#FurryFriendFriday pets

Rook, Bea, Tom Tom and Rally are waiting for you at the shelter! Rally says he may have to wait until he’s recovered from his heartworm treatments, but promises he’s worth the wait.

Dogs

• “Penny,” the female, brindle pit mix, 1-2 years, is very social and happy and weighs about 40 to 45 pounds. Likes: comedic memoirs on audiobook, watching the Travel Channel, shows about ghost hunters. Dislikes: how the History Channel has more shows about aliens than actual history, when her toy gets stuck behind the couch, when she sneezes really hard and her ear goes inside out.

• "Hennie" is a 2-year-old, female hound mix, heartworm negative. She's one of nine dogs brought to the shelter after their owner fell outside during the cold weather and passed away. Some of this person's dogs also died, but nine were rescued. These dogs have been warm and fed since coming to the shelter and are looking for their forever homes so they'll never need to be cold or hungry again. All are between 25 and 50 pounds. Of the nine dogs, six are heartworm positive and shelter staff are raising funds to treat them. Each treatment will cost a few hundred dollars, but without it, the worms will fill their hearts and cause an early, painful death. The dogs are shy, but social. Most seem to want to be lap dogs. Hennie likes: fine knitted hats, cabaret, cucumber sandwiches. Dislikes: country music, rhinestones, closed doors.

• “Junior” is a male, Lab-St. Bernard mix, less than a year old, surrendered with Bishop, about 50 pounds. Likes: peanuts, Chex mix, action movies. Dislikes: getting peanut butter stuck to the roof of his mouth, overcooked pasta, movies where the dog gets hurt.

• “Rocky” is a male, boxer mix, about 1 year old, around 50 pounds right now, but needs to fill out a bit more. Likes: Really tough chew bones in red or blue, but not green, apple cores, rolling in blankets until he’s a burrito. Dislikes: caramel sauce (sticky), hip hop music, being picked up off the ground.

• "Bea" is a 2-year-old, female hound mix, heartworm negative. She's one of nine dogs brought to the shelter after their owner fell outside during the cold weather and passed away. Some of this person's dogs also died, but nine were rescued. These dogs have been warm and fed since coming to the shelter and are looking for their forever homes so they'll never need to be cold or hungry again. All are between 25 and 50 pounds. Of the nine dogs, six are heartworm positive and shelter staff are raising funds to treat them. Each treatment will cost a few hundred dollars, but without it, the worms will fill their hearts and cause an early, painful death. The dogs are shy, but social. Most seem to want to be lap dogs. Bea likes: scrolling through pages and pages of counted cross stitch patterns and giggling at the ones with cuss words on them, a nice (decaffeinated) tea, ska music. Dislikes: cacti, roombas, political drama on social media.

• "Ol' Red" is a 3-year-old, male hound mix, heartworm negative. He's one of nine dogs brought to the shelter after their owner fell outside during the cold weather and passed away. Some of this person's dogs also died, but nine were rescued. These dogs have been warm and fed since coming to the shelter and are looking for their forever homes so they'll never need to be cold or hungry again. All are between 25 and 50 pounds. Of the nine dogs, six are heartworm positive and shelter staff are raising funds to treat them. Each treatment will cost a few hundred dollars, but without it, the worms will fill their hearts and cause an early, painful death. The dogs are shy, but social. Most seem to want to be lap dogs. Red likes: beef bones, beef steak, a good potato wedge. Dislikes: salad, celery, cooked tomatoes.

• "Rally" is a male beagle, 5-7 years old. He looks pretty sad in his shelter photo because his previous human didn't give him his heartworm preventative and now he has heartworms. "A pill once a month that costs about $5 could have saved him a lot of pain … He had to undergo shots in his back to treat the worms that were growing in his heart," the shelter said. He has been treated and is on the road to recovery. "Rally begs you to give your dogs the monthly preventative so they don't end up needing treatment." He will be available for adoption after a few weeks' recovery from treatment. If you would like an application for Rally, please email rockhaven83@gmail.com. Likes: napping on those memory foam pillows, bacon, fetching (after he feels better). Dislikes: squirrels in his yard (or visible from the yard/windows, or in his neighbor's yard, or in his friends' yard), when his friends are late to the dog park, robins in general.

• "Willa" is a 2-3-year-old basset mix, about 55 pounds. May be best as an only dog. Likes: hosting magnificent garden parties, sniffing things, rolicking comedies featuring Will Ferrell. Dislikes: cleaning up after magnificent garden parties, when things sniff back, poverty.

