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) 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
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) email@example.com
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 in Physical Therapy
(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!
Hattie 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.
Hattie has made a lot of progress over the last few months in foster care. She is still shy in new places and with strangers, but she can be handled, does less hiding and seeks attention. Having never been on a leash her entire life, she initially panicked and flailed. She now walks with confidence. She gets along with all of the other small dogs in her foster home. One her best friends is Delilah ("Dee"), another dog from the puppy mill that is also looking for a home. She loves being in the backyard, taking in the sun's warmth (something she never got to do before).
Hattie would do well in a quiet, adult home with one or more friendly small dogs and humans with a lot of love and patience.
For more information about Hattie, contact 510-459-0396 (cell / text) email@example.com
Hattie (on the left) with Delilah ("Dee")
Both Hattie and Dee came from the puppy mill / hoarder / pet store situation. They are both looking for forever homes and need to go with other dogs. Or they could be adopted together.
Hattie on a Leash
She used to panic and flail, looking for the nearest hiding spot. Now she is walking confidently on a leash.
Ernie (Special Needs)
Lhasa Apso Age: approx. 3 years Male, Neutered 18 lbs
Ernie was found on the streets of Hayward by a good Samaritan who took him to the emergency vet out of concern for Ernie's eyes. His coat was dirty and matted. The vet then called Hayward Animal Control to take the dog to the shelter. The shelter's vet diagnosed Ernie with bilateral cataracts and severe glaucoma in one of his eyes. The glaucoma was probably very painful, so the decision was made to remove that eye altogether, sparing the other eye with a cataract for now. Ernie is fairly young, so the cataracts and secondary glaucoma either developed when he was very young or he was born with them.
Unfortunately (probably due to his blindness), Ernie wasn't able to pass the shelter's temperament test for food bowl and high value item guarding. His only chance out of the shelter was through a rescue group like Nobody's Perfekt Dogs, who are okay with pulling food bowl test failure dogs.
Ernie is doing really well in his foster home. His blindness doesn't prevent him from enjoying life, playing with the other dogs in the home, and giving some love to his foster family. He still sees some shadows out of his remaining eye. We may look into cataract surgery on that eye to avoid glaucoma developing at a later date.
We would like to find him a home with another dog(s) and experienced adopters. He can maneuver stairs pretty good. However, probably best for him to be in home without children.
For more information about Ernie, contact 510-459-0396 (cell / text) firstname.lastname@example.org
Ernie in his new foster home.
Chihuahua / Min Pin Mix Age: Approx 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 was adopted out twice, each for a few months. The first family returned him because they were unable to work with or tolerate his marking in the house. We recommended "wrap" training for young male dogs who have a propensity to mark, but they weren't interested in doing any more work with him. The second time he was returned because the family got too busy for him. He didn't have any issues with house training (he was the only dog).
He is very playful, friendly and energetic. He loves to play with other dogs and they love to play with him. He does well with kids.
For more information about Kermit, you can contact us directly 510-459-0396 (cell / text) email@example.com
I was turned into the Hayward Shelter as a stray. I was friendly, outgoing and playful, but every once in a while I would do my "trick." People found that upsetting, and it eventually got me labeled as "unadoptable." Nobody's Perfekt Dogs took me in to see if there was a solution for my "trick."
They think I was probably mercilessly teased in my former home. It caused me great stress, and I coped by doing my trick. People probably thought my trick was cute, so they teased me more so that I would do it. My trick is that when I am stressed, I chase my tail - not in a playful way, but in an aggressive way. I don't catch it or bite it. I don't do it for very long, but I have been known to do it multiple times, back-to-back. I am on medication to help with stressful times, but I do the best with no other dogs around and in a quiet home.
When I am not doing my trick (which is most of the time), I love playing with toys, especially fetching a small ball. I could do that for hours. I like getting attention, being on a lap, getting treats. I am good on a leash and I use pee pads it I don't have access to go outside. I like all kinds of people and I don't bark much.
For more information about Bert you can contact Nobody's Perfekt Dogs directly at 510-459-0396 (cell / text) firstname.lastname@example.org
Chihuahua Mix Age: approx. 1-2 years Female, Spayed 11 lbs
I was dumped at the Hayward shelter very pregnant, due to have the puppies any day. I had a partner that was dumped with me. He was pulled by a rescue group, leaving me behind, still pregnant. It is the shelter's policy to abort puppies of stray dogs regardless of how far along the pregnancy is. So in a few short days, I lost my partner and my puppies. I became very depressed and shutdown. Nobody's Perfekt Dogs pulled me into foster care, where after a few days, I started to regain my "hope."
I enjoy the company of my other foster sisters, and I am very attached to my foster mom. I am pretty good at meeting new people. However, I have a tendency to want to guard my humans from strangers. If that is an undesirable behavior, I will need an experienced adopter that knows how to effectively correct me from doing that. If you want me to take down an intruder in the backyard - let me at them.
I would do well in home with another small dog(s).
For more information about Hope, contact 510-459-0396 (cell / text) email@example.com
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. 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) firstname.lastname@example.org
Atom was found on the streets of Fremont as a stray and turned into the Fremont / TriCity Shelter. He was microchipped, but the registration information was out of date. He was already neutered, but his teeth were very much in need of dental surgery, which Nobody's Perfekt Dogs had done after we pulled him into foster care.
Atom (whose shelter name was Larry and his microchip registration name was Harley) is a sweet little guy who gets along with everyone - adults, kids and other dogs his size. Other than poor teeth, he is otherwise healthy. Joint supplements added to his food have made a big difference in his mobility and energy. He would do well in most settings.
For more information about Atom you can contact Nobody's Perfekt Dogs directly at 510-459-0396 (cell / text) email@example.com
Ramone was turned into the Fremont Shelter as a stray from Newark. He is a very sweet guy, who gets along with everyone - people, kids, other dogs. We has a couple of remaining teeth somewhere in the back of his mouth. He is hard of hearing and has some diminished vision due to "chronic dry eye syndrome" (keratitis sicca) in one of his eyes which requires daily drops or ointment for the remainder of his life. Otherwise he is healthy.
He loves to go on walks and does well in the car. He doesn't like to be confined in a crate, and has a little of an "it's all about me" type attitude. If he feels he is being ignored, he will do some complaining.
Ramone would do well in a home where he has other doggy companions to keep him company, he can get plenty of exercise, and he can get lots of doggy love from his humans.
For more information about Ramone, you can contact 510-459-0396 (cell / text) firstname.lastname@example.org