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Friday, July 17, 2015
Darcy! Midnight! Huck! Dot! Meet Our Pets of the Week
This week, we introduce you to four pets up for adoption now at the Pasadena Humane Society. See a friendly face you want to bring home? Call (626) 792-7151 with the ID number.
Darcy (A380612) is a 7-year-old, spayed Labrador retriever mix. This friendly girl enjoys the company of adults and children. She walks well on leash alongside small and large dogs. She knows her “sit” command. Darcy has been a regular on our Mobile Unit and is quickly becoming a volunteer favorite. Her adoption fee is $125, including the spay surgery, microchip and a set of vaccines. She also qualifies for our Seniors for Seniors Program where we waive the adoption fee for adopters 60 and older when adopting a pet 5 or older.
Midnight (A379903) is a 10-week-old, neutered male kitten. This adorable guy is all black and will likely have a medium legth hair coat. Midnight is an active young kitten who loves to play with toys. He is a graduate of the PHS Foster Program for very young kittens. He is already neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. His adoption fee is $70.
Huck (A380016) is an adult, neutered male rabbit. This all white cutie-pie is very friendly and enjoys being petted. When you approach him, he lowers his head to be petted and will nudge your hand and start to groom you. Overall, a very sweet bun-bun! His adoption fee is $15, including the neuter surgery and a microchip.
For the “Extra Love Category”
Dot (A378567) is an 8-year-old, spayed female. This calico beauty is very sweet, but also very shy. She is currently housed in our communal cat area, where she spends a lot of her time hiding. Dot enjoys being petted by people and loves the company of other cats. According to her former owners, she loves to cuddle. Dot needs to be on a managed diet for weight control. As a longterm resident, Dot’s adoption fee is $35, which includes the spay surgery, microchip and set of vaccines. She also qualifies for our Seniors for Seniors Program where we waive the adoption fee for adopters 60 and older when adopting a pet 5 or older.
Our friends in Pasadena Humane Society have some tips in animal adoption:
Adopting an animal may be more involved than you realize, they warn. Keep in mind that everything they do is aimed at getting the best permanent home possible for the animals and that everyone who comes to the Pasadena Humane Society to adopt an animal goes through the same process.
You must apply in person, be at least 18 years old and have a current photo ID.
The process takes a minimum of 30-45 minutes. Here is what will happen:
You can take a walk through the animal areas and write down the ID number or “A” number on the kennel card of any animal that interests you. Bring this list to the adoption office.
Then complete the application for adoption. (You do this before visiting with any of the animals in order to minimize stress for the animals.)
Next, a member of the adoptions staff will meet with you and ask questions about your experience, and discuss the information we have about your potential pet. You can ask questions, too, about spay/neuter, training classes, or anything else you can think of.
You may be asked to obtain your landlord’s approval for the adoption. This policy helps us reduce the number of animals that are returned to us.
After you have spoken with an adoptions staff member, you will visit with your potential pet. Eventually, we ask that all members of your family meet the animal, too. If you are adopting a dog and have another dog, we want them to get along well, so we arrange a time for you to bring in your pet for a visit.
When your new pet is ready to go home with you, you will be asked to sign an adoption contract and pay an adoption fee. The fee helps to cover the cost of surgery, vaccines and daily care that your pet received.
For more information and inquiries, call: (626) 792-7151 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org