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Adopt-a-Pet: Alex, a real top dog

September 29, 2008 | 10:25 am

Alex

A favorite of the staff at L.A. County's Downey shelter, Alex (ID# A3880431) was turned in by his owners when they decided he'd become too big.  But Alex is a German Shepherd mix, so he certainly can't help his impressive stature. 

AlexIf you look closely, his collar reads "Top Dog," and everyone who's met him echoes that sentiment. Alex is 3 years old and weighs 65 pounds; shelter staff say he's incredibly sweet and friendly. 

Bonus: he's already neutered. 

More information on Alex is available at the shelter's website or by calling (562) 940-6898.  (Or you can always visit him and his canine cohorts in person -- the Downey shelter is at 11258 S. Garfield Avenue.)

--Lindsay Barnett

Photos: Patricia Learned, L.A. County Department of Animal Care and Control

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