Alhambra Source partnered with the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society for a weekly column, "Pet of the Week." Every week we'll introduce you to a new animal looking for a home. This week's pet is Emilio, a Chihuahua mix. Read more about Emilio below!
Breed: Chihuahua Mix
Age: 6 1/2 years old
Weight: 14 pounds
Fur: Tan fur with white highlights
Emilio was surrendered to the shelter when his owners could no longer provide a home for him. He is a handsome dog with a soft coat of short tan fur with white highlights, and beautiful, soulful brown eyes.
Emilio is a little shy meeting new people, but once he is comfortable, he is a friendly boy, and he seems to be especially drawn to women. He will sit for treats if they are offered, and he knows a few commands. He is a calm boy who has gotten along with the other dogs at the shelter. He and his kennel mate, Sylvester, have become best friends and will happily play and romp whenever they have the opportunity. See their hysterical video on the shelter’s Tumblr page.
Emilio has quickly become a volunteer favorite because of his gentle, loving nature. He is eager to go on walks, and is easy to harness. He has a good energy level and likes to walk at a fast pace, and he may even run a little. But his favorite pastime is getting attention from the volunteers, and he is happy to cuddle in a lap for some affection. He will give gentle kisses in return.
Emilio does not understand how he lost his home, and he seems a bit confused and lonely. He is a boy who wants to be loved, and is looking for a new family who can welcome him as the special dog that he is. Emilio is eager to be your special Valentine – come in to see if he doesn’t win your heart.
He currently resides at the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society located at 851 E. Grand Avenue in San Gabriel. We are located off San Gabriel Blvd., north of Mission and south of Las Tunas. To arrange a “Meet and Greet” with Emilio, please stop by any time from 10:30am to 4:30pm Tuesday through Sunday. See our website at www.sgvhumane.org for information and photos of all our wonderful pets.
His adoption fee is $130 and includes neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchip and a free wellness exam at a participating veterinarian. Feel free to call us at (626) 286-1159 for more information on Emilio.
Check out Shelter Bowl I on the shelter’s website, Instagram and Facebook pages. The top two teams of the CFC (Canine/Feline Conference) compete for the very first time. Vote for your favorite players and team to determine the winner of the coveted “Shelter Drinking Bowl Trophy.”
2016 calendars are available at the shelter for a $10 donation. The photos were selected among hundreds submitted by shelter supporters. If you would like to order a 2016 calendar, you can stop by the shelter or do so through PayPal. Go to the shelter website for more information.