Years and years ago, Canela was adopted from the high kill and overcrowded Baldwin Park Shelter shelter. On July 17, she was returned – now nearly 15-years-old, heartbroken and very much aware that her family has both deserted and betrayed her. Most likely, her family thought she was just too old.
A Facebook page can be found here as advocates share Canela’s heartbreaking plight with approved rescue organizations and pledge funds to help with her expenses. Click here for this girl’s adoption listing. Animal ID: A4040781. Please note although the dog’s current adoption listing states she has not been spayed, records have not always been updated. It is suggested any interested organization or family interested in meeting, fostering or adopting Canela call the shelter and speak with an agent.
Another Facebook page is available. Tragically animal shelters are filled with healthy and active senior dogs. These dogs traditionally make great companions. Most were once loved, and sadly they are often the first to be euthanized at overcrowded shelters if not adopted quickly. As to their finer points, older dogs are frequently trained, calmer and less energetic than their puppy counterparts. Adult dogs already have established temperaments which will give a would-be adopter an idea how he/she might fit into the dynamics of a new family.
And remember, older dogs make instant companions; they already know how to walk on a leash – look forward to that walk, a game of fetch or a loving snuggle together on the couch. Please share Canela’s plight and help her find a loving second chance.
Baldwin Park Shelter is open for adoptions seven days a week. They are located at 4275 Elton Street, Baldwin Park, California 91706. Phone: 626 430 2378.
(Photo by Pat Gregoire)