Pet Spotlight: Take Him Into Your Heart and Home

by Helen Hartel Chester is a seven-year-old Miniature Pincher/Chihuahua mix that is an easy energy, low maintenance dog. Sadly, nothing is known about his past because he was picked up as a stray. It’s hard to imagine how this little guy survived crossing busy streets, fending for himself all alone. Surely, there is a great family that […]

Pet Spotlight: Spend Quality Years With Brewster

by Helen Hartel Brewster is a male, 10-year-old Parson terrier mix. He was transferred to Agoura from Bow Wows, an adoption event, after he remained unadopted. The volunteers felt he would do well here. It’s tough being a small, mixed, senior pup in a county shelter where there are lots of younger, cuter dogs from […]

Pet Spotlight: To Know Rogan is to Love Him

by Helen Hartel This gorgeous chap is a recent return to the Agoura Animal Shelter and remains a volunteer favorite! He has had hard luck, and through a series of events, much has been learned about him. His name is Rogan and he is a six-year-old American Bulldog. His owner turned him in when they […]

Pet Spotlight: With Daisy, Silence is Golden

by Helen Hartel There are lots of Chihuahuas at shelters these days but Daisy offers something special. She is a quiet dog, unlike so many of her breed. Unfortunately, being quiet also means that she is easily overlooked. Here are some things you should know about Daisy: She gets along with other small dogs and […]

Pet Spotlight: Dayo ‘Wan’ Go Home’

by Helen Hartel “Day-o, day-ay-ay-o! Daylight come and he wan’ go home…” Our robust five-year-old Dayo has been at the shelter since late October and is more than ready to go to his new home. He has many attributes but is often overlooked because of breed discrimination. You see, he may be a mix but is […]

Pet Spotlight: She Ain’t Nothin’ But a Hound Dog

by Helen Hartel She “ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog”…howlin’ some of the time…Yep our Lulu lives up to the classic hound characteristics with a melodic hound sound and following her nose! Just 10 years young, this still-lively senior gal loves play yard, sniff time and engaging with her favorite humans. Here are some things […]

Pet Spotlight: Adopt Daisy And Mend a Broken Heart/Adopted!

by Helen Hartel Update: Daisy was adopted by a family with eight children, according to the County of Los Angeles – Agoura Animal Care Center. Great news! Daisy wants nothing more than to have a family of her own to love. Her recent adopter believed they were ready to love again but quickly realized their hearts […]

Pet Spotlight: You Will Adore Azore

by Helen Hartel Azore, a five-year-old female Rottweiler, transferred to Agoura from an overcrowded shelter because it was felt her adoption options were greatly improved in the Conejo Valley. Here are some things you should know about Azore: She is very gentle. She has a mild-mannered quiet personality. She likes slow leisurely walks. She appears […]

Pet Spotlight: This Mango is Sweet, Ripe And Ready For Adoption

by Helen Hartel Mango, a five-year-old female Pit Bull mix, had a nice, loving home until her landlord said the breed was no longer welcome. Unfortunately, misinformation about “pittie” types is rampant among lay people, with or without community laws, excluding dominant breeds. According to the ASPCA there is no evidence that breed-specific laws make […]

Pet Spotlight: Enjoy This Cookie for the Holidays

by Helen Hartel Captivating Cookie is a beautiful eight-year-old Australian mix that was transferred to the Agoura shelter in the hope that she will find a happy home for the holidays. She is a great, medium size with a fun, medium energy. Here are some things you should know about Cookie: She is a beautiful […]