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Looking For a Pet? A Pygmy Goat Is Up For Adoption at Peninsula Humane Society

Have you heard of the "Lonely Goatherd?"

Well, now a goat in the Bay Area is all by her lonesome and in need of a herd.

The female pygmy goat, named Dottie, was surrendered to the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA and is now in search of a home. She can be adopted for $25, according to the nonprofit. 

“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 spokeswoman 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.”

Pygmy goats like Dottie are smaller than other goat breeds and range from 16 to 23 inches in height. The animals make good pets, but need access to an outdoor fenced area, the Peninsula Humane Society said.

Dottie enjoys being petted and can help with "organic lawn maintenance since she loves to nibble on grass,” Tarbox said.

People interested in taking her in are asked to call 650-340-7022.

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