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Kolbie is that understated guy in the room that doesn't suck up all the air, is happy to listen, wag, and take things in. Friendly with everyone he meets, he exudes an aura of calm. He's on the mello-er end of the scale for his husky lineage - loves long walks for sure or will chase 4 balls full speed and then call it quits. From there he's content to hang with his people. Kolbie is a pleasure to be around, and you feel lucky and warm in his presence. His past lives strike us as having been interesting, but given he's in a foster home we haven't had much time to pry his previous experiences out of him. They didn't impact him negatively though, cause he's a level headed guy that takes things in stride.

Kolbie is a ~2.5 yr old, large at 60 lbs, neutered, male, believed to be full husky who is healthy, up to date on vax and microchipped. He romps with 8 of our PACC dogs regularly, all similarly sized stable dogs.

PACC is looking for a mid-range active household where Kolbie will be a central part of the family. Given some evidence of a strong interest in cats, Kolbie is not recommended for homes with our feline friends.


Cassie is a super easy peasy, cuddly, girl who's perfectly content hanging out with her favorite people at home, sunbathing in the yard, and going for easy walks (she loves her walkies), but doesn't need any strenuous hikes. Cassie’s super power is brightening people's hour, day, life depending on how long you spend with her. She's therapy without the bill. She soaks up the ooo's and aww's that are pretty much everyone's innate reaction to meeting her. So if you have a lotta love to give, and can use some unconditional love back - you're lucky you're reading this post.

Roughly 6 years old, spayed, vaxed, and chipped, Cassie is what we call a low-riding, adorable little hippo / pittie blend. Her favorite things might be yours too: sleeping in, nice quiet meals, snuggling and cuddling, napping in ray of sunshine, and going for fun walks that don't take up your whole day. If you are more a reader than a runner, prefer podcasts to pilates, or just don't need a dog to go everywhere with you, Cassie just might be your girl. And, if you gotta work or spend time away from home she understands and will just chill till you come home, greeting you at the door with her signature smile and wiggly tail greeting.

This little package is a low maintenance girl so if you aren't as active as you think you should be - drop the guilt and cuddle up with Cassie.

If Cassie sounds like a good fit with your situation (ideally a home with a fenced yard) give a shout out to Cassie by completing the adoption application below and we will be in touch once it's received.


Meet Hamilton! A super sweet, extremely gentle approximately 2 year old boy (may be part boxer based on his play style, we have a DNA test in the works) who loves his own kind almost as much as he loves his people.

Hamilton is a little shy in new situations (aren’t a lot of us?) but gains confidence from having another furry friend who can show him that whatever comes his way, it’s all gonna be ok. Once he’s comfortable, this boy will offer you his paw as if to hold your hand (no asking on your part needed) and literally hug you with both “arms”. He won’t jump on you but he’ll carefully and slowly stand up on his hind legs asking if you want a hug cuz he’s just a very polite kind of guy. He’s guaranteed to make you laugh with his goofy leaps (maybe part gazelle?) while he does his zoomies around the yard. After getting some fun in, he's perfectly content to snuggle up with you or just relax while you do whatever it is you gotta do, while keeping a watchful eye on what you’re up to.

He's wonderful with large and small dogs (including small senior dogs), and while we haven’t tested him with cats yet, he ignores squirrels on walks – so we think there’s a pretty good chance he’d have no problem with a cat brother or sister. He’s just a gentle guy who wants to get along with everyone and didn’t get the “I gotta be the big boy” memo.

Hamilton loves to hike and would be a great partner if you’re active or working on those New Year’s resolutions to get in shape. He’s house-trained, 65 pounds (more of a tall and slender, than short and stocky guy), and just wants to be your best friend.


Patty's a "Woo Woo" instead of "Woof Woof" Kinda Girl!

