Benicia Area Pet Adoption: Meet Bug & More

Want to add a new member to your family and do something good for the…

Want to add a new member to your family and do something good for the Benicia community at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter! Despite the coronavirus pandemic, many pets are still looking for their forever homes and animal shelters still working to fulfill adoptions.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home in California — and many of them are located in your area. In the search for an adorable new family pet, consider beginning at a local animal shelter like Whiskerstails And Ferals Vallejo Petco, where Bug the cat is waiting patiently. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed.

Here at Patch, with a little help from our friends at Petfinder, we create a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a cat person, meet Penelope and Poppy, a Calico mix up for adoption. If dogs are more your thing, there are several great dogs available, too. Click on any listing for more information, or to start the adoption process.

Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected]

  • Name: Penelope and Poppy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Solano County Friends Of Animals, P.O. Box 235, Benicia, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Calico Dilute Calico Mix
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Penelope and Poppy are two beautiful calico girls who are about 3 months old. Penelope is the calico with black…” Learn more

  • Name: Bug
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whiskerstails And Ferals Vallejo Petco, Vallejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Tuxedo Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hello! My name is Bug. I love sleeping, food, video games, and just hanging out. I’m pretty relaxed, good in…” Learn more

  • Name: Arezzo–cyndi
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whiskerstails And Ferals Vallejo Petco, Vallejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Tuxedo
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Sweet Arezzo, aka Slo-mo. Sits quietly and takes it all in. This boy is all heart. He would rather curl…” Learn more

  • Name: Chomosuke Shawna)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whiskerstails And Ferals Vallejo Petco, Vallejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Chomosuke (female tabby) Very sweet and cuddly. Loves kids, adults and other cats. Playful and curious.” Learn more

  • Name: Fork (shawna)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whiskerstails And Ferals Vallejo Petco, Vallejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Fork (orange tabby, female) Calm and quiet Loves to cuddle Good with kids and other cats. Wants to be near…” Learn more

  • Name: Ash shawna
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whiskerstails And Ferals Vallejo Petco, Vallejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Ash (grey male) Fluffy purr machine. Loves to be brushed. Playful Great with kids and other cats.” Learn more

  • Name: Lucca Cindy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whiskerstails And Ferals Vallejo Petco, Vallejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Lucca. The adventurous first born. He was the first to walk, first to eat on his own, and first one…” Learn more

  • Name: Freesia Vallejo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whiskerstails And Ferals Vallejo Petco, Vallejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Calico
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Freesia sweet and fun loving. Adventurous. Playful” Learn more

  • Name: Ravioli
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whiskerstails And Ferals Vallejo Petco, Vallejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “The Sweet loving Ravioli is pure sweetness. Loves to be cradled like a baby. All purrs and cuddles. 3 mo…” Learn more

  • Name: Knife
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whiskerstails And Ferals Vallejo Petco, Vallejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Knife is so named because he will pierce your heart with love. He is a playful kitty once he is…” Learn more

  • Name: Raspberry (Shawna
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whiskerstails And Ferals Vallejo Petco, Vallejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Raspberry (tuxedo female) Sweet and silken Very friendly and curious. Great with kids and other cats. Loves to be packed…” Learn more

  • Name: Snug
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whiskerstails And Ferals Vallejo Petco, Vallejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hi, I’m Snug! I bet you can tell by my pictures how I got my name. I purr the minute…” Learn more

  • Name: Nora
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of The North Bay, 1121 Sonoma Blvd, Vallejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, German Shepherd Dog
  • Description: “Primary Color: Black Secondary Color: Tan” Learn more

  • Name: Bear
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of The North Bay, 1121 Sonoma Blvd, Vallejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Pomeranian Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “My name is Bear! I am 5 months old. The shelter thinks that I am a Pomeranian / Terrier mix….” Learn more

  • Name: Milton
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Gunters Legacy Animal Rescue Inc, Vallejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Shih Tzu Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Milton needs a foster while he waits to get neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated. Once fully vetted he will be available…” Learn more

  • Name: Ricky
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Gunters Legacy Animal Rescue Inc, Vallejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Terrier Jack Russell Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “From Ricky’s foster: I have an updated description for this amazing little man. He’s really such an incredible companion Meet…” Learn more

  • Name: Steve
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Gunters Legacy Animal Rescue Inc, Vallejo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Terrier Rat Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Steve Steve needs a foster. We were following him on Facebook, Sacramento lost/found someone had found him and said…” Learn more

  • Name: Korra
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Its A New Day Animal Rescue, Pinole, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Beautiful Korra is in search of a home. This little lady was terrified at the shelter when we found her…” Learn more

  • Name: Bruce Lee
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Cat Garden Rescue, Pinole, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Snowshoe Siamese Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Bruce Lee is a ten weeks old little man full of spunk. He was named after the legendary Martial Artist…” Learn more

  • Name: Michigan
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Cat Garden Rescue, Pinole, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Michigan is very special to me. She was found fairly sick and made it back to life step by step….” Learn more

  • Name: Durango
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Cat Garden Rescue, Pinole, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Durango is a male black and white kitten, with the adventurous personality of Indiana Jones and the charming persona of…” Learn more

  • Name: DeLuca
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Cat Garden Rescue, Pinole, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “DeLuca is a precious, sweet and laid back little boy. He loves to play and investigate his surroundings. His color…” Learn more

  • Name: Izzy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Cat Garden Rescue, Pinole, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Izzy is a sweet playful little girl who loves to playing with her toys. She enjoys climbing in and out…” Learn more

