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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 […]






Alfred (Alfie) — Motivated by Treats!

Alfred (Alfie) — Motivated by Treats!

Alfie (A232307) has been a foster dog for over a week now … “For our first couple of days in foster, Alfie was a little worrisome. Shelter staff told me he probably just needed some time to decompress. Sure enough, last night he came walking out of his kennel and hopped up in my lap. He […]






Clarence: Indoor Companion Extraordinaire

Clarence: Indoor Companion Extraordinaire

Clarence (A233335) came to us as a stray. When he was found, he had a kitty cold but is now on the mend. This cross-eyed boy is extremely people oriented! Unfortunately, this big boy tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) which is not transmittable to people or dogs. He may well have a full […]






Bruno – Looking for a Place to Hang His Leash

Bruno – Looking for a Place to Hang His Leash

Bruno is an eight-year-old Maltese mix who is looking for a place to hang his leash and call home. He’s perfectly lap-sized, only about eight pounds, and is instantly loyal and loveable. A loving foster family has been taking Bruno home for nightly   parties and reported him to be a wonderful houseguest. “Bruno wants to […]






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