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These animals are looking for new homes. This is a referral service only, and postings are provided as a courtesy by ARF to guardians re-homing their pets. Submit a courtesy listing for a pet in need of a home. 

The descriptions and photographs of this animal are provided by the animal’s guardian; the animal has not been evaluated by ARF and is not an ARF animal. Adoption processes and fees are at the sole discretion of the pet’s guardian. ARF makes no claims as to the health or temperament of these pets and cannot be held liable for any outcomes or damages resulting from adoption. 

Merlin
2-2.5 years, 16 pounds, Alameda

Very Sweet and Loving Lap Cat Needs a New Home - - Merlin is a big boy who loves to sleep curled up next to you or to nap on your chest. At an estimated 2 - 3 years of age, he still loves to play either alone or with you.

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Very Sweet and Loving Lap Cat Needs a New Home

Merlin is a big boy who loves to sleep curled up next to you or to nap on your chest. At an estimated 2 - 3 years of age, he still loves to play either alone or with you. He likes to have his head rubbed, but chest rubs are even better and since he is the Bulldog of Cats, there is a lot there to rub! Merlin unfailingly uses the litter box and scratching post. Merlin has a long and mysterious history. He turned up in August of 2017, abandoned, starving and pretty beaten up. We have had him neutered and gotten him all of his shots. We love him a great deal and would love to keep him. However, we have four other cats and Merlin does not get along with other cats at all. Merlin would make a great only cat and would be better off as an indoor only cat. He is very low maintenance, can be left alone when you go to work and only wants to be in your company when you are home. We do not doubt that he would love to sleep on your bed with you, but he would be alright in his own bed too. This is a love of a cat who does not deserve what has befallen him and would love to find a forever home of his very own.

For more information about Merlin, please contact his guardian at (510) 872-2270.

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Delgi
5 years, 15 pounds, Benicia

Name - Delgi - - Breed - Miniature Pincher (male) - - Age - approx.

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Name - Delgi

Breed - Miniature Pincher (male)

Age - approx. 4 years

Personality - Good natured, very intelligent and trainable, high spirited, very affectionate, good with people and other family dogs, best with children 10+ years, wants to be a lap dog, makes a good alarm dog. Wants to be a close companion.

Physical condition - somewhat overweight, generally very healthy, neutered, housebroken, has all vaccinations and recent physical exam.

Needs - additional training for strangers and non-family dogs. He craves more direct attention than our "sandwich generation" availability can provide.

For more information about Delgi, please contact his guardian at (707) 334-2477.

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Yoshi
3 years, 15 pounds, Concord

He is a 3 year old playful tabby cat who needs lots of love. After a raccoon attack he became scary and jumpy. He walks crossing his front legs in a nice and funny way.

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He is a 3 year old playful tabby cat who needs lots of love. After a raccoon attack he became scary and jumpy. He walks crossing his front legs in a nice and funny way.

For more information about Yoshi, please contact her guardian at (925) 435-4000.

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Leah
5 years, 21 pounds, Modesto

Leah and Andy were adopted by my grandma 4 years ago. Since then, they have been her constant companions. Spending their days by her side, and nights snuggled up in bed with her.

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Leah and Andy were adopted by my grandma 4 years ago. Since then, they have been her constant companions. Spending their days by her side, and nights snuggled up in bed with her. Now that her dementia has progressed, she has had to move to assisted living. Leah and Andy are lost without her. Leah is a true snuggle bug. She is friendly with everyone and just wants to get pets. She is wiggly happy to see you and seems to always have a smile on her face. She has been really good with my toddler, and a bit scared by kitties. It would be ideal to re-home them together as they've always been together. But it's not required. Leah is a really beautiful white and golden small dog. She is happiest sitting next to you getting pets or playing with her Andy dog.

For more information about Leah, please contact her guardian at (209) 401-1174.

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Andy
5 years, 50 pounds, Modesto

Andy is a sweet and good looking dog that is still a little scared after his rough start in life. He has been my grandma's loving companion the last four years as her Dementia has progressed.

