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Pepin, the desert survivor

We'll never know his whole story, but somehow Pepin, a year-old male poodle the size of a cat ended up wandering alone in the desert for weeks. A friend of San Carlos Pet Adoption rescued him and took him home, where he was treated for several skin infections caused by more than 150 ticks. 

When people talk about going to a breeder to buy a dog, I think of Pepin and so many like him (often purebreds) who desperately need a home. Adopt, don't buy your dog...please!