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Pet of the Week: Hammie and Scrabble

Today’s Pet of the Week from PennySaverUSA.com is about Hammie and Scrabble, who are just waiting for a great family to adopt, and take them home!

Adopt Pet of the week, Hammie
Hammie is the newest pet of the week at the Burbank Animal Shelter and you’re going to love this guy. Hammie is a 4 year old Chihuahua who is a very friendly little chap. He would love to be a part of your family, whether you already have a dog or not, he’ll get along very well. He loves to cuddle and is very affectionate with a super mellow personality. He would be best suited with a family of adult or older children. Take a trip to the Burbank Animal Shelter and meet Hammie (ID A047054), and take this little guy home!

Why don’t you come over to the Burbank Animal Shelter and meet Hammie(ID #A047054), we think you’ll find yourself a lifetime friend!

Burbank Animal Shelter

Location: 1150 North Victory Place, Burbank, CA 91505

Contact: www.thevbas.org | (818) 238-3340

Adoption Hours: Monday-Saturday 10AM – 5PM, Sunday 11AM – 3PM. Closed major holidays.

Adoption fees: Dogs $104, Cats: $78, Bunnies: $30 (prices include spay or neuter, vaccinations, and microchip)


Adopt pet of the week, Scrabble!
Scrabble is the adoptable Pet of the Week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas. He’s a 10 week old, 15 pound, English Shepherd-mix puppy. Scrabble looks like a little fuzz ball now, but keep in mind that he’s going to grow up to be a big dog, maybe 60 pounds or more.

Scrabble was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society from another animal shelter through the FOCAS program. With Scrabble, or any other puppy, you’ll need to spend plenty of time with him, and shower him with lots of attention. Also, it’s never too soon to start basic puppy training. You should also know that he’s a friendly, outgoing puppy, and is going to be a dog that wants to be involved in whatever you’re doing.

If you’re thinking about adding a pet to your family this holiday season, start by meeting Scrabble. Just be prepared. He has one of the cutest puppy faces ever!

Meet Scrabble at Rancho Coastal Humane Society. Find out how you can adopt Scrabble or sponsor him until his family finds him and takes him home.

For more information about Scrabble, or other dogs, cats, and rabbits that need families, contact the Rancho Coastal Humane Society.

Rancho Coastal Humane Society

Location: 389 Requeza Street, Encinitas, CA 92024

Contact: SDpets.org | (760) 753-6413

Adoption hours: Wednesday – Monday, 11AM – 5PM

Adoption fees: $195 (includes medical exam, up-to-date vaccinations, spay, and microchip identification)


Rating 4.00 out of 5

PennySaver Memories

As many of you know, especially our California readers, PennySaver is a brand that has been a part of millions of lives for 48 years,  is in over 700 local editions, and is mailed to 95% of the residents in California. And because of this, there are a great deal of stories that we hear from our readers about how the PennySaver shaped their lives. We want to share a few of these every week with you here on our PennySaverUSA.com blog.

I had been a little sad for a while wanting to get a chihuahua, and my husband happened to see an ad for puppies in the PennySaver and surprised me with one! She is a really funny and sweet dog, thanks PennySaver! -San Ysidro, CA

Years ago, I was not doing great in the money department and had no auto insurance. A friend drove my car and crashed it. Having not much money to fix it, I looked in the PennySaver and found an ad for “guaranteed 50% off your lowest estimate for auto body work.” I followed up, and the advertiser did my work for well less than half, and did a beautiful job! -Calimesa, CA

My first and best surfboard was purchased through PennySaver. I learned to surf on that board and it was the best. After surfing, I would fall asleep on the sand with one arm on my board so no one could take it. It was eventually stolen out of my backyard though, but that board still brings back great memories and I know somewhere, someone is learning to surf on it today. -Huntington Beach, CA

One day I had a flat tire, so I had to walk to work 5 miles. When I was half way there, I looked down on the ground and saw a PennySaver. I started looking through it and saw my exact tire size in an ad for$10!  I called the people, and it just so happens that it was someone who had a back yard shop and put the tire on for a total of $10 bucks. It was a blessing and a great memory.  -Hemet, Beach

What’s your favorite PennySaver memory?

Rating 3.00 out of 5

Pet Finalists: A Closer Look

Our voting is well underway for the Cutest Pet Contest, and today we want to feature a few brief bios to tell you a little bit more about a few of our contestants. Click here to see all of the finalists and vote via text!

