Pet Adoption In The University Place Area: See New Dogs, Cats & More

Do you want to add a furry friend to your family and have a positive…

Do you want to add a furry friend to your family and have a positive impact on the University Place community at the same time? Then you should consider adopting a pet from a local shelter. Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many animal shelters in and around University Place are still working to fulfill adoptions and place pets in forever homes.

In the search for your new friend, consider checking out a local shelter like Big Dog Rescue Project, where Player 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 permanent homes.

If you 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 Stryder, a Border Collie 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: Stryder
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Dog Rescue Project, ., University Place, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Border Collie
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting, please apply directly with bigdogrescueproject.org/adopt. Available for adoption in WA, OR, and TX. Stryder…” Learn more

  • Name: Player
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Dog Rescue Project, ., University Place, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Flat-Coated Retriever Chow Chow Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting, please apply directly with bigdogrescueproject.org/adopt. Available for adoption in WA, OR, and TX. Player…” Learn more

  • Name: Hiram L. (Weiner Litter)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Dog Rescue Project, ., University Place, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Dachshund
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting, please apply directly with bigdogrescueproject.org/adopt. These sweet babies came from a home where the…” Learn more

  • Name: Chichi P. (Weiner Litter)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Dog Rescue Project, ., University Place, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Dachshund
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting, please apply directly with bigdogrescueproject.org/adopt. Available for adoption in WA, OR, and TX. These…” Learn more

  • Name: Zoey (Sophie’s Litter)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Dog Rescue Project, ., University Place, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Terrier Australian Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting, please apply directly with bigdogrescueproject.org/adopt. Available for adoption in WA, OR, and TX. Sophie’s…” Learn more

  • Name: Abigail (Sophie’s Litter)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Dog Rescue Project, ., University Place, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Terrier Australian Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting, please apply directly with bigdogrescueproject.org/adopt. Available for adoption in WA, OR, and TX. Sophie’s…” Learn more

  • Name: Victoria (Sophie’s Litter)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Dog Rescue Project, ., University Place, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Terrier Australian Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting, please apply directly with bigdogrescueproject.org/adopt. Available for adoption in WA, OR, and TX. Sophie’s…” Learn more

  • Name: Joey (Sophie’s Litter)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Dog Rescue Project, ., University Place, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Terrier Australian Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting, please apply directly with bigdogrescueproject.org/adopt. Available for adoption in WA, OR, and TX. Sophie’s…” Learn more

  • Name: Oliver (Sophie’s Litter)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Dog Rescue Project, ., University Place, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Terrier Australian Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting, please apply directly with bigdogrescueproject.org/adopt. Available for adoption in WA, OR, and TX. Sophie’s…” Learn more

  • Name: Billy (Sophie’s Litter)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Dog Rescue Project, ., University Place, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Terrier Australian Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting, please apply directly with bigdogrescueproject.org/adopt. Available for adoption in WA, OR, and TX. Sophie’s…” Learn more

  • Name: Buster (Sophie’s Litter)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Dog Rescue Project, ., University Place, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Terrier Australian Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting, please apply directly with bigdogrescueproject.org/adopt. Available for adoption in WA, OR, and TX. Sophie’s…” Learn more

  • Name: Samara
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Dog Rescue Project, ., University Place, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Hound
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting, please apply directly with bigdogrescueproject.org/adopt. Samara is precious and sweet and approximately 3 mo….” Learn more

  • Name: Ghost
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Dog Rescue Project, ., University Place, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Great Pyrenees
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting, please apply directly with bigdogrescueproject.org/adopt. Available for adoption in WA, OR, and TX. Ghost…” Learn more

  • Name: Kali
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Dog Rescue Project, ., University Place, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Plott Hound
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting, please apply directly with bigdogrescueproject.org/adopt. Available for adoption in WA, OR, and TX. Beautiful…” Learn more

  • Name: Ryker
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Dog Rescue Project, ., University Place, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Anatolian Shepherd Husky Mix
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting, please apply directly with bigdogrescueproject.org/adopt. Available for adoption in WA, OR, and TX. Handsome…” Learn more

  • Name: Chuck
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Dog Rescue Project, ., University Place, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Black Mouth Cur Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting, please apply directly with bigdogrescueproject.org/adopt. Available for adoption in WA, OR, and TX. Chuck…” Learn more

  • Name: Gus (Sophie’s Litter)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Dog Rescue Project, ., University Place, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Terrier Australian Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting, please apply directly with bigdogrescueproject.org/adopt. Available for adoption in WA, OR, and TX. Sophie’s…” Learn more

