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) 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)
Malcolm was turned into the Hayward Shelter with another small Maltese mix 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 his buddy first, thinking that Malcom, being a puppy, would eventually come around at the shelter, but he remained shy with people, so we pulled him into foster care.
Malcolm is doing well in his foster home, warming up to the humans, seeking attention, wanting to be on a lap. He gets along well with the other dogs, and is slowly feeling comfortable enough to play with some of them.
Malcolm would do well in a quieter household with other small friendly dogs. We are not sure about cats Having younger active children in the house maybe too overwhelming for him, at this time.
For more information about Malcolm you can contact Nobody's Perfekt Dogs directly at 510-459-0396 (cell / text) firstname.lastname@example.org
Boxer / Pit Bull Mix Age: approx. 1-2 years old Female, spayed 40 lbs
Zara was found by employees at the Hayward Smart & Final, running loose in the parking lot. She had scabs all over her body and was pretty stressed out. Our minds went immediately to "bait dog" because of her shy, gentle, submissive nature, but we have no idea what her past was. There are no signs of scars, now, and she does great with other friendly small and large dogs. She avoids, runs away from less friendly dogs. She passed all of her temperaments tests in the shelter with flying colors and was put up for adoption. She was adopted out twice and both times returned within a few days. Both families were in their senior years, and probably ill prepared to give an energetic puppy the guidance she needs.
So Nobody's Perfekt Dogs stepped in and evaluated her. We found her to be a delightful young dog. Very smart and eager to please. She knows many commands, and is good on a leash. She is also very loving and likes to cuddle with her humans. She can be a little shy / skittish in new environments, but she adapts quickly. Being a puppy, you can get her all riled up in play, but without human encouragement to go crazy, her demeanor is pretty calm. As a bully breed, she loves tug-of-war, but is careful with human hands/fingers and releases on command.
We are looking for a home that can continue her training, exhaust some of her energy with other playful dogs in the house (with a big back yard), and give her the love and attention she craves and deserves. At 40+lbs (we don't anticipate she will get much bigger), she is a great medium size dog, with beautiful brindle coat.
Zara has been diagnosed with kidney disease, which was very unexpected for such a young dog. The condition is stable. She is on an inexpensive medication ($12 per month). With the medication and a special low protein diet, the vet believes that she should live a fairly normal life for another 6+ years).
For more information about Zara, you can contact us at: 510-459-0396 (cell / text) email@example.com
Louie came to us from the Oakland Shelter. He was very skinny, no appetite, had hives, and was pretty lethargic. We took him to our vet right away. The hives were probably due to a reaction to the rabies vaccination that the shelter gave him just before we picked him up. However, the other symptoms were of concern. He was treated for a potential severe intestinal infection (hoping it wasn’t something worse like cancer). After a few weeks of antibiotics and vitamin B treatments, he reached a normal weight, with no additional problems. Recent lab results indicated that he is healthy and ready for a forever home.
Louie loves everyone. He has bonded strongly with his fellow foster brothers: playing, cuddling, grooming, etc. Because of this, we hope to find him a home with other small friendly dogs that he can bond with (or maybe he can be adopted with one of his other foster pals needing a new home).
Louie would do well with kids and an active household. We aren’t sure how he would do with cats.
For more information about Louie you can contact Nobody's Perfekt Dogs directly at 510-459-0396 (cell / text) firstname.lastname@example.org
Chihuahua Mix Age: 8 years old? Male, Neutered 10 lbs
Pancho was turned into the shelter as a stray. He did well on interactions with people, but at times he would make growling sounds. Sometimes it is because other dogs (especially big dogs) are around, and sometimes it seems to be more a groan. Otherwise, he is a really sweet little guy that loves attention from everyone. He isn't too fond on large dogs, but he gets along well with most small, mellow dogs his size. He has done well with kids at the adoption center.
