Adoptable Pet of the Week


Chiquita is a sweet, gentle, beautiful Pit Bull mix who was abandoned at the Santa Barbara County animal services shelter. Chiquita is very sweet, gentle, well behaved, and has a nice easygoing energy level. She is spayed, about 3 ½ years old, and weighs about 53 lbs. Chiquita loves being a companion dog and she loves riding in the car. She enjoys the company of other dogs and would likely be able to live with a cat. Chiquita had really nasty eye mass when she arrived at the shelter, but she has since had surgery provided by K-9 PALS to remove it, and she is healing up nicely now. Chiquita is just waiting for a kind and loving person or family to adopt her and give her the good life and forever home that she very much deserves.


K-9 PALS (K-9 Placement and Assistance League, Inc.) is an all-volunteer nonprofit 501C3 no-kill organization. K-9 PALS provides veterinary care, training, rescue, foster, adoption, and advocacy for homeless and abandoned dogs from Santa Barbara County shelters and other shelters in central and southern California. All K-9 PALS donations go directly to benefit the dogs, to save lives and reduce the number of abandoned and homeless dogs in shelters.

K-9 PALS has monthly Adoption & Community Outreach events every First Saturday at Pet House, monthly adoption days at Petco 5 Points, and other special adoption events throughout the year. Check K-9 PALS website or Facebook page for events.

K-9 PALS provides four free dog behavior-training sessions for people who have adopted a dog from any shelter, rescue group, or humane society. So when you adopt a dog, contact K-9 PALS if you want to take advantage of this great offer.

If you are not looking to adopt, consider being a donor or volunteer for K-9 PALS to help us in our mission to provide care and services for homeless and abandoned dogs in our communities.

For information about adoption for Chiquita call Animal Services at 805-681-5285, and information about K-9 PALS, call 805-570-0415 or email To view all dogs for adoption from K-9 PALS, and courtesy posts for dogs for adoption from shelters and other rescue groups, visit the K-9 PALS website at .

For more information about K-9 PALS go to , or K-9 PALS on facebook. Donations are gratefully accepted through PayPal, or to K-9 PALS P.O. Box 60755 Santa Barbara, CA 93160-0755.

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