Success Stories

Meet some of the animals that generous support of the Malibu Pet Companions has helped to find homes over the years. To see our current animals, please visit us on Petfinder and to see recently adopted animals please visit us on Pet Finder adopted pets from Healthcare for Homeless Animals.

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Ali

Ali was arrived at the shelter horribly emaciated, and was immediately taken to the vet. Diagnostic tests indicated he had Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and would require special food and medication for the rest of his life.

With lots of TLC from shelter volunteers and the right medical treatment funded by MPC, Ali began to gain weight despite his medical condition. He was adopted by a lovely family who were thrilled to have this happy boxer as a part of their family.

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Angus

Angus

Hi my name is Angus! I came to the shelter as a stray and am not looking too handsome at the moment. I am missing patches of fur and have many sores. A visit to the vet, funded by MPC, showed I have severe flea allergies, low thyroid, and a skin infection. So now I am on medication, and take special baths to get me back in good shape.

Shortly after Angus received medical care through MPC he was adopted to a wonderful family with another senior pup.

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Annie

  • F / 
  • American Bulldog / 
  • 3 Years

Annie, 3 years old, a beautiful American Bulldog, who arrived at the Agoura Animal Shelter with her friend Sarge, another American Bulldog, came in with a shoulder wound that appeared to have been caused from a pellet gun. The wound, despite treatment, was not getting better so Annie was taken to Malibu Coast Animal Hospital for an exam. Additional medication, funded by MPC, was added into her treatment regime and the wound has completely healed. Annie was adopted with her friend Sarge and lives the good life in Northern California!

UPDATE: Adopted!

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Banjo

Banjo is an 8 year old Shih-Tzu mix, who arrived to the shelter as a stray with a very common condition called "cherry-eye," which causes the eyelid to swell, bulging into the eye itself. After a quick and simple surgery funded by MPC, Banjo now has healthy clear eyes. Banjo and his partner Samantha (a big Husky who just adores her little buddy!) were recently adopted together to a family whose two senior pups had passed away.

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Beauty & Baby Beau

When Beauty came to the shelter as a Humane Case, no one knew she had a "bun in the oven". She was at the shelter for many months before it was discovered that she was soon going to foal. She gave birth to a healthy and spunky Colt the volunteers named Beau. MPC paid for a private vet to examine both mama and foal to make sure all was right. They have both since gone to a rescue group that specializes in gaited horses and the correct way to train them.

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Benz

Benz is an MPC cat. Here is his story.

Benz entered the shelter as a sick, scared, withdrawn cat. He had abscesses and hematomas over much of his body and was close to death. Since then he has gained three pounds and is a new boy. He is as playful as a kitten, loves to be petted by people and rubs against them for affection. He coexists well with other cats and is, of course, litter box trained.

This cat is a handsome guy, but still shows some shaved areas where he recieved medical attention. Come meet him in the “Habicat” and see how miraculous he is. Please call Karla at (818) 519-3093 or the shelter at (818) 706-5898 for a chance to meet Benz!

UPDATE: Adopted!

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Black Beauty

Black Beauty

Black Beauty was turned in by her owner because she had issues soiling outside the litter box. The owner wasn't sure if it was crystals or another medical condition causing the problem. MPC took Black Beauty to a private vet to see if she was ill and she remained there for observation. The Vet noticed her urine had a strange pink coloring which they determined was caused by inflammation. They recommended a supplement for a couple of weeks. The food didn't taste bad and she got extra wet food-yummy fishy tuna! Black Beauty went back to the doctor and had a normal UA and a clean bill of health. She won’t need any further medication unless her symptoms reappear.

UPDATE: Adopted!

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Boris

Boris

Boris came to the Agoura Shelter as a stray. He was in poor condition from living on the streets but he was a very nice cat so we suspect he was owned by someone at some time. He had an odd rash so MPC took him to Malibu Coast Animal Hospital for treatment. Labs were run and he turned out to have a positive FIV test. The shelter volunteers fell in love with Boris and worked hard to find him a home. His rash cleared up and his fur improved after receiving proper nutrition. A nice couple came in and wanted to help a cat that needed rescuing. Some people are unsure about FIV positive status since they don't understand what it means But fortunately for Boris this couple were unfazed. Boris was adopted by this wonderful family who report that he is a very friendly cat and is doing well.

