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Humane Society of Huron Valley's 'Pets of the Week' for Dec. 18

Credit: HSHV
Credit: HSHV

ANN ARBOR – It is hard to believe that the holiday weekend is quickly approaching. Before long, it will be a new year and 2017 will be but a distant memory. Why not end the year with a possible new family member? The Humane Society of Huron Valley is back with their "Pets of the Week," just in time for the weekend festivities. In case you missed it, we're trying to help HSHV spread the word about these lovable animals and the "adopt, don't shop" mentality. 

“Though we believe all of our animals are special, every week, we highlight a few ‘pets of the week,’ and discount their adoption fee 10 percent," HSHV communications director Wendy Welch said by email. 

"Sometimes, they’re animals who are in foster care -- amazing companions who simply don’t get the publicity of those in our busy shelter. Other times, they’re adult animals -- overlooked while kittens and puppies get adopted."

"They often have interesting stories, and they are always animals deserving of a great home. Thank you, 'All About Ann Arbor,' for giving them attention, and thank you, readers, for considering adopting a homeless animal, or for spreading the word about these needy friends!”

Here are this week's HSHV "Pets of the Week": 

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Are you looking for the perfect sidekick to exercise with? Pebbles is looking for someone that she can run with and enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer. She enjoys being next to the people who mean the most to her. She is one special girl looking for that "fun" family to show her a good time. She would like to be the only dog in the home, as she wants to be the princess. She knows that her new family will help her to accomplish all of her life goals and cannot wait to give you kisses. Pebbles is currently living in one of our wonderful foster homes, but don't worry, adopting from foster is easy. Please email adoptions@hshv.org or call (734)-662-5585 to arrange to meet Pebbles today.

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Meet the handsome and beast of a dog, Jorah. At almost 2-years-old, Jorah is a pit bull terrier who is looking for a strong handler willing to help him with basic manners. At 81 pounds, Jorah is just looking for someone to provide him with love and attention. He loves his treats and can often be found tearing up a toy or seeking attention at the front of his kennel. While Jorah was loved very much by his last family, he is looking for someone to provide him with stability and time. If you are interested in meeting Jorah and would like some more information on him, he is available for adoption today.

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Meet 2-year-old Fluffy. This lovely girl is looking for a home where she will be a single chinchilla and receive lots of attention and love to make up for the fact she cannot live with other chinchillas. Chinchillas make great companions, but they are not beginner pets for those looking to get a small animal. Chinchillas require strict guidelines to their care and should not be a child's pet. They require daily exercise and large cages full of enrichment to keep their minds busy and active. Fluffy is looking for an experienced chinchilla keeper, since she is still learning to be social with humans. If you are interested in meeting Fluffy and getting to know her personality a little better, she is available for adoption today.

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Meet Cinder, a sweet 5-year-old girl looking for a low key home to call her own. Cinder is looking for an experienced adopter who understands cat language and can give her the time she will need to adjust to her new home. With a little TLC, Cinder is going to make a great companion.

We hope you'll take some time to visit these lovely animals. If you're looking for a new family member, you can't go wrong by visiting HSHV. 

All the animals available for adoption by HSHV are spayed and neutered, up-to-date on their vaccinations and have a microchip ID, which is included in their affordable adoption fee.