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Adoptable Pets in the Upper Valley (May 5, 2016)

  • Orangina, adoptable from River Valley Animal Protection League. Read more about these adoptable pets below. Photos are provided by the adoption organizations.

  • Lexi, adoptable from Potter's Angels Rescue. Read more about these adoptable pets below. Photos are provided by the adoption organizations.

  • Bull, adoptable from White River Animal Rescue. Read more about these adoptable pets below. Photos are provided by the adoption organizations.

  • Bertha, adoptable from the Upper Valley Humane Society. Read more about these adoptable pets below. Photos are provided by the adoption organizations.

  • Rita, adoptable from Sullivan County Humane Society. Read more about these adoptable pets below. Photos are provided by the adoption organizations.

  • Carrie, adoptable from North Star Dog Rescue. Read more about these adoptable pets below. Photos are provided by the adoption organizations.

  • Hazel, adoptable from Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society. Read more about these adoptable pets below. Photos are provided by the adoption organizations.

Valley News Web Editor
Published: 5/5/2016 1:09:57 PM
Modified: 5/5/2016 1:10:03 PM

The Valley News has launched a new weekly column on its website featuring pets that are adoptable from organizations based in the Upper Valley.

The descriptions and photos of the pets are submitted by the organizations and sent to the Valley News. If you’re interested in meeting or adopting one of the featured pets, please contact the organizations via the links in the pets’ descriptions.

And if you’re involved with a pet adoption organization in the Upper Valley and want to contribute to this feature, please email mcassidy@vnews.com.

Adoptables-20160504-1LucyMac-Hazel-mec-vn.JPGHazel, adoptable from Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society

“Hi! My name is Hazel and I’m a 14-year-old spayed female in need of a home. I wound up at Lucy Mackenzie when a new kitten came in to the house I had lived in my entire life. Admittedly, I wasn’t very ‘accepting’ of this kitten, but I thought my family understood that I wanted to be the only cat in the house. Apparently they didn’t.

“I’ve been at Lucy Mackenzie for a very long time — 5 years, to be exact! I’m a rather independent cat that likes to take things at my own pace. There are times I don’t like to be touched, and then there are times I really crave attention. I have many moments when I become super affectionate, too.

“Oh, and I’m really playful!  I just love to play with all my toys here. I’m so happy when somebody plays toss with me — it’s my favorite. Trust me — I don’t act my age at all!

“My perfect somebody is a cat-savvy individual and will understand me. Just like all the animals here, I just need a second chance. If there’s been a void in your life and you’re looking to give a cat that really deserves a loving home in which she can live out her golden years, stop in and meet me today!"

Hazel is up for adoption from Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society, located at 4832 Route 44 in West Windsor and open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 12-4 p.m. Lucy Mackenzie is also on Facebook and Twitter and can be reached at 802-484-5829.

 

Adoptables-20160504-2SullivanCounty-Rita-mec-vn.jpgRita, adoptable from Sullivan County Humane Society

Currently the longest resident at Sullivan County Humane Society at more than four months, Rita is ready to walk into your heart! This 4-year-old beauty is full of purrsonality. Although she is a little chubby, she is quite playful and loves to explore the shelter on her daily walks around the adoption floor. She is also very sweet.

Rita knows when she has had her fill of attention and will get a little cranky when she wants to get back to her nap, her grooming or whatever she was doing before she got some lovin’. She is not a fan of other cats but would be OK in a home with plenty of room with another cat who is not aggressive. Come meet her today — you will be happy you did!

Rita is up for adoption from Sullivan County Humane Society, located at 145 Broad St. in Claremont. Please see hours on the humane society website at www.sullivancountyhumanesociety.org and Facebook. Call 603-542-3277 or email sullivanhumane@hotmail.com.

 

Adoptables-20160504-3UVHS-Bertha-mec-vn.jpgBertha, adoptable from the Upper Valley Humane Society

Bertha is a laid-back 10-year-old calico cat. She loves people and would be a wonderful companion, especially for someone who is home a lot. She’d love to curl up next to you on the couch, but a soft bed in a window would make her just as happy. She’s a calm cat who likes everyone she meets and doesn’t get upset about much.

Bertha is a special-needs hospice adoption due to a tumor on her side. Her quality of life is excellent and she is a happy girl!

Bertha is up for adoption from the Upper Valley Humane Society, located at 300 Old Route 10 in Enfield and open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The Upper Valley Humane Society is also on Facebook and Instagram and can be reached at 603-448-6888.

