FEATURED PETS: STELI AND MAYA

Steli and Maya are a brother and sister duo who were turned into the shelter as their owner had to move and could not bring them along. This pair of three year olds is looking for a new owner and forever home. They are sweet cats, although Maya can be a bit shy at first. They were raised as the only pets in the house and are not thrilled about sharing their space with others. These two came from a quiet household with only adults, so we are not sure if they would do well with young kids in the house.
To meet Steli and Maya, check out their profiles at http://thevbas.org/adopt-cats to complete an application and schedule an appointment.



FEATURED PETS: HOWIE AND HANSEN

Howie and Hansen are gentle giants are the sweetest brothers. Hansen loves pets. Howie loves belly rubs (no, it’s not a trap). They both love playing and attention from people. Howie does have an unhealthy obsession with treats, but he gets over it when he doesn’t get to eat them all. They are both pretty chill boys who would love a home together where they can hang out and get all the love they deserve.

To meet Howie and Hansen, click on their profiles at http://thevbas.org/adopt-cats to complete an application and schedule an appointment.



FEATURED PET: KATE

Kate is a super sweet and mellow 6 year old who loves belly rubs, back massages and cuddling in general. She also has a really cute habit of grunting when you give her pets and affection! She’s a quiet girl who could live in an apartment or condo as long as she gets regular walks. Her foster mom reported she is a sweet girl that loves to snuggle with you all day long. She is very quiet and the perfect work partner. Kate loves going on car rides and enjoys her long walks, but when she sees another dog or cat, it is best to walk away in the other direction. Kate is housebroken and can understand several tricks and commands including: sit, stay, leave it, down and shake.
Kate is a special girl. She came to us in need of medical help and love. Kate has severe food and environmental allergies and needs to have a very specific diet for the rest of her life, but that’s a small price to pay for a dog this sweet! She would be happiest with an owner who is home often.
Kate is loving and affectionate and loves to be by your side. She likes all people! For now, she needs to be the only pet in the household. She likes walks and hikes but no dog parks.
FROM THE VET: Kate has a common medical condition called Atopic dermatitis (allergies to the environment). This is not a condition that is curable, but it can be treated with regular bathing, daily medications, and a special diet. She is stable now with these regular treatments.
Kate will most likely need to stay on continuous medications for her skin, remain on a special diet, and have regular baths for the rest of her life. She may require extra veterinary care when her skin flares up. She sees a dermatologist regularly for medication management.
To meet Kate, check out her bio at profile at http://thevbas.org/adopt-dogs to complete an application and schedule an appointment.



FEATURED PET: DUKE

Duke is a one year old German Shepherd/Mastiff mix. He was relinquished by his owner due to him not getting along with their current dog. Duke needs a stable environment with an owner who has time and dedication to train him and teach him some manners. He is a very sweet boy and LOVES attention, but can be mouthy and is a jumper. Duke is a chewer and will need lots of strong toys to chew on. He is a VERY strong pup and does not realize his size. He should be fine with experienced kids although we don’t recommend young kids only because he will likely knock them over. Duke needs to be the only pet in the house as he does not do well with others. He will require a yard to run and play in along with daily walks/hikes.
To meet Duke, check out his profile at http://thevbas.org/adopt-dogs to complete an application and schedule an appointment.



FEATURED PET: BALOO BOWIE

Bowie is a big, strong, boy who is loving and affectionate and would make a great companion for someone who only wants one animal. He is a sweet boy with a big personality. He’s looking for a home where he has room to exercise, with an adopter experienced with his breed and size to help continue with his training.
If you’re interested in adopting, please check out their profile at http://thevbas.org/adopt-dogs to complete an application and schedule an appointment.



FEATURED PET: RANGER

Ranger is a two year old Labrador mix who is shy with new people, but with a little patience he warms right up. He is playful and affectionate once he trusts you and he is very toy motivated. Older kids only please, 10 and up. Ranger is independent like a cat, but we attribute this to how he was probably raised. He needs to start being trained to be a loved family member.

Ranger needs to go to a home that is patient and quiet and with someone who is familiar with or willing to work with dogs that have abuse issues. He will need daily walks/hikes/runs and confidence boosting. He sometimes doesn’t know how to act and gets nervous that he has done something wrong, and he is sometimes fearful and will not come to you when he is feeling uneasy. With some love and encouragement and a family that makes him feel safe, he will no doubt turn in to the wonderful pet he is meant to be.

Ranger should not go to a home with small animals. We would be happy to introduce him to a larger female dog to see how they do. To learn more and meet Ranger, click on his profile at http://thevbas.org/adopt-dogs
to complete an application and schedule an appointment.