My name is Loofa!

Westie, West Highland White Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Apple Valley, California - Loofa
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Beagles and Buddies

Facts about Loofa

  • Breed: Westie, West Highland White Terrier Mix
  • Color: White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10357194

Loofa is a 3 year old, 13 lb, wiry- haired terrier mix. He does shed a lot. He is mostly white with some light brown patches. He looks part Westie. He seems like a sweet and friendly boy. He likes being around people. He loves to be petted and doesn't mind being brushed. He is leashtrained and obedient- he knows commands like sit, down, and wait. He takes treats gently He likes to run after balls.  

He was rescued from the Bakersfield shelter after being found as a stray. Our director asked the shelter crew which was the one dog that she should rescue, and they picked Loofa, because he had completely shut down. Once he got here, he was much happier and made a lot of human and canine friends.

He doesn't like aggressive dogs. He seems to be able to sense if a certain dog can be aggressive, and he is immediately on guard. Other than that, we know that he does like small or medium dogs. He hasn't been around big dogs here.

Update Nov 2: Loofa was adopted by a family in late September and returned after a month. The family said that was afraid of men. He would hide behind the women when the household's young man would be around. They said he was very uncomfortable there in general. He exhibited behaviors he hadn't done before being adopted- he didn't like being on a leash and especially didn't like going to the bathroom when on a leash, and would be so upset on car rides that he would throw up. (He did do well at the groomer's, however). He also wasn't eating much. When they brought him back to the rescue, they were amazed at how much he perked up. He ran around the yard and was very happy, and also was affectionate with the family. He seemed to relax when being around the dogs here.

Perhaps his new home should have other dogs. An all female house is recommended. A place for him to go to be by himself may help- at the rescue, he likes to go under the outdoor bathtub when he wants privacy. His new owner is welcome to let him come over to the rescue to play once in a while, if that would help him ease into the household!

He has his shots, a microchip, and has been neutered. He will be able to leave with his new owner right away.


Are you my furrever family?

For further info on the adoption process, please visit our home page and check out the "Adopt a Dog" section where very thorough instructions await.  All our dogs are spayed/neutered, micorchipped, and  fully vaccinated before adoption; they have been wormed, bathed, socialized, walked daily and much loved; each adoptee leaves with a leash, collar, and all medical records.  

The beauty of coming to our Apple Valley sanctuary is that you can see all 90+ dogs!   No more weekend mobiles—only special events. Maybe if there are enuff appointments, we could see you in  El Monte or Orange County or nearby. Email your application and ask for more details!

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Beagles & Buddies must find ways to raise money so we can continue saving dogs. Your tax-deductible donation keeps our rescue kennel operating! 


  • Friday:  10 am to 3 pm
  • Saturday:  10 am to 3 pm
  • Sunday: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Monday: By appointment only
  • Tuesday:  By appointment only
  • Wednesday: By appointment only
  • Thursday: By appointment only

Contacting Us

If you have a question about adopting, giving up a dog, boarding, or volunteering, pls visit the appropriate tabs above.  

For more specific questions, pls call 626-444-9664 (pls leave a voicemail if no answer). Emailing is always welcomed- . Thanks!

About Beagles and Buddies

About Our Rescue Group...

Please visit our website before emailing... most everything about the adoption process is answered!

We hope this material will help you decide if a Beagles & Buddies canine companion should be in your future. If you're considering a "rescued companion", you will need to know that all dogs that enter our rescue are screened before they are available for adoption. They are checked for temperament problems, given all required vaccines, spayed or neutered and are socialized. A donation is requested as well as a signed adoption contract.

Donations range from $150 - $750 depending on the age and breed. We support our non-profit and no-kill sanctuary from funds generated by these donations, therefore, puppy and pure-bred donations, which are higher, help keep the older, less adoptable dogs from harms way. Our older dogs often require dental care, blood work and other attention. We also have a great track record at finding our older canine companions great homes, as well!

We are looking for serious people and families who will be responsible canine companion adopters; which means making the dog part of your family, providing inside/outside homes, quality food, veterinary care, attending training classes and making a commitment to the dog for the rest of its' life, through good times and bad.

If you fit this description, we look forward to helping you find a canine companion suitable for your family - because that's what we do best!


Beagles & Buddies is a no-kill sanctuary for unwanted or abandoned dogs, established in 1992 as the official breed rescue for Beagles and other hound dogs.

We specialize in purebred and mixed Beagles, but we also rescue Basset, Blue and Red Tick, Plott, Black and Tans, Tree Walker Coon Hounds, Dachshunds, and (mostly small) dogs of other breeds.

The kennel is a member of H.A.R.T. a nonprofit animal welfare and social service agency serving Southern California.

Beagles & Buddies volunteers work tirelessly to find secure, happy new homes for as many of the resident dogs as possible.

Come Meet Our Pets...


Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Weekdays by Appointment only!


Every Saturday at the PetSmart in City of Industry from 11 am to 4 pm

Every Sunday at the Petco in Walnut from 11 am to 4 pm

Every FOURTH Saturday & Sunday at Norco Tractor Supply from 11 am to 4 pm

For directions/addresses, please visit our home page.

Our Adoption Process...


1. Please visit our website before emailing... most everything about the adoption process is answered! Browse our main website thoroughly to get general info, answer questions, acquaint yourself with Beagles & Buddies, our dogs, how to adopt, what to expect, resources, and so on so forth.

2. Download an application and complete it then email it back to us:, or plan to fill one out at our Beagles & Buddies sanctuary upon arrival. Everyone is required to fill one out - even if you plan to browse. This helps us focus on your needs!
Use this link to download:

3. Come visit in person, bringing your entire family, other dogs, extended family, friends -- not mandatory in all instances, but recommended. You can either visit our Apple Valley sanctuary or any of the mobile events.

Note: Not all pooches can go. We suggest emailing first!

4. Plan to spend at least one hour here at our facility(maybe as much as 2-3 hrs). We'll try to do our best to help you as quickly and efficiently as possible. Sometimes it is pretty busy and we're a small staff and sometimes it just takes awhile. You may often come in with ideas of what dog you want to meet; visit to view all of our availables!