#FurryFriendFriday pets






• "Emerson," is a male pit mix, almost a year old, a sweet boy, about 35 pounds. He was surrendered because his family couldn't take care of him. He gets along well with other dogs and would probably enjoy having a friend to play with. If you would like an application for Emerson, email rockhaven83@gmail.com. Likes: watching televised tennis, playing fetch outside, playing fetch inside. Dislikes: when ants get in his outside food bowl, ants, sticks that don't have the stamina for chewing.

• "Max" is a silver Lab, about 6 years old, around 65 pounds. He showed up at someone's house and gave too many kisses, so he was brought to the shelter. He doesn't seem to be overly fond of other dogs when shelter staff checked him, but they will check again later after he's settled in. Likes: giving kisses, getting kisses, jerky of all varieties. Dislikes: not being allowed to give kisses, when the streaming radio service starts lagging and he can't hear his tunes, potholes on a roadtrip.

• "Miley" is a 4-year-old, female terrier mix, between 25 and 30 pounds. Would be very happy to be an only child. She seems to be dog selective and would probably do best in a house without young children. She is housebroken. If you would like an application for Miley, email rockhaven83@gmail.com. Likes: rainy days to relax on the couch, knitting, Swedish cattle calls. Dislikes: siblings (human or quadruped), licorice, mornings.

• "Numan" is a male, pit bull mix, black and white, 13 months old. A nephew left Newman at his uncle's house months ago and said he would be back for him, but the uncle has his own dogs to care for, so Numan ended up at the shelter. He's a very social boy, but quiet and does well with other dogs. If you would like an application for him, email rockhaven83@gmail.com. Likes: snakes, playing pranks, world domination. Dislikes: abandonment, order, breed-specific exclusions.

• "Lenny" is a 1 1/2-year-old, male, collie mix. An Amish family had too many dogs, so they surrendered Lenny. He's a very sweet, laid-back kind of dog. He's fine with other dogs and social. He has a gorgeous, thick, wavy coat. Staff aren't sure what his breed mix actually is, but he's a unique boy. If you would like an application for Lenny, email rockhaven83@gmail.com. Likes: scrolling through Twitter for hours, organizing things, reading books on farm management. Dislikes: loud music, being left behind on car rides, fireworks.

• "Aatu" is an adult, male shepherd-husky mix who was taken in by family members when his owner died. He didn't get along with the other family dogs, so he was brought to the shelter. Likes: pasta with red sauce, a good therapist, a home with air conditioning. Dislikes: pasta with white sauce, summer weather, lizards.

• "Buford" is a 4-5-year-old, male beagle mix, about 30 pounds. He has some hair loss due to fleas, but he has been treated and should be good in a couple weeks. Unfortunately, he was found to be heartworm-positive, but he has been treated and is recovering. He's good with other dogs and people, but staff aren't sure about cats. Likes: a really good belly rub, aroo-rooing, sticking his head out the window on car rides. Dislikes: fleas, closed-window car rides, lobsters (the taste, concept and sight of them).

• “Miss Bear” is an Aussie mix, 3 years old, spayed. She acts like a true border collie, always looking for something to herd. She will run a fence and chase cars. She also stalks cats. Staff and her foster humans say they aren't sure she would harm them, but that this may be related to her prey drive. She wants to be top dog, so she needs to be with an experienced dog owner who knows how to work with her or as an only dog. If you would like an application for adoption, please email dragondog.dc@gmail.com. Likes: freedom, wide-open spaces, catching cars. Dislikes: the conundrum of what to do with a car once she’s caught it, lack of anyone paying attention to her for the slightest moment, the smell of fish.

• "Merlot" is a female pit mix, about 55 pounds. Unfortunately, she appears to not have had the best life. Her skin is in pretty bad shape from fleas. She has been given some medicine and her hair should start coming in shortly. Likes: playing with the other dogs at the shelter, toys that squeak, toys that crinkle. Dislikes: wine snobs, pests (use flea, tick and heartworm preventative on all pets), when her blanket isn't rumpled the way she likes it.


• "Angelo/Angeline" is a tiger and white, adult cat. Likes: opera, antiquing, knitting. Dislikes: Jackson Pollock paintings (and, indeed, most modern art), Russian literature, poor hygeine.

• "Gerald" is a tiger and white kitten, about eight weeks old. Likes: string cheese, the good kibble, pouncing. Dislikes: cat fights on reality TV, dampness, getting his claws stuck in his towel.

• "Cotillion" is a tabby cat. Likes: dancing like no one's watching, dancing in the rain (when there's somewhere dry to go afterwards), dancing in the street. Dislikes: when someone is watching without letting them know, when E. Burton Russell, IV, puts videos of her dancing on Instagram, when the salmon is overcooked.

• "Stella" is a long-haired, female cat, between 1 and 2 years old, mostly white with some darker patches on her head and tail, currently in foster care. She is an inside cat ONLY. Her head tilts. She has been seen by a veterinarian, but the cause is unknown. It doesn't seem to affect her. She loves to sit in your lap and be petted and is used to being in a house with other cats, big and small dogs, and kids. If you'd like to meet Stella, contact rockhaven83@gmail.com for an application. Likes: sleeping on freshly dried laundry, al dente spaghetti, napping spots near heating vents. Dislikes: stepping on a piece of tape or a sticker, humidity, leaf vegetables.

• "Mynx" is a gray tiger kitten. Likes: using their sad kitten face to their advantage (they're cute and they know it), getting out of their kennel, hunting houseplants. Dislikes: when things they'd like to knock onto the floor are too heavy or attached to the counter, when their friends don't know their Instagram angles and post bad pictures publicly, coffee (smells good, tastes bad. Why? Explain, humans).

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 Tuesday through Friday, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Closed on Sunday, Monday 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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