Caesar, May 26th Pet of the Week

Flame-point Siamese-y Caesar is a big boy at 18 pounds. He’s also confident, gentle, sweet and, as you can see, gorgeous beyond belief. Oh—and he’s blind, but he doesn’t seem to notice. In fact, he’s quite comfortable with his situation, at least as far as making the best use of his other senses. His only need is a forever home. Love is blind, especially with Caesar. 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 Caesar. Ask for ID#A673807.

(This rescue encouraged by the usual suspects.)

Marble, May 19th Pet of the Week

Marble is a German shepherd mix, about 3 years old. She’s another victim of a family moving and having to leave the pet behind. It took Marble a minute to feel comfortable with the shelter volunteers, but she’s feeling better and more playful with each day. She acts like Sherlock Bones on her walks, keeping her nose glued to the ground as she gathers clues. Our shelter’s at capacity, especially with big dogs like Marble, and everyone needs to be in a home, whether forever or foster. Please add this pretty Marble to your collection! 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 Marble. Ask for ID#A650883.

(This rescue encouraged by the usual suspects.)

Tank, May 12th Pet of the Week

Tank is just a big, happy boy ready to share a home with people who want a walking partner, a playing partner, a reading companion, a TV couch potato buddy, or any or all of these things. Tank is a striking, metal-gray 4-year-old American pit-bull who’ll be ever so grateful to have a forever home—in fact, he’ll Tank you demonstrably! 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 Tank. Ask for ID# A668969.

(This rescue encouraged by the usual suspects.)

Robby May 5th Pet of the Week

Robby is a delightful little pit bull mix, a senior at 10 years old. He was turned in by his owner and has been with us for a while. He has a gimpy knee but it doesn’t affect his health, and he’s now ready for something he hasn’t thus far experienced: a forever home to spend the rest of his sunny days enjoying. 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 Robby. Ask for ID#A671976.

(This rescue encouraged by the usual suspects.)

Cypress, April 28th Pet of the Week

Cypress’ happy times came to an abrupt, sad end when his person moved into an assisted living facility. Cypress had nowhere to go except our shelter. At only 6 years old, he so needs to spend his life in another loving home. He’s such a delightful, affectionate tuxie fellow—he loves cheek and head rubs. He’ll slip shyly away one moment and return the next, curious to see what he missed! Our volunteers cannot resist him, and they hope you won’t be able to, either! Adoptions are conducted by appointment only except for Saturdays and Sundays, when they open from 11 a.m.–3 p.m., so email PetAdopt@longbeach.gov or visit our shelter at 7700 E. Spring St. to meet or foster Cypress. Ask for ID#A672423.

(This rescue encouraged by the usual suspects.)

Princess, April 21st Pet of the Week!

“Will someone please come save me?” Only princesses in fairy tales are trapped in towers, up against dragons, and kidnapped by evildoers. Our Princess is surrounded by loving volunteers and shelter staff, takes walks and exercise, and has good food and plenty of toys to play with. But she needs immediate rescue, foster or placement. She’s engaging in self-harm and repetitive behavior because she’d overwhelmed and overstimulated by the intense noise and constant confinement at the shelter. Princess is a 5-year-old American pit bull who walks pretty well on a leash and adores affection. She’ll do best in a quiet home as the only pet. If you’re a patient, accepting, dog (and breed)-savvy human who can give Princess time and space to decompress, you’ll be just the champion she needs, whether you come to the shelter on a galloping steed or in a Honda Fit, . Our shelter’s adoptions are conducted through appointment only, so call 562-570-PETS or email animalrescue@longbeach.gov or petfoster@longbeach.gov to meet Princess. Ask for ID#A661674.

(This rescue encouraged by the usual suspects.)

Sebastian, April 14th Pet of the Week!

Sebastian may not be the saint that his name suggests, but he’s pretty dang close. He’s a good dude and very loving. He’ll mirror your mood, so if you’re feeling cozy, he’ll snuggle under the covers with you. If you feel like a romp in the park, he’s got a ball ready to go. Hungry for a snack? He’ll share your Pringles, cookie or kale—well, maybe not the kale. He’ll try it, though! This handsome, agreeable 6-year-old boy just might be your match! The shelter is open Sundays from 11 a.m.–3 p.m; you can also make an appointment to see Sebastian and any of our other pets by emailing PetAdopt@longbeach.gov or calling (562) 570-4925. Our shelter is located at 7700 E. Spring St. Ask for ID#A667968 to meet Sebastian. We’re at capacity, and everyone needs homes!

Royalty, April 7th Pet of the Week!

Royalty came by that crown honestly, hence the name. He’s a stunning young fellow of 2 years old, and we think his middle name should be Happy! He’s playful and energetic and would love an active family to pal around with. Our shelter, unfortunately, has a fair number of young, happy, black dogs right now who would love to be chosen for a home, but Royalty’s a standout. If you have a healthy budget for toys and a loving heart, please consider Royalty. He’ll be the crown jewel of your family! Adoptions are conducted by appointment only except for Sundays, when they’re open from 11 a.m.–3 p.m., so email PetAdopt@longbeach.gov or visit our shelter at 7700 E. Spring St. to meet Royalty. Our shelter’s at capacity, and everyone needs homes! Ask for ID#A657508