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Miss Winkles Pet of the Week of March 21: Dimitri

Dimitri isn’t willing to let life get him down. This petite spaniel/terrier blend hit a bit of a rough patch recently, and arrived at our Animal Receiving & Care Center with a dislocated hip — most likely from being hit by a car. Soon after arriving, Dimitri underwent surgery to improve his hip and is learning to once again use his leg.

He can run and play with his little dog buddies and he adores kids! Dimitri is definitely a bit of an oversized lap dog, and will climb into an available lap any chance he gets. He’s even willing to roll over and have his belly rubbed while you hold him. Dimitri is pretty flashy and we often call him our “miniature Border Collie,” which is exactly what he looks like.

He’s used to being spoiled by his human companions and enjoys treats for training. His newest treat-motivated trick: jumping through the hoop! This 2-year-old boy is just starting to show off his skills, and his spark for life and can-do attitude has made him a quick staff favorite. Come by and meet him today!

Miss Winkles Pet Adoption Center is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday at 85 Temperance Ave. just south of Sierra Avenue. All adoptable pets have been spayed or neutered, are current on their vaccinations and microchipped.

Adoption fees are $25 for dogs, cats, kittens and puppies.

Note: the Pet of the Week may no longer be available after press time, but plenty of other adoptable pets are. Visit for more information.