There will be puppies galore at the Milo Foundation’s mobile adopting event at the Rockridge Pet Food Express store today from 12-4.

Just three of the many who will there waiting for a loving new owner include Tailor, above left, a female Chihuahua-Yorkshire Terrier mix who is affectionate, funny and a real doll. Requests politely to be picked up and held, but is also a game player with her sisters. She has a very doe-like face, sweet and gentle, until it is time to play, and play hard ball, even with her mom!

Peeta, above center, is a male Australian Shepherd-Collie rough mix and such a bouncy, fun, playful puppy. He’s confident and outgoing, and he’s clearly very intelligent, picking up on basic obedience commands quite easily. He’s doing fabulously with his crate training, and has progressed with the rest of his house training very quickly.

And there’s Clove, above right,  a female Border Collie-Bernese Mountain mix who, with her brother Haymitch, are two of a group of older puppies who were recently rescued from a mass hoarding situation. Clove is still pretty timid and relies on Haymitch to get around, but she is warming up. Clove would probably to best in a home with another dog.

The Milo Foundation’s East Bay adoption event is today, 12am-4pm, at the Rockridge Pet Food Express store in Oakland. Broadway/51st Street. Check out the list of all the puppies that will be there.

Berkeleyside’s Saturday column, “Adopt a Pet”, hopes to help match pets with a home and loving owners in our community. We partner with the Milo Foundation and Berkeley Animal Care Services to introduce just one of many pets that can be adopted. The Milo Foundation, a nonprofit, no-kill organization, provides an alternative for homeless pets throughout Northern California, through education, adoption services, and sanctuary until permanent homes can be found. Contact them directly to find out the more than 300 wonderful animals that are available for adoption.

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...