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Tiny, terrified dog huddles behind large canine friend after losing home

Otter Pop, a Miniature Pinscher mix, is utterly terrified at the Ramona Humane Society in San Jacinto, California. The dog, who is estimated to be two-years of age, is taking comfort in his extra-large best friend, "Shadow," who shares his kennel run.

Shadow and Otter Pop
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The bonded pair was picked up and taken to the facility on August 14. The following information has been written about the dogs:

Someone found these dogs in the park and brought them in. We have since found out that owner lost his/her home and is sick in the hospital....AND is a veteran, no less. It sure would be nice if we could get them into a rescue or adopted...they don't have to all be together.

Shadow, who is an overweight senior who reportedly weighs in at a whopping 175 pounds, is said to be "bewildered" at his sudden residence inside of an animal shelter - he has been described as a "good boy."

Both dogs are in need of a new home - it is apparent that the dogs, who are obviously bonded to one another, would enjoy a home together, though it is not required by the facility.

Please take a moment to network the following information for Otter Pop and Shadow:

  • "Otter Pop" - Miniature Pinscher male Mix - 48093 / R189037
  • "Shadow" - Labrador male Mix (Senior) - 48094 / R189039
  • POTENTIAL ADOPTERS: Please contact the front desk at the shelter. Their phone number is 951-654-8002 ext. 4. Please have the animal description and identification number(s) available.
  • RESCUES: Please contact Rachel McKee, the Rescue Coordinator at Ramona Humane Society, via telephone @ (951) 654-8002 ext. 224 or (951) 260-7204. You can also email Rachel @
  • Facebook thread for Shadow here
  • Facebook thread for Otter Pop here

Note: The dogs' owner is terminally ill and is not expected to live much longer; he is unable to take the dogs back.

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