Sheena (a.k.a. Bellissima) was brought to the shelter as a stray. She had significant fur loss in her hind quarters and nasty looking red blotches all over her body. Her toe nails were quite long - clearly she had be neglected. She was VERY TIMID. The shelter treated her skin issues with antibiotics and regular baths with medicated shampoo. Fur has started to grow back, but she will probably always have some hair loss.
She was in the shelter for over 2 and a half months. She just hung out in the back of her kennel, showing no signs of hope or initiative (the saddest eyes). Because she appears so hopeless and miserable the shelter decided that the humane thing to do was to euthanize her. Initially, we sort of concurred, but we through caution to the wind and pulled her into foster care. She must have figured out that she was getting a second chance, because her demeanor changed - she sought out attention, her tail wagged more often, etc.
She is still a little shy, but when she gets comfortable in an environment she wants attention. She is great on a leash and should be a cuddler. No small dogs or cats. Older kids are fine.
For more information about Sheena, you can contact the foster dad directly 510-459-0396 (cell / text) firstname.lastname@example.org
Pitbull Mix Age: approx. 2 years old Female,spayed 55 lbs
Kona was turned into the Hayward Animal Shelter as a stray at the end of April. She was in their adoption ward for 3 months. Like many of the dogs (especially pitbull mixes) that often spend weeks or months in the shelter, she became more increasingly restless (these dogs really need fulltime human companionship to be happy and well-adjusted). The shelter decided it was time to euthanize her. However, shelter volunteers that worked with her regularly, reached out to Nobody's Perfekt Dogs to save her.
For now, we are recommending that she go to a home with no other dogs. While in the shelter, she had "mixed results" when meeting other dogs. Now that she is spayed, we will be re-evaluating her dog meet skills.
On a positive note, she does GREAT with kids. We are not sure how she would be with cats, so probably not an option.
For more information about Kona, you can contact us at: 510-459-0396 (cell / text) email@example.com
Chihuahua Mix Age: approx. 3 years Female, Spayed 8 lbs
My name is "Beba." I was dumped at the shelter by my humans because they had to move. I was scared, angry and disoriented. I wasn't a very good dog at the shelter. Nobody's Perfekt Dogs gave me a chance at a new beginning. In my new foster home, I can be very sweet and I love attention. I am really good on a leash and love walks. I am not used to having other dogs around and I don't like sharing a lap. In my last home, it must have been all about me and I think that is just who I am - I should be an only dog.
Then there's this thing - I am a little complicated. I love physical contact with my human(s), getting lots of tactile attention. You scratch my back and I am in heaven, but I have a weird way of showing pleasure - I sometimes snarl and growl if I get over stimulated with physical interaction - that may confuse my human. And I have a little bit of PTSD when I am deep in sleep. I growl in my sleep and if you unexpectedly wake me from whatever I am dreaming about that causes me to growl, I instinctively might snap at you, but it doesn't mean I hate you - it is just what I do on occasion. Some of this is getting better over time, but it may always be a part of who I am.
I would thrive in a simple, quiet home with 1 or 2 people, no other pets, NO KIDS. Maybe there is someone out there who understands or gets my weirdness. My foster family loves me, because they know when I am not being weird (which is most of the time), I am a sweet little dog. We would recommend a "let a sleeping dog lie" approach with her. We are working on crate training her so that she is comfortable in a crate at night. With her sleeping PTSD, being in bed with her human is probably not the best idea.
For more information about Beba, please contact us at 510-459-0396 (cell / text) firstname.lastname@example.org
Gloria was dropped off in the Hayward Shelter's "night box" as a stray. She was already spayed and microchipped. However, the rescue group that issued the microchip refused to give the shelter the owner's information.
Gloria struggled in the shelter for over a month. not wanting to be handled by shelter staff. Eventually, she made it out of the adoption ward (barely). However, she still struggled with being picked up, and needed to return to the "back." That is when the shelter called Nobody's Perfekt Dogs. She is doing well in her foster home. She allows the foster family and adoption center volunteers to gently pick her up.
