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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Oswald A1019941 at WLA needs a break!

OSWALD A1019941, 5 years old, Shih-poo, small

Crazy cute and a little crazy! Look at this little guy, he’s quite a little piece of work! He’s gained a reputation for being a little mischievous, not always respecting his kennel mates. Oswald is fine with other dogs his size and even likes to play with them. He needs more time to become more socialized and learn how to interact more successfully with other dogs. However, he’s also a fine only child for the one dog household. An adult home would be best for him.

Ossie is super adorable, he looks like a Star Wars character! He loves to go on walks and frolic around the yard. He loves his people and likes to just relax with them given a chance. He hasn’t had a lot of chances to do that lately and this poor little kid has had a rough time dealing with the stress of the shelter. He needs a home…fast!

Oswald doesn’t shed, but will need grooming.

If you are interested in adopting a dog who needs some love and understanding, this is your boy. He does form strong bonds with his people and with some training this guy is bound to be a terrific companion!

OSWALD A1019941
Shelter: 213 485 0494/ 0495/ 0496
Cell: 213 7925811

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The dog days of August.= DOGS IN DANGER!!!

You may not have heard that this time of year is very difficult for shelter animals, especially dogs. It seems like more dogs come in and fewer get out. Everyone is on vacation, out of town and fewer dogs seemed to be rescued.

Over at WLA there are several dogs who are OUT OF TIME and will be killed in the coming weeks.
Right now, 3 dogs have a death date of August 29th. Jazz, Donny and Tyler... These poor guys through no fault of their own are going to be victims of the system, if they don't get out this week.

Thanks to Mirja Bishop for the descriptions below...

DONNY - ID#A1110189

Donny is a 3 yr. old unaltered male, black and white American Staffordshire Terrier. He was picked up as a stray and has been at the West Los Angeles Animal Shelter since April 26, 2010. Donny is described as a sweet boy who does well on his walks. He can be "all over the place" until he settles down. He likes to play ball and will exchange the ball for a treat. He is good on leash but has shown some signs of leash aggression. Donny does not like kittens or cats. He has played in the yard with a female dog and been quite friendly but not so with male dogs.

TYLER - ID#A1104733

Tyler is a 6 yr .old unaltered male, black and white Labrador Retriever mix. He was picked up as a stray and has been at the West Los Angeles Animal Shelter since April 3, 2010. Tyler is described as being very intelligent. He corrects very easily when needed. He is easy to walk and shows his gratitude by wagging his tail the entire time. He is very friendly and loves to get treats. He did well when meeting another dog through the fence and is described as being good with other dogs unless they are aggressive towards him. He has shown some food aggression. He needs time and attention and then will connect with his handler. He is described as being a "sweet" dog.

JAZZ - ID#A1106409

Jazz is a 4 yr. old neutered male, brown and white American Staffordshire Terrier. He was picked up as a stray and has been at the West Los Angeles Animal Shelter since April 10, 2010. He is described as a sweet boy who is a little timid. He knows "sit" and loves treats. He warms up quickly and enjoys being petted and brushed. He especially likes to have his tummy rubbed. He is described as being "all over the place" when first taken out of his run but is good with recall. He walks well on leash. He enjoys playing catch. He did exhibit a negative reaction to one of the other male dogs.

Please DONATE, NETWORK, RESCUE & SHARE this info far and wide.

Samantha Westbrook
New Hope / Baby Bottle Coordinator
West Los Angeles Animal Care Center
11361 W. Pico Blvd, LA, CA 90064
Shelter: 213 485 0494/ 0495/ 0496
Cell: 213 792 5811

Monday, August 16, 2010

Franny is YOUNG at HEART- A1121217 at WLA

FRANNY - ID#A1121217

"I'll play a game of catch with you if you like" would probably be the first words out of Franny's mouth if she could talk. The greatest joy in the life of this dog is to play catch. She has an amazing ability to catch a ball thrown to her from just about any distance. She does a good job of returning the ball and then waits patiently for the ball to be thrown again and again and again. Rarely does she miss!

Franny is a beautiful tan and white Labrador Retriever mix who is so much prettier than portrayed in this photo. She was found as a stray on June 5, 2010 and is currently housed at the West Los Angeles Animal Shelter. Franny is described as an eight year old spayed female but may actually be a little older than that. The coloring on her muzzle is a little deceiving and perhaps the whiteness of it gives her an older look but it may also be part of her original color. In spirit this dog is young at heart and raring to go.

