Doris Day (#A1732069), who is 8 yrs. old and 70 lbs., is one of the most loving and gentle dogs you'll ever meet, but sadly this amazing girl has been waiting for a home for nearly TWO YEARS at the West LA Animal Shelter!
We believe a big reason Doris has been overlooked for so long was because she had three small mammary tumors. But a very caring volunteer, who longs to see this beautiful dog get adopted, paid to have the tumors removed on 10/4/19 - and Doris got a clean bill of health!
Doris' journey began in Sept. 2017, when she was brought in as a stray to the South LA Shelter. After spending some time there, she was transferred to West LA, where she was adopted in July 2018. But sadly, she came back in Sept. 2018 after being found as a stray.
Despite her long stay in such a stressful environment, Doris has managed to remain calm and gentle -- whether she's being handled in her kennel, playing in the yard with her human friends or simply trotting contentedly on her walks. In fact, she's so easygoing that she's often chosen to help train new volunteers with their handling skills and has been a perfect lady when meeting kids. She melts our hearts when she rolls over for a belly rub or when she sits down and lovingly looks up at us, hoping for a treat -- which she always takes with a gentle mouth. And did we mention she has the softest, most velvety fur!
Doris got a much-deserved break from shelter life during the #4days4life and earned a glowing review from her foster mom, who said: "I fostered Doris Day, and she did wonderful! She does great in the car, on a leash and she never barked! She was even okay with my senior cat. Given more time to adjust, I know she would be fine living with a feline. She's potty-trained, she is very easy going, and low/med energy. She did great meeting (human) strangers. Never jumped on them. Was very polite. Oh, and she was a star at the self-dog wash I took her to. This 8-year-old girl deserves a great home!"
Doris is calm around other dogs and has been walked with pups her size; but because she gets nervous if other canines get too close, we feel she'd be the happiest if she was the only dog in the home.
Doris is healthy, happy and ready to bring lots of love to the lucky family who chooses to take her home!