Adopt-a-Pet: Dexter the Chihuahua mix
Breed: Chihuahua mix
Age: About 1 year
Weight: 7 pounds
About Dexter: As a large adoption event came to an end, this little guy was about to be loaded back into a van to return to a crowded municipal animal shelter. Fortunately, Forte Animal Rescue didn't let that happen.
"Dexter's right front leg never fully developed, so he has a little limp, but he doesn't know any difference and has the most positive attitude a dog can have; he's a 'glass half full' kind of boy," Forte founder Marie Ataki says. "His orthopedic veterinarian said Dexter is perfectly fine with his little handicap and he is a healthy, sweet little dog!" He's described as charming and affectionate.
For more information: Learn more about Dexter and other adoptable dogs and cats at Forte Animal Rescue's website, via e-mail at adoption@FARescue.org or by calling (310) 362-0321.
Shelter staff, volunteers and 501(c)(3) pet rescue charities in Southern California: Got an adoptable pet you think we should feature here? E-mail us a short bio and photo or video embed code. We'll showcase as many pets as we can, but please note that we may not be able to post all submissions.
-- Lindsay Barnett