Meet Flash at the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society

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 Flash, a terrier mix. Read more about Flash below!
 
Name: Flash
ID: 5525
Gender: Male 
Breed: Terrier mix 
Age: 9 years
Weight: 14 pounds
Fur: Reddish blond fur
 
Flash is a spunky, independent terrier mix, approximately 9 years old, weighing about 14 pounds. Flash has a coat of reddish blond fur that can be worn longer or short. He has had a couple of professional grooming sessions during his time at the shelter, and looks very handsome with his summer cut.  When you first meet Flash, you will notice that he has a unique one-ear-up, one-ear-down look. He most often has a smile on his face and will greet you with a friendly welcome bark.
 
Flash was surrendered to the shelter because his family had to move to a home where pets are not allowed. It is often a hard adjustment for a dog coming from a family home to a shelter, but Flash is resilient, and has made the best of it. He has made new friends and gets along well with staff, volunteers, and other dogs he has met during his time with us.
 
Flash is easy to harness and enjoys going for walks to the park with our volunteers.  He is interested in the outside world and likes to sniff and explore when he gets out, taking in all the activity going on around him.  
 
He is happy to take a break at the park, be petted, and indulge in some treats. Flash is very motivated by food and will sit on command if there is a reward offered. He is not known as a lap cuddler, but he does like to get attention, and has been known to roll over for a belly rub.
 
Flash has had several different kennel mates during his time at the shelter. He seems to want to be the Alpha dog, and does not enjoy sharing his food with another dog. Although Flash usually takes the dominant role, he has met his match with Roy, his current partner. Roy seems to have the upper hand most of the time, but in a friendly manner, and often gives Flash a kiss after letting him know that Roy is the boss.
 
Flash has known the feeling of being a family pet, and would love to spend his senior years enjoying the security and comfort of his own home again. He has a lot of personality, and would be happy if he could show what a great dog he is to the right family. Why not come in to meet him soon?  
 
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 Flash, please stop by any time from 10:00am to 4:30pm Tuesday through Sunday.  
 
In celebration of "Adopt A Senior Pet Month", his adoption fee is $39 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 Flash. If you are interested in meeting Flash or any of the other wonderful pets at the shelter, visit the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society at 851 E. Grand Ave., San Gabriel, Tuesday through Sunday 10:30am to 4:30pm. For more information, call (626) 286-1159. See our website at www.sgvhumane.org for information and photos of all our wonderful pets. 
 
Celebrate the season with our "Fall is for Felines" promotion. All cats one year and older are available until November 25th for a $39 adoption fee.
 
2016 calendars are available at the shelter for a $10 donation. The photos were selected among hundreds submitted by shelter supporters. They make great holiday gifts for the animal lovers on your list! You can order a calendar online, or you can stop by the shelter.

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