My name is Penelope!

Posted 1 year ago | Updated over 2 months ago

Adoption fee: $250

This helps The Animal Pad - CA Chapter with pet care costs.

My basic info

Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)
Black - with White
Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg) (when grown)
Pet ID

My details

Checkmark in teal circle Good with kids
Checkmark in teal circle Good with dogs
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained
Checkmark in teal circle Has special needs

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

Pen will be your best friend! 

Hi, pals! My name is Penelope. I’m a goofy, cuddly girl with a heart of gold. I’m a 3 years old terrier mix. I am 34 lbs, much improved from my skin-and-bones days.

The reason I’m so happy about the extra lbs is because I have a condition called Megaesophagus. Basically, my esophagus doesn’t coordinate the movement of food into my stomach properly, causing regurgitation. My condition was causing me to literally starve to death in the shelter because I wasn’t able to get the care that I need to be a happy, healthy girl. I’ve been able to pack on the pounds by eating in a Bailey's Chair for about 35 minutes. I also take a few meds: Sucralfate (~$15.00 per month), Sildenafil (~$5-10.00 per month), and Vermedin (~$108.00 per month). I know it sounds like a lot, but once we get into a routine, we will be working like a well-oiled machine! I’m such a sweet girl and I’m totally worth it! 

I’m dog selective and would require slow, intentional dog introductions with dogs my size or larger. I am not a fan of smaller dogs and cats.  I love getting out for walks and exploring. Sometimes the city sounds spook me, but once I get to know the neighborhood I’m comfortable. Even though I enjoy some exercise, I’m a relatively mellow girl. What I love most of all is CUDDLES. I will smother you with snuggles if you let me! 

I’m a good girl who is bathroom, house, leash, and crate trained. Talk about a pawfect angel! Due to my condition, I do regurgitate (think little spit-ups, not total vomit) on a daily basis if I play too hard, get too excited, etc. My goofy personality and huge heart make me well worth it! 

When I was starving in the shelter, unable to keep my own food down, I was the most miserable pooch. Since being rescued, I’m so appreciative of my second chance at life and I make sure that you know how much I love you! I need a special person who will be patient with my feeding and will monitor my health. However,  I’m also a special girl who will bring so much joy to your life! I would do best as the only dog in the home, and am great with kids. I’m such a sweet lady that I’d fit in with any home that can give me the love and care that I need. So what do you say? Give me the furever home that I’ve always dreamed of and adopt me today!

"The Animal Pad recognizes that taking in a new dog can pose a challenge to the entire family. Penelope's adoption package includes a FREE four-week scholarship with our partner Goodpup ( Goodpup offers virtual, individualized training to ensure you, your dog, and your family have the skills needed to thrive together. GoodPup Scholarships include:

  • 4+ weeks of positive reinforcement training

  • 24/7 chat for questions and support

  • Access to a behavior team to assist in advanced cases"

My adoption fee is $200 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

Contact info

Pet ID
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.
Adoption Application:

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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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