Adopt Sparkle: A Spectacular Dog

Meet Sparkle.

Sparkle is a spectacular dog available for adoption from Paws4Ever.  He is a terrier, but it’s not clear which type.  This 2-year-old is a sweet, easy dog.  He is a little timid.

Sparkle

Sparkle and Aaron Keck

Paws4Ever has had Sparkle for about a month.  Let them describe him:

“I have the absolute grumpiest face of any dog you’ve every seen. Some people think I look like a hyena and some say I look more like a bat. Either way, I’m VERY unique. I’m really sweet, though, and gentle. If you are looking for a somewhat shy, but polite dog who looks unlike any other dog, please come and meet me! We might be soulmates.”

Find out more from Paws4ever.

Paws4ever is a guaranteed-adoption animal shelter and sanctuary dedicated to improving the lives of cats and dogs through adoption, training and education.  When other adoption agencies in the area reach capacity, Paws4ever helps out.

You can find out more on paws4ever.org or by emailing adopt@paws4ever.org.

Listen to WCHL on 97.9 FM, 1360 AM, or online at Chapelboro.com.  Adopt-a-Pet, featuring a new pet that needs a home, airs every Tuesday at 8:40 AM.

 

http://chapelboro.com/lifestyle/adopt-sparkle-a-spectacular-dog

Meet a Whole Litter from Independent Animal Rescue

Independent Animal Rescue did something a little different this week for Adopt-a-Pet.  They brought in a whole litter of kittens.

Independent Animal Rescue

Kittens from Independent Animal Rescue

Mama Maria recently came to Independent Animal Rescue.  While at the shelter, she gave birth to four adorable kittens.  Each kitten is different. Seriously.  There’s basically one of each kind of kitten in the litter.  Then, Maria began to care for another kitten.  So, she is taking care of five kittens.

All six cats, including Maria, are available for adoption from Independent Animal Rescue.  You can meet them at an adoption event at the South Square Petco in Durham this Saturday.

From their website animalrescue.net:

Our mission is to rescue and provide safe and responsible care for homeless, abandoned, and abused animals. We shall strive to help all animals in need through our service programs. We will serve our communities through promotion of spay or neuter for all companion animals, and the education of children and adults in the humane care, respect and responsibility for animals on this earth.

Listen to WCHL on 97.9 FM, 1360 AM, or online at Chapelboro.com.  Adopt-a-Pet, featuring a new pet that needs a home, airs every Tuesday at 8:40 AM.

 

http://chapelboro.com/lifestyle/meet-a-whole-litter-from-independent-animal-rescue

Adopt Kitten Lil: A Perfect Lap Cat

Meet Kitten Lil.  She is the perfect lap cat.

This petite domestic-shorthair brown tabby is available for adoption from Orange County Animal Services.  She is eight months old and came to the shelter as a stray.

Kitten Lil: A Majestic Lap Cat

Kitten Lil: A Majestic Lap Cat

Kitten Lil loves laps.  She even sat in the lap of Ron Stutts while he was on the air.  Learn how you can adopt Kitten Lil today.

We are heading into summer which is “peak” time to adopt a cat.  Orange County Animals Services is currently taking care of kittens that are not quite big enough for adoption just yet.  But, they will grow and be ready to adopt very soon.

Orange County Animal Services’ mission is to meet the needs of residents by working with volunteers and other partners to deliver cost-effective and integrated sheltering and animal control services that ensure the health, safety and well being of humans, pets and the community as a whole. Addressing the problem of pet overpopulation with a proactive and positive approach is an integral ingredient of the department’s mission.

Orange County Animal Services is the home of many wonderful pets.

They are located on 1601 Eubanks Road in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  The adoption area opens to the public at noon, Monday through Saturday.  See their full hours here.

Listen to WCHL on 97.9 FM, 1360 AM, or online at Chapelboro.com.  Adopt-a-Pet, featuring a new pet that needs a home, airs every Tuesday at 8:40 AM.

 

 

http://chapelboro.com/lifestyle/adopt-kitten-little-a-perfect-lap-cat

Adopt Mandy: A Beagle-Boxer Mix

Meet Mandy.  She is a 2-year-old beagle-boxer mix.

Mandy comes to us from Goathouse Refuge in Pittsboro.  Goathouse is known for caring for cats.  But, they take care of all kinds of animals, including dogs.

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Ron Stutts with Mandy. (Photo by Jeffrey Clayton)

This beagle-boxer mix loves people.  She will want to crawl into your lap.  Mandy also gets along with other dogs, especially her German Shepherd friend at Goathouse.

More about Mandy via Goathouse Refuge:

“Mandy is a true sweetheart! An adorable mix between a boxer and a beagle, she is energetic but also able to be calm and listen to her caretakers. She is very intelligent and will be a fabulous, attentive companion for anybody who wants a guardian/friend in their household. Mandy gets along quite well with other dogs.”

