Carlsbad Pets Who Need A Home: Meet Puma, Keebler, Pear & More

Looking to add a furry friend to your family and have a positive impact on…

Looking to add a furry friend to your family and have a positive impact on the Carlsbad community at the same time? Perhaps it’s time to adopt a pet! Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many animal shelters are still working to find forever homes for dozens of cats, dogs and other adorable critters coming through.

Across California, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages without a home — many of whom are located within driving distance. For those looking to adopt, a great place to start your search for your new family member is at County Of San Diego Department Of Animal Services, where Pear the cat 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.

Here at Patch, with a little help from our friends at Petfinder, we round up a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a cat person, meet PUMA, a Domestic Short Hair 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: PUMA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: County Of San Diego Department Of Animal Services, 2481 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: KEEBLER
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: County Of San Diego Department Of Animal Services, 2481 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, German Shepherd Dog Shar-Pei Mix
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  • Name: PEAR
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: County Of San Diego Department Of Animal Services, 2481 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: PAISLEY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: County Of San Diego Department Of Animal Services, 2481 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: CHURRO
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: County Of San Diego Department Of Animal Services, 2481 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Siberian Husky
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  • Name: PISMO
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: County Of San Diego Department Of Animal Services, 2481 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Terrier German Shepherd Dog Mix
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  • Name: WINSTON
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: County Of San Diego Department Of Animal Services, 2481 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Doberman Pinscher Labrador Retriever Mix
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  • Name: PEEPERS
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: County Of San Diego Department Of Animal Services, 2481 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: STARFIRE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: County Of San Diego Department Of Animal Services, 2481 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Siberian Husky
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  • Name: SAGE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: County Of San Diego Department Of Animal Services, 2481 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: A1886866
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: County Of San Diego Department Of Animal Services, 2481 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair
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  • Name: SANTORINI
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: County Of San Diego Department Of Animal Services, 2481 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Luna
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Rescue Resource Foundation Arrf, Carlsbad, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Jack Russell Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “COURTESY LISTING FOR ANOTHER RESCUER! DO NOT CONTACT ARRF, as we do not know this pet personally. To meet LUNA,…” Learn more

  • Name: Minnie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dog Rescue Without Borders, Carlsbad, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Minnie is a dog of only 3 pounds but has many tons of love to give, she despite her sad…” Learn more

  • Name: Jack
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K9 Connection Pet Rehoming And Adoption, Carlsbad, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Coton de Tulear
  • Description: “YOU MUST FILL OUT AN APPLICATION OR WE WILL NOT REPLY, Copy link http://k9connectionpetadoption.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/K9-Connection-Pet-Adoption-Form.pdf Hi My name is Jack, I…” Learn more

  • Name: Carlee
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bichon Furkids Rescue, Carlsbad, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Italian Greyhound
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Hello People. I’m Carlee, a shy and very sweet Italian Greyhound mix of about two. My foster mom says I’m…” Learn more

  • Name: Mac Nut
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Hearts For Paws Rescue, Vista, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier Boxer Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Miss Mac is a playful, smart 10 week old pit/boxer/hound/staffy/street mix puppy who was rescued from Mexico at 4 weeks…” Learn more

  • Name: Shenandoah
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Rancho Coastal Humane Society, 389 Requeza Street, Encinitas, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Polish
  • Description: “Polish mix – White & Black Male 7 months 4 pounds Hi! My name is Shenandoah. My caretakers at RCHS…” Learn more

  • Name: Danna
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rancho Coastal Humane Society, 389 Requeza Street, Encinitas, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Description: “Chihuahua mix – Tan & White Female 4 years 17 3/4 pounds Hi! My name is Danna. My caretakers at…” Learn more

  • Name: Spike
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rancho Coastal Humane Society, 389 Requeza Street, Encinitas, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Schnauzer
  • Description: “Schnauzer mix – Black Male 1 year 19 1/4 pounds Hi! My name is Spike. My caretakers at RCHS would…” Learn more

  • Name: Bella
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rancho Coastal Humane Society, 389 Requeza Street, Encinitas, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Terrier
  • Description: “Terrier mix – Cream Female 7 months 8 pounds Hi! My name is Bella. My caretakers at RCHS would describe…” Learn more

  • Name: Zara
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rancho Coastal Humane Society, 389 Requeza Street, Encinitas, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Poodle
  • Description: “Poodle mix – White Female 4 ½ years 10 pounds Hi! My name is Zara. My caretakers at RCHS would…” Learn more

