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There is no better way to make a difference in a rescue pet’s life than providing him/her with a loving forever home! To view a list of our adoptable pets, please click the ‘Meet Our Pets’ button below to view our adoptable pets.

When you adopt from Paw Prints in the Sand, you have the peace of mind knowing that all of our pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, up-to-date on all vaccinations, healthy and have received basic training. All of our rescue pets are ready to start their new life with you. Our adoption policy includes background checks, vet checks and home checks as well as an adoption fee.

If you are interested in adopting one of our rescue pets, please fill out our Adoption Application below. All of our animals are in foster homes throughout Southern California. We do not have a facility where you can visit them. If you are interested in meeting one of our pets, please contact us at or fill out the adoption application below. You can also meet our pets at one of our adoption events located at Petco Stores around Orange County. For a list of events, please visit our Events page.

Unfortunately, due to limited resources, we cannot accommodate out-of-state adoptions at this time. If you are looking to adopt a new family member, please visit your local shelter or contact animal rescues in your area. You can also check for pets in need of a forever home in your area on adopt-a-pet,, or your local Petco.



What type of pet are you interested in adopting?

Many of the dogs in our rescue are unknown breeds and listed as a best guess based on our veterinarian’s assessment. Do you have any issues or concerns with any breeds?



Have you ever been charged of animal cruelty

Do you rent or own?

Do you have a fenced or walled in yard?

What are your pet personality preferences?

Are you willing to administer medication?

What are your training preferences? (Mainly for dogs)

Are you willing/ able to crate train your pet?

Do you currently have any pets?

Is your pet fixed?

If not, please explain.

Have you ever given up, lost, or euthanized a pet in the past 5 years?

Have you ever applied to adopt a pet from any other rescue or animal welfare organization?

Will you allow Paw Prints in the Sand to perform a home check prior to approval?


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