  • Name: Cowboy (Sophie’s Litter)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Dog Rescue Project, ., University Place, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Terrier Australian Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting, please apply directly with bigdogrescueproject.org/adopt. Available for adoption in WA, OR, and TX. Sophie’s…” Learn more

  • Name: Sampson
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Dog Rescue Project, ., University Place, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Plott Hound
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting, please apply directly with bigdogrescueproject.org/adopt. Available for adoption in WA, OR, and TX. Sampson…” Learn more

  • Name: Delilah
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Dog Rescue Project, ., University Place, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Plott Hound
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting, please apply directly with bigdogrescueproject.org/adopt. Available for adoption in WA, OR, and TX. Delilah…” Learn more

  • Name: Cheyenne
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Dog Rescue Project, ., University Place, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, German Shepherd Dog Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting, please apply directly with bigdogrescueproject.org/adopt. Available for adoption in WA, OR, and TX. Cheyenne…” Learn more

  • Name: Heidi B. (Weiner Litter)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Dog Rescue Project, ., University Place, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Dachshund
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting, please apply directly with bigdogrescueproject.org/adopt. Available for adoption in WA, OR, and TX. These…” Learn more

  • Name: Jackie O. (Weiner Litter)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Dog Rescue Project, ., University Place, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Dachshund
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting, please apply directly with bigdogrescueproject.org/adopt. Available for adoption in WA, OR, and TX. These…” Learn more

  • Name: Ted E. (Weiner Litter)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Dog Rescue Project, ., University Place, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Dachshund
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting, please apply directly with bigdogrescueproject.org/adopt. Available for adoption in WA, OR, and TX. These…” Learn more

  • Name: TUPAC
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Humane Society For Tacoma And Pierce County, 2608 Center Street, Tacoma, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Hi, my name is TUPAC. I am a Neutered Male Pit Bull Terrier mix. The shelter staff think I am…” Learn more

  • Name: CASH
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Humane Society For Tacoma And Pierce County, 2608 Center Street, Tacoma, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Hi, my name is CASH and I would love to meet you. I am a Neutered Male Pit Bull Terrier….” Learn more

  • Name: TOMMY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Humane Society For Tacoma And Pierce County, 2608 Center Street, Tacoma, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi, my name is TOMMY. I am a Neutered Male Domestic Shorthair. The shelter staff think I am about 2…” Learn more

  • Name: BAMBAM
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Humane Society For Tacoma And Pierce County, 2608 Center Street, Tacoma, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Hi, my name is BAMBAM and I would love to meet you. I am a Neutered Male Pit Bull Terrier….” Learn more

  • Name: TOAST
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Humane Society For Tacoma And Pierce County, 2608 Center Street, Tacoma, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi, my name is TOAST. I am a Neutered Male Domestic Shorthair. The shelter staff think I am about 8…” Learn more

  • Name: ORION
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Humane Society For Tacoma And Pierce County, 2608 Center Street, Tacoma, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Hi, my name is ORION and I would love to meet you. I am a Neutered Male Pit Bull Terrier….” Learn more

  • Name: DOVE
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: The Humane Society For Tacoma And Pierce County, 2608 Center Street, Tacoma, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Guinea Pig
  • Description: “Hi, my name is DOVE and I would love to meet you. I am a Female Guinea pig. The shelter…” Learn more

  • Name: ASH
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: The Humane Society For Tacoma And Pierce County, 2608 Center Street, Tacoma, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Guinea Pig
  • Description: “Hi, my name is ASH and I would love to meet you. I am a Female Guinea pig. The shelter…” Learn more

  • Name: BAILEY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Humane Society For Tacoma And Pierce County, 2608 Center Street, Tacoma, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Beagle
  • Description: “Hi, my name is BAILEY and I would love to meet you. I am a Spayed Female Beagle. The shelter…” Learn more

  • Name: FIONA
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Humane Society For Tacoma And Pierce County, 2608 Center Street, Tacoma, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Learn more

  • Name: FUEGO
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Humane Society For Tacoma And Pierce County, 2608 Center Street, Tacoma, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi, my name is FUEGO and I would love to meet you. I am a Neutered Male Domestic Shorthair. The…” Learn more

  • Name: LYRA
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Humane Society For Tacoma And Pierce County, 2608 Center Street, Tacoma, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Hi, my name is LYRA and I would love to meet you. I am a Spayed Female Pit Bull Terrier….” Learn more

  • Name: HERMY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Humane Society For Tacoma And Pierce County, 2608 Center Street, Tacoma, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “Hi, my name is HERMY and I would love to meet you. I am a Neutered Male Domestic Mediumhair. The…” Learn more

