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This Week We Share VIP Senior Pets That Need a Furrever Home

This DOG - ID#A1770283

Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 – 2:27 PM

By Victoria Talbot

Today’s adorable shelter pets include everything from Frisky, a 7-month old kitty, to a 12-year old senior poodle without a name, whose fate was to be in a shelter when she should be enjoying a soft cushion in the lap of her beloved human. But things happen, and this girl now needs a home, and she can be found at the West LA Animal Shelter, located at 11361 West Pico Blvd., LA 90064. 

Sometimes, even the best owners have issues that make it impossible to keep their beloved pets. Perhaps they too, are seniors, who need specialized care where animals are not allowed. Sometimes it is financial, personal, occupational… there are a host of reasons why someone would be separated from a senior pet. Unfortunately, sometimes it is because the animal has issues that the owner is not willing to deal with. Seniors pets sometimes have special needs. They are the last to be adopted for many reasons, but they can be the most rewarding! 

Seniors are often “lower energy” than youthful pets, and most often gained some manners along the way in life. Having a senior rescue can be incredibly rewarding, and it is hard to regret any time spent with an animal, even a shorter time. Please if you are considering adoption, consider adopting one of these seniors. Give them back their dignity. Make the rest of their lives loved!

This unnamed dog – ID#A1770283 is an unaltered female, white Poodle – Miniature. She is about 12 years old and weighs about 14 pounds. She has been at the shelter since April 12, and no one has come to get her.

CARAMEL – ID#A1769821 is a very scared-looking unaltered brown Chihuahua. She too, is a senior, and she is about 8 years old. She is only 10 pounds and has been at the shelter since April 11.

SPIRIT – ID#A1769792 is a beautiful neutered male Alaskan Husky. He’s only a year old and weighs about 61 pounds. He came to the shelter today.

MILO – ID#A1765411 is a neutered male, gray and white Domestic Shorthair kitty. He is about 5 years old and he has been at the shelter a few weeks, since Apr 07, 2018. 

ESMERALDA – ID#A1753148 is a beauty! She is a 9-year old spayed female, black Domestic Shorthair and she has been waiting for a home since Jan. 22. Unfortunately, like her senior colleagues, she is one of the least likely to be adopted. Black cats and dogs are also hard to place, and she is both a senior cat – and a black cat. Wouldn’t it be nice if she could find a home where she is truly loved?

FRISKY – ID#A1760922 is a baby boy. He is only 7 months old and weighs only 7 pounds. He has been at the shelter since Mar. 3. He is a neutered brown tabby and orange male. It would be nice if he got out of the shelter soon!

The West LA Animal Shelter has lots of wonderful pets awaiting their furrever homes. Visit their website at and see all the 100s of animals ready for adoption. The shelter has programs for foster families who can take pets until a permanent home is found, as well. And if you are not able to adopt, check out their volunteer opportunities. The shelter has a wish list of goodies that will benefit the animals at the shelter, and you can do a lot just by donating your discarded bedding and towels!

If you wish to inquire about any of our featured animals, please identify them with their ID numbers. Thank you.

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