Pets of The Week



Oliver, a friendly and affectionate 5-year-old, 79.1-pound neutered male Black Lab mix , joins Colleen, an 8-year old, 7.3-pound spayed female grey tiger shorthair mix as this week’s dog and cat of the week, available for adoption from the Humane Society of Delaware County (HSDC), located at 4920 Ohio 37 east of Delaware.

Oliver was owner-surrendered to HSDC on May 18th because his family was moving to a place that wouldn’t allow big dogs. Oliver gets along with most dogs, but prefers those closer to his size. He is am housebroken and will come when called. I need some work on basic commands like “sit” though. Oliver loves people and is very affectionate His one dislike? Oliver does not like small, yappy dogs. If you are searching for that one special dogs, come on out to the shelter and meet with Oliver!

The normal adoption fee for dogs over 7 months of age is $125, which includes a microchip, as well as the first DA2PPC booster, a rabies vaccination (if over 3 months old) and de-worming plus a dog license fee. Puppies under seven months are $175, a dog license is free.

Colleen came to the HSDC as a stray, surrendered by one of the members of HSDC’s auxiliary shelter team, people who rescue, care for, and sometimes adopt homeless animals themselves. What else could the lady who found Colleen do. The cat had no home and she had already adopted another rescued cat. So she brought Colleen to the shelter. Colleen is very friendly, and doesn’t mind being held once she gets to know you. Colleen does have a food allergy and will need to be kept on a grain free diet, right now she is eating Purina Beyond dry food. Looking to adopt a cat? Stop by the shelter and meet Colleen who is waiting for her new forever home. Fair warning, she is sure to steal your heart away

The normal adoption fee for cats (over 7 months of age) is $60; kittens under 7 months of age are $85; and barn cats are free to good homes. Fees include a feline leukemia test and the feline’s first booster shots. Puppies under seven months are $175, a dog license is free.

The HSDC’s hours are are currently from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The HSDC is closed on Mondays and holidays, The shelter is open to those ho have an animal to surrender for adoption as well as to the general public..

The HSDC Spring/Summer and Fall-Winter hours are as follows:

•Spring/Summer hours (May 1 through August 31) are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

•Fall/Winter hours (September 1 through April 30) are 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.