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Andy is a sweet and good looking dog that is still a little scared after his rough start in life. He has been my grandma's loving companion the last four years as her Dementia has progressed. He has been the highlight of her days, keeping her company all day and sleeping by her at night. Unfortunately grandma has had to move to an assisted living facility and Andy is lost without her. She adopted him when he was a year or so old, and he had likely been abused and was scared of many people. He isn't the least bit aggressive. Even towards my toddler. However he's scared and will run when from people. He would make an amazing dog for someone willing to work with him to bring him out of his shy shell.

For more information about Andy, please contact his guardian at (209) 401-1174.

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Kona & Bronco
6 years, 8-12 pounds, Escondido

Beautiful, loving cats! Kona is very laid back and just wants to cuddle. Bronco is a boy who loves to play but also love to nap.

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Beautiful, loving cats! Kona is very laid back and just wants to cuddle. Bronco is a boy who loves to play but also love to nap. Good with children and other animals!!

For more information about Kona & Bronco, please contact their guardian at (760) 224-5725.

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Lola
5 months, 28 pounds, Sacramento

Lola is only 5 months old but is bigger and strong but very friendly and playful.She is husky mix and is a good watch dog. For more information about Lola, please contact her guardian at (916) 943-5210.

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Lola is only 5 months old but is bigger and strong but very friendly and playful.She is husky mix and is a good watch dog.

For more information about Lola, please contact her guardian at (916) 943-5210.

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Modoc
3 years, 80 pounds, Concord

Modoc is a happy and energetic dog that loves to play and fetch. He enjoys hikes, and being around people. Modoc is a very healthy dog, with a wonderful furry coat and a beautiful smile.

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Modoc is a happy and energetic dog that loves to play and fetch. He enjoys hikes, and being around people. Modoc is a very healthy dog, with a wonderful furry coat and a beautiful smile. Currently, Modoc is taking obedience training and he loves to please his handler. Modoc was named for the Modoc Indian Tribe, from the region he was born. We would love to keep Modoc, but a recent move to the Bay Area has forced us to re-home him.

For more information about Modoc, please contact his guardian at (925) 798-5316.

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Ella
2 years, 50 pounds, San Ramon

Ella is a loving dog who is responsive to training. She was found in Tijuana and had puppies that did not survive, but she is now in great health and has no medical problems. She is good with kids and loves to cuddle.

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Ella is a loving dog who is responsive to training. She was found in Tijuana and had puppies that did not survive, but she is now in great health and has no medical problems. She is good with kids and loves to cuddle. She will need training and exposure to other dogs.

For more information about Ella, please contact her guardian at (925) 785-1769.

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Callie
8 years, 10 pounds, San Ramon

Callie is a beautiful Calico color. She loves to cuddle and is very loving cat. We have an 16 month old daughter who loves Callie but unfortunately showing signs of allergies toward Callie.

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Callie is a beautiful Calico color. She loves to cuddle and is very loving cat. We have an 16 month old daughter who loves Callie but unfortunately showing signs of allergies toward Callie. Callie is very friendly with our daughter and would be a good fit for a young family.

For more information about Callie, please contact her guardian at (415) 636-1453.

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Buster
2 years, 10 pounds, Lafayette

Buster is honestly the sweetest and move loving dog I have ever gotten to know. He will always make sure you know it from the first time he meets anybody new.

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Buster is honestly the sweetest and move loving dog I have ever gotten to know. He will always make sure you know it from the first time he meets anybody new. He knows basic commands and phrases "no" "good boy" "treat" "sit" "stay" etc. I really want him to get the care he really deserves as I am not able to consistently take car of him myself and depend on others. I am currently working with a busy schedule at work to the point where his love and happiness should be spent with a fair owner or loving family.

I have held this guy at a couple seconds old and know the current owner of the mother she was also a rescue. He is one of ten in the litter and all got adopted right away before hitting the shelter.

He isn't a big dog but his heart that is filled with love is too big for his body and he will show it always!

For more information about Buster, please contact his guardian at (925) 878-5314.

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Ruby
1½(?) years, 60 pounds, Walnut Creek

Ruby is a very sweet dog but my wife and I cannot care for her. She is home alone all day while we work and destroys everything. She has behavioral problems and is very scared and cautious around people. She shows signs of previous abuse.

