August 11, 2022

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Make Somone Happy

Meet Brownie, Cupcake, Koda & More

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Looking to add a new member to your family and have a positive impact on the world at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter or organization! During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many pets are still looking for their forever homes and shelters still working to fulfill adoptions.



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Across California, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages without a home — and many of them are located within driving distance. In the search for an adorable new friend, consider starting at a local shelter like Caring Songs Rescue, where Snowy the dog 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.

Need some help in your search? Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We put together a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a cat person, meet Brownie, a Domestic Short Hair mix up for adoption. If dogs are more your thing, there are several great dogs 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]



a cat that is looking at the camera


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  • Name: Brownie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Peter Zippi Memorial Fund Inc, 1560 Pacific Coast Hwy, Hermosa Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Torbie Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Many people will say that “Torbie” cats are a bit spicey but our girl Brownie didn’t get the memo. She…” Learn more



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  • Name: Cupcake
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Peter Zippi Memorial Fund Inc, 1560 Pacific Coast Hwy, Hermosa Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Torbie Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Cupcake can be a bit cautious when first meeting new people but don’t let that deter you. It doesn’t take…” Learn more



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  • Name: Koda
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Hug Hearts Foundation, Hermosa Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Husky
  • Description: “More info to come Sweet female ignores dogs so far but haven’t mixed offleash . Very friendly.” Learn more



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  • Name: Oliver loves to play
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Dexter Foundation, 318 Avenue I #373, Redondo Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Norfolk Terrier Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Oliver is a happy young dog rescued from a high kill shelter. He was found as a stray and no…” Learn more



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  • Name: Snowy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Caring Songs Rescue, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Snowy is a 3 year old friendly staffie who was going to be thrown out with her son Frosty. They…” Learn more



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  • Name: Mochi Ball
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Caring Songs Rescue, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Border Collie Rottweiler Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Mochi Ball is a 1 year old small rottie border collie mix who loves playing. She is very outgoing and…” Learn more



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  • Name: Mulleta
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Caring Songs Rescue, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “This 5.5 month old beautiful medium-hair kitten loves people and is ready for a home! Please apply online at caringsongsrescue.org…” Learn more



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  • Name: Frosty
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Caring Songs Rescue, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “This young pup and his mom Snowy were going to be homeless. They are now saved and need a foster…” Learn more



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  • Name: Lexie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Caring Songs Rescue, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Cattle Dog
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Lexie is one of the friendliest cattle dogs! She is adorable and loves to spend time with people. Please apply…” Learn more



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  • Name: Pauly the Poly
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Caring Songs Rescue, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, American Shorthair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Pauly loves people!! The most adorable kitty cat with the biggest personality. He gets along with people, dogs and cats!…” Learn more



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  • Name: Chewbacca
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Caring Songs Rescue, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Chihuahua Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Chewbacca is a cute chi shepherd lab mix who is only 28 lbs and approximately 1 year old. Meet her…” Learn more



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  • Name: Lola
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Caring Songs Rescue, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, American Shorthair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Lola is a young tuxedo kitty who is shy but with time is getting closer to humans. She gets along…” Learn more



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  • Name: Charley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Caring Songs Rescue, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Charley is a lovable, intelligent, young Aussie mix who will be ready for a family soon! He had a front…” Learn more



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  • Name: Dude the cat
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Caring Songs Rescue, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, American Shorthair Toyger Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “This 2 year old toyger is in need of a forever home. He is very kind but may have anxiety…” Learn more



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  • Name: Black Panther
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Caring Songs Rescue, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, American Shorthair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Black Panther is a very kind, outgoing kitty who loves people, dogs and cats. He is an indoor cat and…” Learn more



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  • Name: My Melody
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Caring Songs Rescue, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Mountain Cur
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “My Melody is a loyal, very friendly 7 month old, 19 lb mountain cur pup. She really likes to please…” Learn more



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  • Name: Golden Nugget
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Caring Songs Rescue, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Mountain Cur Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Golden Nugget is a gem! At 9 months old and 40 lbs this mountain cur lab mix is a loyal…” Learn more



