(Posted Jan. 7, 2022)
The following are among the pets up for adoption at the Humane Society of Madison County.
Hi, friends! My name is Bubbles, and I am looking for my forever home. I am a Komondor, and normally dogs like me look kind of like mops with dreaded fur. When I first arrived at the shelter, I was severely matted, and my fur had to be shaved off, but it will grow back. Anyone interested in adopting me, should do research on my breed, because I will require regular grooming appointments.
I am a big boy weighing in at a whopping 90 pounds, and I am about 2 years old with an estimated birthday of November 2019. Here at the shelter, I am still learning how to “dog.” I was never socialized around other animals or people, so the shelter environment was a big change for me. But during my time here, I have learned that I love other animals and people so much. I am very curious when meeting other dogs and love to play. I am still working on learning other dogs’ cues and reading their postures to decide if they want to play with me or not, so when meeting new dogs, I will always require a slow introduction.
When the staff took me into the cat room, I was so happy to make kitty friends. I was very curious but respectful at the same time. I liked sniffing the kitties, and I didn’t mind when they came up to me. I would love to have a fur sibling in my forever home to keep me company.
When it comes to children, I think I would do best in a home with older children that can handle my size. I don’t want to knock down a small kiddo by accident. I am very friendly with people and love to make new human friends. I love to play and be the best boy ever. I know some of my basic commands, and I try my best to keep my kennel clean and tidy. What I love most in this world is giving my love back to my people with lots of hugs and kisses.
Adoption fees for dogs vary: shelter dogs are $150, prison dogs are $200, puppies are $250, and popular pure-breeds are $400. The price includes: a Home Again microchip, set of shots, deworming, heartworm testing (if old enough), spay or neuter, and a one-year rabies shot (if old enough). All dogs adopted must leave with a county license at an additional cost of $17. Fees can be paid by cash or credit card.
Blizzard arrived at the shelter on Nov. 6. His owner was no longer able to care for him. Blizzard is a very big and handsome guy that weighs in at a whopping 15 pounds. He is about 4 years old with an estimated birthday of September 2017.
Blizzard is a very sweet and affectionate guy that loves getting love and affection but more so on his own terms. His way of telling you he has had enough love is by batting at you and walking away. Eventually, he will come back around when he wants more love. Blizzard does not seem too keen on the shenanigans of other animals, so he would likely thrive in a home as the only furbaby.
Blizzard was around a 4-year-old girl in his previous home, and his previous owner said he loved her so much, he would sleep in her bed every night. So, he could definitely live in a home with children who know to use gentle hands.
Blizzard is a big boy with an even bigger heart. Take this baby home, and you certainly won’t regret it.
The adoption fee is $80 for kittens up to 6 months old and $60 for cats 7 months and older. It includes: a FeLV/FIV test, spay or neuter, set of shots, deworming, and a one-year rabies shot (if old enough). Fees can be paid by cash or credit card.
Humane Society Info
The Humane Society of Madison County (HSMC) remains closed to the public but continues to accept applications for adoptable pets, schedule meet-and-greets for adopters, and schedule appointments when possible for the public. To request an appointment, send email to email@example.com, call (614) 879-8368 or visit HSMC on Facebook.
Shelter visitors are asked to wear a mask at all times.
The Humane Society is located at 2020 Plain City Georgesville Rd., West Jefferson. If you are interested in adopting a pet, fill out an application online at www.hsmcohio.org or call the shelter at (614) 879-8368. The shelter appreciates donations of supplies; call for a list of items.
Betty White Challenge
The Humane Society has joined the #BettyWhiteChallenge. As such, the organization is accepting donations made in her name. White, an actress and comedian, passed away on Dec. 31, 2021. She was an animal advocate. Check donations can be mailed to the Humane Society (address listed above). Donations also can be made through PayPal by visiting the Humane Society website and clicking the “Donate” button.