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Topanga Days Pups On Parade
June 14, 2012 - By Flavia Potenza
PHOTO BY SARAH SUTTON
Thanks to Sarah Sutton, six adorable, adoptable dogs were on parade at the Topanga Days Parade for the first time and all found new homes.
Snyder Sutton Real Estate paid all fees to spring the dogs from the shelters including shots, micro-chipping, spaying or neutering. The adopters only requirement was to provide a loving home and to allow home visit approval before the dogs were relinquished.
There were two dogs I was a little nervous about adopting: a year-old Rottweiler, named Kinzie, and a big mutt named Molly, who is half Basset Hound and half Aussie, said Sutton. I dont know why I took her as she didnt fall into my three P rulePuppy, Pretty or Purebred! She spoke to me with her eyes, so I took her.
I chose four small dogs that seemed easiest to re-home: a four-month-old puppy that looked like a polar bear, whom we named Knut Knut after a baby polar bear by that name. I also picked up a cute little Norwich Terrier named Theo; a miniature apricot Poodle named Curly; and a Chihuahua, Nigel. All adorable little angels.
Four of the families that adopted the dogs were Topanga people that we knew to be wonderful dog owners; the other two were friends of friends so we felt safe releasing the dogs to these new homes right there and then, said Sutton. We want to do this again next year.
In the meantime, if anyone is looking for a certain type of dog and cant handle a visit to the LA shelters, Sutton says she is happy to help with that.
I thought it would help if people could see and understand that purebred dogs and puppies do exist at the shelters and there is Petfinder.com where information is up to date and accurate.
Among the many shelters she visited, Sutton says West Valley, West LA and Agoura were some of the nicest. They were clean, modern with an indoor and outdoor section for each dog.
The City and County shelters are a deal, she adds. Your pet will be spayed or neutered, given their shots and micro-chipped all for a $102.
A lifetime of unconditional love for 100 bucks? Now thats a bargain!