Courtesy Listings - Dogs

The dogs posted on this page are not part of AFRP’s adoption program. They are included on our website as a courtesy to individuals looking for homes for their dogs. We give priority to animals looking for homes in Monterey County, Santa Cruz County and San Benito County. All dogs and puppies must be spayed or neutered to be eligible for a courtesy post. Learn more about submitting a courtesy listing for a pet in need of a home.


AFRP has not met, evaluated or interacted with these animals and cannot make any guarantees about their health or temperament. To learn more or arrange a meeting with these pets, please use the contact information listed for each animal. Do not contact AFRP or fill out an AFRP Adoption Application for these animals. Adoption process and rehoming fee is at the discretion of the pet’s guardian.



Breed: Malamute Mix
Age: 5-8 Years
Weight: 83 lbs
Gender: Male

Posted 5-14-21. Nick is a gorgeous blue-eyed Alaskan Malamute mix looking for a loving home. He is a healthy dog and is neutered and up to date on vaccines. He is house trained and he's good on the leash and knows all his basic commands. This social boy loves going for rides in the car and he gets along wonderfully with other dogs and with kids. He has not lived with cats. He currently enjoys three walks per day, along with a chance to romp in a backyard or dog park. He enjoys spending time indoors with his people, but he also enjoys having a large yard to explore. Ideally he would love a home where he could come inside or outside at will. Nick uses body language to let you know if he wants out, more food, etc. He is very smart and eager to please. Nick gets very nervous in enclosed spaces, so instead of a crate it's best to leave him in a gated area of your house when left unsupervised. Nick's current owner has a career change and would like him to find a home where people are home much of the day. He is not an AFRP dog and currently lives in Marina, CA. For more information please contact Isabella at 831-202-2176. or email



Breed: Chi/Doxie Mix
Age: 1 Year
Weight: 25 lbs
Gender: Female

Posted 5-11-21. Whiskey a go-go is a 1.5 year-old, spayed female Dachshund/Chihuahua mix being fostered in Santa Cruz. She was running loose for several weeks, scared, before she was caught and taken to a local shelter. She had never worn a collar or leash previously, so she had a lot to learn! She is initially scared of new people and she will need an experienced, patient adopter to win her trust and help her gain confidence. She is doing great in her foster home and she's extremely loving and playful once she feels safe. Whiskey would do best with another dog that can show her that everything is okay. She will need a quiet home with secure fencing. A confident cat will likely be fine, Whiskey has a tendency to chase but listens well and takes direction. She is house trained, fully vaccinated and microchipped. For more info email or call or text 831-252-2757. 




Breed: Coon Hound/Pit Mix
Age: 6 Years
Weight: 65 lbs
Gender: Male

Posted 4-29-21. Sheldon is a handsome 6-year-old, 65-pound Hound/Pit mix with excellent manners and a sweet and affectionate personality. He is great with kids and he would be happy in a home either with or without other dogs. He has also learned to live happily with the cat in his current home. He is house trained, knows his basic commands and he loves his crate. Sheldon is a healthy dog and is neutered and up to date on vaccines. He loves treats and he is quick to learn new things. Sheldon needs a new home because the special-needs child in the home is feeling stressed by the dog. Sheldon is not an AFRP dog and he currently lives in Scotts Valley, CA. For more information please email Nanette at



Breed: German Shepherd
Age: 3 Years
Weight: 75 lbs
Gender: Male

Posted 4-15-21. Harley is a handsome 3-year-old neutered male German Shepherd looking for a loving home. His guardian is experiencing housing challenges and can no longer keep him. Harley is house trained and loves to go for walks and trips to the beach, where he loves digging holes in the sand. He is a smart dog that is a great listener and learner. Harley loves playing catch with balls and the frisbee, and he likes to swim and will go in the lake, pool or ocean. He is a healthy dog and is up to date on his vaccinations. Harley is a vocal dog that loves to talk. He was attacked by two dogs when he was young, and since that time he shows fear-aggression towards other dogs, and he needs to be a single dog in the home. He needs a home with no cats and no young children. Harley rides nicely in the car and has good manners in the house and out in the yard. He is a loyal, affectionate and happy dog that deserves a chance at a forever home. Harley is not an AFRP dog. For more information please contact Gabriella at 858-230-21778 or email



