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 Kizzie, a Jack Russell terrier mix . Read more about Kizzie below!
Breed: Jack Russell terrier mix
Age: 1 year old
Weight: 11 pounds
Fur: White fur
Kizzie has the cutest ears that flop over, giving her a unique look. Kizzie was found abandoned, tied to one of the gates of the shelter on Christmas Eve, and discovered by staff the next morning. When they tried to retrieve her, she managed to escape and it took three days to locate and catch her. During that time, a car hit her. Fortunately, her only injury was a scrape and she quickly recovered. It took a few weeks for her to overcome her fears after those experiences and she is now ready for adoption.
Kizzie is learning to trust and feel comfortable with people and making great progress. She has discovered that getting pets and attention from volunteers is a good thing. She has become secure enough that she will jump into a lap without coaxing, and happily allow herself to receive a massage.
Kizzie is a very smart girl and is always alert to everything going on nearby. On her first walk, she was hesitant to accept treats that were offered to her, but she cleverly discovered the bag that held them and helped herself. Now that she has had time to get to know the volunteers, she is happy to take treats from all of them.
Kizzie seems to enjoy going for walks, although she is a little nervous near the street when traffic is going by. When she is on the grass going to the park, she moves with more confidence, even breaking into a prancing gait. She is easy to manage on the leash. Kizzie has a playful spirit and enjoys romping with other dogs, and chasing and playing with toys.
Kizzie is hoping to find a home where she can get the love and training she needs to become the good dog she is meant to be. Come in to meet this sweet girl to see if she can be your special valentine!
Her adoption fee is $130 and includes spay 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 Kizzie.
If you are interested in meeting Kizzie or any of the other wonderful pets at the shelter, visit the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society at 851 E. Grand Ave., San Gabriel, Calif., 91776, Tuesday through Sunday from 10:30am to 4:30pm. See our website at www.sgvhumane.org for information and photos of all our wonderful pets.
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.