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  • Name: Clive Owen
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Caring Songs Rescue, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Rottweiler Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Clive Owen is a friendly rottie lab mix at only 45 lbs. He gets along with other dogs. Please meet…” Learn more



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  • Name: Cha Chi
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Caring Songs Rescue, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Fox Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Cha Chi is a 4 month old gray black fox terrier who is only 20 lbs! He is a ball…” Learn more



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  • Name: Angie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Caring Songs Rescue, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Catahoula Leopard Dog Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Angie is a 6 month old chocolate Labrador Catahoula pup who is only 29 lbs. She is adorable and funny…” Learn more



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  • Name: Mr. Frankie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Caring Songs Rescue, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, German Shepherd Dog Husky Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Mr. Frankie is a 5 month old 29 lb German Shepherd husky mix pup who is gentle and kind. He…” Learn more



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  • Name: Lady Bea
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Caring Songs Rescue, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Black Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Lady Bea is a gentle soul. At 2 years old and only 40 lbs, she loves belly rubs and just…” Learn more



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  • Name: Tyler
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Caring Songs Rescue, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Husky German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Tyler is a young pup, 5 months old and small for his age. He is curious and friendly. He also…” Learn more



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  • Name: Gretel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Caring Songs Rescue, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, German Shepherd Dog
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Gretel is 28 lbs of 5 month old German Shepherd pup with calmness and sweetness. Meet her! She deserves a…” Learn more



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  • Name: Georgia Peach
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Caring Songs Rescue, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Husky German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Georgia Peach is a kind ball of love at 28 lbs at 5 months of age. Meet her and fall…” Learn more



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  • Name: Zekey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Caring Songs Rescue, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Zekey is a one year old German Shepherd who is shy at first. He loves people and is such the…” Learn more



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  • Name: Miles Davis
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Caring Songs Rescue, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Pointer Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Miles Davis is a 1.5 year old 40 lb pup who was rescued after surviving on his own with a…” Learn more



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  • Name: Darla (bonded with Buddy)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Carson Cats Rescue, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair Tuxedo Mix
  • Description: “Name: Darla Approx. Age: 5 months Hi! I’m Darla My mom, my siblings and I were all found on the…” Learn more



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  • Name: Buddy (bonded with Darla)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Carson Cats Rescue, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Name: Buddy Approx. Age: 5 months Hi! I’m Buddy My mom, my siblings and I were all found on the…” Learn more



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  • Name: Rebecca
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Carson Cats Rescue, PO Box 211, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Calico Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “Name: Rebecca Approx. Age: 2 years A#: Rescue Instagram: @4greykittens for more pictures and videos of Rebecca’s journey >Rebecca is…” Learn more



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  • Name: Baby Cat
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Peter Zippi Memorial Fund Inc, Torrance, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair American Shorthair Mix
  • Description: “*** COURTESY POSTING – Upon submitting an inquiry #PeterZippiFund will provide your contact information to the person who is rehoming…” Learn more



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  • Name: Lala
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rovers Retreat Dog Rescue, Torrance, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Golden Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “**If you are interested in Lala, please fill out an adoption application on our website: www.roversretreat.org** Meet Lala, our beautiful…” Learn more



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  • Name: Grace
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rovers Retreat Dog Rescue, Torrance, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “**If you are interested in Grace, please fill out an adoption application on our website: www.roversretreat.org** Hi American Friends! Let…” Learn more



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  • Name: Melody
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rovers Retreat Dog Rescue, Torrance, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Australian Shepherd
  • Description: “Hello – I’m Melody. I’m truly a lady of mystery. No one is really sure about my past and I’m…” Learn more



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  • Name: Huxley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rovers Retreat Dog Rescue, Torrance, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Schnauzer Terrier Mix
  • Description: “**If you are interested in Huxley please head over to our website www.roversretreat.org and fill out an adoption application** Let…” Learn more



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  • Name: Peppa Pig
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Adoptables At Spcala South Bay Pac, 12910 Yukon Ave., Hawthorne, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Description: “I am a pretty lady who enjoys training and snuggling time with the hoomans here. I am very smart and…” Learn more



