This elegant New England native is Nyla Griffin, the furry baby of NBC 7 reporter / presenter Dana Griffin. A Chihuahua puppy (minus the Napoleon complex, Dana adds) loves to travel with her human and has lived in Rhode Island, South Carolina, and California. in his favorite place in town – the Embarcadero!
Nyla has an array of hobbies that include traveling with Dana, enjoying a good hug, and snacking on peanut butter. She loves Nylabone chew toys, matching outfits with Dana and people.
These cuddly cats are part of a quartet that is part of the house of Telemundo 20 producer Romyna Camacho. We are happy to introduce you to Black Diamond, Black Panther and Leoncio (pictured above). The adorable felines are all close in age to around 3 or 4 years old and are quite the crew of House Camacho.
Cappuccino (pictured above) rounds out the group, who all love to spend their days lounging and chasing each other in the middle of the night. When not running or napping, Camacho cats love to use their laser toys and are passionate foodies who will meow at Romyna if they even see a small space available on their bowls.
Everyone, meet Dexter! This magnificent pit bull rescue belongs to journalist Ramon Galindo. This dog likes to take night walks around the neighborhood to relax, think and smell the flowers. He regularly takes long naps during the day but once he’s fully rested, Dexter likes to run around in circles in the kitchen.
July 17, 2020 was a joyous day for journalist Priya Sridhar and Chulis the chihuahua as that was when the two became a family. The 6 year old puppy was from a shelter in Ensenada and was adopted into the Sridhar family with the help of The Animal Pad.
A relatively calm dog, Chulis enjoys basking in the San Diego sun, going on long hikes with her human, and just can’t help but sleep on fresh laundry out of the dryer.
Cuddly, fiery and sweet Benji is a new addition to the house of production manager Ricardo Sandoval and has already stolen everyone’s hearts. He was adopted in April at South Bay Cat Adoptions, a deathless shelter based in the Chula Vista PetSmart adoption center.
Benji the kitten has a ton of energy that can’t be contained, and that sometimes causes him to zoom in at off-peak hours of the night! He is also an adventurer who eagerly climbs his cat tree and loves to sing. When he’s ready for some free time, he loves to snuggle up to his human.
Photographer Scott Baird welcomed Lillie the Havenese to his home in 2010 after adopting her from Chula Vista Animal Shelter and said her family felt “so lucky to have found her”. Still young at heart, the 13-year-old’s hobbies include rolling around on a plush bed and taking in the views on a car ride.
Gracie, Lillie’s sister in the Baird family, was also adopted by a Chula Vista rescue group and added pure love to the house. The 17 year old feline thinks she’s subtle when she asks for attention, but it’s pretty obvious she craves pets and scratches when she stumbles upon Scott’s computer! Gracie enjoys taking naps in the sun, taking a few sips of milk, and patrolling the house.
Human Resources Manager Sage Pierce has a pack of three dogs that keep her household happy every day. The first is Ninja, the 13-year-old pug! This fluffy boy is sometimes so sleepy that he snores loudly enough to be heard during meetings.
Bryan the Chug (a fun Chihuahua-Pug mashup) is new to the Pierce family and joined about a month ago, but he’s already loved so much. Described as a lover, cuddly and energetic at times mischievous (ask Sage’s six pairs of shoes that were chewed on!), This pooch was found in a house with 24 other dogs and was in immediate need of a family. ‘Home. After welcoming Bryan for a day, the Pierces fell in love and adopted him.
Luna the Chihuahua is also an adorable rescue who was adopted by the San Diego Humane Society three years ago. She’s a bit of a local celebrity having played the role of Bruiser Woods in the local musical “Legally Blonde”. This photo of Luna is in her element!
If you think this cutie sounds familiar to you, you may have seen her on your TV! Ginger, the mini golden doodle, 10, is the furry baby of anchor Steven Luke who enjoyed making guest appearances while dozing behind Steven during his time anchoring from home.
Ginger is a loyal and gentle soul who is a wonderful friend to the Luke children. She is also the protector of the backyard that has been kept away from her fair share of lizards, crows and rabbits.
This adorable doggie sandwiched between journalists Audra Stafford and Joe Little has a name that suits him: Happy! The photogenic and adorable puppy is up for anything and usually has a broad smile and a wagging tail. Her hobbies vary from playing to wrestling with Joe and napping with Audra.
Happy was adopted by the vibrant Rancho Coastal Humane Society duo at the 2019 Clear the Shelters event.
Journalist / Presenter Melissa Sandoval and her Rottweiler Apollo have been hip-strapped since this gentle giant was only 5 weeks old!
Apollo is an emotional support dog who enjoys playing, napping, and giving kisses. He also looks like a great adventure buddy!
Dash the Boston Terrier might look quaint in the arms of anchor Monica Dean, but don’t be fooled by her serene character: he’s an energetic fetch expert who will tire any human who throws a ball at her. ! Five-year-old Dash loves swimming and he’s a tough little guy. Monica says Dash has epilepsy and is given medication twice a day to calm his seizures. This remarkable dog also survived a rattlesnake bite and broken leg!
Anchor Catherine Garcia says her one-year-old chocolate Labrador, Ponch, is a super lazy and loving puppy.
In addition to Ponch, Garcia has Lulu the Rescue Cat. Don’t let this innocent photo of Ms. Lulu fool you – he’s a fiery feline who can be cranky and is always loyal. Fun fact: she loves to eat lettuce.
The Garcia family is a diverse group, with a second family cat named Olive. She, like her sister Lulu, is a rescue kitten who is the most cuddly cat Catherine has ever met!
Anchor Mark Mullen says his dog Finn is the best dog his family has ever had! Photogenic Finn was adopted by the Helen Woodward Animal Center.
If there’s a camera nearby, Button Vargas is ready to pose! Journalist Melissa Adan says her dog is a caring and gentle person who is always there for her and her family when they need her.
Button the dog loves to walk around and keep Melissa and her family company. This photogenic queen’s skills in front of a camera come in handy since she has her own Instagram page! Find her via @imbutton.
Look at that Rosie smile! Sports presenter / reporter Derek Togerson said he and his wife were looking for a new pet at last year’s Clear the Shelters event, but the lines were at the door (which is a excellent news for animals). The couple returned the next day in search of a new dog and there they met Rosie, a one-year-old Australian Cattle Dog. Togerson said she was an amazing addition to their family.