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Willow is a 2-year-old gray and white neutered male with an easy-going personality, according to the Stafford SPCA.

Willow is a 2-year-old gray and white neutered male with an easy-going personality, according to the Stafford SPCA.

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



Ariel, pug–beagle, 5 years old, spayed, laid-back

Bubba, pointer mix, 2 years old, neutered, energetic

Biggie, Chihuahua–Dachshund, neutered, 7 years old, quiet

Sugar Snap, shepherd–bassett hound, spayed, 8 years old

Max, wire-haired Jack Russell, neutered, 15 years old, loving

Martina, tabby cat, 3 years old, spayed, brown, silly

Charlie, shorthair cat, 3 years old, neutered, black/white tuxedo

Emmeline, shorthair cat, 2 years old, spayed, black/orange tortoiseshell

Evan, Maine Coon mix, 8 years old, neutered, gentle

(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.)


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

Alvin, terrier mix, male, red with white

Tippy, pit bull mix, female, chocolate and white

Harley, Labrador mix, male, black/brindle

Axel, pit bull mix, neutered, brindle

Matilda, hound mix, female, red

Camo, pit bull mix, male, brindle/white

Tamar, pit bull–boxer, female, brown

Honey and Holly, hound mixes, female, tricolor

Cats and kittens also available



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

Romeo, Treeing Walker Coonhound mix, neutered, housebroken

Roxie, American bulldog mix, spayed, 3 years old, black and white

Lilith, spayed cat, 2 years old, fluffy gray coat, active

Harmony, tuxedo cat, 4 years old, spayed, social, playful

Paddy, tabby cat, 3 years old, neutered, gray, loves people

Jay and Silent Bob, Bombay neutered males, 2 years old, handsome

Willow, male cat, 2 years old, neutered, gray and white, sweet



Sketch, beagle, male, 5 years old, red and white

Daisy, Labrador–hound, 1 year old, female, brown and tan

Lewis, Samoyed mix, 3 years old, neutered, sandy white

Flicka, Aussie mix, 5 years old, spayed, brown with white

Brutis, Basenji terrier mix, neutered, 2 years old, tan and white w/black

Tango, pit bull mix, 1 year old, spayed, brown brindle with white

Marbles, shorthair cat, neutered, 7 years old, black and white tux

Princess, longhair cat, spayed, 3 years old, silverish gray

Gus, shorthair cat, 2 years old, neutered, orange tabby

Kramer, shorthair cat, 8 years old, neutered, brown and black tabby

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


Fatso, shorthair male, black, easy-going

Tommy, shorthair tuxedo, male, black and white, likes to cuddle

Taz, shorthair tabby, male, orange, special boy

Lizzy, shorthair tabby, female, gray, playful

Sabrina, longhair female, black, beautiful

Cece, shorthair female, white with black spots, shy

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

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

Charlie, shorthair Siamese–Manx, male, sweet

Frosty, shorthair, white, male, friendly

Barn cats available

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



Shari, Siberian husky, 4 years old, female, white, easy

James, Siberian husky, 1 year old, male, black and white, merry

Rosenthal, Siamese mix, 5 years old, white and black, elegant

Ginny, calico cat, 4 years old, female, princess

Dowdy, black tabby, 3 years old, male, loveable

Colema, shorthair cat, female, 2 years old, gray, gorgeous

Zempo, shorthair tabby, 5 years old, male, orange and white, loving

Sonia, shorthair cat, 5 years old, female, brown tabby, sweet

Goldie, tabby cat, 7 years old, female, orange and white, perfect

Whitfield, tabby cat, 5 years old, male, buff and white, gymnast

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



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