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 Roy, a corgi and Chihuahua mix. Read more about Roy below!
Breed: Corgi and Chihuahua mix
Age: 8 years
Weight: 10 pounds
Fur: White fur
Roy is a charming little dog that could best be described as a “white roly-poly.”
He is thought to be a corgi-Chihuahua mix, around eight years old and weighing about 10 pounds. It is hard to resist petting his soft white coat, and you can’t help but smile at his outgoing, friendly personality. He will greet you with a wagging tail and a smiling face, and you can get lost in his big brown eyes. He has a compact, somewhat stout stature with short legs.
Roy’s age makes him eligible for our "Senior for Senior" discount adoption rate, but you would never describe him as an old dog. He is a spunky little guy who loves to chase a toy, and shake it vigorously before asking for it to be thrown again. He is easy to harness and loves to go for walks to the park. And he really loves getting attention from people in the form of pets, massages, and belly rubs. He is quite affectionate and he can be a real charmer.
What Roy lacks in size, he makes up in attitude. In his interactions with other dogs at the shelter, Roy appears to take the dominant role. He has even intimidated his current kennel mate, who has a strong personality and is larger than Roy. Roy may have learned that he has to be assertive to get the respect he deserves. The two dogs have worked their relationship out and seem to have a mutual respect for each other.
Roy would make a wonderful companion and would fit well in many family situations. He loves being with people and definitely wants to be part of the family. If there is another dog in the home, they would have to meet Roy to see if they are compatible. Roy would probably do well as the only dog and would not mind keeping all the attention for himself. Roy has a lot of love to share – come in to meet him soon. You will find him irresistible!
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 Roy or any of the other available animals at the shelter, visit the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society at 851 E. Grand Ave., San Gabriel. Stop by any time from 10:30am to 4:30pm Tuesday through Sunday to arrange a meet and greet with Roy. 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 October 31 for a $39 adoption fee.