This is what Patty's awesome foster family has to say about our adorable ~1 yr old, 45 lb, up to date on vax, spayed and microchipped mini pittie girl:

Do you enjoy snuggling with a sweet soul?
Do you want a companion who loves belly rubs?
Do you want a dog that doesn't bark but instead makes adorable "woo woo" sounds?
Do you enjoy cooking while a furry friend watches your every move to learn the recipe?
Well, Patty is for you!!

Patty is the sweetest, goofiest, and most affectionate little girl. Despite a rough start in life, she is such a forgiving soul. Prior to fostering, Patty most likely never lived inside a home. This smart girl picks up things quickly and is very food motivated which is great for training. In no time at all, she learned how to live inside (e.g. entering through doorways, using stairs, and being housetrained). This precious sweetie has great manners on not running out of the door until she is allowed. Patty gets along well and plays with the three dogs and two teenagers in our family. She loves all guests from young children to adults who visit our home. We want to keep her dearly but know that it is best to adopt her out so we can continue fostering other dogs in need. Patty deserves to be with humans that will give her a home with the unconditional love she gives ten fold in return.


Meet Rhett, the newest member of our PACC. Rhett hails from Montara Mountain where he and his sister were found thin, wandering, and very hungry.

Rhett's super friendliness potentially saved his life as he came running to the good samaritan who called him and it was mutual love at first sight. Which is pretty much the case with everyone who meets Rhett. He's just got the love vibe going on ❤️.

At ~10 months old, medium and growing (xx lbs), a neutered male husky, up to date on vax and microchipped - Rhett will likely land in the medium / large category once done growing. He is what we call a LAFSO dog - leaner and foot sitter on-er. Just in time for winter, Rhett can compete with even the coziest warm slippers. Despite his looks, he is still a puppy, but so his new family will need to fine tune the already impressive work his foster family has done in house training and avoiding puppy chewing. Happily he prefers chew toys to couches which cannot be said of all big puppy's! Rhett gets 4 out of 5 stars on the good puppy, soon to be dog front and PACC will provide easy guidance to get him to that 5th star!

Rhett is super fun to explore the great outdoors with as he loves daily adventures that involve his two favorite things - meeting new people and meeting new dogs (big and small alike). He is even tolerant of the little yappies that PACC loves, but not all dogs do. PACC is looking for an active family accustomed to the strength that medium to large *sled dogs* can bring. With the right harness though, he walks nicely on leash, *most of the time.

Speaking of most of the time, Rhett has considerable prey drive, possibly accentuated by his time spent *in the great outdoors - living off the land*, hence cats are not recommended.

If you have a thing for four legged, fluffy, adorable, red heads, and Rhett sounds like a good fit with your situation (active home with a fenced yard ideally near open space) - complete the application below and we will be in touch!


You know those rare souls that are wise, gentle, appreciate life, ooze happiness, and you just love to be around them?
Well, Cassius (Cash) our adorable tri-color hunk is one of them…a true gem.

Cash spent 5 months in the San Jose shelter which is stressful on any dog, but his easy going attitude allowed him to not only stay sane, but show his heartfelt appreciation to every person who took time out of their day to visit him. We came along, fell in love with him and decided it was time for him to break outta the shelter.

He’s now in a loving foster home where he’s adjusted beautifully (no issues whatsoever) and wasted no time taking in and enjoying the finer things in life like soft beds, toys, and lotsa snuggles and kisses. The shelter listed him as 10 but we think he’s younger after he showed us that he likes to play with toys and thinks young puppies can be fun (everything in moderation of course). He’s a well behaved gentleman (with an occasional adorable snort) who still has a playful and goofy side…the best of both worlds.

Cash loves walks, the beach, nibbling on his stuffies in the sweetest way, car rides where he takes in the smells of the great outdoors breezing by his face (did we mention he really, really loves car rides?), and most anything else his humans like to do - including just hanging out at home next to his people, and soaking up all the love that was in short supply for so long. He’s now regularly strolling the streets of Burlingame where he’s outnumbered by the doodles, but doesn’t let that bother him - as he’s too busy saying hello to everyone he meets, and welcoming all the compliments he gets on his unique hunky look and exceptional manners.