  • Name: male *located in Bodfish, CA
  • Species: Pot Bellied
  • Location: California Potbellied Pig Association Inc Cppa, Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Pot Bellied
  • Description: “These two pigs have been abandoned by their owner. Male is friendly and pink/white, female is black. Live outdoors. Not…” Learn more

  • Name: female *located in Bodfish, CA
  • Species: Pot Bellied
  • Location: California Potbellied Pig Association Inc Cppa, Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Pot Bellied
  • Description: “These two pigs have been abandoned by their owner. Male is friendly and pink/white, female is black. Live outdoors. Not…” Learn more

  • Name: Bitsy *located in Woodbridge, CA
  • Species: Pot Bellied
  • Location: California Potbellied Pig Association Inc Cppa, Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pot Bellied
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “I was born on 11-3-2016. I was spayed when I was very tiny a mere 6 lbs….I of course love…” Learn more

  • Name: Wilbur *located in Yucca Valley
  • Species: Pot Bellied
  • Location: California Potbellied Pig Association Inc Cppa, Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Pot Bellied
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Wilbur is a year old now . He was mostly inside until he just didn’t want to be inside anymore…” Learn more

  • Name: Cookie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Calpaws K9 Rescue, Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, German Shepherd Dog
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Cookie is a beautiful 3 yr old, 75 lbs, medium size German Shepherd (American Style with sloped back). Cookie is…” Learn more

  • Name: Jax
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Calpaws K9 Rescue, Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Description: “Jax was sedated and multiple foxtails were removed from his poor frail body. He was found to have a badly…” Learn more

  • Name: Stella
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Calpaws K9 Rescue, Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Husky
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “She is as sweet and cuddly as they come! She loves couch time and will snuggle right up on your…” Learn more

  • Name: Milo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Calpaws K9 Rescue, Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Husky
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Milo is a super sweet boy, is approximately 18 months old. He is dog friendly, sweet, fun, goofy and the…” Learn more

  • Name: Milo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Contra Costa Humane Society, 171 Mayhew Way, Suite 101, Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Nibbles
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Contra Costa Humane Society, 171 Mayhew Way, Suite 101, Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Nibbles is a sweet young kitty looking to find a family that can work with her on confidence. She is…” Learn more

  • Name: Nellie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Contra Costa Humane Society, 171 Mayhew Way, Suite 101, Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Nellie is a sweet, curious girl who loves to be with people. She’s very chatty especially when she first sees…” Learn more

  • Name: Charlie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Contra Costa Humane Society, 171 Mayhew Way, Suite 101, Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Charlie is a fun, confident, easy going guy! He likes to explore and play, but also loves people and seeks…” Learn more

  • Name: Luna
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bay Area Animal Rescue Crew, Concord, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Luna is the sweetest girl she came to us with her 7 pups. She has been a great mom. She…” Learn more

  • Name: Ryder
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Northern California Sled Dog Rescue Norsled, PO Box 30877, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Siberian Husky
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. Ryder is about 8 -10 months old and…” Learn more

  • Name: Ava
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Northern California Sled Dog Rescue Norsled, PO Box 30877, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Siberian Husky
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. Ava is an exceptional husky. She is well…” Learn more

  • Name: Brisa
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Northern California Sled Dog Rescue Norsled, PO Box 30877, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Siberian Husky
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. Brisa is a breath of fresh air. he…” Learn more

  • Name: Moody
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Jellys Place, 2905 San Pablo Dam Rd, San Pablo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, American Shorthair
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  • Name: Papi
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Jellys Place, 2905 San Pablo Dam Rd, San Pablo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Learn more

  • Name: Chee Yoo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Jellys Place, 2905 San Pablo Dam Rd, San Pablo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Golden Retriever
  • Description: “Chooyee came from South Korea, shes a bit shy at first but warms up and is very loving.” Learn more

  • Name: Loki
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Jellys Place, 2905 San Pablo Dam Rd, San Pablo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Thor
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Jellys Place, 2905 San Pablo Dam Rd, San Pablo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Kitty_5
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Jellys Place, 2905 San Pablo Dam Rd, San Pablo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, American Shorthair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Kitty
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Jellys Place, 2905 San Pablo Dam Rd, San Pablo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, American Shorthair
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  • Name: Doona
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Jellys Place, 2905 San Pablo Dam Rd, San Pablo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Jindo
  • Description: “South Korea Dog” Learn more

  • Name: Jinx
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Jellys Place, 2905 San Pablo Dam Rd, San Pablo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, American Shorthair
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  • Name: Tekyee
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Jellys Place, 2905 San Pablo Dam Rd, San Pablo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Corgi Terrier Mix
  • Description: “this is a South Korea dog” Learn more

  • Name: Stewart
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Jellys Place, 2905 San Pablo Dam Rd, San Pablo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Chihuahua
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  • Name: Peter Parker
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Jellys Place, 2905 San Pablo Dam Rd, San Pablo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Kitty_4
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Jellys Place, 2905 San Pablo Dam Rd, San Pablo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, American Shorthair
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  • Name: Kitty_6
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Jellys Place, 2905 San Pablo Dam Rd, San Pablo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, American Shorthair
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  • Name: Benjanine
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Jellys Place, 2905 San Pablo Dam Rd, San Pablo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Description: “sweet playful chihuahua” Learn more

  • Name: Mom (Molly)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Jellys Place, 2905 San Pablo Dam Rd, San Pablo, CA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Learn more