Diesel

Diesel

This is Diesel and he will melt the coldest of hearts.  LOOK..AT..THAT..FACE!  Diesel is a male Rottweiler mix, about 2-3 years old, and currently weighs 62 lbs (although he is severely underweight).  He is easy to walk on leash, likes to play ball and seems to get along with other dogs.  Unfortunately, Diesel has bounced around between SPCALA and the Long Beach Shelter since July, and since he's been back at the Long Beach Shelter, he has shown severe kennel stress, has been put on meds and is now skin and bones (he's lost 20 lbs!).  We need to find a foster home for Diesel ASAP as we're very concerned about his health.   Diesel is a nervous wreck in his kennel, and immediately calms down when you get him out.
FURever has a rescue interested in sponsoring him (will pay for medical expenses and supplies) but a suitable foster must be found before we can get him out of jail.  Diesel seems to be curious of other dogs but just looks and walks away.  We've walked him in parallel with other dogs and he does just fine.
The ideal foster for Diesel would be one with experience with larger breeds, who can provide him a daily routine, including exercise, and will give him a loving home.  For now he should be in a home with no small children and no other pets, except for potentially a very social and friendly dog.  A meet-and-greet can be arranged.
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If interested in adopting Diesel, email petadopt@longbeach.gov to set up an appointment (his ID # is A659972).
If interested in fostering Diesel, go to foster2furever.com, click on the "Save a Life" banner at the topic of the page, fill out our short questionnaire and you'll be contacted to answer any questions you may have about Diesel or fostering.
Please don't hesitate.  Diesel needs you NOW!