Cash is fully housetrained, large and small dog friendly with respectful dogs, likes kids, and knows some basic commands - but his innate joy and easy going temperament is what really makes him shine!

If you think Cash might be a good fit for your home and are interested in meeting him please fill out his adoption application here and we’ll get back to you shortly.


Athena is 1-1/2, very sweet, good with large and small dogs, and kids. She's timid with new situations and people, but very loving once she warms up to you and trusts you. She was found as a stray in the Central Valley and was fortunate that a local rescue took her in and saved her from heading to the shelter.

She's housebroken, UTD on vaccines (will be spayed) and will sleep quietly through the night in her crate (although she told us she really prefers to snuggle up with you on your bed). She gains confidence from other dogs and is very respectful of them. Athena will need someone who can be patient with her while she gets to know you and builds trust. Our gut feeling is that she was abused somewhere along the way, and we're working to reassure her that she'll be safe from now on.

Despite whatever happened to her in her past to cause her to be fearful, she wants to connect with people and loves to just sit near you or snuggle up. When she feels safe and you see her come out of her shell and wag that tail, it makes all the patience well worth it. She's being fostered in Half Moon Bay by one of our Board Members for A Girl's Best Friend Rescue. They can be reached at


Meet Juno, our 2 year old water loving girl who's ready to find her family!

No large bodies of water nearby? No problem. Juno’s perfectly happy playing with a stream of water from the hose - and we have to admit, that happiness is pretty contagious when you see how much fun she’s having. Juno is dog friendly, a gorgeous black/brown color that changes with the light, and is currently being fostered with a trainer who showers her with as much love as discipline.

She’s living with dogs of all ages and sizes and has blossomed by learning from the pack. Having a confident dog buddy around would be ideal to help her transition into a new home - and continue to build confidence, not to mention it’s a win win for everyone having a built in playmate when the humans have human work to do. Juno is house-trained, spayed, UTD on vax and ready to go.

She enjoys where she is with all her friends, but has told us she really wants a family of her own.


We are thrilled to introduce Blizz, short for Blizzard! At ~2.5 yrs old, neutered, medium (59 lbs), vaxed, microchipped, healthy and housetrained, this guy tempts even the most hard core non-dog folks. This might be because of his fox-like qualities - quick, cunning, pounces on flying leaves, insects, beach foam and the like, and sleeps with his tail wrapped around him. His signature crossed paws look is also incredibly endearing (we can't take credit for it, he's a natural paw crosser). His nickname of wolfie, should really be foxy, but too late now!

PACC is looking for an experienced and active adopter/family for whom Blizz wouldn't be your first big, active dog. He can sniff out a newbie from a mile away and transparently speaking will take full advantage of unclear boundaries (those treats in your pocket are obviously mine!). He is also what we call "vocal". So when newbies hear "I want to eat you" what Blizz is actually saying is "Nice to meet you!". Hence folks fluent in dog are encouraged to apply. Generally speaking, huskies need ample exercise to be their best selves, and Blizz is no exception. He can couch potato like the best of them, but ONLY AFTER exercise - so all you active, nature loving, out-doorsy types we're looking at you! His battery also recharges quicker than a lot of dogs, so morning and evening exercise bring out his best sides.

Blizz is great with dogs and thrives in the company of other dogs who like to romp, thus PACCs preference is to place him in a family with another playful dog(s). He also LOVES to meet people and wow them with his "sit for a treat" skills, but he isn't appreciative of overzealous touching and petting before he gets to know you. Some of you might relate - you know, those people who can't resist hugging you on meeting?! If you're an instant hugger, Blizz is not your boy! Because of this, non-adults in the house should be in their teens, patient on the petting front, and comfortable around fast moving, pouncing, medium to large dogs, or foxes.