Breed: Malinois Mix
Age: 10 Months
Weight: 60 lbs
Gender: Female

Posted 1-11-21. Boston is a 10-month-old spayed female Belgian Malinois mix that is looking for a quiet forever home. She loves other dogs and would do well in a home with another pup to play with. She loves going got the dog park, playing fetch and snuggling with her humans. She is crate trained, knows her obedience commands and learns very quickly. She would enjoy doing dog sports such as agility or nose work. Boston takes some time to warm up to new people, but when she does, she loves to snuggle and play. She is a typical "mouthy Mal" and would do well with an owner that has experience with this breed or other high-drive working dogs. Boston will do best in a home with plenty of outdoor space, no cats and no young children. She's looking for an owner that can continue her counter-conditioning and desensitization training, and help show her the world is not a scary place. Boston is not an AFRP dog and she currently lives in Oakland. If she sounds like a good fit for your family, please email Lisa at



Breed: Lab/Shepherd
Age: Adult 
Weight: 100 lbs
Gender: Female

Posted 1-11-21. Raven is a 7-year-old, 100-pound special-needs Lab/Shepherd mix seeking a temporary or forever home. Her family was displaced by the Santa Cruz Fire in late summer. Raven is a loving and energetic dog that is very affectionate. Highly intelligent, Raven has gone through many levels of obedience school and she knows many commands and fancy tricks. She gets along will with the cat in her family, but has been known to chase roaming cats. She needs to be a single dog in her new home. Raven was born with a structural abnormality that is not repairable by surgery, which causes some urinary incontinence. This is successfully controlled with a medication that she takes 3 times per day. She has taken this since she was a puppy. She also takes a dose of anti-anxiety medication every day. If you can help Raven temporarily or permanently, please contact Erik at 831-233-1608 (texts are okay) or email





Breed: Lab Mix
Age: Young
Weight: 30 lbs
Gender: Female

Post renewed 3-9-21. Blondie is a 7-month-old, 30-pound Lab mix puppy that was rescued from the streets of San Felipe in Baja California. Currently in a foster home, Blondie is spayed, vaccinated, crate trained, leash trained and knows how to use a puppy pad. Blondie loves to go on walks and she is friendly with other small dogs and cats. She is a bit frightened of larger dogs. Blondie is a very affectionate and sweet pup that has some slight tics and twitches from being a distemper survivor. Can you give this special dog a loving home? She is not an AFRP dog and currently lives in Mexico. Her foster mom is willing to deliver her to her new family. For more information contact her foster mom Robin at 361-785-2400 or email





Breed: Siberian Husky
Age: Young
Weight: 80 lbs
Gender: Female

Post renewed 3-9-21. This is Mishka. She's an 9-month-old 80-pound spayed female Siberian Husky in need of an active, loving home. Her family had her since she was a puppy, but need to find her a new home due to some changes in family circumstances. Mishka is house trained and crate trained and enjoys meeting new people and playing with other dogs. She has not met cats, but this breed typically has some prey drive so a cat-free home would probably be best. This smart and easily trained dog knows how to sit, stay, shake, lay down. She does not jump up and walks nicely with a harness, pulling only when she gets excited. Mishka is basically a big baby that loves attention and belly rubs! She'll be a wonderful addition to an adopter that understands the mental and physical needs of Northern breed dogs. Mishka is not an AFRP dog and currently lives in the Sacramento area. For more information please contact Chayanne at (916)825-8255 or email





Breed: Parson Terrier mix
Age: Adult
Weight: 15 lbs.
Gender: Male

Post renewed 3-9-21 . Oreo is an adorable 5-year-old Parson Terrier mix. He came from the SJACShelter, he was a stray that was brought in with a chest wound. He is now healthy and healed. Oreo weighs, 15.2lbs. Oreo is a little shy, but warms up quickly, on the whole a very sweet dog who deserves a loving home where a family really cares for him. He does not care for other dogs or cats so best in a home as the only dog. He is not an AFRP dog and is in the care of All Creatures Great and Small of Hollister. For more info call 831-917-5570 or email