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Pet of the Week: Dexter

Posted: 12:36 PM, Sep 21, 2018
Updated: 2020-07-31 14:56:32-04
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(KGTV) — Say hello to our Pet of the Week: Dexter at the San Diego Humane Society!

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, we won't be doing in-studio Pet of the Week segments, but we still want to help!

Featured Shelters:
The Helen Woodward Animal Center is open by appointment only Monday through Thursday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.–7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Find out how to make an appointment, learn more about their Animeals Program or how to donate at: animalcenter.org

All San Diego Humane Society campuses are open by appointment only Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 619-299-7012 to make an appointment or visit their website to learn more about their pet food pantry and pet support services or how to donate: www.sdhumane.org

Dexter #258804
- American Staffordshire Terrier
- Male
- 3 years 8 months
- 98 lbs
- Adoption Fee: $100
- Pet Profile: Click Here

Dexter is a handsome 3 -year old American Staffordshire terrier/bullmastiff mix looking for a new home to call his own. His previous owner said that Dexter is just a big lap dog. So with time and patience, he just might be your lap dog too! Positive guidance and training is what this boy needs to help build his confidence. Are you interested in meeting this big guy? If so, make an appointment to speak with one of our adoption counselors today!

You can adopt me by making an appointment with:
San Diego Humane Society
Oceanside Campus
2905 San Luis Rey Road
Oceanside, CA 92058
619-299-7012


Past Pets of the Week:
Bruno
- Shepard Blend
- Male - Neutered
- Estimated Age: 3 Years 3 Months
- Weight: 42.00 lbs
Bruno is a happy boy who is full of good vibes! This 3-year-old shepherd blend loves picking up a fun toy and running around having the time of his life. After some good playtime, he loves to find a shady spot and relax in the company of a good pal. You can usually find him sporting a big smile on his face.

You can adopt me by making an appointment with:
Helen Woodward Animal Center
6523 Helen Woodward Way
Rancho Santa Fe
858-756-4177
Find me at: https://animalcenter.org/

Captain #640003
- American Pit Bull Terrier
- Male
- 8 Years 7 Months
- 83.6 lbs
- Adoption Fee: $0, sponsored by Purina
- Pet Profile: Click Here

Captain is an 8-year-old charming meatball looking for a new home. As the Captain of his own ship, he has decided that he does not want to be left alone. Captain has been working hard on his separation-related behaviors with his previous owner and is looking for a family who will continue his positive reinforcement training. Captain is a big love bug and maintains that he is a lap dog despite his size. Captain's adoption fee has been sponsored by Purina. If you think Captain sounds like a good fit for your home, make an appointment today to speak with an adoption counselor at sdhumane.org/adopt!

You can adopt me by making an appointment with:
San Diego Campus
5500 Gaines Street
San Diego, CA 92110
619-299-7012
info@sdhumane.org

Molly
· Shepherd blend
· Female-spayed
· 7 months old
· 30 lbs
Molly is a sweet girl who loves to give kisses, receive lots of pets and run around with her favorite friends! It doesn’t take long for Molly to open up and show her affectionate side. She’s looking for a family who can give her time to adjust to her new surroundings.

You can adopt me by making an appointment with:
Helen Woodward Animal Center
6523 Helen Woodward Way
Rancho Santa Fe
858-756-4177
Find me at: https://animalcenter.org/

Mr. Red #668007
- Age: 8 years old
- Gender: Neutered male
- Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
- Adoption Fee: $30
Pet Profile: Click Here

Mr. Red is an 8-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier looking for a new home. He was in pretty rough shape when our Humane Officers picked him up as a stray, so he will need a caring family who will help him heal. He can be shy at first, but is a real sweetheart once he’s comfortable. Mr. Red has some age-related medical issues, so his new family will need to give him some extra TLC. Make an adoption appointment at sdhumane.org/adopt to take home Mr. Red!

You can adopt me by making an appointment with:
Escondido Campus
3500 Burnet Drive
Escondido, CA 92027
619-299-7012

Magnus and Rufus:
They are a bonded pair which means, they would do best in each other’s company and need to find a home together.

Magnus (black coat) is 17 months old and is a gentle boy with a sweet, calm personality.

Rufus (Orange Tabby) is 19 months old and absolutely loves people and receiving attention. He helps Magnus by giving him the companionship and confidence to share his true personality.

These sweet “brothers” love spending time together and playing. They’re looking for a family who can help both of them thrive.

Starting July 4th, the Helen Woodward Animal Center will be offering feline BOGO with your second adoption fee being half off for all kittens and cats!

You can adopt us by making an appointment with:
Helen Woodward Animal Center
6523 Helen Woodward Way
Rancho Santa Fe
858-756-4177
Find me at: https://animalcenter.org/

Upcoming event:
Helen Woodward Animal Center is inviting pet and comic lovers to its annual PAWmicon event happening July 7th and 8th . This year, the event is going virtual. PAWmicon celebrates the superhero adopters and the pets who save us right back. The virtual event which benefits the pets and programs at the Center will feature pet cosplay contests (or PAWSplay), trivia contests, special pet panel discussions, augmented reality and more!
Tickets can be purchased at pawmicon.org.