Everyone who has met Blizz has appreciated his beauty and uniqueness. He's developed quite the fan club out on the coastal trail, so if you adopt this guy, prepare to manage his IG following. He makes a FANTASTIC walking, hiking, napping, playing companion so those who love those activities would have a blast with this guy.


Lando is 1 year old, neutered male, believed to be pit bull mix who is roughly 50 lbs. He is a wonderful dog with a wonderful temperament! He is very athletic, playful and fun and does very well with other dogs. We'd love nothing more than to find him an active, energetic forever soulmate, however, Lando would do fine as a single dog as long as he gets two good walks a day. Lando also did well on his “cat test.” Lando is neutered, microchipped and up to date on his vaccines.

Please contact Home at Last at


Leila is an exceptionally sweet and easy 5 year old pittie who's looking for a home with or without another friendly dog. She's fairly low energy. She can be playful but isn't a rough and tumble kind of girl. She likes to go for walks, is very affectionate, snuggles and gives kisses to everyone she meets. She previously lived with several chihuahuas in her foster home and was adopted into a great home with my sister, but the resident dog has decided he doesn't always want her around and is too unpredictable for it to be a good permanent home for her. She's house and crate trained, and a very well behaved girl who just wants to be loved. She's on an anti-seizure medication which she takes twice a day, is about $15/month and has never had a seizure while on it. My sister is heartbroken to give her up and has tried so hard to make it work with the other dog, but has come to realize that Leila would be better off in a home where all the residents want her there. Interested adopters please contact PACC Board Member Chris Guio,, (650) 438-0617


We’re excited to share that this little 3.5 pound bundle of cuteness that was previously homeless in Fresno, was flown into the Half Moon Bay airport this week by private plane, along with several other dogs that went to various rescues and locations. Cassie is now in a foster home in Half Moon Bay with one of our PACC members, where she is being fostered for Petaluma Pet Pals.

Cassie belonged to a homeless man who sold her to a Good Samaritan - who reached out for help. Petaluma Pet Pals took her into their rescue, arranged for the flight and the foster, and now Cassie’s future is looking much brighter.

She's between 8-12 weeks old, very sweet and not too pushy with other dogs. She's currently living with four dog siblings who range from large to small, young to old. The oldest one who's almost 15, and rarely plays anymore, even liked Cassie enough to play with her! She's a smart girl and learning very quickly about house and crate-training. She adores people and is happy to just hang out with you...even better, she loves to sit on your lap. She's had her first vaccination and will be fully vetted and spayed.

We’d like to thank everyone who worked together to make a great life possible for this little girl.


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Max Before

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Max After

PACC was recently asked to help with Max, an über handsome ~1.5 year old male Rottie / German Shepherd mix whose owner was struggling to care for him. Just barely able to meet Max's basic needs his owner was hoping for a better life for the dog he clearly loved, but couldn't care for. This handsome, highly social boy was spending his days on an isolated, unsanitary dog run, while his owner worked two jobs attempting to get by in the exorbitantly priced Bay Area. 

Healthy nutrition, regular hikes out in nature, and exposure to car rides and PACC's pack did wonders for Max. We likewise partnered with Furry Friends to get Max fixed in record time. Max's video took  social media outlets by storm and soon several families reached out willing to offer Max a brighter future. Today he is an integral part of his new family: Mom, Dad, college-aged triplets and Tyler, his new best bud and a former Peninsula Humane Society dog.

Go Max!!!!!

Huge shout outs to: Petaluma Pet Pals, Rocket Dog, Beyond Rescue, Furry Friends, Family Dog Rescue, Rotts of Love and several others who kindly courtesy posted Max on our behalf. It takes a village!



Mia is a 3 year old terrier mix who found herself in the Bakersfield shelter after her owner surrendered her. She was scheduled for euthanasia, as we understand it, for stress induced snapping in the shelter.

She was fortunate to find a foster home with a woman in Bakersfield where she lived for 6 months. Unfortunately she hadn't found a permanent home when her foster mom decided to move out of the area (she couldn't bring Mia with her) and Mia was about to head back to the shelter with a very grim outlook.

