Give a Dog a Home

ReTail Adoption Center Celebrates One YearReTail Adoption Center celebrates its one-year anniversary.

Vincent, a four-year-old pit mix with beautiful golden fur and a people- and dog-friendly disposition, smiled for the camera.
Michelle Drown

Every Sunday La Cumbre shopping mall goes to the dogs. That’s when Give a Dog a Home: ReTail Adoption Center takes over the corner shop — formerly home to Ruth’s Chris Steak House — next to Macy’s and shuttles in canines from the county shelter for the buying public to meet and pet. Lynne Shaw and Rosalie Skefich conceived the idea, and along with the help of volunteers, their notion became a reality one year ago. Last Sunday, happy doggies spent the day meeting potential adopters. Here are a few of the four-leggeds looking for a home.

Loki, a year-and-a-half-old pit-bull mix, whose previous life was on the streets, is a friendly pup who enjoyed having his head and face rubbed
Michelle Drown
Rhett, an 8-month-old greyhound/pit mix found wandering alone downtown, won hearts with his sweet face and relaxed demeanor.
Michelle Drown
Plucky little Rigby, a four-year-old Chihuahua mix, wasted no time getting petted by visitors.
Michelle Drown


Give a Dog a Home: ReTail Adoption Center is Sundays, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., at La Cumbre Plaza, next to Macy’s. Call (805) 222-4459 or visit


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