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
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.
Gloria was diagnosed with "luxating patellas" (knees that pop out of joint - a pretty common condition in small dogs). Her condition was graded at a level 4. Even though there were no visible signs that it was that bad, we went ahead and had them repaired. Gloria also had dental cleaning with some extractions. She is as good as new and ready for a forever home.
We recommend a quieter home with no kids or older kids. She gets along with other dogs her size, but isn't very much into playing. She lives with a cat in her foster home and there have been no problems.
For more information about Gloria, contact 510-459-0396 (cell / text) firstname.lastname@example.org
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) email@example.com
Oscar and his buddy, Felix
They are a bonded pair and need to be adopted together.
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) firstname.lastname@example.org
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) email@example.com
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
Marla (a.k.a. "Winky") was surrendered to the Oakland Animal Shelter by her owners because of housing issues. She was very shy and distrustful of shelter staff. She was fostered for awhile by a shelter volunteer, where she made a lot of progress. The volunteer couldn't continue fostering her and returned her to the shelter. Staff called Nobody's Perfekt Dogs about pulling her.
She seems to bond quickly with her foster family, but is a little shy with new people. She is okay with other dogs, but not totally interacting or playing with them. She can be a little "needy" but overall she is a pleasant, low key, sweet little gal, who deserves a permanent, forever home.
We recommend a quieter, very stable home with no young children. She could get along with other dogs, but might need a little time to get adjusted. She is okay with the cats in her foster home.
For more information about Marla you can contact Nobody's Perfekt Dogs directly at 510-459-0396 (cell / text) email@example.com
Boxer / Pit Bull Mix Age: approx. 1 years old Female, spayed 35 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 35 lbs (we don't anticipate she will get much bigger), she is a great medium size dog, with beautiful brindle coat.
For more information about Zara, you can contact us at: 510-459-0396 (cell / text) firstname.lastname@example.org
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. The vet did blood work and determined that Louie had a Vitamin B deficiency (which is not uncommon for Beagles, and few other breeds). We started him on weekly B12 shots and a folic acid (B9) supplement. His appetite soon returned, he started gaining weight and the lethargy disappeared. He will probably need to continue the vitamin B supplements for the rest of his life - a B 12 shot once a month and daily folic acid vitamin (purchased at any drug store or grocery store) daily with his food. The treatment is very inexpensive and the foster family has been giving Louie the shots at home with no problem.
In addition to his vitamin B issue, the only other Beagle-esque thing about him is he sometimes does is the "anxiety barking" that Beagles are famous for. He is usually on a lap and starts barking at someone coming in the house or leaving. If he isn't corrected right away, the barking can turn into the Beagle stress thing. If that happens, the foster family simply takes him off their lap, and puts him on the floor, then he stops. He also responds well to using a bark collar.
Otherwise, Louie is a very sweet, playful, loving little guy. He likes to be on your lap and cuddle in bed. He gets along well with everyone (humans and dogs - not sure how he would be with cats). Okay for kids.
For more information about Louie you can contact Nobody's Perfekt Dogs directly at 510-459-0396 (cell / text) email@example.com