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My name is Tiki!

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The Animal Pad - CA Chapter
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Labrador Retriever
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
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Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Let’s get this pawty started!

Aloha, friends! I’m Tiki, and I’m a 4-year-old male terrier mix, weighing about 32 pounds. I’m house-trained and potty-trained and neutered. I’m leash-trained, too, but I do get a little fearful outside with everything going on around me, but I am working on that and making great progress!

My past was anything but a day at the beach. I was set to be euthanized at the Riverside County Shelter, but thankfully I was rescued by TAP just in time! I have an eye injury where I’m unable to blink, and it’s believed to have been caused by abuse. I have received an eye surgery and will need daily eye drops to stay comfortable. I’m initially scared of humans because of what I’ve endured, but my foster mama said that I’ve been able to come out of my shell much quicker than she thought. Prozac is also helpful with my anxiety! Now, I’m just a sweet little lovebug!

My foster mama says I’m the best, most loving, and loyal dog you’ll ever meet!  Despite what I’ve been through, I’m still able to trust and love with my whole heart.  First and foremost, I love being around my foster family. I don’t have any separation anxiety when they leave, but boy, do I get excited when they come home! I also love giving kisses, sun-bathing, eating treats, and dressing up in my sweater collection. Did I mention I love other doggies? Playing around with my fellow canines is one of my favorite activities.  I should not be in a home with cats. Respectful children will be fine since I have such a big heart. 

My ideal home would be with a family who likes to get licks and who’d be willing to work with me to build my confidence. I’d love to have some doggy friends to play with, too.  I also require lubricating eye drops 2-4 times a day, but my foster mama says they are very easy to administer.  If I sound like a trip to paradise, let’s meet! My adoption fee is $150 and that includes spaying/neutering, shots, and microchip. If you want to take me home, please fill out the form on the website here:


The Animal Pad - CA Chapter

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Stephanie Nisan
San Diego, CA 92103

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

We prioritize local San Diego applicants. We do not provide transport of dogs to other states, and don't allow the dogs to fly in the cargo of the plane.
Our adoption process from start to finish, involves 3 standard forms, and 2 situational.
All potential applicants must be capable of providing their adopted pet with routine and emergency veterinary care (yearly health checks, keeping vaccinations current, heartworm/flea preventatives, and immediate care in the event the animal is sick or injured). They are required to license their pet, and keep an identification tag on their pet at all times.
All applicants must agree to a home check, and provide us with a veterinary reference, or personal references if you're a first-time pet owner. Our home checks are not to invade the privacy of the applicants, we do this to ensure the pet is going into a safe home. We do not discriminate against non-homeowners, or those living in apartments, condos, or otherwise.
Our adoption fees vary from $150-1000.
Applicants must agree in writing that if for any reason they are unable to keep or care for their pet, the pet will be surrendered back to our rescue and not re-homed, turned over to a shelter, pound, rescue, new owner, sold, etc.
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More about this rescue

The Animal Pad is a nonprofit, all-breed dog rescue devoted to saving the lives of dogs facing euthanasia at high kill animal shelters and off the streets of Mexico. We rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home locally.

We are dedicated to animal advocacy, and educating dog owners on the importance of spaying and neutering their pets. We are a foster based rescue, and rely heavily on the kindness and generosity of the amazing people who make donations toward the rescue and care of the dogs we save.

We are always looking for adopters, fosters, donations, volunteers, etc.. Please let us know if you would like to get involved by contacting us at one of the email addresses found below.

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