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
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 was deemed adoptable. However, in the shelter's adoption ward she still struggled with being picked up and eventually was moved to the back. The shelter then contacted Nobody's Perfekt Dogs to foster her. Out of the shelter and within a very short time, she became comfortable with all types of handling. She has been a model foster dogs in her foster home. She loves her foster family, the foster family's dogs and even their cat. Gloria is very playful with her toys. She uses the doggy door and has had no accidents in the house. She is good on a leash.
She would make a wonderful addition to an older, quieter household with maybe another small dog and/or cat.
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)
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 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) 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
Rose & Raven
Papillon Mixes Ages: approx. 2 & 3 years old Females, spayed 6 lbs / 12 lbs
Adoption Fee: $125 for both (includes spay/neuter, microchip, vaccinations)
Rose and Raven were brought to the Hayward Shelter as "strays" with a very small puppy. (And if you believe that they were actually strays, I have a bridge I would like to sell you . . . ) It was assumed the that puppy was Rose's. However, she didn't nurse the puppy and before the shelter could figure that out, it died. Both dogs were very shy and simply huddled in the back of their kennel. Rose would show some interest in people, but then would quickly retreat to comfort Raven. Nobody's Perfekt Dogs wanted to keep them together, knowing Raven wouldn't survive without Rose, so we pulled them into foster care.
When we scheduled them to be spayed it was discovered that both dogs were pregnant (which probably explains why the puppy wasn't nursed). It is also possible that Raven is Rose's daughter. Both dogs have been spayed and are doing pretty well. Rose is much more social, but Raven is making some progress in their foster home. They allow all types of handling, but Raven will tend to find a hiding place to hang out when she is uncomfortable. They both get along with other dogs.
A home with another small, outgoing, friendly, playful dog would help both of them overcome their shyness, and give Rose someone to play with. For the most part, they use the doggy door in their foster home.
For more information about Raven & Rose, you can contact us at: 510-459-0396 (cell / text) email@example.com
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) firstname.lastname@example.org
Phyllis was turned into the Hayward Shelter as a stray. She passed all of her temperament tests and was placed in the adoption ward. She was in the shelter for 2 months waiting for her forever home. Being a Chihuahua, other rescue groups weren't interested. We had hoped she might get adopted during one of the shelter's special events, but it didn't happen. So Nobody's Perfekt Dogs pulled her into foster care.
She has a few "old lady" medical stuff - some lumps and bumps, a heart murmur that comes and goes (no treatment needed at this time). She has hypothyroidism, and will be on thyroid medication the rest of her life (the pills are pretty cheap). During her spay surgery, she had a complete dental cleaning with 5 extracted teeth. She was already missing 30 teeth, so she has about half a dozen left.
Otherwise she is very active, loves attention, and gets along well with other dogs. She would be great for a senior household looking for a companion lap dog.
For more information about Phyllis, contact 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. One is degenerative, and eventually fatal, while the other is something she has probably had since being a puppy and will live a normal life span. Because we don't know her history and how long she has been this way, it is difficult to tell what her prognosis is. In the 2 months we have had her, she hasn't deteriorated.
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
Iris & Ivy
Rat Terrier / Dachshund Mix Age: Young Females, Spayed 13 lbs
Adoption Fee: $125 for both (includes spay/neuter, microchip, vaccinations)
Iris and Ivy were brought to the Hayward Shelter as strays. They were VERY afraid, frozen with fear. They huddled together in the kennel trembling most of their 3-week stay, before we pulled them into foster care.
They quickly (within 1-2 days) warmed up to their foster family, enjoying being on laps and cuddling. They are learning the ropes of house breaking and doing well on a leashes. It is taking a while for them to feel comfortable with the foster family's own dog, who is about their size and had shyness issues when they first got him. Iris and Ivy will growl at the dog if he tries to engage them. We think this will get better over time, but since we are keeping them together, they may not have to adjust to another dog in their forever home. Not sure about cats. Older kids are okay.
For more information about Ivy and Iris, contact 510-459-0396 (cell / text) firstname.lastname@example.org
Parson Russell Terrier Mix Age: Young Feale, 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 displays normal, friendly behaviors with her foster mom, but for vet visits and other types of “unusual” handling by people she doesn’t know, she can revert to her snappiness. At our adoption center, however, where she is with lots of other dogs and frequent visitors, she hasn’t had too many issues. While photographing her for the brochures eventually scared her and she got snappy. Caution is advised around strangers.
She has gotten into a scuffle with the foster family’s large dog, but she wants to bond and play with her senior foster sister, who isn’t really into it. We want Grace’s forever home to be in a quiet household with another small, friendly, playful dog. NO KIDS and we don’t know about cats.
Grace has her dewclaws, 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) email@example.com