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Carlo

Carlo was reluctantly turned into the shelter when his owners could not longer care for his serious gum issues. MPC funded badly needed dental surgery and post-surgical antibiotics. He was recently adopted to a wonderful family, where he is happy and loved, and adapting well to his new surroundings. Carlo's former owners, who truly loved him, are happy to know that he's doing well.

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Charlie

  • M / 
  • 8 Years

Charlie, 8 years old, came over to the Agoura Animal Shelter from another county shelter. He was a darling quiet boy but his skin and fur were a mess. He had no fur on his hind end and very infected ears. Fleas and food seemed to be the culprits so with the advice of Malibu Coast Animal Hospital he was treated for the fleas and started on a fish based food along with some other supplements and medication to bring his skin and fur back to good health. His fur began to come back in and by the time he was adopted he was one gorgeous fellow!

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Charlotte

Charlotte, a senior 11-year-old Silky Yorkie, was found on the side of the road in heavy labor and in distress, and was rushed to the vet as soon as she arrived at the shelter. She was turning blue by the time she arrived at the veterinary clinic, and an emergency c-section was needed to save her life. Sadly, her puppies did not survive their premature birth, but Dr. Berry of Agoura Hills Animal Hospital was able to save Charlotte - even after her heart stopped twice during surgery! Charlotte entered foster care with one of our volunteers, recovered beautifully, and was adopted by a wonderful family who were thankful that MPC was able to fund her veterinary and after-care.

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Cocoa

Cocoa

Cocoa arrived at the shelter as a stray. Her coat was dirty and patchy and she had difficulty getting up. MPC took her for an exam with a private vet and after having X-Rays taken it was determined that she had arthritis in her lower back. She is currently being evaluated by the vet for a mass discovered in her abdominal area.

UPDATE: The mass was benign and Cocoa went home with a wonderful family that includes a senior Golden Retriever!

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Cookie

Cookie

When Cookie came to the shelter as a stray, she was woefully underweight, dirty and just two days from giving birth to a litter of six puppies. Cookie developed a urinary tract infection and MPC arranged and funded her veterinary care and medication. All of Cookie's puppies have been adopted. So now that she's done being a good mama, she is ready to find her forever home. Cookie’s foster family says her personality is bubbly and affectionate. She is housebroken, gets along wonderfully with other dogs and is not as active as a "typical" Jack Russell. She’s pretty small too, only weighing about 12 pounds.

UPDATE: Adopted!! By her Foster Family!

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Cookie Looking for a permanent home

Cookie, a sweet 5-year old Shih Tzu was enjoying herself, playing with her doggy pals when suddenly she couldn't put weight on her leg. Upon examination it was discovered she had somehow broken two bones in the leg. Cookie was immediately taken to Malibu Coast Animal Hospital where she underwent surgery and her leg was repaired. Currently in foster care, Cookie has a month of rest and relaxation ahead of her -- along with weekly cast changes -- so that her leg heals properly. Adopted!

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Daisy

Daisy

Hi my name is Daisy! I was turned in by my owner who said I was having seizures, and I did have one seizure during my first week at the shelter. So, the MPC brought me to the vet where they ran some tests, but found no problems with me at all! I came back to the shelter, and have not had a single seizure since.

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Diego

Diego

Hi, my name is Diego! I became an MPC dog after I was attacked by another dog. I arrived at the shelter with multiple wounds and was rushed to the vet right away. I had torn skin, and a number of puncture wounds that became infected. I ended up being hospitalized with the terrific vets at Malibu Coast Animal Hospital, who took care of me for about a week. Now I'm good as new. As you can see from my picture I am a senior boy, but don't let that fool you!

Adopted!

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Dinah

Dinah came to the shelter as a stray. A lovely 9 year old senior girl, she developed nasty skin and ear infections while at the shelter, and MPC funded the diagnostic tests and prescription medicine she needed to clear it all up. With the help of a rescue who networked her after her stay at the shelter became lengthy, Dinah was recently adopted into a family with two other senior dogs. She sleeps in the bed with her two new furry siblings and her new owner who adores her!

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Fat Spot

Fat Spot

Hi, I’m Fat Spot. I arrived at the shelter and soon settled in. After getting my shots and blood tests I went into a sunny open room with many other cats. I never met them but before and we shared our stories about the people we no longer live with. The room was nice and I didn't have to stay locked up in a cage any more. The volunteers were concerned about how I walked and MPC vet gave me a exam. The vet said I may have mild arthritis but my awkward gait was due to my being overweight. He said I was 21 pounds and my previous owner probably loved me too much and gave me too much food. I always thought I was big boned. I am a nice boy. I could use a nice home. I like other cats and may be ok with rabbits. I am will keep your heating bills down since you won't need throw covers if I move in and sleep on your lap. Please adopt me or some of my other shelter friends.

