And the Miss Congeniality award goes to…

Oona, the Labrador/Pit mix!

Oona is 6 years-old and the stand-out among  her comPETitors. She’s friendly, smart, obedient, and fully house-trained. Her favorite hobbies are fetching, running, and playing. She loves belly rubs and requires daily walks.

Here’s what the other contestants have to say about her…


“This mild-mannered girl is a great friend! She loves to be by your side. Oona is a joy to have around and she has a lot of love to give!

Small children:

“Oona has a lot of energy! Because she’s so spirited, she’s a little too much for us, but it doesn’t make her any less lovable! She’s great with kids who are 10 years-old and up, preferably with some dog experience.”


“We’d rather not comment.” (Some contestants can be so catty!)

Even the judges agree! If you’re looking for a loving and loyal pet, Oona takes the crown! Adopt Oona, A053179.


How would you like to hang out with the coolest cat in town? Darla is a quiet, chocolate and white Siamese mix. She is very calm and naturally reserved. Some people might say she is shy, but they just haven’t gotten to know her yet!

Darla is in our Cat Socialization program which is for cats that come to the shelter and are scared or need some time to get used to people before they are ready for their forever homes. Darla has come such a long way since she first entered the program! She still likes to sit in small spaces and doesn’t like loud noises, but she will happily sit on her perch and observe what’s going on around her.

Darla is a very cool cat and once she gets to know you, she will come up to you and have a chat with you when you get home. She likes to be near people and enjoys company, but it takes her a while to get to the “lap-sitting” stage. Darla just needs a little time and some patience before she fully comes out of her shell. She gets along with other cats but, just like any introvert, she likes to have her own space that she can go to when she needs it.

Darla (A082167) would love to be in a quiet, adult only home where she can acclimate at her own pace and become the loving cat that she is destined to be. If you think you might like to chill with Darla, email socialcatsvbas@gmail.com to set up an appointment and come meet her!


Would you wait three weeks for the love of your life? That’s all it would take for Abby to figure out that you’re her best friend in the world.

Abby came to the shelter back in March with her sister Sweetums. Sweetums was pregnant and went into kitten foster while Abby was shy and unsure about humans and went to socialization foster. She’s now thriving in a hectic home with people, kittens, dogs, turtles, snakes, fish, and other cats–including her sister!

Abby loves to be pet. If any part of your body gets near her she will rub against you like there is no tomorrow. You might get stuck petting Abby forever as she’s more likely to let you know she’s upset that you stopped petting her than anything else. She also loves to sit beside her people and lean against them, though she’s not a full-fledged lap cat just yet. She truly loves being around people, even though she’s so shy at first. Abby gets along well with both dogs and cats, provided they are low key and don’t chase her around.

Abby‘s special circumstances mean that she will be a little bit… shall we say… upset for the first two or three weeks in her new home. She’s still desperate to be pet in new situations, but she’s also unsure of her surroundings and prefers to be pet with a towel-covered stick. Once she realizes the same people and animals will regularly be around (and won’t eat her), she’ll all of a sudden decide to explore her new home and your lap! What’s two or three weeks of shyness when you’ll have such a great cat for the rest of her life?

If you’re interested in a very sweet cat, or maybe two very sweet cats, Abby is currently being fostered with her sister Sweetums. They’re no longer bonded, but they do get along well together! If you’d like to meet sweet Abby or her conversational sister Sweetums, email their foster mom Dana at burbank.monster.kitties@gmail.com and she’ll help find a time that works for everyone.

FEATURED PETS: Tiger and Sharkie

Cancel your Netflix subscription! Tiger and Sharkie are all the entertainment you’ll need!

Looking for a love story?

Bonded for life, these 5-year-old Pit Bull/Terrier mixes are devoted to each other. Tiger is the more extraverted of the two. Sharkie is a bit shy, but he warms up quickly. They’re affectionate lap dogs and they love being with people.

How about an action movie?

They’re a couple of sweet knuckleheads who love to play! Their favorite game is “competitive fetching”, where they race each other to retrieve a toy – preferably a soft, squeaky doll. The resulting tug-of-war battle usually ends with Tiger claiming his prize and sneaking away to chew on it. Consequently, Sharkie will return to your side for consolation petting and treats (we suspect he loses on purpose). Tiger and Sharkie have a lot of energy and need daily exercise, so they make good walking partners.

Whatever you’re in the mood for, we know you’re gonna give this delightful duo two thumbs up! Adopt Tiger, A059458, and Sharkie, A059459!


Ever have a friend that’s nothing like you but you just “click”? That’s Tucker and Andy.  Tucker (A087955) is a 4-year-old male cat who’s very sweet but a little shy. He’s His furry one eyed brother from a different mother is Andy (A087954), an 8-year-old Chihuahua mix.

Tucker loves to have his chin and the back of his neck rubbed, and will purr up a storm for you.  This mellow and low key fellow is looking forward to sleeping many an afternoon away on your couch.  Andy is a super friendly guy who loves to go on walks and loves people. Oh, and he *especially* loves sitting on laps.

This odd couple is looking for a quiet home to enjoy life together. Can’t decide between a cat or a dog?  Pick both! Come down to the Burbank Animal Shelter and meet Tucker and Andy today!


If it looks like a pig, walks like a pig, and snorts like a pig, then it probably IS a pig… right? Thirteen year old Suzie Q. may have everyone else fooled, but I can see she might be a lab experiment on the run! Only a smallish part of her is smooth coated chihuahua and I have the DNA test results to prove it (sort of.) Don’t believe me? As her foster mama, I have been keeping a close eye on her farm animal tendencies. Suzie Q’s frequent snorting will not only melt your heart but guarantee you will never lose track of her. The bell on her collar is no match against her oinking, it is especially loud when she is in a deep sleep or diving into her food bowl. Other than her ability to get along with literally anything that breathes – wait – I take that back. She would cuddle up with a literal rock if it let her. Any whooo, other than her naturally sweet disposition towards any living thing. This piglet’s best quality is loyalty. Period. You could be in the world’s worst mood and Suzie Q would still follow you around. I am not going to lie to you, you will eventually trip on her once or twice or three times but she won’t care. Suzie Q will be there by your side through thick and thin. Even when following your every move starts to become physically tiresome for her. Doesn’t that just sound positively magical? If that doesn’t sell you though, she’s house broken and that is always a plus in my book!  Adopt sweet SusieQ (A087681)!