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Carmel5 is domestic short hair buff white tabby mix available from ADOPT Pet Shelter.  |  Submitted

Carmela, 5, is a domestic short hair buff and white tabby mix available from ADOPT Pet Shelter. | Submitted

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Updated: January 20, 2013 6:14AM



Zuzu

Age: 2 years old

Breed: Lhasa, schnauzer, poodle mix

Background: Zuzu originally came to ADOPT in March from Chicago Animal Control. She was adopted quickly, but unfortunately, returned in July. Zuzu had a difficult time adjusting when her owner left home. Unfortunately, she could not be crated in her prior home because she would bark and the prior owner lived in an apartment.

Personality: Zuzu is a wonderful, playful and loving dog. She has been in a foster home since July and is doing very well. Zuzu had some initial anxiety when left alone and was on some medicine to help her adjust in her new foster home. Since then, she is being weaned off one of her medicines, but will likely need to stay on the other. She does great with other dogs, cats and children 16 and older.

Adoption fee: $250

Other: All animals are spayed or neutered, microchipped and are up to date on age-related vaccines.

Where to find this pet: ADOPT Pet Shelter, 420 Industrial Drive, Naperville, 630-355-2299 or www.adoptpetshelter.org.

Carmela

Age: 5 years old

Breed: Domestic short-hair buff-and-white tabby mix

Background: Carmela came to us from animal control in October 2010.

Personality: Carmela is a quiet, affectionate cat deserving of a home of her own. She has been overlooked for too long, perhaps because she is a quieter cat and waiting for someone else to make the first move.

Adoption fee: $50

Other: All animals at ADOPT are vet checked, spayed or neutered, microchipped and are up to date on age-related vaccines.

Where to find this pet: ADOPT Pet Shelter, 630-355-2299 or www.adoptpetshelter.org.

Finn

Age: 1-1/2 years old

Breed: Short-hair black

Background: Finn was born on St. Patrick’s Day. He was rescued with his siblings at 5 weeks old and has been in foster care since. He is all black, except for one white whisker on his right cheek, and has green eyes.

Personality: Finn is a bit shy until he gets to know you. He loves to sit on his foster mom’s lap and purr up a storm. He has a sister and brother, both tabbies, and several other kitty buddies, and would love to go to his new home with one of his friends, if possible.

Adoption fee: $100

Other: Neutered, microchipped and up to date on vaccines

Where to find this pet: Paws and Purrs Humane Society, 630-897-8738, www.pawsandpurrs.org.

Tuck

Age: 7 months old

Breed: Cattle dog mix

Background: He was transferred from a shelter in Oklahoma.

Personality: He is outgoing and sweet and extremely energetic. He will need lots of exercise and training.

Adoption fee: $200

Other: All animals at NAHS have been examined for health and temperament, are up-to-date on vaccines and have been microchipped. They are spayed and neutered at adoption.

Where to find this pet: Naperville Area Humane Society, 1620 W. Diehl Road, Naperville, or www.napervilleareahumanesociety.org.

Marty

Age: 4 years old

Breed: Domestic short hair

Background: He was found as a stray kitten in a box on someone’s doorstep. He was returned after four years because of allergies.

Personality: He needs to be the only cat in the household. He loves to be petted and is sweet but has an independent side.

Adoption fee: $50

Other: All animals at NAHS have been examined for health and temperament, are up-to-date on vaccines and have been microchipped. They are spayed and neutered at adoption.

Where to find this pet: Naperville Area Humane Society, 1620 W. Diehl Road, Naperville, or online at www.napervilleareahumanesociety.org.

Remi

Age: 2 years old

Breed: Beagle mix

Background: Remi was adopted when she was a puppy and returned when her family divorced and neither could take her with them.

Personality: Remi is a loving and energetic Beagle mix who weighs 25 pounds. She gets along great with all other dogs and shows no interest in the cats. Remi loves to play in the yard, chasing balls and running around with the other dogs, as well as laying next to your feet in the house.

Adoption fee: $200

Other: Remi is crate and house trained, spayed, microchipped, and up to date on her vaccinations and monthly heartworm and flea preventative.

Where to find the pet: www.helpinganimals.org or call 877-364-2286.

Fred

Breed: Bulldog/beagle/cattle dog mix

Age: 11 months old

Background: He was rescued from a high kill shelter in Kentucky.

Personality: He is a lovable, playful, goofy pup with a strong personality. Bulldogs can be stubborn, and Fred fits the bill. Fred tends to herd children and plays too rough. He is not recommended for a home with small children. Because of his cattle dog heritage, he will chase children and nip their legs or clothes.

Other: He is up to date on shots, including rabies, neutered, HW negative, dewormed, microchipped, and includes 30 days of shelter care insurance.

Adoption fee: $250

Where to find the pet: Casey’s Safe Haven, Caseysdogs@yahoo.com.



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