A female adult pygmy goat was recently surrendered to the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA (PHS/SPCA) and is now available for adoption, ideally to an adopter who has a goat herd. The goat, named Dottie by PHS/SPCA staff is available for an adoption fee of $25.
“Dottie was surrendered to us on November 13 through our after-hours receiving area with no paperwork so unfortunately we have no background details about this friendly goat,” said PHS/SPCA Communications Manager Buffy Martin Tarbox. “Goats are herd animals and Dottie is quite lonely without other goat friends so we are actively seeking an adopter with goats.”
Goats make excellent pets but they do require outdoor space with strong, secure fencing. President Abraham Lincoln had two pet goats when he lived at the White House. Pygmy goats like Dottie are compact and smaller than other goat breeds, usually standing 16 to 23 inches tall. They are known for their friendliness.
“Dottie loves to be petted, is charismatic and can also provide organic lawn maintenance since she loves to nibble on grass,” according to Tarbox. “Potential adopters should call us at 650-340-7022 to learn more about Dottie.”
Dottie’s adoption fee is $25.