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Starla and other pets are at local shelters awaiting loving homes

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Starla is a 6-year-old, spayed tabby who loves snuggling in laps, playtime and other cats, according to the Stafford SPCA.

Starla is a 6-year-old, spayed tabby who loves snuggling in laps, playtime and other cats, according to the Stafford SPCA.

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



Gonzo, Walker Hound mix, neutered male, 7 years, silly

Rudy, Jack Russell Terrier, neutered male, 6 years, energetic

Bella, pitbull terrier mix, spayed female, 4 years, loving

Bubba, Pointer mix, neutered male. 2 years, playful

Gypsy, Foxhound mix, spayed female, 6 years, gentle

Atticus, orange/white tabby short hair cat, neutered male, 1 year, sweet and shy

Figgy, calico short hair cat, spayed female, 9 months, playful

Meow Meow, American bobtail mix, cat, spayed female, 3 years, adorable

Barney, black short hair cat, neutered male, 1 year, quiet

(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.)



Romeo, Treeing Walker Coonhound mix, neutered, housebroken

Juliet, terrier mix, female, red coat, brown eyes, housebroken, soulful

Sugar, 2-year-old cat, buff orange coat, gold eyes, spayed, kittenish

Fantine, 1-year-old cat, female, all black, gold eyes, lovely, petite

Coco, tortie cat, female, beautiful, enjoys snuggling, sociable

Buster, short-hair cat, 2 years old, neutered, orange

Starla, tabby, spayed, 6 years old, brown, beautiful, love bug

Skittles, Green Cheeked Conure bird, young male, medium-sized



Pekingese mix, female, buff and cream

Labrador–hound, female, brown and tan

Cody, Samoyed mix, male, sandy

Barney, beagle, male, red and white

Tango, pit bull mix, female,

brown brindle and white

Belle, Rottweiler, female, black/tan

Gus, shorthair cat, neutered, orange tabby

Kramer, shorthair cat, neutered, brown and black tabby

Greta, shorthair cat, spayed, black and white

Ralphina, shorthair cat, spayed, smokey gray and cream



Lennox, boxer mix, male, black and white, shy, sweet

Gigi, Labrador mix, young female, chocolate, beautiful

Deuce, pit bull, male, tan, sweet

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

Diesel, Rottweiler, young male, black and tan, loves treats

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



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

Shari, Husky, female, 4 years old, white, easy

Oakley, Husky, male, 1 years, grey and white, mellow

James, Husky, male, 1 year old, blck and white, merry

Aram, Husky, male, 1years old, white

Davi, Husky, female, 4 years, red and white, spunky

Monique, short hair cat, female, 2 years, cuddler

Dowdy, short hair cat, 3 years, black tabby, loveable

Colema, short hair cat, female, 2 years, gray, gorgeous

Rosenthal, short hair cat, 5 years, white and black Siamese mix, elegant

Sonia, short hair cat, 5 years, brown tabby, sweetheart.


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