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PHOTOS: Pets you can adopt today for NBC 7/T20's Clear the Shelters campaign

Join us on our journey to "clear the shelters" in San Diego County by giving one of these pets a forever home

San Diego Humane Society

Thousands of pets in San Diego County shelters are waiting for the day they find their forever-loving home.

As part of NBCUniversal Local's nationwide campaign Clear The Shelters, NBC 7 and Telemundo 20 San Diego are partnering with local shelters throughout the month of August to promote pet adoption and raise funds for animal welfare.

All adoption fees were waived on Saturday, Aug. 26, for Clear the Shelters Day at all San Diego Humane Society's campuses.

Are you ready to bring a lifetime of happiness to a furry friend? Then join us on our journey to "clear the shelters!"

Each day, our stations will highlight an adoptable pet from a participating local shelter. If you see an animal or read a biography that tugs at your heart, contact the shelter below each picture to take that pet home.

Here are the pets you can adopt today:

Note: This story will be updated with more adoptable pets as we feature them on our stations, and pictures and descriptions will be removed as animals get adopted.

Elsa

San Diego Humane Society
Elsa the dog.

Meet Elsa! She's an 8-year-old black and white American pit bull terrier mix. We promise you will be best friends with her in no time! Elsa loves long walks and cuddling on the couch afterward.

Find Elsa at San Diego Humane Society's campus on Gaines Street.

Learn more about Elsa

Primrose

San Diego Humane Society
Primrose the dog.

This young beauty is Primrose! She's a 6-month-old black and white American pit bull terrier who weighs just about 36 pounds. She would love a calm, adult-only family that will make sure she feels extra safe. Primrose would love the company of another social pet — bring your furry friend to the campus to ensure they get along.

Think Primrose might be the one for you? She can be picked up at San Diego Humane Society's Oceanside campus on San Luis Rey Road.

Learn more about Primrose

Mirror

San Diego Humane Society
Mirror the cat.

Are you ready to meet this shining star? Mirror is a sweet, 1-year-old domestic short-haired cat. She's may be a bit bashful, but she would love having another furry friend by her side.

Adopt Mirror from San Diego Humane Society's Oceanside campus on Airport Road.

Learn more about Mirror

Myst

San Diego Humane Society
Myst the dog.

This queen right here is Myst. She's a 2-year-old black and white Siberian husky mix who loves tennis balls, delicious treats and warm blankets. Myst can be shy at first and prefers to live in a quiet environment, but once you prove yourself to her, she'll show you the best time!

She can be picked up from San Diego Humane Society's campus on Gaines Street.

Learn more about Myst

Bahba Zeus

San Diego Humane Society
Bahba Zeus the dog.

Take a look at this handsome boy! Bahba Zeus is an energetic black and white American bulldog mix itching to be someone’s new exercise buddy. He's nearly two years old and weighs around 76 pounds. Bahba Zeus prefers to be the only dog in his home — but trust us, he alone will keep you on your toes.

He can be found at San Diego Humane Society's campus on Gaines Street.

Learn more about Bahba Zeus

Mogu

Mogu the pig.
San Diego Humane Society
Mogu the pig.

This little guy is Mogu. He's a 62-pound white and gray Vietnamese pot-bellied pig. Mogu is an absolute sweetie pie who appreciates all the food, pets and scratches he can get.

Have space in your family for Mogu? Find him at San Diego Humane Society's Escondido campus.

Learn more about Mogu

Spinach

Spinach the rabbit.
San Diego Humane Society
Spinach the rabbit.

Meet Spinach, an intelligent 1-year-old white rabbit who loves being showered in greens. This six-pound sweetheart wants to stay indoors and looks forward to forming a deep bond with his humans by interacting with them daily.

Can you give Spinach all the pets he deserves? Bring him home from San Diego Humane Society's Oceanside campus on Airport Road.

Learn more about Spinach

Tantor

San Diego Humane Society
Tantor the turtle.

This is Tantor! She's an 8-year-old red-eared slider turtle. She is still young, considering these reptiles can live in captivity for more than 40 years. She prefers to be outdoors with a pond for swimming, sunbathing and exploring. These turtles are an invasive species in California, so whoever takes Tantor home must make sure she doesn't escape into the wild.

Are you up for that challenge? Pick Tantor up at San Diego Humane Society's El Cajon campus.

Learn more about Tantor

Johnny

San Diego Humane Society
Johnny the rooster.

Take a look at Johnny, a handsome brown and red rooster with a big personality. He's 3 years old and wants nothing more than to find a cozy place for dust bathing in the morning sun. His favorite activities include hunting for insects and searching for tasty weeds.

Johnny is ready to be picked up today at San Diego Humane Society's Escondido campus.

