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Monday, November 22, 2010

TARA - A1133736 Needs a loving home this time!

TARA - A1133736

I am a 2 1/2 yr. old unaltered female brown and white Staffordshire Bull Terrier. I was found as a stray on July 20, 2010 so the West Los Angeles Animal Shelter has been my home for much too long.

I have to be honest with you. I am a very high energy dog so I will need a very special person to be my forever friend. One of the volunteers at the shelter who really likes me fills a can with rocks and if I get too excited and pull too hard on my walks, she rattles the can and I shape up just like that. I really do want to please but I am a happy dog and sometimes I get a little too enthusiastic. If I have a chance to exercise and run around for awhile I become very easy to get along with and have actually been described as "well behaved". Can you imagine that?

I know that if I had a chance to be with someone who really loved me and who was willing to work with me and train me I could be the best dog in the world. I love to have my belly rubbed and my rear end scratched but then what dog doesn't like that. I am used to doing my own thing because I never really had anyone who cared about me and worked with me. I know that if that special person came into my life and loved me like I would love them we could do all kinds of amazing things together. I just need a chance to prove that.

written by Mirja Bishop (LAAS Volunteer)

Samantha Westbrook
New Hope Coordinator
West Los Angeles Animal Care Center
11361 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90064
Shelter: 213 485 0494/ 0495/ 0496
Cell: 213 7925811

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Peewee A1123829 has made it this far, don't let him down now!

A1123829 - Pewee, 7 year old, neutered, Chiweenie (Chihuahua/ Dachshund)

Pewee was surrendered to the shelter by his owner because they were moving!! Poor Pewee has been at the shelter since June 14th 2010!!!! Peewee has a deformed nose which may have played a role in his not finding a home by now. :(

All this little man wants for the Holidays is a home to call his own! His demands are minimal... Just a comfy bed, good food and some love. He doesnt require a four legged friend to be... happy so although he does get along with other dogs, he would be quite happy being the only one getting attention.

As you can see from the pictures, Pewee is very tolerant of getting dressed up and posing for his Holiday pics. There is one thing however that Pewee is not so tolerant of... He hates to be picked up!

Please help Pewee find a home for the Holidays!!!

Samantha Westbrook
New Hope Coordinator
West Los Angeles Animal Care Center
11361 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90064
Shelter: 213 485 0494/ 0495/ 0496
Cell: 213 7925811

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bertam A1167529 at South LA Shelter is a one-of-a-kind guy

Bertam (A1167529, 6 years old, already neutered) is a one-of-a-kind guy. Everyone who seems him just has to grin. At 70 pounds, feet a bit deformed so that he appears to be standing in an exaggerated ballet position, Bertram is most unusual. This goofy guy has been in ISO as he has some entropion of the eyes and initial concern about his feet. But, he gets around very well -- and will pull you around the block several times if you let him.

It seems that Bertram is quite probably house-trained as he whines to get outside and do his business. We've had him around a couple of other dogs and seems to be OK. Bertram's space at the shelter is valuable and he needs out quickly!!! If you are ready for unparalleled feet and unparalleled fun, call the South L.A. shelter at (213) 485-0117 or -0119 to save him. And kindly let us know that he is blending into your life.

Many thanks, Andrea & Mindy ivegonetothedogs@gmail.com (323) 363-4909

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Simone has a message: black is beautiful! A1138137

Simone has a message: black is beautiful!

by Mirja Bishop (LAAS volunteer)

In shelters across the country black dogs have a difficult time finding forever homes. "Black dog syndrome" where people attach superstitious beliefs onto dogs like Simone results in these dogs frequently being the first ones to be euthanized.

Simone is a great BLACK dog who deserves a good life. She is a 6 yr. old spayed American Staffordshire bull terrier who was found as a stray on August 1, 2010 and now calls the West Los Angeles Animal Shelter her home. Simone was at the Best Friends Super Adoption event

The volunteers who have worked with Simone have nothing but good things to say about her. She is described as being very attentive. She responds well to voice commands. She likes her treats and knows "sit and come". She walks well on leash and loves to play fetch. She is the happiest in the play yard where she can run and be free for a few brief moments. She has met both large and small dogs and has been fine with them. She was recently shown to two different families with children and did very well with both an 8 yr. old and a 10 yr. old child.

