Adopt-a-Pet: Dorothy the dachshund-terrier mix [Updated]
Breed: Dachshund/terrier mix (perhaps with some Chihuahua thrown in for good measure)
Age: About 2 years; Weight: 9 pounds
About Dorothy: Found in a school parking lot, Dorothy seemed to be someone's pet -- one clue is that she had already been spayed -- but no one came to claim her at the shelter. She is described as friendly but calm and a little bit shy; she's happiest when she's sitting in someone's lap. She has the long body of a dachshund, a terrier's scruffiness and the diminutive stature of a Chihuahua.
"Dorothy sits in her cage and looks at you for love, and she is never jumpy," says Animal Services kennel supervisor Martha Lopez, who loves the little dog's polite demeanor. "Since Dorothy is so tiny and somewhat shy, she likes to feel safe and might do best in a home without small children or lots of loud noises," Lopez adds.
For more information: Meet Dorothy in person at the West L.A. shelter, 11361 W. Pico Blvd. (just west of Sawtelle Blvd.), or call (888) 4LAPET1 with her ID number to learn more.
[Update 1/20/2010: Dorothy has been adopted. Congratulations, Dorothy!]
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-- Lindsay Barnett