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3 cuddly canines to adopt now in Santa Ana

Start your day off right by looking at some cuddly canines! There are dozens of dogs up for adoption right here in Santa Ana.

Hoodline partnered with Petfinder, an online adoption site that lists “more than 315,000 adoptable pets from nearly 14,000 animal shelters and rescue groups" to bring you this roundup of dogs near you.

(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.)

Helga, Belgian shepherd/German shepherd mix

Helga is a female Belgian shepherd and German shepherd mix in the care of Pooch Match.

Helga loves being around people, and she'd do great in a home with kids. No other pets, please. She is already house-trained, has had all of her shots and is spayed.

Helga's current caretakers say:

This gal is between 1-2 years old and weighs about 50 pounds. She's very social and friendly with people. She would do well with children over 8 years old. She is not a fan of other animals and will need to be in a single-pet household. She will also require a home that will not have her go to dog social areas/dog parks/dog beaches/etc., since she would not do well. Helga has a medium-high energy level and would do well for someone looking for an active and energetic companion. She loves to play with tennis balls and is learning to play fetch at her foster home. She also seems to like water, but has never been swimming. She is very loving with her humans. Helga is crate-trained and working on leash-training. She was found as an emaciated stray. Her rescuers waited for a couple months for potential owners to claim her as she gained pounds, but no one came forward.

Read more about how to adopt Helga on Petfinder.

Blossom, spaniel and Shetland sheepdog mix

Blossom is a charming female spaniel and Shetland sheepdog mix currently housed at Pooch Match.

Blossom will do best with an owner who has time to bond with her. She'll need a home free of other dogs, cats and kids. Blossom is already spayed, vaccinated and house-trained.

Here's what Blossom's friends at Pooch Match think of her:

She is about 5 years old and weighs 38 pounds. The healthy weight for her size should be around 30-33 pounds. She will need a routine schedule to get her to lose weight. Please do research on appropriate and safe ways for a dog to lose weight at a healthy pace before applying. She is quirky and playful. Blossom is always up for an adventure with her favorite people. She likes to go on walks, but will need to build up stamina for longer ones. She's friendly with adults, but would not be good with children. Blossom is aggressive with other animals as well. (She was relinquished by her previous owners, since she fought with their other dog.)

Apply to adopt Blossom today at Petfinder.

Nova, Yorkshire terrier mix

Nova is a female Yorkshire terrier mix currently housed at Pooch Match.

Nova plays well with others — she loves other dogs. Have no fear: She is already house-trained, has had all of her shots and is spayed.

From Nova's current caretaker:

This gal is between 1-2 years old and weighs about 11 pounds. She is gentle and sweet. She is a bit shy at first, and would like a home that can help her build her confidence. She does well with children, but would do best without rough-housing. She is active and playful, but not hyper. Nova is crate-trained and working on leash-training. She was found as a stray. Unable to locate her owners after a couple weeks, she was surrendered to us.

Apply to adopt Nova today at Petfinder.

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