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Family goes on summer vacation, leaves their dog at animal control

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Update 7/2/14: Louie has been rescued!

When a family in California failed to find someone to dog sit for an upcoming summer vacation, they took their pet to the shelter.

Today, Louis is no longer part of his family...he is instead another homeless dog who has been assigned an identification number and a kennel run at the Apple Valley Animal Services facility in Apple Valley, Calif.

The following information has been written about the five-year-old pit bull mix:

Turning him because they will be leaving for the summer and can't find anyone to dog sit him. Indoor/Outdoor dog. Crate trained and housebroken. Dog walks well with the gentle leader or halti He is OK with some dogs and doesn't like other dogs. Just needs to be introduced properly. Has never seen a cat before. Has been around older kids. Loves to run with his owner (Up to 3 miles) Has always eaten Iams from a raised bowl. Has never had any food issues. Has been to lots of doggie training and is a very good traveler.

Louie is already neutered and up-to-date on his shots.

Please take a moment to network Louie's information...he did not ask to be put in this situation, and now he requires the assistance of strangers who are willing to increase Louie's odds of leaving alive.


  • Adopt-A-Pet profile for Louis here
  • Louie ID number 134846
  • E-mail:
  • Facebook thread for Louie here
  • Apple Valley Shelter - Phone: 760-240-7000 ext 7555 then option 2
  • Please direct all inquiries about this dog to the Apple Valley facility

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