This is Boomer, a 6 year old male French Bulldog. Boomer loves to go on long car rides and spends a great deal of his time practicing his bone chewing technique. He also loves his toy/best friend, Mr. Biggles the Bunny; they go together like peas and carrots, as Forrest would say! His owner says, “Boomer has never met a stranger. Everyone is greeted like a long lost friend.”


Boomer, with Mr. Biggles close beside.Text PET8 to 48696 to Vote for Boomer!

Meet Nina, the 5-month-old female, long-haired Calico Kitten. Nina is very young and playful. She enjoys playing with her mouse-shaped ball and she’s grown quite accustom to afternoon napping. Her current snack of choice is a Pounce Seafood Moist Treat.


I am Nina. Hear me roar. Text PET4 to Vote for Nina!

Our 3rd contestant today is Pandora, the 10-week-old female Chihuahua. Pandora loves to play with her little orange ball and her favorite activity is giving kisses to her owner. She already chewing on a tiny rawhide bone, so she’s on her way to adulthood!


"shhhh....I think I know where they keep the treats. Follow me..."Text Pet6 to Vote for Pandora!

Our next contestant is a 3-year-old Pomeranian Poodle (also known as a Pomapoo or Poopom) named Ziggy. He doesn’t always require glasses, just when reading. Ziggy enjoys a good bike ride from time to time, as well as playing fetch. His favorite toys are bouncy balls and a small dog plush dog toy named Bingo that he’s had since he was a puppy. Ziggy’s favorite treat is duck jerky!

Mom! Yard Sale! Look! Text PET3 to Vote for Ziggy!

Rating 3.00 out of 5

More PennySaver Memories

As many of you know, especially our California readers, PennySaver is a brand that has been a part of millions of lives for 48 years,  is in over 700 local editions, and is mailed to 95% of the residents in California. And because of this, there are a great deal of stories that we hear from our readers about how the PennySaver shaped their lives. We want to share a few of these every week with you here on our PennySaverUSA.com blog.

The best job I’ve ever had I found through the Pennysaver. I began working as a “Tiny Tots” AM Coordinator; I was the lucky person who gets an AM shift with a tiny dog group play in a beautiful Dog Resort and Spa!!! Lol, I’m not kidding, its all on the website!!! Thank you Pennysaver, that job led to me owning my very own small(ish) dog named Bullseye! -Anaheim, CA

My favorite Pennysaver memory goes way back to 2001. There was an ad for a company hiring near my home. I had been looking for work for about 2 months. I called the number, went to an interview, and got hired. Began working the very next day. The Pennysaver saved the day!  -Santa Ana, CA

Almost five years ago, I had just broken up with my high school sweetheart and graduated high school and was going through a tough time, not sure where my life would lead me. I had moved in with my biological mom (I was adopted at the age of 7 and had kept in contact with her) and I had begged and pleaded for my mom and step dad to let me have a pet, any pet to help me cope. Not only did I need something to keep my mind busy, they both work full time, so I was home alone a lot! After months of pleading, they said I can have a pet, as long as it was small and child friendly (we have tons of nieces in the family). So, I began my search for this pet. I looked in newspapers, classifieds, Craigslist, etc. My mom always read the Pennysaver, so one day I decided to take a look. Although I had never been a fan of Chihuahua’s, I saw an ad for two 8-week old Chihuahuas. I called the person, and we set up a meet up time. In my mind, I was thinking that if I ever got a dog, I would want a cute little girl. When I got there, the woman took these 2 Chi’s out, a boy and a girl. They were the smallest things I’ve ever seen, almost rat sized. I tried playing and bonding with the girl, and she didn’t care for me. She kept running away. The boy ran right up to me and was jumping and making all kinds of noise. I picked him up and gave him a little kiss, and he licked me. That was it for me, I had to have him! I took him home that day, and his name is Peanut. He will be 5 this year, in October. I read the Pennysaver every chance I get now, as it has brought be the best joy in my life. Peanut had gotten me through breakups, the sudden death of my younger brother, and adopted family drama. He has become the child in me and my husband’s life, and we always say, “we don’t know where we’d be without him” as he has taught us joy, we’ve learned so much from him. I am so thankful that I opened the Pennysaver up that day and took a chance or I wouldn’t be where or who I am today. I will forever be grateful and a reader of the Pennysaver! -Fair Oaks, CA

Rating 3.00 out of 5