The Adoptables

May. 18, 2013 @ 02:48 PM

Cashew will strut right into your heart. 

This adult Chihuahua is neutered, up-to-date on his shots and ready for a family. He was found as a stray and has been in the shelter for about a week. 

He is very friendly and likes attention. Like most Chihuahuas, he is fearful at first, but warms up very quickly. The breed is a good family dog, according to the American Kennel Club. They are vigilant and often have terrier-like qualities. 

The Chihuahua is named for the state in Mexico where they were found. They are a very old breed and were first recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1904.

Ember, a sweet mixed-breed dog is at the shelter waiting for a family. She is becoming more outgoing and putting on weight. She would do best with a family without cats. 

Jitterbug is a shy, but sweet domestic-short haired kitten. He has a striking seal point coat and pretty blue eyes. He can be very vocal, with lots of purring and meowing. He likes to play, once he stops being shy.

He is about four months old and up-to-date on his shots. He has been at the shelter for about a week.

Bunnie, a friendly domestic-short haired, adult cat is still waiting for a family. Chloe, a long-haired, adult cat, is also waiting for a home to explore. 

The fee for adopting a dog or a cat is $85. The fee includes first shots, deworming, a heartworm check, rabies shots, spaying or neutering and a one time "well check" vet visit.

The shelter is on 3340 Presson Road in Monroe. The phone number is 704-283-8303. Adoption hours are Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.