August 13, 2022

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Santa Monica Pets Who Need A Home: Meet Gia, Max, Shirley & More

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Do you want to add to your family and give back to the Santa Monica community at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter! Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many facilities in the Santa Monica area are still working to find forever homes for dozens of cats, dogs and other adorable critters coming through.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages without a home throughout California — and many of them are located in your area. For those looking to adopt, a great place to start your search for an adorable new friend is at Philozoia, where Shirley the dog is waiting patiently, or another local adoption center. 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 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 Gia, a Terrier 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]

  • Name: Gia
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Forgotten Dog Foundation, Santa Monica, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “**PLEASE READ GIA’S BIO THOROUGHLY BEFORE INQUIRING. ALL REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED.** Gia is our…” Learn more

  • Name: Max
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Forgotten Dog Foundation, Santa Monica, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Maltese Poodle Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “**PLEASE READ MAX’S BIO THOROUGHLY BEFORE INQUIRING. ALL REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED. ** This is…” Learn more

  • Name: Shirley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Philozoia, Santa Monica, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Shepherd
  • Description: “Shirley is described as such a friendly, SMILEY dog. She is one of our newest young rescues. Shirley is GREAT…” Learn more

  • Name: Harvey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Philozoia, Santa Monica, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Harvey is such a sweet, mellow dog with adorable spots!! His fosters say he follows you around the house and…” Learn more

  • Name: Boy A
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Indie Rescue Team, Pacific Palisades, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Extra Large, Male, Mastiff
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “This is a courtesy listing of a bonded pair of English Mastiff brothers. If you are interested in adopting both…” Learn more

  • Name: Boy 2
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Indie Rescue Team, Pacific Palisades, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Extra Large, Male, Mastiff
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “This is a courtesy listing of a bonded pair of English Mastiff brothers. If you are interested in adopting both…” Learn more

  • Name: Mastiff boy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Indie Rescue Team, Pacific Palisades, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Male, Mastiff
  • Description: “This is a courtesy listing. please contact us at [email protected] for more information. This handsome Englush Mastiff boy is 150lbs…” Learn more

  • Name: Cleo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Indie Rescue Team, Pacific Palisades, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “ONLY CONTACT INFO BELOW! COURTESY POSTING! Cleo (2 years) and Mimi (1 year) are a pair of bonded girls who…” Learn more

  • Name: Boots
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Indie Rescue Team, Pacific Palisades, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “ONLY CONTACT INFO BELOW! COURTESY POSTING! Boots is a 1 year old, handsome, soulful Tabby who was living in a…” Learn more

  • Name: Mimi
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Indie Rescue Team, Pacific Palisades, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “ONLY CONTACT INFO BELOW! COURTESY POSTING! Mimi (1 year) and Cleo (2 years) are a pair of bonded girls who…” Learn more

  • Name: Frida
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Two Hands Four Paws Foundation, 2240 Federal Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “****COURTESY POSTING**** (we’ll happily put you in contact with foster) If you don’t know what love is, you will once…” Learn more

  • Name: Venus
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animals In Need Rescue Network, Los Angeles, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “We rescued Venus off the streets. Someone abandoned her and she was fending for herself on the street. She is…” Learn more

  • Name: Maybell
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Pawerful Rescue, Los Angeles, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Sweet Maybell is an old soul. She just wants to follow her person around and roll over for belly rubs….” Learn more

  • Name: Isabel
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animals In Need Rescue Network, Los Angeles, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Torbie
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Isabel is a beautiful 3 yr old Torbie girl! She was found all alone on the streets and now lives…” Learn more

  • Name: Daisy Lynn
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Pawerful Rescue, Los Angeles, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Torbie
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Daisy Lynn came to us after her family dropped her off at the shelter just a few days before Christmas….” Learn more

  • Name: MARCEL
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Of Los Angeles West La Animal Shelter, 11361 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: LUNA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Of Los Angeles West La Animal Shelter, 11361 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: PACIFICO
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Of Los Angeles West La Animal Shelter, 11361 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: SONYA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Of Los Angeles West La Animal Shelter, 11361 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: STAR
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Of Los Angeles West La Animal Shelter, 11361 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: TONYA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Of Los Angeles West La Animal Shelter, 11361 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: PANTHER
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Of Los Angeles West La Animal Shelter, 11361 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: DIAMOND
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: City Of Los Angeles West La Animal Shelter, 11361 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Learn more

  • Name: SMITTY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Of Los Angeles West La Animal Shelter, 11361 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: KIKO
  • Species: Chicken
  • Location: City Of Los Angeles West La Animal Shelter, 11361 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Chicken
  • Learn more

  • Name: LUCAS
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Of Los Angeles West La Animal Shelter, 11361 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: DONNA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Of Los Angeles West La Animal Shelter, 11361 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Penny
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bichons And Buddies, Los Angeles, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Cockapoo
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Penny is a 5 year old sweet little Cocka-poo girl who weighs about 12 pounds. Penny was turned into the…” Learn more

  • Name: Betty
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bichons And Buddies, Los Angeles, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Maltese Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Betty – named after Betty White- is about 8 years old and weighs 8 pounds. She’s a sweet, fearless little…” Learn more

  • Name: Mimi
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Star Paws Rescue, 333 W. Washington Blvd., Marina Del Rey, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “ONLY CONTACT INFO BELOW! COURTESY POSTING! Mimi (1 year) and Cleo (2 years) are a pair of bonded girls who…” Learn more