  • Name: FOREST
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Humane Society For Tacoma And Pierce County, 2608 Center Street, Tacoma, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi, my name is FOREST and I would love to meet you. I am a Neutered Male Domestic Shorthair. The…” Learn more

  • Name: LUCY
  • Species: Parakeet
  • Location: The Humane Society For Tacoma And Pierce County, 2608 Center Street, Tacoma, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Parakeet (Other)
  • Description: “Hi, my name is LUCY and I would love to meet you. I am a Female Parakeet. My age is…” Learn more

  • Name: CHESS
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: The Humane Society For Tacoma And Pierce County, 2608 Center Street, Tacoma, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Bunny Rabbit
  • Description: “Hi, my name is CHESS and I would love to meet you. I am a Spayed Female Rabbit sh. The…” Learn more

  • Name: KAPA
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: The Humane Society For Tacoma And Pierce County, 2608 Center Street, Tacoma, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Bunny Rabbit
  • Description: “Hi, my name is KAPA and I would love to meet you. I am a Neutered Male Rabbit sh. The…” Learn more

  • Name: River
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dog Rescue Around Washington, Tacoma, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Shiba Inu Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “River (And this sister Rayner) is a beautiful 30 pound mixed breed dog He was trapped in the dessert after…” Learn more

  • Name: Annabelle
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chew Dog Rescue Canine Health Education And Welfare, Gig Harbor, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Cocker Spaniel Poodle Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “(This is a courtesy posting. Annabelle is not a CHEW Dog Rescue dog and we have not met her. The…” Learn more

  • Name: Deena – courtesy posting
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chew Dog Rescue Canine Health Education And Welfare, Gig Harbor, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Whippet Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “(This is a courtesy posting. Deena is not a CHEW Dog Rescue dog and we have not met her. If…” Learn more

  • Name: Priscilla
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Sunny Skys Animal Rescue, 1102 E. Main Ave, Puyallup, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Our newest litter of kittens to join our shelter are Elvis, Presley, and of course – Priscilla! They are a…” Learn more

  • Name: Coco
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Sunny Skys Animal Rescue, 1102 E. Main Ave, Puyallup, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chihuahua Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “When drinking Cocoa you get a warm fuzzy feeling! And when our little Coco pup snuggles next to you that…” Learn more

  • Name: Sugar
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Sunny Skys Animal Rescue, 1102 E. Main Ave, Puyallup, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “This sweet kitty is properly named! Sugar is absolutely as sweet as her name! And just as pretty! Sugar is…” Learn more

  • Name: Elvis
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Sunny Skys Animal Rescue, 1102 E. Main Ave, Puyallup, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Our newest litter of kittens to join our shelter are Elvis, Presley, and of course – Priscilla! They are a…” Learn more

  • Name: Presley
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Sunny Skys Animal Rescue, 1102 E. Main Ave, Puyallup, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “Our newest litter of kittens to join our shelter are Elvis, Presley, and of course – Priscilla! They are a…” Learn more

  • Name: Hazel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Sunny Skys Animal Rescue, 1102 E. Main Ave, Puyallup, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Terrier
  • Description: “Hazel and her sisters Dolina and Zaphira just arrived from an overcrowded Oklahoma shelter. They are the sweetest little wirey…” Learn more

  • Name: Bubbles
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Sunny Skys Animal Rescue, 1102 E. Main Ave, Puyallup, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Siamese
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Sweet Bubbles would like to find a loving caring forever home! She is a young beautiful Lilac Point Siamese mix…” Learn more

  • Name: Milo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Sunny Skys Animal Rescue, 1102 E. Main Ave, Puyallup, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Milo is a happy go lucky Chi mix pup looking for a forever family. He just arrived from an overcrowded…” Learn more

  • Name: Zaphira
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Sunny Skys Animal Rescue, 1102 E. Main Ave, Puyallup, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Terrier
  • Description: “Zaphira and her sisters Hazel and Dolina just arrived from an overcrowded Oklahoma shelter. They are the sweetest little wirey…” Learn more

  • Name: Holstein
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Sunny Skys Animal Rescue, 1102 E. Main Ave, Puyallup, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Who names a sweet kitty after a cow? Our sweet new kitty may have markings like a friendly dairy cow…” Learn more

  • Name: Shadow
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Sunny Skys Animal Rescue, 1102 E. Main Ave, Puyallup, WA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Siamese
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Shadow is such a good little companion kitty! She wants to be just that – your shadow! This beautiful Blue…” Learn more