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KodaAnimal ID: 23-03247

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About Koda

Chow Chow / Flat-Coated Retriever
Age: Adult
Sex: Male

We are in desperate need to find an adopter or foster and rescue for dear sweet Koda, a middle aged or older chow retriever looking mix who was just dumped at the Seaaca shelter in Downey, and is euth listed for 10/7! Koda is appears to be a young senior chow retriever mix, although the shelter just says he is 5+ yrs who weighs 54 lbs. This poor ole guy is missing half the fur on his back and hind legs from what appears to be utter neglect and mostly from fleas, along with his ears that have serious fly strike as well. Both are treatable conditions. We just learned Koda came in with Britta, a female, german shepherd who looks younger than her reported 6/7 years of age- and younger than Koda, but also in neglected but treatable condition. The two dogs were separated until they saw one another during a walk at the shelter which we have on video. Before this meet up, Koda has been depressed, scared, shutdown, and because of his demeanor and medical, was sadly added to the euthanasia list. Once reunited with his female friend, however, he perked up considerably and wagged his tail and was noticeably happy as seen in the video linnk below. Please note Koda and Britta do not need to exit the shelter together. While that would definitely be a perfect scenario, only Koda is on the euth list right now and his life is at risk. But we want to both dogs to find homes or rescues, together or individually. . . so we have added Britta's info at the end. Here is a video link of Koda that will melt your heart, and some further information below for Koda, as well as Britta. Please watch this video until the end: (but and paste into your browser) Here are Notes from volunteer Sarah who met Koda, 'I saw Koda a few days ago at SEAACA. He looked defeated. He was looking as me with the saddest eyes that were saying he was sorry for being a bad boy Staff didn't even bother to remove his leash from his collar. Upon closer look, I saw the years of damage left upon his small body: sunburnt coat, fly strike, and severe flea dermatitis. I requested Koda's notes only to learn that he was dumped with a sweet GSD, Britta, who had ears bleeding from fly strike too. While Koda is a shutdown and scared senior, Britta is the talk of the town social butterfly. Sadly, Koda is scheduled for euthanasia due to being a scared senior. We took him out for videos today, and we were able to reunite Koda & Britta. As soon as Koda saw Britta, I saw his tail wag for the first time. They were so excited to see each other. The light that was so dim within Koda's soul is seemingly bright again. I hope he knows that we're here to fight for him. Koda and Britta don't need to exit the shelter together. That would definitely be epic, but it's fair to keep in mind that only his life is at-risk and rescues are full. I love them dearly, and I'm here to help them together or individually. . . they deserve that.' The shelter notes that Koda (23-03247) has suspected nuclear sclerosis ou, alopecia on hind end, alopecia/previous dermatitis right ear or previous fly strike. They state he Must receive commitment no later than 2:00 pm 10/7/22 and pick-up no later than 3:00 pm 10/7/22, will not hold past 3:00 pm 10/7/22. No extensions will be given. This is his listing link: The shelter notes that Britta (23-03248) is 65 lbs., 6-7 yrs., a female german shepherd, able to pet and handle, came in with 23-03247, worn incisors, bilateral carpal laxity, chronic fly strike on ears, has been in a kennel with other dogs with no concerns as of today. This her listing link: Both dogs can be adopted, again together or separately. To reach the shelter directly for adoptions, please contact Seaaca shelter at (562) 803-3301 and mention the ID number. If you are interested in fostering or have further questions, please contact [email protected] or Southern California Chow Chow Rescue Network who is trying to help find placement for both dogs, individually or separately. Further updates and pictures may be found on facebook.

Los Angeles County
Downey, California


  • Good with Most Dogs


  • Low Energy
  • Average Temperament


  • Vaccinations Current
  • Abused/Neglected

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