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Ruby is a very sweet dog but my wife and I cannot care for her. She is home alone all day while we work and destroys everything. She has behavioral problems and is very scared and cautious around people. She shows signs of previous abuse. She's a normal happy dog most times and she might be around 1.5 yrs old. Please help me find a home for her. Thank you

For more information about Ruby, please contact her guardian at (510) 209-4322.

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Snowball & Baby
9 years, 12 lbs & 9 lbs, San Ramon

Our "girls", Snowball and Baby, are looking for a quiet, loving home where they can stay inside and be petted, spoken to kindly, and fed 2x/day. They'll both vie to sit on your lap (or book, or paper), and purr the day away.

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Our "girls", Snowball and Baby, are looking for a quiet, loving home where they can stay inside and be petted, spoken to kindly, and fed 2x/day. They'll both vie to sit on your lap (or book, or paper), and purr the day away. Sweet and gentle, they aren't big jumpers, but do need cardboard for scratching. Not good kitties for a house with children and they have never been outdoors. Both girls are spayed.

For more information about Snowball & Baby, please contact their guardian at (925) 548-1371.

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Dottie
5 years, Richmond

Dottie is a white & black Chihuahua-Terrier mix seeking a new home where she can be the only dog. Other dogs make Dottie nervous and she starts fights.

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Dottie is a white & black Chihuahua-Terrier mix seeking a new home where she can be the only dog. Other dogs make Dottie nervous and she starts fights. Her new owner should understand Dottie's jealous nature and keep her away from dogs, cats and small children.

For more information about Dottie, please contact her guardian at (510) 813-7674.

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CC
2.5 years, 80 pounds, Discovery Bay

CC is a very sweet dog, he obeys commands, he as a lot of energy. He has major separation problems that sometimes hinders is socialization around other people. He loves to play and cuddle.

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CC is a very sweet dog, he obeys commands, he as a lot of energy. He has major separation problems that sometimes hinders is socialization around other people. He loves to play and cuddle.

For more information about CC, please contact his guardian at (925) 408-1424.

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Comet
2 years, 9 pounds, San Francisco

Comet is a loving and bold 2 year old rescue that we are attempting to rehome with a family that can offer him an indoor/outdoor life (we live in urban SF and he must remain indoors). He is very feisty and also loves snuggles.

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Comet is a loving and bold 2 year old rescue that we are attempting to rehome with a family that can offer him an indoor/outdoor life (we live in urban SF and he must remain indoors). He is very feisty and also loves snuggles. We are hopeful to find him a home better suited to his needs.

For more information about Comet, please contact his guardian at (415) 568-0017.

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RooRoo
1.5 years, 8 pounds, Oakland

RooRoo was born on July 3, 2016 in our home. He has beautiful caramel colors. He is shy and very intelligent. He watches, observes and learns fast. He let you know early in the morning to let him out.

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RooRoo was born on July 3, 2016 in our home. He has beautiful caramel colors. He is shy and very intelligent. He watches, observes and learns fast. He let you know early in the morning to let him out. He loves walks and playing and mostly loves to sit near you for assurance. He let you know someone is near the house. RooRoo needs a new loving home.

For more information about RooRoo, please contact his guardian at (415) 527-6877.

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John Snow
1.5 years, 6 pounds, Oakland

John Snow was born July 3, 2016. He had 5 sisters and brothers. He is a mix of Chu and Poodle. All adopted to good homes and John Snow and his brother RooRoo are last of the 6 needing a great family. John Snow loves to fetch.

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John Snow was born July 3, 2016. He had 5 sisters and brothers. He is a mix of Chu and Poodle. All adopted to good homes and John Snow and his brother RooRoo are last of the 6 needing a great family. John Snow loves to fetch. He is very sociable, loves walks, and cuddling on the couch next to you. He loves to play with his brother or sitting in the sun. He is trained to pee on training pad or go for early morning walk. He needs a loving family to train him further.

For more information about John Snow, please contact his guardian at (415) 527-6877.

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QTip
4.5 years, 8 pounds, Oakland

QTip is poodle. He adopted us. Someone abandoned or lost him on our street. We could not find the owner. He came to our door, entered and stayed. He does princing walk so I believe he was specially trained.

