Sit in the shade with one of our June pets of the month

By Lynn Weisberg and Joan DiPiero

Candy, Mousie, Canela and Nellie are our beginning-of-summer Pets of the Month. Candy and Mousie, each about seven months old, share a common story. Both were adopted from the SPA as cute eight-week-old kittens. After three months in her adoptive home, Candy’s owners’ newly discovered allergies forced them to bring her back. Trying to adjust to her unexpected return, Candy is a little shy right now. A lovely gray with peach highlights, she is even-tempered and sweet. Mousie was adopted by a woman and her adult son. The son fell in love with the adorable kitten, and, since he was living with his mom, she gave him first choice. He moved away so his mother decided to return Mousie. Her displeasure at being snatched from what she thought was her forever home was readily apparent. Swatting at anyone coming her way, she had to be separated from the others at first. Now, Mousie is making peace with her lot in life, becoming more at ease each day, lounging among the cats, and enjoying the petting from our volunteers. She has beautiful markings, is very playful, and, if you like a spunky cat, she’s the one for you.

Canela and Nellie, both medium-sized females, are our highlighted June dogs. Canela, a stocky, strong girl, is a brown/black brindle with a ferocious bark. She appears pretty intimidating, but, in reality, is an affectionate sweetheart who loves playing, walking, and all human attention. About three and a half years old, she would make a great companion and also be a good burglar deterrent!

Nellie, a two-and-a-half-year-old slim, lovely girl, really wants to find a permanent home. She is patient about it, but her soulful eyes follow us as we walk dogs and she clearly wants her turn. She is undemanding, and would be content to be an only pet or have canine companions. Nellie would love to take long walks with you, then would be happy to curl up nearby and think deep thoughts. She seems like an “old soul” and we hope that her human soulmate shows up soon to finally take her home.

Adopt any of these Pets of the Month during June (350 pesos) and receive a free adoption kit. Visit them and their canine and feline friends at the SPA, Monday-Saturday, 11-2, Los Pinos 7, 152-6124. Sip lemonade in a shady spot with your new best friend next to you.



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