#FurryFriendFriday pets

Caroline, Bea, Miss Bear and Rook are all wondering if your house might be their forever home.

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 4-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. Most of the dogs are missing their front teeth. Staff assume they were trying to escape an enclosure. 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.

• “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 4-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. Most of the dogs are missing their front teeth. Staff assume they were trying to escape an enclosure. 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.

• "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. May be best as an only dog. She's stressed out at the shelter and is losing weight. She's down to 45 pounds. 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. Most of the dogs are missing their front teeth. Staff assume they were trying to escape an enclosure. 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.

• "Shadi" is a 2-year-old, female, hound mix, underweight at 45 pounds. She was brought in by someone who was concerned with the tumor on her neck. It was full of blood and has been removed. She should make a full recovery. If you would like an application for her, please email rockhaven83@gmail.com. Likes: that tumor-free lifestyle, Tagalong Girl Scout Cookies, looking out the window. Dislikes: Spongebob Squarepants (the show, the character, all of it), burnt coffee, tapdancers (while they're dancing — the people themselves are fine as long as they pause to give her a pat as they go by).

• "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. Most of the dogs are missing their front teeth. Staff assume they were trying to escape an enclosure. 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.

• "Caroline" is a 5-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. Most of the dogs are missing their front teeth. Staff assume they were trying to escape an enclosure. 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. If you would like an application for her, please email rockhaven83@gmail.com. Caroline 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. Most of the dogs are missing their front teeth. Staff assume they were trying to escape an enclosure. 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. Most of the dogs are missing their front teeth. Staff assume they were trying to escape an enclosure. 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.

• "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.

• “Rico” is a boxer-hound mix, about 50 pounds. Outgoing personality of a hound and very social. He’s OK with other dogs and his previous owner said he’s been around smaller dogs in the past. Likes: bodies of water (oceans, lakes, ponds, streams, creeks, your glass of water you left out within tongue’s reach), beef jerky, ska bands. Dislikes: sand, canned tuna, people who think “cups” are an instrument.

• “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.

• "Cinnamini," about 40 pounds, came to the shelter with a tie wrap around her neck and dragging a cable, severely emaciated and dehydrated. She has been in foster care for a few weeks now and has recovered. Now she is looking for a home that will give her the love and care she deserves. She is good with dogs (even small yippee ones), cats and kids. She doesn't know how to play with toys but she loves to play with her food bowl - probably the only thing she had to play with until now. Cinnamini wants to play with other dogs but isn't quite sure about that yet either. There is a big goofy pup at her foster home and when he invites her to play she just sits and watches him bounce around and do play bows trying to get her to play. If you can give this girl the home she deserves, please email rockhaven83@gmail.com for an application.

• “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

• "Rook" is a male, Russian Blue 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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