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QTip is poodle. He adopted us. Someone abandoned or lost him on our street. We could not find the owner. He came to our door, entered and stayed. He does princing walk so I believe he was specially trained. We found out he was not fixed when our young Chu got pregnant and had 6 puppies. QTip makes a good watch dog. He is very loyal and loves attention. He stands on his two feet to greet as if he wants to shake your hand. He loves his walks. QTip also loves to sit nearby and is used to dogs, cat, and children. He is calm and polite. He listens to instructions.

For more information about QTip, please contact his guardian at (415) 527-6877.

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Murphy
16 years, 25(?) pounds, Concord

Murphy is a sweet, loving male cat who deserves to live out the rest of his years in a loving home. He does little more than eat and sleep these days but loves to be petted.

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Murphy is a sweet, loving male cat who deserves to live out the rest of his years in a loving home. He does little more than eat and sleep these days but loves to be petted.

For more information about Murphy, please contact his guardian at (925) 446-0761.

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Misha
11 years, 18 pounds, Concord

Misha is a sweet lap cat. She would live in your lap if you'd let her. She likes to be both inside and out although she never leaves the yard. For more information about Misha, please contact her guardian at (925) 446-0761.

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Misha is a sweet lap cat. She would live in your lap if you'd let her. She likes to be both inside and out although she never leaves the yard.

For more information about Misha, please contact her guardian at (925) 446-0761.

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Harley
9 months, 10 pounds, Concord

Harley is a young, energetic character who loves to climb up on the roof and meow at me. She longs for playmates but my other 2 cats can't stand her. For more information about Harley, please contact her guardian at (925) 446-0761.

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Harley is a young, energetic character who loves to climb up on the roof and meow at me. She longs for playmates but my other 2 cats can't stand her.

For more information about Harley, please contact her guardian at (925) 446-0761.

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Stinker
10 years, 10 pounds, Albany

Stinker can be loving and sweet but she can also occasionally be, well, a stinker! She will cuddle and play. But she has been known to scratch and bite, too.

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Stinker can be loving and sweet but she can also occasionally be, well, a stinker! She will cuddle and play. But she has been known to scratch and bite, too. So she needs a home with someone who really knows cats and can work with this kind of cat behavior.

For more information about Stinker, please contact her guardian at (415) 302-5109.

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Ruby
10 years, 9 pounds, Albany

Ruby is an absolute sweetheart. She is loving and kind. She's a devoted cat. She is like a feline dog in some ways. She'll sleep with you in your bed--if you want-- and sometimes follow you and crawl into your lap.

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Ruby is an absolute sweetheart. She is loving and kind. She's a devoted cat. She is like a feline dog in some ways. She'll sleep with you in your bed--if you want-- and sometimes follow you and crawl into your lap. But if you don't want her to, she doesn't act out. Ruby just waits until she can cuddle again. We always say what a perfect name we picked when we adopted her!

For more information about Ruby, please contact her guardian at (415) 302-5109.

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Mr. CJ
7 years, 13 pounds, Walnut Creek

Mr. CJ is the strong, silent type. He is not a big talker, but he is a good sleeping buddy. He has never been around kids or dogs. He doesn't like to be held, but he will curl up next to you on the couch and keep you warm at night.

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Mr. CJ is the strong, silent type. He is not a big talker, but he is a good sleeping buddy. He has never been around kids or dogs. He doesn't like to be held, but he will curl up next to you on the couch and keep you warm at night. He is a funny cat that enjoys chasing toys and invisible objects. He is an indoor cat who sometimes thinks he wants to go outside, only to realize that was a mistake.

For more information about Mr. CJ, please contact his guardian at (415) 515-6104.

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Ruca
8 years, 9 pounds, Walnut Creek

Ruca was a feral cat so it takes her a little time to warm up to people, but once she does she is a love. She will talk to you and cuddle with you. She has no teeth and sometimes drools. She is an indoor cat.

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Ruca was a feral cat so it takes her a little time to warm up to people, but once she does she is a love. She will talk to you and cuddle with you. She has no teeth and sometimes drools. She is an indoor cat. She loves to chase feathers and has the energy of a kitten.