More about Goathouse Refuge:

“The Goathouse Refuge is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, no-kill animal sanctuary dedicated to providing cage-free care for cats regardless of age, medical issues or disposition until a permanent loving adoptive home can be found. Visiting Hours: Noon to 3:00 pm, every day of the year.”

Adopt Mandy today.

http://chapelboro.com/lifestyle/adopt-mandy-a-beagle-boxer-mix

Adopt Applejack: A Happy-Go-Lucky Dog

Meet Applejack.  His friends call him AJ.

AJ

Ron Stutts and AJ. (Photo by Jeffrey Clayton)

AJ is available for adoption through Independent Animal Rescue.  He is 1-2 years old.  AJ is about 60 pounds, athletic, and quite calm.  He is a pit bull terrier mix.  Read the description via the Independent Animal Rescue:

“AJ is a happy-go-lucky sweet dog. He plays very well with dogs of all sizes and LOVES people. AJ is so much fun to play with! He is quite the cuddler. Whatever else is going on, all activity on his part ceases when cuddling begins. He is relaxed and has good manners indoors. He is smart and pays attention to commands. He wants to please and is quickly picking up on voice and hand commands. We are working on leash walking since he has never been on a leash that we know of. AJ has all the makings of a fabulous pet!”

Applejack

Ron Stuts and Applejack. (Photo by Jeffrey Clayton)

You can meet AJ (if he’s not already adopted) at an Independent Animal Rescue event at the Chapel Hill Petco at Eastgate Shopping Center.

From their website animalrescue.net:

Our mission is to rescue and provide safe and responsible care for homeless, abandoned, and abused animals. We shall strive to help all animals in need through our service programs. We will serve our communities through promotion of spay or neuter for all companion animals, and the education of children and adults in the humane care, respect and responsibility for animals on this earth.

Listen to WCHL on 97.9 FM, 1360 AM, or online at Chapelboro.com.  Adopt-a-Pet, featuring a new pet that needs a home, airs every Tuesday at 8:40 AM.

 

http://chapelboro.com/lifestyle/adopt-applejack-a-happy-go-lucky-dog

Adopt Tom: An Orange County Favorite

Meet Tom.  Tom is a domestic shorthaired cat this a favorite of the staff at Orange County Animal Services.

The gray and white cat is two-years-old.  He came to the shelter as a stray in March.  Now, he is looking for a home.

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Tom with Ron Stutts. (Photo by Jeffrey Clayton)

Tom would make a great indoor-outdoor cat.  He loves going through doors.  He also doesn’t mind a Tuna treat.

This is a great time to adopt Tom or any other animal at Orange County Animal Services.  For the entire month of April, cats are available for adoption for only $50.  Dogs are only $60.

WCHL and Orange County Animal Services have had great success getting pets adopted.  Art came to our studio in March and was quickly adopted.

Orange County Animal Services’ mission is to meet the needs of residents by working with volunteers and other partners to deliver cost-effective and integrated sheltering and animal control services that ensure the health, safety and well being of humans, pets and the community as a whole. Addressing the problem of pet overpopulation with a proactive and positive approach is an integral ingredient of the department’s mission.

Orange County Animal Services is the home of many wonderful pets.

They are located on 1601 Eubanks Road in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  The adoption area opens to the public at noon, Monday through Saturday.  See their full hours here.

Listen to WCHL on 97.9 FM, 1360 AM, or online at Chapelboro.com.  Adopt-a-Pet, featuring a new pet that needs a home, airs every Tuesday at 8:40 AM.

 

http://chapelboro.com/lifestyle/adopt-tom-an-orange-county-favorite

Adopt Parsley: A Spicy Pup

Meet Parsley.  She is two-months old.

Parsley is available for adoption via Paws4ever.  She is a lab and border collie mix.  There is some hound in her, also.

This puppy is playful and full of love.  She likes other dogs, but doesn’t care for lawn mowers.  She is also still getting used to car rides.

Parsley

Parsley (Photo by Jeffrey Clayton)

Parsley has a black coat with white paws.  There is also some white fur on her chest and belly.

Find out more from Paws4ever.

Paws4ever is a guaranteed-adoption animal shelter and sanctuary dedicated to improving the lives of cats and dogs through adoption, training and education.  When other adoption agencies in the area reach capacity, Paws4ever helps out.

You can find out more on paws4ever.org or by emailing adopt@paws4ever.org.

Listen to WCHL on 97.9 FM, 1360 AM, or online at Chapelboro.com.  Adopt-a-Pet, featuring a new pet that needs a home, airs every Tuesday at 8:40 AM.

 

http://chapelboro.com/lifestyle/adopt-parsley-a-spicy-pup

Adopt Oliver: A Fluffy Kitty

Meet Oliver.  He is a fluffy kitty.

Oliver is about 2-years-old.  He has all of his vaccinations and is fixed.  He is loving.  He enjoys belly rubs and like many cats, he’s very curious.

fluffy kitty

Oliver. A fluffy kitty. (Photo by Jeffrey Clayton)

Oliver comes to us from Goathouse Refuge in Pittsboro.  Goathouse Refuge is a new partner with Adopt-A-Pet.

