Featured Rescue: Danke

Meet Danke!

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Labrador Retriever Mix • Adult • Female • Large

Danke (pronounced don-ka) is a very sweet and affectionate girl. She’s great with kids, loves people and is outgoing. Her breed is best guess, possibly some Boxer. She is getting along well with her kennel mate, Wilbur. She has 4 white ‘socks’! You can come and visit her if you like, or take her for a walk, while she waits for her permanent home.
Besides standard shots, dogs are de-wormed, vaccinated for bordetella, heartworm tested, and microchipped!

Apply to adopt Danke.

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Winter Dog Walking Hours

Attention volunteers!

Starting today our dog walking hours are changing to winter hours.
Wednesday and Thursday will be 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday will stay at their same time of 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Want information regarding volunteering? Fill out this form and information will be sent to you: http://www.humanecherokeecounty.org/application-to-volunteer

Featured Rescue: Lucky

Meet Lucky!

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Terrier Mix • Young • Male • Medium

Lucky is a very lucky dog because he was rescued! He’s friendly and playful and can’t you just see him romping with a child or two, or another pooch? Lucky is guesstimated to have been born around April 2014. His favorite place to be scratched is his belly and he’ll melt to the ground for that love.
Besides standard shots, rescues are de-wormed, current on vaccinations, and microchipped.

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Apply to adopt Lucky.

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Featured Rescue: Archie

Meet Archie!

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Labrador Retriever Mix • Adult • Male • Large

Archie is a big guy, very friendly with people and gets along with other dogs. He’d love a visit and a walk from a volunteer or potential adopter. And he really would love a home to call his own …

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All rescues are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and microchipped.

Apply to adopt Archie.

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Today’s Featured Rescue: Wilbur

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Wilbur is a new guy here at the shelter. He was a stray and bless his heart, pretty thin when HSCC rescued him.

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He’s sweet natured – and though he was not familiar with walking on a leash, he’s learning quickly!

He’d be ever so happy if you came for a visit! He is wanting a home to call his own.

Besides standard shots, dogs are de-wormed, vaccinated for bordetella, heartworm tested, and microchipped!

Apply to adopt Wilbur.

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Senior Sunday: Snappy

Meet Snappy! She’s our Senior Sunday featured rescue!

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Black Labrador Retriever & Pit Bull Terrier Mix • Adult • Female • Medium

Snappy is a sweet, loving dog. If you have a heart for pit mixes and would like a nice one, make it Snappy! 🙂 She has a calm temperament, likes people and wants to please. She enjoys brushing, tummy rubs, treats — any positive attention. We hope there is that special someone who will open heart and home to Snappy, She so deserves to be a valued family member.
Snappy has been around a variety of people, including a grade school child. Besides standard shots, she is heartworm negative, vaccinated for bordatella and microchipped. Her estimated birthdate was in the last half of ’08.

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Snappy wants to be the only pet, and might prefer to be in the country since that’s what she’s used to. She will need a fenced area for exercise and safety.

The Positives of Adopting an Older Dog:

  • Adult and older dogs almost always have excellent bladder and bowel control (senior dogs can be an exception) so they need less potty breaks, can stay in their crates longer, and are less likely to have ‘accidents’ indoors.
  • Even adolescent and young adult dogs are close to the height/weight they’re going to be when mature, so there’s very little guess-work involved as to their eventual size. It’s pretty much ‘what you see is what you get’. With puppies, especially mixed-breeds, this is NOT the case!
  • Most mature dogs have lower energy levels than they do as puppies, so exercise requirements are lower and they’re not as likely to be bouncing off the walls. But terrier and herding breeds are high-energy even when mature, and some breeds (such as the Boxer) can be eternal puppies.
  • Many dogs waiting for adoption are housebroken and have some basic training. Of course this depends on their previous home (and some are lifelong strays or haven’t even been taught the basics). In a new home these lessons will need to be reinforced within a predictable daily routine to prevent a relapse in training.
  • Older dogs seem to have a sixth-sense and theyknow when they’ve been given a second chance at happiness – and appreciate every minute. They also often bond very closely with their new owner and the relationship is priceless.
  • Puppies are adorable, but they’re also destructive and exhausting! An older dog is unlikely to chew up your shoes or drapes, hang on your pant legs or run rings around the sofa in the evening (but I won’t say it’s never happens).

Apply to adopt Snappy.

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Today’s Featured Rescue: Frisky

Check out our shelter newbie, Frisky!

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Shepherd Mix • Young • Male • Medium

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Frisky is brand new here at the shelter. He’s aptly named as you can see by his pose. He gets along with other dogs and loves people, loves to play. Come by and visit Frisky !
Besides standard shots, dogs are de-wormed, vaccinated for bordatella, heartworm tested, and microchipped!

Apply to adopt Frisky.

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