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My name is Pinky!

Posted 1 year ago | Updated over 3 months ago

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Facts about me

Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)/Westie, West Highland White Terrier
White - with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
12 years 4 months old, Senior
(When grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
(Current) 12 lbs
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My info

Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

To say Pinky is a delight would be a major understatement – those who have met her never forget her. Pinky greets every day with unbridled enthusiasm and is always looking forward to life's next adventure, eager to greet old friends and make new ones. She's so vivacious and lively that it’s easy to forget she's a senior. If you're looking for a gal that will always make you smile, then Pinky's the one for you.

Pinky was surrendered to the shelter in poor condition – she had ulcerating masses on her back and shoulder, mammary masses and hernias. Pinky has had blood work, x-rays, fecal test, UA, and all of Pinky's masses were removed and hernias repaired. We also did a dental and spay.

Biopsies showed that all the masses were benign, except for under her shoulder which was squamous cell carcinoma, and which was all removed. Pinky later had an episode of vestibular disease (which is like a very bad case of vertigo), from which she has fully recovered except for a slight head tilt.

Pinky is always happy and always ready to bring the fun. Her resilience is remarkable and to see how much joy she brings to every day is so heartwarming. She loves people and loves to follow you around and be your best little buddy. She also gets along great with dogs of all sizes; even dogs that don't like other dogs love Pinky. However, she does not like to share her food.

Pinky is spayed, up to date on shots, had blood work and dental, fecal tested, and is microchipped.

Adoption process includes application, interview, home visit, contract and donation.

Los Angeles and surrounding area adoptions only. To meet Pinky, please go to our website ( or and fill out an application.

H.E.L.P. (A Home for Every Living Pet)

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28364 S. Western Avenue #331, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Each potential adopter of any animal is required to go through an adoption process that includes an application, contract and interview with one or more of our members. We make sure the potential adopter is aware of the medical, training and social needs of the animal; whether it is a growing puppy or an older animal. If the individual is approved, we will perform a home check to make sure that animal is going to a safe and good environment. The adopter agrees to return the animal to us at any point during their lifetime if they intend to give it up. We are committed to finding these animals great homes and screen our applicants very carefully.

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Go meet their pets

We show our adoptable animals at Petco every first and third Saturday from 11 AM - 3 PM. Petco is located at 852 N Western Ave, San Pedro, CA 90732.

More about this rescue

Thousands of animals are euthanized each year in the Los Angeles City Shelters. This staggering figure does not even include all other surrounding LA County shelters. Most of these animals were highly adoptable and have something in common: they have medical conditions such as broken legs, tumors, eye problems, skin issues or illness. These animals have been hit by cars, abused, or suffered serious neglect, or they are abandoned mothers with litters of unweaned puppies.

These shelter animals face an uncertain future. H.E.L.P assists adopters who are interested in a sick, elderly or injured shelter animal, but are discouraged by the potential high veterinary costs. We also assist individuals who adopt from the shelters and discover that their animal has a medical condition after adoption. We arrange for the animal to receive veterinary care and offer financial assistance to the adopter. If the adopter has already arranged for the animal to receive medical care, we reimburse the costs upon receipt of the veterinary bill and proof of treatment.