Pets & Animal

Pet Adoption In The San Clemente Area: New Pets Added This Week

Looking to add a new member to your family and give back to the San Clemente community at the same time? Maybe it’s time to adopt a pet! During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, facilities in San Clemente and environs have dogs, cats and other animals ready and waiting to be adopted.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages without a home in California — and many of them are located not too far from you. In the search for a new family pet, consider starting at a local shelter like The Ark Of San Juan Companion Animal Rescue, where Mama Potato 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 GIDGET, a Papillon 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: GIDGET
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: San Clemente Dana Point Animal Shelter, 221 Via Fabricante, San Clemente, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Papillon
  • Description: “GIDGET – ID#A045399 Hi! My name is GIDGET. I am a female, white and black Papillon mix. My age is…” Learn more

  • Name: CORKY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Ark Of San Juan Companion Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 117, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “My name is Corky and I am a sweet young boy. I was found by a very nice lady but…” Learn more

  • Name: FIREFLY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Ark Of San Juan Companion Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 117, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “I am a 1 year old sweet gentle female tabby who was rescued from euthanasia on the last day from…” Learn more

  • Name: SWISS CHOCOLATE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Ark Of San Juan Companion Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 117, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “I am a 5 month old sweet fun energetic little boy looking for a playmate or lots of toy mice…” Learn more

  • Name: Mama Potato
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Ark Of San Juan Companion Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 117, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair Tuxedo Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Mama Potato is a recent mom who had her own little potatoes who have all been adopted. She is a…” Learn more

  • Name: SHATZI
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Ark Of San Juan Companion Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 117, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “I am the cutest kitty ever! I give head butts and love to be close. I came from the cat…” Learn more

  • Name: Lenny
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Mission Viejo Animal Services Center, 28095 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
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  • Name: Kai
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Mission Viejo Animal Services Center, 28095 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Siberian Husky
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  • Name: Indigo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: D Dot Re Dot Am Animal Rescue, PO Box 2432, Laguna Niguel, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair Calico Mix
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. Indigo or “GoGo” as she likes to be…” Learn more

  • Name: Taffy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: New Beginnings For Animals, P. O. Box 2444, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Boxer Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Taffy is as sweet as her name! She is about 4 years old and weighs 37 pounds, She was living…” Learn more

  • Name: Boots
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Southern Counties Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Tuxedo Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Boots is a bit shy and scared at first but she is a love bug! Once she gets to know…” Learn more

  • Name: Mabel
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Southern Counties Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Bombay Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Mabel loves people! She is a sweet, affectionate lap cat who just wants to be with her human all the…” Learn more

  • Name: Riesling
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Southern Counties Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Tuxedo Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Riesling is a silly kitty. She can be shy at first but give her a few days and she will…” Learn more

  • Name: Dutchess
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Compassionate Animal Rescue For Medical Aid, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I am currently available for adoption from my foster home. If you’re interested in adopting me, fill out an application…” Learn more

  • Name: Antonio
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Compassionate Animal Rescue For Medical Aid, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tuxedo Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “I am currently available for adoption from my foster home. If you’re interested in adopting me, fill out an application…” Learn more

  • Name: Daniel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Leashes Of Love Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Everyone welcome Daniel!! Daniel is a 1.5-year-old male Chihuahua mix that weighs about 13.5 pounds. He was rescued out of…” Learn more

  • Name: Wylie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Leashes Of Love Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Jack Russell Terrier Chihuahua Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Everyone welcome Wylie!! Wylie is a 3.5-year-old male Jack Russell Terrier/Chihuahua mix (?) that was rescued from a hoarding situation…” Learn more

  • Name: Moonpie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Leashes Of Love Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Everyone welcome Moonpie!! Moonpie is a gorgeous chocolate brown 2-year-old female Chihuahua mix that was rescued from a hoarding situation….” Learn more

  • Name: Helka
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Leashes Of Love Rescue Inc, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Boxer Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Everyone welcome Helka!! Helka is a female 12-week-old Boxer/Pitbull mix that was rescued out of Mexico. Helka is ALL puppy…” Learn more

  • Name: Stella
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: I Dot Ca Dot Re Dog Rescue, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Shepherd
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Hi! My name is Stella and I’m a beautiful 6 month old shepherd/boxer mix. Currently, I weigh 51 pounds so…” Learn more

  • Name: Nova
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: I Dot Ca Dot Re Dog Rescue, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Say hello to Nova, the meaning of her name is star. And we’re sure, she’ll be a star for her…” Learn more

  • Name: Sam
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: I Dot Ca Dot Re Dog Rescue, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Terrier
  • Description: “Meet Sam! Sam is Terrier mix, about a year old, and weighs 12 pounds. He is looking for a loving…” Learn more

  • Name: Polly
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: I Dot Ca Dot Re Dog Rescue, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Polly! Polly is a young chi-mix gal in search of her forever. We estimate her age to be between…” Learn more

  • Name: Goldie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: I Dot Ca Dot Re Dog Rescue, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Golden Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “**Needs a yard**Hello my name is Goldie! I am about 11 lbs now and estimated to be around 14 weeks…” Learn more

  • Name: CHARLOTTE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Laguna Woods Cat Club, Laguna Woods, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “THIS IS A COURTESY LISTING – PLEASE CONTACT THE OWNER BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION. THANK YOU. CHARLOTTE is a sweet…” Learn more

  • Name: CALLIE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Laguna Woods Cat Club, Laguna Woods, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Calico American Shorthair Mix
  • Description: “Callie, after just losing her loving mom, is looking for that perfect ‘forever’ home. As you can see, she is…” Learn more

