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Pets Of The Week: A Pair Of Labs & Spuds The Kitty

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By Ana Bustilloz/Special to LAist

*** Every Saturday, LAist will feature an adoptable cat and dog from a different local shelter or accredited 501c3 rescue organization. Take a look at these furry bundles and consider giving them a home, or forward their faces to your friends who may be interested. ***

This past Wednesday was National Puppy Day. Often times people who want a pet can only imagine getting a puppy or kitten, but there are many reasons to consider older pets. Older pets are usually house-trained, have fully-formed personalities, and have grown into their looks. In other words, you know what you’re getting. It can be hard to resist the cuteness of baby animals (baby feet!) but older pets will love you just as much, maybe even a little more.

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This week’s dogs are a bonded pair of Labradors, Havasu and Blink. They have lived together, like an old married couple for 10 years. Unfortunately, the married couple they were living with decided to divorce and neither wanted to care for and keep the family pets. Sadly, these things happen and now Havasu and Blink find themselves waiting for a new home at spcaLA’s P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village. The staff is hoping that they will be adopted together.


Havasu (11-02372) is a 10 year-old female yellow Lab who gets along with kids, cats and most other dogs. She knows sit, down, stay and shake. Blink is an 11-year old red Lab who also knows his commands and gets along with kids, cats and most other dogs, especially Havasu. He is totally devoted to her. He keeps a watchful eye on her and checks in with her often. They are both house-trained, love to go for walks, and play outside. Like all good Labs, they like water and will happily splash in a kiddie pool. After romping, they are content to curl up and take a nice nap.


Meet Spud (10-03702). He’s a sweet couch potato. He can be shy at fiirst, but some petting, ear scratches and a treat or two will bring him around. Spud enjoys napping (cats sleep18 hours a day) and a chill environment. He’s a sweet little mister and would love to make himself comfortable in a forever home. He’s a 5-year old Lynx Point Siamese mix currently residing in the cattery at spcaLA’s P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village.

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spcaLA’s Underdog Rewards Program offers a special rate for senior dogs and cats or pets who have been guests for three months or longer. spcaLA is an independent, nonprofit animal welfare organization serving Southern California since 1877. Donations run programs and services including Cruelty Investigation, Disaster Animal Response Team, Humane Education and a variety of shelter services.

P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village
7700 E. Spring St. (in El Dorado Park)
Long Beach
(562) 570-SPCA (7722)
 Adoption Hours:
Wednesday-Friday: 10:00am-5:30pm 

Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm 

Monday & Tuesday: Closed