Anyone in L.A. in the market for an amazing dog? →
I volunteered recently at a mobile pet adoption event for L.A. Animal Services, and there's one dog
that I cannot stop thinking about. I would have adopted him myself, in fact, except that he was pretty aggressive with all but the most docile, tiny dogs, and so I didn't think he'd be a good match for our little Zippy.
He's at the East Valley shelter in Van Nuys. He was a stray, and has been there for more than 2 months... putting him in imminent danger of being put down. He's listed as a chihuahua mix, but I strongly suspect he's part terrier. He weighs about 20 lbs., is already neutered, and is between 1.5 and 2 years old. He is incredibly bright, eager, athletic, and sweet (including with children) -- he was very good at learning some basic commands, and has the amusing propensity to dance on his hind legs while waving his front paws around for surprising amounts of time. After a particularly fun round of playing in the leaves in the park, he crawled up on my lap and gave my ear a little kiss.
I seriously, seriously cannot bear the idea of him being put to sleep -- I am positive he would make a wonderful pet for the right home. I'm emailing and calling everyone I can (we went to Thanksgiving at a friend's house last night, and I made a plea over the dinner table for him!), so now I'm reaching out to Mecha to see if there's anyone local who is interested, or might know someone who is. (And if money's tight, I'll even pay the adoption fee myself -- that's how badly I want this little guy to find a home.)