During his vet check, a heart murmur was detected. X-rays and an ultrasound indicated that it isn't bad enough to require treatment at this time, but it should be monitored by a vet on an annual basis. Pancho also had a dental cleaning with one extraction (he was missing 22 teeth already)
For more information about Pancho you can contact Nobody's Perfekt Dogs directly at 510-459-0396 (cell / text) email@example.com
Samantha (Special Needs)
Chihuahua Mix Age: 5-6 years Female, Spayed 10 lbs
Samantha was picked up by Hayward animal control. What kind of monster would dump a special needs dog on the streets is beyond belief. She was wobbly and somewhat disoriented. She started out pretty sociable, but she became less so time went on. She was scheduled for euthanasia. Nobody's Perfekt Dogs pulled her hoping we could find a family to give her a good home as long as her quality of life warranted it.
It was hoped that maybe an ear infection caused her wobbliness (vertigo). She was treated with antibiotics and steroids, but no improvement with her movement. She was examined by a veterinary neurologist who thinks she has either cerebellar ataxia or cerebellar hypoplasia. Ataxia is degenerative, and eventually fatal, while hypoplasia is something she has probably had since being a puppy and will live a normal life span. Because we don't know her history or how long she has been this way, it was difficult to tell what her prognosis would be. We are pleased that she has been with us for over 6 months with no deterioration and maybe some improvement, which is a strong indicator that she doesn't have the fatal version.
Otherwise she is healthy, seeks affection from her foster family, and enjoys the company of the other dogs. She has mastered stairs, for now, but doesn't walk on a leash (but would enjoy a ride in a stroller, while walking other dogs). When taken outside, she pees and poops, and she uses a doggy door. But she also is known to have the occasional accident in the house.
We hope to find her a home with other friendly dogs, and humans that are patient and caring. She would probably be fine with cats.
For more information about Samantha you can contact Nobody's Perfekt Dogs directly at 510-459-0396 (cell / text) firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Mina. I have had other names in the past (probably too many to remember), My microchip registration said I was once called "Jinx." I was one of those dogs that just got passed around to different homes when they got tired of me. I eventually ended up in the Hayward Shelter where none of my prior families would come and claim me. I did my best with the shelter's temperament test, but I just couldn't handle that frickin' rubber hand bothering me when I was trying to eat. That meant my only hope of leaving the shelter alive was if a rescue group would help me. Being a senior tan Chihuahua, there was little chance of that happening.
Then Nobody's Perfekt Dogs came along and saw me for who I am, a sweet little dog who just wants someone to love me and give me a forever home. I was very thin and my blood work showed I was anemic. My foster family was able to get me to start eating and provided iron supplements. Eventually I gained weight. I was already spayed before I came to the shelter, but I had dental surgery because my teeth were in pretty bad shape.
I live with a bunch of annoying little foster brothers, who run, chase, wrestle and play all the time. As long as they leave me out of it, I am fine. Sometimes I have to get a little grouchy with them (a senior woman's prerogative) when their antics invade my personal space. Otherwise I am pretty mellow. I love my lap time and would really like to spend all my time with my humans, if I could.
For more information about Mina, contact 510-459-0396 (cell / text) email@example.com
Parson Russell Terrier Mix Age: Young Female, Spayed 8 lbs
Grace was picked up off the streets of Hayward by animal control. She was terrified in her kennel. In her 3 weeks at the shelter, her demeanor was somewhat inconsistent. At times, she would allow all kinds of handling and seemed sweet, until she felt uncomfortable and scared, then she would scream and snap.
In her foster home, she is very bonded to her foster mom. At our adoption center, where she is with lots of other dogs and frequent visitors, she hasn’t had any issues. Although Grace has come a long way from her shelter behavior, go slow in situations where she is scared or uncomfortable (vet visits, for example)
She does well with other dogs her size. If there are kids in the home, they should be older.
She loves snuggling with people on their laps. She is good on a leash.
Grace has her dew claws, but they are attached, so no surgical invention needed, but her nails need to be regularly trimmed. Otherwise, she is healthy.
