Henry, Dec. 1st Pet of the Week

Orange cats are special, and Henry is extra-special. Henry is a 12-year-old big boy, and he’s as loving and cuddly as he is large. He’s battling chronic kidney failure and is in need of an immediate foster, rescue or adopter. Can you guarantee our Henry a happy holiday? He’ll reward you with head butts to rival any of Santa’s reindeer. Shelter hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 7700 E. Spring St. at the entrance to El Dorado Park (no parking fee for shelter visitors). You can email PetAdopt@longbeach.gov to speed the process for adopting or fostering Henry. Ask for ID#A677850).

(This rescue encouraged by the usual suspects.)

Star, Nov. 24th Pet of the Week

Meet our Star, both in name and character! Star is a 4-year-old German shepherd girl who is smarter than a whip and shines brighter than Sirius! She’s a dog star herself! Star learns commands quickly and loves to play—ball especially—and take walks. She’s eager to explore on her walks, so if you want a Star to shine in your home, make sure you can handle such a big, energetic girl! You can speed the process to adopt or foster Star and any of our other pets by emailing PetAdopt@longbeach.gov or petfoster@longbeach.gov. You can also call (562) 570-4925. Even better, stop by during our new open walk-in hours every Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Our shelter is located at 7700 E. Spring St. Ask for ID#A669618 to meet Star. We’re at capacity, and everyone needs homes!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Bagheera, Nov. 17th Pet of the Week

Like his “Jungle Book” namesake, Bagheera is a sleek, black panther who will be at your side as a loyal companion. But he’s not a fierce fellow—Bagheera is a snuggle bug who’ll reach his long arms out in pleasure as you cuddle him and make silly noises in his pointed ears. Bagheera’s just a year old, so he has plenty of years as your best friend! Shelter hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 7700 E. Spring St. at the entrance to El Dorado Park (no parking fee for shelter visitors). You can email PetAdopt@longbeach.gov to speed the process for adopting or fostering Bagheera. Ask for ID#A686896).

(This rescue encouraged by the usual suspects.)

Caesar, Nov. 10th Pet of the Week

At the age of 9, Caesar is a few years past his salad days, but he has a lot of courses left in his life, and he’d love you to enjoy them with him! Caesar is a small poodle with leg issues—it’s difficult for him to walk, and he’ll need special attention. But he’s so sweet and agreeable—he even enjoys baths! Do you have what it takes to walk the talk about rescue so he can walk the walk as well as he can? You can speed the process to adopt or foster Caesar and any of our other pets by emailing PetAdopt@longbeach.gov or petfoster@longbeach.gov. You can also call (562) 570-4925. Even better, stop by during our new open walk-in hours every Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Our shelter is located at 7700 E. Spring St. Ask for ID#A687756 to meet Caesar.

Kiki, Nov. 4th Pet of the Week

“Hmmmmmm,” Kiki’s thinking. “I could easily stand for this 24 hours a day, except my volunteers are here only for a few hours at a time, and there are all these other cats who hog the attention! I need full-time staff!” Kiki, manifesting full tortitude, wants a forever home, like, yesterday! She’s a beautiful year-old tortie and will share many years as a lap cat and a playmate. Come meet her and experience her in-person adorability! Shelter hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 7700 E. Spring St. at the entrance to El Dorado Park (no parking fee for shelter visitors). You can email PetAdopt@longbeach.gov to speed the process for adopting or fostering Kiki. Ask for ID#A679034).

(This rescue was encouraged by the usual suspects.)

Atlas, Oct. 27th Pet of the Week

Halloween greetings from Atlas! Atlas wants to let you know that he’s more than just a houn’ dog. He came as a stray to the shelter in January, and does not want to be in a situation where he has to say “It’s now or never.” He’s 2 years old, has a tail that’s all shook up, and just wants to be your teddy bear with all that affection he has. He zooms around the play yard like the King himself. Please, can you love him tender? Adoption fees for big dogs are waived until Oct. 31, and you can speed the process to adopt or foster Atlas and any of our other pets by emailing PetAdopt@longbeach.gov or petfoster@longbeach.gov. You can also call (562) 570-4925. Even better, stop by during our new open walk-in hours every Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Our shelter is located at 7700 E. Spring St. Ask for ID##A669744 to meet Atlas.

Favorite, Oct. 20th Pet of the Week

October is Love Large month at Long Beach Animal Care Services! Big dogs take up a lot of space at shelters, and it’s not because of their size—it’s that there are so many of them! Poor Favorite has been in the shelter for three months. He was surrendered by his owner because of what our pet behaviorist calls “teacher’s pet syndrome”—becoming defensive whenever another dog in the home tried to interact with his owners. Well, he’s a shelter favorite now, and he can be yours. He enjoys interactions and play groups with other dogs and he loves the volunteers, but he really needs out because he becomes stressed when he has to return to the kennel. Please give him a chance to live up to his name. Adoption fees for big dogs are waived until Oct. 31, and you can speed the process to adopt or foster Barbara and any of our other pets by emailing PetAdopt@longbeach.gov or petfoster@longbeach.gov. You can also call (562) 570-4925. Even better, stop by during our new open walk-in hours every Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Our shelter is located at 7700 E. Spring St. Ask for ID#679113 to meet Favorite.

Barbara, Oct. 13th Pet of the Week

October is Love Large month at Long Beach Animal Care Services! Big dogs take up a lot of space at shelters, and it’s not because of their size—it’s that there are so many of them! Big dogs are as cuddly as any dog, and that describes Barbara, a 4-year-old boxer-type girl. She’s as friendly as that smile of hers suggests! Shelter volunteers say that she’s a great dog and wonderful with people. Adoption fees for big dogs are waived until Oct. 31, and you can speed the process to adopt or foster Barbara and any of our other pets by emailing PetAdopt@longbeach.gov or petfoster@longbeach.gov. You can also call (562) 570-4925. Even better, stop by during our new open walk-in hours every Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Our shelter is located at 7700 E. Spring St. Ask for ID#A684311 to meet Barbara.