In February, the month of amore, there’s no better time to add unconditional love, cuddles and kisses into your life! We aren’t talking about sparking up a romance, but adopting a four-legged companion from one of the many adoption shelters in Northwest Indiana!
The reasons to welcome a pet into your home are endless. A relaxing moment of cuddling a friendly feline can lower stress levels, even reportedly helping lower blood pressure and anxiety. A couple of hours playing outside with a pup can give you the boost of activity you need, and put a smile on your face. All you need to do is welcome them into your family!
Lake Shore PAWS Inc.
4611 Evans Ave., Valparaiso
Breed: Pitbull Mix
Sheba has been at Lake Shore PAWS since June 2016
Personality: "She's very friendly, and loves giving hugs and kisses!"
Ideal Home:Sheba would make a wonderful addition to any family. She loves other dogs and kids, but she hates cats.
Open Arms Rescue
405 Elm St., Valparaiso
Breed: Yorkie poodle mix
He has been at Open Arms Rescue since October 2017
Personality: “Fern is social butterfly he loves everyone and loves to play with other dogs. He loves playing tug with his toys and is a great walker on a leash. He is still working on housetraining.”
Ideal Home: “His ideal home would be a home that has lots of love to give him!”
Independent Cat Society
4061 S. County Line Rd., Westville
Breed: Domestic Short Hair, Black Male Cat
He came to the shelter in April of 2013
Personality: “Cubby is a funny and playful guy!’
Ideal Home: “He loves people and would make a great companion for pretty much anyone. He does ok with most cats too, as long as they aren’t aggressive towards him.”
421 45th Ave., Munster
10255 Wicker Ave., St. John
Breed: Domestic Shorthair
He has been in Humane Indiana shelter(s) since December 2017
Personality: “Bob loves to take car naps, to be petted, and eat treats!”
Ideal Home: “Bob's ideal home is with a lovable family that will show him lots of attention.”
Name: Ol' Girl
Breed: Boxer Mix
She has been in Humane Indiana shelter(s) since December 2017
Personality: “Ol' Girl is lovable and loves to play tug-of-war and eat treats!”
Ideal Home: “Ol' Girl's ideal home would be with anyone who is lovable and playful, such as a home without other dogs and with kids.”
Breed: Mixed breed
She has been at the shelter for three months
Personality: “Midnight loves to be petted and cuddle with her favorite people and also enjoys playing games of fetch!”
Ideal Home: “She is a strong and energetic girl, so she would do best in a home that would continue basic training and who doesn’t have other animals.”