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Adopt-a-Pet: Tails the poodle mix

November 11, 2009 |  2:34 pm

TailsTails (ID# A1072914 ), a male poodle mix, found himself at the South Los Angeles animal shelter "horribly matted and filthy on the outside -- so shy yet so sweet underneath," according to shelter volunteer Andrea Braver.  (He got his name because, in addition to his unkempt condition upon entering the shelter, he also had a large, raw wound on his tail.  He's currently on medication for the spot, but it will need continued treatment to ensure it heals properly.)

About Tails: He's around 2 years old and, thanks to the shelter's staff, is freshly groomed, trimmed and bathed (so he looks a sight better than he did at the start of his shelter stay).  Braver describes him as "a snuggler and a sweetheart" who loves nothing more than the comfort of sitting in a friendly human's lap.  And his favorite volunteer isn't his only fan -- shelter staff are so smitten with this little guy that they called him out in a special tweet Tuesday.  Unfortunately for Tails, the South L.A. shelter is one of the most crowded in Southern California, so he needs a new home (and a lap of his own) stat!

For more information: Meet Tails in person at the South L.A. shelter, 3612 11th Ave., or call (888) 4LAPET1 with his ID number to learn more. 

UPDATE: Tails has been adopted; congratulations, Tails!

-- Lindsay Barnett

Photo: Mindy Schneider

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