Playful Reno and laid-back Peanut looking for homes


(Posted Nov. 14, 2022)

The following are among the pets up for adoption at the Humane Society of Madison County.


Reno is a big goof with a big bowling ball head, and he comes with the best personality ever. With an estimated birthday of October 2020, shelter staff believe he is a pure American bulldog. This sweet boy weighs in at a whopping 75 pounds, and he loves to be out and about with his people, soaking up as much love as he can get. He loves treats and will shine for the camera if you have a treat in hand.

He is a smart guy that could gladly learn anything you want to teach him. Reno already knows his basic commands and loves to keep his kennel clean and tidy. He seems to like other dogs that are his size and that match his playful personality. He has made a few doggy friends here at the shelter, but a slow introduction when meeting new dogs is always best. As far as cats and small animals, Reno is not a fan. He would need to go to a home without those things. He doesn’t always realize his size and since he is a big, playful boy, he could unintentionally knock down a small kiddo.

He loves to play and would love to have a bigger/older kid with dog experience to play with him. In Reno’s forever home, he would thrive with a fenced-in yard with lots of room to run and burn off his energy. What Reno loves most is sharing his goofy and loving personality. He feels no shame giving lots of wet, slobbery bulldog kisses and will climb into your lap, thinking he is a small dog. This handsome hunk has so much love to give, the family who he can share his love with will be so lucky.

Adoption fees for dogs vary: shelter dogs are $180, prison dogs are $250, puppies are $300, 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; this fee is cash only. Adoption fees can be paid by cash or credit card.


Get ready to fall in love with Peanut. If you are looking for a buddy to chill with, this gorgeous torbie is your perfect match. Peanut is a calm, laid back girl who loves to be around people and other kitties. She can be found roaming the shelter’s adoption room or nestled up in her favorite cat tree.

Peanut is a larger lady, about 4 years old and currently weighs in at 16 pounds. She could stand to lose a few pounds, but shelter staff hasn’t had the heart to have that conversation with her yet.

This wonderful young lady was brought to the shelter due to not fault of her own, but because her previous owners were no longer able to care for her. Peanut has gotten along very well with the kitties she has met at the shelter. She hasn’t been introduced to any doggos, but with slow and proper introductions to both cats and dogs, she should do just fine. Peanut has experience with children, as she was around them in her previous home.

This wonderful girl is eagerly awaiting her purrever home. If you would like to meet this sweet girl, complete an application and come meet Peanut.

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 is located at 2020 Plain City Georgesville Rd., West Jefferson. If you are interested in adopting a pet, fill out an application online at or call the shelter at (614) 879-8368. The shelter is open by appointment.
The Humane Society appreciates donations of supplies; call for a list of items.

Santa Photos
On Dec. 3, the Humane Society is offering photos with Santa for human and fur babies alike. The photo session will take place between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the West Jefferson Community Center, 230 Cemetery Rd., West Jefferson. The cost is $15 for the first photo and $10 for each additional photo. Same-day digital and shareable photos will be offered.


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