with a family with kids and other dogs. He grew up there and, while he loves people and enjoys the company of those dogs, he wasn’t able to share well with the other […]



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