Welcome Spring with an SPA Pet of the Month at Your Side

By Lynn Weisberg and Joan DiPiero

March 20 is the first day of spring, a season that symbolizes rejuvenation, a time for new beginnings. What better way to transform your life than by enriching it with a new pet like one of our March Pets of the Month, Gonzalo or Alexa (cats) or Teddi or Benji (dogs)?

Gonzalo should have been named Gonzo to better reflect his zany personality. Always on the move, climbing high buildings (well, actually, his scratching post), then leaping onto our shoulders, he’s almost always the center of the cat activity. When he’s not on the run, his calm alter ego takes over and he snuggles. About 10 months old, he’s pearly white with striking olive green eyes.

Alexa, a lovely Himalayan dignified old lady, refuses to tell us her exact age, but we think she’s 10 to 15 years old. Found wandering in a field, she had already been spayed, so we’re sure she was someone’s beloved pet. Since her fur was matted and filled with brambles, we clipped her and discovered how skinny she was. Now several months later, she has gained weight and her beautiful luxuriant fur coat. A great affectionate lap cat, she would dearly love a real home to live out her last years.

Medium-large Teddi, just over a year old, has been with us since she was a small pup. Lovely to look at, smart and playful, she definitely wants to change quarters to a real home! She would do best in a place with enough enclosed property so she can run freely. She gets along with other dogs and walks calmly on leash, although she’s a bit timid on noisy streets.

Benji, a 7 1/2 month old mixed breed male, was born strong and stocky, making us all laugh with his rolling, tough guy gait and his outsized body! Still strong and stocky but bigger, he adores people and gets along well with the other dogs at the SPA, including his best girl and roommate, Chips. He probably would do best as an only dog or perhaps as a companion to a female dog. He is really adorable and completely loveable!

Adopt (400 pesos) any of these Pets of the Month during March and receive a free adoption kit. Preview all our available animals at www.spasanmiguel.org (Adopt Me! pages) and meet them at Los Pinos 7, 152 6124, Monday-Saturday between 11am and 2pm. For up-to-the minute news, check our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/spasanmiguel Gear up for the spring with an SPA pet in your life!


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