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Pets of the Week Janie & Tripsadaria

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Janie's story must be seen to be believed! She was brought into the shelter as a stray dog who had been run over by a car. Severely injured, she was too scared to let anyone near her. So, how do you heal a dog that only knows pain and mistrust? Show them a greater amount of love and patience, of course.

Janie didn't just emerge from her shell, she completely erupted out of it! An incredibly intelligent 2 year old Terrier, she knows the sit and down commands and will even go to the door when she needs to go potty. She's not only wonderful around other dogs, she's even made friends with a cat! Her hobbies and interests are: playing with toys, playing in sleeping bags, belly rubs, chin scratches, and being brushed and groomed.

A real snuggler, Janie loves sleeping with her human companions with her chin on your shoulder or burrowed under the covers at the foot of the bed. She would be excellent in a family with other small dogs, even a cat or two! Her energy level is suited for someone without small children.

She is truly a miracle dog who has blossomed beyond anything the Bill Foundation (her rescuers) could have ever imagined. She's finally ready to open her heart to let love in and give love in return.

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Bill Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dog rescue that works together with local shelters, rescuers, veterinarians and trainers to save dogs in dire situations and place them into forever homes. Relying solely on donations, Bill Foundation does not have an endowment, nor do they receive funding from any city, county, state or federal sources. If you would like to help pets like Janie, stop by the Santa Monica Healthy Spot 5th Anniversary Bash on May 30th from 6pm-8pm, all proceeds from the event benefit the Bill Foundation. There will be a prize drawing and a silent auction as well.

Tripsadaria is a stunning 2-year-old girl. She was found in a parking lot in downtown LA, with her litter of 4 kittens. The kittens have all gone to homes, but momma is still waiting for someone to fall in love with her. Tripsadaria loves to knead on her bed, runs up to her foster mom to say "hi!" and doesn't at all mind getting kisses on her head. Unlike some cats we know, she does not sit on your keyboard while you're trying to work, but rather curls up very politely in a near by spot and keeps an eye on what you're doing. Tripsy gets "zoomies" once or twice a day, which involves mad dashes around the room, but she settles down quickly and then enjoys taking in the view from one of her window perches. Tripsadaria doesn't mind other cats, but she could be happy as an only child as well. She's not too certain that she's ready to be friends with dogs, though.

This sweet gal is being fostered by a Kitten Rescue volunteer. Kitten Rescue saves stray cats from the streets and shelters of Los Angeles, provides rehabilitation, and then adopts them into loving homes.

If you'd like to meet Tripsadaria, please write Kitten Rescue at