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 Marcel, a Pomeranian mix. Read more about Marcel below!
Breed: Pomeranian mix
Age: 8 years
Weight: 8 pounds
Fur: Fawn and white
Marcel is an adorable bundle of fluff! He came to the shelter as a stray on July 4th. It is hard to believe no one has come to claim him, but he is still with us a month later. Marcel has a beautiful coat of long golden fur that requires regular brushing and grooming for him to look and feel his best. He is a petite boy, weighing only a little over 8 pounds.
Marcel is a happy dog who is always smiling. He enjoys the company of people and loves getting attention. He is content to sit on a lap quietly while receiving pets. It is hard to not fall in love with Marcel if you spend any time with him.
Marcel has been found to have a slight heart murmur, so he can’t tolerate a lot of exercise. But he would love to be carried to the park where he can lie on the grass and enjoy nature. He has an odd little gait when he walks; sometimes going in circles, but it doesn’t seem to bother him.
Marcel appears to like other dogs, and has gotten along well with a variety of kennel mates, but he seems to prefer being with people.
Marcel would make a wonderful pet for a senior citizen who wants a loving companion. Since he doesn’t require a lot of exercise, he would make the perfect lap dog in a quiet environment. He qualifies for our "Senior For Senior" discount program. Come in to meet this beautiful fluffy boy – you just might decide to take him home with you!
His adoption fee is $130, which includes his neuter surgery, a microchip, first vaccinations and a free wellness check-up at a participating veterinarian.
If you are interested in meeting Marcel or any of the other available animals at the shelter, visit the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society at 851 E. Grand Ave., San Gabriel. It is open 10:00am to 4:30pm Tuesday through Sunday. For more information, call (626) 286-1159. See our website at for information and photos of all their wonderful pets.