When we heard about Mia's situation, we reached out to the local community to see if there was any interest in fostering or adopting Mia in the Bay Area (while Petaluma Pet Pals graciously agreed to take her into their rescue).  A wonderful couple responded and worked with Mia to overcome her fear of strangers by using time and patience. They have since adopted Mia, and she now lives near the beach with two other small dogs and a cat. Success stories such as this are not only inspiring, but show how a team effort makes such a difference in creating these happy endings for animals who find themselves in unfortunate situations through no fault of their own.

Sir Pip

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PACC received a call from Sir Pip's human who recently had to move and the only place he could find would allow only 1 of his 2 dogs. He was faced with rehoming Pip or risking being evicted. PACC put out feelers and incredibly the perfect person came along in the form of Bev. Bev jumped into action and took over care of Sir Pip who now has not one, but two excellent options for a loving home. Here is what Sir Pip's owner had to say: "Thank you for all of your help and for finding the best person that you could have found. Bev is a real great lady and Mr. Pip has it made being with her". Given how hard it is to get by in the Bay Area, and the difficulty of finding affordable places to live that allow dogs, we were thrilled we could help with rehoming Sir Pip.


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Penny Before

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Penny After

Penny is PACC's first success story. Penny was seen chained to a trailer in a backyard in Half Moon Bay. When not chained to the trailer, she was kept confined in a shed with no outlet for taking care of business other than in the shed. She had mange, swollen eyes, infected ears, and listless eyes. PACC Board Members offered help to what turned out to be a lovely owner, struggling with poverty. A young, single mom whose husband had recently been killed in gang violence - mom's priority, naturally, was her 7 year old daughter. The trailer that Penny was chained to was their home, for which they paid $1300/mos in rent. Mom worked full-time, had an extra weekend job, and still could not make ends meet. PACC arranged for immediate vet care and daily outings on the coastal trail to begin socializing this beautiful girl. Penny began an 8 month road to becoming the healthy, exuberant, happy dog she is now. PACC was disappointed when after waiting several months to get Penny spayed (she was living with two intact males in the same location and was believed to have already had a litter) PHS ultimately would not spay her due to a purported heart murmur. This despite local vets not being able to confirm said heart murmur. Several months lost and $600 later, Penny was finally spayed! 


PACC Board Members later learned how Penny got her name. Her now beautifully glossy coat, is the color of a penny.

Smokey - Adopted!


If you're searching for meaning, Smokey will help you find it.


Friends of Smokey's humans reached out to PACC asking for help rehoming this beloved boy due to traumatic circumstances that have befallen his people. We are grateful to be in a position to help and think one lucky family is going to cherish this boy knowing they are helping fellow humans in need. That's where the meaning comes in.


Smokey is deeply loved and we fully intend to keep it that way! A large, neutered, ~75 lb, super chill, 8 yr old, Pointer, Heeler, Pittie boy blend, Smokey is microchipped, up to date on vax and winner of the goodest boy award, multiple times over. Smokey is: good with dogs of all sizes, good with humans of all sizes, and wait for it...good with cats of all sizes.


This boy is a rare find! C'mon, not even one *special trait* we need to alert you to?! Nope, as we said, Smokey's the *goodest boy* - he even eats his vegetables (carrots, sweet peas and the like). At the time of this writing, Smokey emailed and asked that broccoli be added to the list. Smokey is a spry boy who will be happy to accompany you on strolls, walks and/or hikes. He's a calming force, a lap warmer and that coveted leaner.


He especially loves children and asked us to add belly rubs as well. Smokey recently lost his human dad, and while his human mom is struggling and needs to focus on herself - she ain't gonna do it until her boy is safe, sound and part of a loving family. That's where you come in! If Smokey sounds like a good fit with your situation, complete the adoption application linked below and we'll reach out once it's received.


Prepare to meet love! PACC Adoption Application:

Blake - Adopted!

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