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Together they make up a trio of fun personalities. Blueberry likes to lead the pack, Blossom doesn’t mind following along and Petunia prefers her own leash.
Walking the Three Amigas is never boring, they love to sniff and explore Coronado. They aren’t afraid of loud noises or other dogs, they just prefer to sniff an interesting bush.
Blossom has developed an interest in gymnastics; she can walk on two legs while she pees! Besides training to be the next Shaun Johnson, Blossom also loves to have her belly rubbed. Blueberry loves to sit in anyone’s lap, especially if they have a treat for her! Petunia is the most reserved of the three, but with a treat and kind words she’ll become your best friend.
The three Chihuahuas are from the same home and were found separately running around Coronado. They enjoy each other’s company and don’t bark and rough house with each other. Other dogs don’t bother the trio and would do excellent in a home with other pets. A household with older children would best suit each of the furry trio.
Pepper came into the ACF as a stray with Pickle. He appears to have some beagle in him and one of the characteristics of the breed is that barking can be a problem — Pepper is a chatterbox! His new home had to be with someone who would not leave him alone for long periods because Pepper can bark for hours on end.
An employee of our public works department saw Merry, another dog for adoption, on a walk. She filled out an application, but both she and her partner work eight hours a day. When we spoke of our concern — Merry is very active — she said her mother lives two blocks away and has a small dog named Katie and a large fenced-in yard.
We set up a meet and greet with Merry and Katie. Yikes! It did not go well at all. Merry nearly ran Katie into the ground. That was a disappointment. We took a chance that Pepper might do well with Katie. Well, Katie thought Pepper was wonderful as they sniffed and played. The humans liked Pepper, too.
We did two home visits that afternoon, and since they were in Escondido, we took Pepper with us and didn’t bring him back. Pepper lives with two older cats and he already snoozes on the couch with one of them. During the day he goes to Grandma’s for day care and to play with Katie. He will rarely be alone and may even forget how to bark! Pepper hit the jackpot!
Thanks to the staff who nearly had to resort to ear plugs, and the walkers who loved walking Pepper.
Half Pint, the perfect gentleman, was relinquished because his owner could no longer care for him. Within ten days of his arrival, an application was submitted and he was in his new home. This had to be one of our easiest adoptions ever.
Several years ago, when we were in the basement of the police station, a great couple adopted Doc. Everyone who knew Doc just loved him. During the years that this couple had Doc, the husband passed away. Then Doc passed away last month.The lady came into the ACF, saw Half Pint and felt that maybe he could help fill the empty place in her heart and home. It looks like it might be working. The next day Half Pint, now Beau, and his new Mom took a trip to the library to introduce Beau to her friends. He was a hit. He gets lots of walks and gets to sleep in bed with Mom. He seems to have settled in perfectly. As they say, “Who rescued who?”
Half Pint was such an easy dog to care for, to walk, to write about and to photograph. Thanks to all for making his short stay at the ACF a happy one.
Pickle and his buddy Pepper came in as strays. Pickle is a seven month old white bundle of fluff with a perpetual smile. A couple who had come to Coronado for lunch saw the two being walked and really liked Pickle. A persistent dog walker convinced them to bring their nine year old lab, Otis, in for a meet and greet. Otis and Pickle got along well, but the family was concerned that because Pickle has such short little legs, he would not be able to navigate their terraced yard. The persistent dog walker asked them to give Pickle a chance.
We delivered him to the family at the same time we did the home visit. Pickle had no problem with the steep stairs and terraced landscaping. Pickle, now Buster, races up and down the terraces like a mountain goat. In less than 30 seconds he learned to go through the doggie door; he simply followed Otis. When we called them back, the two of them squeezed through the small opening together. We left Buster in his new home, and he never looked back.
Buster’s family loves boating and camping. The lucky dog already has his very own life jacket. He sleeps in his own bed next to Otis by the fireplace. We are so happy for this little guy!
Bam Bam was relinquished to the Coronado Animal Care Facility along with his pal Chelsea when his family relocated. He is a Chihuahua/Pug mix, with perhaps a bit of Miniature Pinscher throw in, Bam Bam weighs just over 12 pounds and is about two years old.With his tooth poking over his lip, he looks like a miniature gangster. However, nothing could be farther from the truth. This little guy is a love and likes to snuggle in your arms. When not in your arms, he can be found practicing his field and track. He can jump straight up nearly five feet! It is a delight to see him spring his way through the yard, so enthusiastic and full of life. He is a sweet boy and would do well in most any home except one with very small children. This little guy is truly a happy go lucky dog who gets along with everybody.
Please come visit Bam Bam soon! The Coronado Animal Care Facility, located at 1395 First Street, next to the Ferry Landing is open every day between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm (except holidays). If you are interested in an adoption, you must first complete a dog adoption application and meet with a PAWS of Coronado Dog Adoption Counselor.