Are you looking to add a furry friend to your family while making a positive impact on the San Francisco community? Adopt a pet from a local animal shelter! Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many native animals are still looking for forever homes and shelters that are still working to meet adoptions.

Across California there are thousands of dogs, cats, and other animals of all ages and sizes without homes – many of which are accessible by car. In the search for a lovable new companion, start at a local establishment like Whiskers Tails And Ferals, where the cat Apple Napa is patiently waiting. If you’re not sure if you have year-round time to care for a pet, many animal shelters also offer the option to care for pets until they are in suitable homes.

Do you need help with your search? Patch and Petfinder have you covered. Every week we compile a list of all pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you are a feline person, meet Peter, a medium house hair ready for adoption. Or if dogs are more your thing, there are some great dogs out there too. Click on a list for more information or to start the adoption process.