RANCHO SANTA FE — The Helen Woodward Animal Center had a special Pizza Puppies event April 8, after the arrival of Dewey and Davey, a pair of Jack Russell Terrier puppies found abandoned behind a Los Angeles pizza parlor.
The pups were just eight weeks old but were soon ready for their appearance in HWAC’s adoption department.
“It almost reminds us of the story of ‘Lady and the Tramp,’” said HWAC spokesperson Trisha St. George. “But in this case both Dewey and Davey were tiny puppies when they were found in an alley behind a restaurant. We’ll never understand how someone could look into those precious, innocent little faces and still dump them into an alley where, in all likelihood, they would have died if someone hadn’t happened by and found them.”
St. George said that Dewey and Davey are believed to be 2 months old. Davey weighs nearly 7 pounds and little brother Dewey is still less than 4 pounds. With proper care and nutrition, both puppies are expected to grow up to become happy, healthy, 15- to 20-pound adult dogs.
The name of the pizza parlor where the puppies were found was not released, but the puppies were turned over to Los Angeles area animal rescuer Julie Joseph.
“Julie contacted Helen Woodward Animal Center,” Adoption Manager Brian Simpson said. “She brought the Pizza Puppies down to us. They passed their health and temperament exams, received up to date vaccinations, were neutered, and implanted with microchip identification.”
Soon these little orphans were ready to be adopted and begin their lives with their new families. The adoption fee for Dewey or Davey is $295.
“There’s also a one-time $40 registration fee for the microchip,” Simpson said. “That way they can be identified if they ever decide to go out for pizza on their own.” Pets adopted from Helen Woodward Animal Center also receive a free one-night stay at Club Pet Boarding after the first month.
For more information about Dewey, Davey, or any of the other orphan pets available for adoption visit Helen Woodward Animal Center at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe, call (858) 756-4117, or visit animalcenter.org.
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