Pets of the week



Rosie, a three-year, four-month old, 58.4 pound spayed female Blue Tick Hound mix, joins Bear, a one-year, nine-month old, 7.9-pound brown tiger domestic shorthair mix cat, as this week’s dog and cat of the week available for adoption at the Humane Society of Delaware County (HSDC), located at 4920 Ohio 37 east of Delaware.

Rosie came to the shelter on February, 2015, from the Coshocton County Shelter where she was surrendered on . She is a very sweet dog who is affectionate and loves her toys. At times she tends to be shy and timid. Rosie would do best in a home with children 10 years if age and older.

Is their a dog in your future. If so, stop by the shelter and meet Rosie and consider making her a member of your family in her new forever home. Rosie is one friendly canine with a great personality … she is sure to steal your heart away.

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 three months old) and de-worming plus a dog license fee. Puppies under seven months are $175, a dog license is free.

Bear is enjoying his stay at the HSDC. Bear was brought to the shelter last September as an active, friendly one-year-old and was quickly adopted . He has now been returned due to the illness of his person. Although still handsome and friendly, Bear is taking a bit of time getting his bearings — excuse the pun.

If there is a cat in your future, stop by soon, Bear will do his best to win your heart. He is one friendly kitty who caught this writer by surprise by jumping in his lap and putting his paws on his shoulders during his photo session. Bear is not declawed and would do best as an indoor cat. Besides being extremely friendly, Bear enjoys attention and is a true lap setter for those looking to adopt an affectionate kitty.

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.

The current HSDC hours 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 who 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.