Most people assume that shelter animals are all mixed breeds — also known as mutts. But the fact is, purebred pets are actually pretty common in shelters.
The other day, I walked through our adoption room at the LA/SPCA. I counted two Dobermans, four Chihuahuas, one Cocker Spaniel, one Yorkie, one Siamese cat and one ragdoll kitty.
Most shelters post pictures of adoptables on their websites. Some will even alert you if you are looking for a pet of a specific breed, size or age.