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Pets

Meridian Pet of the Week: Marshall

Marshall, 1-2, is a cute and the perfect-sized companion. He is fully vetted. He’s been around other dogs before and done pretty well, so he might be amenable to having new doggie friends — not swure about cats, though. He’s better with older kids than younger ones.

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Canyon County Pet of the Week: Count Orlok

Count Orlok, 1-2, is a handsome German shorthaired/pointer mix. He loves his toys and has a blast tossing and catching stuffed toys in the yard. He is still learning to fetch a ball, and is super fun and energetic. He likes attention, either showing off his toys or sitting on your lap and getting his back scratched.

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Ada County Pet of the Week: Jazz

Jazz, 2, is a 54-pound spayed female gray brindle Shar-Pei mix. She was transferred to the Idaho Humane Society from San Antonio, Texas, along with her litter of puppies. She is a friendly, affectionate girl who will make a wonderful companion. She is happiest when she’s around people and can hardly contain her joy. Because of her excitability, she does exhibit a few naughty behaviors like jumping and mouthiness. This can be managed though training and positive reinforcement. Jazz doesn’t appear to have had any form of training, but she is intelligent, eager to please and food-motivated. She will need a home with older, sturdier children over age 7 and an introduction to any potential canine housemates prior to adoption.

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Meridian Pet of the Week: Wade

Wade is 1 and he’s puppy through and through. This scrappy little guy wants to play all the time. He especially loves toys. He was kenneled with another dog at his last shelter and so he might do well in a home with another high-energy pup. He could stand to learn a few manners, which an older dog might be able to help with.

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Canyon County Pet of the Week: Rosco

Rosco, 4, is a Lab/border collie mix. He loves human contact and activities together. Rosco loves fetching tennis balls and playing in water. He will do great with an active family who will include him in daily activities. He needs a secure yard and a diligent owner who is committed to keeping him safe at home. Perhaps a canine buddy and lots of toys to keep him active and entertained when his humans are gone.

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Ada County Pet of the Week: Pickles

Pickles, 10 months, is a 3-pound male domestic shorthair. He is a handsome young cat with orange tiger-striped fur and bright green eyes. He’s a talkative, affectionate kitten that enjoys attention. He will happily come to the front of his cage to say “hello” and ask to be held and petted. Pickles especially loves having his ears rubbed and chin scratched. And if he really likes you, he will even roll over for a belly rub. Pickles was brought to the shelter from an unwanted litter and spent some time in foster care. Now that he is old enough, he is ready to find his forever home. He will need to stay the night to be neutered.

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Canyon County Pet of the Week: Darius

Darius, 4, is an Australian cattle dog mix who weighs 40 pounds. He’s a super happy guy. Affectionate and observant, he knows “sit,” “lay down” and “off.” He loves to jump and splash in water. He appears to be house-trained and has good overall leash manners.

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Ada County Pet of the Week: Charlie

Charlie, 9, is a 15-pound neutered male Chihuahua mix. He is gentle at heart and has a playful, loving personality. Charlie can be shy and fearful at first, so it is important to go slowly with him. He is particularly nervous about being handled and may have been treated roughly in his past. Be gentle and calm, and let him know you mean him no harm. Shower him with treats and affection and soon he will show off his happy, affectionate personality. Charlie needs an adult-only home that will be patient with him.

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Canyon County Pet of the Week: Lori Grimes

Lori Grimes, 2, is an adorable red Chihuahua mix who weighs 9 pounds. She’s affectionate, and loves to cuddle and give kisses. She likes to run around and play with soft toys. A little timid but super sweet. She likes to hug your neck and sit in your lap.

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Ada County Pet of the Week: Freddy

Freddy, 2, is a 13 1/2-pound neutered male domestic shorthair with handsome black and gray tiger stripes. He is a gentle, laid-back cat who enjoys cuddling on laps and is perfectly content to have a lazy day on the couch with his human. He is friendly with other people and will usually come to the front of his kennel to say “hello.” He enjoys pouncing and chasing after his toys, so be sure to stock up. Freddy does very well with children and doesn’t mind living with other cats. He is wary of dogs, though, and may prefer a home without them. Freddy was an indoor-outdoor cat in his previous home and is litter box trained.

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Canyon County Pet of the Week:

Lillie, a 6-year-old bulldog mix who weighs 47 pounds, loves people, is active, energetic and good with kids. She likes tummy rubs, getting back scratches and loves squeaky toys. She enjoys playing in water and knows “sit” and “down.”

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Meridian Pet of the Week: Lilly

Lilly, 2, loves humans, but sometimes she can be scared of them. Her previous family reports that she didn’t always do very well with their older sons (high school and college ages), especially if the guys were carrying anything around. But she warmed right up to the husband/father and to all the ladies in the family. Lilly has been around kids and done just fine. She might do best in a family with lots of patience to help her work through her fear of some people.

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Ada County Pet of the Week: Meika

Meika is a 7-year-old, 46-pound spayed female American pit bull terrier mix. She is a beautiful dog with a great spirit. Meika can be a little nervous around things that are unfamiliar to her, but give her time to warm up and she will be a playful, bouncing ball of love. Due to her sensitive nature, any children in her new home need to be at least 12 years old. She will also need to meet any potential canine family members prior to adoption. Meika is crate-trained and knows “sit.” She loves a good game of fetch and daily walks. Take the time to show her she is in a safe, loving space and she will show you what a loyal and affectionate dog she is.

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Meridian Pet of the Week: Bubbles

Bubbles, 3 months, may be small, but she has a huge personality. An arrival from a rural shelter in Idaho, Bubbles has been hanging out in a foster home while her vet work was being completed. Foster mom, Allie, said Bubbles is sweet and quickly figured out how to use the dog door and had only a few accidents in the house. She will need reminders. She likes to chew and will need some training in that area. She does great in her crate through the night.

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Canyon County Pet of the Week: Buster

Buster, 1, is an Australian cattle/Catahoula leopard dog mix. He has lots of energy and puppy play in him, is affectionate, likes belly rubs, treats and toys, and loves soft toys. He is house-trained and knows a few commands. Buster is a fun-loving boy better suited for teenagers and adults due to his puppy play style. When excited he may play nip and jump on people. Since still so young, he is trainable. Buster will need a securely fenced yard so he can run and play safely.

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Ada County Pet of the Week: Amethyst

Amethyst, 3  1/2 months, is a female domestic shorthair with a pretty gray and white coat. She is an active girl who has lots of kitten energy. Amethyst loves to sprint around her kennel and chase after her plastic toy ball. She also has a sweet and affectionate side. She doesn’t mind being held and snuggled when she’s not exploring her surroundings. Amethyst was found as a stray and is ready to find a family of her own. She will need to stay the night and be spayed before going to her forever home.

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