By Helen Hartel
Baby Girl, a female Doberman Pincher mix will be celebrating her first birthday on September 12. The best gift she could receive is a home and family to call her very own. Her original owners had a few too many dogs, and the landlord made the family relinquish them. Initially, they were all brought to the shelter and shortly adopted to different families. Baby Girl’s new adopters returned her to the shelter, saying that she kept escaping.
The unfortunate truth about young dogs that are always kept outdoors with little attention, training or exercise is that they try to escape. Baby Girl is a puppy that needs a family that will make her part of their lives, keep her with them inside and give her exercise, playtime and lots of attention. In return, she should become a responsive dog and learn just about anything she is taught.
Here are some things you should know about Baby Girl:
- She gets along with other dogs after being properly introduced.
- She was non-responsive to cats when brought into the shelter’s main cat room.
- She is good in the car.
- She walks well on leash.
- She is a bit shy at first, taking a few moments to warm up to people.
- She is a puppy so she will need some training, including completion of house-training and being taught other indoors manners.
- She loves to play with toys.
- She loves the water and jumping into the pool.
If you can spend the time to make her an integrated part of your family, ask to meet her today. You’ll even get to choose a new name for her. To adopt Baby Girl, request A4729382.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 http://animalcare.lacounty.gov