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  • Name: Merry
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Adoptables At Spcala South Bay Pac, 12910 Yukon Ave., Hawthorne, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “My name is Merry and I am three year old cat with mesmerizing eyes. I am an active girl who…” Learn more



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  • Name: Marty
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Adoptables At Spcala South Bay Pac, 12910 Yukon Ave., Hawthorne, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Hello! My name is Marty and I am a distinguished gentleman looking for a cozy home where I will be…” Learn more



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  • Name: Scrappy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Adoptables At Spcala South Bay Pac, 12910 Yukon Ave., Hawthorne, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Description: “Scrappy is a little firecracker who loves to play with squeaky toys and is very affectionate. He can be a…” Learn more



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  • Name: Calvin
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pet Harbor, Gardena, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Jack Russell Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “My name is Calvin. I am a small, 8 month old Jack Russell terrier mix. I am playful, active and…” Learn more



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  • Name: Benny
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pet Harbor, Gardena, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Maltipoo
  • Description: “Benny is 1 year old, small Maltipoo. He was born without his left front leg. He is a sweet, playful…” Learn more



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  • Name: Jim
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whiskers And Tails Foundation, 2785 Pacific Coast Highway, #124, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Courtesy Post Jim is a 4 year old (almost 5!) neutered male tabby mix who has never had a home…” Learn more



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  • Name: JAVA
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: L Dot A County Animal Care Control Carson Shelter, 216 W. Victoria St., Gardena, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier Pug Mix
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  • Name: MALIBU
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: L Dot A County Animal Care Control Carson Shelter, 216 W. Victoria St., Gardena, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Boxer
  • Learn more



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  • Name: NIKO
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: L Dot A County Animal Care Control Carson Shelter, 216 W. Victoria St., Gardena, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Learn more



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  • Name: SUGAR
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: L Dot A County Animal Care Control Carson Shelter, 216 W. Victoria St., Gardena, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Learn more



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  • Name: ABBY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: L Dot A County Animal Care Control Carson Shelter, 216 W. Victoria St., Gardena, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more



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  • Name: CHUBBS
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: L Dot A County Animal Care Control Carson Shelter, 216 W. Victoria St., Gardena, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
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  • Name: Dash
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Jackies Purrfect Match, Westchester, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Dash is a shy but loving 2 year old cat whose person recently passed away. He is terrific one on…” Learn more



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  • Name: Stretch
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Jackies Purrfect Match, Westchester, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Stretch is a sweet but shy five year old cat! He gets along well with other cats. He would be…” Learn more



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  • Name: Mari
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Lovejoy Foundation Inc Dot Facility Clubhouse, 1121 West Hillcrest Blvd., Inglewood, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Boxer
  • Description: “Hi meet Mari, Mari is a lovely Boxer mix, she is 1 year old. Mari is supper energetic. She loves…” Learn more



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  • Name: Maxwell
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Lovejoy Foundation Inc Dot Facility Clubhouse, 1121 West Hillcrest Blvd., Inglewood, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Papillon
  • Description: “Hi meet Maxwell, Maxwell is a lovely papillion mix his 2 years old. Maxwell loves playing with people and toys…” Learn more



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  • Name: Oreo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Lovejoy Foundation Inc Dot Facility Clubhouse, 1121 West Hillcrest Blvd., Inglewood, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Yorkshire Terrier
  • Description: “Hi meet Oreo, Oreo is a lovely Parti Yorkiehe he is 4 years old. Oreo is timid and takes a…” Learn more
  • Name: Lucky Dog
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Lovejoy Foundation Inc Dot Facility Clubhouse, 1121 West Hillcrest Blvd., Inglewood, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Manchester Terrier
  • Description: “Hi meet Lucky Dog, Lucky is a lovely Manchester terrier he is 3 years old. Lucky Dog loves playing with…” Learn more



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  • Name: Bitsha
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Lovejoy Foundation Inc Dot Facility Clubhouse, 1121 West Hillcrest Blvd., Inglewood, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Hi meet Bitsha, Bitsha is a lovely Pitt Bull Mix dog about 1 year old. She is supper energetic she…” Learn more
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