Lost & Found: Small dog found near Portia & Galveston

Maria of Echo Park said she is looking for the owner of a small dog that was found near Portia and Galveston streets.  She cannot keep the dog for long:

“Dog has no collar or contact info available. Dog is a small, short haired, light beige male with red third eyelid visible in right eye(looks like red nodule in inner lower eye area). Dog is with me but I can not keep him here too long so time is of the essence. I was told by a neighbor that she saw a pack of 7 dogs running down street and this little beige male was one of them.”

If this is your dog, please send an email with your contact info to hello@theEastsiderLA.com. The Eastsider will forward emails to Maria.


  1. Even though it’s very kind of someone to stop and rescue a dog that is running loose, the best thing to do is to turn it into the animal shelter that covers the area in which it was found. Often, this is the only place that an owner who has lost a pet will look for it. The shelter will check for a microchip. If the pet (dog or cat) is unclaimed by its rightful owner after a few days, it will be put up for adoption. Then, and only then, is it legally your dog and you can keep it or find a home for it. The shelter that covers the Eastsider area is the N Central Shelter at 3201 Lacy St., Los Angeles.

  2. This article doesn’t make sense to me. Many women call men dogs as a pejorative term, but these same women will pull over to pick up a random dog. Note to self: I should behave like a dog so that some nice, friendly woman will stop, pick me up, and take me home with her.

  3. Do you have a photo of this dog?
    I’ve seen a small dog with this coloring recently up the street where McDuff and Lavetta Terrace cross, I think the dog recently moved to the street… sometimes it gets out and wanders… maybe you should put signs on the street.

  4. Sandy…I have rescued many dogs. actually the best thing to do to ensure that the dog does not get euthenized is to foster the dog for as long as possible, alert all local animal shelters and post fliers at the shelters. After 30 days of searching for the original owner, you can legally keep or rehome the dog. Use facebook and your friends to find the dog a new home. people will often adopt a dog when they can meet them in person, so take him/her for many walks to parks or dog parks. Ask local rescues when they have adoption drives, many will allow you to bring your rescue dog and post their photo of the dog on their site. If you have to take it to a shelter i would make sure that it is a no-kill site, and monitor the adoption of the dog. If you have to take it to he pound, just keep in mind that dogs are euthanized after 15-30 days, i think sometimes less for older dogs. Also remember that black dogs have a very little chance of getting adopted. Also most vets will scan dogs for free.

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