by Helen Hartel
UPDATE: Mino has been adopted!
Mino is an 11-year-old male Labrador Retriever mix. He’s had a home his entire life until the day his owners dropped him off at the shelter because they were moving. Even though the shelter is no place for a sweet dog like this, don’t feel sorry for him. He was an outside dog and arrived with a thick coat of fur that we surmise had never been brushed and with a case of flea dermatitis.
He’s been taken to a private veterinarian for a senior health exam and treatment for the dermatitis, so he no longer has fleas. It was also discovered that he has some hip arthritis and back spondylosis, but that is not uncommon for an older dog. His issues can be controlled with inexpensive pain medication and he already appears to be feeling better.
Here are some things you should know about Mino:
- He is a wonderful, lovely “older” guy.
- He is good with kids.
- He seems to get along with other dogs and cats, too!
- He is an undemanding dog that would fit right in with an individual or family that wants the companionship of a dog, but a dog that doesn’t require energetic exercise.
There are advantages when adopting an older dog. He has the right amount of energy for a person that doesn’t enjoy vigorous play and he enjoys taking a good nap. During this time of year, we are hopeful that Mino will get his forever family who will take him into their home, keeping him as an inside dog near them. Can you envision him curled up in front of a fireplace while you enjoy the spirit of the holiday season?
If you believe in second chances and giving the gift of love to an older dog, he can be packed and ready to go to his new home in no time.
To adopt Mino, request A4896186. 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.