August 10, 2022

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Make Somone Happy

Meet Cornelius, Shadow Boy, Yahtzee & More

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Want to add to your family and give back to the world at the same time? Then you should consider adopting a dog, cat or other animal from a local shelter or organization. During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many pets are still looking for their forever homes and animal shelters still working to fulfill adoptions.



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There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages, sizes and breeds without a home in California — many of whom are located in your area. In the search for your new fur child, consider looking around at a local animal shelter like Contra Costa Humane Society, where Bingo the cat 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.

Here at Patch, with a little help from our friends at Petfinder, we create a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a dog person, you might like Cornelius, a Mastiff up for adoption. Or if cats are more your thing, there are several great cats 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: Cornelius
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Calpaws K9 Rescue, Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Mastiff
  • Description: “Please note: We are a small rescue and do not have the resources to respond to inquiries. If a dog…” Learn more



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  • Name: Shadow Boy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Calpaws K9 Rescue, Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog Husky Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Please note: We are a small rescue and do not have the resources to respond to inquiries. If a dog…” Learn more



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  • Name: Yahtzee
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Contra Costa Humane Society, 171 Mayhew Way, Suite 101, Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Yahtzee is a very sweet young cat who craves attention from both people and other cats. She is particularly fond…” Learn more



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  • Name: Alex
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Contra Costa Humane Society, 171 Mayhew Way, Suite 101, Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Alex is our Lover Boy! This handsome young tabby is all about people! He is constantly seeking out attention, affection,…” Learn more



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  • Name: Bingo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Contra Costa Humane Society, 171 Mayhew Way, Suite 101, Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Bingo is a quiet, sweet lover. He prefers to observe the world from a quiet, safe space but welcomes a…” Learn more



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  • Name: Blackjack
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Contra Costa Humane Society, 171 Mayhew Way, Suite 101, Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Blackjack is shy and sweet. She loves to purr and welcomes slow pets from the safety of a cubby. She…” Learn more



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  • Name: Bella
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ozzies Pound Puppies, Concord, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Shepherd Husky Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Beautiful Bella is an 12 week old parvo survivor and she is ready to start her search for her furever…” Learn more



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  • Name: Zoe
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ozzies Pound Puppies, Concord, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Zoe is the lone parvo survivor from a litter of nine. Zoe came to us in a very sad situation….” Learn more



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  • Name: Leo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Northern California Sled Dog Rescue Norsled, PO Box 30877, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Siberian Husky
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. Leo is a hard luck story, found nearly…” Learn more



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  • Name: Samson
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underdog Animal Rescue, Lafayette, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Corgi Pug Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet five-year-old and 24 pound Sampson from China. This poor guy was left abandon on the streets after his homeless…” Learn more



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  • Name: Roddy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underdog Animal Rescue, Lafayette, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet 1yr old, 70lb Roddy the german shepherd. He is a gorgeous boy who found himself at high kill central…” Learn more
  • Name: Abe
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: All Beings Cooperative Animal Rescue, Lafayette, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Rhodesian Ridgeback Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Very calm, gentle and loving boy, athletic and large, needs lots of room to run and a confident leader. Apply…” Learn more
  • Name: Chico
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: All Beings Cooperative Animal Rescue, Lafayette, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Shepherd Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Super loving, bouncy, athletic, and huge! Young pup around 9 months old, will need tons of exercise, training and discipline….” Learn more



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  • Name: Teddy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underdog Animal Rescue, Lafayette, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Chihuahua Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet cute little 4mo old puppy MJ. He is a chi terrier mix who is a total puppy with no…” Learn more



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  • Name: Jello
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underdog Animal Rescue, Lafayette, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet cute little 6mo old puppy Jello. He is a doxie chi mix who is a total puppy with no…” Learn more



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  • Name: Bubba
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Martina Animal Rescue, Benicia, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “My name is Bubba and I am about 5 years old. First thing ….my ears! I have the most adorable…” Learn more



