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Howard the cat

Howard is available for adoption!! This beautiful baby boy has faint gray stripes that only peak through his shiny black coat when he basks in the sunlight or plays with the lights on the Christmas tree. He has an...

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Bulldogs headed home!

The 1st group of Bulldogs (14 to be exact) will be going HOME TODAY!!! This will be a “process” to get everyone spayed/neutered before going home. But today’s lucky 14 have been fixed this past week and their new...

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Meet Shelby!

Meet Shelby 🐱 She is a 5 1/2 year old spayed female cat who was turned in by her owner due to medical problems (theirs, not hers) She is 19lbs and we need to get her adopted ASAP! Overweight...

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Meet Heidi!

Meet Heidi! She is a disabled adult Chihuahua mix who has deformities to both of her front legs. We are not sure if this is a birth defect, or an old injury that was never repaired. She is housebroken,...

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Goal reached!

Goal reached !!!! Thank you everyone who helped! Thank you Josh – for coordinating ! Surgery is being scheduled – Cortney Buhrig Dorney to tech the surgery. Next will be recovery – foster home hopefully.

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Meet Lola!

Lola is enjoying her morning training session with Josh, our head dog volunteer! Lola is a 3 year old spayed female who is good with other dogs and LOVES kids! She is available for adoption as well as fostering!...

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35 adoptions later…

This is the best picture of the weekend… the teardown of our home for the last three days. 35 adoptions later and 46 hours worked we are done and all heading home. It has been another Whirlwind weekend full...

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY! WAGS is looking for volunteers to answer the phone Tuesday- Saturday 10-3pm. (The schedule can be broken into specific days. ) NO animal care involved just excellent communication and customer service skills, basic Word and Outlook and...

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Clear the Shelters

Today our Shelter Manager, Cortney is at the Clear the Shelters participation meeting in Burbank! WAGS is extremely excited to participate again! Last year over 6,000 pets were adopted in the 3 surrounding counties…WAGS had over 60 adoptions! Can’t...

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Help Wanted!

We are looking for a part time ( Sunday- Monday- Thursday) 11-7pm cleaning person – not direct animal care cleaning but laundry, building maintenance and other assigned tasks. If interested contact mrussillo (a) cox . net

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World meet Huck

World meet Huck. He’s an Aussie mix about 1yr with lots of wiggle and loves everybody! He passed his big dog test today with flying colors! This guy needs a bunch of kids to play with! If you want to...

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We’re Hiring!

WAGS TEAM IS LOOKING FOR A FEW GREAT PEOPLE!! We are looking for 2 full time people and 1 part-time person to work weekends. Our caretakers are extremely important members of our team and we need people who are...

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Kittens!

Soooooo many kittens, and most of them black, looking for new homes this weekend! Black kittens and cats will not be adopted out next month, so we’re doing our best to get as many adopted out by the end...

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Today is the last day for us to prep for the HUGE ADOPTION EVENT tomorrow!

Today is the last day for us to prep for the HUGE ADOPTION EVENT tomorrow!!! Over 300 pets are available for adoption for only $20!!! All kittens, adult cats and adult dogs (excludes puppies 6 months and under) are...

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Clear the Shelter is this Saturday!!!

DON’T FORGET!!!!! ‪#‎CleartheShelters‬ is this Saturday and WAGS, along with about 50 other shelters and rescue groups in Southern California will be adopting out our pets for only $20!! (puppies 6 months and under excluded) We have over 300...

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Starting today ALL ADULT CATS (7 months or older) ARE ONLY $50 TO ADOPT!!

Starting today ALL ADULT CATS (7 months or older) ARE ONLY $50 TO ADOPT!! With kitten season in full swing, our poor adult cats, many of them “leftovers” from last years kitten season, are being overlooked. We are trying...

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We are still very far from our goal of $700 needing to be raised for little “Cankle

We are still very far from our goal of $700 needing to be raised for little “Cankle”. His surgery has been scheduled for next Wednesday and, as you can see, he is a happy, active little guy who deserves...

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How about joining team P.U.R.R (Patient,Understanding,Rescue & Rehab)?

