by Helen Hartel
Cali is a four-year-old female Plott Hound/Boxer mix. Sadly, she did not have the easiest start in life. First, she was at a rescue, but there is no documentation about the time she spent there. Then she was adopted by a family but always seemed nervous.
As she grew, she became an indoor/outdoor dog, but if you know anything about the Plott Hound part of her, she needed to be with humans. Over time, she became more anxious. The longer she was left alone, the more destructive she became and was eventually put on Prozac. After a while, the family gave up and brought her to the shelter.
The Cali we know at the shelter is a good dog. She is sweet and fun to be with. She just needs someone who is home most, if not all, the time. If she is left alone for more than a few hours, her anxiety kicks in.
Here are some things you should know about her:
- She is housebroken.
- She is active and would be a perfect running/hiking partner.
- She is good with kids and adults.
- She is good with big dogs and plays well with them.
- She loves playing with toys.
Cali might not have been socialized as a pup, but at the shelter, she has been exposed to many different people, sights, sounds and experiences. The volunteers have been spending quality time with her and have been training her. With their firm and consistent guidance as well as positive reinforcement, she has become a dog that has done well meeting new people.
She is not suited for an inexperienced or timid owner. She has her challenges, as many other breeds do, and it is important to be aware of her limitations as well as the traits that make her an interesting, fun dog. Given enough time with humans, she shows an even disposition, and with a fenced yard and plenty of exercise–plus a strong leader–she should be a welcome being part of the family.
To adopt Cali, request A4814147. 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 animalcare.lacounty.gov.