Pet Spotlight: Good Things Come In Small Packages

by Helen Hartel

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Kylie, A4817085

Good things come in small packages, especially when it pertains to pets! If you’re searching for a new dog to add to your furry family, consider adopting a small dog. The Agoura Shelter has an overabundance of them right now, each with a unique personality. Here are a few examples:

Kylie, A4817085, is a four-year-old female Miniature Pincher who came into the shelter with her BFFs Loki, A4817078, a five-year-old male Miniature Pincher/Greyhound mix, and Ivy, A4817083, a seven-year-old female Miniature Pincher. They spent their entire lives playing and living together as a family until one day they were brought to the shelter because the family had too many dogs.

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Loki, A4817078

Here are some things you should know about Kylie:

  • She is a three-legged dynamo who doesn’t let anything stop her from having a good time.
  • She gets around great on her three legs and there’s nothing to worry about.
  • She gets along well with other small dogs.

Not interested in a Min Pin, what about a Miniature Poodle like six-year-old Melo, A4826590? He was given up because his family was moving.

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Melo, A4826590

Here are some things you should know about Melo:

  • He was an indoor dog.
  • He is good on leash.
  • He is uninterested in children.
  • He gets along with other dogs.

There are Chihuahuas at the shelter, too; twelve presently in residence, although not all are available. However, cute
Tiffany, A4828394, is a good representative of the breed.

Here are some things you should know about her.

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    Tiffany, A4828394

    She was given up because her landlord wouldn’t allow dogs.

  • She is good with small children.
  • She is house-trained.
  • She walks well on leash.
  • She gets along with dogs.

If you prefer a dog with longer hair, a Lhasa Apso is a good choice. Take Chirufo, A4834838, for instance. He has been neutered, is up to date on all his shots and is microchipped. He is housetrained and is good on leash. He would best be suited to an adult-only home.

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Chirufo, A4834838

Still not sold on adopting a small dog? Think about these factors

  • They require less space
  • They are more economical
  • They require shorter exercise sessions.
  • They are easier to travel with.
  • They can’t counter surf.
  • They are easier to clean up after.
  • They are easier to handle.
  • They usually have a longer lifespan than larger dogs.
  • They make awesome lap dogs.

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


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