• "Camille" is a 2-year-old, female hound mix, heartworm positive. She's one of nine dogs brought to the shelter after their owner fell outside during the cold weather and passed away. Some of this person's dogs also died, but nine were rescued. These dogs have been warm and fed since coming to the shelter and are looking for their forever homes so they'll never need to be cold or hungry again. All are between 25 and 50 pounds. Of the nine dogs, six are heartworm positive and shelter staff are raising funds to treat them. Each treatment will cost a few hundred dollars, but without it, the worms will fill their hearts and cause an early, painful death. The dogs are shy, but social. Most seem to want to be lap dogs. Camille likes: nice walks by quiet water, white river rafting, good bluegrass bands (live music is preferred, but not too close to the stage because it gets too loud). Dislikes: when it gets too loud, gluten-free pizza crust, broccoli.

• “Rod” is a male beagle-border collie mix. Surrendered because he and another dog were being kept outside and the owner did not want them to be outside in the cold any longer and her family situation would not allow her to bring them inside. They are currently warm at the shelter but really need an inside house. He hasn’t missed any meals and weighs about 45 pounds and stands about knee-high. Will chase cats and younger children make him nervous, so he would be best in a home with no children or children older than 10. Likes: comprehensive prison reforms, Rice Krispies treats, a warm living room couch. Dislikes: pickles, water crackers, westerns.

• "Clarice" is a 2-year-old, female hound mix, heartworm positive. She's one of nine dogs brought to the shelter after their owner fell outside during the cold weather and passed away. Some of this person's dogs also died, but nine were rescued. These dogs have been warm and fed since coming to the shelter and are looking for their forever homes so they'll never need to be cold or hungry again. All are between 25 and 50 pounds. Of the nine dogs, six are heartworm positive and shelter staff are raising funds to treat them. Each treatment will cost a few hundred dollars, but without it, the worms will fill their hearts and cause an early, painful death. The dogs are shy, but social. Most seem to want to be lap dogs. Clarice likes: playing pretend in boxes, going for rides to places that aren't the vet, watching fish in the fish tank. Dislikes: the vet (the vet is nice on a personal level, but they live in a place where you get stuck with needles and they make you get on a scale and she feels strongly she shouldn't have numbers placed on her like that), when fish leap out of the fish tank, spatulas that aren't strong enough to support a decent burger patty.

• "Danger" is a 2-year-old shepherd mix. Named himself because no one believed "Danger" was his middle name, so he decided it would be his first instead. Currently on a campaign to convince people his middle name is "Trouble." He talks a tough game, but he's a sweetie at heart.

• "Moxi" is a 2-year-old, female hound mix, heartworm positive and has demodex. She's one of nine dogs brought to the shelter after their owner fell outside during the cold weather and passed away. Some of this person's dogs also died, but nine were rescued. These dogs have been warm and fed since coming to the shelter and are looking for their forever homes so they'll never need to be cold or hungry again. All are between 25 and 50 pounds. Of the nine dogs, six are heartworm positive and shelter staff are raising funds to treat them. Each treatment will cost a few hundred dollars, but without it, the worms will fill their hearts and cause an early, painful death. The dogs are shy, but social. Most seem to want to be lap dogs. Moxi likes: sitting in fields with the wind in her ears, long walks in the woods, watching the ducks at the lake (but not the geese). Dislikes: bubbly drinks, knick knacks, people who don't recycle.

• "Lexi" is a 2-year-old, female hound mix, heartworm negative. She's one of nine dogs brought to the shelter after their owner fell outside during the cold weather and passed away. Some of this person's dogs also died, but nine were rescued. These dogs have been warm and fed since coming to the shelter and are looking for their forever homes so they'll never need to be cold or hungry again. All are between 25 and 50 pounds. Of the nine dogs, six are heartworm positive and shelter staff are raising funds to treat them. Each treatment will cost a few hundred dollars, but without it, the worms will fill their hearts and cause an early, painful death. The dogs are shy, but social. Most seem to want to be lap dogs. Lexi likes: trying to catch bubbles in the air, romping in the snow (as long as there's somewhere warm to go afterward), crackers. Dislikes: fireworks, skunks, porcupine spikes (she just wants to be friends, but they won't explain what she needs to do to make friends with them. She's starting to think they don't want friends, but she likes to think they just need love the most).

• "Romula" is a 2-year-old, female hound mix, heartworm positive. She's one of nine dogs brought to the shelter after their owner fell outside during the cold weather and passed away. Some of this person's dogs also died, but nine were rescued. These dogs have been warm and fed since coming to the shelter and are looking for their forever homes so they'll never need to be cold or hungry again. All are between 25 and 50 pounds. Of the nine dogs, six are heartworm positive and shelter staff are raising funds to treat them. Each treatment will cost a few hundred dollars, but without it, the worms will fill their hearts and cause an early, painful death. The dogs are shy, but social. Most seem to want to be lap dogs. Romula likes: chilling with her brother (and her sisters, but Remus especially), discussing fine art, romping. Dislikes: when the croutons are soggy in her salad, when there's no cream in her doughnuts, turnips.

