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Guapo was adopted as a cute puppy: Years later surrendered back to shelter

Years ago Guapo was adopted from this same shelter. Now his family has surrendered him.
Years ago Guapo was adopted from this same shelter. Now his family has surrendered him.
Kimberly Allen Chapin

When Guapo was just an adorable Boxer puppy and somehow landed at Baldwin Park Animal Care Center, a family came along quickly and adopted him. Somehow, his love and devotion wasn't enough for his family; on August 4, the ten-and-a-half-year-old dog was surrendered back to the same shelter.

What are the chances of a senior dog finding a new home?

Surrendering a pet to an open admission shelter is a serious decision that should be carefully thought through because there is no guarantee that someone is going to adopt your pet or a rescue organization is going to rescue the dog or cat you no longer want. There are other alternatives before surrendering your pet:

  • Keep your pet at home until you can find a permanent home for the animal. Consider friends, family, co-workers, or neighbors that may be looking for a pet.
  • Contact animal rescue groups
  • Consider these training tips for behavioral issues

Click here for Guapo's Baldwin Park Animal Care Center adoption listing. Please reference A3291776 when inquiring about Guapo.

Click here for Guapo's Facebook thread as volunteers and humane advocates work to find a foster home, rescue, or adopter. He has not been evaluated by the staff, and as of Monday afternoon could be found at "B" Receiving Area.

For more information on Baldwin Park Animal Care Center:


4275 North Elton Street, Baldwin Park, CA 91706


Exit the 605 Freeway at Ramona. The animal care center is located off of Ramona, between Maine and Puente Avenues.

Hours of Operation:

Monday- Thursday: 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday-Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Holidays – Limited Operations

Contact Us:

Baldwin Park Animal Care Center Dispatch: (626) 962-3577

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