Lupita (a.k.a. "Cheetos") was turned into the Fremont shelter, with another similar dog. She came in with a possible old broken jaw injury, that healed on its own (she can still eat and drink fine). The shelter spayed her, removed some skin growths, extracted a few teeth and cleaned the remaining teeth (she has about 4 left). Her tongue hangs out the side of her mouth. She also has mild cataracts, but they don't seem to impair her vision. They did blood work, and everything checks out fine. She has no problems with her knees. For an older gal, she is pretty healthy.
Lupita is outgoing and friendly with people. She follows her foster humans around the house, and enjoys a chance to sit on an available lap. She doesn't mind other dogs of any size or cats.
She probably needs a quiet home with no young children to live out her final years.
For more information about Lupita you can contact the foster dad directly 510-459-0396 (cell / text) firstname.lastname@example.org
Smooth Collie Shepherd Mix Age: Approx 3-4 years old Female, Spayed 60 lbs
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 / Min Pin Mix Age: Approx 1 year old Male, Neutered 7 lbs
Kermit was 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 is doing well in his foster home, acting more like a young, playful. friendly Chihuahua should. He gets along with his other foster siblings, and enjoys hanging out on an empty lap, whenever he can.
He would do great in a home with one or two other small dogs.
For more information about Kermit, you can contact the foster dad directly 510-459-0396 (cell / text) email@example.com
Franklin was found on the streets of Hayward. He was wearing a shirt, neutered and seemed well taken care of, but no microchip. The shelter held him for the required number of days, but no one came forward to claim him. Due to his breed and age, a rescue group specializing in senior dogs, scooped him up. Unfortunately, Franklin got a little grouchy with with some of the strangers handling him, and the rescue organization quickly returned him to the shelter. The shelter then temperament tested him to see if they could adopt him out. Franklin failed the food bowl, biting the rubber hand that we teasing him while he ate. He was added to the shelter's euthanasia list.
Nobody's Perfekt Dogs went to bat for Franklin, pleading and begging with the shelter management to let us pull him. After sorting through some legal stuff, we were able to take him into foster care.
Franklin is doing very well. He has bonded with his foster family and gets along well with all the other dogs in the home. He loves to cuddle and follows the family around the house. We recommend that until he knows you (give it a couple of hours) go slow with picking him. He did very well at the groomers.
The foster dad retested Franklin with food bowl. He is fine being petted or just having someone around as he is eating. He just isn't happy with someone trying to take his food away while he is eating it. He has responded positively to training in this area, but our recommendation is that unless you are competent in this type of training, just let Franklin eat his food in peace, and don't let other dogs share his food bowl while he is eating.
We recommend a home with no small children.
For more information about Franklin, you can contact his 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 foster home, acting more like a young, playful. friendly Chihuahua should. He gets along with his other foster sibling, and enjoys hanging out on an empty lap, whenever he can. He is shy and unsure around people he doesn't know, so he will need more socialization with strangers . . . but then again, he is a Chihuahua.
Due to some interesting markings on his face and his distinctive "vocalizations", we believe that he may be mixed with Shiba Inu.
He would do great in a home with one or two other small dogs.
For more information about Kyle, you can contact the foster dad directly 510-459-0396 (cell / text) email@example.com
Italian Greyhound / Chihuahua Age: 1-2 years Female, Spayed 7 lbs
Brittany was left tied up in front of the shelter after they closed. She was found by staff the next morning when they showed up for work. She was very scared and unwilling to trust the people that were trying to help her. Because she couldn't be handled by the staff for vet checks or temperament testing, she was deemed unadoptable, and the shelter contacted us.
Like nearly all the dogs we pull in Brittany's situation, as soon as we took her out of the shelter, she became a totally different dog, seeking attention, bonding quickly with humans that she encounters. Although she is a little shy at first, she has done very well at the adoption events. She gets along with the other dogs in her foster home, and has a playful personality when she settles in. She likes cuddling with the other dogs and the humans in the household.
Since "brindle" is a rare coloring in Chihuahuas, we believe that she might be part Italian Greyhound.
For more information about Brittany, please contact us at 510-459-0396 (cell / text) firstname.lastname@example.org