#FurryFriendFriday pets

Connor

Bear

Ashton

Emily

Dogs

• "Jake" is a brown, Lab mix, about 4 or 5 years old and around 50 pounds. He's housebroken and seems pretty good with other dogs. Likes: naps, lazy games of fetch, long rides in the car. Dislikes: movies where the dog dies, banana peels, lint.

• "Emily" is a one-year-old, female Lab-pit mix, about 45 pounds, black with a white strip on her chest. She came in with Aubrey and Ashton. Staff aren't sure of their relationship, and all are scared, but sweet. Likes: playing outside, treat time, ear scritchies. Dislikes: being in a room full of barking dogs, foam flip-flops, pine nuts.

• "Opie" is a male heeler mix, about 9 months old, tan and white, around 25 pounds. He has a typical heeler temperment. He's not a great choice for homes with younger children, as he will herd them. He's not sure about this shelter business. He's OK with other dogs as long as they don't mind being herded. Likes: herding, Taco Tuesday, ketchup (not on his tacos). Dislikes: anything scattered, having to wait, when things are sticky.

• "Ashton" is a 1- to 2-year-old, male Lab-pit mix, about 45 pounds, black with some white markings. Very submissive with other dogs. Scared at the shelter, but very sweet. Likes: hot dogs, empty peanut butter jars, acoustic guitar music. Dislikes: tambourines, citrus, slippery floors.

• "Finley" is a 7- to 8-year-old, plush-coat, male German Shepherd. He came in as a stray, his coat full of burrs. Unfortunately, he is heartworm-positive, but he's currently undergoing treatment. He was good with other dogs when shelter staff checked him with a dog of similar size. He has a lot of energy, despite his age. If you would like an application for Finley, email rockhaven83@gmail.com. Likes: schnitzel, long games of bingo, a romp through the woods. Dislikes: disorder, cabbage, angry voices.

• "Connor" is a male dog, about a year old, brindle with white markings on the feet, chest and face. All play. If you have a dog who needs a playmate, Connor might make a good friend. Likes: romping, rolling, bounding. Dislikes: banjo solos, fish, vacuums.

• "Bear" is a male, black Lab, about 2 years old and around 80 pounds. He does very well with people, but doesn't seem to like any canine competition for attention. Shelter staff will recheck him after a while to see if he really does need to be an only dog. He knows how to sit and drop, and will roll over for belly scritches. Likes: belly scritches, ear scritches, filet mignon. Dislikes: wearing shoes, when the squirrels sneak through the small spots he can't get through, when he's muddy and not allowed in the house until he gets a bath.

• "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. He's in foster care, not at the shelter. Likes: scrolling through Twitter for hours, organizing things, reading books on farm management. Dislikes: loud music, being left behind on car rides, fireworks.

• "Baylie" is a female, Anatolian mix, 3 or 4 years old, about 90 pounds (not a typo — she's a big girl). Staff say she does not do well with other dogs and would do best as an only dog. They are unsure about how she is with livestock. Likes: tea parties (with cookies), music from the '60s and '70s, lavender-scented candles. Dislikes: mud, exertion, getting the seeds from blackberries or raspberries stuck in her molars.

• "Boo Boo" is a male Lab mix, 1-2 years, about 40 pounds. He was surrendered with his mother. Something happened to his ear. It's torn, but healed. It doesn't cause him any problems, but the ear will likely not stand up. He has a very cute smile. If you would like an application for Charlie, email rockhaven83@gmail.com. Likes: smiling, rides in the car, music of the '60s, '70s and '80s. Dislikes: birds, citrus fruit, gravel.

• “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.

• "Shiloh" is a male shepherd mix, black and light tan. Staff say he doesn't look old, but his teeth are worn down. Likes: cake with buttercream frosting, watching the cars go by, chicken nuggets. Dislikes: cake with whipped frosting, helicopters, large bodies of water.

• "Aubrey" is a female, black Lab mix, about a year old, black with some white markings on her chest and belly. Came to the shelter with Ashton and Emily. Scared at the shelter, but has never offered to bite. She just needs time to settle in. Likes: whipped cream, a good chew toy, a firm sleeping pillow. Dislikes: sour candy, being sticky, locally made commercials (they're usually too corny).

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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