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  • Name: Sweet Adeline
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Solano County Friends Of Animals, P.O. Box 235, Benicia, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Tabby
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “This is Sweet Adeline, a 6 month old kitty. If you cuddle her, she will purr and purr. She is…” Learn more



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  • Name: Nova
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Martina Animal Rescue, Benicia, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Rottweiler
  • Description: “My name is Nova and I am 5 years old and a 70 pound squishy bundle of love. I am…” Learn more



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  • Name: Baby
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Martina Animal Rescue, Benicia, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “My name is Baby, I am a sweet and gentle 1 year old. I have not had much attention in…” Learn more



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  • Name: Jazzy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Martina Animal Rescue, Benicia, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier Shepherd Mix
  • Description: “My name is Jazzy and I am 2 years old. I am a friendly and affectionate girl who’s a lover…” Learn more



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  • Name: Susie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Solano County Friends Of Animals, P.O. Box 235, Benicia, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Torbie
  • Description: “Susie is about 4 years old and is a little love bug. She is a sweetheart who loves to sit…” Learn more



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  • Name: Trilani
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Community Concern For Cats, P.O. Box 3795, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Please contact Loana ([email protected]) for more information about this pet.Trilani was one of three tiny two week old kittens found…” Learn more



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  • Name: Ash Berry – Special needs
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Gabbys Animal Rescue Inc, Vallejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Siamese Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Ash Berry is a special needs kitten. No applicant that does not meet her needs will be considered. Ash Berry…” Learn more



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  • Name: Simba
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of The North Bay, 1121 Sonoma Blvd, Vallejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Roooar … I mean Hi there! My name is Simba and I am a female Chihuahua puppy. Besides being absolutely…” Learn more



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  • Name: Takis
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of The North Bay, 1121 Sonoma Blvd, Vallejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Chihuahua Dachshund Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hi friend! My name is Takis and I am an extremely lovable approximately 6-year-old Chiweenie (yes – that is the…” Learn more



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  • Name: Redford
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of The North Bay, 1121 Sonoma Blvd, Vallejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Hi, I’m Redford. Obviously, I have rugged good looks, but more than that, I’m a surprisingly awesome cuddle buddy! The…” Learn more



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  • Name: Rachael
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of The North Bay, 1121 Sonoma Blvd, Vallejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Siberian Husky
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hi there! My name is Rachael and I am a Siberian Husky mix about a year old. I am very…” Learn more



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  • Name: Rocco
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of The North Bay, 1121 Sonoma Blvd, Vallejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Hello! Allow me to introduce myself – my name is Rocco and I am a Chihuahua puppy. Take a look…” Learn more



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  • Name: SABRINA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Cat Garden Rescue, Pinole, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Sabrina loves toys and being pet. She sometimes growls at her kids, but she will also groom them and wrestle…” Learn more



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  • Name: DANA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Cat Garden Rescue, Pinole, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Dana adores her brother, Dante. They are often found playing and snuggling with each other. She is adventurous and affectionate…” Learn more



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  • Name: DANTE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Cat Garden Rescue, Pinole, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Dante and his sister, Dana, really adore each other. They are often found together, playing or snuggling. Dante is adventurous,…” Learn more



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  • Name: LANA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Cat Garden Rescue, Pinole, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Siamese Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Lana is quiet and shy, and still seeks out attention and affection from her mom, Sabrina. She enjoys playing with…” Learn more



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  • Name: Rowdy (needs a foster)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Gunters Legacy Animal Rescue Inc, Vallejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Yorkshire Terrier Chihuahua Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Status Available for Adoption Species Dog Breed Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie / Chihuahua / Mixed (long coat) Color Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper…” Learn more



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  • Name: Marlon
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Gunters Legacy Animal Rescue Inc, Vallejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Terrier Poodle Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Please read the ENTIRE description before contacting us. If the dog or cat is posted they are available. None of…” Learn more



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  • Name: Murphy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Gunters Legacy Animal Rescue Inc, Vallejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Miniature Pinscher Chihuahua Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Description of pet Please read the entire description before contacting us. Murphy needs a foster or an adopter Won’t you…” Learn more



