SoBrina has completed many months of dog training and has received her Canine Good Citizen Certificate from the Kennel Club of America.  She has also successfully completed testing and is registered as therapy dog through Pet Partners.


 SoBrina is said to be a long haired Chihuahua/ Dachshund mix.  She is approximately 4 years old; however, thinks of herself as a spry puppy.  She is very playful when at home with her siblings Roxie (my Grandmother’s Dachshund) and Penelope (the family cat).  Roxie and Penelope are about 12 years old and both are able to hold their own with their younger sister.  SoBrina is also a very loving “furry child” who can be found sitting in someone’s lap or just snuggling in general.


 SoBrina came from a shelter outside of Los Angeles where she was picked up after being found wandering the streets.  It was through a friend I was introduced to a fostering group here in Portland who helps rescue dogs from shelters with extremely high kill rates in California.  The group has a contact in the Los Angeles area who goes into local shelters to determine which dogs are best suited for adoption.  This is done by completing behavioral testing on the animal.  Once a dog passes the screening process they are pulled from the shelter and boarded until they can be driven up to Oregon, where they are then taken to their temporary foster placement.  The dogs are then groomed, taken to a veterinarian and continue to be fostered until an adoption can be arranged.  I am very grateful to the Portland fostering group as SoBrina has been a fantastic addition to our family since she came to live with us 3 years ago.


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