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These San Jose-based doggies are up for adoption and in need of a good home

Photos: Petfinder
By Hoodline - Published on February 21, 2020.

Looking to add a new companion to the family? There are dozens of lovable pups up for adoption at animal shelters in and around San Jose, so you won't have to look far to find the perfect fit.

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.)


Pepper, border collie mix

Pepper is a female border collie mix in the care of STAR - Support Team Animal Rescue.

Pepper loves other dogs. She has been vaccinated and spayed. She's already house-trained.

Notes from her caretakers:

Pepper is tender-hearted and very nurturing. She will mother everyone. She loves human company and she always wants to be close and will crawl in your lap if you let her. She is not a big barker, is well-behaved and mild-mannered.

Read more about Pepper on Petfinder.

Lilly, shepherd mix

Lilly is a winsome female shepherd mix being cared for at Angel's Furry Friends.

Lilly gets along well with cats, dogs and kids. She has mastered her house-training etiquette. She's been vaccinated and spayed.

Her current caretakers say:

She is happy and loves to play, and will also quietly spend time with you while you are working at your desk. She would love a dog friend to keep her company, Lilly does not like to be alone. 

Read more about how to adopt Lilly on Petfinder.

Tortilla, Shih Tzu

Tortilla is a female Shih Tzu dog being cared for at Schwartz Family Animal Welfare Foundation.

Tortilla plays well with others, and she'll get along great with children, cats or dogs. She already has had all of her shots, and she's spayed. She's already house-trained.

Here's what her friends at Schwartz Family Animal Welfare Foundation think of her:

She loves being with her human inside or outside in the yard. Tortilla will do best in a home with a backyard or patio, a doggie door and a stay-at-home person. A retired person or couple, or a work-from-home person looking for companionship, would be ideal.

Read more about Tortilla on Petfinder.

Blacky, chihuahua mix

Blacky is a male chihuahua mix currently housed at STAR - Support Team Animal Rescue.

Blacky gets along well with cats, dogs and kids. He is already neutered and vaccinated.

Here's what his friends at STAR - Support Team Animal Rescue think of him:

Meet Blacky! He and his brother Browny came to STAR right out of a backyard. They have lived all their lives outside, but are very social. Both of them are very sweet little dogs and get along with all other animals and people in their foster home. They don’t’ need to be adopted out as a pair, but if someone has space and the heart to take on two little, very friendly dogs, we will also adopt them out together. 

Read more about Blacky on Petfinder.

Duke, sheepdog

Duke is a sweet male sheepdog dog being kept at Woofie's Rescue.

Duke is neutered, and he has had all his shots.

From his current caretaker:

He is full of energy and needs basic training. He is a very sweet, affectionate dog. 

Read more about how to adopt Duke on Petfinder.

Mia, rottweiler and Labrador retriever mix

Mia is a female rottweiler and Labrador retriever mix currently residing at Group Education to Protect and Defend Animals.

Mia loves other dogs. She is spayed, and she has had all her shots.

Her current caretakers say:

Mia came to us untrained, but she has acquired good house manners in a short period of time. She will need continued and consistent obedience training and daily exercise. She does well in the car, uses the dog door and is learning to heel on the leash. 

Read more about Mia on Petfinder.


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