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Pets Of The Week: Staffordshire Sage & Sabrina The Calico

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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 week's pets, Sage and Sabrina are from Santé D’Or Foundation. Santé D’Or a is a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 2003. It is a donor-supported, no-kill animal rescue. Run by an executive director and a staff of volunteers, Santé D’Or rescues and provides holistic care and sanctuary to animals, while working to secure them permanent homes.

Santé D’Or believes with patience, natural diet and supplements (in conjunction with veterinary care), in a nurturing environment, even animals rescued from difficult circumstances can be capable of self-healing in spirit and body. Thus the name, Santé D'Or which in French means “Golden Health.”

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The organization is an educational resource in the neighborhood by offering rescue and adoption services; boarding and fostering; spay/neuter advocacy; behavior and nutrition counseling; and community outreach. They are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers, and donations of all shapes and sizes.

Santé D’Or
3165 Los Feliz Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Adoptions: Noon-5pm, Friday-Sunday and by appointment


Sage is a 5 month old spayed female American Staffordshire mix. Maybe a little Boxer in there, too. Though a shy girl, she does great with kids and other dogs, as long as they are even-tempered. Loud noises startle her so she would do best with an experienced owner who believes is positive reinforcement training methods. She is extremely playful and is still growing into her long legs. She love, love, loves toys of all kinds: squeakies, ropes, balls, and chewies--give her a toy and she is content! She is very affectionate and despite her size (28 lbs) she seems to think she is a lap dog. She would love to find a home who can help socialize her and help her be the best dog she can be.


Sabrina is a 3 year old diluted Calico who is very sweet and loves to play. Her tail is missing (it was amputated after an accident), but she gets along just fine and has recovered completely. She is very affectionate and adapts to anything. She would love to find a permanent home, so if you are thinking about adopting a cat, please come visit her! She is cherished at Santé D’Or and they are confident you will fall in love with her, too.