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Alaska Dispatch News Dog Blog Pet of the Week: Alfred (A203779)

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Watch out…I’m coming to love you. Signed, Alfred

Meet Alfred, who came to us as a stray. Knowing Alfred, he might have gone on a walk-about to spread love and good cheer to the neighborhood. Believe us, you will get kissed by this dog. Alfred is a strong and energetic boy who will need an active home with a family committed to teaching him his manners—he sits for treats and takes them gently from your hands and he is learning to walk politely on leash. He will be a fun and loving companion for his new family. Alfred can be adopted for just $72 which covers his microchip, vaccines, and MOA license.

The 92.9 KFAT and 96.3 The Wolf Pet of the Week: Chena (A211433)

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I might be too old to race but I’m not too old to run, play, hike, and cuddle. Signed, Chena.

Meet Chena, a 7-year old former sled dog who is ready to start a new life. Chena takes a moment to warm up to new people but once she does she is a love—even kissing you if you stop petting her to ask for more. She is an active dog who will need an active family. She’ll make a great running, walking, or hiking partner. Chena has spent her 7 years as an outdoor dog so she’ll need assistance and patience as she transitions to being an indoor companion. Our volunteers have been working with her on leash training and indoor manners (like how to walk through doors – those were a bit scary at first). She can be adopted for $72 which covers a microchip, vaccines, and MOA license.

Advice from Shelter Animals: Preparing Your Home

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You’re ready to bring me home. And I’m ready to go home. But is your home ready?

You’ve done your homework and selected the shelter animal that will be happiest in your home based on your family’s lifestyle. Good work! But have you prepared your home? Set your new family member up for success with a little prep work such as baby gates to keep dogs confined to safe areas until they learn the house rules, scratching posts for cats, potentially dangerous items out of their reach, etc… Read more here:

Reunited! 15-year old Lucky is Reunited with his Family.

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Lucky and his mom after being reunited.

15-year old Lucky was a lucky boy when he was reunited with his family. Lucky and his mom drove in from Wasilla to visit a friend in Anchorage. Lucky was supposed to wait in the friend’s yard during the visit but somehow got out. His mom was frantic when she looked out and didn’t see her dog. In the meantime, Lucky was spotted walking down 100th Ave. by an APD officer who contacted us. Animal Control Officer Leece responded and brought Lucky to the shelter. Just imagine how happy his mom was to receive the call that Lucky was safe and waiting for her to pick him up!

KTVA 11’s Daybreak Pet of the Week: Robin (A211168)

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Forget football, just toss me a toy and the game is on! Signed, Robin

Meet Robin, a strikingly handsome young cat who, despite his scary experience being stuck in a dumpster, is full of love and fun. Luckily for Robin, and his sister Emi (A211167), he was rescued by a good Samaritan and brought to us. Now he is ready to entertain a new family with his antics. He is a high-energy youngster that loves to play and explore so get ready for some fun times with this guy. Watch for Robin’s TV debut on KTVA’s Daybreak on Friday morning. Robin can be adopted for $142 which includes a microchip, vaccines, cat carrier and a deposit on his neuter surgery.

Alaska Dispatch News Dog Blog Pet of the Week: Suki (A210256)

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I have a favor to ask. Please spend a little extra time with me because I’m shy. Signed, Suki

Meet Suki, a 1-year old Saluki mix who needs a special adopter. Suki is shy at first so it takes a little time for her to let her personality shine. She’ll need patience and gentle handling in the beginning. Once she warms up, you’ll find that she transforms into a goofy, playful, energetic and affectionate dog. Suki is not fond of being left alone so her new person will have to work on this with her until she realizes her person will always return. Training classes and socialization will help her build her confidence. Suki will do best in a home with adults only and without small animals. Give this girl your time and you’ll be rewarded with a loyal friend. Suki can be adopted for $42 which covers a microchip and MOA license.

To learn more about how to work with a dog who doesn’t like to be left alone, read here:

KFAT 92.9 and The Wolf 96.3 Pet of the Week: Oscar (A211160)

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Come closer and I’ll tickle your nose. Signed, Oscar.

Oscar came to us a stray and has some old bite wounds to prove his street cred—but he has happily given up life on the streets. Based on Oscar’s sweet disposition, we like to think that the other cats started the fights anyway and poor Oscar was just defending himself. Staff and volunteers have found Oscar to be a gentle boy with a soft purr who likes to have his head rubbed and to tickle your nose with his whiskers. He lays quietly and enjoys your attention, politely asking for more if you move away too soon. Oscar will be a loving and mellow companion for his new family. He can be adopted for $142 which includes a microchip, vaccines, cat carrier, and a deposit on his neuter surgery.

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