Looking to add a new companion to the family? There are dozens of cuddly canines up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Bakersfield, so you won't have to look far to find the perfect new pal.
Hoodline used data from Petfinder to power this roundup of dogs available for adoption near you. Read on to meet some friendly, furry locals.
(Details like pet availability, training, vaccinations and other features are based on data provided by Petfinder and may be subject to change; contact the shelter for the latest information.)
Molly, boxer and mastiff mix
Molly is an adorable female boxer and mastiff mix being cared for at Boxers Mutts & Wiggle Butts Rescue Inc.
Molly is a true family dog, and children will love her. No other pets please: She is looking for home without other dogs or cats. Good news: She is already house-trained. Her vaccinations are up to date, and she's spayed.
From Molly's current caretaker:
Whoever said you can't teach an old dog new tricks was wrong. Molly is a very smart girl. She knows sit, down and stay. Oh and she absolutely loves people. She likes meeting new people, getting pet by people and people giving her treats...she just really likes them.
Read more about how to adopt Molly on Petfinder.
Dusty, American Staffordshire terrier mix
Dusty is a female American Staffordshire terrier mix currently housed at Pet Matchmaker Rescue.
Dusty is the life of the party, and she loves cats, dogs and kids. She is already vaccinated and spayed. Have no fear: She is already house-trained.
From Dusty's current caretaker:
Dusty is a super sweet two-year-old AM who is in search of a new home. Her savior, who rescued her from her original owners that moved and left her behind, has to have neck surgery soon and will be unable to care for her. She is currently living with two cats, and loves and most definitely needs to be placed with other dogs, and adores children. She also rides well in the car.
Read more about how to adopt Dusty on Petfinder.
Mojoe, Great Dane
Mojoe is a male Great Dane dog staying at Pet Matchmaker Rescue.
Mojoe will get along great with your other dogs. His vaccinations are up to date, and he is neutered.
Mojoe's current caretakers say:
He's a Great Dane who loves people and other dogs. We rescued him from a local shelter after he was found with heat stroke. He now spends his days romping around with his dog friends and lounging in the air conditioning. MoJoe would love a home to call his own.
Read more about Mojoe on Petfinder.
Jake, Staffordshire bull terrier
Jake is a male Staffordshire bull terrier dog currently residing at H.A.L.T. (Helping Animals Live Tomorrow).
Jake gets along well with other dogs. He is looking for cat-free home. Jake is already neutered and vaccinated.
Here's what Jake's friends at H.A.L.T. (Helping Animals Live Tomorrow) think of him:
Jake is a two-year-old beauty. He is quiet and gentle and always up for a ride in the car. Jake likes to be on the go but can be cautious in stores with slippery floors and automatic doors.
Read more about Jake on Petfinder.
Jet is a sweet male husky dog currently residing at A SafeFurr Place Animal Rescue.
Jet gets along well with other dogs. His ideal forever home would be a cat-free environment. He's already been neutered. He's mastered his house-training etiquette.
Jet's current caretakers say:
This handsome husky is patiently waiting to find his forever home. Jet is on the smaller end, weighing approximately 45 pounds. He does well with all-sized dogs, loves to play, requires exercise and some grooming.
Read more about how to adopt Jet on Petfinder.
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