 

Adoptables-20160504-4RVAPL-Orangina-mec-vn.jpgOrangina, adopatble from the River Valley Animal Protection League

Have you ever wished to have a kitten that wouldn’t grow into a big cat? We have one. She is sweet, cool, and orange, with just enough bubbly in her personality to be interesting, but not over the top. 

Orangina (also known as Gina) is pushing a year old, but seems to be staying petite. She is a little shy at first introductions but warms up well after getting to know people and other cats. She enjoys meals with friends, chasing red dots, striking elegant and/or cute poses, and a good scratch under the cheek.

If you love little cats, orange cats, unique fruity sodas and/or cuteness, you should come check out Orangina.

Orangina is up for adoption from the River Valley Animal Protection League, located at 60 Cummings Ave. in Charlestown and open to the public Mondays, 4-7 p.m., and Saturdays, 1-4 p.m., or by appointment by calling 603-826-3061. The River Valley Animal Protection League is also on Facebook.

 

Adoptables-20160504-5WRAR-Bull-mec-vn.jpgBull, adoptable from White River Animal Rescue

Bull is a 2-year-old Great Pyrenees mix who was rescued from Houston. When he was first found, he was tied to a tree in waist-high water during severe rain storms. He was surrendered to our rescue and is now being fostered in New England. Because of his breed and size, he will need a strong-willed owner who can be his pack leader, and he will be placed in a home with older children or no children. He will also need a fenced-in yard since his breed tends to wander when not securely enclosed. 

Bull would prefer to live with female dogs or would be fine as an only dog. He is a sweet boy who will come over and put his big head on your lap or hands so you will pet him. He needs a home that will take him on a daily walk or out running — he loves to run.

Bull is up for adoption from White River Animal Rescue, based in White River Junction, Vt. Fill out an adoption application at www.whiteriveranimalrescue.org. White River Animal Rescue is also on Facebook.

 

Adoptables-20160504-6Potters-Lexi-mec-vn.jpgLexi, adoptable from Potter’s Angels Rescue

“My name is Lexi! I am a medium energy girl who just loves to hang out with my person. I’m affectionate, joyful, eager to please and playful. I love playing fetch, going for walks and getting my butt scratched. Who doesn’t love that?

“I get along well with other dogs and cats, as well. I can get along with chickens, too — as long as you remind me. My foster mom says I am really smart. I like to learn new tricks and play games. When my people are not at home, I stay quietly in my crate. I am house-trained, crate-trained and I walk well on a leash.”

Lexi is a 2½ year old, 45-pound pitbull mix. She is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. 

Lexi is up for adoption from Potter's Angels Rescue, based in East Randolph. Submit an application here. Potter’s Angels is also on Facebook.

 

Adoptables-20160504-7NorthStar-Carrie-mec-vn.JPGCarrie, adoptable from North Star Dog Rescue

(This is Carrie’s second appearance in this column.)

Meet low rider and snugglebug, Carrie! She’s already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs and not good with cats.

She stole the hearts of every shelter volunteer and transporter who met her on her journey from North Caroline to Vermont. Carrie is about 1 year old. She weighs in at about 45 pounds and has a beautiful copper coat and whiskey-colored eyes. She has heart-shaped markings on her nose and a white spot at the end of her tail to punctuate her happy and loving disposition! Carrie is happy to see you every time you walk into the room and is quick with a kiss and hug to let you know she missed you. Her favorite pastime is chewing on bones. She will happily chew for hours while cuddling you on the couch. Carrie is a funny girl and quick with a smile.

She’s still working on her manners but is quickly learning to sit, stay and come (with the help of a few tasty treats). Carrie also gets so excited about all the smells outside that she sometimes forgets to go to the bathroom, but she’s getting better about staying focused and getting down to business. Carrie is an excellent walker who stays with you and heels with just a look. She loves her leash so much that she will take it out of her basket and sleep with it, ready at a moment’s notice! Carrie loves the car and is a well-behaved passenger. She can get in and out all by herself.

Carrie would do well with other medium or large dogs or with an experienced owner who can handle her puppy-like tendency to play roughly. She can be fearful of missing out on her breakfast or dinner — and she is a hungry, growing girl — which makes her forget her manners and guard her food. Again, an experienced adopter who can firmly guide and teach Carrie and cultivate her sweet and silly side would be best.

Carrie is up for adoption from North Star Dog Rescue, a network of foster volunteers in and around the Upper Valley. Fill out an application here. North Star Dog Rescue is also on Facebook.


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