How about joining team P.U.R.R (Patient,Understanding,Rescue & Rehab)? WAGS has some kittens that just need a little patience and a bunch of loving to help them be social and more adoptable. Just 2-4 weeks of care can make all...

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The Home for the Holidays Adoption Event numbers are in…

The Home for the Holidays Adoption Event numbers are in…over 4,100 shelters across the U.S. participated from Oct 1-Jan 4 logging in every week and entering in their adoption numbers…WAGS proudly participates in this every year and this year...

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WAGS currently has 136 dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs available for adoption!

WAGS currently has 136 dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs available for adoption…all waiting for their forever homes. Pets are not just for Xmas, they are for life, but it breaks our hearts to know how many of our...

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On Giving Tuesday think of WAGS and WAGS pets

On Giving Tuesday think of WAGS and WAGS pets. We did not do a large fundraiser this year known as WAGS to Riches because we are still unsure of our building status come next June 2016 but now feel...

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Huge event this Saturday!!

ITS SURGERY DAY!! Not only are we doing our regularly scheduled “adopted” pets, but we are filling up our day with as many bonus surgeries as we can to prepare for this Saturdays HUGE ADOPTION EVENT…Clear The Shelters!!! WAGS...

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“Clear the Shelters” is This Saturday!

It’s OFFICIAL!! WAGS will take part in the Nationwide Adoption Event, “Clear the Shelters”! This Saturday, WAGS will be open from 10am-6pm and all adoptions are only $20!!! EVERY ADOPTION IS ONLY $20!!!! This event is being HEAVILY publicized...

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2 of our “littles” got a shelter break this past weekend!

2 of our “littles” got a shelter break this past weekend with one of our AWESOME volunteer families who also happen to be repeat WAGS adopters! Orca and Holstein (who must be adopted together) had a blast! Read more...

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Update on our search for a new building…

13 days left before the RFP is due to the city to have the contract renewed…and we are back to square one. Both buildings that we were looking at in Huntington Beach fell through due to zoning. The building on...

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Cilla is the happiest dog you’ll ever meet!

Cilla is the happiest dog you’ll ever meet!! She is a 7 year old spayed female Pittie who has enough energy to play with the puppies, but would also REALLY enjoy cuddling under the covers snoring away! She has...

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5 week old German Shepherd mix puppies!!

Another AWESOME photo shoot by Mike Dorney / Pacific Photographyyesterday of some of the WAGS dogs! This is one of our 5 week old German Shepherd mix puppies, “Chickpea”, who will available for adoption on March 15th! Stay tuned for...

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Pet Expo at the Orange County Fairgrounds

My staff thinks I’m nuts..but today marks 7 weeks before this years Pet Expo at the Orange County Fairgrounds!! This is MY FAVORITE adoption event of the year!! We got our official booth assignment and we have a FANTASTIC...

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Phillip is looking for a forever home!

Phillip would LOVE to be someone’s Valentine and find his new home! He is a 1-2 year old neutered male Pit Bull who is excellent with other dogs of all sizes, great with kids and is a fantastic exercise...

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“Critter” & “Dandelion” are waiting for a forever home!

“Critter” & “Dandelion” are female Lop sisters that are waiting for their forever homes!! They were brought in as strays after being dumped in a backyard with their 2 brothers. The boys were picked up by Rabbit Rescue to...

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WAGS is gearing up for Black Friday!

WAGS is gearing up for Black Friday!!! This Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12-5 ALL black dogs and cats will be adopted out for only $50!!! All regular adoption screening processes still apply. All adoptions include spay/neuter, current vaccines,...

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National Black Cat Day

This Monday the 17th is National Black Cat Day…so to celebrate least adopted color of cats, we are placing all of our black cats and kittens for only $75 (normally $100-$130)!! Stay tuned for more information about this weekends...

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Advanced Care ~ Immediate, Comprehensive

ALL WAGS adoptable pets receive onsite veterinary care by Westminster Veterinary Group (WVG) veterinarians and trained staff. Onsite and readily available veterinarians is one of the components of advanced care. ALL animals receive comprehensive medical exams and treatment from...

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