For more information about Ruca, please contact her guardian at (415) 515-6104.

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Magic
1.5 years, 50-75 pounds, Concord

Magic is a happy teenager. He currently lives with another dog and two cats and is very gentle with them. He lays on his pillow in the evening with the family watching TV and enjoys an occasional walk to the dog park.

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Magic is a happy teenager. He currently lives with another dog and two cats and is very gentle with them. He lays on his pillow in the evening with the family watching TV and enjoys an occasional walk to the dog park. He would be a great pet for a family with Pre-teens or older. He is crate trained and easy to care for.

For more information about Magic, please contact his guardian at (925) 595-4756.

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Darla
4.5 years, 14 pounds, Oakley

Darla is a sweet dog who loves children & other dogs. She would be best in a home without cats because she likes to pester them. We hope to find her a home with someone who has plenty of time to spend with her, she loves attention.

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Darla is a sweet dog who loves children & other dogs. She would be best in a home without cats because she likes to pester them. We hope to find her a home with someone who has plenty of time to spend with her, she loves attention.

For more information about Darla, please contact her guardian at (925) 759-2992.

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Finn
8 years, 14 pounds, Alamo

Finn is an adorable Tabby cat. He is the most affectionate cat, loves to meet new people. Greets you everyday with purrs and rubs and loves to sit on your lap while you are reading or relaxing.

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Finn is an adorable Tabby cat. He is the most affectionate cat, loves to meet new people. Greets you everyday with purrs and rubs and loves to sit on your lap while you are reading or relaxing. He is an indoor cat although will go outside for short periods of time to explore a bit but then wants to come back inside. He is perfectly happy to stay inside all of the time. He has all of his vaccinations as of the end of April. Please consider adopting him, he is a wonderful pet.

For more information about Finn, please contact his guardian at (415) 254-7094.

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Versace
2 years, 7-8 pounds, Los Angeles

She can be very spunky once she get comfortable with her surroundings. She's skinny but in good health. She has bright blue eyes. She is not fixed, she has been to the vet in the past. She's more calm than out going.

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She can be very spunky once she get comfortable with her surroundings. She's skinny but in good health. She has bright blue eyes. She is not fixed, she has been to the vet in the past. She's more calm than out going. She's loveable and loves to lay with you in bed.

For more information about Versace, please contact her guardian at (424) 290-1217.

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Poppy
1 year, 90 pounds, Pittsburg

Poppy is a nice dog. I don't know how she will do around other dogs because she has never really been around dogs and other kids besides ours For more information about Poppy, please contact her guardian at (925) 497-0359.

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Poppy is a nice dog. I don't know how she will do around other dogs because she has never really been around dogs and other kids besides ours

For more information about Poppy, please contact her guardian at (925) 497-0359.

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Mozzie
7 years, 65 pounds, Santa Clara

4 months ago he started showing signs of separation anxiety and I was unable to resolve that. He is having panic attacks (panting, crying, chewing the entrance door) when I'm out for work.

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4 months ago he started showing signs of separation anxiety and I was unable to resolve that. He is having panic attacks (panting, crying, chewing the entrance door) when I'm out for work. Consultations with a dog behaviorist, and a 3-month course of combined exercise and medical treatment didn't help.

I am renting an apartment, live alone, and work regular hours. This environment -- limited attention and not enough entertainment -- is likely what caused the issues. Spending more time outside, and living in a household where he gets to spend more time with humans would be better for him.

For more information about Mozzie, please contact his guardian at (206) 859-0811.

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Mo
8 years, 15 pounds, Fremont

Mo is a sweet blue eyed siamese cross who was left by his previous owners at my apartment complex, and he is way to sweet to be out on the street. He deserves a a home as loving as he is.

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Mo is a sweet blue eyed siamese cross who was left by his previous owners at my apartment complex, and he is way to sweet to be out on the street. He deserves a a home as loving as he is.

He seems to love rolling around on the floor, having conversations with us humans, and tapping you on the nose when he wants attention.

For more information about Mo, please contact his guardian at (415) 744-4042.

