Encinitas Adoptable Pets: Meet Shenandoah, Bella, Spike & More

Do you want to add a new member to your family and do something good…

Do you want to add a new member to your family and do something good for the Encinitas community at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other animal from a local shelter! During the coronavirus pandemic, animal shelters in Encinitas and environs have dogs, cats and other pets ready and waiting for someone to take them home.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages without a home throughout California — and many of them are located within driving distance. In the search for your new friend, consider starting at a local shelter like Rancho Coastal Humane Society, where Zara 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.

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. Whether you’re a dog or cat person, there are several great options available. 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Bernard (pre-adoption)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Scratch My Belly, P.O. Box 3879, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Shepherd
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Bernard he was born on 05/06/2021 and will be available to go to his forever home on 07/01/21. Beni…” Learn more

  • Name: Beni (pre-adoption)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Scratch My Belly, P.O. Box 3879, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Shepherd
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Beni she was born on 05/06/2021 and will be available to go to her forever home on 07/01/21. Beni…” 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: 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: Kyrenia
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Helen Woodward Animal Center, 6461 El Apajo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
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  • Name: Twiggy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Helen Woodward Animal Center, 6461 El Apajo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
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  • Name: Fagin
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Helen Woodward Animal Center, 6461 El Apajo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
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  • Name: Gypsi
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Helen Woodward Animal Center, 6461 El Apajo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
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  • Name: Chance
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Helen Woodward Animal Center, 6461 El Apajo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
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  • 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: 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: 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: Kimber
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Akarmic Connections Animal Rescue, Del Mar, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Cattle Dog Whippet Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “QUICK FACTS: APPLY ONLINE AT KARMICRESCUE.ORG possible breed mix includes cattle dog, border collie, Belgium malinois spayed, leashed trained, crate…” Learn more

  • Name: Nikki
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Akarmic Connections Animal Rescue, Del Mar, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Cattle Dog Whippet Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “more info to come applications online at karmicrescue.org” Learn more

  • Name: Mimi 55 pounds of pure sugar
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Akarmic Connections Animal Rescue, Del Mar, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Australian Kelpie Doberman Pinscher Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “QUICK FACTS: application online at karmicrescue.org 2 year old female, 55 pounds approximately, bio coming soon” Learn more

  • Name: Pimienta
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Akarmic Connections Animal Rescue, Del Mar, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “QUICK FACTS: application online at karmicrescue.org One years old, 14 pounds, crate trained, leash trained, 90% house trained. A bundle…” Learn more

  • Name: Garbo —– 15 months old
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Akarmic Connections Animal Rescue, Del Mar, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Chihuahua Miniature Pinscher Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “QUICK INFO: applications online at karmicrescue.org neutered, crate and leash trained, house trained, not food aggressive, 14 pounds. Garbanzo greets…” Learn more

  • Name: CATALINA
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Akarmic Connections Animal Rescue, Del Mar, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Border Collie Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “APPLICATIONS ONLINE AT karmicrescue.org Catalina is 10 months old. Nine month old, 45 pounds, 50 pound range full grown, crate…” Learn more

  • Name: Klarity
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Akarmic Connections Animal Rescue, Del Mar, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Belgian Shepherd / Malinois Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “QUICK FACTS: 2 years old, Application online at karmicrescue.org Klarity loves people and want to play with other dogs. Recently…” Learn more

  • Name: Lia 15 pounds
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Akarmic Connections Animal Rescue, Del Mar, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Poodle Dandie Dinmont Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “APPLICATION IS ONLINE AT KARMICRESCUE.ORG Lia is a 3 year old poodle mix She is 14.5 pounds Lia is good…” Learn more

  • Name: KOKI 36 pounds, 2 years old
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Akarmic Connections Animal Rescue, Del Mar, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Cocker Spaniel
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “APPLICATION ONLINE AT KARMICRESCUE.ORG Koki is a 2 year old cocker spaniel She weighs 36 pounds Koky is good with…” Learn more

