Petey

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  • Adoption Status: Available
  • Breed: ShihPoo
  • Age: 4-5 yrs
  • Sex: Male
  • Weight: 7.5 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 PETEY….a sweet, but timid, 4-5 yr old, charcoal/white, ShiPoo boy who weighs in at a whopping 7.5 lbs and is looking to join the right family who will help him to feel safe and secure!  We don’t know his back story, but Chula Vista Shelter contacted us and asked if we could take him.  Because of his shyness, he was not showing well in the shelter, so we said “of course.”  He is a bit fearful of new environments and people, so he needs someone who will be gentle.  Once he’s comfortable (may only take a little while), he loves to snuggle up and rest his head and paw on you!  He will never turn down a belly rub and will roll over on his back to solicit your attention!  We have yet to hear Petey bark, even when he hears noises outside, so he won’t make any of your neighbors complain!  Totally non aggressive, doesn’t bite — even when scared!  He just want love and to be loved.

When Petey arrived, he wouldn’t walk on a leash.  He is a smart boy, so he pretty much masters ithis take in 48 hours (well, he’s still mastering!).  He welcomes going outside and seeing the world and is getting better and better everyday.  Like so many dogs, he is fearful of skateboarders and speeding cars, so sometimes needs a little “pick up” to let him know he’s safe.  He’s only 7.5 lbs so he’s easy to scoop up.  He has had accidents in his foster home, but he held it like a camel at our house.  That being said, as long as he is taken out frequently and before bed, he should train easily.  That’s why we never guarantee our kids are potty trained — a bonus is he doesn’t lift his leg!

Petey will thrive in a calm, chaos free household where the family has time to give him a lot of love and attention.  He would love nothing more than to sit with you, cuddle and watch you work!  He would do wonderfully with another calm dog who can show him the ropes and be his companion.  Once comfy, he is a little shadow who will follow you everywhere.   So, if you have a quiet home and a big heart, Petey might just be the perfect match for you!  We love him and you will too!

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!