Jasper #639117
- Domestic Short Hair
- Male
- 2 Yrs 6 Mths
- 14 lbs
- Adoption Fee: $65.00
Pet Profile: Click Here

Jasper is a sweet dude, who takes quite a long time to warm up to new people and situations. He loves his treats, so he catches onto training pretty quickly- he will run right into his crate for feeding time! Once he considers you a friend, he likes to have a chat- usually telling you he'd like more food (even though too many treats can give him an upset tummy). He is starting to learn how much fun wand toys are, but sometimes he makes you swish it around for a good 5 minutes before he'll finally get off his bed to come play.

Because he's timid, he'll need an adult home, and family who can read his body language- giving him the time and space he needs to warm up. He came from a home with other cats, and may tolerate having cat-siblings again. Additionally, he has shown some interest in meeting mellow, respectful dogs, and may accept dog-siblings, as well. His trainers adore him, and will want to talk to you before adoption, so they can let you know about all his quirks and how to help set him up for success in his new home. Reach out to us if you're interested in getting to know more about Jasper!

You can adopt me by making an appointment with:
San Diego Campus
5500 Gaines Street
San Diego, CA 92110
619-299-7012
info@sdhumane.org
Bagheera
- Domestic Short Hair blend
- Sex: Male - Neutered
- Estimated Age: 18 Months
- Weight: 10.38 lbs
- Color: Black

An 18-month-old boy with a zest for life. He’s wise beyond his years but also loves to let loose. Bagheera is a playful “little panther” whose bright yellow eyes shine bright and contrast beautifully against his silky black coat. He’s ready to pounce at the opportunity to have some fun with a forever family!

A record number of orphan cats are available at Helen Woodward Animal Center and Center staffers are hoping San Diegans will book an appointment to check-out the enormous volume of characters sure to liven up any home. With approximately 85 kittens and cats ready for adoption, the Center is giving priority to feline adopters this weekend only with a special CaldeCAT Book Special Event – June 13th and 14th!

You can adopt me by making an appointment with:
Helen Woodward Animal Center
6523 Helen Woodward Way
Rancho Santa Fe
858-756-4177
Find me at: https://animalcenter.org/

Titan #666219
- American Pit Bull Terrier
- Male
- 3 Years 1 Month
- 66.2 lbs
- Adoption Fee: $100.00
Pet Profile: Click Here
Titan is a 3-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier looking for a home. He can be a bit shy with new people, but he is a wonderful dog once he warms up! This sweetie loves to play with toys and chase tennis balls. He would be happiest as the only fur baby in a home with adults and older children.

You can adopt me by making an appointment with:
Oceanside Campus
2905 San Luis Rey Road
Oceanside, CA 92058
619-299-7012
info@sdhumane.org

Sabrina
· Labrador Retriever blend
· Female – Spayed
· Estimated Age: 15 Months
· Weight: 60 lbs

Sabrina is a beautiful smart girl who would love to find a home with a family who can take things slow with her and give her the time to show her true cuddly personality. Sabrina is a sweet dog who would love to be in a family with older teenagers and meet everyone is the household. As a Labrador, she’s athletic, learns quickly and will be a great family pet!

You can adopt me by making an appointment with:
Helen Woodward Animal Center
6523 Helen Woodward Way
Rancho Santa Fe
858-756-4177
Find me at: https://animalcenter.org/

Cowgirl #662424
- American Pit Bull Terrier
- Female
- 7 Years 1 Months
- 61 lbs
Adoption Fee: $0.00
Pet Profile: Click here
*Employee Pick*

Cowgirl is a 7-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier looking for a home. She was in rough shape when she arrived at SDHS. It appears that humans haven’t properly cherished her, so her new family should shower her with love and affection! She is a gentle girl who exudes peace and contentment. She would love to be the only fur child in a quiet home with adults and older children.

You can adopt me by making an appointment with:
San Diego Campus
5500 Gaines Street
San Diego, CA 92110
619-299-7012
info@sdhumane.org

Big Joe
- 3 Years 11 Months
- Primary Breed - Siberian Husky blend
- Weight – 88 lbs

Big Joe is a big love! This sweet boy always has a smile on his face and loves getting attention. He’s looking for a family who understands his breed, and that will give him love and guidance, be patient and set a good routine.

You can adopt me by making an appointment with:
Helen Woodward Animal Center
6523 Helen Woodward Way
Rancho Santa Fe
858-756-4177
Find me at: https://animalcenter.org/

Oakley #636654
- New Zealand Rabbit
- Female
- 7 Years 11 Months
- 6.2 lbs
- Adoption Fee: $30.00
- Pet Profile
- Staff Pick

Oakley is a 7-year-old New Zealand rabbit looking for a new home. She is a cute and sassy bunny who can be a bit bashful at first. Once she's comfortable, you'll see her big personality shine and she really enjoys being pet! She can get defensive about her space, so she will need a large enclosure and would benefit from free-roaming time in the home. Oakley's favorite things are eating greens and playing with toys. Call us to learn more about adopting Oakley!

