By Helen Hartel
Although the photo of Muffin may not portray him as the most glamorous of Cocker Spaniels, he will be much better looking once his hair grows out.
Muffin is a 9-year-old male that was lost over a year ago. He was recently found near the Thousand Oaks Library and turned in as a stray. No one knows what happened to him in that intervening time. The life habits of his former family have since changed and although they wanted to, they could no longer welcome him back into their home.
For most of his years, Muffin lived the good life, but being brought to the shelter was a good thing. During his tenure as a stray, it appears he spent his time outdoors and when he finally arrived at the shelter, he was so matted he could barely walk. To make matters worse, he was covered in fleas. It was so bad he had to be completely shaved to ensure his health and wellbeing. He is feeling comfortable now and will soon be the good looking dog he was meant to be.
- He is a very sweet boy.
- He enjoys riding in the car.
- He is very good in a crate and that will help him relearn his indoor manners. The shelter will lend crates for training purposes.
The shelter staff evaluated Muffin’s health, and upon examination his condition was deemed so serious, he was taken to see a private vet. He has a cataract in his left eye (his right one is fine) that may affect his depth perception a bit. His joints are good and no arthritis was found. Through it all, he was reported to be a happy boy with his tail always wagging.
He is thriving by having so many people fussing and caring about him after his year as a stray. What Muffin now needs is a family that will care for him, brush him and make him one of their own. With the right adoption, his future should be brighter than his past.
To adopt Muffin, request A3568806.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.