Pygmy goat looking for new home

- The Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA has an interesting animal up for adoption. Along with the usual dogs and cats, Dottie the pygmy goat is also looking for a new home.

Dottie was surrendered at the PHS/SPCA after hours receiving area on Nov. 13. There was no paperwork or information left with her, so she was named Dottie by the PHS/SPCA staff.

“Dottie loves to be petted, is charismatic and can also provide organic lawn maintenance since she loves to nibble on grass,” PHS/SPCA communications manager Buffy Martin Tarbox wrote in a news release.

Pygmy goats are smaller than other goat breeds, usually standing between one and two feet tall when fully grown. They are also known for their friendliness, making them great house pets. In fact, President Abraham Lincoln had two pet goats when he lived at the White House.

Goats are herd animals, so the PHS/SPCA hopes to find Dottie an adopter who has a goat herd. Additionally, goats need access to an outdoor space with strong, secure fencing.

“Dottie is quite lonely without other goat friends so we are actively seeking an adopter with goats,” Tarbox wrote.

Dottie’s adoption fee is $25. Potential adopters and anyone looking for more information about her can call the PHS/SPCA (650) 340-7022. 

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