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Hello I am Calvin, a large, 2 yr old, ~70 lb, neutered male German Shepherd / your best guess (maybe Collie?!), foofball. I am up to date on vax and microchipped. I was asked to let you all know what I'm like. Transparently speaking, my foster mom helped me with this homework, my edits are in [brackets]: I am [the awesomest] big sweet boy, who loves dogs, big and small [unless they are hella scary and then I want no part of them]. I smell everything on walks, which are my favorite things [in the world]. I run after balls and bring them back, in a lovely, big, bouncy way. When I walk, I look like I am floating and I am alert to all wildlife around me. I spot things wayyyy before my humans [actually I smell them but that's a minor detail]. I have been around horses and though I am a bit shy, I don’t pounce or bark at them, I am curious [cause they smell nice]. I have been around my foster mom's, daughter's, pack of 1 big dog, 2 little dogs and 1 little human, and I had excellent manners [which cannot be said for one of her little dogs, but I digress]. I would do well in a house with other dogs, and kids [but probably not cats because they would definitely get me in trouble]. WRT house manners, I am guilty of having mild separation anxiety when the humans leave [no comment]. But I am smart and want to please, and am already figuring out they love me and will be back so [most of the time] I fuss at the beginning and then lay and sleep calmly till they come home. In the mornings I wake the humans up with a very special snuggle. I respond when called, know to go to my bed, and I sit and wait when asked. While I am a bit skittish around new men, or fast moving bikes, I warm up quickly, have made friends everywhere I go and lean into them with affection. [If you like a good leaner, I'm pretty much your guy]. On walks I wait patiently when my humans chat [I think she means talk forever]. I even recently visited Japantown and did fabulous, sitting at the outdoor restaurant. [I wasn't given a menu, which I'm still getting over...]. If I sound like a good fit with your situation, reach out to [my besties] at PACC by filling out the quick application below. [I look forward to leaning on you]!
Fin: Get A Load of This Lil Nugget! Meet the newest member of PACC's pack. At ~ 1 yr old, 45 lbs, neutered, vaxed and microchipped Fin is an adorable pittie boy blend with that coveted medium sized bod. Fin is the perfect combination of play buddy, stand up comedian and snuggler. Fin is being re-homed because he needs a more active family and one that can expose him to fun in the big world on hikes, beach outings, and the like. As PACC, while we're not super fond of dog parks, Fin is! So if that's your thing he would make room on his calendar! With humans Fin is a tad shy at first, but with reassurance and tasty treats, before you know it he is over it, snuggling and makes a great TV buddy who doesn't constantly ask you to change the channel like other family members might. With dogs it's full on fun from the get go. Fin still has the play moves of a puppy and is at the age where play, romp, nap, and bring love and laughter to the family are on his daily to do list. Families who have a dog or two with extra energy to burn would make a great fit for Fin as he's a built in play buddy. If yours is an active family, ideally with other playful dogs, a solidly fenced yard (Fin has some jump in his genes) and you're looking to turn up the cuteness and fun factor in the home, complete the adoption application below and we'll be in touch. Children in the home should be 7 or above (this because the little ones take time, dogs take time and both generally take more time than most families have).
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.
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.
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Calling all Rottie / Teddy Bear Fans! This life size teddy bear of a girl is a dream big-dog companion. Xena is a 2.5 yr old, ~80 lb, spayed, fully vaxed and microchipped, purebred Rottweiler. PACC is helping to rehome Xena because her humans are working the long hours it sadly takes to get by in the Bay Area - this while Xena sits home alone, for longer than the family feels is right. PACC agrees that she deserves better and it's a waste of her joy and smile-inducing superpowers! Xena is über friendly with adults and kids alike, gets along well with dogs and is possibly cat friendly (she has not lived with cats but is not overly fixated on them). She's a young, healthy, strong and active girl who once exercised, does the classic rottie flop and is content to just hang with her people. PACC is looking for a medium-level active family that is comfortable with big, strong, life sized teddy bears and is home enough to enjoy the huge rottie love that comes with this girl. By medium-level activity we mean a family for whom daily walks, and weekly longer hikes or other family outings, are the norm. Children in the home should be 10+ because kids take a lot of time, dogs take time, and a lack of time is exactly why Xena is being rehomed. NOTE: While PACC works hard not to discriminate on potential adopter living situations, we are also faced with the reality that breed discrimination is alive and well in the Bay Area, particularly for Rottweilers. As such, preference will be given to home owning adopters, as landlords are notorious for changing the rules, and moving around with a rottie, no matter how friendly they are, is EXTREMELY DIFFICULT. Apologies in advance for this unfortunate reality.
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.
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 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.
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"Tank is a tripod (3-legged) Rottweiler who is surprisingly agile and checks all of the good boy boxes! He is a belly rub aficionado. He is 6 years old, neutered, vaxed, microchipped and weighs ~80 lbs. He is fantastic with kids, and does well with other dogs both large and small. The best part about Tank is that nothing in life can get him down, he will be his human’s loyal best friend forever, through thick and thin & he loves with his entire heart and soul. Tank is a proud graduate of the 3 week board and train program at K9 Academy in Chino, CA where he was voted both most popular and most likely to succeed by his fellow canines. The humans followed suit by making him valedictorian. But don't let his higher ed degree intimidate you, he's as humble as they come. Tank's only challenge, in addition to having lost one of his legs, is that he has anxiety with storms and fireworks, so he has a thunder vest and medication to help him relax during those times, both of which will be provided to the lucky family that lands him. If Tank sounds like a good fit with your situation (loving stable home, able to provide moderate exercise, children and other dogs ok, cats unknown), give him a shout out by completing the application below."
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 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!
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.
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