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Pet of the Week – Mellow (A183907)

UPDATE 5/19:  Mellow has been adopted!

Here is the Mix 103.1 Pet of the Week:

Mellow (A183907)

Mellow (A183907)

Please meet Mellow, a 5 year old, neutered male, domestic mediumhair mix. Exceptionally tolerant, with a name that perfectly describes him, this handsome tabby loves people. Mellow relaxes when held and loves to be cuddled – he is very content just hanging out. He has previously lived happily with children from 6-10 years. He loves to chase laser lights and comes when called. He has his playful side, but is mostly content to just observe his surroundings. A real charmer with lots of love to share! He has gorgeous soft fur and loves being pet and handled. Mellow is very easy-going and gentle. Delightful personality!  Mellow can be adopted for $62, as he is already neutered, which includes his vaccinations and microchip.

A183907 Mellow2


Pet of the Week – Charlie (A182533)

UPDATE 10/9:  Charlie has been adopted!

Here is the Anchorage Daily News Dog Blog Pet of the Week:

Charlie (A182533)

Please meet Charlie, a 1 year old, neutered male, American Bulldog mix.  Strong and gentle, but on the shy side, this big guy weighs 91 pounds. He’s good-natured and can be very playful once he gets to know you.  He sits nicely for his treats, knows how to shake, and is responsive to commands. He’s used to a run every day and is ready to learn – lots of potential! He’s not a good match for really small kids due to his shyness and will chase small animals, so cats and small dogs would not be good home companions for him. Handsome and friendly, this young guy will steal your heart!  Charlie can be adopted for $57, as he is already neutered, which includes his MOA license, vaccinations, and microchip.

The State of the Cat

Great article from the May/June 2008 issue of Animal Sheltering Magazine by the Humane Society of the United States.

Last fall, leaders from the animal welfare, veterinary, and pet industries gathered in Denver to discuss how to improve the image and status of cats in our communities

By Carrie Allan

Dumb Friends League; statue by G.W. Lundeen

In front of the Dumb Friends League—the Denver organization widely acknowledged as one of the most progressive animal shelters in the country— there is a small bronze statue celebrating the human- animal bond.

The sculpture is comprised of four figures: A little boy sitting cross-legged; a long-eared spaniel sitting behind him with his chin on the boy’s shoulder; a chubby pug in the boy’s lap. These three are all looking at a smaller figure: A cat, who sits facing the trio, regarding them as they regard her—part of the scene, but separate.

And there they sit, a silent but charming posse, welcoming locals coming into the League to check out the animals up for adoption or attend the shelter’s nationally known behavior training classes.

The statue is a lovely piece, a visual representation of the special bond between pets and children, and it matches the feeling of the Colorado shelter: welcoming, friendly, attentive to the needs of both people and pets.

Symposium attendees agreed that people who don’t like cats obviously don’t know cats. (Victoria Fisher/The HSUS)

Yet the positioning of the figures—boy and dogs together, cat apart—is also a perfect representation of a problem that the League and other animal advocates around the country have been struggling with for years: How is the relationship between people and cats different from that between people and dogs? And what harms come to cats because of those differences?

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Does Your Pooch Have What It Takes to be a Poster Dog?

Enter your dog’s picture to the be next Anchorage Animal Care and Control Poster Dog

To view the full size flyer, click 2011 PosterDogConest.

Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center (AACCC) is announcing its annual Poster Dog Contest.  The winning dog(s) will be the next AACCC poster dog(s) for the dog licensing campaign in 2011.  This contest is open to any licensed dogs, and their people, currently living in the Municipality of Anchorage. 

Anyone interested in participating must email a photo of their dog to and include their name and telephone number, the dog’s name, age, breed, and a short story about why their dog should be chosen as Poster Dog.  Entries with missing information will not be considered.

Any pictures submitted must be non-copyrighted, non-published work.  Only pictures of dogs may be submitted.  There is no limit to the number of dogs in each picture. 

All pictures must be received by Friday, October 1st, 2010, to be considered.  For full contest rules and more information, please contact Brooke at 343-8138 or

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