  • Name: Barbara
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Akarmic Connections Animal Rescue, Del Mar, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Siberian Husky Collie Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Barbara Female Like the person she was named after is a very mysterious puppy she has the way of a…” Learn more

  • Name: Elvis
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Akarmic Connections Animal Rescue, Del Mar, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Husky Collie Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “more info to come; applications online at karmicrescue.org Elvis In honor to his name he rocks! The more playful and…” Learn more

  • Name: MERCY just 35 pounds full grown
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Akarmic Connections Animal Rescue, Del Mar, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Australian Kelpie Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “QUICK FACTS: application online karmicrescue.org Crate and leash trained, one years old, 35 pound, Kelpie mix best guess, good with…” Learn more

  • Name: Bailey 40 pounds
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Akarmic Connections Animal Rescue, Del Mar, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Parson Russell Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “QUICK FACTS: applications available on karmicrescue.org 40 pounds, female, crate and leash trained, EXTREMELY friendly with people. When on a…” Learn more

  • Name: Millie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fuzzy Feet Dog Rescue, Escondido, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Dachshund
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting Millie please complete this application. https://www.cognitoforms.com/FuzzyFeetDogRescue/adoptionapplication Adoption Events are held every Saturday from 10:45am…” Learn more

  • Name: Twinkie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fuzzy Feet Dog Rescue, Escondido, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Terrier Dachshund Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in Twinkie please fill out this application: https://www.cognitoforms.com/FuzzyFeetDogRescue/adoptionapplication Adoption Events are held every Saturday from 10:45am…” Learn more

  • Name: Victor
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A New Life Charitable Foundation Inc, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Miniature Poodle Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Victor is a 2.5 year old poodle/terrier mix, small to medium size. He is a very sweet dog and great…” Learn more

  • Name: Shatina
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A New Life Charitable Foundation Inc, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Pug
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Shatina is a very friendly, active, 1-year old pug – she is very playful with other dogs and needs to…” Learn more

  • Name: Nico
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A New Life Charitable Foundation Inc, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Nico is an outgoing, adventurous, friendly, fun, 2-year old amazing terrier mix, about 20lbs. He is a super sweet very…” Learn more

  • Name: Dominick
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A New Life Charitable Foundation Inc, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Dominick is an incredibly sweet, adventurous, friendly, fun, 1-year old terrier mix, about 20lbs. He is a super smart and…” Learn more

  • Name: Lolis
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A New Life Charitable Foundation Inc, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Shepherd Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Lolis is an adorable 5-month old shepherd mix puppy, about 20lbs, likely to be about 50lbs. She is a super…” Learn more

  • Name: Rolly
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A New Life Charitable Foundation Inc, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Rolly is an adorable small-size terrier/spaniel mix about 2 1/2-years old. He’s about 12lbs. He is a super sweet very…” Learn more

  • Name: Mysterio
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A New Life Charitable Foundation Inc, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Terrier Dachshund Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Mysterio is silly, outgoing, and loving. He has a long wiry coat with some soft spots too. He is nearly…” Learn more

  • Name: Paulina
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A New Life Charitable Foundation Inc, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Shepherd Husky Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Paulina is 2-years old, super loving and gentle. She is approximately 60 pounds with a easygoing and relaxed temperament. That…” Learn more

  • Name: Dorothy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A New Life Charitable Foundation Inc, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Miniature Poodle
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Dorothy is an adorable miniature poodle mix approximately 2.5 years old, She is a super sweet gentle and easygoing doggy!…” Learn more

  • Name: Lula
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A New Life Charitable Foundation Inc, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, German Shepherd Dog
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Lula is 3 years old, super loving and smart. She is approximately 80 pounds. Please watch video!! She is athletic,…” Learn more

  • Name: Fred
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A New Life Charitable Foundation Inc, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Fred is an adorable small-size terrier mix about 2 1/2-years old. He’s very little, only about 8lbs. He is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Benji
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A New Life Charitable Foundation Inc, San Diego, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Miniature Poodle Poodle Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Benji is a very sweet 2-year old poodle mix approximately 12lbs. He is a super easy dog that will do…” Learn more