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Meet 10 Irresistible Animals from Local Shelters

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When the Brandywine Valley SPCA transferred me to Faithful Friends a few weeks ago, I immediately got into the fun there. I loved training with the staff, working on my commands and going for walks. But what I love most are my new humans. A friend and I recently were adopted by an active family with several kids (I’m still young, just like them), but I still have 40 buddies at Faithful Friends, and the folks there will help you make a great connection, just like we did.

Cast your vote(s) in our 2016 Pet Contest. Read more on adopting and fostering pets.

To learn more about adoptable animals, contact: Delaware Humane Association (571-0111), Faithful Friends (427-8514), First State Animal Center and SPCA (943-6032) and Forgotten Cats (429-0124).

Photography by Carlos Alejandro 

 

Guess which one of us is Oreo? After chatting for a while, Snickerdoodle and I realized we have quite a lot in common—except for our coats. We both came from owners who gave us away, but we don’t hold a grudge. We are gentle souls who love to be cuddled. Because of that, we guinea pigs are ideal pets for small children. We love to nibble on chew sticks and unpainted wood. For supper, we enjoy pellets, Timothy hay, leafy veggies and fruit. We also have a shy side and sometimes hide in a PVC pipe or a small tissue box. For now, we’re staying at First State Animal Center and SPCA.

Cast your vote(s) in our 2016 Pet Contest. Read more on adopting and fostering pets.

To learn more about adoptable animals, contact: Delaware Humane Association (571-0111), Faithful Friends (427-8514), First State Animal Center and SPCA (943-6032) and Forgotten Cats (429-0124).

Photography by Carlos Alejandro 

 

I had a family who gave me up, and luckily Forgotten Cats found me and saved me. I love people. I hope you don’t mind if I sit on your lap, on your desk while you work or maybe on your head while you sleep. I just want to be close to you. And who doesn’t want a beautiful orange tabby with pale green eyes by their side? Right now I am living with a foster family, who just informed me that I will soon be going to my furever home. Just so you know, my foster family has another cat and we get along just fine. 

Cast your vote(s) in our 2016 Pet Contest. Read more on adopting and fostering pets.

To learn more about adoptable animals, contact: Delaware Humane Association (571-0111), Faithful Friends (427-8514), First State Animal Center and SPCA (943-6032) and Forgotten Cats (429-0124).

Photography by Carlos Alejandro 

 

I was just wandering when a nice woman found me. Because I’m super sweet, she thought I must have been separated from someone. She tried very hard to find an owner by posting my photo everywhere, but without luck. So she took me to Faithful Friends because she knew I wouldn’t be euthanized there. I have feline leukemia, and there are 10 other cats like me there. We live together in a special room so we won’t spread the disease to other cats, but I can’t spread it to people or other animals, so I’m no threat in your home. If you understand that I may live only three to five years—and if you brush me often—I’ll repay you with lots of love. If you visit the shelter, you’ll know me right away. I’m always the first cat in the leukemia room to approach.

Cast your vote(s) in our 2016 Pet Contest. Read more on adopting and fostering pets.

To learn more about adoptable animals, contact: Delaware Humane Association (571-0111), Faithful Friends (427-8514), First State Animal Center and SPCA (943-6032) and Forgotten Cats (429-0124).

Photography by Carlos Alejandro 

 

When I was found hoarded with 11 other horses in a small pasture in Sussex, we were all underfed. You could see my hip bones, spine and ribs, and my hooves were abscessed. A court said we had to be surrendered, so we were sent to the First State Animal Center, where some very kind people nursed me back to health. Someone tried to adopt me a couple years ago, but it didn’t work out, so I’m back at FSAC with 11 other horses. I don’t need much more than a half-acre of pasture to roam in, plus half a bale and half a scoop of grain to eat each day, which means you can feed me for about $1,200 a year. My hooves are groomed and I’m up to date on shots, so the only professional care I need is an annual checkup with the vet. I don’t like fly spray, but, otherwise, I’m pretty easy going. And I just love people. At 13, I can still be ridden lightly, so I have a lot of good years ahead.

