By Helen Hartel
Bugzy and Taz hold the unfortunate record of being at the shelter longer than any other dog. They arrived in April! The probable reasons are because they are seniors, big dogs, and they need to be adopted together. They are mellow, quiet and loving dogs, so we remain hopeful that the right person is still out there.
Here is their story: They are both nine-year-old male terrier mixes, born in November 2009. They didn’t have a mama who could feed them, so their owners had to bottle-feed them. They grew up together, had a great home most of their lives, but then their owners lost their home and had no choice but to bring them to the shelter.
They were adopted for a couple of weeks but returned because there was no yard and they didn’t get along with the cats in the home. All they require is to have their own forever home, be loved and live indoors with their permanent family.
Here 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 a pair of 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!
If you have a nice sized, fenced yard, a huge heart and are willing to take in two of the most unique pups you’ll ever meet, 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 http://animalcare.lacounty.gov