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
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
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) email@example.com
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!
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 is the sweetest little mutt you will ever meet! Despite falling on hard times and finding himself locked up in a local shelter, he is now happily hanging out with his foster family and remains confident that he will find his new family soon. Will it be you??
Nicknamed Ray Ray, he loves everyone - big and small dogs and all people! Though he may be considered a senior, and doesn’t see or hear perfectly, he loves to play chase with other energetic dogs. But, you can also find him content to cuddle on the sofa as long as it includes a belly rub.
Ray Ray is ready to shower you will with love and affection and hopes that you will play ball with him soon. Added bonus! He doesn’t shed!!
Ray Ray is about 11 years old and weighs about 8 lbs. (He has dry eyes and will require lifelong eye drops.)
Come meet Ray Ray this weekend at our adoption center or apply online to meet him soon.
For more information about Ramone, you can contact 510-459-0396 (cell / text) firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Chester. I was found on the streets of Fremont as a stray and turned in to the Fremont / TriCity Shelter. Nobody's Perfect Dogs took me in and had me neutered, repaired my cherry eye and had a dental performed. My outlook on life is live and let live.
I have a very pleasant disposition and not much gets to me . . . except Franz, this obnoxious miniature pinscher who is sometimes at the adoption center. Franz knows how to punch my buttons so I sometimes get a little grouchy with him. Otherwise, life is too short to spend it being unhappy.
I get along with all people, dogs my size (except Franz . . . I hate that guy). Even though my foster family has a cat, I'm just not totally sure about cats . . . at least the cat isn't Franz.
My favorite times are when I'm near you and on your lap. I've come a long way from my days as a stray in Fremont. I'm so happy Nobody's Perfekt Dogs took me in and will find me a good forever home. I will make an loving addition to the lucky household who adopts me. Please note: I have some ongoing medical issues that aren't currently recommended for treatment (possible Cushing's Disease).
For more information about Chester you can contact Nobody's Perfekt Dogs directly at 510-459-0396 (cell / text) email@example.com
Chihuahua Age: approx. 5 years Female, Spayed 5 lbs
Mary Jane is typical rescue for us: a very shy, frightened small Chihuahua that was unable to pass the shelter's temperament test. She was in foster care for 5 months with one of the shelter's volunteer staff before they called us to take her and try to find her a forever home. Mary Jane has made some progress in foster care, but she is still pretty shy with strangers and in unfamiliar settings.
In her safe and secure foster home, though, her personality shines through. She can be very playful, running through the house trying engage the other dogs in play. She likes hanging out on a lap. She lives with a couple of cats and knows better than to piss them off, given her small size.
She would do well in a home with other small, playful, outgoing dogs. Given her skittishness, she needs a very stable, quiet household. Kids are probably not a good idea.
For more information about Mary Jane, contact 510-459-0396 (cell / text) firstname.lastname@example.org
Ethel & Lucy
Ethel is a Toy Yorkie (4.6 lbs) and Lucy is a Toy Chihuahua (3.4 lbs). Both dogs are seniors (maybe 12 years?). They were found as strays on the streets of Oakland CA and brought to the Oakland Animal Shelter. Both dogs were microchipped, but phone and email information was out of date, so the shelter sent a letter. After 10 days (the last day of their stray hold, a family came forward to claim them. Both dogs had some significant medical needs. When animal control inquired about prior vet care and getting their current vet needs met, the original owners indicated that vet expenses weren't a priority. So they were asked to voluntarily surrender the dogs or they would be confiscated. They were surrendered and handed over to Nobody's Perfekt Dogs for rescue.
Both dogs are very sweet; they love to be held and cuddled. They have been together for most of their lives and are very bonded. They get along with other dogs, but Ethel is prone to lap guarding with some other dogs.
Neither dog is spayed and we have no plans to get them spayed. Given their ages and tiny size. Nobody's Perfekt Dogs in consultation with our vet, feel anesthesia is too risky. However, Ethel desperately needs dental surgery, so we are having that done. They have some ongoing health issues that will need to be addressed for the remainder of their lives. Lucy has a bum eye, that will require drops for uveitis, and a slight heart murmur not requiring medication at this time. Ethel has a collapsed trachea requiring a prescription cough suppressant (Hydrocodone). She is also prone to respiratory infections.
