Please give these animals a chance! The animals listed below are not a part of or associated with Independent Animal Rescue (IAR), including IAR’s adoption and/or fostering programs. The information listed for each animal was provided by individual caregivers and was not generated or verified by IAR. IAR makes no representations related to these animals. As with all adoptions, IAR encourages potential adopters to gain as much information as possible before adopting these animals, including but not limited to temperament testing, consultation with a trainer, and consultation with a veterinarian. As always, IAR encourages you to spay and neuter your pets.

If you are interested in adopting one of these animals, please contact the caregivers of the animal by email or phone provided below. These animals will be posted for 30 days.

If you are interested in placing or securing a home for a companion animal, please Submit a Courtesy Listing using our online form.

Chicken Nugget

Listing Date: September 23, 2022

Birth Date: April 4, 2021

Breed: American Shorthair

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: Vaccinated for rabies and other standard vaccinations

Physical Description: Large tiger male with white belly, socks, and nose

Personality Description: High-energy, curious, loves to play and explore and climb, enjoys chasing toys and will climb on lap and snuggle but gets easily overstimulated/frustrated.

History: Has had some socialization but was frequently left alone for most of the day in a single room by the person who originally adopted him. Needs special attention and training to unlearn bad habits like pouncing for attention and nipping/biting when frustrated or overstimulated.

If interested in Chicken Nugget, contact Margaret at [email protected].

Smokey Blue

Listing Date: September 18, 2022

Birth Date: September 1, 2020

Weight: 45 pounds

Breed: dog

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: Up to date

Physical Description: Australian shepherd, catahoula mix, 45 pounds, lean and athletic, grey/brown/white in color, short coat, floppy ears, big dopey happy smile, medium sized.

Personality Description: Happy, sweet, hunter of lizards. Smart, affectionate, likes to learn. Loves to cuddle, playful, easy to be around.

History: Alert barks to strangers, friendly with dogs, ok with chickens, can climb a fence so needs supervision in a yard, house trained, listens well, loves to hike and explore, great dog, good with kids.

If interested in Smokey Blue, contact Greta at [email protected].


Listing Date: September 7, 2022

Birth Date: October 16, 2021

Breed: short hair domestic

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: Up to date

Physical Description: Tabby cat. On the smaller size.

Personality Description: She is very lovely and sweet. Loves to sleep with me.

History: My late husband adopted her in 2016. I have been caring for her since he passed away in 2018. I am trying to find a home for Ruby with someone who can give her more time.

If interested in Ruby, contact Susan LeClair at [email protected].


Listing Date: September 7, 2022

Birth Date:

Breed: domestic shorthair

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: up to date

Physical Description: Tabby with multiple colors.

Personality Description: Very friendly. Spends most of her time outside. She does come inside to eat and will sit on a lap for cuddles.

History: Adopted by my late husband in 2016. He passed away in 2018. I have been caring for them since that time. Up to date on all shots.

If interested in Firefly, contact Susan LeClair at [email protected].


Listing Date: September 5, 2022

Birth Date: November 24, 2021

Weight: 55 pounds

Breed: Husky mix

Spayed/Neutered: No

Vaccination Status: Fully vaccinated

Physical Description: Tan color medium-sized healthy dog.

Personality Description: Gweni is friendly, affectionate, respectful and super smart. She likes taking walks and playing games like fetch and tug of war.

History: I adopted Gweni from a neighbor who rescued her homeless mother who was pregnant with her and her 4 siblings.

If interested in Gweni, contact Cathy at [email protected].

Aiko ( according to microchip)

Listing Date: August 29, 2022

Birth Date:

Weight: 50 pounds

Breed: Siberian Huskey

Spayed/Neutered: No

Vaccination Status: Don't know

Physical Description: Looks like a Husky, about the size of Border Collie. Needs a bath.

Personality Description: Very playful and wants a lot of attention. She did snap at my dog while I was petting her.

History: This is the chip number 982126056563691 FDX-B. She was left at my house and no one responded from 24 Pet who was supposed to call the owner. I do not know if she was spayed or not.

If interested in Aiko ( according to microchip), contact Shane Jackson at [email protected].


Listing Date: August 18, 2022

Birth Date: August 1, 2020

Weight: 60 pounds

Breed: Plott Hound

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: Up to date on all. All vaccine records stored at Urban Tails Veterinary.

Physical Description: Birdie is a 60 lbs brindle plott hound mix. Athletic lean build with adorable floppy ears, dark nose and eyes. A super floppy tongue. She does shed but not excessively and with regular brushing, sheds minimally.

