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Pet of the Week
Ready to Go Home!
This handsome ginger colored guy came to us as a very unsure stray. Life on the street is very hard on a dog! He was quite frightened when he first arrived at the shelter and took a few days to warm up. After he felt safe and knew we were all here to help him he sought out our attention and has gotten sweeter and more enthusiastic by the day.
Redd is incredibly loyal once he is comfortable with his surrounding, but will need patient introductions to new people and dogs to further his confidence and build a solid foundation. Any resident dogs and children under 12-years-old will need to come to the shelter for a meet and greet to make sure Redd will be a good match for your family.
He has the most beautiful engaging eyes that will make you want to swoop him up and make him a part of your family.
He has been out exploring Santa Cruz with volunteer canine chaperons through a program here at the Shelter called SPOTT (Shelter Pups On The Town). One volunteer told us that Redd rode nicely in her car, took a walk down the beach, and offered plenty of kisses in gratitude for his outing. While they were out, coincidence brought another Shelter dog (who is currently in foster care down the same walkway). Redd and Billy seems to recognize each other and a couple of cute pictures were taken of them together. Want to see the cuteness? Check out the Shelter’s Facebook page for that snapshot and others of Redd, as well as video shorts of him in action! www.facebook.com/scanimalshelter
Redd is a Super Sized small dog mix! At 16 pounds he would be the perfect running/hiking partner but is also a great size to snuggle in bed with. He is a vibrant, athletic, outgoing, bright, and responsive boy.
Redd himself has gone into Foster Care now himself. But just because he is in a temporary home doesn’t mean that he isn’t still looking to have a real home of his own. There are sixteen wonderful dogs in Foster Care for the Shelter right now. If you think one of them might be the right someone for you, come on down and fill out an application for a meet and greet today!
If you are interested in adopting or in becoming a volunteer or a foster home or are looking for a lost pet, visit the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter! We are so grateful for donations, which help support and sustain the important programs and services we provide. Donations are tax-deductible (Tax ID# 90-0039494).
The Santa Cruz shelter at 2200 Seventh Avenue is open noon to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon to 5:00 on Saturday and Sunday and closed on Mondays. The Watsonville shelter at 580 Airport Blvd. is open 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, closed noon to 1 p.m. for lunch. Call 454 7303, ext. 0, for more information.