#FurryFriendFriday pets

Dogs

• "Rosco" is a male, Lab mix. Likes: lounging poolside, visits to the lake, a good game of popcorn toss. Dislikes: fireworks, turtles, hot pavement.

• “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.

• "Reese" is a female Lab mix, 1 year, about 45 pounds. Shelter staff say she could use some obedience training. "Instead of putting in the time and effort to help a young dog, they brought her to the shelter. Owner said she is hyper and a runner. Sweet girl. A little time and training and she will be a great dog." Likes: room to run and play, learning new skills, antiquing. Dislikes: long lines, when couponers take all the sale items leaving none for people who only want one or two bottles of shampoo (then sell them on local for-sale Facebook pages), broccoli.

• "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.

• "Sandy" is a female pug-chow mix, about 40 pounds. She has a very cute underbite and was surrendered because her family was moving and couldn't take her with them. Likes: generous slices of Easter dinner-style ham, managing her social media accounts, having fluffy hair. Dislikes: the Ice Age movies (none of the sequels beat the first one — DreamWorks milked that movie way too much), the Madagascar movies (same reason), turnips.

• "Bounder" is a male boxer mix, 3-4 years, sweet, about 60 pounds. Turned in for killing chickens. Likes: chicken nuggets, fried chicken, barbecue chicken. Dislikes: feathers, beaks, little chicken claws.

• "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.

• "Nina" is a female, shepherd-retriever mix, about 45 pounds. Likes: those crispy fried onions you put on green bean casserole, watching "How It's Made" on The Science Channel, the smell of autumn bonfires. Dislikes: asparagus, fences, yetis.

• "Wayne" (AKA "Chubbs") 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.

• "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.

• "Hugo" is a male pit mix, black and white, about 2 years old. Gets along fine with other dogs. Likes: Corn on the cob, playing in the water, smiling. Dislikes: cooking shows, hairdryers, cicadas.

• "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.

• "Lucas" is a brown and white mix, male, 1-2 years, 60 pounds with lots of energy. Likes: romping, rolling in the grass, a full-bodied brewed tea cooled to just warmer than room temperature. Dislikes: people who don't send thank-you cards, people who refuse to believe in aliens (at least be alien agnostic — there's no way to know what's out there in the far reaches of space), stewed tomatoes.

• "Dash" is a Lab-Setter mix, 1-2 years, about 65 pounds. Likes: tapioca pudding, Frisbee, hiking in the woods (don't forget flea/tick/heartworm preventative!). Dislikes: when the human is on a diet (no French fries), toads, the rise of social media.

• "Flash" is a chocolate Lab mix. Likes: hot dogs slightly crispy from the grill, looking for deals at estate auctions, road trips. Dislikes: onions and mustard, when an eBay seller sells you an item they don't have and then buys it from Amazon for a cheaper price after you order it for the higher price, dusting.

• "Gary" is a male black Lab mix. Likes: making kitchen floor crumb checks, a squirrel-free yard, swimming. Dislikes: lemons, flash photography, feather pillows.

• "Chase/Clark" is a shepherd-retriever mix, about 40 pounds, with a beautiful coat and beautiful eyes. Heartworm positive. 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.

• "Max" is a male shih tzu mix, 1 year, about 15 pounds. He was surrendered to the shelter because he killed the family cat. Shelter workers have not seen any issues with other dogs and he has been around kids with no issues. If you would like an application for Max, please email rockhaven83@gmail.com. Likes: watching televised tennis, Slinkies, watermelon. Dislikes: cats, cucumbers, unexpected sprinklers.

• "Ryleigh" is a female Spaniel mix, 1 1/2 years old, between 30 and 35 pounds, gorgeous coat. Very sweet and loving, but her family could not keep her. If you would like an application for Ryleigh, please email rockhaven83@gmail.com. Likes: running in the backyard, smiling, prancing. Dislikes: rainy days, cantaloupe, fishing.

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.

• "Iggy" is a female cat, possibly a munchkin or munchkin mix. Likes: canned tuna with just a splash of lemon, talk shows, counted cross stitch. Dislikes: beds with thick mattresses that are hard to jump up on, when her claws get stuck in the carpet, when her milk ring slides under the refrigerator.

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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