Franny appears to be in excellent physical condition. She has an amazing personality with a very gentle temperament and a happy, tail wagging disposition. She knows some commands such as "sit". She is very easy to walk on leash and does not appear to be dog reactive . In the play yard she loves to run around the yard with the volunteer never pulling, never straining at her leash and clearly enjoying the human contact that she has with the shelter staff and volunteers.

Franny is a delightful dog who because of her age may have more difficulty finding that forever home for the last years of her life. She would make a fantastic companion for just about anybody. She has obviously been part of a family that loved her because she is so comfortable and happy around people. Her wish now is that someone will look beyond the graying muzzle and see the inner beauty and love that she has to offer. She is a happy dog with a great joy for life besides she plays a mean game of catch!!!


Shelter: 213 485 0494/ 0495/ 0496

Cell: 213 7925811


JENNA: ID#A103535 Needs OUT!

JENNA: ID#A103535

Jenna is a 5 yr. old spayed black and white Labrador Retriever/ Australian Shep - WHO IS IN DANGER OF BEING PUT DOWN VERY SOON!!

Her only problem with her previous family was that she did not get along with a small dog who visited the family occasionally. At the shelter and at a mobile adoption she spent time with small dogs and did well. She seems to be frightened of larger dogs and will growl at them. Jenna comes with two FREE training sessions from one of the best dog trainers in Southern California.

Life has not been kind to Jenna.

First, the cards are stacked against this wonderful, sweet dog. She's black! Black dogs are commonly the last to be adopted and are often overlooked. They are frequently passed up at shelter and end up being euthanized.

Jenna has been at the shelter since April 7, 2010 so clearly her time is almost up. She spent 5 months with her last family. She loved their 2 children and was AMAZING with them. She was very much a family dog. She was loved by that family and was described as an all around great dog who walks well on leash, knows commands of sit, down, shake and roll over. She is also housebroken. She is a sweet dog who is eager to please and is very treat motivated.

This is a one great dog whose life hangs in the balance.

Jenna's wonderful black tail wags all of the time. She is very calm when taken out for walks and is described by the staff as an all around great dog.

Please help this girl find a forever home. Please stop her from becoming yet another black dog euthanized at the shelter - SHE DESERVES SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT.

JENNA: ID#A103535
Shelter: 213 485 0494/ 0495/ 0496
Cell: 213 7925811

Monday, August 9, 2010

Monday's Dog: Darwin A272936 at Pasadena Humane

Darwin (A272936) is one year and seven months old and was found roaming stray in the street by a kind hearted person, who brought him to us. Darwin (A272936) has been here since early July and unfortunately, has not been adopted yet.

He has proven to be a very clever boy and to have a heart of gold. This big lovebug is a staff and volunteer favorite and received top scores in all his behavior tests. This means that he is great with other dogs, loves to be petted and touched, has no problems giving up food or fancy toys. He is across-the-board a fantastic dog!

Darwin (A272936) adores his trips to the park nearby and our volunteers say that he gets really excited to be on the grass in this hot weather! He would dearly love to find a home and would surely be in heaven if he had a yard to play in. If you can help Darwin to find a forever home where he can lounge around in the sunshine and snuggle up with you in front of the TV, please contact us TODAY. He is such a fun dog with lots of youthful energy that he will make someone a terrific companion for walks to the park or long hikes!

Darwin (A272936) weighs approximately 70 pounds and will be neutered and microchipped before he leaves the shelter. If you can help him by rescuing, adopting or networking him, you can contact us for more information at 626-792-7151 ex. 116 for Lorna, ex. 121 for Kevin, ex. 128 for Stephanie and you can email us at rescue@phsspca.org, kevin@phsspca.org or svogita@phsspca.org.

Thank you!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Dog of the WEEK: Clara A1117624, what a face!

Clara, Pit Bull, Female, Young, Large

Clara is a Gorgeous Pittie girl. Very sweet and gentle, but your typical Pitt Bull Terrier who loves people and does everything full throttle! She is STRONG, but very much a people pleaser. She also loves to play fetch and knows some basic commands. She is just an all around amazing dog!

The other great thing about Clara is that she really likes other dogs and seems to be good at getting along with dogs of different sizes and ages as well. She'd probably love to have a playmate who could keep up with her, however, that isn't necessary since she would get on with with most any dog. Recently, she was introduced to one of our older female dogs and she definitely picked up on that the older gal was up to rowdy play so she toned it down a bit and they did great!

Clara is a great dog with a terrific temperament who really needs a loving home where she would be part of the family. She would NOT be happy as a "backyard dog" without social interaction, but what dog would? Plus with her beautiful white coat she shouldn't be out in the sun all the time...

Please come meet with gentle giant and see what I mean! She's at the West LA Animal Shelter right now!