#FurryFriendFriday pets

Schnooks, Reuban, the Triplets (Morpheus, Phoebe and Phantasos) and Diva are all waiting for you at the shelter!

Dogs

• “Mhera” is a 3- or 4-year-old, female shepherd mix who’s not great with young children and has no interest in other dogs, but she does know how to sit and beg and walks well on a leash. If you would like an application for this little lady, please email rockhaven83@gmail.com. Likes: alone time, nature documentaries, when things go her way. Dislikes: goldfinches, artificial sweeteners, people on Facebook who can’t make a post without mentioning the essential oils/dietary supplements/acne creams they sell on the side.

• “Hoss” is a male pit bull, 2 years, who has been waiting at the shelter for several months, wondering why no one seems to want him. He’s fine with other dogs but absolutely not fine with cats. About 60 pounds. Very friendly, loves everyone he meets, and is always up for a ride in the car. He’s very strong and has a lot of playful energy. He’ll need a home with a fenced yard and no small children. If you would like to fill out an application for Hoss, please email rockhaven83@gmail.com. Likes: hot dogs, bratwursts, steak. Dislikes: cats, when someone steals his spot on the couch when he was only going to be up for a minute, getting wet.

• "Hecate" is a female pit mix, brindle. Came to the shelter full of milk, but the shelter hasn't been able to find her owner or any puppies. Likes: steak, a nice salad, heavy metal music. Dislikes: no easy access to birth control, the rising cost of health insurance, pickles.

• "Diva" is a heartworm-positive, 3-year-old pit bull mix. Rescue only. She hasn't had a great life and was apparently chained up at some point. She had wounds on her leg and foot from a chain being wrapped around her back leg and digging in. She is calm and quiet and good with other dogs. About 30 pounds. Likes: space to wander alone with her thoughts, someone to snuggle with, ice cream (no chocolate, please). Dislikes: chains, her lack of access to responsible heartworm prevention, email scams.

• "Pax" is a male red tick coonhound, about 8 months old. Will not hunt. Sweet boy, with lots of puppy energy. Likes: small and furry animals, tofu, watching decades of ice dancing on YouTube. Dislikes: Slow internet speeds, being underestimated, when he walks around trees and gets sap on his paws.

• "Jep" is 8 months old, male, white and mostly brindle, between 40 and 45 pounds. Loves kids and is great with other dogs. Still a puppy, so has lots of energy and isn't really the couch potato type. Likes: frolicking, chasing crickets, Slinkys. Dislikes: stink bugs, soggy spring rolls (he'll eat them, but he won't like it), the rise in tick population due to climate change.

• "Reuban" is a male boxer mix, brindle and white, 2-3 years old. Sweet, but shy. He's axious while in his kennel, but has more personality in the office where it's quieter. Still shy but coming out of his shell. Likes: quiet days at the lake, chasing bubbles, watching TV shows about cars. Dislikes: bad cable connections, the beeping from the microwave (food shouldn't have to make that noise), celebrity gossip on the news.

• "Dionysus (Denny)" is a 1-year-old Lab mix, tan and white, with a curly tail. Very sweet and gets along well with other dogs. Likes: frivolity, general revelry, rocking out at karaoke night (David Bowie is his specialty). Dislikes: uptight people, the idea of pickle snowcones, the practice of pickle snowcones.

• "Yukon" is a male, husky. Likes: snow, getting what he wants, doing what he wants. Dislikes: the idea of "no" and all associated words, getting up early, mushrooms.

 

Cats

• "Schnooks" is an adult gray tiger cat. Likes: drinking water drip by drip from their paws, staring at ghosts, French bread. Dislikes: ghosts, dust mites, fish sticks.

• "Morpheus," "Phoebe" and "Phantasos," are tiger cat siblings (male, female, male), about a year old. Like: Greek food, sleeping, magic. Dislike: nightmares, horror movies, the Clash/Wrath of the Titans movies.

Adoption fees include rabies shot and normal cost of spay and neuter. Adoption cost for dogs is $80 and $50 for cats. The return-to-owner fee is $10, plus a $2 per-day board fee and proof of rabies shot or another $10.

Shelter hours are Monday through Friday, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Closed on Sunday and holidays. Contact Salem Animal Control or the Salem Shelter at 812-883-3673 or Washington County Animal Control at 812-883-5999.

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