Animal ID No.: A5490246
Animal name: Parker
Parker is a four-year-old black/brown, altered, male German Shepherd that was brought to the Palmdale Animal Care Center as a stray, on July 8. While being examined, Parker was nervous at first, confused about what was going on. He gradually started relaxing, even placing his head on the staffer’s lap, seeking attention and allowing petting. As the handler approached the kennel, Parker was standing at the back. The handler opened the gate and began to verbally coax him. Parker quickly rushed out. He was walking ahead of his handler and gave a good pull on the leash. When he arrived at the catch pen, he approached the fence and exchanged a timid greeting with a male Doberman and a female Husky. When he went into the yard, he was approached by multiple dogs, but Parker quickly moved away trying to create space. He approached the handlers, seeking affection and reassurance. He approached a calmer Shepherd, slowly walking up to his side. After the brief greeting, he kept to himself. He seemed to prefer hanging out, watching other dogs play. Parker is recommended to a home with middle school-aged children and calm dogs. To visit Parker, use the link and follow the instructions on how to create a self-scheduling morning appointment at the Palmdale Animal Care Center: https://linktr.ee/; https://animalcare.lacounty.gov/all-visits-to-the-animal-care-center-are-by-appointment-only/. You can also visit the center without an appointment, from 2 to 5 p.m., Mondays through Sundays, except 2 to 7 p.m., Wednesdays. Also, the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control is celebrating “Clear the Shelter” in August, offering adoptions at discounted prices — $20 plus license for dogs and only the license fee for cats. Other fees may apply.