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Pets of the Week: Neil, Ben, Bowser, and Precious

Posted: 12:36 PM, Sep 21, 2018
Updated: 2019-02-16 01:25:58Z

(KGTV) — Say hello to our Pets of the Week:

Neil, Ben, Bowser, and Precious

They'll all be available for adoption at the 13th annual Cupid and Canines Mega Adoption event at Grossmont Center in La Mesa from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.! About 300 animals will be available for adoption from about 27 local rescues and shelters.

Name: Neil
Breed: Terrier
Age: 8 years old
Sex: Neutered Male
Orginization: No Wagging Tail Left Behind
Website: www.nwtlb.o [nwtlb.org]
Neil is one of our special angles. He has lived most of his life across the boarder in deplorable conditions and his eyes we infected and unable to be saved upon arriving in the US. He now lives pain free and amazingly has adjusted to life without eyesight. He’s an independent soul and will be a great pal to someone in a quiet home. Another dog in the home is fine as long as it’s a female, as Neil is a real lady’s man. Neil does well with a man as a human and seeks out the companionship of his foster dad. He would like a person who will adopt him and offer him a lifestyle he’s not known before and getting out on walks is a must. If fact a little adventure would suite Neil just fine.

Name: Bowser
Sex: Neutered Male
Breed: Boxer
Age: 10 years
Size: 70-75 lbs
Website: LastChanceAtLife.org
Bowser originally came into a local shelter as a stray. He was adopted on Christmas Eve but got out soon after and was hit by a car. Fortunately, he did not sustain any serious injuries, but unfortunately his new owners did not return to the shelter to reclaim him. Bowser has shown us that he loves being with his humans and would do best in a home where someone is around to spend plenty of time with him. He's housebroken, walks well on leash, rides well in the car, and does not seem to mind having a cat around. He would love to find a place to call home and a family that calls him their "favorite goofy boxer"!

Name of Dog: Ben
Breed: Terri-Poo
Age: 1.5 years
Weight: 7 lbs
Website: StPacosSecondChanceDogRescue.org
Ben is a little cutie who loves to be with his human and gets along with other dogs....come meet him and dozens of his St. Paco's buddies just outside of The Body Shop at Grossmont Center.

Name of cat: Precious
Breed: Short-haired Striped Grey Tabby
Age: 3 years old
Sex: Spayed Female
Organization: Friends Of Cats Shelter at 15587 Olde Hwy 80 in El Cajon
Precious is the perfect name for this girl. She loves people, gets along well with other cats and just loves to be petted. Come meet Precious and other felines for adoption at the Friends of Cats booth in front of Reading Cinemas on Saturday!

Past Pets of the Week:


-Shepherd blend
-3 months old
-Currently 12.5 lbs
-Estimated adult weight 30-50 lbs

Venus came to Helen Woodward Animal Center with three other siblings. She loves her sister and we are always catching them cuddling with one another. She will grow to be a good size for an exercise buddy and, as a shepherd blend, will probably love to go through fun training classes with you! More information .


  • Shepherd/Husky blend
  • 2-months-old
  • Male-neutered
  • Roughly 7 lbs currently
  • Estimated adult weight 30-50 lbs

Marvin (ID#: 103366) came in from one of our rescue partners in Arizona and went to stay with one of our fosters. He has two other siblings that will be available today. He’s your typical happy-go-lucky pup. Visit the Helen Woodward Animal Center online for more information .


  • American Pit Bull Terrier/Mix Female
  • 8-years-old
  • 72.5 pound
  • Adoption Fee: $25.00

Link to pet profile: https://bit.ly/2Dbu5HD [bit.ly]


My name is Lucy! My personality color code is blue; meaning I'm bashful...shy...introverted...timid...and coy! I'm a sweet lady who'll need time adjusting to my new home, but I'll be worth the wait. Please come meet me today! More info


  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • 10 years, 1 month old
  • Female-spayed
  • Currently 62.6 lbs

My name is Chicago! No, I'm not from Illinois, but I hear it's beautiful this time of year! I am a really great girl who is a fan of hanging out next to my person and snuggling up close. I'm older, but I still like to play fetch sometimes! Want to come play some ball with me, Chicago? More info


  • Shepherd blend
  • 2 mo old
  • Female-spayed
  • Currently 10.5 lbs
  • Estimated adult weight 40-60 lbs

Basil came to Helen Woodward Animal Center with a couple other siblings and went out to foster. The foster said that she was very affectionate and loved being around others. She befriended all the people she met and did great with her siblings. Her favorite toys were the ones that had squeakers in them. She also loves her food and takes her time to enjoy her meal. Basil is a sweet pup and ready to spread the love….after a good meal.

