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Pets of the Week: Marcus & Nellie

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Marcus, a 7-month-old Maltese/Wheaton Terrier mix, is a small dog with a big personality! He has an overbite which gives his sweet face tons of character. He will probably grow to be around 15 lbs.

He didn't have a great puppyhood before he was rescued by the Bill Foundation. Abandoned as a puppy, he did not receive proper socialization and he displayed some minor behavior problems. Rather than give up on him, a trainer with the Bill Foundation worked with him and those issues have been resolved. Because of his rough start in life, he would benefit from continued training to help him be the best dog he can be. Marcus knows sit, stay, and walks well on a leash. He is crate-trained, potty-trained, and displays no food aggression around other dogs. In fact, he gets along with all dogs, big or small. Marcus currently lives in a foster home with a Spaniel and the two of them have a ball playing chase.

Marcus loves his walks, enjoys being trained, and having structure in his life. The reward for the love and attention you put into Marcus is an incredibly loving companion who will give you warm puppy kisses and a life time of loyalty. He would love to be in a home with another dog or with a family that has ample time to spend with him. Marcus really wants to become a part of a loving "pack."

Contact the Bill Foundation to meet Marcus or stop by their mobile adoption today at the Healthy Spot in Santa Monica. The Bill Foundation rescues primarily dogs and sometimes cats from the Los Angeles City Shelter System and places them into loving homes.

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Nellie (A308977) is a pretty 4-month-old gray and white tabby. She is very playful and loves to play with toys. Nellie's adoption fee is $70, which includes her spay surgery, a microchip, the first set of vaccinations, as well as a free follow-up health check at a participating vet. New adopters will receive a complimentary health and wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals.

Contact the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA for more info on Nellie or visit the Society 11am-4pm Sunday, 9am-5pm Tuesday-Friday, or 9am-4pm Saturday.