We need to find them a forever home that can give them lots of love and attention for the rest of their lives. Nobody's Perfekt Dogs is willing to help with veterinary costs.
For more information about Ethel & Lucy, you can contact 510-459-0396 (cell / text) email@example.com
Cindy Lou was given as a "gift" to someone who didn't want her. She was a very young puppy (few weeks old). Rather than try to rehome her, the woman just kept her in a crate 24/7, failing to even clean out the urine and feces. A relative living in the home eventually called animal control to report an abused/neglected puppy. With a threat of fines and confiscation, the woman surrendered Cindy Lou to the Hayward shelter. Her feet were infected and had urine burns from the inch-thick urine and feces in the bottom of her crate. Needless to say, she had no socialization with people and couldn't be handled. Nobody's Perfekt Dogs pulled her into foster care.
She eventually bonded with the other small dogs in her foster home, and learned to trust her foster mom. Understandably, she is still skittish with strangers, but with other dogs around, she has more confidence.
She would do well in a home with other small, playful, outgoing dogs. Given her skittishness, she needs a very stable, quiet household. Kids are probably not a good idea.
For more information about Cindy Lou, contact 510-459-0396 (cell / text) firstname.lastname@example.org
German Shepherd Age: approx. 3 years Female, spayed 75 lbs
Zuzu was surrendered to the shelter by her owner. She was already spayed and microchipped. The owner gave some flimsy excuses that didn't add up, but it is suspected that the owner didn't want to deal with Zuzu's medical issues.
Zuzu has been diagnosed with Addison's disease, which is where the adrenal gland doesn't produce sufficient amounts of hormones her body needs to stay healthy. The treatment is very simple and very effective - hormone replacement. She takes a very low daily dosage of prednisone (tablets), and a monthly shot of cortisone. The tablets are cheap (about $5 a month). However, the monthly shot is not so cheap (about $100 a shot every month). She will probably need regular vet checks every 6 months. The good news is that with proper treatment, she should have a long, healthy, happy life.
The "silver lining" with addisonian dogs is that they tend to be more mellow than usual. That is a great quality to have in a GSD. Zuzu is very well behaved and trained. In her foster home, she lives with a senior cat and two young teenager boys. Everyone gets along. We aren't quite sure how she is with other dogs. In the controlled environment of the shelter, she tested well with the other dogs her size (again her mellow disposition is an asset with other dogs). She will be a great addition to any household.
For more information about Zuzu, you can contact us at: 510-459-0396 (cell / text) email@example.com
Opal and Jade were found on the streets of Oakland with 3 other dogs. In the shelter it was obvious to staff that they were bonded. Both dogs did very well with shelter staff, but they reached out to Nobody's Perfekt Dogs to take them, knowing that we keep bonded pairs together. Although Opal was excellent with the volunteers that worked with her, that ended up not to be the case with people she didn't know (vet technicians, directors of rescue groups, etc.) Settled into her foster home, her foster mom and the mom's roommate had no issues with Opal. She bonded with them right away and from their perspective, Opal is a friendly, loving little dog that allows all kinds of handling. However, she was very aggressive with strangers. We have done a lot of work with Opal to socialize her, and she has made a lot of progress. She can interact with strangers in a well supervised setting with someone who knows how to handle her special needs.
Jade, on the other hand, is very sweet and loves everyone. She allows all kinds of handling by just about anybody. We believe that Jade and Opal are not only very bonded, but they are probably related. Luckily, only one of them got the "mean little Chi" gene.
Because of Opal's past, she will need an experienced adopter who knows how to supervise her around people she doesn't know. We don't anticipate she will have any issues with a new owner, but she does tend to do better with women, than with men. Both dogs do well with other smaller, friendly dogs.
For more information about Opal & Jade, contact 510-459-0396 (cell / text) firstname.lastname@example.org