Adopt a pet: Sept. 9, 2018


Nala, No. A897889, has been in the Martinez shelter for nearly 10 months, and employees there say they can’t figure out why it has taken her so long to find a permanent home.

Described as a fun dog who is eager to please and is quick to learn new skills, Nala is one of the stars of the department’s “Running Dog Team” when she goes on long hikes on Sunday.

Nala is a spayed gray and white female pit bull terrier who is about 4 to 6 years old.

Her videos are available at, and her pet profile and more photographs are at


Wren, No. A0922989, is a beautiful and sweet dilute tortoiseshell longhair cat with a gentle and kind demeanor. She loves to be around people, and is in the Pinole shelter in Kennel No. PIN CAT A.

She is a little older than 2, and has been at the Pinole shelter since July 13, 2018.

Photographs of this cat are available at*NK-R. Her pet profile is available at


Those interested in seeing all available animals and learning about the two county shelters and what Contra Costa County Animal Services offer may visit the site

Contra Costa County Animal Services has two locations. The Martinez Shelter is at 4800 Imhoff Place, and the Pinole Shelter is at 910 San Pablo Ave. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The Martinez location has Sunday adoptions from noon to 3 p.m.

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