  • Name: Kassie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pei People Shar Pei Rescue Inc, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Shar-Pei
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Kassie is a red mahogany female shar pei that was found as a stray in Southern California. She is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Devan
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Terrier
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  • Name: Beauregard
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Cane Corso American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Beauregard is the sweetest boy! He is 5 years old and is 96 pounds. He is an American Staffordshire Terrier…” Learn more

  • Name: Flash Gordon
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Affenpinscher
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  • Name: Snuggles
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Muttly Crew, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Terrier Poodle Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “READ ME!! This darling girl is a cuddle bug and you guessed it, she loves to snuggle. She LOVES other…” Learn more

  • Name: Amy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Pet Adoption Center Of Orange County, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Terrier Dachshund Mix
  • Description: “Sweet 1.5 year, 11 lb Terrier mix Amy and her puppies, Barney and Betty were surrendered by their owner in…” Learn more

  • Name: Jaks-goes with Koko
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Pet Adoption Center Of Orange County, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Dachshund Beagle Mix
  • Description: “7 yr old, 13 lb Beagle/Dachshund mix Jaks and his companion Koko, came to us as victims of Covid-19. With…” Learn more

  • Name: Koko-goes with Jaks
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Pet Adoption Center Of Orange County, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Lhasa Apso
  • Description: “5 yr old, 11 lb Lhasa Apso Koko and her companion Jaks, came to us as victims of Covid-19. With…” Learn more

  • Name: Almond Cookie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Pet Adoption Center Of Orange County, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Cairn Terrier
  • Description: “Meet Almond Cookie, a 2 yr old, 7 lb Cairn Terrier mix who came to us from the OC shelter….” Learn more

  • Name: Blush
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier
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  • Name: Terra
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier
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  • Name: Wesley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Little Red Dog, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier
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  • Name: Pablo (LBR)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Pet Adoption Center Of Orange County, Lake Forest, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Description: “Lovebugs’ Pablo, a 1 year old, 5 lb Chihuahua, was rescued from the Bakersfield shelter. The shelter notes indicated he…” Learn more

  • Name: ZITI
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Looking for a sweet, affectionate cat that has a lot to say? Then Ziti is the one for you. He’s…” Learn more

  • Name: LOBO
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Lobo is on the shyer side and will need a nurturing home to help him build his confidence and work…” Learn more

  • Name: LEIA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Russian Blue Domestic Short Hair Mix
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  • Name: Charlie Bear
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lovebugs Rescue, PO Box 953, Corona Del Mar, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Boxer Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “PLEASE COMPLETE OUR ADOPTION APPLICATION AT WWW.LOVEBUGSRESCUE.ORG IF YOU’D LIKE TO MEET ONE OF OUR LOVEBUGS: Charlie Bear is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Holly
  • Species: Chinchilla
  • Location: Paw Prints In The Sand Animal Rescue Inc, 220 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chinchilla
  • Description: “Hi! My name is Holly and I am a parkour queen! I love to jump and bounce all over the…” Learn more

  • Name: Nova
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dogz In Need, Fallbrook, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, German Shepherd Dog
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Please contact Michelle ([email protected]) for more information about this…” Learn more

  • Name: Buddy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Mutts In Need, Newport Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Buddy. This handsome boy is a lab/pit and such a sweet boy. He was found as a stray in…” Learn more

  • Name: Kenny
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Mutts In Need, Newport Beach, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Shepherd
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Kenny. He is a one-year-old shepherd husky mix who is one of the sweetest dogs you’ll ever meet. He…” Learn more

  • Name: Rockie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Chance At Life All Breed Rescue, 655 Benet Rd., Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Boxer
  • Description: “Rockie came to us from Animal Friends of the Valleys in Wildomar. He is a quirky guy like most boxers,…” Learn more

  • Name: Blossom
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Chance At Life All Breed Rescue, 655 Benet Rd., Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Blossom just wants to play and have a good time! She enjoys squeaky toys, tennis balls and ropes. She loves…” Learn more

  • Name: Jasper
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Chance At Life All Breed Rescue, 655 Benet Rd., Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Male, American Bulldog
  • Description: “Jasper is a goofy, playful, smart, energetic, strong, BIG boy! He is very friendly with people and other dogs, though…” Learn more

  • Name: Tom
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: San Diego Humane Society Oceanside Campus For Cats And Small Animals, 572 Airport Road, Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Animal ID #709838How this pet arrived:Tom was brought in by a Good Samaritan on December 17, 2020 with Tiger #709840….” Learn more

  • Name: Charlotte
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: San Diego Humane Society Oceanside Campus For Cats And Small Animals, 572 Airport Road, Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Guinea Pig
  • Description: “#712980 How this pet arrived: This pet was brought in by their previous owner on January 13, 2021. Why this…” Learn more

  • Name: Charlotte
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: San Diego Humane Society Oceanside Campus For Cats And Small Animals, 572 Airport Road, Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Animal ID #713517 How this pet arrived: Charlotte was brought by her previous owner on January 16, 2021 with her…” Learn more

  • Name: Prince
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: San Diego Humane Society Oceanside Campus For Cats And Small Animals, 572 Airport Road, Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Animal ID #713516 How this pet arrived: Prince was brought by his previous owner on January 16, 2021 with his…” Learn more

  • Name: Tiger
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: San Diego Humane Society Oceanside Campus For Cats And Small Animals, 572 Airport Road, Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Animal ID #709840How this pet arrived:Tiger was brought in by a Good Samaritan on December 17, 2020 with Tom #709838….” Learn more