Featured Pet

CHIP Likes the Ladies

CHIP Likes the Ladies

Meet our buddy Chip! (ID#A246188) After his owner fell ill and was no longer able to care for him, this little guy has made his way into the hearts of our shelter staff and volunteers. He recently got a haircut that is the talk of the shelter. You can now see his expressive eyes, and […]

Maria: A Sweet Senior

Maria: A Sweet Senior

Maria (ID #A202703) is a big love and one of our seniors. At nine years of age, she’s settled and ready for a family that will let her be her sweet older self. She’s been good with other dogs she has meet while at the shelter but tends to want to be with people more. […]

Sealfly Needs Someone to Watch Over Him

Sealfly Needs Someone to Watch Over Him

Sealfly ( ID#A243359) is a special boy who came to us back in December with severe eye issues. The Good Samaritan who brought him in said they had seen someone throw the little guy out of a car! They coaxed him with some tuna and ended up bringing him to the shelter to get help […]

DAISY: Damsel in Distress

DAISY: Damsel in Distress

Daisy (A240065) was in severe distress when she arrived at the SCCAS on December 1. We were not sure she would make it through emergency surgery for a bladder blockage, or the next 24 hours. Further complicating her arrival was her 5 one-week old puppies, which she had been unable to nurse due to being […]

Gabriel: Found and Friendly

Gabriel: Found and Friendly

Gabriel (A244128) is ready to go home! This two-year-old boy was found in the Santa Cruz Mountains in early January and we don’t understand why someone hasn’t come for him. He has become a volunteer favorite, going on sleepovers and to Ales for Tails. He is well behaved on leash and in the car. He […]

JOHN WAYNE: Really a Mellow Fellow!

JOHN WAYNE: Really a Mellow Fellow!

Well, not the John Wayne but he is our John Wayne (A242795) and we are his fans! This little dude packs a huge amount of swagger into his tiny body. Weighing in at under six pounds, he is perfectly portable and eminently adorable. While Chihuahuas often get over-looked, we know he is a super star! […]

Charming little Chihuahua Ready for New Companion

Charming little Chihuahua Ready for New Companion

Romeo, oh Romeo, why for art thou still not adopted Romeo (A175099)? Too many of these truly charming little Chihuahua mixes linger here at the Shelter because potential adopters think that they are not “Chihuahua People”. Well, we’re here to tell you that Chihuahuas may not be who you think they are and neither are […]

PABLO: Definitely a Survivor

PABLO: Definitely a Survivor

Sometimes being brought to the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter is the best thing that has happened to a dog! While they are here with us they receive veterinary care, regular meals, fresh water, soft clean bedding, and toys as well as a number of daily walks and TLC with volunteers. – Some pups even […]

Susie-Q!

Susie-Q!

In honor of the Santa Cruz County Fair, we offer the following: At the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter we, • shelter • care for • reunite • adopt-out more than just cats, dogs, and rabbits. Currently in our barn we have an amazing pig name Susie Q! (A234556). Oh Susie Q, oh Susie Q ~ […]

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