Though the doghouse was nearly buried in a drainage ditch on the side of a road in a remote area, it was bright pink and very hard to miss. The doghouse had clearly been dumped by someone in the farming area of California. Inside the pink house was a terrified dog that was brindle colored and still had her leash on her collar. She was just waiting for someone to drive by and save her. Luckily for her, someone did spot her and they called local law enforcement for help. The officer took the dog to the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter (SCCAS) and the dog was finally safe. The dog had a name: Pebbles. They were able to track down her owner, who said he had given her up when he became homeless over a year ago.
Things had not been easy for Pebbles or her owner, but the dog is safe now. Pebbles is 9 years old and is now ready to be adopted into her forever home. Pebbles is a very sweet and quite beautiful dog, too. She has the kindest spirit and very soulful and beautiful eyes. She is a great age because she is calm and has outgrown her puppy days, but still likes to play and go for walks. Pebbles is also content laying on a warm, comfortable bed and taking naps as well.
The SCCAS staff says her photos just don’t do her justice. She’s even cuter in person and has very stunning brindle brown coloring on her body. The future is bright for this sweet dog, but her story is an important reminder for dog owners. Anyone who is struggling to care for a dog should remember that many shelters, including the SCCAS, have an Open Door Admissions Policy. That means anyone who cannot care for their dog can drop them at the shelter, no questions asked. Dumping or abandoning a dog on the side of the road is a crime and can lead to terrible consequences for the dog. If you no longer want a dog, take them to the shelter—you will not be prosecuted for doing so. It’s the right thing to do for the dog and for you.