Rufus and Delilah is featuring beautiful Mishka (A1567774) a 4 year old, 48 pound, tan and white Lab/Pit mix with hazel colored eyes, as the Los Angeles dog adoption of the week. The name Mishka in different languages can mean ‘loved one’ or ‘gift of love’. At the East Valley Animal Shelter, Mishka (A1567774) is waiting to give the best gift of love to a new person or family who adopts her.
Mishka arrived at the shelter as a stray but was noted to have a possible owner. She was held for the requisite amount of time for her family to come redeem her, but no one came. It boggles the volunteers minds at East Valley Shelter how anyone could allow a dog like Mishka to go astray and not do everything possible to find her and to bring her home. Yet their loss will be another adopter’s gain. This beauty is playful, friendly with people of all ages, intelligent, and inquisitive. She appears non-reactive towards the dogs who bark at her as she is walked through the kennels or towards those she is in close proximity to when sitting in the shelter lobby.
Mishka will be a wonderful companion to a person or family who enjoys outdoor activities and indoor cuddling.
Pit bulls and Pit bull mixes often get a bad rap when they are usually the most wonderful and loyal dogs when in the right homes. I know this to be true from my experience as a pet parent to my own rescued American Staffordshire mix, Howie, as well as having provided dog walking and pet sitting visits for numerous sweet and loving pit bulls over the last 11 1/2 years. Check out these great articles by Christina Berry of The Lazy Pit Bull on Shattering Pit Bull Myths and Pit Bull Facts: Do You Know The Truth to learn more about how loving and magnificent pit bulls are as a pet.
To meet the lovely Mishka in person, the East Valley Animal Shelter is located at 14409 Vanowen Street, Van Nuys, 91405. The phone number is 888-4LAPET1 or 888-452-7381. Ask for Mishka by name or by her shelter number A1567774. The East Valley Animal Shelter is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays, and they are closed on Mondays and Holidays.
Do you have a place in your heart and home for Mishka (A1567774)? Even if you are not looking to adopt or if Mishka isn’t the right fit you, please do not keep quiet about her. She is a delightful dog and will make a person or family very lucky to share their life with her. Please help Mishka leave the East Valley Animal Shelter for a FuRRRRever home by sharing her story on social media sites like Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram.
Will you do your part by spreading the word about Mishka to help her find her FuRRRRever home so she can have the life she deserves?