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OREO is a 12 lb. spayed female, White and Tricolor Japanese Chin and Pekingese or ?? mix. Oreo arrived at the shelter on June 24, 2007. She is sweet, but a little shy, so we are recommending no children under the age of 6 years in the household please.
Fun Facts about Japanese Chin History:
The Japanese Chin's origin and development in its native land of China is wrapped in royalty and adoration. They were bred for the sole purpose of accompanying the ladies of the Imperial Palace and warming the laps of Chinese aristocracy. There are illustrations on ancient pottery and embroideries that are centuries old, and evidence suggests that one could not purchase a Chin - they were kept in the hands of the nobility and frequently given as gifts of esteem to diplomats and to foreigners who rendered some outstanding service to Japan.
In 1853, Commodore Perry brought the first Chins over from Japan to England and a pair of these dogs was given to Queen Victoria. In time, specimens came to America but there remains no record as to their final destination here. The breed's compact size, coupled with being naturally clean, intelligent and sensitive, makes this an ideal companion. They are responsive and affectionate with those it knows and loves but reserved with strangers or in new situations.
Starting the adoption process you need to be 18 years or older, complete an application http://www.petprojectfoundation.org/dogadoption.pdf, be interviewed and it is strongly recommend all members of your household and any dogs you have at home must be brought in to socialize with the dog you wish to adopt in our play yard, to make the best match for everyone, and be able to verify with your landlord that you may have a pet if you are renting. Understand we reserve the right to deny the adoption of any pet for any reason. Also any additional requirements for the specific pet you are interested in adopting needs to be met. We adopt to the best home, not necessarily the first application turned in.
Applications are only accepted by FAX (949-366-4765), mail or in person. Sorry, no applications through the Internet.
Dog adoptions are $100 and include a microchip, spay or neuter, current shots, flea treatment if required, "New Owner" folder packed full of helpful information, and one free basic health examination within 5 days of adoption from a veterinarian on our list.
Our adopted dogs come with a SPECIAL BONUS of up to $80.00 toward training expenses within 6 months of adoption. We hope to provide a smooth and lasting transition into your household. Ask for complete details at the time you adopt your new companion dog.
Please call 949-492-1617 to check if your desired pet is still available or the status of your application. We are CLOSED Tuesdays. Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM. Monday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Sunday: Noon - 3:00 PM. We are very proud of our shelter, it is clean, welcoming, freeway close, and voted "Best Place to Adopt" by the Orange Coast Magazine!