The salmon-pink doghouse was difficult to miss, even though it was partially hidden in a drainage ditch at the side of the road. The wooden building was situated in a secluded spot, surrounded by farmland in California. An anxious brindle dog was snuggled inside waiting for a passing car while her leash was still connected.
Fortunately, an alert neighborhood resident discovered the tiny pink cottage earlier this month and reported the dog to the police. The dog was transported to the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter (SCCAS) by the responding officer, where the puppy was visibly grateful to be safe.
The dog was identified as Pebbles by the shelter workers, but when police located the owner, they learned that he had given Pebbles up when he became homeless a year prior. Pebbles and her previous owner have obviously not had it easy, but because of the cops’ dedication to the case, the abandoned canine now has a place to call home. Everyone who meets the 9-year-old dog, who is now up for adoption and looking for a family to spend the rest of her life with, praises her. Maria Chomentowski said on Facebook, “I met Pebbles and she is the loveliest puppy with gorgeous, soulful eyes.”
Another lover of Pebbles, Robin Gabriel, said on Facebook, “She is even more charming and sweet in person, stunning brindle brown.”
While Pebbles has a brighter future ahead of him, the SCCAS wants to encourage others who are having a hard time providing for their dogs that there are alternatives. SCCAS said on Facebook, “The Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter is an Open Door Admission Shelter and we take in any animal free of charge without questioning.” Animal abandonment is illegal and can result in needless suffering for the victim. Please give any animals you no longer want to the shelter if you have any..