Bear & Chicklet

Hooray! This dog has been adopted!

  • Adoption Status: Adopted
  • Breed: Lhasa Apso Mix
  • Age: 5 yrs and 7 yrs
  • Sex: Pair (two males)
  • Weight: 16 lbs and 22 lbs
  • All LHH dogs have been spayed or neutered, updated on shots, microchipped, groomed, deflea'd, dewormed; and come with a leash, collar and LHH ID tag!


MEET CHICKLET and BEAR….a pair of Lhasa mix boys who came from the West LA shelter (with those names).  Chicklet is a tan/white, (also liver with light gorgeous eyes), 16 lbs, 5 yr old, Lhasa Mix; Bear is a tan, 22 lb, 7 yr old Lhasa Mix.  Their story is one we so often hear — owner became incapacitated and went into a nursing home, leaving them behind.  The shelter gave them to another rescue, where a volunteer accidently dropped Bear on his head…no damage was done, but they didn’t take him back and the shelter called us.  

Chicklet and Bear are something!  They are lovable, active, playful boys who act like puppies! 

Chicklet has long legs unlike a Lhasa but they both have long bodies and Lhasa tails!  Chicklet can be a bit reactive to other dogs on the leash, but we are working with him on this.  They are relatively quiet — except when they encounter other rowdy dogs!  Chicklet will whine when he wants attention, but he is very loving when he takes a minute to settle down.   He is attention starved, and very accepting of a belly rub or scratching above his tail!  His coat is very soft and cuddly.

Bear is a little more laid back than his bro (not siblings) but he still has a lot of zoomy in him!  The more confident of the two, he especially loves to play with toys, is very kissy and affectionate.  He is a little bigger and could use losing a few pounds, so we are working on this!  Nevertheless, he keeps up with Chicklet on a leash and acts like he doesn’t have a care in the world.  Well, he really doesn’t!  They both love their walks!  They would be great hiking candidates and that would help Bear slim down quickly!!

Ideally, the boys need an active home with a yard so that they can run around and play…kids (over 10 yrs) would be wonderful and welcomed.  They are so active, they could knock younger kids down!  If you don’t have a yard, then take them to the park often and that would make them very happy!  No idea why anyone would give up these boys as they are fun and happy.  Even seem potty trained (but no guarantees).  They are the sweetest, happy-go-lucky pups and would love just playing and sleeping the day away!  That is what dogs do!!  If you are looking for a pair, these active boys would be great with kids.  Do they sound like they could fit in your home?

Hooray! This dog has been adopted!

Adoption Events

We do not have a public viewing facility; however, we hold bi-monthly adoption events in Santa Monica. Please check our calendar for changes and cancellations due to holidays or weather.

2nd and 4th Sunday of each month, 11am – 2:30pm

2116 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405 [Map]

Metered street parking.

Please bring pictures or video of your home/yard if we have not yet done a home visit (preferred).

And…don’t forget to bring your dog(s), if you have any. They make the final decision!