A very sweet and friendly Pit Bull named Leah who has been waiting to be adopted at the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA (PHS/SPCA) just marked her three year milestone at the shelter.
“Leah’s been patiently waiting now at our shelter for three years to be adopted into a new and loving family,” said PHS/SPCA’s Communications Manager Buffy Martin Tarbox. “She’s a staff and volunteer favorite, so we decided to throw her a party complete with special dog cupcakes, also known as pupcakes, to mark the anniversary of when she came to our shelter three years ago.”
Found as a stray in East Palo Alto in March 2015, Leah is a five year old “plus size” spayed female gray Pit Bull. She’s very gentle and tolerant of all handling, although she is nervous around other dogs so she would be best as the only dog in a household.
“We affectionately refer to Leah as the friendly hippo at our shelter,” according to Tarbox. “She’s one of the animals that have been at our shelter the longest. But the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA doesn’t euthanize healthy, adoptable animals, so we’ll continue to care for Leah as long as it takes until she’s adopted.”
Leah’s health is exceptional, although she does have a flea allergy which causes skin sensitivity to flea medicine and she will require someone committed to helping her lose weight. Her adoption fee is $120. She is spayed, microchipped and vaccinated.
People interested in meeting Leah can visit the PHS/SPCA shelter at 1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame or call at 650-340-7022. The shelter is open for adoptions 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. Potential adopters should arrive at least an hour before closing time to complete an adoption.
PHS/SPCA is an open door shelter that accepts all animals regardless of age, health or even species. PHS/SPCA saves the lives of 6,300 animals a year.