San Diego Humane Society and SPCA
 

Employee and Volunteer Picks

Of the many wonderful animals available at San Diego Humane Society, these pets are extra special because one of our staff or volunteers has chosen to nominate them as their Employee or Volunteer Pick.

 


 

Lilah always has a smile and a wagging tail!

Lilah

Calming & Mellow, it's Chamomile

Chamomile

Magness Is Magnificent!!

Magness Blue (Maggie)

Stella's as sweet as can be!

Stella

 


Stella (169616)

Volunteer: Sue W.


Stelllllllaaaa!!!Stella is a 4-year old American Staffordshire Terrier mix who has melted a number of our hearts at the San Diego Campus, including one of our new Canine Companion volunteers, Sue W. To put it simply, Sue loves pretty much everything about this gentle giant, even her manner of...um... well..."relieving" herself. Read on to learn more, and then come on over to our campus on Gaines Street and adopt Stella today! 


What do you like best about her personality?
Sweet as pie!
"Stella always greets me with a smile. She loves to enjoy pets and is very goofy. Stella is very sweet. And poops like a lady (fun fact)." 

What first drew you to your pick?
"As a new volunteer, Stella is the first dog I feel connected to. I clicked with her right away."

Is there something special about the way your pick looks?
"She has a beautiful smoke grey coat and pretty golden eyes. I love it when she wags her tail when I talk sweetly to her. She likes to show me her toys."

What is her coolest/silliest/most fun trait?
"She is really easy on the leash and loves treats. I think wet food might be a favorite. She likes to have her ears rubbed. Her smile is super silly." 

Anything else you'd like to add?
"Stella is a beautiful and kind dog. She needs to be the only dog in the house. But when you bring her home, you will have so much love from her you will not need another dog. She is bubbly, happy-go-lucky and has really great energy."


 

Magness Blue "Maggie" (140942)

Volunteer: Chelly W.

Magness Blue has many faces - all are Beautiful!!Dog Buddy volunteer, Chelly, has worked with countless doggies across a number of our locations. So when she says that Magness Blue (affectionately called "Maggie") is really something special, well you'd better believe it's true! The 4-year old American Staffordshire mix is currently available for adoption at our location inside the Petco of El Cajon. We hope you'll read some of what Chelly has to say, and then head on over and adopt the sweetie pie!

What do you like best about her personality?
"She is FUN. She looks like she's on the verge of a bit of playful mischief and is so sweetly curious about her world." 

What first drew you to your pick?
"Maggie was just such a nice girl, and adorable."

Is there something special about the way your pick looks?
"I really like her markings."

What is her coolest/silliest/most fun trait?
"Maggie has always been a sweet gal, whether walking in El Cajon or just spending time in her room. She is playful but also sweet. I feel very comfortable around her and love spending time with her." 

Anything else you'd like to add?
"She is so deserving of a forever home, especially with a breed-savvy owner. I think she would be a wonderful companion to join you for both outdoor activities and just cuddling at home."



Lilah (138762)

Volunteer: Shari N.

Sweetheart Lilah is the COOLEST!Canine Enrichment Assistant, Shari N., can't say enough good things about volunteer and staff favorite alike, Lilah. We simply can't understand how the senior sweetheart has been in our care for so long, and we hope that someone out there will see past her age (at 8 years old, she's BARELY a senior) and her breed (she's a pretty pittie), and come adopt this love! Lilah is currently in a foster home, so please call us at (760) 757-4357 to arrange an intro!

What do you like best about her personality?
"She is so friendly and loving."

What first drew you to your pick?
"Lilah came to my attention by the way she always barked to say hello when she saw me, and then when I came to her kennel to greet her, she was so loving and happy."

Is there something special about the way your pick looks?
"Lilah is a beautiful dog who seems to smile with her eyes and to genuinely appreciate attention and love."

What is her coolest/silliest/most fun trait?
"Lilah is awesome because she is full of energy and loves to play, but she also loves to snuggle. She loves it when I come inside her kennel to pet her, and she puts her head on my lap so we can relax together. She also loves toys and is very good at obeying commands."

Anything else you'd like to add?
"Lilah has been at the shelter for a long time and is so ready to go to her forever home. She is a very special dog who has a love of life, is happy and loves to play, and is also very sweet and affectionate. She would be a great addition to a family as she is fun, loving, and beautiful."



Chamomile (162826)

Volunteer: Chelly W.

Sweet & Mellow as can be!Chelly W. is one of our most distinguished and long-time Dog Buddy
volunteers, so when she expressed concern that one of our sweetest adoptable doggies is constantly getting overlooked, we thought we should ask for her expert opinion on what makes Chamomile so special. Here's what Chelly had to say...

What do you like best about her personality?
"SWEET!!!!!!" 

What first drew you to your pick?
"I didn't really notice her at first to be honest, but then I spent some time with her and discovered what a gentle, kind spirit she has. She is also easy to walk - interested in her environment but not overly cautious and seems to be getting more confident." 

Is there something special about the way your pick looks?
"She looks a bit scared but inquisitive and curious, just tugs on your heart to want to pet and hug her."

What is her coolest/silliest/most fun trait? 
"She is very sweet and it is so nice to be around a bigger dog who is
Snuggled up & ready to meet you!calm and quiet." 

Anything else you'd like to add?
"Sitting with her the other night I was able to cuddle her up in her blanket and she fell asleep with her head on my arm. What a precious girl! She has come so far from where she was when she first came in - she was so skiddish and frightened. Now she not only "tolerates" but actually enjoys interaction with people if they are calm and quiet with her. She would be such an awesome match for a home with calm people who can just love her."


8-year old Chamomile would prefer to be the only dog in the home. She is available at our San Diego Campus on Gaines Street where she is a favorite of both staff and volunteers alike. There's no mistaking it, her gentle sweetness - though perhaps not attention-getting - is definitely worth a second look!