  • Name: Butterscotch
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Akarmic Connections Animal Rescue, Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Terrier
  • Description: “QUICK FACTS: application online at karmicrescue.org 2 years old, 13 pounds, leash, house, crate trained. Regular grooming required either by…” Learn more

  • Name: Mark sibling of Kimber, Lilly, …
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Akarmic Connections Animal Rescue, Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Cattle Dog Whippet Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “QUICK FACTS: strong possibility Whippet and Blue Heeler Cattle Dog adult size 35 to 45 pound easy going and friendly;…” Learn more

  • Name: Prada under 10 pounds
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Akarmic Connections Animal Rescue, Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, West Highland White Terrier / Westie Chihuahua Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “QUICK FACTS: applications online at karmicrescue.org female, 7 pounds, after looking up different breed mixes, we came to the conclusion…” Learn more

  • Name: Sinatra
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Akarmic Connections Animal Rescue, Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Siberian Husky Collie Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “QUICK FACTS: applications at karmicrescue.org about 4 months old, 27 pounds as of June 25, mom is a pure white…” Learn more

  • Name: MISS LUPITA
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Akarmic Connections Animal Rescue, Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Black Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “QUICK FACTS: Applications online at karmicrescue.org 95 % house trained, 7 month old Adult weight ~ 40, crate trained, good…” Learn more

  • Name: Diego
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: San Diego Humane Society Oceanside Campus For Dogs, 2905 San Luis Rey Road, Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Shepherd Hound Mix
  • Description: “#741302Age: 6 years Weight: 55 lbs How this pet arrived: This pet was brought in by their previous owner on…” Learn more

  • Name: Jack
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: San Diego Humane Society Oceanside Campus For Dogs, 2905 San Luis Rey Road, Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Chihuahua Parson Russell Terrier Mix
  • Description: “#672716Age: 2yr Weight: 16lbs How this pet arrived: This pet was brought in by their previous owner on June 26,2021….” Learn more

  • Name: Thor
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: San Diego Humane Society Oceanside Campus For Dogs, 2905 San Luis Rey Road, Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Chihuahua
  • Description: “#740795Age: 2yr Weight: 10lbs How this pet arrived: This pet was brought in by their previous owner on June 27,…” Learn more

  • Name: Gigi
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: San Diego Humane Society Oceanside Campus For Dogs, 2905 San Luis Rey Road, Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Maltipoo
  • Description: “#739877Age: 5 years Weight: 14lbs How this pet arrived: This pet was brought in by Humane Law Enforcement on June…” Learn more

  • Name: Lilly
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: San Diego Humane Society Oceanside Campus For Dogs, 2905 San Luis Rey Road, Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “#645320 Age:5 years, 5 months Weight: How this pet arrived: This pet was brought in by their previous owner on…” Learn more

  • Name: Durango
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: San Diego Humane Society Oceanside Campus For Dogs, 2905 San Luis Rey Road, Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Dogo Argentino Mix
  • Description: “#711504Age: 4.5 yearsWeight: 75 lbs How this pet arrived: This pet was brought in by their previous owner on July…” Learn more

  • Name: Daisy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: San Diego Humane Society Oceanside Campus For Dogs, 2905 San Luis Rey Road, Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, English Bulldog American Bulldog Mix
  • Description: “#741300Age: 4 yearsWeight: 75 lbs How this pet arrived: This pet was brought in by their previous owner on June…” Learn more

  • Name: Princess
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: San Diego Humane Society Oceanside Campus For Dogs, 2905 San Luis Rey Road, Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “#101226Age: 10yrsWeight: 61lbsHow this pet arrived: This pet was brought in by their previous owner on May 9,2021. Why this…” Learn more

  • Name: Oreo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: San Diego Humane Society Oceanside Campus For Dogs, 2905 San Luis Rey Road, Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Description: “#654812Age:2 yearsWeight:60 lbs. How this pet arrived: This pet was brought in our Humane Law Enforcement team on June 15,…” Learn more

  • Name: Nala
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: San Diego Humane Society Oceanside Campus For Dogs, 2905 San Luis Rey Road, Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Basenji Shepherd Mix
  • Description: “#740414Age: 2 yearsWeight: 43 lbs How this pet arrived: This pet was brought in by their previous owner on June…” Learn more