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Lucky
5 years, 68 pounds, Brentwood

Lucky has grown up with 4 of our kids , our female pitbull who was recused just before he was and 2 chiwawas. He has always been lovable and a sweet family dog. He come down with Addisons disease last year and has lost most of his hair.

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Lucky has grown up with 4 of our kids , our female pitbull who was recused just before he was and 2 chiwawas. He has always been lovable and a sweet family dog. He come down with Addisons disease last year and has lost most of his hair. He is in good health with a daily pill and a shot once a month. He is still very mellow and great around kids and other dogs except our female chiwawa which he nipped and knocked down our stairs. My wife recently lost her vision and we we now have a baby son in our house and cant afford to take any chances

For more information about Lucky, please contact his guardian at (925) 699-5550.

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China
3 years, 8 pounds, Oakley

China is a 3 year old female with true china doll features; big blue eyes, pink nose and 4 white mittens. China is spayed and has had her front claws cauterized (no nails) and her vaccinations.

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China is a 3 year old female with true china doll features; big blue eyes, pink nose and 4 white mittens. China is spayed and has had her front claws cauterized (no nails) and her vaccinations. She is a strictly indoor only cat as she could not defend herself.
She was rescued from a pet adoption agency in Idaho. She was the runt of the litter and her spay incision was infected and had gone unnoticed for quite some time. She would not eat much which contributed to her being so underweight. The vet that nursed her back to health and got her to me, believes she is a Siamese/Ragdoll mix.
She loves to chatter as she prances around the house. She is very playful and when she gets tires, she loves to cuddle on or next to your lap, look up at you and talk / purr.
China has not been around dogs or other cats so I am not sure she would do well with this. She has been always been gracious and friendly to my young nieces and nephews.

For more information about China, please contact her guardian at (925) 708-8113.

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Conan
12 years, 18 pounds, Moraga

About Conan: He would do best in a home without young children simply because he does not like to be picked up. He's been our only pet for a long time so he probably wouldn't adapt well (certainly not quickly) to a home with other animals.

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About Conan: He would do best in a home without young children simply because he does not like to be picked up. He's been our only pet for a long time so he probably wouldn't adapt well (certainly not quickly) to a home with other animals. That said, animals eventually get along given enough time and ample room to maintain personal space.

What Conan likes: Eating. Sleeping outside in the sun. Eating. Catching mice (though he's getting a bit slow!). Sleeping in whatever room his owner is in. Eating. Being brushed and pet. Sleeping. Eating, or being asked if he'd like to eat. Possibly his favoritest thing is simply going in and out of the door as many times as you'd like to get up and open it for him :-)

Dislikes: Overly aggressive diets. Vacuum cleaners, which could clearly suck you up if you are not alert and/or hiding. Being picked up. Oh, and being put in "the crate" for vet trips etc. (although he LOVES to climb in boxes, so go figure.)

For more information about Conan, please contact his guardian at (925) 822-8453.

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Ivy
4 years, 100 pounds, Antioch

She's a big lover! She loves her belly rubbed she loves to play with kids she can't be hyper but usually is very calm she loves to go on walks she loves to talk to you when you get home she has all her shots I have her paperwork she's.

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She's a big lover! She loves her belly rubbed she loves to play with kids she can't be hyper but usually is very calm she loves to go on walks she loves to talk to you when you get home she has all her shots I have her paperwork she's not fixed she does not like other animals well I'm not sure about dogs she loves people in general ! I would take her to my sons football games and all the kids would pet her and love her she loves kids !

For more information about Ivy, please contact her guardian at (707) 758 -0428.

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Bailey
4 years, 16 pounds, Walnut Creek

Bailey is a 4.5 year old chihuahua pug mix. She's extremely affectionate and loyal, and loves to be around her owner as much as possible. Bailey has some nervousness and anxiety around new people.

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Bailey is a 4.5 year old chihuahua pug mix. She's extremely affectionate and loyal, and loves to be around her owner as much as possible. Bailey has some nervousness and anxiety around new people. She would do best in a home with someone that's patient and can offer a calm home environment. Not recommended for kids, especially not toddlers or young children. She does ok with other dogs and good with cats.

For more information about Bailey, please contact her guardian at (530) 518-3066.

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