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Freya is a sweet, 5-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier who loves attention and is eager to follow and be near people, according to the Stafford SPCA. She is leash trained, crate trained and spayed.

Freya is a sweet, 5-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier who loves attention and is eager to follow and be near people, according to the Stafford SPCA. She is leash trained, crate trained, spayed and eager to be adopted.

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



Willie, black Labrador/chow mix, 3 years, neutered male, gentle

Miss Trixie, Jack Russell terrier, 4 years, spayed female, timid

Jasper, Belgian Malinois/German Shepherd mix, 7 years, neutered male, intelligent

Bubba, pointer mix, 2 years, neutered male, playful

Ky-Mani, hound mix, 3 years, spayed female, sweet

Mufasa, orange tabby and white longhair cat, 5 years, neutered male, regal

Suzie, calico shorthair cat, 7 years, spayed female, loving, quiet

Irene, white with black shorthair cat, 2 years, spayed female, affectionate

Tiger, brown and black tabby cat, 1 year, neutered male, spirited

(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 and white

Tippy, pit bull mix, female, chocolate and white

Harley, Labrador mix, male, black and brindle

Axel, pit bull mix, neutered male, brindle

Matilda, hound mix, female, red

Camo, Pit bull mix, male, brindle and white

Tamar, pit/boxer mix, female, brown

Honey and Holly, hound mixes, female, tri-color

Cats and kittens also available



Bandit, Labrador mix, 5 months old, black, sweet, gentle

Freya, pit terrier, spayed, 5 years old, gray and white, calm, gentle

Lucky, Jindo, male, 2 years old, handsome, quick learner

Diamond, diluted tortoiseshell mix, spayed, 2 years old, social

Callista, tortoiseshell, 4 years old, spayed, affectionate

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

Kingston, shorthair tuxedo, neutered, 1 year old, snuggler

Bella, Maine Coon mix, spayed, soft gray coat



Labrador, neutered male, black with greying muzzle

Min Pin, black and tan, male

Hound mix, tri-color with ticking, male

Chihuahua mix, red with white, neutered male

German Shepherd mix, white, female

German Shepherd, male, brown and black

Torti, cat, female

Marbles, domestic shorthair cat, neutered male, black and white

Gus, domestic shorthair tabby cat, orange, neutered male

Kramer, domestic shorthair cat, tabby, brown and black, neutered male



Lennox, boxer mix, male, black and white, friendly

Gigi, Labrador mix, young female, chocolate, beautiful

Truman, beagle mix, male, black and brown, sweet

June, pit bull mix, female, red and white, friendly

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



Shari, female husky, 4 years, white

Goldie, domestic shorthair female cat, 7 years, orange and white tabby, perfect

Monique, domestic shorthair female cat, 7 years, black, cuddler

Whitfield, domestic shorthair male cat, 5 years, buff and white tabby, gymnast

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

Sonia, domestic shorthair female cat, 5 years, brown tabby, sweetheart

Colema, domestic shorthair female cat, 2 years, grey, gorgeous

Rosenthal, shorthair male cat, 5 years, white and black Siamese mix, elegant

Debra, domestic shorthair female cat, 3 years, tortoiseshell, curious

Ginny, domestic shorthair female cat, 4 years, calico, princess.

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


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