Adopt-a-Pet: Brandy the Maltipoo [Updated]
People have been known to pay princely sums for so-called "designer dogs" at pet stores and over the Internet, so think of little Brandy (ID #A3693890) as the bargain of the century. Brandy, a female Maltipoo, is available for adoption at the L.A. County animal control department's Carson shelter. But of course, the important thing about adopting a dog like Brandy isn't saving money -- it's saving the life of a needy pet!
Breed: Maltese/poodle mix
Age: About 4 years; Weight: 12 pounds
About Brandy: A special favorite of shelter volunteers, she is described as extremely sweet and friendly, full of puppylike fun and joie de vivre.
"Brandy loves, loves, loves everyone she meets, and the feeling is mutual," says volunteer Evelyn Conley. "She wins them over right away!" Brandy is kenneled with other dogs at the Carson shelter and "they think she is fantastic as well," Conley continues. "She gets along with all of them wonderfully!"
For more information: Meet Brandy in person at the Carson shelter, located inexplicably at 216 W. Victoria St. in Gardena, or call the shelter at (310) 523-9566 with her ID number to learn more.
[Update 2/3: Brandy has been adopted; congratulations to her and her new family!]
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