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San Francisco Pets Who Need A Home: Sherman, Rambo, Bella & More

Do you want to add a new member to your family and have a positive impact on the world at the same time? Then you should consider adopting a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter or organization. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many animal shelters in San Francisco and environs are still working to fulfill adoptions.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages, sizes and breeds without a home throughout California — and many of them are located not too far from you. In the search for a lovable new fur child, consider looking around at a local adoption center like Family Dog Rescue, where Chubb 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.

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 Sherman, a Chihuahua 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: Sherman
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Family Dog Rescue, San Francisco, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Chihuahua
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Meet Sherman! This boy is about as sweet as…” Learn more

  • Name: Rambo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Family Dog Rescue, San Francisco, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Meet Rambo! This sweet senior boy is looking for…” Learn more

  • Name: Bella
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Family Dog Rescue, San Francisco, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Husky
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Meet Bella! This super sweet girl is in search…” Learn more

  • Name: *Dyna* Puppy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Family Dog Rescue, San Francisco, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Husky
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Dyna has tons of energy she loves to run…” Learn more

  • Name: Chubb
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Family Dog Rescue, San Francisco, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Terrier
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Chubb is a sweet boy who will be a…” Learn more

  • Name: Silver
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Family Dog Rescue, San Francisco, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Shepherd Husky Mix
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Silver is a sweet and easygoing boy who will…” Learn more

  • Name: Silver
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Family Dog Rescue, San Francisco, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Shepherd Husky Mix
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Silver is a sweet and easygoing boy who will…” Learn more

  • Name: Nona
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Family Dog Rescue, San Francisco, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Shepherd
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. Nona was surrendered by her owner when she…” Learn more

  • Name: Baylor
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Family Dog Rescue, San Francisco, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Terrier
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Baylor is a sweet, shy boy who is still…” Learn more

  • Name: Buddy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, 268 Bush Street #4322, San Francisco, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever Husky Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Buddy: ~10-month-old male yellow Lab/Husky mix ~70 lbs soon to be neutered Background: This sweet boy was originally a gift…” Learn more

  • Name: Alabama
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Grateful Dogs Rescue, PO Box 411013, San Francisco, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chihuahua Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Pregnant Alabama is about 5 years old and 12 pounds. When she came to us we thought she was pregnant,…” Learn more

  • Name: Sterling
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Give Me Shelter Cat Rescue, PO Box 411013, San Francisco, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Tabby Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “Hi! My name is Sterling! I was rescued in the Central Valley. I was living in a feral colony when…” Learn more

  • Name: Aaliyah
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Give Me Shelter Cat Rescue, PO Box 411013, San Francisco, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair Bombay Mix
  • Description: “Hi! My name is Aaliyah! I was rescued a few years ago and adopted but unfortunately my previous family is…” Learn more

  • Name: Ms. Kitty Minerva
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Give Me Shelter Cat Rescue, PO Box 411013, San Francisco, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Dilute Calico Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “Hi! I’m Ms. Kitty Minerva! I was rescued at Sacramento SPCA. My previous person had to move into a nursing…” Learn more

  • Name: KIWI
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Sf Animal Care And Control, 1200 15th Street (at Harrison), San Francisco, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Dilute Calico Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Kiwi is an adorable and sweet little lady. She enjoys lap time more than anything but hopes that she can…” Learn more

  • Name: Agent Annie 8401
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, 255 Alabama St, San Francisco, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Rat Terrier
  • Description: “Annie may look like an unassuming cute chonk, but don’t be fooled! She’s Agent Annie, undercover mutt spy out to…” Learn more

  • Name: Quigley 7975
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, 255 Alabama St, San Francisco, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Description: “From the mean streets of San Francisco to the safety of Muttville, this little chihuahua mix comes with a “little…” Learn more

  • Name: Quizzy 8538
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, 255 Alabama St, San Francisco, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Poodle
  • Description: “**WAIT LIST** – This girl has a lot of admirers already, so we’re afraid potential adopters will need to stand…” Learn more

  • Name: Trey 8542
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, 255 Alabama St, San Francisco, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Shepherd
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  • Name: Peter Pan
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fairy Tails, San Francisco, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Chiweenie Dachshund Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Peter Pan comes to us when his parent died. He was clearly well loved as he is friendly, cuddly, happy…” Learn more

  • Name: Isabelle
  • Species: Dove
  • Location: Palomacy Pigeon And Dove Adoptions, San Francisco, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Male, Pigeon
  • Description: “Meet new Palomacy rescue and now pampered feral queen, Isabelle. Emaciated and with one foot barely hanging on, she was…” Learn more

  • Name: Ramen
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: 4 Dogs Farm Rescue, San Francisco, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Pointer Hound Mix
  • Description: “Ramen is a stunning 3 year old, 35 pound Pointer/hound . He is currently in obedience training with Tug Dogs…” Learn more

  • Name: Thomas
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: 4 Dogs Farm Rescue, San Francisco, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet our big boy, Thomas. He’s one happy guy with a lot of personality. Thomas is 1.5 years old and…” Learn more