Personality Description: Birdie is very sweet and gentle with young children and loves making new dog friends too. While Birdie is a cuddly girl who loves to coxy up to her humans, she is really seeking an adventure buddy for weekend hikes, lake days and backyard playdates (fenced backyard is a must for Birdie!) She also is most accustomed to sleeping in bed with her owner, but also has slept in her crate a few times. Birdie has energy and lots of love to share for a puppy lover seeking a goofy, athletic partner. She is a super smart girl who is still learning her best puppy manners- she would do well in a home with an individual or family looking to truly invest energy into furthering her training, while allowing her time to play and explore!

History: Single owner, adopted from IAR January 2021. Basic training foundation: house trained, crate trained, socialized around dogs and children and LOVES to play. No history of aggression, just a sweet pup!

If interested in Birdie, contact Emilie Young at [email protected].


Listing Date: August 9, 2022

Birth Date: August 1, 2018

Weight: 20 pounds

Breed: Mix terrier

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: Has all

Physical Description: She is redish brown, has Mohawk and small lower jaw. Approx. 20 lbs. Medium build wirey hair.

Personality Description: Very smart, loyal, house trained, Good w cat.

History: Was owned by family w 5 kids. Not alot of child supervision, so she is timid. Were going to put down due to jaw defect. So I took her in. Be great as only dog, get attention she deserves. Mature couple or single be great.

If interested in Mocha, contact Laura at [email protected].

Boo and Jasmine

Listing Date: August 9, 2022

Birth Date: August 30, 2012

Breed: American shorthair

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status:

Physical Description: Boo is a black male ten years old. Jasmine is a grey tabby female ten years old. They are brother and sister from the same litter

Personality Description: Boo and Jasmine are indoor cats who are shy and timid

History: I have had them since they were kittens and they have no medical issues in their history. Both are fixed

If interested in Boo and Jasmine, contact Lehia at [email protected].


Listing Date: August 4, 2022

Birth Date: January 1, 2018

Weight: 45 pounds

Breed: German Shepherd Chow Chow Mix

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: Up to date

Physical Description: Tan, short hair, medium build, floppy ears that can stand straight up when she hears something

Personality Description: So sweet, friendly with people, playful, typically calm, good balance of independent but also wants to be near her family, loves pets and belly rubs, reactive to other dogs and cat

History: Penny is an incredibly sweet, loving, free spirited dog looking for her new forever home. She is about 4 years old and came to California all the way from Mexico in December of 2020. She was adopted right away, however soon after, her new family found out they were expecting a baby and unfortunately Penny has shown signs of not feeling comfortable around a little one. She is fully house trained (has NEVER had an accident inside), crate trained, never begs for food, and loves to sleep, play with her toys and look out for her family. She is an energetic pup that loves long walks outside, but equally loves long naps next to her parents. She is working on her reactivity to other dogs on walks, so she would do best with a family that is patient and able to help her through her anxiety.

If interested in Penny, contact Christina at [email protected].


Listing Date: August 2, 2022

Birth Date:

Breed: DSH

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: Vaccinated

Physical Description: Female light-medium gray tabby

Personality Description: Minnie wants to be your cuddle-bug but needs an experienced owner who would like a challenge (suspect she had very hard times). Wandered outside for awhile and only came by to eat, but one day had a head tilt so now she lives inside. Must be an only cat (no exceptions), no kids, likely no dogs. Minnie has come a long way with her foster mom but needs more focused socializing to be your sweet girl!


If interested in Minnie, contact Kimberly at [email protected].


Listing Date: July 13, 2022

Birth Date: July 2, 2019

Breed: Cat

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Vaccination Status: Current on all Vaccinations and Chipped

Physical Description: See Photo

Personality Description: Daisy is a nice cat but nervous. Once she gets to know you she purrs a lot and is very affectionate.

History: However, I do not recommend her for families with young children. She has not been around other cats as well. So cat interaction is unknown. She has been an indoor cat since she was a kitten. However, I have been letting her out in the evenings and seems fine and returns often to check in. She uses the kitty litter box and we have had no issues with her marking and spray around the apartment. Other than being nervous she is a well behaved cat. She is on Fluoxetine for Anxiety once a day in her food. Med is not expensive and last a long time. She occasionally gets a skin rash but goes away with a course of antibiotics.

If interested in Daisy, contact Guy at [email protected].