  • Name: Cleo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Star Paws Rescue, 333 W. Washington Blvd., Marina Del Rey, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “ONLY CONTACT INFO BELOW! COURTESY POSTING! Cleo (2) and Mimi (1) are a pair of bonded girls who would like…” Learn more

  • Name: Boots
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Star Paws Rescue, 333 W. Washington Blvd., Marina Del Rey, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “ONLY CONTACT INFO BELOW! COURTESY POSTING! Boots is a 1 year old, handsome, soulful Tabby who was living in a…” Learn more

  • Name: Razor
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Adopt A Chow La, PO Box 10606, Marina del Rey, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Shepherd Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Razor was afraid and fearful when dumped by horrible owners. He has since calmed down completely once out of the…” Learn more

  • Name: Angela
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Bella Vita Rescue, Marina Del Rey, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Tabby
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “This is Angela! – Angela is a sweet cat that’s about 2-3 years old. – She was a stray tabby…” Learn more

  • Name: Lola
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bella Vita Rescue, Marina Del Rey, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “This is Lola! – Sweetest most low maintenance dog. – Doesn’t need or want long walks although as she gets…” Learn more

  • Name: Baby
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Forte Animal Rescue, Marina Del Rey, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Cattle Dog American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “I am the happiest Baby, the sweetest Baby, the silliest Baby, and the cutest Baby you will ever meet! Have…” Learn more

  • Name: Friday
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Dawg Squad, Los Angeles, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Rottweiler
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Friday is a handsome 8 month old Rottweiler who is pretty close to perfection. He was previously in a home…” Learn more

  • Name: Heidi
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Dawg Squad, Los Angeles, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Heidi was originally found in a homeless encampment at Venice Beach. She was rescued from there and brought into a…” Learn more

  • Name: Layla
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kitty Of Angels Inc, Los Angeles, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Layla is such a sweet girl that loves to cuddle. She has a really soft tortie coat with a tan…” Learn more

  • Name: Milkshake
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Purposeful Rescue, PO BOX 351901, Los Angeles, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Hi I’m Milkshake and I am ALL puppy!! I am around 9 months old and weigh 40 lbs I love…” Learn more

  • Name: DRUT UTAH REX
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dachshund Rescue Of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Dachshund
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “REX IS LOCATED IN SALT LAKE CITY UTAH Hiya! !My name is Rex. I’m a 4 year old, black and…” Learn more

  • Name: DRUT UTAH WALTER
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dachshund Rescue Of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Dachshund
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “*** LOCATED IN SALT LAKE CITY UTAH – SPECIAL NEEDS *** Walter is an intense, yet sweet, 8 year old…” Learn more

  • Name: Cleo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Eastwood Ranch Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Cleo is a beautiful domestic shorthaired white and gray/black tabby with big green eyes. She is approximately 2 years old,…” Learn more

  • Name: Simon
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Eastwood Ranch Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Boxer Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Simon is a sweet 6 month old male Boxer/Shepherd mix available for adoption. He’s a bit shy when you first…” Learn more

  • Name: Charlie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Much Love Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 341721, Los Angeles, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Meet the beautiful Charlie. She is a 2 1/2 year-old Pit Bull mix who is looking for her forever home,…” Learn more

  • Name: Valentino
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: 4 Paws Kiddo Rescue, Los Angeles, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Papillon Chihuahua Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Valentino came to use from being abandoned in Tijuana. We found out at his arrival that he had suffer and…” Learn more

  • Name: Squintz
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: I Stand With My Pack, Los Angeles, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Husky
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Squintz! Squintz is a sweet, two-year-old, Husky mix. His personality is quiet and shy. He will do best with…” Learn more

  • Name: Honey Bunny
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Adopt And Shop, Culver City, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hey, I’m Honey Bunny! I can be shy but I’m really a sweet girl who just needs help with my…” Learn more

  • Name: Mr. Jose Melvin
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Adopt And Shop, Culver City, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “Hi, I’m Mr. Jose Melvin! I’m a super handsome fella with silky soft hair. My looks are dashing and my…” Learn more

  • Name: Chunk
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Adopt And Shop, Culver City, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hey there, I’m Chunk aka Hunk! I’m a foodie. If I see you eating or hear you open a fresh…” Learn more

  • Name: Betty Boop
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Adopt And Shop, Culver City, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi, I’m Betty Boop! I’m a super sweet girl. I can act shy when we first meet but I’m just…” Learn more

  • Name: Spark Plug
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Adopt And Shop, Culver City, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi, I’m Spark Plug! My friends call me Sparky. I’m generally independent but I don’t mind being approached for head…” Learn more

  • Name: Mr. Krabs
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Adopt And Shop, Culver City, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hey, I’m Mr. Krabs! My hair is a little sparse but growing back nicely! Life on the streets was tough!…” Learn more

  • Name: Kamala
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Adopt And Shop, Culver City, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi, I’m Kamala! I’m Madame Vice Kitten/Cat! I’m an amazing girl who everyone pawns over. I’m extremely sweet and outgoing!…” Learn more

  • Name: Tank
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Wallis Annenberg Petspace, 12005 Bluff Creek Dr, Playa Vista, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Mastiff Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Hi, my name is Tank. I’m a big energetic dog who is ready to play! I’m looking for a home…” Learn more