Pets & Animal

Pet Adoption In The Castro Valley Area: New Pets Added This Week

Looking to add to your family and give back to the world at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter or organization! Despite the coronavirus pandemic, many local animals are still looking for their forever homes and animal shelters still working to place pets with families.

Across California, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages, sizes and breeds without a home — many of whom are located not too far from you. In the search for a lovable new family pet, consider beginning at a local animal shelter like Hayward Animal Services Bureau, where Russo 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 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 Brighton, a Labrador Retriever 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: Brighton
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Adopt A Doggie, Castro Valley, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “NAME: BRIGHTON GENDER: FEMALE BREED: FORMOSAN MOUNTAIN DOG MIX COLOR: BLACK AGE: 4 YEARS OLD WEIGHT: 60lbs SPAY OR NEUTER:…” Learn more

  • Name: Wyatt
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Love All Pawz Rescue, San Leandro, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Wyatt is a handsome 8 month old mellow boy who had a difficult start to life. He and his 4…” Learn more

  • Name: SHADOW
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Hayward Animal Services Bureau, 16 Barnes Court, Hayward, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Border Collie Labrador Retriever Mix
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  • Name: THADDEUS THUMPER
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Hayward Animal Services Bureau, 16 Barnes Court, Hayward, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Bunny Rabbit
  • Description: “Thaddeus Thumper is a friendly male bunny who allows handling and enjoys playing with his toys.” Learn more

  • Name: RUSSO
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Hayward Animal Services Bureau, 16 Barnes Court, Hayward, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Siberian Husky
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  • Name: JAZZY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Hayward Animal Services Bureau, 16 Barnes Court, Hayward, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Border Collie
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  • Name: Storm
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: East Bay Spca Oakland Adoption Center, 8323 Baldwin Street, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Rottweiler
  • Description: “Hi guys! My name is Storm and yes I’m named after the x-men chick because I’m cool as well. I…” Learn more

  • Name: Chato
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: East Bay Spca Oakland Adoption Center, 8323 Baldwin Street, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Boxer
  • Description: “Hi my name is Chato! I am a black and brown 4 year old handsome boxer.. as you can see…” Learn more

  • Name: Wolfie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: East Bay Spca Oakland Adoption Center, 8323 Baldwin Street, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Terrier
  • Description: “Wolfie is a free spirit who is able to march to the beat of his own drum. He’s intelligent, independent,…” Learn more

  • Name: Titan
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: East Bay Spca Oakland Adoption Center, 8323 Baldwin Street, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Titan is our friendly, gentle giant who is looking for an adopter that will be committed to maintaining positive reinforcement…” Learn more

  • Name: Chewy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: East Bay Spca Oakland Adoption Center, 8323 Baldwin Street, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Yorkshire Terrier Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Hi there, my name is Chewy! I am a 9 month old blonde handsome Yorkshire terrier and I do have…” Learn more

  • Name: Bean
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: East Bay Spca Oakland Adoption Center, 8323 Baldwin Street, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Hi I’m Bean! Last year was rough for everybody, I lost my home and ended up in the shelter. I…” Learn more

  • Name: Madeline
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: East Bay Spca Oakland Adoption Center, 8323 Baldwin Street, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi! I’m Madeline. If you aren’t getting enough affection in your life, we should meet. I love to love! That…” Learn more

  • Name: Rooney
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “On Sat Jan 16 17:59:49 PST 2021 Rooney was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/47907…” Learn more

  • Name: Duke
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “On Mon Jan 18 19:01:55 PST 2021 Duke was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/47284…” Learn more

  • Name: Panda
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “On Fri Jan 15 01:00:24 PST 2021 Panda was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/47841…” Learn more

  • Name: Rooney
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “On Wed Jan 20 06:01:11 PST 2021 Rooney was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/47907…” Learn more

  • Name: Jonas
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Tibetan Terrier
  • Description: “On Wed Jan 20 05:59:57 PST 2021 Jonas was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/48070…” Learn more

  • Name: Augie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “On Wed Jan 20 06:00:25 PST 2021 Augie was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/45399…” Learn more

  • Name: Spider
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “On Wed Jan 20 06:01:17 PST 2021 Spider was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/46755…” Learn more

  • Name: Moira Rose
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “On Wed Jan 20 06:01:00 PST 2021 Moira Rose was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit…” Learn more

  • Name: Stevie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “On Wed Jan 20 06:00:56 PST 2021 Stevie was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/47328…” Learn more

  • Name: Isaac
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “On Wed Jan 20 06:00:17 PST 2021 Isaac was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/48024…” Learn more

  • Name: Flower
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Description: “On Wed Jan 20 05:59:58 PST 2021 Flower was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/48074…” Learn more

  • Name: Cowboy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “On Wed Jan 20 06:00:03 PST 2021 Cowboy was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/47878…” Learn more

  • Name: Canelo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Husky
  • Description: “On Wed Jan 20 06:01:06 PST 2021 Canelo was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/47926…” Learn more

  • Name: Duke
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “On Wed Jan 20 06:01:06 PST 2021 Duke was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/47284…” Learn more

  • Name: Lou
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “On Wed Jan 20 06:00:54 PST 2021 Lou was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/47688…” Learn more

  • Name: Viggo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Maine Coon Adoptions Mca, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Maine Coon
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Hi folks! My name is Viggo which is a pretty unusual name – I bet you haven’t met a lot…” Learn more

