Monday, October 16, 2006
When I was visiting the North Central shelter on Saturday, one of the animal technicians asked me how many dogs I was going to take home because I was stopping at every cage to say hello. Such nice dogs. Surfing the adoption pages isn't the same as seeing them in person, obviously, and the pictures don't capture what the dogs are really like: how they wag right away when you approach them or have to be cajoled out to smell your hand; how some of them want to play and jump up and down while others are a bit more shy but happy with a good scratch; how clean and spiffy they look after they've had a bath; how their ears perk up when you say their names; how they gaze so hopefully at a friendly face.
It's hard to judge a dog by one photo. Take a trip to your local shelter and experience the love, firsthand.
UP FOR ADOPTION AT L.A. COUNTY SHELTERS (not the same as L.A. Animal Services):
(Clockwise, from top left)
MALE BOXER, 1 YEAR OLD at LB SHELTER (call any shelter)
Impound number: A3586187
Dog adoption page: 27 as of this morning
FEMALE BEAGLE, 2 YEARS OLD at CASTAIC SHELTER (661.257.3191 or 818.367.8065)
Impound number: A1201854
Dog adoption page: ADOPTED!
FEMALE SHEPHERD, 1 YEAR OLD at DOWNEY SHELTER (562.940.6898)
Impound number: A3588144
Dog adoption page: 33 as of this morning
MALE BORDER COLLIE, 1 YEAR OLD at LANCASTER SHELTER (661.940.4191)
Impound number: A3588219
Dog adoption page: 34 as of this morning
FEMALE SHEPHERD, 6 MONTHS OLD at LANCASTER SHELTER (661.940.4191)
Impound number: A3582737
Dog adoption page: 25 as of this morning
MALE LABRADOR RETRIEVER, 1 YEAR OLD at DOWNEY SHELTER (562.940.6898)
Impound number A3584725
Dog adoption page: 23 as of this morning
More information on the Los Angeles County Animal Care & Control website: http://animalcontrol.co.la.ca.us/html/Main1.htm