She gets along with the other dogs in her foster home. We don't know about cats. If there are children in the home, they should be over the age of 13. She is scheduled for dental surgery mid-September.
For more information about Gloria, contact 510-459-0396 (cell / text) email@example.com
Adoption Fee: $150 for both (includes spay/neuter, microchip, vaccinations)
Franz was dumped at the Hayward shelter first, then a week later, 2 other similar dogs were dumped (Hanz and "Tugboat"). Franz struggled, too scared / skittish. Astute shelter staff noticed the similarities between all 3 dogs and decided to try them out in a single kennel. It was very obvious that they came from the same home, as they loved being together. Franz continued to struggle while Hanz and Tugboat made it to the adoption area. Tugboat was adopted, and then Hanz started to struggle without him. It became apparent that Hanz and Franz needed to be together, if they were going to make it out of the shelter. Nobody's Perfekt Dogs pulled them into the same foster home.
Both dogs are very happy and playful. They adore each other. When one dog is struggling, the other shows concern. They follow their foster family around with tails wagging. They play very well together. Hanz is more socialized. He likes being on a lap getting affection, while Franz is still skittish, but is getting better. Franz has the canine version of a "cleft lip." His nostrils aren't actually connected to his nasal passages - he does all of his breathing through his mouth. Otherwise both dogs are healthy. The get along well with the other dogs in their foster home, but Hanz can get a little growly when seeming to protect Franz. But both dogs are ready to "pump you up" (older SNL fans will understand).
For more information about Hanz and Franz, you can contact their foster dad directly 510-459-0396 (cell / text)
Dachshund Age: Approx 6 years old Male, Neutered 10 lbs
Oscar was brought to the shelter as a stray. He is very sweet and friendly - extremely social and generally gets along with other dogs, but we recommend feeding him separately and he may do better with a small female dog, than a male dog. Oscar can be little on the needy side and his new family may need to work with separation anxiety.
Oscar had a seizure while in the shelter, but since being in his foster home (for 3 months), there have been no seizures. He had a complete dental with a couple of tooth extractions.
For more information about Oscar, you can contact the rescue directly 510-459-0396 (cell / text) firstname.lastname@example.org
Oscar and his buddy, Felix
They are a bonded pair and need to be adopted together.
Annie was turned into the shelter as a stray. She was very friendly and passed nearly all of her temperament tests, but she wasn't interested enough in food for the shelter to do the food bowl test, a requirement to be deemed "adoptable." So Nobody's Perfekt Dogs pulled her into foster care. Annie is still somewhat of a finicky eater, but her foster mom is finding food she will eat. She also needed dental surgery, which was done when she was neutered.
Annie had a microchip before she came to the shelter that was only discovered by the vet after we pulled her. We learned a lot about her early years, but the microchip wasn't registered to anyone. She was born in 2008 at a puppy mill in Massachusetts, then shipped to a pet store in Garden Grove, CA and then to another pet store in Nevada, where she was presumably bought as a puppy.
She is a sweet, friendly, outgoing dog that gets along with the other dogs (big and small) her in foster home. (Don't know about cats).
For more information about Annie you can contact Nobody's Perfekt Dogs directly at 510-459-0396 (cell / text)
Felix was brought to the shelter as a stray with another dog. Felix already had a microchip that wasn't immediately detected. During a chest x-ray for a slight heart murmur, the vet saw the microchip. It was registered, but the owner never returned the calls from the shelter. So Felix was pulled by Nobody's Perfekt Dogs. Felix is very sweet and friendly - extremely social and gets along with other dogs.
Felix is blind in one eye, but his other eye is fine. He suffered from severe dental disease which disintegrated part of his lower jaw. Even though the vet removed some of his teeth, he still has quite a few left and has no problems eating.
Felix gets along with the foster family's cat and other dog.
