Cuteness overload: 8 cuddly canines to adopt now in and around San Francisco

Interested in adopting a pet -- or just gazing at some lovable pups? There are dozens of darling dogs up for adoption at animal shelters in and around San Francisco.

Animal shelters work hard to care for unhoused pets and connect them to loving homes. Hoodline used data from Petfinder to power this roundup of dogs currently available for adoption.

Maisey, cocker spaniel mix





Maisey is a female cocker spaniel mix being cared for at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue.

Her vaccinations aren't up to date quite yet, but she's been spayed. She still has some work to do on house training etiquette.

There's no information on Maisey's profile about how she does with children or other animals, so it's worth asking Muttville directly.

From Maisey's caretaker:

Maisey, Maisey, pretty as a daisy! Beautiful Maisey has taken a long journey to get to Muttville - she comes all the way from Turkey, and we're so glad she made her way to us! She's active and fun and cuddly. Looking for a dog to explore Lands End with? Adopt Maisey! Looking for a dog who enjoys a good romp in the backyard? Adopt Maisey! Looking for a dog who loves sleeping on your bed and cuddling with you? Adopt Maisey! We can't say it enough... adopt Maisey! Maisey is estimated to be 8 years young and weigh 23 pounds.

Read more about how to adopt Maisey at Petfinder.

Lucy, pointer and Labrador retriever mix





Lucy is a female pointer and Labrador retriever mix staying at Rocket Dog Rescue. She is vaccinated and house trained, and she's been spayed.

Contact Rocket Dog Rescue for information about Lucy's compatibility with kids and other pets.

From Lucy's caretaker:

We'd like to introduce you to someone very special: this is Lucy. She won our hearts as an elusive stray on the streets of San Leandro. We went out on rescue missions for weeks before we were finally able to catch her. The moment she was in the car with us, and we finally saw those golden eyes up close... wow. We have been in love ever since. Lucy is a soft, gentle soul. She is initially fearful with new people and in new situations, and looks to those she trusts for reassurance. In her current foster home she has really blossomed. We think Lucy is about 3 years old, 60lbs, and maybe some sort of pointer/lab/staffy mix, but who knows!

Read more about how to adopt Lucy at Petfinder.

Topeka, miniature pinscher and chihuahua mix





Topeka is a female miniature pinscher and chihuahua mix being cared for at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue.

Her vaccinations aren't up to date quite yet, but she's been spayed. She still needs some guidance on proper house training.

From Topeka's caretaker:

Topeka ... this little doggy knows that she's not in Kansas anymore! Topeka is an amazing little Chihuahua Miniature Pinscher with soft black and tan fur and a cute little button-like nose! She's also got spunk: she's a barrel of laughs, and she's more entertaining than a train ride! Topeka is always up for fun and always looking for an adventure. She's also very friendly to everyone. She's just a lovely lady looking for her own little forever house on the prairie!

Read more about how to adopt Topeka at Petfinder.

Mister, Parson Russell terrier mix





Mister is a male Parson Russell terrier mix currently housed at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue.

His vaccinations aren't up to date quite yet, but he's been neutered. He's still working on getting house trained.

Read more about how to adopt Mister at Petfinder.

Solstice and Equinox, Lhasa Apsos





Solstice and Equinox are a bonded duo of Lhasa Apso dogs being kept at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue.

From their caretaker:

You don't have to be an astronomer to know that these cuties are celestial! Solstice and Equinox are the true definition of a bonded pair. Equinox is the extrovert of the two and helps Solstice get around ... it is the cutest thing. Solstice literally grabs on to Equinox's ear and he leads her around. Could you just die of the cuteness? He's literally a seeing eye dog for a dog, because Solstice cannot see so well. These two are soooo cute! They are the sweetest pair and are happy to snuggle with you any time. They are quiet and easy. We know that you will fall in love with this pair, just as we have. Solstice is estimated to be 15 years young and weighs 20 lbs. Equinox is estimated to be 14 years young and weighs 21 lbs.

Read more about how to adopt Solstice and Equinox at Petfinder.

Nacho, chihuahua





Nacho is a male chihuahua being cared for at 4 Dogs Farm Rescue.

Nacho is housebroken and will get along great with your other dogs, but he's seeking a kid-free household. He already has all of his shots, and he's been neutered.

From Nacho's caretaker:

Nacho is an adorable six-year-old, five-pound Chihuahua who is looking for the perfect companion. He is recovering from flea allergies and he's ready to find his forever home. Nacho is afraid of noises, so a nice quiet home, without children, would be perfect, with someone who can help work on his self-confidence. He gets along with other dogs, but he prefers to be on your lap. He loves to go in his crate and take naps. Nacho is pee-pad trained and would be okay for apartment living, since he's not a barker.

Read more about how to adopt Nacho at Petfinder.

Frito, American Staffordshire terrier mix





Frito is a male American Staffordshire terrier mix staying at Rocket Dog Rescue.

Frito is a social animal -- he'll get along great with your other dogs. His vaccinations are already up to date, and he's been neutered. He's already house-trained.

From Frito's caretaker:



My name is Frito, and just like the chips, once you have a little of my cuddles, you'll definitely want to come back for more. I am a sweet and wiggly 1-3 year old Staffordshire terrier mix, and I am about 50 pounds. I was found in pretty bad shape. I was skinny and my skin was not doing great. Luckily, I've been recovering and am currently doing so much better, which means it's my turn to get adopted!

My skin is doing great, but I'm patiently waiting for my fur to fully grow back. I am such a smart boy. I love treats, and have already learned that I get them if I "sit" and go "down" on cue. Training should be part of my new life, as well as plenty of opportunities for mental stimulation.


Read more about how to adopt Frito at Petfinder.
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