Pet of the Week 7-24-09

Local News

They’re cute, they’re fluffy and they need a home.

The dogs, cats and rabbits at the Animal Shelter in Muskingum County are ready to go home with a new owner.

This week’s pet of the week is a 5 month old puppy that would make a great lap dog.

“This is terrier mix,” said Hostetler. “She’s about four to five months old. She came in as a stray and no one has claimed her, so she’s been here for a couple of weeks. She’s been spayed and vaccinated, heart-worm checked and she’s ready to go.”

Hostetler says adopting a pet can be a big decision and you should make sure you and your potential pet are compatible.

“You definitely want to look at your lifestyle,” he said. “You want to find a pet that will blend in with your activity level. If you’re gone a lot and you don’t have time to spend, you don’t want a high energy dog, you want something calmer.”

The Animal Shelter in Muskingum County is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays it is open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.