Big Poppa

Here's What You Need To Know:

  • Pet's Location : West Los Angeles, California
  • Pet's Age : Young adult
  • Pet's Breed : german Shepherd Dog
  • Pet's Gender : Male
  • Pet's Size : large
  • Pet good with other pets? : Yes
  • Pet good with kids? : No
  • Is the rescue able to transport the dog to owner's location? : no rescue involved yet, this may be possible

URGENT! This dog is on the shelters kill list and euthanasia is imminent.

???? Capture Your Heart: Big Poppa is tugging at our heartstrings. Despite his incredible qualities, he has been overlooked for an entire year, and time is running out. Our shelter is bursting at the seams, leaving us deeply concerned about his future. This extraordinary dog deserves to find a special place in someone’s heart. As it is he only gets to leave his kennel once a week, that is no life.

???? Picture Perfect: Meet Big Poppa, a stunning and healthy Shepherd mix who possesses an abundance of charm. His intelligence shines through, and his personality is overflowing. He is affectionate, silly, and endlessly curious, always ready to engage and respond. Playfulness exudes from him as he joyfully zooms around and chases toys. But after his playful adventures, he eagerly seeks the calming snuggles of a companion, and there’s nothing he loves more than a delightful belly rub!

???? Beyond the Shelter: Away from the chaos of the shelter, Big Poppa transforms into a contented and happy medium-energy dog. Although he hasn’t been off-leash tested with other dogs yet, he has interacted positively with larger canines during walks and in the yard. Calm and occasionally playful, he approaches these encounters with ease.

???? A Stray No More: Big Poppa arrived at the shelter as a stray in February 2022. Unfortunately, due to limited outings from his kennel, he experiences stress and doesn’t always present himself well inside his cage. Consequently, potential adopters seldom inquire about him. However, we promise that once you spend time with him in the yard, you will quickly understand why we hold him in such high regard. Big Poppa’s confidence and athleticism make him a perfect match for an active and experienced owner who can provide him with daily enrichment, exercise, and affection. In return, this stunning companion will shower you with unwavering love and loyalty.

???? Cherished by Volunteers: The volunteers who have had the pleasure of knowing and playing with Big Poppa absolutely adore him. Witnessing his transformation outside the shelter, he becomes a lovable and goofy marshmallow. You can catch a glimpse of his playful nature in the Instagram video capturing his early days at the shelter. We are in a desperate situation and need your help to save this big-headed, three-year-old goofball. Let’s act now and secure a brighter future for Big Poppa before it’s too late! BIG POPPA –

#A2017208 ???? 3 yr. old, 65 lb. Neutered Male (now 4 year old?)

⚠️VOLUNTEER FAVE WAITING SINCE FEB 2022 – ON ALERT ‼️ This sweet boy is looking for a foster to get a break from the shelter

???????? Shelter is expecting a lot of dogs coming in over 4th of July & there’s NO space so they have to start euthanizing perfectly healthy animals to make space

???? BIG POPPA – #A2017208

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???? Big Poppa has been alerted twice, so we fear an exit date is imminent.

**** The shelter is open to the public without appointments on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 8 am to 5 pm and on weekends from 11 am – 5 pm.

Appointments are needed for Wednesdays & Fridays and can be scheduled by calling 888-452-7381 or 310-207-3156 or online at:

Rescue Partners: Please contact Lifesaving Liaison Haydee Mancera at [email protected] or (213) 305-4112 . In her absence, contact Shelter Supervisors at (310) 207-3156 or Veronica Perry at [email protected]