From the Goathouse Refuge website:

“Our incredible cats are in need of loving homes. We currently have a population of 200 cats. That number is always changing, so you’ll need to stop in for the most up-to-date roster. Some of these cats have biographies; some we are getting to know better. Quite a few you can see only by visiting the refuge, as they are very young or very shy and are in the process of being socialized. Please take the time to read some of their stories. If you would like to meet the cats in person, we are open daily from 12 – 3:00 p.m. The kitties love visitors and will be happy to see you!”

You can expect the cats to pick you at Goathouse.  See the cats.

Goathouse describes Oliver:

“Oliver came to us after we received a message that someone found a stray cat who seemed to have had hot oil poured on his head. While we do not know whether it was as a result of an abuse, we took Oliver in and he turned out to be the silliest and sweetest cat. We suspect that he may have had a home in the past, but was then abandoned. His injury has healed quite nicely, and his fur is growing back on top of his head. Oliver likes to be held, make air-biscuits, and get belly rubs all the time. Please come meet Oliver soon! After all he has been through, he deserves a loving forever home!”

Adopt Oliver today.

Listen to WCHL on 97.9 FM, 1360 AM, or online at Chapelboro.com.  Adopt-a-Pet, featuring a new pet that needs a home, airs every Tuesday at 8:40 AM.

http://chapelboro.com/lifestyle/adopt-oliver-a-fluffy-kitty

Adopt Magoo: An Orange Tabby

Meet Magoo.  Magoo is an orange tabby that is looking for a home.  He is 10 months old and comes to us from Independent Animal Rescue.

orange tabby

Magoo. An orange tabby. (Photo by Jeffrey Clayton)

This orange tabby has beautiful orange fur and white feet.  He is playful and gets along well with dogs, cats, and humans.  He was the most relaxed cat we’ve ever seen while in the WCHL studio.

From the Independent Animal Rescue website:

“Magoo has a special story. He was found at a Rest Stop on Hwy 85, about an hour from Durham. Magoo was only 3-4 weeks old, with urgent medical problems. Fortunately his finder brought him into the care of IAR, where he was given antibiotics, fluids and frequent meals.

Magoo loves attention and ‘makes biscuits’ on his people. He plays with all the foster cats in the house and likes to snuggle with the quiet older dog. Magoo would be good with older kids, but probably not very young kids, since he can get mouthy if you touch his tummy (like a lot of cats do). But he just nips, to let you know that his tummy is off limits. Would you like to meet Magoo?”

Adopt Magoo today.

From their website animalrescue.net:

Our mission is to rescue and provide safe and responsible care for homeless, abandoned, and abused animals. We shall strive to help all animals in need through our service programs. We will serve our communities through promotion of spay or neuter for all companion animals, and the education of children and adults in the humane care, respect and responsibility for animals on this earth.

Listen to WCHL on 97.9 FM, 1360 AM, or online at Chapelboro.com.  Adopt-a-Pet, featuring a new pet that needs a home, airs every Tuesday at 8:40 AM.

 

http://chapelboro.com/lifestyle/adopt-magoo-an-orange-tabby

Adopt Art: A Gentle Giant Lab Mix

UPDATE: Art has been adopted!

Meet Art.  Art is a lab mix and he is a gentle giant.

lab mix Art

Art loves a treat. (Photo by Jeffrey Clayton)

This four-year-old dog is a light brown Labrador mixed with blue tick coonhound.  He is probably the biggest dog we have ever featured on Adopt-a-Pet.

Art is available for adoption at Orange County Animal Services.  Tuesday is the first day he is available.  Unfortunately, his previous owner passed away and that is how Art ended up at Orange County Animal Services.

The lab truly is a gentle giant.  He is playful.  He is enjoys people.

Large dogs like Art sometimes have trouble getting adopted.  But, if you are looking for a big, playful friend, you won’t go wrong with Art, the gentle giant.

Find out more about Art.

gentle giant

A gentle giant. (Photo by Jeffrey Clayton)

Orange County Animal Services’ mission is to meet the needs of residents by working with volunteers and other partners to deliver cost-effective and integrated sheltering and animal control services that ensure the health, safety and well being of humans, pets and the community as a whole. Addressing the problem of pet overpopulation with a proactive and positive approach is an integral ingredient of the department’s mission.

Orange County Animal Services is the home of many wonderful pets.

They are located on 1601 Eubanks Road in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  The adoption area opens to the public at noon, Monday through Saturday.  See their full hours here.

Listen to WCHL on 97.9 FM, 1360 AM, or online at Chapelboro.com.  Adopt-a-Pet, featuring a new pet that needs a home, airs every Tuesday at 8:40 AM.

http://chapelboro.com/lifestyle/adopt-art-a-gentle-giant-lab-mix