Meet the Treasure Valley’s Pets of the Week (May 13-19)

Local pets are available for adoption in the Treasure Valley through the West Valley Humane Society, the Meridian Canine Rescue and the Idaho Humane Society. Here are three featured pets from local rescue shelters:

Meet Meridian Canine Rescue’s Tink

Hi! Do you recognize me?! That’s because I’m famous! OK, I’m being silly. My name is Tink, and I’m back at MCR because things didn’t work out.

But chins up! I’m still me: happy-go-lucky, cuddling sensation Tinkerbell. You can call me Tankerbell (I may be a little ‘round’ in the middle), so long as you share your treats. I’m about 5 years old, fabulous and the biggest little diva around. I prefer to be the only dog in the household — because I like to keep all the toys to myself, thanks very much.

And I don’t do too well around young kids — because I like to soak up all the attention I can get from my people. I bond quickly and completely, and I really value my person and my space. I can’t help it! I just like nice things.

So come say hi, and we can discuss our lunch plans! I’ll dress up — oh! You should dress up, too, and that way, we’ll be fabulous together. Should we coordinate our outfits? I like purple. I am house trained/NOT Good with dogs/NOT good with children.

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Tink the dog is available for adoption through the Meridian Canine Rescue. Meridian Canine Rescue

Meet the West Valley Humane Society’s Pooch

Pooch is a 4-year-old, 45-pound pit bull who arrived at the shelter in late January as an owner surrender with her litter of two-day-old puppies. Her previous owners had her whelp in a closet in the home.

Pooch was a protective mama. She raised her pups and they have since all found homes. Pooch is now looking for her forever home where SHE can be the baby and cared for.

Pooch craves affection. She is a hugger and a leaner and enjoys getting massages. Pooch doesn’t know any tricks, but she is smart and eager to please! She knows how to entertain herself, so should be fine by herself in a home.

Pooch keeps a clean kennel. House training her will be a breeze. She loves everyone that she meets, but may take a minute to warm, so no small kids in the home would be best. Pooch does best with respectful, larger breed dogs.

She will require a staff-assisted meet and greet with any other dogs in the home. Pooch’s adoption fee includes spay, current vaccines and microchip.

She will be spayed after adoption to recover in your home. Meet Pooch and all other adoptable pets at the West Valley Humane Society shelter, 5801 Graye Lane, Caldwell, any Monday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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Pooch the dog is available for adoption through the West Valley Humane Society. Picasa West Valley Humane Society