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My name is Sparky **Courtesy Listing**!

I'm being cared for by
New Beginnings for Animals

Facts about me

Border Collie/Akita
Black - with White
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Pet ID

My info

Small red x Not good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small red x Not good with cats
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story


Meet Sparky! He is a Border Collie & Akita mix, so he's a big and active dog. He has a short coat and is house-trained. He'll need a secure and high fence. Sparky is looking for his forever home! He is great with people and very friendly.

If you are interested in adopting Sparky, please go to the Laguna Beach Animal Shelter website for the adoption process and applications. Please complete an application and call the shelter to schedule an appointment or for any questions.


Contact Information for Laguna Beach Animal Shelter and Sparky's listings:

Contact Us! 949-497-3552 |
20612 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1184

June 2, 2023, 10:26 pm

New Beginnings for Animals

Contact info
Pet ID
P.O. Box 2444, Mission Viejo, CA 92690

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

All interested parties are required to complete an Adoption Application (on our website at This helps us place our rescued animals in homes best suited to their needs and the needs of their new families. Most of these animals have been through so much and we want to make their transition as smooth as possible. Please visit our website: for our adoptable dogs and cats, how to meet them, our adoption & foster applications, adoption events, and much more.

CAT questions/info contact: (949) 716-0538 or

DOG questions/info contact: (949) 348-8057 or

Go meet their pets

Our Cats can be seen 7 days a week at:
PETSMART Aliso Viejo (in the store's Cat Adoption Center)
26762 Aliso Creek Rd.
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 12 noon - 4 p.m.

Some of our cats are also in foster homes, so please call Hana at (949) 716-0538 or email to schedule an appointment to visit a kitty in foster care or to visit them at Petsmart.

To Meet Our Available Dogs: Call 949-348-8057 or email to arrange a visit with one of our wonderful dogs available for adoption.


FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus) is a widely misunderstood condition. Many people think that it’s easily spread, makes cats very sick, and that they have a lower life expectancy, so they are not often adopted. This is far from the truth!

When a cat tests positive for FIV, it means they either carry the virus or have been vaccinated for it at some point (which causes them to test positive for the disease, which is why this vaccination isn’t recommended, among other reasons). FIV is not spread through casual contact such as shared food/water/litter, mutual grooming, or playing. It is most commonly spread through deep, vicious bite wounds typically inflicted by intact toms fighting on the streets over food, females, or territory. If a cat has been spayed or neutered, they are unlikely to fight in this manner, and if the population is stable (no serious fighting), FIV+ cats can live with non-infected cats.

It was previously thought that FIV+ pregnant females could pass the virus to their kittens, but this has since been disproved according to one study.* Kittens with an FIV+ mother may test positive for up to 6 months simply due to the presence of maternal antibodies, which dissipate over time.

FIV+ cats can live as long and healthy a life as non-infected cats. This doesn’t mean they will never become ill; they are, after all immunocompromised, so illnesses can be easier to catch and harder to fight off. They have the same needs as any other cat: high-quality nutrition, a clean, stress-free, strictly indoor environment, regular veterinary visits (two times per year), and lots of love.

If they should become ill, they are generally treated earlier, longer, and more aggressively than non-immunocompromised cats (meaning they need to see the vet at the very first sign of illness and may be on a stronger medication or on medication for a longer period of time).
*Study results can be found on our "Available Cats and Kittens" website page at

More about this rescue

We are a no-kill rescue group in Southern California. Our primary focus is rescuing animals from local high-kill shelters. We then either board them or place them in foster homes so we can better assess their personalities before placing them in loving homes. All our animals are examined by our veterinarians, spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, FELV/FIV tested if they are cats, flea treated and dewormed if needed.