• "Remus" is a 2-year-old, male hound mix, heartworm positive. He's one of nine dogs brought to the shelter after their owner fell outside during the cold weather and passed away. Some of this person's dogs also died, but nine were rescued. These dogs have been warm and fed since coming to the shelter and are looking for their forever homes so they'll never need to be cold or hungry again. All are between 25 and 50 pounds. Of the nine dogs, six are heartworm positive and shelter staff are raising funds to treat them. Each treatment will cost a few hundred dollars, but without it, the worms will fill their hearts and cause an early, painful death. The dogs are shy, but social. Most seem to want to be lap dogs. Remus likes: chilling with his sister (all of them, but Romula in particular), performing for small audiences on the viola, birdwatching. Dislikes: electric music, apple peels, NASCAR.

• “Chance” is a male beagle mix, about 2 years old, about 35 pounds. Doesn’t seem to have problems with other dogs. Likes: romping, making friends, those little pumpkins the size of baseballs. Dislike: angry, barky dogs, moles, the rise of social media.

• "Marshall" is a 2-year-old male terrier mix. Surrendered for being snippy with kids when they would startle him or wake him up. He has never bitten. Needs an adult-only home. Has been on Phenobarbital for seisures. He's a typical bouncy terrier and a total lap dog. Likes: pretty much anything on TV, pretty much anything on the radio, long naps. Dislikes: alarm clocks, surprises, snakes.

• “Rosco” is a male Aussie terrier mix, 2-3 years old, about 40 pounds. Loves to play and is good with other dogs. Likes: chewy toys, plushy toys, toys that belong to others. Dislikes: when playtime is over, footie pajamas, overcooked pasta.

• “Miss Bear” is an Aussie mix, 5 years old, spayed. Probably best as an only child, needs physical fencing as she chases cars, door darter, but good with kids. Acts like a true border collie; always looking for something to herd. Stalks cats; not sure if she would harm them and it may be related to her prey drive. She wants to be the 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.

• “Marble” is a 2-year-old female Lab-pit mix, about 50 pounds. Housebroken. Surrendered because her mom is having some legal trouble. Likes: pancakes, bird statues, Impressionist art. Dislikes: chowder, pollen, phones with cords.

Cats

• "François" is a teenage tiger cat, recent immigrant. Likes: sitting on berets (do not try to make him wear one), hanging out at cafés, ordering vintage bordeaux and batting it off the table to the ground when it arrives. Dislikes: champagne that is not from Champagne, muffins, the English.

• "Tom Tom" is a 3-4-year-old orange and white Manx mix. He's shy, but friendly and playful and likes other cats. Has a bobbed tail. If you would like an application for him, please email rockhaven83@gmail.com. Likes: lounging, pouncing, long petting sessions. Dislikes: hair tufts skittering across hardwood floors (the butler should have gotten those with the sweeper), static electricity, sticky stuff.

• “Patty” is a female cat, black and white. Likes: judging passersby, binge-watching How to Get Away with Murder, batting things off of tables. Dislikes: opera, snobbery, when something is sitting where she wants to be sitting.

• "Perisha" is a 3-year-old female cat, surrendered with Sparta when their owner went to jail, 3-paw declaw, missing one leg. Has been around kids. Likes: rolling on the carpet, Egypt-anything, those mats that look like they're made out of little stones. Dislikes: Sponges (especially when they're wet), metal exam tables at the vet (too slippery), canned fish (prefers freshly grilled, but will accept broiled in a pinch).

• “Citrus” is a female, orange, long-haired cat, 6 years old, front declawed. Likes: lounging, napping, Netflix. Dislikes: loud music, angry comics on Pandora, dust.

• “Oreo” is a male, black and white cat. Likes: irony, salmon, Twitter. Dislikes: Oreos, tuna, Snapchat.

• "Blaze" is an female orange tiger, 4-5 months Likes: David Attenborough documentaries (specifically about tigers), audiobooks, podcasts. Dislikes: Television, her lack of opposable thumbs, when the humans move their feet under the blankets and trick her into thinking they're rats and she gets a mouthful of blanket and no prey.

• "Selene" and "Eos" are sisters, 4-5 months old. One is brown and stripey and the other is cream-colored. Like: watching the moon, watching the sunrise, watching the stars. Dislike: being tasked with doing anything, when Hollywood tries to do mythology, clouds.

• "Rook" is a male, gray cat. Likes: board games, competing in euchre tournaments, intense chess battles in the park. Dislikes: video games, online gambling, computerized checkers.

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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