Cast your vote(s) in our 2016 Pet Contest. Read more on adopting and fostering pets.

To learn more about adoptable animals, contact: Delaware Humane Association (571-0111), Faithful Friends (427-8514), First State Animal Center and SPCA (943-6032) and Forgotten Cats (429-0124).

Photography by Carlos Alejandro 

 

Don’t believe the folklore about black cats. I’m playful and affectionate. I have two brothers, André and Maurice, and a sister, Sacha (a tortoiseshell), who has already found a home. Forgotten Cats rescued us from a feral environment and took us to Brandywine PetSmart in June. The humans immediately put collars on my brothers and me because we look so much alike. I was recently adopted, but André and Maurice are still waiting for their furever homes. They’re very rambunctious, always jumping in the nearby laundry basket, so make sure your energy level matches theirs. André and Maurice get along with other cats and love toys.

Cast your vote(s) in our 2016 Pet Contest. Read more on adopting and fostering pets.

To learn more about adoptable animals, contact: Delaware Humane Association (571-0111), Faithful Friends (427-8514), First State Animal Center and SPCA (943-6032) and Forgotten Cats (429-0124).

Photography by Carlos Alejandro 

 

I’m a 6-month-old corgi-Chihuahua mix who was transferred from another rescue facility. I only weigh 8½ pounds, but I’m energetic, fast on my paws and I love to play. I’m powered by Purina, and I would fit in best with an active family—I require quite a bit of physical and mental stimulation. Some of my friends tell me I should take an obedience class, but I don’t listen to them. The First State Animal Center and SPCA is a cool place to stay because they help homeless animals like me find safe homes and they educate people about how to responsibly care for pets. 

Cast your vote(s) in our 2016 Pet Contest. Read more on adopting and fostering pets.

To learn more about adoptable animals, contact: Delaware Humane Association (571-0111), Faithful Friends (427-8514), First State Animal Center and SPCA (943-6032) and Forgotten Cats (429-0124).

Photography by Carlos Alejandro 

 

Dachshund? Lab? Rhodesian Ridgeback? I’m sorry. Not even I can help you understand my mix. But I’m a sturdy little thing, and I love the agility course. I was brought to Delaware Humane Association in January from another shelter that euthanizes to make space for other animals. My old owner took me to that place after getting a puppy. I didn’t want to share, and I wasn’t going to be top dog anymore, so he thought it was time for me to go. Since I went to live at DHA, I was adopted for a short time, but I got overstimulated too easily, so that didn’t work out. Thanks to some caring trainers who worked with me a lot at DHA, I’m a new dog these days. If you’re ready for a really fun dog—and willing to work through some minor behavior issues—I might be for you. But if you have another pet, I’ll want to meet it first.

Cast your vote(s) in our 2016 Pet Contest. Read more on adopting and fostering pets.

To learn more about adoptable animals, contact: Delaware Humane Association (571-0111), Faithful Friends (427-8514), First State Animal Center and SPCA (943-6032) and Forgotten Cats (429-0124).

Photography by Carlos Alejandro 

 

Yes, I was named after a brand of toilet paper, just like sibs Scott and Marcal, but that’s how they do it at Delaware Humane Association. Whole batches of us are named around themes, like the dog Maytag and her pups Tide, Bounce, Snuggle and Downy. I’m currently being fostered by one of the DHA staff members, but I need a forever home. I am one of very few cats to have Addison’s disease, which means my body doesn’t process stress well, so I need a small dose of medicine every day. It only costs about $30 a month. I spook easily, but I enjoy getting my teeth and coat brushed, and I tolerate things like nail clipping pretty well. An active home will keep my body guessing and keep me healthy.

Cast your vote(s) in our 2016 Pet Contest. Read more on adopting and fostering pets.

To learn more about adoptable animals, contact: Delaware Humane Association (571-0111), Faithful Friends (427-8514), First State Animal Center and SPCA (943-6032) and Forgotten Cats (429-0124).

Photography by Carlos Alejandro 

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