#FurryFriendFriday pets

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 lovely 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 longer than any other dog on this list, 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.

• "Karma" is a pit mix, 3-4 years old, surrendered due to a bad family situation. Despite this, she's very sweet and loving with a cute, little tail. Weighs about 45 pounds. Likes: vanilla frosting (preferably on a cupcake, but will also accept it on a spoon), aromatherapy candles, Enya. Dislikes: spaghetti squash, Ugg boots, mud.

• "Hecate" is a female pit mix, brindle. Has been at the shelter since before Christmas and is very sweet and submissive to other dogs. About 40 pounds. 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. She's undergone her first heartworm treatment and is doing well. 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.

• "Kane" is a pit mix, 2-3 years old, about 40 pounds, surrendered because of a domestic situation. Good with other dogs and kids. Likes: orange slices, going down by the river to look at mossy rocks, hunting grasshoppers. Dislikes: scary movies, spicy food, people who claim that pits are evil or automatically aggressive.

• "Wayne" is a male boxer mix, around 30 pounds. He was dropped off at someone's house and the owner never came back for him. The dogs at the new house did not welcome him, so he was dropped off at the shelter. Likes: making new friends, singing along with the radio, cheese. Dislikes: when new dogs don't want to make friends, rap music, pickels.

• "Bruce" is a male, rottweiler mix, about two years old. Has a cherry eye, which can be easily removed when he's neutered. Sweet, squishy boy. Not as tall as a full-blooded rottweiler. Around 55 pounds. Likes: Chicago-style hot dogs (hold the onions), French toast, watching cartoons on Netflix. Dislikes: getting stuck in an existentialism vortex, when he naps so long he wakes up too close to bedtime to do anything productive, radishes.

• Another "Hoss" is a collie-golden retriever mix, with a darker coat. Surrendered because his owner couldn't keep him. Likes: cooking, building model rockets, poker. Dislikes: cleaning up the kitchen, cleaning the table after building a model rocket, picking up the cards because he doesn't have fingers.

• "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.

• "Rolan" is an adult, male pit mix, about 55 pounds. Good with other dogs. Likes: rolling in the grass, extreme gardening, watching DIY videos on YouTube. Dislikes: when he rolls in something smelly, getting in trouble for extreme gardening, not being able to do the DIY projects because he has no fingers.

• "Sora" is an akita mix who showed up at a woman's home one day before being brought to the shelter. White and light brown. Likes: birdwatching, running as fast as she can in the yard, participating in competitive napping. Dislikes: pineapple, crabgrass, bees.

• "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.

• "Jack" is a beagle-terrier mix, 1-2 years old, about 40 pounds. Surrendered for killing chickens. Likes: chicken nuggets, chicken strips, grilled chicken. Dislikes: lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers.

• "Chase" is a shepherd-retriever mix, about 40 pounds, with a beautiful coat and beautiful eyes. Likes: organization, weeding, watching DIY videos on YouTube. Dislikes: not being able to complete the projects on the DIY videos, getting dirty, when people litter.

Cats

There are several kittens available for adoption. Like: frolicking, pouncing, pretending to be in an ASPCA commercial when people come to adopt a cat. Dislike: when people don't adopt them, getting wet, thunder.

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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