Each week, the Douglas County Animal Shelter highlights a cat and a dog as the “Pets of the Week.” All animals at the Shelter are looking for loving and permanent homes, and it is hoped that the “Pets of the Week” highlight will help bring attention to all of the animals currently housed at the Douglas County Animal Shelter.
Lolly Pop, #8718, is a black-and-white whiskered beauty. A small adult female, she is very loving and loves to rub up against her human companion. Blue is a beautiful Blue Heeler mixed-breed male. He is a wonderful dog who gets along very well with other dogs and is a very sweet boy.
There are currently 87 cats and 80 dogs at the Shelter, and the Shelter is overcrowded. Some of the animals have already been spayed or neutered. All adoptable animals are listed on www.petfinder.com. This inventory is in addition to the cats who were rescued from the hoarding situation.
Cats available for adoption include domestic short hair, domestic medium hair and domestic long hair varieties, as well as two Russian blue kittens. Most of the cats are very sweet, get along with other cats, and are litterbox trained.
Dogs include pit bulls, pit bull mixes, Shepherd mixes, a purebred German Shepherd, Labrador Retriever mixes, Australian Shepherd mixes, Chihuahua mixes, Shih Tzu, Poodle mixes, Shar Pei mixes, Terrier mixes, Pug mixes and more. Many of the dogs know simple commands, are very loving, seem to get along well with other dogs and somewhat house-trained.
The Douglas County Animal Shelter is open Tuesday - Sunday afternoons, and is located at 1755 County Services Rd. (off Cedar Mountain Rd.) adjacent to the Cedar Mountain Landfill.