Pet of the Week – Demi

Demi is finally getting a chance to come into her own. This 2-year-old retriever blend came into the shelter from a property that had over 20 dogs and puppies that lived outside. All of the dogs were nervous around new people. But what a difference a foster home makes!

Demi2Demi’s foster parent says the young dog’s personality blossomed. Her playful side came out and now she loves to chase balls in the backyard. She even brings the balls back!

Demi is a puppy-like, high-energy dog. She gets along with her foster dog sister and isn’t possessive. She does like to hide her stuffed toys around the yard and house. One time she even squirreled away a cellphone in her crate.

Demi still gets a little nervous around new people, especially men. But once she gets to know someone, she’s very affectionate.

If you’d like to meet our Demi, stop by the County’s animal care facility in Carlsbad. The location is 2481 Palomar Airport Road. Ask for her by her animal ID number, A1782668.

Her adoption fee is $69 and includes a microchip, current vaccinations, viral testing and one free veterinary exam. For more information, call (619)767-2675 or visit

Tracy DeFore is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact