February Pets of the Month: Four Valentine’s Day Sweethearts

By Lynn Weisberg and Joan DiPiero

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we are showcasing two of our most affectionate female cats, Dakota and Kiki, both about one year old. Dakota is one big fuzzball, so it’s difficult to tell where her legs and body actually meet. With her long luxuriant black fur coat and just a sliver of white on her nose, Dakota is a guaranteed lap cat, always ready for affection. Kiki came to us months ago with her litter of three tiny kittens. An excellent mom, she’s now ready for life without the kids and would make an excellent companion. A gray and white petite tabby, she is tranquil and loving and is always ready to sit on laps to receive her share of petting.

Two lovely youngsters and devoted friends, Shadow and Apollo, are our Valentine’s Day sweetheart dogs. Shadow, a female Lab mix, about six months old, is an absolutely lovely, mellow, and curious young lady. She seems to have taken shy Apollo under her wing and has helped us bring him out of his shell. Shadow is a gorgeous girl with a shiny black coat, and she is smart as a whip. She walks well on leash, loves to play and be cuddled, and is just a delightful pup with a super sweet personality.

At first, Apollo was one of the most timid puppies we’ve had. After we spent many short periods of time with him each day, he became comfortable with being handled and began to recognize other puppies’ joy when humans approached, so he started looking forward to seeing us as well. He is a sleek, handsome Shepard mix, still a bit shy with new people at first, but truly a loving, happy boy who is not reluctant to give kisses once he knows you. He adores Shadow and looks up to her, but he is getting braver each day, and we expect him to live up to his name quite soon!

Get your sweet Valentine’s Day fix by adopting (400 pesos) any of these Pets of the Month during February and receive a free adoption kit. Preview all our available animals at www.spasanmiguel.org (Adopt Me! pages) and meet them at Los Pinos 7, Monday–Saturday between 11am and 2pm. February is National Pet Dental Health Month during which the SPA’s teeth cleaning for cats and dogs will be reduced to 720 pesos (20 percent off). Call for an appointment, 152 6124.


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