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Pretty Penelope – Penelope is a 1-year-old Shih Tzu poodle. She is very sweet and weighs eight pounds.

Penelope is a 1-year-old Shih Tzu poodle. She is very sweet and weighs eight pounds. It’s hard to imagine how a friendly, kind puppy like this could end up on death row, but she’s now available for adoption and eager for her new lease on life. To find out more about Penelope and how to adopt her, visit www.shelterhopepetshop.org or call 805-379-3538.

Take a Look at This Week’s Featured Animals from the West LA Shelter

Every week, the Courier presents pets from the West Los Angeles Animal Shelter that are available for adoption or fostering. You can visit them at 11361 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064, or take a look at all the animals available at the shelters on their website, www.laanimalservices.com.

Happy Harper – Harper is a 7-year-old Cockapoo. He weighs 12 pounds and is a very happy pup who is ready for his next chapter in life

Harper is a 7-year-old Cockapoo. He weighs 12 pounds and is a very happy pup who is ready for his next chapter in life, in search of his forever home. To learn more about Harper and how to adopt, call 805-379-3538 or visit www.shelterhopepetshop.org.

Six-Pound Stray Pup Needs Urgent Foster/Adopt

This little stray dog was rescued from a highway outside a car dealership in Vernon.

PICK THIS TULIP

PICK THIS TULIP — Tulip is a 5-year old, three-pound long haired Chi Yorkie mix. She is very sweet and loves going places and being around people. For more information on how to adopt Tulip, visit www.shelterhopepetshop.org or call 805-379-3538.

Check Out This Week’s Featured Pets From the West LA Animal Shelter

The West Los Angeles Animal Shelter, located at 11361 W. Pico Blvd, LA, Ca, 90064, has hundreds of loveable dogs and cats awaiting foster care or adoption. Each week, the Courier introduces a few great animals that are waiting for their furrever homes.

Sweet Scooter – Scooter is an adorable 12-week-old beagle mix puppy who was found on a beach in Puerto Rico

Scooter is an adorable 12-week-old beagle mix puppy who was found on a beach in Puerto Rico. He’s 6 pounds, very loving and ready for his new life in California. To learn more about Scooter and other adoptable pets looking for their forever homes, contact Shelter Hope Pet Shop. Visit www.shelterhopepetshop.org or call 805-379-3538.

European Canines Replaced Ancient New World’s Breeds

Native dogs across North America all but disappeared as a result of Europeans arriving in the Western Hemisphere some 500 years ago, a study published Thursday found.

Beverly Hills News – Pet Care Foundation Donations Set to Clear Cats from LA City Shelters

Last week, the Paula Kent Meehan Pet Care Foundation awarded $237,000 to three organizations that spay, neuter, adopt, foster and nurse neonatal kittens in the first-ever grant funding for rescue organizations. The funds are expected to save 1,000 kittens that would otherwise perish during "kitten season," an annual surge in the number of neonatal kittens in the shelter, possibly making LA City a "no-kill" city.

Shelters Fill Up With Pets Fearful of Fireworks on July 4th

Tuesday, July 3, is the last day that LA animal shelters offer free adoptions in an effort to clear space for the expected influx of pets who run away, fearful of fireworks. Sadly, the Fourth of July is the busiest time of the year. Pets who come into the shelter do not share the benefits of the nation's independence, and their fate is uncertain.

Animals Don’t Mix With Fireworks – Keep Your Pets Safe this Fourth

Bracing for an onslaught of terrified, runaway pets that fill animal shelters after every Fourth of July, city and county officials begged pet owners Tuesday to keep their animals inside and as far away as possible from fireworks.

Little Jojo – Jojo is a 1-year-old Lhasapoo mix who was surrendered by his owner

Jojo is a 1-year-old Lhasapoo mix who was surrendered by his owner. He weighs 15 pounds and is a sweet dog who is in search of his forever home. To learn more about Jojo and how to adopt, visit www.shelterhopepetshop.org or call 805-379-3538.

Take a Look at This Week’s Featured Pets!

Every week Los Angeles Animal Services take in hundreds of animals who deserve to be re-homed where they can start new lives as cherished family members. The Courier tries to bring some of these sweet pets to your attention every week with profiles such as these. We hope you will consider adopting a pet, fostering a pet, contributing to the shelters or volunteering to help these pets make the transition to their new homes, and to bring down the rate of needless killing. Please consider adopting first and always spay and neuter.

Hello Ollie – Ollie’s owner moved away and left him behind and he is now looking for his forever home

Ollie is a long-haired Doxie mix. He is 3-years-old and weighs 12 pounds. Ollie’s owner moved away and left him behind and he is now looking for his forever home. To learn more about Ollie and to find information on how to adopt him, contact Shelter Hope Pet Shop. Visit www.shelterhopepetshop.org or call 805-379-3538

Take a Look at This Week’s Featured Pets!

This week's fabulous pets need your help; please consider adoption, fostering or volunteering to help homeless pets when you think of adding to your family! 

So Much to Love – Chubbs the Cat Gets New Home

Chubbs has a new home. The 29-pound cat that became an internet sensation when photos of the portly feline were posted online by the Pasadena Humane Society was adopted Wednesday by a Monrovia family.
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