Newport is pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. He’s a 1-year-old, 11-pound Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix.

Newport was rescued from a large commercial breeding operation, also known as a puppy mill. He and the other dogs with him were evaluated, then began their trek across the United States. He had a rough start, but now he’s ready to leave the past behind and begin his new life as a pampered California pup. He’s been in foster care where he’s been learning that it’s okay to trust people. Newport was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society through the FOCAS Program.

The $145 adoption fee for Newport includes medical exams, vaccinations, neuter, and microchip. For more information call 760-753-6413, visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, or log onto