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  17556 - Barnaby
Barnaby is a sweet, male rabbit who is curious and friendly.  He is about 2yrs old. Barnaby likes to hop around to follow you.  He likes to explore and his nickname is “Stretch” because he likes to reach up and sniff everything.  He is a fun bunny.
  17892 - Obie
Obie is a neutered male cat who is about 2yrs old.  Obie is a sweet boy who is looking for a special home.  Obie is nervous when he first meets you and is too unsure to approach you on his own.  If you reach into his cage and start petting him, he relaxes and closes his eyes.  Obie is hoping for a someone to come along who is gentle and will give him lots of time to get used to...read more about 17892 - Obie
  18353 - Olive
Olive is a unique looking, brindle mixed breed. She looks like she has Shepherd in her and we are debating whether she has Greyhound in her too.  Olive is over 50lbs and only 7 months old.  She is still growing, but we do not know how much larger she will be.  Olive is a high energy dog and she is very smart.  So smart in fact that you have to be quick to be one step ahead of h...read more about 18353 - Olive

LOOK AT THOSE EARS!  If you're looking for an awesome dog both inside and out, come on into the shelter to meet Cha-Cha!  
Cha Cha is an adorable mixed breed who looks like a French Bulldog and Pit Bull Terrier mix.  She is about 8-9 months old.  Cha Cha was found on a busy highway by a Good Samaritan who stopped and rescued her.  Cha Cha is super social and friendly with people. She is very affectionate and will climb right into your lap.  Cha Cha got her name because when she is happy, she wiggles her whole body and moves around just like dancing!  

When people act excited, Cha Cha can get quite rambunctious if you let her, so she may do best in a home with older children who can handle accidentally being nocked over and licked in the face.  Cha Cha’s happiness will surely make her a wonderful and fun companion for someone. She seems to settle down inside after playtime.  We have had her playing with multiple other dogs and she has done well.  If you have a dog at home, you are welcome to bring them by to meet Cha Cha.  With enough excerside, Chas Cha can be very mellow inside and is quite the snuggler.

Cha Cha has adoption requirements:  You must own the property you live on, must have a yard with a physical fence and must take Cha Cha through a dog training class.


If It Helps Just One....

A Volunteer reports a friend accidentally left her pantry door open. When she returned home, she found her dog had gotten its head stuck in a cereal box and suffocated. While this may seem very unlikely, it’s not the first time we’ve heard of it! Several years ago, a dog we know died in a potato chip bag. Similarly, cats have been reported to suffer the same fate getting stuck in cat food cans. We’ve probably all wondered why “this bag is not a toy” even needs to be said.  But food containers don’t usually post a warning, and for our four-legged friends, anything with food or food residue is especially tempting.  So be safe and keep food and trash out of your pet’s reach. 

In our position, we often get alerts or stories that people want us to share. In an effort to bring them to you in an organized fashion, we’ll post them under this title.  Our goal is not to be depressing or alarmist, but to present things you may never have thought of but should know.  If it helps just one, it will be worth it.


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