I’m currently in foster care, see above to call to make an appointment:
San Diego Campus
5500 Gaines Street
San Diego, CA 92110
info@sdhumane.org

Bailey
· Sex: Female – Spayed
· Weight: 11.50 lbs
Pet Profile: Click Here

Bailey is a sweet girl who is always curious and absolutely loves to make other cat friends. She’s a big snuggler and has the cutest, longest whiskers around.

I'm currently located at:
Helen Woodward Animal Center
6523 Helen Woodward Way
Rancho Santa Fe
858-756-4177
Find me at: https://animalcenter.org/

Hanai #102133
- Domestic Short Hair
- 8 Years old
- 10.14 lbs
- Adoption Fee: $0.00
Pet Profile: Click Here
Video of Hanai

SUITABILITY GUIDE: No Children - Long-term Resident

Hanai is a sweet senior cat, looking for a new home to call her own! She will need a committed family to help her manage a few medical conditions. She loves to relax and show quiet affection, so a calm home with no other pets would be best!

I’m currently in foster care, see above to call to make an appointment:
San Diego Campus
5500 Gaines Street
San Diego, CA 92110
info@sdhumane.org

Chase, Cactus and Curtis:
- Chase, 2 year-old, male, Very fun, bouncy and loves to make new friends.
- Curtis, 8 year- old, male. Not as speedy but with a big personality for a little guy!

These are just some of the 14 Chihuahuas that came to Helen Woodward Animal Center after they were rescued from a hoarding case in Bakersfield in February. After some TLC here at the Center, they’re excited to find forever homes!

We're currently located at:
Helen Woodward Animal Center
6523 Helen Woodward Way
Rancho Santa Fe
858-756-4177
Find me at: https://animalcenter.org/

Roscoe (657022)
- 5 years old
Check out this sweetie by watching the video: Play Video
Available for adoption at the San Diego Humane Society by appointment only

This handsome guy is Roscoe! He's a 5-year-old American Bulldog who can be shy with new people and places, but with time and patience his silly side comes out! His favorite things are gentle pats on his head and putting his head in your lap. Roscoe wants to be the only four-legged love

I’m currently in foster care, see above to call to make an appointment:
San Diego Campus
5500 Gaines Street
San Diego, CA 92110
info@sdhumane.org

Buster
- Cattle Dog Shepherd blend
- Sex: Male
- Estimated Age: 7 Years
- Weight: 65.00 lbs

Buster is our 7 year old cattle dog shepherd blend. He is a very sweet and snuggly old man who has the most infectious and warmest smile! He loves attention and will love someone to watch sunsets with and will be able to give nonstop pets!

I'm currently located at:
Helen Woodward Animal Center
6523 Helen Woodward Way
Rancho Santa Fe
858-756-4177
Find me at: https://animalcenter.org/

Orry #42307
- Domestic Short Hair
- Male
- 12 Yrs 6 Mths
- 15.4 lbs
- Adoption Fee: $25.00
- Pet Profile: Click Here

Orry is a 12-year-old tuxedo kitty looking for a home. He is affectionate and independent, and loves to lounge around. Although he's a senior guy, he still has plenty of energy and likes to play! Orry is living in a foster home, so call us at 619-299-7012 to meet him!

San Diego Campus
5500 Gaines Street
San Diego, CA 92110
info@sdhumane.org
info@sdhumane.org
Trolley #628387
- American Bunny
- Male
- 11 Months
- 5.8 lbs
- Adoption Fee: $25.00
Pet Profile: Click Here
Trolley is an Employee Pick! Click here to see why!
Trolley is an Employee Pick! Click here to see why!
Trolley has been waiting for a home at our Oceanside Campus since October! He enjoys dining on a variety of leafy greens such as dark lettuce, cilantro and dandelion leaves, but no spinach please! The nice thing about having indoor rabbits like Trolley is that he can come out of his cage for bunny playtime in a rabbit-proof area of the home. It's during this supervised playtime that rabbits often exhibit some of their most fun and interesting behaviors! Trolley was briefly exposed to two dogs and two cats and wasn't too intimidated. Proper introductions are key. Could your family be the one for Trolley? Make an appointment and come adopt me today!
Trolley has been waiting for a home at our Oceanside Campus since October! He enjoys dining on a variety of leafy greens such as dark lettuce, cilantro and dandelion leaves, but no spinach please! The nice thing about having indoor rabbits like Trolley is that he can come out of his cage for bunny playtime in a rabbit-proof area of the home. It's during this supervised playtime that rabbits often exhibit some of their most fun and interesting behaviors! Trolley was briefly exposed to two dogs and two cats and wasn't too intimidated. Proper introductions are key. Could your family be the one for Trolley? Make an appointment and come adopt me today!