Want to add to your family and give back to the world at the same time? Then you should consider adopting a pet from a local shelter. Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, shelters in the Watsonville area have dogs, cats and other animals ready and waiting for someone to take them home.



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There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages without a home in California — and many of them are located near you. For those looking to adopt, a great place to begin your search for an adorable new friend is at All Animal Rescue And Friends Aarf, where Basil the cat is waiting patiently, or another local shelter. 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.

Here at Patch, with a little help from our friends at Petfinder, 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 CLEO, a Domestic Short Hair up for adoption. Or 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].



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  • Name: CLEO
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: All Animal Rescue And Friends Aarf, PO Box 941, San Martin, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “My name is Cleo (short for Cleopatra) and I am a mysterious house panther. I am a bit timid when…” Learn more



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  • Name: VELCRO
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: All Animal Rescue And Friends Aarf, PO Box 941, San Martin, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “As my name suggest, I really like to be with my human and I’m a bit of a velcro kitty….” Learn more



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  • Name: BASIL
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: All Animal Rescue And Friends Aarf, PO Box 941, San Martin, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Basil is a rambunctious kitty who loves to run around and have fun. He is quite talkative at time and…” Learn more



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  • Name: DAISY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: All Animal Rescue And Friends Aarf, PO Box 941, San Martin, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Daisy is sweet, gentle natured kitten who loves to explore. She enjoys cat naps during the day and running around…” Learn more



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  • Name: VIOLET
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: All Animal Rescue And Friends Aarf, PO Box 941, San Martin, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Violet is a loving kitten who enjoys napping on her human. She’s a super cuddler when she’s ready to relax….” Learn more



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  • Name: POPPY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: All Animal Rescue And Friends Aarf, PO Box 941, San Martin, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Poppy is a social butterfly who loves to interact with people and animals. She is a great lap cat but…” Learn more



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  • Name: JUMBO
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Santa Clara County Animal Care And Control, 12370 Murphy Ave., San Martin, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Jumbo is our special case tripod dog! After several months of trying to save his front right limb, it became…” Learn more



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  • Name: BERNARD
  • Species: Pig
  • Location: Santa Clara County Animal Care And Control, 12370 Murphy Ave., San Martin, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pig
  • Description: “Interested in adopting, simply visit the shelter, weekdays 12-6 and weekends 12-5. Adoptions are first come, first serve. No application…” Learn more



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  • Name: MAJOR
  • Species: Chicken
  • Location: Santa Clara County Animal Care And Control, 12370 Murphy Ave., San Martin, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Chicken
  • Description: “Interested in adopting, simply visit the shelter, weekdays 12-6 and weekends 12-5. Adoptions are first come, first serve. No application…” Learn more



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  • Name: POPS
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Pops came to the Shelter from our friends at Hitchcock Road Animal Services in Salinas. He has been hanging out…” Learn more



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  • Name: CALLIE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Bull Terrier
  • Description: “*Positives: Outgoing, eager and playful *Lifestyle Needs of Dog: Daily exercise. Not a dog park or off leash dog beach…” Learn more



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  • Name: A277817
  • Species: Chicken
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Chicken
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  • Name: THUMPER
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Bunny Rabbit
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  • Name: A277816
  • Species: Chicken
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Chicken
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  • Name: PIPER*
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Chicken Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Piper came to the Shelter as a fearful stray dog. The first couple days at the Shelter were spent with…” Learn more



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  • Name: JOY*
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hope (grey) and Joy (black) are a pair of feisty, inquisitive kittens who are still learning to trust people. They’re…” Learn more



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  • Name: HOPE*
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “Hope (grey) and Joy (black) are a pair of feisty, inquisitive kittens who are still learning to trust people. They’re…” Learn more



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  • Name: SOPHIA*
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: JULIUS*
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: REGINA*
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: LAYLA
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Description: “11/03/19 15:12 Delilah is a playful sweetheart who is looking for a committed adopter. Delilah has a history of escaping…” Learn more
  • Name: Blanche
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, New Zealand
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Scanning the pets for sale section of Craigslist, an ad was seen “Rabbits for Stew”. This made their rescuer jump…” Learn more
  • Name: Abarcadabra
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, New Zealand
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Scanning the pets for sale section of Craigslist, an ad was seen “Rabbits for Stew”. This made their rescuer jump…” Learn more
  • Name: Eve
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, New Zealand
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Scanning the pets for sale section of Craigslist, an ad was seen “Rabbits for Stew”. This made their rescuer jump…” Learn more





