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Lamorinda Pets Who Need A Home: Meet Roddy, Samson, Teddy & More

Want to add a furry friend to your family and make a positive impact on the world at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter! During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, animal shelters in Lamorinda and environs have dogs, cats and other kinds of pets ready and waiting to be adopted.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages, sizes and breeds without a home throughout California — and many are located near you. For those looking to adopt, a great place to start your search for an adorable new fur child is at Underdog Animal Rescue, where Teddy the dog 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.

If you need some help in your search, Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We put together 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 Roddy, a German Shepherd Dog 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: Roddy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underdog Animal Rescue, Lafayette, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet 1yr old, 70lb Roddy the german shepherd. He is a gorgeous boy who found himself at high kill central…” Learn more

  • Name: Samson
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underdog Animal Rescue, Lafayette, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Corgi Pug Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet five-year-old and 24 pound Sampson from China. This poor guy was left abandon on the streets after his homeless…” Learn more

  • Name: Teddy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underdog Animal Rescue, Lafayette, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Chihuahua Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet cute little 4mo old puppy MJ. He is a chi terrier mix who is a total puppy with no…” Learn more

  • Name: Jello
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underdog Animal Rescue, Lafayette, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Chiweenie
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet cute little 6mo old puppy Jello. He is a doxie chi mix who is a total puppy with no…” Learn more

  • Name: Abe
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: All Beings Cooperative Animal Rescue, Lafayette, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Rhodesian Ridgeback Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Very calm, gentle and loving boy, athletic and large, needs lots of room to run and a confident leader. Apply…” Learn more

  • Name: Chico
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: All Beings Cooperative Animal Rescue, Lafayette, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Shepherd Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Super loving, bouncy, athletic, and huge! Young pup around 9 months old, will need tons of exercise, training and discipline….” Learn more

  • Name: Blanco
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bella Vita Rescue, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Terrier Dachshund Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “This is Blanco! – Blanco is a terrier/dachshund mix. – He is about 1 to 2 years old. – He…” Learn more

  • Name: Drac
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bella Vita Rescue, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Terrier Pug Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “This is Drac! – Drac is a terrier/pug mix. – He is about 1 to 2 years old. – He…” Learn more

  • Name: Leo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Northern California Sled Dog Rescue Norsled, PO Box 30877, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Siberian Husky
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. Leo is a hard luck story, found nearly…” Learn more

  • Name: Shadow Boy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Calpaws K9 Rescue, Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog Husky Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Please note: We are a small rescue and do not have the resources to respond to inquiries. If a dog…” Learn more

  • Name: Cornelius
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Calpaws K9 Rescue, Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Mastiff
  • Description: “Please note: We are a small rescue and do not have the resources to respond to inquiries. If a dog…” Learn more

  • Name: Trilani
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Community Concern For Cats, P.O. Box 3795, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Please contact Loana ([email protected]) for more information about this pet.Trilani was one of three tiny two week old kittens found…” Learn more

  • Name: Yahtzee
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Contra Costa Humane Society, 171 Mayhew Way, Suite 101, Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Yahtzee is a very sweet young cat who craves attention from both people and other cats. She is particularly fond…” Learn more

  • Name: Alex
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Contra Costa Humane Society, 171 Mayhew Way, Suite 101, Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Alex is our Lover Boy! This handsome young tabby is all about people! He is constantly seeking out attention, affection,…” Learn more

  • Name: Bingo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Contra Costa Humane Society, 171 Mayhew Way, Suite 101, Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Bingo is a quiet, sweet lover. He prefers to observe the world from a quiet, safe space but welcomes a…” Learn more

  • Name: Blackjack
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Contra Costa Humane Society, 171 Mayhew Way, Suite 101, Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Blackjack is shy and sweet. She loves to purr and welcomes slow pets from the safety of a cubby. She…” Learn more

  • Name: Hamish and Morag
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Home At Last Animal Rescue, PO Box 2261, Berkeley, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Tabby Dilute Tortoiseshell Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Hamish and Morag Age: born September 12, 2020 – Hamish Age: born September 14, 2020 – Morag Sex: Male -…” Learn more

  • Name: Bella
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ozzies Pound Puppies, Concord, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Shepherd Husky Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Beautiful Bella is an 12 week old parvo survivor and she is ready to start her search for her furever…” Learn more

  • Name: Zoe
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ozzies Pound Puppies, Concord, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Zoe is the lone parvo survivor from a litter of nine. Zoe came to us in a very sad situation….” Learn more

  • Name: Winter
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Two Dog Farms Inc, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Jindo
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Winter is about 3 years old, and currently in the low 40lbs range. She has just arrived in our rescue,…” Learn more

  • Name: Lady Peep (Shorty Bull)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bad Rap, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, American Bully
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Lady Peep is a Shorty Bull, which basically means she was purposefully bred to look like this – short and…” Learn more

  • Name: Bianca
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “On Fri Jan 29 12:19:53 PST 2021 Bianca was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/48212…” Learn more

  • Name: Fantasia
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “On Wed Feb 03 06:59:56 PST 2021 Fantasia was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/48146…” Learn more

  • Name: Roswell
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “On Wed Feb 03 06:59:53 PST 2021 Roswell was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/48173…” Learn more

  • Name: Huey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “On Wed Feb 03 07:03:39 PST 2021 Huey was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/48163…” Learn more

  • Name: Andre
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Description: “On Wed Feb 03 07:03:21 PST 2021 Andre was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/48206…” Learn more

