Baloo, 7 months, is a male Australian cattle dog mix who was surrendered to the shelter because his owners were unable to keep him. He is house-trained and great with other dogs. He loves treats and toys. He has been an inside dog and will enjoy continuing to be. He will need a securely fenced yard if he does go outside. We always recommend that you bring in all family members and other dogs in the home for a meet and greet. We can also cat test with cats housed here at the shelter. Baloo is up to date on his vaccinations, micro-chipped, and neutered.
Lady Morgana, 5, is a spayed female domestic longhair with a gray and cream torbie coat and beautiful green eyes. She came to the shelter as a stray and spent some time in a foster home with a kitty cold. She’s recovered completely now and is back at the shelter. She can be shy, but once she warms up to someone, she is very sweet and will show more of her playful side. She lived with dogs in her foster home, but she will need a home without young children because they scare her. She would make a perfect addition for a quiet, older family that will give her the time and space she needs to come out of her shell.
Andrea from Allentown, Pa., has a Queensland heeler named Jake. Jake is 8 years old and in very good condition, according to Andrea. Recently, he has developed a lump on the underside of his neck and she has noticed it getting a bit larger in the last few weeks. Andrea points out that this lump does not appear painful or to affect Jake in any way. She wants to know what she should do.
Q: I do a lot of traveling for work and usually bring my dog with me. She's an 11-year-old Yorkie, and in pretty good health, but I worry about finding a vet while I'm away. Do you have any suggestions for locating one if you're in an unfamiliar city? I do not trust Yelp reviews.
We're beginning to see lots of new puppies, no doubt the result of Santa granting the wishes of many children at Christmas. Along with all the fun that raising a puppy can bring, it is also a lot of work, and dealing with a puppy's super-sharp baby teeth can be a struggle if you're not armed with information on how to deal with them effectively.
Q: We have a great new pet, a 12-week-old female standard poodle. She loves to walk and run - just not on the road and blacktop. Once we leave the backyard she gets very skittish. I can clearly see she is afraid of cars but even on a quiet street she basically refuses to move and just sits. I don't want to be too pushy with her at this point because she is only a puppy. Or should I be?