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  • Name: Khalissi
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Gunters Legacy Animal Rescue Inc, Vallejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair Manx Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Learn more



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  • Name: Sissy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Gunters Legacy Animal Rescue Inc, Vallejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Please read the entire description before contacting us. On stray hold, until 2/13/2021 if the owner comes forward with proof…” Learn more



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  • Name: Haylee (needs a foster)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Gunters Legacy Animal Rescue Inc, Vallejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Description: “Please read the entire description before contacting us. Haylee needs a foster! Won’t you consider helping her get a new…” Learn more



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  • Name: Rory (needs a foster)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Gunters Legacy Animal Rescue Inc, Vallejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Terrier
  • Description: “Rory needs a foster! Won’t you consider helping him get a new start? Status Available for Adoption Adoption Fee On…” Learn more



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  • Name: Meg (needs a foster)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Gunters Legacy Animal Rescue Inc, Vallejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Terrier Chihuahua Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meg needs a caretaker or foster! Won’t you consider helping her get a new start? Status Available for Adoption (starting…” Learn more



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  • Name: Arlo (needs a foster)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Gunters Legacy Animal Rescue Inc, Vallejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Please read the entire description before contacting us. Arlo needs a foster! Won’t you consider helping him get a new…” Learn more



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  • Name: Hachi
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Gunters Legacy Animal Rescue Inc, Vallejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Description: “Gunter’s Legacy Animal Rescue, Inc. Please welcome Hachi. We were contacted by Debi she had caught this girl in her…” Learn more



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  • Name: Uno
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Jellys Place, 2905 San Pablo Dam Rd, San Pablo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Labrador Retriever American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
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  • Name: Bruce
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Jellys Place, 2905 San Pablo Dam Rd, San Pablo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Yellow Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Sweet Bruce was pulled from the contra costa animal shelter, he was found as a stray. He is about 50…” Learn more



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  • Name: Yellow
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Jellys Place, 2905 San Pablo Dam Rd, San Pablo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier
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  • Name: Drac
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bella Vita Rescue, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Terrier Pug Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “This is Drac! – Drac is a terrier/pug mix. – He is about 1 to 2 years old. – He…” Learn more



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  • Name: Blanco
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bella Vita Rescue, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Terrier Dachshund Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “This is Blanco! – Blanco is a terrier/dachshund mix. – He is about 1 to 2 years old. – He…” Learn more



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  • Name: Tony
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Furever Animal Rescue, San Pablo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Tabby
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Tony is the biggest love bug you will ever meet! Poor Tony found himself surrendered to our local shelter when…” Learn more
  • Name: Micheal
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Furever Animal Rescue, San Pablo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Baby Michael is approximately 4-5 months old and came to us from our local Michaels store, hence his name! Michael…” Learn more



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  • Name: Hamish and Morag
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Home At Last Animal Rescue, PO Box 2261, Berkeley, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Tabby Dilute Tortoiseshell Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Hamish and Morag Age: born September 12, 2020 – Hamish Age: born September 14, 2020 – Morag Sex: Male -…” Learn more





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  • Name: Ichigo
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Society International Headquarters, 148 Broadway, Richmond, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Bunny Rabbit
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  • Name: Marigold
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Society International Headquarters, 148 Broadway, Richmond, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Bunny Rabbit
  • Description: “Say “hi” to sweet Marigold. Marigold is a small and quiet girl with lots of curiosity. She enjoys taking her…” Learn more



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  • Name: Kiwi
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Society International Headquarters, 148 Broadway, Richmond, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Bunny Rabbit
  • Description: “Kiwi is a sweet and curious bunny! She only has one eye, but it doesn’t slow her down one bit!…” Learn more



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  • Name: Cookie
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Society International Headquarters, 148 Broadway, Richmond, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Bunny Rabbit
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  • Name: Fred
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Society International Headquarters, 148 Broadway, Richmond, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Bunny Rabbit
  • Description: “Fred is an energetic young bunny who is curious and playful! Fred can give small nips if he’s nervous about…” Learn more
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