  • Name: Gizmo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Beyond Rescue, San Francisco, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “MEET GIZMO! Our dear Skippy, now Gizmo, is back with us and available for adoption. He was adopted for a…” Learn more

  • Name: Archibald and Annika
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Feral Change, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Annika (white w/black and tabby markings) is a sweet girl, she is a real purr machine! She loves to cuddle…” Learn more

  • Name: Cotton
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Feral Change, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Cotton is a loving young cat who adores affection and snuggles. He loves to spend most of his time lounging…” Learn more

  • Name: Savannah Georgia Peach
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Island Cat Resources And Adoption, Alameda, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Hi there! I’m Savannah Georgia Peach, aka SGP! My foster parents named me Savannah, because I love to hunt down…” Learn more

  • Name: Ella
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Island Cat Resources And Adoption, Alameda, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Ella is a playful, friendly, and incredibly sweet kitten. The runt of the litter, she is a smaller than average…” Learn more

  • Name: Jigglypuff
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Island Cat Resources And Adoption, Alameda, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Jigglypuff is an adorable, playful girl who loves interactive toys. She is very affectionate and will make biscuits in a…” Learn more

  • Name: Stella
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Hopalong Animal Rescue, PO Box 27507, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “From my foster: Stella is a sweet girl! Super treat motivated and will work for food! Her tail wags so…” Learn more

  • Name: MUFASA
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Friends Of The Alameda Animal Shelter, 1590 Fortmann Way, Alameda, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Description: “Mufasa is a big, strong, curious, and friendly dog who needs a strong, dog savvy family who will be able…” Learn more

  • Name: BIRDIE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Friends Of The Alameda Animal Shelter, 1590 Fortmann Way, Alameda, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Birdie is initially pretty timid and will need a very patient family to let her setlle in. Once she is…” Learn more

  • Name: KENNY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Friends Of The Alameda Animal Shelter, 1590 Fortmann Way, Alameda, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: MODI
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Friends Of The Alameda Animal Shelter, 1590 Fortmann Way, Alameda, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Mastiff Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: DAISY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Friends Of The Alameda Animal Shelter, 1590 Fortmann Way, Alameda, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Grayson
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Compassionate Pet Sanctuary, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Tabby Russian Blue Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Grayson is a young male who is very playful and adventurous. He is curious about all things and loves life…” Learn more

  • Name: Chloe
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Compassionate Pet Sanctuary, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Russian Blue
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Chloe is a sweetheart of a cat and lovely personality to match her outstanding looks. Classic russian blue with green…” Learn more

  • Name: Little Girl
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Marin Cat Connection, 1 Blackfield Box 110, Tiburon, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Little Girl is a lovely black cat, who is very frightened and lonely in a very stressful situation. She would…” Learn more

  • Name: Isa and Bella
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Home At Last Animal Rescue, PO Box 2261, Berkeley, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Siamese Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Isa and Bella Age: born September 28, 2020 Sex: Female, spayed Breed: Siamese mix Isa and Bella are gentle, sweet…” Learn more

  • Name: Sasquatch and Angus
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Home At Last Animal Rescue, PO Box 2261, Berkeley, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair Maine Coon Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Sasquatch and Angus Age: born August 9, 2020 Sex: Male, neutered Breed: Domestic Shorthair, Gray Tabby and White Breed: Domestic…” Learn more

  • Name: Phoebe
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Terrier
  • Description: “On Tue Jan 26 18:29:56 PST 2021 Phoebe was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/48071…” Learn more

  • Name: Panda
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “On Wed Jan 27 06:11:00 PST 2021 Panda was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/47841…” Learn more

  • Name: Cowboy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “On Wed Jan 27 06:10:44 PST 2021 Cowboy was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/47878…” Learn more

  • Name: Spider
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “On Wed Jan 27 06:10:53 PST 2021 Spider was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/46755…” 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 Jan 27 06:11:28 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: Henley
  • Species: Chicken
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Extra Large, Male, Chicken
  • Description: “On Wed Jan 27 06:10:42 PST 2021 Henley was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/48183…” Learn more

  • Name: Moira Rose
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “On Wed Jan 27 06:11:02 PST 2021 Moira Rose was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit…” Learn more

  • Name: Rooney
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “On Wed Jan 27 06:11:08 PST 2021 Rooney was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/47907…” Learn more

  • Name: Pierre
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Dogue de Bordeaux Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Description: “On Wed Jan 27 06:11:28 PST 2021 Pierre was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/48013…” 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 Jan 27 06:11:06 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: Bianca
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “On Wed Jan 27 06:10:06 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: Turbo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “On Wed Jan 27 06:10:55 PST 2021 Turbo was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/48039…” Learn more

  • Name: Isaac
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “On Wed Jan 27 06:10:07 PST 2021 Isaac was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/48024…” Learn more

  • Name: Max
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “On Wed Jan 27 06:10:54 PST 2021 Max was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/47203…” Learn more

  • Name: Penelope
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “On Wed Jan 27 06:11:00 PST 2021 Penelope was available. For current animal profile, images and videos please visit https://petportal.oaklandanimalservices.org/myapp/publicAnimalProfile/show/46227…” Learn more