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About Ari and Phoebe

  • Ari is a 7 year, 9 mo. old Chow Chow & Golden Retriever in Alameda, CA
  • Phoebe is a 2 year old Beagle & Boxer in Alameda, CA


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About Ari

Ari is a very sweet boy. He loves other dogs and people, and will be your best friend forever if you give him lots of pets! He will give you kisses if your face gets too close to his face. He is a very chill dog and loves to just be with people and he's a champion snuggler. He gets a little nervous around high energy kids, but does really well with them as long as they do a proper doggy introduction and approach him calmly (no chasing, grabbing at him, etc)

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 7 years, 9 mo. old
  • Weight: 60lbs
  • Breed: Chow Chow & Golden Retriever
  • Tracking Chip: Yes
  • Neutered: Yes
  • House Trained: Yes
    He quietly sits by the door when he wants to go outside. He won't bark or scratch at the door, even in an emergency. He usually goes outside twice a day... once in the morning and once in the evening with the occasional afternoon outing.
  • Gets along with children: Yes
    He is good with children who are respectful of dogs and introduce themselves first. He still has a bit of puppy in him, and doesn't live with kids, so he tends to want to "puppy play" with kids that run or are rambunctious around him.
  • Gets along with other dogs: Yes
    He has never met a dog that he didn't want to make friends with!
  • Gets along with cats: No
    He has been fine with cats who aren't scared of dogs, but tends to chase to investigate cats that run away.

Special Requirements

He was recently diagnosed with Addison's disease, so he has to take a small, daily dose of prednisone to replace what his body isn't creating on its own. It's super important that he gets this medicine daily, as it keeps his body regulated.

About Phoebe

Phoebe had a very rough first year of life. She was abused and neglected as a puppy by her original owner in Tijuana and watched her only littermate pass away as a result of the abuse, and then she was left tied up alone in their yard and was totally neglected. A neighbor heard her crying so loudly and incessantly that they went and rescued her from the mistreatment and brought her to a shelter in Tijuana. She was fostered in a home for a bit in Tijuana, then transferred to a shelter in SF. That is where we met her and decided to foster her. As a result of all of the early trauma and displacement, Phoebe is still very nervous around most new people and in new places. We fostered her for five months before we officially decided to adopt her because it took her that long to let David anywhere near her. She was so fearful of everything and everyone and has PTSD related to her abuse and neglect. She has come so far in the year that we have had her with us, but she is still quite nervous around new people (especially men) and in new places. She tends to bark at new people at first (but never bites), and then just keeps her distance so she can observe them for a bit until she feels comfortable approaching them. Her first sign of affection is to touch your hand with her nose. Give her a little more time and space and she will warm up. It usually takes her about a half hour to warm up to new women and longer for men. Once she does warm up to you, she will be totally content hanging out with you and also loves to snuggle when she gets comfortable. She really is so sweet and wants to love everyone, she is just still dealing with her fear instinct and it takes a little patience to get to know her. She loves to play with toys and can keep herself entertained with a toy. She also loves to sprint laps around the back yard, especially if another dog is chasing her or if a person is pretending to chase her. She loves to bask in the sun either on the warm concrete in the back yard, or following the sun around the living room. She really is so sweet and a overall very low maintenance.

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 2 years old
  • Weight: 40lbs
  • Breed: Beagle & Boxer
  • Tracking Chip: Yes
  • Spayed: Yes
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Gets along with children: No
    We haven't had her around many children. She is very nervous around new people in general, so I think she would be the same way with kids, but if they were gentle and patient with her, she would warm up to them.
  • Gets along with other dogs: Yes
    She loves to play with other dogs. In unfamiliar places, she is sometimes a little nervous at first, but warms up fairly quickly.
  • Gets along with cats: No
    We have never had her around cats, so we aren't sure!

Special Requirements

Phoebe is still very nervous around new people and in new places. She just requires some time and patience to allow her to feel comfortable at her own pace. See the "About Your Dog" section for more info.