For more information about Felix, you can contact the rescue directly 510-459-0396 (cell / text) email@example.com
Felix with his buddy, Oscar
Felix and Oscar are a bonded pair and need to be adopted together.
Chihuahua / Rat Terrier Mix Age: 1 year Female, Spayed 8.5 lbs
Charlotte was picked up by animal control at the Hayward BART station. She had a lot of energy and was very playful, but at the same time she was very skittish with shelter staff - uncomfortable with being handled. They were unable to temperament test her or do a vet check. Shelter staff contacted Nobody's Perfekt Dogs to pull her into foster care.
In her foster home, she loves attention and being on a lap. She is very playful - loves to play fetch with a toy. She is getting more comfortable with being handled - responds well to being on a leash. She gets along with the other dogs in the foster home. She shows signs of separation anxiety, but as long as people don't feed into that by giving her attention when she is needy, that should get better over time.
We recommend a home with other small playful dogs and no young children. Her energy may be a little too much for cats.
For more information about Charlotte you can contact Nobody's Perfekt Dogs directly at 510-459-0396 (cell / text) firstname.lastname@example.org
Chihuahua / Min Pin Mix Age: Approx 1-2 year old Male, Neutered 7 lbs
Kermit was originally turned into the Hayward shelter as a stray. Being a very young dog, you could tell he wanted to love and be loved, but the stress and fear of being a shelter often overwhelmed him. He wasn't consistently comfortable being handled by shelter staff, so either a rescue group had to pull him or he would be euthanized.
Kermit does well in his foster home, acting more like a young, playful, friendly Chihuahua should. He gets along with his other foster siblings, and enjoys hanging out on an empty lap, whenever he can.
Kermit was adopted for a few months by a family, but he was returned because they were unable to work with or tolerate his marking in the house. We recommend "wrap" training for young male dogs who have a propensity to mark.
He would do great in a home with one or two other small dogs.
For more information about Kermit, you can contact us directly 510-459-0396 (cell / text) email@example.com
Pitbull / Whippet? Mix Age: approx. 7 years old Female,spayed 41 lbs
Daisy was a "frequent flyer" at the Hayward Shelter. Her family wasn't very responsible at keeping her off the streets as a stray. Every time you dog ends up in the shelter, the costs to retrieve the dog goes up. After the 4th time, the family opted to not pay the fines and surrendered her to animal control, which is a shame, because she is an excellently behaved dog that has been approved for all ages of children.
She was already spayed and microchipped as a puppy. She gets along with other dogs of all sizes, and is okay with cats. Her foster mom takes her to work, and she has been a model companion. She is good on a leash.
For more information about Daisy, you can contact us at: 510-459-0396 (cell / text) firstname.lastname@example.org
Leopold ("Leo") was turned into the Hayward Shelter with another small Chihuahua/Pug puppy as strays. Both dogs were terrified in the shelter, and were not comfortable being handled by shelter staff. So shelter staff called Nobody's Perfekt Dogs to pull them into foster care. We pulled Leo first, thinking that the puppy would eventually come around at the shelter (he didn't and we pulled him into foster care, too)
Leo blossomed pretty quickly once he was in his new foster home. He has a "bum leg." The vet thinks the leg was broken at one time and was never treated. He still uses the leg. It doesn't prohibit him running around and jumping up and down off furniture. He weighs less than 5 lbs, so the pressure on the leg is minimal. In consultation with vet, we decided not to amputate the leg at this time.
Leo is very friendly and outgoing, but he is still a little unsure of being handled by strangers. Although he did well with the groomers, he is not that thrilled with vet visits. Part of that is just being a small dog, fearful of being handled too roughly.
Leo is great with other small friendly dogs. He can be aggressive with large dogs, and we have had mixed results with children, especially boys (maybe there were some bad experiences in his past with boys).
He needs to be in a home that will treat him gently and shower him with love.
For more information about Leo, please contact us at 510-459-0396 (cell / text) email@example.com