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Tail-waggers of the week: Noggin & Sweet Pea

Meet a couple of the many great companions available at our local animal rescue groups: Noggin and Sweet Pea.


Noggin

Noggin is a 5-year-old, male Staffordshire Terrier. He is a low-riding, snorting, snoring, little piggy pittie that people are naturally drawn to. Although he is compact in size, his personality is larger than life. Noggin lives with two other dogs and he’s working on his leash manners and basic obedience. He also lives with a small child and — let’s just say they are the best of buds. Noggin also loves water, but not swimming — he’s more of a lay in his water-filled kiddie pool kind of pup. Or if you want to play with the hose, he’d adore chasing the stream.

Noggin would prefer a couch-potato lifestyle next to a large fan to keep him cool and comfy. He prefers to ride shotgun on road trips because that’s just his way. Noggin is not crated at his foster home as he has not been destructive or had accidents in the house. He is housebroken and takes his yard patrol duties very seriously.

Noggin is not a fan of cats or other small animals and would need a meet and greet if going to a home with any other dogs to ensure a good fit.  He is neutered, microchipped and current on all of his vaccines.

Noggin’s adoption fee is $125. If you are interested in Noggin, please complete an application on our website at www.radrescueinc.org or contact RAD Rescue, Inc. at 661-400-5151 and we'll schedule a meet and greet.


Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea is a 3-year-old, female Boxer mix who lives up to her name - she is a very sweet dog. She is house-broken, crate-trained, and gets along with like-sized dogs as well as cats and children.

Sweet Pea is diabetic and currently needs two insulin injections per day. She is blind due to her diabetes going untreated while she was a stray. Sweet Pea came to RAD Rescue seriously underweight, but has quickly gained back the pounds needed and is now at her ideal weight - right around 40 pounds.

She enjoys going for car rides and walks very well on a leash. Although Sweet Pea does well with other dogs, she wouldn’t argue about being an only dog - she has more than enough love to give. She will still bark at strange sounds to alert you, but promptly stops upon request. Sweet Pea learns very quickly but — as in any new environment — she would need time to adjust to her new home and surroundings, learning where steps and trees are located.

Sweet Pea comes with a 6-month subscription sponsored by Dogabetix treats to help her new family transition her into a new home (an over $100 value)!!She is spayed, microchipped and current on her vaccines.

If you are looking for a permanent addition to your family, Sweet Pea's adoption fee is $125. If you or someone you know is interested in meeting her, please contact RAD Rescue, Inc. at  661-400-5151 or visit  www.radrescueinc.org and we'll schedule a meet and greet with her.

Disclosure: Maria Coxon-Smith serves on the Executive Board of Bridge Rescue for Dogs, Inc.


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