Pet Spotlight: A Tale of Two Tails

by Helen Hartel


To adopt Bugzy and Taz, request A4695993 and A4695992.

Perhaps you recall reading about Bugzy and Taz, two Otterhound brothers that were in search of a home. The good news was that they were adopted. The bad news is that the person who adopted them failed to mention that her large yard was not fenced. The owner said that letting the dogs out for potty breaks while leashed became inconvenient and, although they are house trained, they were forced to relieve themselves inside when they were not permitted out in time. So now, these two brothers are back at the shelter and there’s been little interest in them from the public.

Here is the earlier history on these two mellow brothers. They are both nine-year-old male terrier mixes, born in November 2005. They didn’t have a mama who could feed them, so their original owners had to bottle-feed them. They grew up together, had a great home for almost all of their lives, but then their owners lost their home and had no choice but to bring them to the shelter.

Bugzy4695993Here are some things you should know about them:

  • They are calm and affectionate.
  • They have some basic training skills such as “sit” on command.
  • They are vey gentle when taking treats.
  • They are housebroken.
  • They walk well on leash.
  • They have not been socialized with other dogs or cats.
  • They have not been around children.

Worried about adopting older dogs? Don’t! Just like a puppy or younger dog, they make loving companions. They are calmer and less energetic than the younger ones, and they require less training. Since they have been at the shelter, they were taken to a private vet for their senior wellness check-up. Taz had a benign lump removed, but other than that, all their other blood work was normal. So they are good to go!

Taz4695993If you have a nice size fenced yard, a huge heart and are willing to take in two of the most unique pups you’ll ever see, ask to meet them today. You won’t be disappointed.

To adopt Bugzy and Taz, request A4695993 and A4695992.The Agoura Shelter is at 29525 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Occasionally pets have already been adopted. To check availability, call 818-991-0071 or visit 

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