Meridian Pet of the Week: Kratos


Kratos, 3, walked in here, took a look around, and immediately made himself comfortable. He checked out the play yard. Dispensed kisses. Ran a few zoomies. Said hello to some new dog friends on the other side of the fence. And got to work testing toys to see which ones would be his favorite.

A transfer from another shelter, Kratos is fully vetted. We were told that he can be a little timid, though we haven’t seen that here, and that he’s been good with other dogs. The shelter stated, “He’s nervous at first but after he gains trust, he becomes a great dog. Since he is very timid with new people we are recommending no kids in the household. He can be indifferent but tolerant with socially appropriate animals, so a dog to dog is recommended.”

Because he’s such a new kid, we haven’t had the chance to test him with young or other animals, so we would encourage you to bring the whole family in to meet him if you’re interested. Kratos has been pretty friendly and outgoing to the adults here at MCR so far, and he’s met a couple of 11-year-old kids and done pretty well.

One thing’s for sure, though: Kratos absolutely must go to a home with toys. He is fully prepared to live a joyful, energetic life, so we’re looking for a family who will spoil him with hours of playtime. And who will see Kratos for who he truly is: a big ol’ lapdog who gives the best slobbery kisses.

Meet Kratos or other dogs at the Meridian Canine Rescue and fill out an application. The rescue's location is 501 E. Scenery Lane in Meridian. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Call 208-794-0944 or go to