Apple #543608

  • Chihuahua/Mix 
  • Female  |  8Yrs 1Mths 2Wks   |  9.2lbs 
  • Cider #543609
  • Poodle/Mix 
  • Male  |  4Yrs 1Mths 3Wks   |  20.1lbs 

The two need to be adopted together because Cider is blind and Apple is his guide dog. You can adopt both of them for only $16 through the end of the year thanks to an adoption special the San Diego Humane Society is holding. All long-term animals are only $8!


  • Shepherd/Lab Retriever blend
  • Female-spayed
  • 2 mo old
  • Currently 6 lbs
  • Estimated adult weight 20-40 lbs

Learn how to adopt her .


  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • 4 years old
  • Spayed female
  • ID# 279642
  • Adoption Fee $10

Learn more about Cali's great personality and how to adopt her! Website


  • Chihuahua
  • 6 years old
  • Spayed Female 
  • 7-pounds

How can you not love Shelly, with her big, pink bunny ears, dainty features, long legs, and cream spots on white body. She’s shy at first but warms up with sparkle hands!  Website

Miss Cleo

  • Short Haired Tabby
  • Spayed Female
  • 10 Years Old
  • 14 pounds

You cannot miss “Miss Cleo”. Our distinctive looking girl has an outsized personality to match her big, beautiful yet fascinating face. Cleo is definitely a talker and she’s not shy about asking for attention. And she likes to give love just as much as get it. All it takes is a few pets and she’s ready to roll over on her back for some tummy scratches and small dog-friendly.  She is more of a single person companion than with a family.  Don’t expect playful, she is very laid back. Website


  • Sulcata Tortoise 
  • Male
  • Approximately 15-years old
  • 65 pounds

Romeo just needs a big yard and shelter. Turtles are remarkably easy to care for, once you know what you’re doing. They don’t bark, shed, or need to be walked!  But Romeo may get up to 200-pounds…he’s 65-pounds now! Website


  • Pittie mix
  • Spayed Female
  • 13 years old
  • 75 pounds

Journey was surrendered to a Shelter by her owners and was rescued by Frosted Faces Foundation in August of 2017. Recently, she was returned because her human mom was expecting a baby, dad left for deployment, and the family was not emotionally in a good place to make Journey a priority. Our hearts are broken for Journey because she is a fiercely loyal dog and a family's devotion to her would change her world. Journey is great with small kids, dogs, and cats. She is quiet, can eat near other animals, and spends much of her daybed hopping while always having her trusting eyes on you. She will require little to no exercise and would enjoy working on "stuffies" instead. Journey has waited her whole life for someone like you. Apply online


  • German Shepherd
  • 3 years old
  • Female
  • 80-90 pounds

Interesting or cute facts: Mosca is an energetic girl who loves her walks and hikes and being active with her people. She enjoys car rides to go shopping or just to have fun. She loves playing ball and tug. She knows her basic commands and walks well on a leash. She is house trained and loves being inside with her family. Website


  • Male, 2 months old
  • Terrier Blend
  • Currently 3.5 lbs
  • Estimated adult weight 15-25 lbs

Binx came to Helen Woodward Animal Center with six other siblings, still nursing, with mom from one of our rescue partners. All eight of them went to stay with one of our wonderful fosters until they were ready for adoption. The foster does not have any young kids of her own, but the puppies loved it when the neighbor kids would come over to play. Being the only boy in the litter, Binx knew how to work it so he was never left out! He loves to snuggle with his sisters and did well with the foster’s own dog. Overall, Binx is a sweet boy and is ready to share his love with the world!

For more information call the Helen Woodward Animal Center at 858-756-4117, option #1 or visit www.animalcenter.org .

Marcus #446130

American Pit Bull Terrier/Mix 
Male  |  12Yrs 7Mths 3Wks (approx)  |  65lbs 
Adoption Fee: $25.00
How I arrived: I was brought in by my previous owner on July 25, 2018.

At SDHS: I have been microchipped, neutered, and am up to date on my vaccinations. Now I am ready for my new home! 

Why I am the one for you: 

My Personality Color Code is Purple; meaning I'm Happy - Go - Lucky...Carefree...Engaging...Adaptive...and Cheerful! I'm a sweet, older fellow looking for a comfortable home! I'm not a total couch potato though. I still love going for long walks and can be pretty active. Children stress me out however, so I would do best in a home without them. If I could be the one for you, come meet me today! 

Color: Black / White 

Spayed/Neutered: Yes