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Purebred Shar Pei needs a home of his own instead of a Calif. kill shelter

Brought in as a stray, Koby is not doing well in the heat. Please refer to A469009.
Brought in as a stray, Koby is not doing well in the heat. Please refer to A469009.
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Koby is a gorgeous Chinese Shar Pei. No one knows where he came from, but he was picked up as a stray, and if anyone thinks that purebred dogs don't wind up at high kill animal shelters in danger of being euthanized, just meet this poor guy.

Click here for Koby's PetHarbor listing. He arrived on July 11, and if not claimed will be ready to be adopted on July 18. Please refer to A469009.

Sadly, Koby is bothered by the heat, and on Wednesday, when a volunteer arrived to video him, the poor four-year-old pooch was extremely lethargic and panting heavily; the heat of the day and the stress of being in a cage in an animal shelter with dogs barking and strangers walking about, have taken their toll on this beautiful dog.

In 1978, Shar Peis were named as one of the world's rarest dogs by Time magazine and Guinness World Records. The breed was not recognized by the American Kennel Club until 1991.

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Let's hope he's lost and his owner will soon show up to claim him and take him home.

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For more information about this animal, call:
San Bernardino City Animal Control located at 333 Chandler Place in San Bernardino, Calif. Please call 909.384.1304
Ask for information about animal ID number A469009

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