Alhambra Source partnered with the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society for a weekly column, "Pet of the Week." Every Thursday, we'll introduce you to a new animal looking for a home. This week's pet is Mr. Marlow, a domestic short hair mix. Read more about Mr. Marlow below!
Breed: Pekingese Mix
Age: 10 years
Weight: 14 pounds
Fur: Fawn colored
Asia is an adorable Pekingese mix, about three years old and weighing 14 pounds. She has a beautiful long fawn-colored coat that looks soft and silky when she is cleaned and brushed.
Asia seems to love people, as well as other dogs she has met at the shelter. She has a happy, friendly personality and usually has a smile on her face when she greets you.
Asia has an eye condition, which is causing her to lose her vision, so she will need to go to a safe and secure home where her family can care for her and give her an environment where she can learn her way around. As with most dogs that have visual problems, she has an excellent sense of smell and hearing.
Asia can go for walks on leash, but she needs some gentle guidance to help her find her way. She can be coaxed with little kissing noises to let her know the direction of her handler.
In spite of her sight limitations, Asia is a very playful dog. She loves soft, squeaky toys and will take them in her mouth and shake them vigorously to entertain herself. A toy that makes some kind of noise will give her more stimulation.
Asia is a sweet, cheerful dog who has a lot of love to give and would be a wonderful companion to the right family or individual who is willing to take on the challenge of her visual condition. If you can see this lovely girl in your life, please come in to meet her.
Her adoption fee is $120 which includes her spay surgery, a microchip, first vaccinations, and a free wellness check-up at a participating veterinarian.
If you are interested in meeting Asia or any of the other available animals at the shelter, visit the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society at 851 E. Grand Ave., San Gabriel, Calif., 91776, Tuesday through Sunday. For more information, call (626) 286-1159. Our website at www.sgvhumane.org will also have information and photos of all our wonderful pets.