Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Couple of doggie notes from Tehachapi

If you're considering adopting a dog, why not an older fellow? Here's one guy who came to my attention recently, Arnie.

Arnie is a quiet, reserved little gentleman (purebred Chihuahua) weighing in at about 10 years old.

The only time Arnie gets really excited is when you take him for a walk. He loves it and since he has a pound or two to lose, Arnie needs someone who will take him for a daily stroll.

Arnie gets along with other dogs, cats but not chickens. He’s real curious about chickens and tends to lick his lips.

Arnie has been neutered, is up to date on shots and is microchipped. He is looking for a retired couple to lavish affection on him as he is a bit of an introvert.

Call Have-a-Heart Humane Society at 661-823-7649 or 661-557-7876 (cell)

Perfect Christmas gift for dog lovers on your list

Avoid the rush, buy yours NOW!!! (get two, they're small)

A new device that can help sort out your mutt’s breed, or breeds, can also help other pups in need.

The Tehachapi Radio Shack on West Valley Boulevard, is selling Doggie DNA kits to help Rainbow Rescue, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving animals in the Tehachapi, California City, Mojave, Boron and Edwards areas.

Rainbow Rescue has rescued and rehomed hundreds of puppies, stray, abandoned and surrendered dogs over the last decade.

The DNA kit is $10, of which 100 percent goes to Rainbow Rescue.

Swab your dog’s cheek and send it to the manufacturer along with $49.95 for processing and in two weeks they will send your dog’s full breed composition (up to 5 levels). The information can help you understand the unique personality traits of your dog, warn you about the dog’s predisposition to disease and genetic health concerns.

You can purchase the kits at the Tehachapi Radio shack, 1121 W. Valley Blvd., Ste. A, Tehachapi, CA 93561 (corner of Tucker Road and Valley Blvd.) or you can send a check made out to Rainbow Rescue/Radio Shack to the same address for however many kits you would like.

Chelley Kitzmiller, who owns the Radio Shack dealership and volunteers for Rainbow Rescue, will then send the manufacturer your address and they will send the kits.


  1. I did a DNA Test using Canine Hertiage XL Breed Test. It was a great experiance but you never know what you will get when you get the results. Our German Shepard, Lab mix is actually a Rottweiler, Chow Chow.

  2. Briana,
    I love that! Dogs are so great.