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Adoptable Pets of the Week: The ‘Noodle’ Family 

Pet of the Week in Paso Robles


Mama dog Penne is about 11 months old and “as sweet as pie.”

Pups were rescued from living in a crate 24/7, were, ‘pretty much starved’ says rescue

– The Adoptable Pet of the Week this week is a special group of noodle-named pups and a mama dog from True Natured Rescue in Paso Robles.

Meet the noodle family: Penne and her puppies, linguini (male), fettuccini (female), ravioli (male) and rigatoni (female). Penne is about 11 months old and “as sweet as pie,” according to the rescue. She is a terrier/hound mix that is great with kids, cats, potbellied pigs, and other dogs. She is leash and potty trained. Penne is still working on basic commands as she is still a pup herself. Penne and her four puppies came from a home in Bakersfield. They were living in a crate 24/7 and the shelter believes they were “pretty much starved.” A Good Samaritan reached out to a local shelter and they were referred to True Natured.adoptable puppies

The family was brought to North County Animal Hospital about an hour after arrival. At the vet, we discovered not only were they severely emaciated but also riddled with parasites. “To determine if there were any other issues, poop samples were collected where we saw what exactly these cuties were eating. We were heartbroken to see aluminum foil, magazines, puppy pads, and nuts,” said shelter founder Alexandra Serino. “Mama Penne is truly amazing. She is loving, silly, and oh-so sweet. Despite being starved she does not resource guard but is extremely food motivated when it comes to training.”

Mama Penne is an “in your lap” kind of pup and only wants love, Serino says. She does enjoy going for hikes, meeting new people, and exploring. She would be a great companion to bring to restaurants, breweries, wineries or really anywhere you go. She is smart and has a kind and easygoing disposition. She will come vaccinated, spayed, and microchipped.adoptable puppies

The pups will come with two vaccinations, flea and tick treatment, and undergo deworming treatments. They will need one more vaccination which the rescue will happily do for local adopters, for free. They will all require an adoption application, home check, and adoption fee.

If you are interested in Penne or any of the puppies, email the rescue at

Thank you to sponsors of Pet of the Week:

Vineyard Kennels is a unique off-leash dog resort located in the heart of the Paso Robles wine region. They offer overnight boarding and affordable daycare options, with custom social opportunities for dogs of all ages, sizes, and dispositions, as well as plenty of private spaces for non-social and independent dogs., (805) 238-1330.

The Teresa Rhyne Law Group is a full-service law firm specializing in estate planning and wealth protection. They focus on client-centered, customized estate plans based on the unique needs of each individual client, because every family is unique, every business is unique, and each person’s legacy should be unique as well. 1111 Riverside Ave., Suite 500, Paso Robles, CA 93446,, (805) 991-7433.

Five Star Rain Gutters has been a family-owned business for 35 years, caring for homes and businesses all over the central coast. They are proud to sponsor the pet of the week. P.O.Box 1785, Atascadero, CA 93423,, (805) 461-3283.

Adoptable Pet of the Week is a weekly feature of the Paso Robles Daily News. If you would like to sponsor Pet of the Week, please call (805) 226-9890 or email


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