  • Name: Calliope
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Love And Second Chances, San Ramon, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Calli! Calli is a very sweet dog who is patiently waiting for a loving forever home! To get more…” Learn more

  • Name: Johnson
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Love And Second Chances, San Ramon, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Shepherd Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Johnson! Johnson is a very sweet dog who is patiently waiting for a loving forever home! To get more…” Learn more

  • Name: Hazel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Woof Animal Rescue, P.O.Box 1607, Fremont, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Shetland Sheepdog / Sheltie Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “What do you get when you cross a sheepdog and a rose? A Collie-Flower! And boy oh boy is Hazel…” Learn more

  • Name: DWIGHT
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Friends Of The Alameda Animal Shelter, 1590 Fortmann Way, Alameda, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hello, my name is Dwight, I might not have eyes but that doesn’t keep me for exploring the house, running…” Learn more

  • Name: FINCH
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Friends Of The Alameda Animal Shelter, 1590 Fortmann Way, Alameda, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Yorkshire Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Hello, my name is Finch. I am timid with new people but warm up quickly, especially around woman. I prefer…” Learn more

  • Name: JIM
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Friends Of The Alameda Animal Shelter, 1590 Fortmann Way, Alameda, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hello, my name is Jim, I might not have eyes but that doesn’t keep me for exploring the house, running…” Learn more

  • Name: RAY RAY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Friends Of The Alameda Animal Shelter, 1590 Fortmann Way, Alameda, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chihuahua
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  • Name: SHEILA
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Friends Of The Alameda Animal Shelter, 1590 Fortmann Way, Alameda, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: GRAYSON
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Friends Of The Alameda Animal Shelter, 1590 Fortmann Way, Alameda, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
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  • Name: Pumpkin
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bella Vita Rescue, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “This is Pumpkin! – Pumpkin is a wire haired terrier mix that’s about 2 years old. – She gets along…” Learn more

  • Name: Hershey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bella Vita Rescue, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “This is Hershey! – Hershey is an active little terrier mix boy that’s about a year old. – He gets…” Learn more

  • Name: Cameo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bella Vita Rescue, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “This is Cameo! – Cameo is a 1 year old terrier mix that weights around 15 pounds. – She NEEDS…” Learn more

  • Name: HEATHCLIFF
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Tri Valley Animal Rescue, PO Box 11143, Pleasanton, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “My name is Heathcliff and I am currently in a Tri-Valley Animal Rescue foster home available for adoption. My mommy…” Learn more

  • Name: CATHERINE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Tri Valley Animal Rescue, PO Box 11143, Pleasanton, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “My name is Catherine and I am currently in a Tri-Valley Animal Rescue foster home available for adoption. My mommy…” Learn more

  • Name: Teddy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Island Cat Resources And Adoption, Alameda, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Teddy and his big, round face will draw you in right away. He is a calm guy waiting for that…” Learn more

  • Name: Bigelow
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Pleasanton Valley Humane Society, 3670 Nevada Street, Pleasanton, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “DUE TO VOLUME OF INQUIRIES, WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THIS KITTEN I’m the Rebel! Sitting still doesn’t…” Learn more

  • Name: Lindy Hop
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Pleasanton Valley Humane Society, 3670 Nevada Street, Pleasanton, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Lindy Hop is a reserved kitten who is looking for a patient owner who can give him a safe owner…” Learn more

  • Name: Tide
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pleasanton Valley Humane Society, 3670 Nevada Street, Pleasanton, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “DUE TO VOLUME OF INQUIRIES, WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THIS PUPPY Tide and her littermates were transferred…” Learn more

  • Name: Jeffrey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pleasanton Valley Humane Society, 3670 Nevada Street, Pleasanton, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Jeffrey was transferred to Valley Humane on 1/9 from Stockton Animal Services after being surrendered by his owner. Jeffrey weighs…” Learn more

  • Name: Reese
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Pleasanton Valley Humane Society, 3670 Nevada Street, Pleasanton, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “During shelter-in-place, Valley Humane is conducting adoptions by appointment only. If you would like to adopt Reese, please complete an…” Learn more

  • Name: Natalie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pleasanton Valley Humane Society, 3670 Nevada Street, Pleasanton, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Natalie and her littermates were transferred to Valley Humane on 1/7 from Contra Costa County Animal Services. They had been…” Learn more

  • Name: Tiburon
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pleasanton Valley Humane Society, 3670 Nevada Street, Pleasanton, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Extra Large, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “DUE TO VOLUME OF INQUIRIES, WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THIS PUPPY Tiburon was transferred to Valley Humane…” Learn more

  • Name: Oscar
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pleasanton Valley Humane Society, 3670 Nevada Street, Pleasanton, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Oscar and his littermates were transferred to Valley Humane on 1/7 from Contra Costa County Animal Services. They had been…” Learn more

  • Name: Jitterbug
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Pleasanton Valley Humane Society, 3670 Nevada Street, Pleasanton, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Jitterbug is a reserved kitten who is looking for a patient owner who can give her a safe home and…” Learn more

  • Name: Puka
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pleasanton Valley Humane Society, 3670 Nevada Street, Pleasanton, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “DUE TO VOLUME OF INQUIRIES, WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THIS PUPPY Puka and her littermates were transferred…” Learn more

  • Name: Chalupa and Taco
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Hopalong Animal Rescue, PO Box 27507, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Bonded pair. Must be adopted together!!! Taco (Male) and Chalupa (Female) were recently surrendered. They’ve obviously come from a loving…” Learn more