(Toledo, OH) Pictured are the two loveable mutts we have adopted in the past six months. Jimmy is the brown-and-white Sheltie mix we brought home in May from the Toledo Humane Society, and Candy is a poodle mix who came to live with us last weekend.
Both dogs have excellent dispositions, and they have quickly bonded with each other. While Jimmy still gets a little jealous of any affection showered on Candy, they have become inseparable.
Candy had been listed for euthanization because of her chronic illnesses, which included severe dermatitis, hair loss, and flea infestation. The Toledo Humane Society was skeptical about her chances for adoption, given her serious medical needs. A kind foster owner, however, nursed her back to health, and she is flea-free, with healthy skin and hair that is growing thicker every day.
One of the many benefits of adopting a pet is that you get a ready-made companion. Both of these dogs had all of their shots, were housebroken, and each was was spayed/neutered prior to adoption.
At any rate, please consider adoption the next time you think about becoming a pet owner. Both of our dogs have been wonderful additions to the family, and we feel lucky that we wandered across a web page for pet adoptions. For more information, see The Toledo Area Humane Society, Planned Pethood, or Petfinder.com.