Update: Adopted!

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Frankie

Frankie & Jessie

We are litter-mates that came in as strays. The volunteers say we are lucky to be alive being so young out of the street. Strays are cats/kittens that were either outdoor animals that get lost, indoor animals that escape outside, get scared and lost, or just animals without a true home. Frank is the black and white. Jesse is the tabby. Soon after we arrived at the shelter, the volunteers notices that Frank had some fur missing around his mouth. At first they thought it I was just a messy kitty that had food stuck on my mouth. A few days later, they noticed some bald or crusty patches on my ears and head. I was taken to the vet who confirmed I had ringworm. The vet said it is a fungal disease. Jesse My brother didn't have any signs of the ringworm but kittens get it easily. We were treated with a anti-fungal topical medicine. The spots started to clear. We were then re-evaluated by MCAH and it was decided we should get oral medication. The oral medication made treatment easier. The volunteers say we are active kittens. We have much more energy than the average kitten.

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Frannie

Frannie Looking for a permanent home

  • F / 
  • Chihuahua mix / 
  • 7 Years

Frannie was transferred from the Lancaster Shelter after a devoted volunteer there begged us to bring her to the Agoura Shelter because her "time was up" the next day. Frannie had severe dental disease and she needed to be spayed. MPC arranged for and funded both procedures and is now a healthy and happy girl waiting for a cozy lap to rest in. She gets along with other dogs and her foster mom reports she is a well behaved girl. Please call (818) 519-3093 for more info on Frannie.

UPDATE: Adopted!

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Frenchy

Frenchy

I'm Frenchy -- a young, male, cream long hair cat. I came into the Agoura Animal shelter as a stray cat. I was not feeling well when I went in. My ears were very itchy and sore. The shelter vet said I had ear mites. MPC paid for some special medication to get rid of the ear mites. The medication made it easy to treat me with just 2 doses of medicine rather than daily ear drops. The volunteer said she could tell I was in pain since she could barely touch my face due to the ear infection. My ears have now cleared up and my fur grew back (I was partly shaved due to severe hair matting). Just over look my cauliflower ear. It is not painful or harmful to me. My ear is sustained some damage caused by the ear mites but it is only on the surface and does not affect my hearing. The volunteers say I made a great recovery and am now a social and outgoing cat.

Frenchy has found a loving home. His new family looked past his deformed ear and was able to see what a handsome boy he really is.

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Fudgie & Misty

Fudgie and Misty, a senior pair, both age 8, were brought to the shelter by their owner to be euthanized. They both had skin and ear problems that their owner did not want to spend any further money on. The shelter intervened to save these two sweet souls from euthanasia, and MPC stepped in to fund the medical care it took to clear up some ear and skin problems they were experiencing, and to continue thyroid mediation which the owner had stopped giving them (it was a lack of this inexpensive medication that caused the skin issues to persist). Both dogs have been adopted by wonderful families who adore them and feel fortunate to have them as a part of their family.

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Gig

Gig Looking for a permanent home

  • F / 
  • Rottweiler / 
  • 5 Years

A more friendly and happy dog you’ll never find! Gig has never met a person or a toy she didn’t like. One day when she was in the play yard at the shelter, she was tossing her toy in the air and chasing it with such joyful energy that she tore her ACL (the ligament in her knee). Unfortunately, the surgery to correct the painful injury is a very expensive one and the recovery at least 6 weeks long. However, Gig is such a special girl that MPC stepped in to arrange and fund her surgery. We are happy to report that the surgery was a success and now Happy Gig is ready for her forever home! She is at the Agoura Shelter (818) 706-5898 or for more info, please call (818) 519-3093. Wontcha take this happy girl home?

UPDATE: Adopted!

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Gigi

Gigi

Hi, my name is Gigi! I became an MPC dog after I had my puppies (9 in all!) and developed some stomach problems. The helpful volunteers with MPC checked me out with the vet to see if maybe I might have parasites - fortunately all is well. It was probably just all that rich food I ate while nursing.

Adopted!

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Gordie

Gordie

Cute little Gordie came to the shelter with a minor skin condition. MPC funded his treatment as well as his neuter, and he is now ready for his forever home. Please call the Agoura Shelter at (818) 706-5898 for more info on Gordie.

Update: Adopted by a wonderful volunteer!

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