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Dodger & Dodger: No, Not a Law Firm, They're LAist's Pets of the Week!

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I want to be your teddy bear! Photo by spcaLA
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September is Adopt a Shelter Pet month and Los Angeles has shelters in every neighborhood with wonderful pets waiting for adoption. Did you know there are six Los Angeles County Animal Care Centers, six Los Angeles City Animal Care Centers, and many other humane societies and city facilities all with pets just waiting for you? Don't shop when you can adopt!

Today's pets are from spcaLA, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles. spcaLA is the oldest and first animal welfare organization in Los Angeles. In addition to adopting more than 3,000 animals a year, spcaLA offers animal training classes, spay/neuter services, humane education, and animal cruelty investigations. spcaLA Humane Officers responded to 1,244 animal cruelty complaints last year alone.

Meet LAist's dog of the week, Dodger (11-03631), a 1 year old grey and white Pittie mix. Dodger was saved by spcaLA Humane Officers who found him in a bad situation. Dodger was taken into protective custody and is now available for adoption. Despite his tough looks and rough start in life, Dodger is a teddy bear. He is very friendly and energetic and would be best suited in a home with older kids. The spcaLA Animal Trainers, staff and volunteers have been working with him and he is perfecting his doggie manners. He is very smart and is an excellent candidate for advanced training classes. Dodger is eager to start his new life with a loving family. Can you give Dodger the love and attention he deserves? Come by and meet him and see why he is a staff favorite.

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Orange Tabbies are the best! Photo by spcaLA
Now meet another Dodger: Dodger the cat! Dodger (11-04821) is a 4 month old male orange Tabby. He's a fun loving guy looking for a home to call his own. He gets along great with other cats of all ages and he enjoys the company of children and adults alike. Although playing with catnip toys is his favorite activity, he will settle down for some serious snuggle time. Until September 23rd, spcaLA is offering Twice the Love, a special adoption rate for all cats. Take home two cats for the adoption rate of one. You can use that extra savings for food, toys, litter and more toys.Dodger and Dodger are available at spcaLA's South Bay Pet Adoption Center in Hawthorne 310-676-1149.