Surrendered dog Trixie

Landlord forced family to surrender the family dog – help needed

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Update 1/20/17: Adopted!

A gorgeous dog named “Trixie” has found herself suddenly homeless after her family’s landlord told them that she was no longer allowed. Sadly, Trixie is now sitting behind bars at an animal control agency that is filled to capacity – a situation which means that every homeless pet is at risk of being put down due to space constraints.

The volunteer-run Facebook page, Saving Carson Shelter Dogs, wrote:

TRIXIE is a beautiful girl and after living with her family their landlord suddenly wouldn’t allow her so they dropped her off at the Completely FULL Shelter and put her in danger.

Trixie’s time is limited – owner surrendered dogs have no “safe” period of time because the facility knows that a family is not searching for their pet. Please help Trixie find her way to safety by taking a moment to network her adoption information.

  • Petharbor link here
  • TRIXIE – ID#A5025810
  • Los Angeles County Animal Control – Carson at (310) 523-9566/Ask for information about animal ID number A5025810
  • Facebook thread here
  • If you are in LA County and can foster this dog, please take a moment to fill out an application at

Carson Shelter, Gardena, California
216 Victoria Street, Gardena, California
310.523.9566, M-TH 12pm – 7pm, F-SU – 10am – 5pm


19 replies
  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    I always find this appalling! Obviously Trixie was allowed to live there for some time, why is she no longer wanted!. There should be a law that if a landlord no longer wants pet in their properties, the ones already there should be allowed to stay until they die or the family is able to find new housing. I would imagine not allowing your dog anymore should be a lease breaker, so move and find a place for you and your pet! I pray that Trixie finds a new home!

  2. Deborah J. says:

    It is quite sad that a Landlord decided that a dog was NO longer allowed. I would check my lease and see if the Landlord was the right to do that. Also, I would check with an Attorney to see what course of action the family can take. If there is a means of paying a Pet Deposit and get the dog back would be great!

  3. Darla says:

    How can the Landlord do that, after allowing Trixie to be there? I suppose it’s an oral month-to-month lease and can be changed anytime. I know one thing….there’s no way I would live there without my dog. I wish the family could have found another way to keep Trixie.

  4. Tracy Whitcomb says:

    This is just not right. The Landlord should not have made the decision to do this without any regards to the dog. He needs to be punished.

  5. barbara garde says:

    I had the same thing happen to me several years ago. When I moved into my apartment pets were allowed, then several monthes later the landlord said anyone with pets would have to get rid of them to continue staying there, Well I certainly wasn’t going to get rid of my pets. Luckily I had a boyfriend (later my husband) that said I could move into his house with ny pets and my daughter. Then the landlord wanted to sue ME for breaking the lease. I got a lawyer and won my case because the landlord was the one who broke the lease by changing the rules. Sometimes justice does conquer all.


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