For more information about Grace, contact 510-459-0396 (cell / text) firstname.lastname@example.org
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 your 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) email@example.com
Chihuahua Age: approx. 2 years Female, Spayed 6 lbs
Delilah ("Dee") was one of 46 small dogs (mostly Chihuahuas) confiscated by Oakland Animal Control from a "pet shop"/puppy mill. The "older" dogs that were used for breeding had lived their whole lives in deplorable conditions with no positive human interaction other than feeding time. Many of the taken dogs were adopted or transferred to rescue groups. The dogs who were the least socialized (fearful of human contact) remained in the shelter until rescue groups like Nobody's Perfekt Dogs had room to pull them into foster care.
Delilah has made the most progress of the dogs pulled. She is very bonded to her foster mom and will allow petting and handling from strangers. She is still shy, though. She gets along with all of the other small dogs in her foster home. She loves being in the backyard, taking in the sun's warmth (something she never got to do before).
Dee would do well in a quiet, adult home with one or more friendly small dogs.
For more information about Delilah, contact 510-459-0396 (cell / text) firstname.lastname@example.org
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Mix Age: approx. 3 years Male, Neutered 11 lbs
Harrison was picked up on the streets of Hayward huddled under a parked car, terrified. His walk was wobbly and "sideways." Animal control rushed him to the vet thinking maybe he was hit by a car. Further exam and x-rays didn't detect any traumatic injuries. The vet also detected a heart murmur, and the x-rays indicated a slightly misshapen left chamber. It was suspected that his inability to walk normally was a neurological disorder.
At the shelter, he passed all of his temperament testing with flying colors, but due to his significant health issues, the shelter contacted Nobody's Perfekt Dogs to pull him. We took Harrison to our vet to address some skin issues, and we scheduled consultations with a heart specialist and neurologist. Our vet detected an ear infection and prescribed antibiotics. No heart murmur was detected. After a few days on the medications, his neurological symptoms disappeared and he started walking normally. The cardiologist said his heart was healthy and normal. We canceled the neurology appointment.
Harrison is a very sweet, loving, well adjusted dog that gets along with everyone. He can be a little shy at first with strangers, but he is not about to say no to a treat, then he is your best friend. We are not sure about cats, but kids over the age of 10 are okay.
For more information about Harrison, contact 510-459-0396 (cell / text) email@example.com
Harrison at the Adoption Center
Scooter (Special Needs)
Miniature Pinscher Age: approx. 5 years Male, Neutered 13 lbs
Scooter was found on the streets of Oakland by a good Samaritan, who tried to find his owner. After 2 days with no luck, they brought him to the Oakland shelter. Scooter had no use of his hind legs and there were large sores on his legs from dragging them around. X-rays at the shelter didn't show any obvious trauma. For humane purposes the shelter vet recommended euthanasia unless a rescue could immediately be found. They called Nobody's Perfekt Dogs and we scrambled to find an appropriate foster home.
After consultations with a neurologist and the vet. the consensus is that he probably has degenerative disk disease ("slipped disk") from a while ago and his back-end muscles had atrophied. During his short stay in the shelter, the volunteers were successful in getting him to begin using his back legs. His foster family is working with a physical therapist to try and build up his muscle mass. He has made a lot of progress, but still has more work to go. It is unclear where he might eventually be with walking. The shelter worked out a deal to have a custom cart made for him. He doesn't need it all the time, but it gives him a rest from the physical therapy workouts.
Otherwise, he is a very healthy and the sweetest dog. Given what he has been though, his attitude is superb. He gets along with other dogs and cats in his foster home. He needs a home with no stairs, as there is always a risk that he could re-injure his back.
For more information about Scooter, contact 510-459-0396 (cell / text) firstname.lastname@example.org
Scooter with his new cart
(This is a courtesy listing for Power of Chi Chihuahua Rescue Group)
Oh my, you’re looking at me!! I sure hope that you have another dog at home because I love having doggy friends around. I’m pretty laid back, sort of go with the flow type girl – throwback hippie, flower in my hair and all that. My name is Dakota – appropriate, right?? I’m a girl that takes a little time to figure you out but then once I do, I’m yours for life. I love cuddling, walking with my friends and I can be a total couch potato when you want to relax and watch TV. I’d prefer a home without baby humans doing unpredictable things. At a whopping 12 lbs., I’m a pint sized girl with a big heart. Love you!