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Like so many pit bulls and pit bull mixes in shelters across the country, Kharma is lingering at our shelter because all her good qualities just are not being recognized.
This pretty white and brown four-year-old pittie mix was found as a stray by a young woman who described herself as homeless. She realized she did not have the resources needed to keep Kharma, but did have her long enough to give some good insights the young dog’s personality.
She described Kharma as an active, playful, loyal and affectionate girl who loves to go for walks and car rides. Kharma did “amazing” with her cats but was slow to warm up to the other dogs in the home, but eventually did. Kharma lived in the home with a young teenager and apparently did well with them.
Since Kharma has been at the shelter (since July) we have seen that her previous owner’s assessment of her is pretty much spot on. She is shy around strangers, but very sweet once she gets warmed up to someone. Kharma prefers women, but several of our kennel staff are men, and she gets along well with them.
Kharma has been lingering at the shelter long enough — we are hoping that someone will step up for her and change her karma for the better by giving her a loving forever home. She just needs a chance to show the world her good side.
Pictures with Santa
This event is very popular with local pet lovers as it gives them the opportunity to get cute pictures of their pets taken with Santa. This year’s event will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dennis Company in downtown Long Beach.
Now’s the time to get Fido or Fifi’s costumes together for this annual fun, family event. This is a fundraiser for the shelter.
Adoptions require approval of an adoption application. Applications are available at beachpets.com. Email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Prospective adopters can also fill out an application at the shelter.
SPCHS Shelter is at 330 Second St. NE, Long Beach, WA 98631 (P.O. Box 101) 642-1180. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.