Adopt-a-Pet.com’s partnership PEOPLEPets.com is raising awareness of animals adoption! Each month, PEOPLEPets.com highlights a pet from AdoptaPet.com who is looking for a home. This month, it’s Timmy, a Lab mix who came all the way to Los Angeles after suffering abuse halfway around the world. Timmy was discovered by a group of rescuers in Taiwan (just like singer Colbie Caillat’s pup, Plum), saved from a neglectful situation and transported to Labs & Buddies in Westlake Village, Calif. “We are the lucky ones to have him here,” says Labs & Buddies founder Laura Portillo. “This tender soul is so sweet and loving.” Estimated to be just a year or two old, Timmy gets along well with other dogs, as well as kids and cats, and is housetrained. “If you go slow and easy with Timmy at first, within a day’s time he will be all trusting and all yours,” Portillo says. “He just wants to know he is safe — he has so much love to give.” Timmy is neutered, up to date on his shots and ready for his new family.
Labs & Buddies is a no-kill, all-volunteer rescue that works to save purebred Labs and mixes from high-kill shelters and other tough situations. Portillo particularly focuses on black dogs, since they’re less likely to be adopted and often have a higher euthanization rate than dogs with lighter coats.