A "very great dog" was the comment made by one of the volunteers. Simone would fit into just about any kind of family situation. She is a sweet, friendly, loving dog who happens to be black. Finding a "forever home" before her time at the shelter runs out is her fervent wish and one that everyone who knows Simone hopes comes true.

West LA City Shelter 310-207-3266 Tues-Sat 8-5, Sun 11-5
11361 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064
Contact: Samantha Westbrook, NEW HOPE COORDI NATOR
213-485-0494 / CELL 213-792-5811 aninewhopewla@lacity.org.

Monday, November 8, 2010

A couple of couples...still remain from the Best Friends Super Adoption

Love will keep us together...

Hobie: A1126483

Buddy: A1126488

We come two to a package. We were found as strays wandering the streets of Los Angeles on June 24, 2010. The West Los Angeles Animal Shelter is now our home but we long to have a home of our own where we could play together and snuggle up at night and keep each other warm. Our names are Buddy and Hobbie.

Buddy is a 3 year old neutered Staffordshire bull terrier. He is very strong and easily excited but he is a sweet dog and is great with his friend Hobie. He is good on leash. He absolutely loves to play with his water dish. His hope is that he and his best friend can be together forever in a new home.

Hobie is a 6 yr. old spayed beagle mix. She is very sweet and loving. She is easy to walk and knows commands like sit. She is treat motivated but somewhat distracted by her environment. She is longing for a home away from the shelter where she and her best friend can run free again.

These two best friends can be adopted separately but it is their hope that someone would see the bond that exists between the two of them and consider adopting both of them.

These guys did great at the Best Friends adoption event but unfortunately found no takers.

Milou: A0356423

Tundra: A0532746

Sweet and lovable, these girls, possibly sisters were turned in to the shelter because their family was moving. So sad. These are the sweetest dogs and although they are technically "seniors" they have plenty of life to live. Full of love, both dogs love people of all kinds, young & old. They are fine around other dogs. They were terrific at Best Friends Super Adoption Event and got a lot of attention but they still came back to the shelter.

Tundra and Milo (the correct spelling of the names) should live with someone or a family who wants to spend time with them. A yard would be great but it doesn't have to be large. Tundra is thought to have some pain in her hind quarters, but she is lively and happy. She came in VERY matted so we had to shave down her coat. She's still gorgeous though! :)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Coco, the Sassy Rottie A0721226: Meet her at Best Friends This weekend!!!

I'm koo koo for Coco! ID #A0721226
(story by Mirja Bishop)

I love life!! I am a happy female Rottweiler around 5 yrs. of age who is drop dead gorgeous to look at if I do say so myself. I have been at the West Los Angeles Animal Shelter since July 13, 2010 which is much too long for a cutie like me. I wag my beautiful tail all the time so that people will notice me and see how precious I am.

I have a favorite person at the shelter who spends a lot of time with me. She really loves me and has taught me so much. She introduced me to some other dogs both male and female, big and small and Hey I did just fine thank you very much!!! I even got to go into the cat room and the first time I wasn't too sure about them so I barked but my person told me "No" and I listened to her. The next time I just ignored them. They're only cats after all!!!

I never really learned how to play which makes me sad but I know that I can learn. My lady friend hops around and makes funny noises which I think is so cute. She is so happy when I jump around a little. I know that someday I will have a yard and a special person and then I will play with the best of them. I do have good manners and know sit, lay down and I will even shakes paws with you. I am also housebroken which is something that I am very proud of.

Please don't get all kissy with me right away. Let me sort of check you our first because I need to learn how to trust again and I know that I will if given a chance.

I want my own mommy and daddy so very much. I want a soft, warm bed and a loving pat on the back. I want a special person to love me and give me a "forever home". Please get me out of the cage that I live in now. I am so afraid that one day soon may be my last day. I don't want to die! I want a "forever home". Please help me! Please! I will give you my paw if you do and I will love you forever!!

Come meet Coco at Best Friends Super Adoption event at La Brea Tar Pits on Sunday, Nov.7th!

West LA City Shelter 310-207-3266 Tues-Sat 8-5, Sun 11-5

11361 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

Contact: Samantha Westbrook, NEW HOPE COORDINATOR

213-485-0494 / CELL 213-792-5811 aninewhopewla@lacity.org.