Looking to add a new companion to the family? There are dozens of charming pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around San Francisco, so you won't have to look far to find the perfect fit.
Hoodline used data from Petfinder to power this roundup of pets available for adoption near you. Read on to meet some friendly 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.)
Courageous is a male pigeon in the care of Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions.
His current caretakers say:
Courageous is all white, with a gray ring in his eyes. Small but mighty with a very sweet disposition, he learns every day and likes his snuggles. Named after his personality and the street he was rescued on, this adventurous little guy is ready to settle into a forever home. His rescue is a cautionary tale of an inhumane release done by a well-meaning person. Courageous and his cohorts were raised for squab, bought from a butcher and released. But they were unable to feed themselves, drink or fly.
Read more about how to adopt Courageous on Petfinder.
Peepers is a male dove currently residing at Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions.
From his current caretaker:
Peepers is a beautiful Diamond dove (and a wonderful singer) who was lost or let go, cat-caught and then lucky enough to be rescued. He was taken to Peninsula Humane Society, where they cared for him for a month, getting him all healed up, before transferring him to foster care. Diamond doves like Peepers are tiny and delicate, and do best with others of their kind in a very secure environment.
Read more about how to adopt Peepers on Petfinder.
Regalia is a handsome male pigeon staying at Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions.
He's been vaccinated.
Here's what Regalia's friends at Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions think of him:
Regalia is all white with a little (at the moment) pink bottom. Named Regalia because of his marina rescue, he is constantly trying to figure humans out. He is sweet, with a "stop it/some more" attitude. He is a favorite of his foster mom. Regalia had a small preening injury from a flock mate and is working through it like a champ with no foreseeable complications.
Apply to adopt Regalia today at Petfinder.
Nell is a charming female pigeon currently housed at Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions.
She has been vaccinated.
Nell's current caretakers say:
Nell is a sweet little pigeon who got hurt being used in the "dove release" business and was lucky enough to be rescued alive. She's recovering in a foster home and would love to be adopted into a loving family as a cherished and non-exploited pet.
Read more about Nell on Petfinder.
Jewel is a darling male pigeon currently housed at Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions.
Notes from his caretakers:
Jewel is a beautiful young male bird. He's great with people (once he gets to know you) and is looking forward to getting married and adopted.
Apply to adopt Jewel today at Petfinder.
Violet is a handsome male pigeon staying at Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions.
Read more about how to adopt him on Petfinder.
Margaret is a female pigeon in the care of Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions.
Here's what her friends at Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions think of her:
Margaret, or "Large Marge" as we call her, is a strong, opinionated King pigeon with a strong wing whack. She's been widowed and is now flirting with new pigeon fellows.
Read more about Margaret on Petfinder.
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