Six dogs ready for their forever homes were shown off at PetSmart in Stevenson Ranch at a Brittany Foundation adoption event.
While these animals were wagging their tails, licking hands and enthusiastic for attention on Saturday, they weren’t always ready for adoption.
“These dogs are rescued from all kinds of sad situations,” said Gwen Romani, the nonprofit’s adoption coordinator. “Some we get from shelters, others from hoarding situations.”
Blondie, a possible terrier and cocker spaniel mix, is just one of the rescue’s dogs that were saved from hoarding situations.
She, along with nine other dogs, was rescued from an illegal breeder.
“She’s always been so sweet,” said Rochelle Tracey, the woman who loaded up the ten dogs in her car after they were saved from the breeder.
Red, a breed of chihuahua, was practically feral when the Brittany Foundation took him and his siblings in with them.
“It took months for them to be receptive to human beings,” Romani said.
But on Saturday Red was patiently spending the adoption event sitting in a fold up chair, licking the hand of anyone who offered to pet him.
The Brittany Foundation often puts their focus on older and special needs dogs. Currently, the foundation owns a 10-acre ranch in Agua Dulce and cares for 50 animals.
“Some of them can be so mistreated, but they are still so loving,” said Kay Egan, a volunteer with the organization.
For more information on the foundation, adoptions and volunteer opportunities, visit their website.