These pets are available for adoption, along with a ton of other amazing pets who deserve a great forever home!
Mia has been lucky enough to join our handlers at our Pen Pals program at San Quentin. Mia lives with an inmate/handler who trains her every day! Here is what her handler says about Mia: Mia is a great companion and friend. Be sure to make time for cuddling and be ready for wet kisses. Mia will make a great indoor dog to hang out with and watch movies. Mia is working on her fetch manners, so right now, make sure you have two balls when playing fetch with Mia. She needs the right motivations to give up the ball and loves to play keep away. Mia is said to be 6 years old but has the energy of a much younger dog. Mia knows what she can and can't play with and does not touch anything that is not hers. Mia is extremely intelligent and will do anything for treats. She plays with other dogs but prefers her human companions. Mia would do great with older kids in the home because she can get very excited and possibly knock toddlers over. She is very strong and athletic and could become an agility dog. She would not do great with cats and will chase all the birds out of your yard. Mia deserves a great home, I will miss her.
Mia has learned many great skills at San Quentin with her handler. She walks politely on leash, knows sit, down, wait, leave-it and more. Mia is learning to sit when she meets new people, which can be pretty hard for a social Bully Breed dog.
Manny is an gregarious guy. He is social, friendly, affectionate, and playful. He wants to hang out with you! Manny is fun and seems to have a great balance of goofy, energetic playfulness and affection without being clingy. He loves people and he's super clever. He likes food puzzles and loves to hunt and solve play "mysteries." He likes playing in and around the Ripple rug and up and down the cat tree and shelves. He is even good at catching his mouse wand toy in mid-air!
We think this guy will do well in a home with a catio or a safe patio spot, and with guardians who love big goofy guys (and know a bit about feline body language).While Manny is affectionate and loves attention, he has an off limits spot for petting (he really doesn't like his tail messed with!), but loves ear rubs and petting. And he is well know around the shelter for his fabulous circling leg rubs and super big head bunts!
Ella happened when someone had too many rabbits and well, more came along! We are getting to know her but so far we can see that she is a bit cautious at first with people. However she does warm up fairly quickly and enjoys being petted. She enjoys having a tunnel to run through and wicker toys to chew on. Overall she is very sweet and a curious young bunny. Keep in mind that if well cared for she should live to be 10-12 years of age. We think a quieter household would help her settle in more quickly. Young children may just be too much for her right now.
Marin Humane rabbits are companion house rabbits. They live indoors only and cage free- living in a pen or free-roam in the home. This lets them live much longer, happier lives! Indoor rabbits can live 12+ years and require a lot of time and commitment. In return they offer years of love and companionship!
Dotty and Maddie are a very sweet pair of guinea pigs who are looking to find a home together! Weirdly enough, both girls were found individually abandoned outside our shelter. Maddie was found with a note explaining that her owner had passed away. Dotty came with her sister, who unfortunately had medical issues and did not make it. Since they were both lonely we tried them together and it was love at first sight! Dotty is 2 years old and Maddie is 5 years old. They are both very friendly and would make great companions for just about any family!
Guinea pigs are wonderful little companions that can be amazing pets for many families. Guinea pigs are social animals are much happier living with at least one or two friends. And they love to have lots of space to run around- a minimum of 8 square feet for a pair- but bigger is better! Guinea pigs can be flighty, especially at first, but generally calm down once they are in your arms.