Raya is an approximately 1-year-old female German Shepherd that weighs approximately 59 pounds. This beautiful girl is looking for a second chance at a forever home with a family that will provide her with the love, attention and training that she needs. Raya is a very playful girl that can get a little overly excitable, but she responds well to corrections and shows a willingness to learn how to play appropriately. Raya loves to run out in the yard, and though she doesn’t seem too interested in playing with toys at this point, she is still very active and energetic. Raya is very people oriented, so while she may not be too interested in playing with toys, she will definitely want to engage you in play time. Raya loves to be wherever you are, and she really enjoys a nice brushing out. She loves to lean into you when you’re giving her lots of love and attention, and she shows her appreciation with lots of kisses. When Raya’s not basking in our volunteers’ love and attention, she can usually be found romping around in our wading pool – this girl seems to really enjoy the water. Raya seems to have had minimal training before finding herself in the shelter, but she walks well on a leash and is starting to pick up her basic obedience commands. Raya and her new owners would definitely benefit from structured obedience training to help her reach her full K-9 potential. If you’re interested in giving Raya the forever home she needs and deserves, please come in and meet her.

For more information about Raya, please call PALS at (209) 224-0354. We have other cats and dogs available for adoption so stop by the PALS Adoption Center located in Lodi at 1405 W. Kettleman Lane, next to the Lodi Animal Shelter. Center hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed Sunday and Monday. PALS is a Lodi-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the welfare of companion animals in Lodi by increasing the number of animals adopted, reducing animal suffering and providing the highest level of humane care, thus ultimately reducing the number of surplus companion animals euthanized in the city of Lodi. Visit our link at petfinder.com to view cats and dogs currently available for adoption or our website at www.palslodi.org and find out how you can volunteer and/or foster the many animals waiting for permanent homes.