Meet Holmes and Sherlock; two incredible pups who are ready for their forever home!
As mentioned a couple posts ago, we found these two little characters zipping around a rehearsal studio parking lot here in North Hollywood. We’ve tried to connect them with their original guardians over these past two weeks, but have not had any luck finding them. (Flyers, Craigslist, local networking, shelter notifications, etc.) We think they might have been dumped – which makes this story all the more tragic. I’ve been personally fostering these guys since October 22.
They really are great dogs! Everyone around the studio here freaks over them when we go out on for walks and potty breaks. These dogs are friendly to everyone. And from what I’ve observed, they seem to be very low-maintenance doggies. (Or at least – coming from a cat person like me – as “low maintenance” as dogs can ever be!)
We estimate these guys to be around a year old, give or take a few months. They’ve been neutered and microchipped, and are getting vaccinated and dewormed this week, so they will be fully ready to join your family. And yes, if you have youngsters, we think they would be great with kids. We’ve seen no signs of aggression out of either of them.
Holmes is the more immediately outgoing and gregarious of the two. He usually goes right up to strangers to get his pets and scratches, and he certainly loves the attention. He’s a little ball of fire in his public life; very energetic and curious about most everything. But back at the crib, he likes to “kick-it” and chill out. Must be all that energy he burns off! And, of course, Holmes sports that “perpetually concerned” brow, which adds to his unique character..
Special note: Holmes will usually cock his head at you when you sing to him or speak in an artificially high voice. He appears to be confused by these things!
Holmes seems to be a “puggle;” a pug/beagle mix, but may have a couple other breeds mixed in there, as well. He’s a little smaller than Sherlock and has shorter legs.
Sherlock is a bit more timid and cautious when he first meets most people. He’ll still let you pet him, but he prefers to watch Holmes grab the spotlight with newcomers, then gradually ease over for a little attention. Once he gets to know you, he can be as equally excitable as Holmes. And when it’s time to go outside and I break out the leashes, it’s actually Sherlock who stands up and makes the most fuss about it.
Special note: When Sherlock feels like it, he can stand up on his back legs for up to 10 seconds if you hold a doggy treat just out of range of his mouth!
Sherlock seems to have some Chihuahua in him, along with some other breeds, and is a bit taller than Holmes with longer legs.
The Bonded Pair
These two definitely came from the same home and, as far as we can tell, are likely blood relatives. Their tails are identical (the pug effect?) and they arrived with matching collars (but no tags), another indication that they lived in the same place. Beyond that, they are extremely close and get along great. They MUST be adopted together – no exceptions.
This adoption will be through a rescue group. If you are interested in giving these guys a beautiful forever home, hit us up ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or, if you are unable to adopt them yourself, please spread the word and post this entry far and wide. We need to get these boys settled into their new digs as soon as we can.