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  • Name: Fern
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Dutch Lionhead Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “The Dutch Rabbit is in general a calm, easy-going rabbit. They make a good domestic pet, are friendly and are…” Learn more
  • Name: Jimmy Hoppa
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Rex Dwarf Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “A neighbor just happened to look outside to see another neighboring dumping a rabbit in the street. Knowing that a…” Learn more





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  • Name: Depot
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Florida White
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “This beautiful boy was found on Market and Depot Street. A wonderful person took time to capture him and bring…” Learn more



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  • Name: Grumpy
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Dutch Lionhead Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “The Dutch Rabbit is in general a calm, easy-going rabbit. They make a good domestic pet, are friendly and are…” Learn more



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  • Name: Alfie
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Dutch Lionhead Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “The Dutch Rabbit is in general a calm, easy-going rabbit. They make a good domestic pet, are friendly and are…” Learn more



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  • Name: Zoe
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Dutch Lionhead Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “The Dutch Rabbit is in general a calm, easy-going rabbit. They make a good domestic pet, are friendly and are…” Learn more





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  • Name: Hershey
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Dutch Lionhead Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “The Dutch Rabbit is in general a calm, easy-going rabbit. They make a good domestic pet, are friendly and are…” Learn more



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  • Name: Shamus
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Dutch Lionhead Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “The Dutch Rabbit is in general a calm, easy-going rabbit. They make a good domestic pet, are friendly and are…” Learn more



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  • Name: Lilliput
  • Species: Hamster
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Hamster
  • Description: “Lilliput is an adorable little girl. She is very vocal and lets you know her feelings. She can be grumpy…” Learn more





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  • Name: Hip Hop
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, American
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hip Hop is a sweet rabbit with good litter box skills. He is good with kids and gets along with…” Learn more





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  • Name: Leela
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, American Havana Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Adorable, friendly babies ready for their new home!” Learn more
  • Name: Milo
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, New Zealand
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
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  • Name: Lily
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Lop Eared
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Learn more



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  • Name: Thumper
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Dutch Lionhead Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “The Dutch Rabbit is in general a calm, easy-going rabbit. They make a good domestic pet, are friendly and are…” Learn more



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  • Name: Laurel & Hardy
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Guinea Pig
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Talk about a couple of clowns. These two will keep you in stitches. They are super sweet and will only…” Learn more



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  • Name: Coco
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Dutch Lionhead Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “The Dutch Rabbit is in general a calm, easy-going rabbit. They make a good domestic pet, are friendly and are…” Learn more



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  • Name: Spot
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Dutch Lionhead Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “The Dutch Rabbit is in general a calm, easy-going rabbit. They make a good domestic pet, are friendly and are…” Learn more



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  • Name: Jack Frost
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Lionhead
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “This beautiful rabbit was found in a neighbors backyard with her partner. The neighbor knew where they came from and…” Learn more





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  • Name: Lily Belle
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Dutch Lionhead Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “The Dutch Rabbit is in general a calm, easy-going rabbit. They make a good domestic pet, are friendly and are…” Learn more



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  • Name: Shadow
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Town Cats, PO Box 1828, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Raj
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Town Cats, PO Box 1828, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Bear
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Dutch Lionhead Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “The Dutch Rabbit is in general a calm, easy-going rabbit. They make a good domestic pet, are friendly and are…” Learn more



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  • Name: Holly
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Lionhead
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “This beautiful rabbit was found in a neighbors backyard with her partner. The neighbor knew where they came from and…” Learn more





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  • Name: Maple
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Dutch Lionhead Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “The Dutch Rabbit is in general a calm, easy-going rabbit. They make a good domestic pet, are friendly and are…” Learn more





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  • Name: Lucas
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: South Bay Rabbit Rescue, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Dutch Lionhead Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “The Dutch Rabbit is in general a calm, easy-going rabbit. They make a good domestic pet, are friendly and are…” Learn more



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  • Name: Dawn
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Town Cats, PO Box 1828, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Leonard
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Town Cats, PO Box 1828, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair
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  • Name: Sheldon
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Town Cats, PO Box 1828, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Long Hair
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  • Name: Bernadette
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Town Cats, PO Box 1828, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Huey
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Shelter Relief Rescue, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Huey Is a large and gorgeous black male cat with sleek shiny fur and the gait of A Jaguar. He…” Learn more



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  • Name: Sasha
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: The Rabbit Haven, PO Box 66594, Scotts Valley, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Bunny Rabbit
  • Description: “Sasha is a pretty girl pure white with luminous blue eyes. She has gorgeous fluffy white fur that she keeps…” Learn more
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