  • Name: Bindi
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “On Wed Feb 03 06:59:52 PST 2021 Bindi was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/48307…” Learn more

  • Name: Bebe
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “On Wed Feb 03 06:59:51 PST 2021 Bebe was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/48306…” Learn more

  • Name: Ruxin
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “On Wed Feb 03 07:03:41 PST 2021 Ruxin was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/48243…” Learn more

  • Name: Scout
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “On Wed Feb 03 07:02:55 PST 2021 Scout was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/47799…” Learn more

  • Name: Cheyenne
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “On Wed Feb 03 07:02:53 PST 2021 Cheyenne was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/48209…” Learn more

  • Name: Smokey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Extra Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “On Wed Feb 03 07:02:48 PST 2021 Smokey was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/47219…” Learn more

  • Name: Rafi
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “On Wed Feb 03 07:03:39 PST 2021 Rafi was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/48220…” Learn more

  • Name: Marni
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “On Wed Feb 03 06:59:57 PST 2021 Marni was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/48296…” Learn more

  • Name: Raider
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “On Wed Feb 03 07:03:03 PST 2021 Raider was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/47044…” Learn more

  • Name: Reba
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Chihuahua Dachshund Mix
  • Description: “On Wed Feb 03 07:03:31 PST 2021 Reba was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/48287…” Learn more

  • Name: Carmen
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Berkeley Humane, 2700 Ninth Street, Berkeley, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “For more information about this animal, including next steps for adoption, please visit www.berkeleyhumane.org” Learn more

  • Name: Ferret
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Berkeley Humane, 2700 Ninth Street, Berkeley, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “For more information about this animal, including next steps for adoption, please visit www.berkeleyhumane.org” Learn more

  • Name: Mike
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Hopalong Animal Rescue, PO Box 27507, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Mike is a lovable galumph of a 2 yo German Shepherd. In the short time he’s been in foster care…” Learn more

  • Name: Maynard
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Hopalong Animal Rescue, PO Box 27507, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Maynard is a very sweet, loving boy who enjoys all people and dogs he meets. He is great with kids…” Learn more

  • Name: Sasha
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Hopalong Animal Rescue, PO Box 27507, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Sasha is a complete love and goofball. She loves to play with her foster brother and tries to play with…” Learn more

  • Name: Harlee
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: East Bay Spca Oakland Adoption Center, 8323 Baldwin Street, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Hi everyone, my name is Harlee and I’m a fun-loving, happy-all-the-time, glass-is-half-full kind of dog looking for someone who loves…” Learn more

  • Name: The Hotness
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: East Bay Spca Oakland Adoption Center, 8323 Baldwin Street, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Corgi Chihuahua Mix
  • Description: “My name is The Hotness and it’s nice to make your acquaintance. While my name is bigger than life, I’m…” Learn more

  • Name: Sailor and Tugboat
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Feral Change, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Sailor and Tugboat are handsome bonded brothers seeking to be adopted as a pair. Sailor is a darling, short-haired tuxedo…” Learn more

  • Name: Charlie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Island Cat Resources And Adoption, Alameda, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Siamese
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Charlie is a social sweetheart who is looking for a cat savvy adopter. He does spook easily at loud, unfamiliar…” Learn more

  • Name: Daxton
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Adopt A Doggie, Castro Valley, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “NAME: DAXTON GENDER: MALE BREED: FORMOSAN MOUNTAIN DOG MIX COLOR: BLACK & WHITE AGE: 6 MONTHS OLD WEIGHT: 30lbs SPAY…” Learn more

  • Name: Dax
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Adopt A Doggie, Castro Valley, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “NAME: DAX GENDER: MALE BREED: FORMOSAN MOUNTAIN DOG MIX COLOR: BLACK & WHITE AGE: 6 MONTHS OLD WEIGHT: 33lbs SPAY…” Learn more

  • Name: Brussels
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Adopt A Doggie, Castro Valley, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “NAME: BRUSSELS GENDER: FEMALE BREED: FORMOSAN MOUNTAIN DOG MIX COLOR: BLACK AGE: 8 YEARS OLD WEIGHT: 38lbs SPAY OR NEUTER:…” Learn more

  • Name: Malibu
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Love All Pawz Rescue, San Leandro, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Malibu is a beautiful gray tabby with orange spots and orange stripes on her tail. She is active and playful….” Learn more

  • Name: Stella
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Love All Pawz Rescue, San Leandro, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Stella is a sleek 6 month old black female rescued from a San Leandro recycling center with her sister Oreo….” Learn more

  • Name: Oreo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Love All Pawz Rescue, San Leandro, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Oreo is a beautiful 6 month old black and white tuxedo girl, rescued along with her sister, Stella, from a…” Learn more

  • Name: SABRINA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Cat Garden Rescue, Pinole, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Sabrina loves toys and being pet. She sometimes growls at her kids, but she will also groom them and wrestle…” Learn more

  • Name: DANA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Cat Garden Rescue, Pinole, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Dana adores her brother, Dante. They are often found playing and snuggling with each other. She is adventurous and affectionate…” Learn more

  • Name: DANTE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Cat Garden Rescue, Pinole, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Dante and his sister, Dana, really adore each other. They are often found together, playing or snuggling. Dante is adventurous,…” Learn more

  • Name: LANA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Cat Garden Rescue, Pinole, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Siamese Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Lana is quiet and shy, and still seeks out attention and affection from her mom, Sabrina. She enjoys playing with…” Learn more