Adopt-a-Pet: Guinness the German shepherd mix
This gorgeous adoptable dog is Guinness (ID No. A1018021), a mixed breed (shelter staff members think he's part German shepherd and part chow chow) at the West Valley animal shelter in Chatsworth. Guinness is about 7 years old and is already neutered, meaning he can go home immediately with his new adoptive family.
Guinness was transferred to the West Valley shelter from the West L.A. shelter recently, and he'd become quite a favorite of volunteers at the West L.A. shelter before his transfer. They worry now that, at the larger and busier West Valley shelter, his time is very quickly running out.
Guinness is great with people and even knows a few commands, like coming over when he's called and sitting when asked, according to West L.A. volunteer Lola McKnight's Doggie Matchmaker blog. "Save your treats for dogs who will only respond to them; this sweetie should carry a sign saying 'Will work for praise and petting,' " continues the Doggie Matchmaker post about Guinness.
At the West Valley shelter, Guinness is housed with another dog and the two seem to get along well, which makes volunteers think he'd do well in a home with other dogs. But his primary interest, they say, is in people. Meet Guinness in person at the West Valley shelter, located at 20655 Plummer St., or call 888-4LAPET1 with his ID number for more information.
UPDATE: Guinness has been adopted. Congratulations, Guinness!
-- Lindsay Barnett
Photo: Los Angeles Department of Animal Services