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Local animals available for adoption this week

The Stafford SPCA says Sasha is a sweet, gentle boxer mix. She is a 7-year-old female who has been spayed and micro-chipped and is up-to-date on her shots.

Sasha is a 7-year-old spayed female boxer mix  the Stafford SPCA says is sweet and gentle. 

The following pets are among those available for adoption at Fredericksburg-area animal shelters.

FREDERICKSBURG REGIONAL SPCA

540/898-1500; fburgspca.org

Sadie, wire-haired Kerry terrier mix, spayed, 7 years old, affectionate

Roman, foxhound mix, 4 years old, neutered, silly

Luna Star, pointer mix, 1 year old, spayed, friendly

Coco Bean, Labrador mix, 2 years old, black, spayed, shy/sweet

Rock, boxer, 12 years old, neutered, loveable

Cricket, shorthair tabby, 3 years old, spayed, brown, playful

Gigi, longhair cat, 10 years old, spayed, gray and white, lapcat

Hercules, American Curl/tabby, neutered, 3 years old, independent

Peter, shorthair tabby, 6 years old, neutered, brown, loveable

(Open house first Saturday of each month at PetSmart, Central Park; second Saturday at Petco, Plank Road; third Saturday at PetSmart, South Gateway Drive; and fourth Saturday at Petco, Worth Avenue, Stafford.)

STAFFORD COUNTY SHELTER

540/658-7387; co.Stafford.va.us; look for link to Animal Control Department. From there, click on Adopting an Animal.

Petey, American bulldog mix, male, white/brindle

Comet, hound mix, male, tricolor

Capone and Frank, corgi mixes, males

Tippy, pit bull mix, female, chocolate and white

Guiness, beagle, male, tri-color

Charmin, shorthair cat, spayed, black and brown tiger

Joe, shorthair cat, neutered, black

Tommy, shorthair cat, male, gray and white

Flower, shorthair cat, spayed, black and brown tiger with white

Mr. Man, longhair cat, neutered, gray and white

Pit bulls, males/females, assorted colors

STAFFORD COUNTY SPCA

540/657-7387; staffordspca.org

Big Leo, Bull Mastiff, fawn colored, 18 months old, gentle giant

Romeo, Treeing Walker Coonhound mix, neutered, housebroken

Roxie, American Bulldog mix, female, 3 years old, full of energy

Zinc, silver tabby, striking gold eyes, neutered, sweet and social

Michele, Maine Coon mix, female, spayed, orange and white

Nahla, tabby–calico, 3 years old, spayed, sweetheart

Snowball, shorthair cat, 9 years old, female, all white, affectionate

Spice, calico female, 3 years old, spayed, very kittenish

SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY SHELTER

540/507-7459; spotsylvania.va.us/animalcontrol

Pointer, female, liver and white

Boxer–hound, male, rust with black muzzle and a little white

Labrador mix, female, black with some white

Beagle, female, tricolor with ticking

Sheila, pit bull mix, female, tan with white

Lillian, Labrador mix, female, reddish brown

Tommy, shorthair tabby, neutered, gray and black

Spankie, medium-hair cat, neutered, gray

Einstein, shorthair cat, neutered, black and white

Gretta, shorthair cat, spayed, black/white

COUNTRY CATS RESCUE INC. (Spotsylvania County Feline Rescue Group)

540/207-1589; countrycatsrescue.com

Fatso, shorthair cat, male, black, easygoing

Tommy, shorthair cat, male, black/white tuxedo, cuddles

Fraizer, shorthair cat, orange tabby, male, independent

Kimmie, shorthair Siamese mix, female, shy

Taz, shorthair tabby, male, orange, special boy

Lizzy, shorthair cat, gray tabby, female, playful

Sabrina, longhair cat, female, black, beautiful

Cece, shorthair cat, female, white with black spots, shy

Wizard, shorthair kitten, male, brown and white tabby, cute

Cari, medium-hair Turkish Van mix, female, young, sweet

Charlie, shorthair Siamese–Manx, male, temperamental

Bob, shorthair cat, male, white, friendly

Barn cats

(Adoptions are held at PetSmart and Tractor Supply Company. Event schedule on website.)

KING GEORGE COUNTY SHELTER

540/775-2120; petfinder.com/shelters/VA53

Phoebe, Labrador mix, young female, mostly black, playful, smart

Jojo, pit bull, young male, tan and white, loves snuggles

Gigi, Labrador mix, young female, chocolate, beautiful

Deuce, pit bull, male, tan, shy, sweet

Isis, pit bull, female, brown and white, loves people

Cats, kittens and barn cats, longhairs, shorthairs, tabbies, torties and calicos available

PET HARBOR RESCUE

703/583-4759; petharbor.org

Willie, Siberian husky, 2 years old, male, black and white, wooly

Genovese, Siberian husky, female, 7 years old, gray and white

Fanelli, Siberian husky, 3 years old, female, gray and white, cuddler

Shaw, Siberian husky, 1 year old, female, black and white, athletic

Judy, shorthair cat, 2 years old, female, calico, acrobat

O’Grady, shorthair cat, 5 years old, male, red/white tabby, fun

Debra, shorthair cat, 2 years old, female, tortoiseshell, curious

Monique, shorthair cat, 2 years old, female, black, snuggler

Goldie, shorthair cat, 7 years old, female, orange/white tabby

Dowdy, shorthair cat, black tabby, 2 years old, male, loveable

(Pet Harbor Rescue and Referral is a Siberian husky and cat rescue. Adoption events are held at Massaponax PetSmart.)

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  • Stacy

    It would be nice if the Stafford SPCA didnt have so many restrictions on who can adopt a dog. There are lots of good people out there that do not have fenced in yards. They deserve pets too. I mean it is easier to adopt a child then to get a dog from them.