Doggie in the Window
At press time, these dogs were available from the Silicon Valley Pet Project and Pup Plaza in San Jose. To see more animals and to learn more about these dogs, visit SVPetProject.org and PupPlaza.org.
She was an SVPP favorite within hours of arriving in her foster home. Ginger is a sweet and charming gal, with a penchant for serious snuggles and the odd weekend hike. She loves playing with toys, gets along well with other dogs, ignores kitties, and loves kids. Her best life involves a home with another dog (or two!) in it. It’s hard to explain with words just how sweet and charming she is … you’ll just need to come meet her yourself. Ginger is 6-7 years old and roughly 12 pounds — just the right size and age for snuggling.
Sheldon came into the shelter as a shy stray. After just two weeks in foster care, he has blossomed into a new and happy guy. Sheldon is a sweet and loveable pooch who enjoys hanging out with other dogs, sunning and cuddling. He is a Chihuahua and Dachshund mix.
Violet is all puppy — optimistic, tireless, and ready to get the party started. At about 6 months old, she already loves to meet new people and is a friendly bundle of love. She weighs in at 11 pounds and likely will be about 15 pounds full grown. This Dachshund/Pug mix with short hair has an adorable underbite and likes to pose for the camera. She recently has learned to sit on command and is almost totally housebroken. This smartie-pants is looking for lots of playtime and obedience training so she can show what a quick learner she is.
Watch out world, little Buttercup is here. This tiny 2-year-old girl is the happiest dog we have seen in a long time. She buzzes around like a little bee (she is less than 4 pounds) and is ecstatic about being out of the shelter and into a foster home. We need to give her a little TLC before she is ready for everyone to fall in love with, but she is nearly ready for adoption. She is looking for a very special home that is experienced with very small dogs.
Sable is a whole lot to love. At 100 pounds, this affectionate girl mostly just wants you to rub her tummy. She seems a little worried about men approaching her at her foster home, so we’re looking for a dog-savvy and thoughtful home for her who is knowledgeable about the Tibetan Mastiff / Leonberger breed. She gets along well with cats and largely ignores other dogs. She’s low-key, nondestructive, and house trained. Busy homes with lots of people coming and going aren’t the best fit for her. She’s not appropriate for homes with small children. Do you need a mellow and wooly beast to keep you grounded? She may be the pooch for you!
Main article photo by: Courtesy SVPP