October 19, 2021

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Santa Cruz Pets Up For Adoption: Oort, Hershel, Henderson & More

Want to add a new member to your family and do something good for the Santa Cruz community at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other animal from a local shelter or organization! Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, animal shelters in the Santa Cruz area have dogs, cats and other kinds of pets ready and waiting for someone to take them home.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home across California — and many of them are located in your area. In the search for your new friend, consider checking out a local animal shelter like Animal Shelter Relief Rescue, where Hubble 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 in permanent 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 Oort, a Tuxedo 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]

  • Name: Oort
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Shelter Relief Rescue, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Tuxedo
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Oort female 8 weeks old active, friendly, playful” Learn more

  • Name: Hershel
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Shelter Relief Rescue, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Tuxedo
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Herschel (f): very cuddly and sweet, outgoing and friendly. 8 weeks old.” Learn more

  • Name: Henderson
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Shelter Relief Rescue, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Henderson Male 8 was old largest, very talkative and friendly, smart, has foot fetish :P” Learn more

  • Name: Huygens
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Shelter Relief Rescue, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Huygens Female 8 weeks old slightly shy and reserved, quiet, will curl up on you” Learn more

  • Name: Hubble
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Shelter Relief Rescue, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hubble male 8 week old smart, escape artist, super friendly and relaxed” Learn more

  • Name: Olbers
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Shelter Relief Rescue, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Tuxedo
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Olbers female 8 weeks old smallest, most shy at first of the litter. Medium hair.” Learn more

  • Name: Angelique
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Shelter Relief Rescue, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Tabby
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Angelique 3 month old petite short hair LOVEBUG Started out feral and angry, she could not even be picked up,…” Learn more

  • Name: Milo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Shelter Relief Rescue, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Tabby
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Milo 1 year old BIG and LONG gorgeous ginger male cat! Walks on a harness and leash. Ok with other…” Learn more

  • Name: HERMIONE*
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Description: “Hermione came to the Shelter as a stray so we do not have information about her past. When she first…” Learn more

  • Name: A283053
  • Species: Chicken
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chicken
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  • Name: A283061
  • Species: Chicken
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chicken
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  • Name: A283035
  • Species: Chicken
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chicken
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  • Name: A283033
  • Species: Chicken
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chicken
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  • Name: A283034
  • Species: Chicken
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chicken
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  • Name: DANE*
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: POP*
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Long Hair
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  • Name: DARLIN*
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: DAEGAN*
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: YODA*
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
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  • Name: LUKE*
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: A283049
  • Species: Chicken
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chicken
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  • Name: A283048
  • Species: Chicken
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chicken
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  • Name: A283050
  • Species: Chicken
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chicken
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  • Name: A283051
  • Species: Chicken
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chicken
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  • Name: CYPRESS*
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Cypress came from a home where a person was hoarding cats. He lived with about 40 cats in a very…” Learn more

  • Name: A283058
  • Species: Chicken
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chicken
  • Learn more

  • Name: A283052
  • Species: Chicken
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chicken
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  • Name: A283040
  • Species: Chicken
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chicken
  • Learn more

  • Name: PAISLEY*
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: A283045
  • Species: Chicken
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chicken
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  • Name: JAX*
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “A note from Jax and Edo’s foster mom – The boys have had lots of handling with belly rubs and…” Learn more

  • Name: MISSY*
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: A283054
  • Species: Chicken
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chicken
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  • Name: A283038
  • Species: Chicken
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chicken
  • Learn more

  • Name: MAXWELL*
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: MAX
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Max is an older sweetheart who is looking for stability in his senior years. He came in after his previous…” Learn more

  • Name: MASON*
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Maine Coon Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: A283036
  • Species: Chicken
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chicken
  • Learn more

  • Name: A283046
  • Species: Chicken
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chicken
  • Learn more

  • Name: A283055
  • Species: Chicken
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chicken
  • Learn more

  • Name: A283047
  • Species: Chicken
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chicken
  • Learn more

  • Name: A283057
  • Species: Chicken
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chicken
  • Learn more

  • Name: A283041
  • Species: Chicken
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chicken
  • Learn more

  • Name: CLEMENTINE*
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: A283056
  • Species: Chicken
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chicken
  • Learn more

  • Name: A283039
  • Species: Chicken
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chicken
  • Learn more

  • Name: A283037
  • Species: Chicken
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chicken
  • Learn more

  • Name: LILY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, German Shepherd Dog
  • Learn more

  • Name: WHISKERS
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: ZOE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: A282139
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
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  • Name: A282137
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
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  • Name: PIPPIN*
  • 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: “Pippin is the sweetest kitten ever and will fill your heart with joy! Quite multi-talented, her latest skill is fly-chasing….” Learn more

  • Name: ALICE
  • 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: CINNAMON
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Guinea Pig
  • Learn more