Picking a Perfect Pet

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MUSKINGUM COUNTY, Ohio- Officials at the K9 Adoption Center said sometimes a dog chooses you more than you choose them.

That’s why volunteers encourage those interested in adopting to take time to walk through their facility and really check out the dogs available. One of their long time residents may just be the dog you’re looking for.

Volunteer Doug McQuaid said they have many different areas where you can play and spend time with the dog you’re considering before deciding they’re right for your family.

“You don’t want to have a dog go home and find out that they aren’t going to be quite the way you thought they were. Then it becomes maybe the dog comes back and then it has a start over point, so that’s very important that’s why I say come out two or three different days, maybe a Monday to a Friday where you maybe find out throughout that week things have progressively got better and it seems the dog seems more receptive to you,” explained McQuaid.

One of the dogs up for adoption is Daisy. She’s a 6-year-old Shepherd mix, who is spayed, dog selective and doesn’t really enjoy cats. She does like walks and curling up with a nice soft blanket.

“She’s very calm. She walks very well. Anybody could walk her and have no problem at all. You could enjoy her as much as she could enjoy you,” said McQuaid.

If you’re interested in adopting Daisy or another dog at the Adoption Center visit their location on the East Pike next to the sheriff’s office. They’re open seven days a week.

Nichole Hannahs
Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.