  • Name: Lacey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: San Diego Humane Society Oceanside Campus For Dogs, 2905 San Luis Rey Road, Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “#730515Age: 3yrs Weight: 61lbs How this pet arrived:This pet was transferred in from another shelter on April 27, 2021, adopted…” Learn more

  • Name: Sun Tzu
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: San Diego Humane Society Oceanside Campus For Dogs, 2905 San Luis Rey Road, Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “#742053Age: 5 monthsWeight: 40 lbs How this pet arrived: This pet was brought in by their previous owner on June…” Learn more

  • Name: Cali
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: San Diego Humane Society Oceanside Campus For Cats And Small Animals, 572 Airport Road, Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “How this pet arrived: This pet was brought in by a Humane Law Enforcement Officer on January 28, 2021. At…” Learn more

  • Name: Coco
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: San Diego Humane Society Oceanside Campus For Cats And Small Animals, 572 Airport Road, Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, American
  • Description: “Animal ID #741588 How this pet arrived: Coco was brought in by his previous owner on June 23, 2021 with…” Learn more

  • Name: Leo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: San Diego Humane Society Oceanside Campus For Cats And Small Animals, 572 Airport Road, Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “I am currently located in a foster home, please ask an Adoption Counselor to learn more!Animal ID #723996 How this…” Learn more

  • Name: Nero
  • Species: Hamster
  • Location: San Diego Humane Society Oceanside Campus For Cats And Small Animals, 572 Airport Road, Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Hamster
  • Description: “Animal ID #741406 How this pet arrived: Nero was brought in by a Field Services Officer on June 18, 2021….” Learn more

  • Name: Rice
  • Species: Hamster
  • Location: San Diego Humane Society Oceanside Campus For Cats And Small Animals, 572 Airport Road, Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Hamster
  • Description: “Animal ID #741123 How this pet arrived: Rice was brought in by a their previous owner on June 25, 2021….” Learn more

  • Name: Thomas
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: San Diego Humane Society Oceanside Campus For Cats And Small Animals, 572 Airport Road, Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Animal ID #735592 How this pet arrived: Thomas was brought in by her previous owner on June 6, 2021. Why…” Learn more

  • Name: Marty
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: San Diego Humane Society Oceanside Campus For Cats And Small Animals, 572 Airport Road, Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Animal ID #739264 How this pet arrived: Marty was brought in by a Good Samaritan on June 8, 2021 with…” Learn more

  • Name: Billie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: San Diego Humane Society Oceanside Campus For Cats And Small Animals, 572 Airport Road, Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Animal ID #739267 How this pet arrived: Billie was brought in by a Good Samaritan on June 8, 2021 with…” Learn more

  • Name: Elliot
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: San Diego Humane Society Oceanside Campus For Cats And Small Animals, 572 Airport Road, Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “#718714 How this pet arrived: This pet was brought in by their previous owner on June 17, 2021.Why this pet…” Learn more

  • Name: Cheetah
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: San Diego Humane Society Oceanside Campus For Cats And Small Animals, 572 Airport Road, Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Animal ID #612413 How this pet arrived:Cheetah was brought in by her previous owner on June 27, 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: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Animal ID #739925 How this pet arrived: Charlotte was brought in by a Good Samaritan on June 10, 2021. Why…” Learn more

  • Name: Chev
  • 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 #199214 How this pet arrived: Chev was brought in by his previous owner on June 26, 2021.Why this…” Learn more

  • Name: Ginger
  • Species: Hamster
  • Location: San Diego Humane Society Oceanside Campus For Cats And Small Animals, 572 Airport Road, Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Hamster
  • Description: “Animal ID #741119 How this pet arrived: Ginger was brought in by her previous owner on June 25, 2021. Why…” Learn more

  • Name: Cinnabun
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: San Diego Humane Society Oceanside Campus For Cats And Small Animals, 572 Airport Road, Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, American Holland Lop Mix
  • Description: “Animal ID #601118 How this pet arrived:Cinnabun was brought in by his previous owner on June 22, 2021. Why this…” Learn more

  • Name: Cinderella
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: San Diego Humane Society Oceanside Campus For Cats And Small Animals, 572 Airport Road, Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Animal ID #741698 How this pet arrived: Cinderella was brought in by a Good Samaritan on June 20, 2021 with…” Learn more

  • Name: Charming
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: San Diego Humane Society Oceanside Campus For Cats And Small Animals, 572 Airport Road, Oceanside, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Animal ID #741697 How this pet arrived: Charming was brought in by a Good Samaritan on June 20, 2021 with…” Learn more