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
Chihuahua Mix Age: Approx 7 years old Male, Neutered 6.5 lbs
Adoption Fee: Donation only (includes spay/neuter, microchip, vaccinations)
Gabriel was turned into the Hayward shelter as a stray. Even though he was wearing a sweater vest, no one came to claim him. Due to his age and potential costly dental issues, Nobody's Perfekt Dogs had him on the wait list to pull into foster care. Something at the shelter happened between him and staff member, and they decided to euthanize him, then the staff remembered we had an interest. We pulled him immediately, knowing he was a sweet little dog.
During his pre-surgical vet check, a slight heart murmur was detected, long-term medication treatment maybe needed, down the road.
Gabriel is very playful and loving. He has lots of energy and loves his toys. He seems comfortable with everyone (including kids). He gets along well with the other small dog in his foster home.
For more information about Gabriel, you can contact the foster dad directly 510-459-0396 (cell / text) firstname.lastname@example.org
Winston & Baxter
Wire-Haired Terrier Mixes Age: 5 months / 1 year Male / Neutered 8 lbs each
Winston and Baxter were found together on the streets of Hayward. The shelter separated them into different kennels. They were very frightened and would not allow handling by the shelter staff or vet.
After 10 days, Nobody's Perfekt Dogs took them from the shelter and reunited them in the same foster home. They immediately started acting like the friendly, playful puppies that they are. Winston, the older one, took a little longer than Baxter, the puppy, to adjust to his new surroundings. However, within a couple of hours they were playing with the other dogs and each other, as well as wanting affection from the foster family.
Neither of them are too happy about being crated, but out of the crate, they are pretty well behaved for as young as they are. Baxter was tenacious in his effort to escape from the pen that was supposed to contain them. At 7.5 lbs, it was amazing how much rearranging of the pen and crate he was able to accomplish.
Both dogs get along well with everyone (other dogs and people). They should be okay with older children and cats.
For more information about Winston and Baxter, you can contact the foster dad directly 510-459-0396 (cell / text) email@example.com
Chihuahua Mix Age: Approx 4 years old Male, Neutered 6.5 lbs
Harley was turned into the Hayward shelter as a stray. He is a sweet, playful, happy-go-lucky dog who loves his toys . . . sometimes a little too much. He doesn't like to share his toys with other dogs. He will let people whom he knows take the toy or play with him, but we recommend caution with kids.
Harley gets along well with other dogs (except for that toy thing). He is reactive to windshield wipers (so careful when driving in the rain, while he is in the car). He is not too fond of being crated - he wants to be snuggling on a lap.
For more information about Harley, you can contact the foster dad directly 510-459-0396 (cell / text) firstname.lastname@example.org
Chihuahua / Shiba Inu Mix Age: Approx 1 year old Male, Neutered 10 lbs
Kyle was turned into the Hayward shelter as a stray. He spent most of his time howling and screaming in his kennel. A number of large dogs across the aisle seemed to set him off. He wasn't consistently comfortable being handled by shelter staff, so either a rescue group had to pull him or he would be euthanized.
Kyle is doing well in his current foster home. He is a very affectionate, energetic, playful young dog. He is always up for a wrestling match or run-and-chase game with the other young dogs in the home. He gets along with dogs of all sizes. At night he loves to snuggle under the covers with his foster parents.
Due to some interesting markings on his face and his distinctive "vocalizations", we believe that he may be mixed with Shiba Inu. He can be a little too talkative when excited and opinionated when being corrected. At first the foster family used a bark collar, but as he matures, he is beginning to settle down - distraction seems to work better than correction for the barking.
He would do great in a home with one or two other small dogs.
For more information about Kyle, you can contact 510-459-0396 (cell / text) email@example.com
Sara was adopted from the Hayward Animal Shelter 13 years ago as a young dog. She was recently abandoned outside a vet's office near the shelter. Attempts to reach the family that originally adopted her were unsuccessful.
She arrived blind and in pain from severe cataracts, corneal scars and eye disease. She also had some rotten teeth. Nobody's Perfekt Dogs paid for her the removal of both eyes and a complete dental (only 6 teeth needed to be removed). She had a rough recovery (allergic reaction to a vaccine, very strong pain meds), but is starting to adjust to a life without her painful eyes and teeth. She is also deaf. Her appetite is good and she pees and poops when you take her outside.
In spite of her medical condition, she is still a sweet little gal that allows handling, appreciates a lap and a gentle touch. She would do well with another small older dog that will keep her company. She probably wouldn't even know if she lived with cats. We recommend a home with no stairs, no kids, someone that can give her lots of attention for however she has left.
Nobody's Perfekt Dogs will continue to financially support any future medical needs.
For more information about Sara, please contact us at 510-459-0396 (cell / text) firstname.lastname@example.org
Pippa was brought to the Hayward Shelter as a stray. She was microchipped, but no registered owner. The shelter was unsuccessful in tracking down who implanted the chip.
Pippa had some minor issues at the shelter, due to the stress that shelter-life can impose on dogs. Because of her age and a couple of medical issues, Nobody's Perfekt Dogs decided to pull her into foster care. Pippa has been a model foster dog once she left the shelter. She has a lot of playful energy - loves to chase and retrieve balls. She bonds quickly with people, and gets along well with other dogs. She can be a little mouthy when she is excited (some training in that area is recommended), but she doesn't intend any harm.
Her teeth were in pretty good shape for a small dog of her age. She has a slight heart murmur (grade 2), but the vet doesn't recommend treatment - just monitoring on an annual basis.
For more information about Pippa, please contact us at 510-459-0396 (cell / text) email@example.com
Bonsai was found as a stray in Oakland, near the Oracle Arena / Oakland Coliseum, by Oakland Animal Control. (Bonsai is so small, who dumps a dog that little? . . . heartless). He was a little inconsistent with his behavior at the Oakland Animal Shelter, and ended up nipping one of the staff. He was pulled into foster care by one of the volunteers, who then reached out to Nobody's Perfekt Dogs.
We took him in and have been evaluating his behavior. He loves attention, likes to snuggle, gets along with other dogs very well. Doesn't seem to mind interacting with kids. However, he needs a little work on being handled (picked up, having a harness put on him, bathing, etc.). He should be fine with someone he trusts, who isn't afraid of him. He is very treat motivated, so combining treats with handling will definitely be the key to changing that behavior.
Given his off-and-on adversity to being handled, we are looking for an experienced dog owner, in a home with no kids - other small, calmer, older dogs and cats should be okay and recommended.
For more information about Bonsai, you can contact 510-459-0396 (cell / text) firstname.lastname@example.org