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Canyon County Pet of the Week: Madi May

Madi May, 6 months, is a small terrier mix. She is black and white with a soft, wiry coat and weighs just about 8 pounds. She is spunky, full of life and eager to meet new people and other animals. Madi is dog-friendly and seems to have no issues with cats at this time. Madi is still a puppy and will need all formal training, including leash and house training. Madi is spayed, microchipped, vaccinated and ready to go to her new home today.

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Ada County Pet of the Week: Jackson

Jackson, 5, is a 70-pound neutered male yellow Labrador retriever mix. He’d love to walk, run, hike or even swim with you. Jackson likes chasing a soft toy and will even give it up when asked. He knows several obedience commands. He’s a smart guy and could easily learn more. Jackson’s previous owners said he was doing some resource guarding of people with the other dogs in the house, so he’d probably do better as an only dog unless you are willing to work with him on correcting this behavior. An introduction with any potential canine housemates is required. He may also guard valued possessions from people, so he needs an experienced owner and a home without children.

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Animal Island: See the vet to rid snake of mites

Q: My daughter's corn snake has an infestation of mites and we do not know what to do. We have cleaned out its tank and just keep it on a sheet of newspaper. We rub the snake all over with mineral oil as that is supposed to smother the mites but they crawl right over the oil! On the internet, people have suggested putting a No-Pest Strip in the tank with the snake - but that seems a bit extreme. Can you offer any suggestions?

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Meridian Pet of the Week: Max

Max, 8, is a senior, neutered Chocolate Labrador/Heeler, who was surrendered to another rescue, owner was moving, and has ended up in our care. This big guy is good with other dogs and kids of all ages. Max is reported not to be house or kennel trained but keeps his kennel clean over night at the rescue. Max doesn’t have all the leash manners down pat but he does walk easy, makes good eye contact and will walk in sync with a handler when reminded. He knows sit, down and will wait patiently as instructed. Max is currently shedding out and in need of some grooming but appears healthy and is definitely happy. Max would probably do best in a family home that would include him in regular activities outside and in and are willing to work with an older fella on house training. To meet Max stop by the shelter at 191 N. Linder Road in Meridian or call 794-0944 . For other adoptable dogs and current hours see www.meridianvalleyhumanesociety.org.

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Ada County Pet of the Week: Tessi

Tessi, 8-1/2, is an 8-pound spayed female Siamese mix with a beautiful cream and gray coat and stunning blue eyes. She is a very sweet girl who was surrendered by her previous owner because she needs a quiet home where she won’t feel anxious. She has previously lived with other cats, but she will need a home without dogs or children because they can overwhelm her. She would be a wonderful companion for a single person. She will need to be brushed to keep her beautiful coat free of mats. Tessi is a charming girl who unfortunately has been through the shelter before — she’s ready for her forever home.

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Baffled by cat's reaction to catnip

Q: My three cats love it when I sprinkle a little catnip on a sheet of newspaper. They all roll in it and scratch at the area of the rug where I spread it. However, my younger cat actually will shake his head and drool for a while in almost a dazed state. Then he just snaps out of it and walks away from the catnip. The drooling gets me a bit nervous. Am I doing them harm by letting them play with the catnip like this?

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Pet Vet: Human exposure to disease in cats is not very likely

Ellen from Modesto, Cal., is the caretaker for Sassy, a 4-year-old tabby cat that Ellen loves dearly. Ellen is also pregnant and has concerns about being pregnant while living with a cat. Sassy is entirely indoors and Ellen has heard - without much detail - about problems that can occur to babies because of the mother's exposure to cats during their pregnancy. She would like to understand any potential problems and risks.

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Ada County Pet of the Week: Molly

Molly, 4, is a 52-pound spayed female border collie mix. She is a loyal dog who loves to snuggle with her people but is also playful and loves going on adventures. She is highly intelligent and a joy to work with. Molly is really on guard and nervous about strangers as well as other dogs, so needs an owner who will remain calm when she gets worked up and who will work with her on this issue. Molly has been taught basic behaviors and will sit, roll over and come for a treat or praise. She is easy to walk on a leash and will go into a crate for a treat or stuffed Kong. Molly is OK with older kids, but they need to be involved in teaching her more confidence and skills. She will need a home without cats.

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Meet Miller, pet of the week for April 12

Miller is a 2-year-old, 50-pound neutered male Siberian Husky. He came to Boise from an overcrowded shelter in Tulare, Calif., and has quickly become a favorite among the Idaho Humane Society staff. He is a happy, playful boy who will bond quickly with his new owners and make a very loyal, loving companion. Miller is create-trained and already knows several obedience commands – sit, down, shake and roll over. He does well with other dogs, but absolutely can’t be in a home with cats. He should be fine with children and would make a wonderful family dog. Miller (#31267578) is located in kennel 324 at the Idaho Humane Society, 4775 Dorman St. The shelter is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. You can call 457-0855 with any questions about Miller. You can see more adoptable pets at idahohumanesociety.org.

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Meet Nickoleii, pet of the week for April 5th

Nickoleii is a 1-year-old, 10-pound neutered male black domestic shorthair. Now he’s looking for his forever home and would love a family with children. He bonded strongly with a 5-year-old girl in his foster family – he loved to cuddle and play with her. He is a very sweet boy who enjoys being held and petted and will give you lots of kisses.

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Ada County Pet of the Week: Elvin

Elvis, 1-1/2, is a 60-pound neutered male black and tan coonhound. He is truly a hound in every sense of the word — he bays, is great at sniffing out scents and has tons of energy for running and hunting. He would do best with an owner who has experience with the breed. Elvis unfortunately lacked obedience training and regular socialization in his previous home. He needs a family that will ensure he receives plenty of exercise and training, and give him lots of love and attention. He would be great for an active family with older children.

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Meet Miller, pet of the week for April 12

Miller is a 2-year-old, 50-pound neutered male Siberian Husky. He came to Boise from an overcrowded shelter in Tulare, Calif., and has quickly become a favorite among the Idaho Humane Society staff. He is a happy, playful boy who will bond quickly with his new owners and make a very loyal, loving companion. Miller is create-trained and already knows several obedience commands – sit, down, shake and roll over. He does well with other dogs, but absolutely can’t be in a home with cats. He should be fine with children and would make a wonderful family dog. Miller (#31267578) is located in kennel 324 at the Idaho Humane Society, 4775 Dorman St. The shelter is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. You can call 457-0855 with any questions about Miller. You can see more adoptable pets at idahohumanesociety.org.
Katherine Jones kjones@idahostatesman.com
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