Learn more about Johnny

Azul

Chula Vista Animal Care Facility
Azul the dog. (Photo courtesy of Chula Vista Animal Care Facility)

Meet Azul, a handsome black and white Siberian husky, who has been looking for his forever home since August 2022. The shelter staff thinks he's about 2 years old.

Are his piercing blue eyes making you melt? Pick him up at Chula Vista Animal Care Facility.

Learn more about Azul

Pablo Kiko

Rescue Fenix
Pablo Kiko the dog. (Photo courtesy of Rescue Fenix)

Staff members at an Escondido animal shelter refer to this 1-year-old Labrador mix named Pablo Kiko as their "miracle boy." He was drugged behind a pickup truck in Mexico and was found with a rope tied around his neck. He had to undergo reconstruction surgery.

Thankfully, Pablo Kiko is very forgiving and has no memory of the event. He loves everyone he meets. His high energy makes him the perfect dog for an active person or family, and he wouldn't mind sharing his owner's love with other dogs.

If you could provide Pablo Kiko with the loving home he deserves, find him at Rescue Fenix.

Learn more about Pablo Kiko

Phee

Rancho Coastal Humane Society
Phee the dog. (Photo courtesy of Rancho Coastal Humane Society)

This gorgeous black, brown and white husky mix is Phee. She's 5 years old and weighs around 61 pounds. Phee loves cuddles, sunbathing, taking naps and going on walks. She considers herself "The Queen of the Arctic" and wants to find a home where she can reign with grace and dignity.

Can Phee be the center of attention in your home? Pick her up at Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas.

Learn more about Phee

Seamore Smiles

San Diego Humane Society
Seamore Smiles the dog.

This adorable boy is Seamore Smiles! He's a sable and white 1-year-old American pit bull terrier mix with a charming personality and an always-wagging tail. While he can be a little shy initially, he will want to spend all day by your side in no time. Seamore is 50 pounds and vaccinated, neutered and microchipped.

Are you ready to "see more smiles" in your life after bringing him home? Pick him up at San Diego Humane Society's El Cajon campus.

Learn more about Seamore Smiles

Notorious P.I.G.

Notorious P.I.G. (Photo courtesy of San Diego Humane Society)

Meet Notorious P.I.G. He is a 1-year-old, 30-pound Vietnamese pot-bellied pig with a big heart. He is a social fellow who loves rooting and digging and is a sucker for belly rubs and massages.

Have what it takes to be Notorious P.I.G.'s "Pig Poppa?" You can adopt him at San Diego Humane Society's Escondido campus.

Learn more about Notorious P.I.G.

Samantha

Samantha the dog. (Photo courtesy of San Diego Humane Society)

Put your paws together for Samantha the dog! She is an 8-year-old black and white American pit bull terrier mix searching for a forever home. Her caretakers say she loves a comfy bed and wants a kind-hearted human to provide all the love and care she deserves. She is vaccinated, spayed and microchipped.

Could you give Samantha the love and care she deserves? Find her at San Diego Humane Society's Escondido campus. Her adoption fee is just $15 for the month of August.

Learn more about Samantha

San Diego County shelters participating in 2023 Clear The Shelters

North County

Rancho Coastal Humane Society
389 Requeza St, Encinitas, CA 92024
760-753-6413

Rescue Fenix
10131 Sage Hill Way, Escondido, CA 92026
619-488-1003

San Diego Humane Society - Escondido Campus
3500 Burnet Dr, Escondido, CA 92058

San Diego Humane Society - Oceanside Campus
2905 San Luis Rey Rd, Oceanside, CA 92058
619-299-7012

San Diego Humane Society - Oceanside Campus - Airport Road Location
572 Airport Rd, Oceanside, CA 92058
619-299-7012

San Diego Central

The Cat Lounge Rescue and Adoption Center
1006 Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037
858-886-7083

San Diego Humane Society - San Diego Campus
5500 Gaines St, San Diego, CA 92110
619-299-7012

East County

Friends of Cats, INC
15587 Olde Hwy 80, El Cajon CA 92021
619-561-0361

Humane Society of Imperial County
1575 W. Pico Ave, El Centro, CA 92243
760-352-1911

San Diego Humane Society - El Cajon Campus
1373 N. Marshall Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020
619-299-7012

South Bay

County of San Diego Department of Animal Services
5821 Sweetwater Rd, Bonita, CA 91902
619-767-2675

Chula Vista Animal Services
130 Beyer Way, Chula Vista, CA 91911
619-476-2477

Riverside County

Animal Friends of the Valleys
33751 Mission Trail, Wildomar, CA 92595
951-674-0618

Find your nearest participating Clear the Shelters location below:

For more information, visit NBC7.com/ClearTheShelters and T20.com/DesocuparLosAlbergues. Follow the latest updates on social media @NBCSanDiego and @Telemundo20 using #ClearTheShelters and #DesocuparLosAlbergues.

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