Adoption Process | San Diego Humane Society

The Barking Lot has dogs and puppies for adoption. Adopt a pet in San Diego, California.
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We are advocates for homeless dogs and cats in San Diego that are at risk for euthanasia. Our goal is to save treatable, trainable, manageable and misdiagnosed animals from San Diego shelters by providing a system of transport, training, fostering and adoption. Our ultimate wish would be empty shelters—meaning that no animal is abandoned and no shelter would need to kill one animal to make room for another. To this end, we are also cheerleaders for robust programs, and TNR (trap, neuter, release) programs for feral cats. Please note: SPOT does not take in strays or owner-relinquished pets, but
The Barking Lot is a 501c3 non-profit dog rescue organization in San Diego dedicated to dog adoption and finding foster homes for dogs in need.
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This program involves volunteers going to various locations around San Diego County (such as malls, stores, etc.), setting up a booth and soliciting donations for the Center, as well as talking with the public about Center programs and handing out brochures. At most events, an adoptable dog is brought to increase traffic. NOTE: In order to transport/handle any adoption animals, you must complete the Animal Handling Training class. Classes are scheduled usually following a Volunteer Orientation. Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age to participate in this program. ARTA West has dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens for adoption. Adopt a pet in San Diego, California.
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Service members can adopt a dog, cat or rabbit from among hundreds of animals up for adoption at three county animal shelters in Carlsbad, Bonita and central San Diego.Our dogs and puppies are kept in loving foster homes until they find their forever homes. If you see a dog/puppy you would like to meet, we will put you in touch with the foster family. We also do adoption events around San Diego, please check our website for upcoming events. The average number of animals in our care on a daily basis is approximately 45 to 55 — that’s dogs, cats, and birds combined. Many of the animals in our care are in loving foster homes throughout San Diego County, awaiting adoption into a forever home, while several others are housed at our Adoption Center in Oceanside.At Helen Woodward Animal Center, we have an ever-shifting list of beautiful dogs, puppies, cats and kittens available through our San Diego pet adoption program. Please check our website daily for updates!Last summer we announced that we’d gotten to zero. Zero euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals in San Diego County. That pretty much means that our shelters will be full taking care of San Diego and Southern California dogs and cats. And we are. But that doesn’t mean we have to turn our backs on other animals in need. And we never will. We’ve pledged to and we’ll never recant that promise. But we’re citizens of a larger world. Believe me, animals know nothing about borders. Ignoring any animal in need is not an option for us. As you read this, these dogs are safe, going for walks, and getting veterinary care for the first time in their lives. Because of you, their stomachs are full; they have fresh, clean water; they can stretch, stand, turn around, and rest on beds instead of filthy wire cages on an overcrowded meat farm. Our veterinary and behavior teams are working on their rehabilitation plans to get them ready for adoption.Meet the dogs available for adoption from PAWS of Coronado. They are the friendliest paws in San Diego County! Check back frequently to see our new adoptable canines.