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Dobby, Rocky Are Looking for New Homes

Shelter to Home, Wyandotte Animal Pound and WAG Animal Rescue have a multitude of animals available for adoption.

Each week, Wyandotte Patch features adoptable pets from Wyandotte.

Cathy McCormick, a volunteer with , introduces us to Dobby the dog and Rocky the cat:

Dobby is a handsome 10-month old Rottweiler/Mountain Dog mix who weighs about 60 pounds. Dobby was found wandering with a large gaping gash across his chest. Due to his wound, he developed tetanus (lockjaw). Fortunately, he was able to recover from the tetanus and is adapting to his new surroundings where he lives with and gets along with another dog. He seems to have a normal interest in other dogs. He has been friendly with people, but has not had any exposure to cats or very young children. Dobby is adapting to crate training and has learned to sit and stay, to leave his crate, wait for his food and wait to go outside. He is learning to walk with a walking collar, which has made walks very pleasant with no pulling. He seems to be a quick learner and seems as if he may excel with learning tricks or agility skills. He is energetic and his new owner should have experience with larger dogs to be able to ensure the continued development of his manners. Dobby is neutered and up to date on his shots.

Rocky is just more than a year old and loves to give head butts. He is a real sweet black cat with golden eyes. Given a little time, Rocky will jump up and be a lap kitty. He was rescued from a high-kill shelter. He likes his foster parents’ dogs, but it may take a little time for him to get along with other cats. Rocky is neutered and current on age appropriate vaccinations, dewormed and tested negative for feline AIDS and feline leukemia.

The is located at 266 Oak St. Adoptions are done by appointment only. The Pet Adoption Center is open from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays for tours and visiting with some of our adoptable cats in a home-like setting. Cats also are on display in the Luv-A-Pet Center at the Canton PetSmart, 41856 Ford Road. An entire list, including photographs and descriptions, of all Shelter to Home's adoptable animals can be found on its website. Shelter to Home can be contacted by phone at 734-556-3135 and through email.

Rose Darin, a volunteer at the , introduces us to Moose the dog and Eliza the cat:

Moose is a very handsome adult brindle Mastiff/Shepherd mix.  He ended up at the pound with his best friend, Holly, as a stray. He is a large dog, but he's very gentle and affectionate. He is a very smart dog, too, who already knows basic commands. He walks very well on leash. He tested well with the cats and with other dogs. Moose is also a very playful boy. He loves to fetch. He is neutered, current on shots and tested negative for heartworm.

Eliza is a very gentle girl who would flourish in a quiet and loving home. She lost her home when her owner passed away very suddenly. Despite that heartbreak, Eliza is still a sweet and affectionate cat to all who meet her. She gets along with other cats and with cat-friendly dogs. She is spayed, current on shots, litter box trained and tested negative for feline leukemia and FIV.

The  is located at 1170 Grove St. Adoptions are done 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. An entire list, including photographs and descriptions, of all the pound's adoptable animals can be found on its website. The pound also can be contacted through email.

Vickie Taylor, vice president of WAG Animal Rescue, introduces us to Blade the dog and Nona the cat:

Blade is a very sweet loving little Italian Greyhound who loves to give kisses. He is about 3 years old and weighs only 15 pounds. Blade is brown with a white chest and white toes. He is just so cute. Blade even prances when he walks. He gets along great with dogs and cats. He loves to cuddle and be with you all the time. He is normally very lazy except he does like to run outside. Blade does need a fenced backyard. He is crate trained and knows how to sit.  He is not recommended for young children because he is so tiny.

Nona is a sweet little 11-week-old kitten. She is a social girl who enjoys being around people and playing toys. Nona has been combo tested negative and her vaccines have been started.

Anyone interested in adopting an animal from WAG is encouraged to visit the group's website and fill out an application online. The group's animals are on display every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Livonia PetSmart, 13150 Middlebelt. As not all animals are brought up each week, potential adopters are encouraged to email the group to make arrangements for a particular animal to be available to be seen. An entire list, including photographs and descriptions, of all the group's adoptable animals can be found on its website.

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