Shelter dog finds forever home after 667 days at spcaLA

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Shelter dog finds forever home after 667 days at spcaLA
Melvin the pit bull finally has a "fur-ever" home after spending 667 days at an spcaLA shelter.

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (KABC) -- A dog that spent 667 days at an spcaLA shelter now has a "fur-ever" home, thanks to a Rancho Palos Verdes family who adopted him.

Melvin, who has since been renamed Loki, was matched to the Maguires and was adopted earlier this month.

The nearly 4-year-old pit bull mix was adopted earlier this month. Most of those 667 days were spent at spca's Long Beach shelter and the last four months in foster care.

The happy pooch was even featured on ABC7's Pet of the Week segments last year.

Now, after many meet-and-greets, Loki has a brand new family -- that includes two pit bull siblings!

He was originally classified as a lost dog by Long Beach Animal Care Services, and had been the longest-term resident at the spcaLA's shelters.

"He's going to have a great life now,'' his new owner, Trish Maguire, said of Loki, describing the family's new pet as very excitable'' and "very loving.''

She said that she and her husband, John, and their two teenagers began looking for another dog because it was "too quiet with just two'' after one of their canines, Romeo, died last December at age 14.

She said the family "just wanted to be able to save a dog,'' and realized the pit bull formerly known as Melvin looked like their very first pit mix.

He was one of nearly 1,300 animals adopted from the spcaLa since the beginning of the pandemic a year ago.

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Sadie, a 6-year-old German shepherd, was only adopted a few month ago after she was surrendered by her previous owner.

City News Service contributed to this report.