Mervis is a 5-year old deaf Basset Hound/Pit bull mix who is neutered and fully vetted.
Mervis loves being with his human and will follow you around the house like a shadow. He is a really quick learner, too. Helearned the signs for sit, stay, come, no, and kisses within a few weeks. He loves to play with dogs his own size, but is a bit too strong for smaller dogs. He would not be good with toddlers/small kids and cats.
Mervis enjoys long walks and runs. He LOVES LOVES LOVES to play fetch with his tennis ball and chew on his rope toys or a kong. He needs a strong human, preferably one with pittie experience. He would really benefit from a fenced backyard because he likes to be outside. When he is tired out, he loves his crate, especially when covered with a blanket, or sheet, making it feels like a cave.
He prefers to be with a female owner, not male. Mervis is available for adoption from Deaf Paws Haven in Kennesaw, Ga.
Lucy is a 4-year old, 73-pound Black Lab mix who lost her family when they fell on hard financial times. Lucy says,
I’m a big sweetie pie that’s looking for a new family to love. I lost my home due to finances and allergies in the home. I’m reported to be good with children, have lived with 4 cats all of my life, and am good with some dogs. I know the commands, ‘sit’, ‘stay’ and am learning ‘down’.
I’m totally an indoor pet and being left outside without my people causes me stress, so make sure you want a wonderful, big girl to be part of the family. I love meeting new people and would like regular exercise with my family. I’m good with kids, but since I jump a little to give you hugs, make sure you’re ready to train me and it’s best that there are no very young children that I can knock over.
Dinghy (female, above) and Cruiser (male, below) are tiny little Chihuahua mix puppies who love playing with each other or with a Dixie cup and are likely to remain very small. They are available for adoption from Mostly Mutts in Kennesaw, Ga.
The Effingham County Animal Shelter is pleading with dog and cat owners to spay and neuter their pets.
The new staff members at the Effingham County animal shelter are doing all they can to find homes for animals, but it’s a losing battle because so many people fail to spay and neuter their pets.
80 animals were euthanized at the shelter last week and the shelter is still full, according to adoption coordinator Bill Cowan.
The solution, he says, is spaying and neutering pets.
The Effingham shelter requires people who adopt animals to pledge that they will have them spayed or neutered within 30 days.