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O'rion is a sweet, gentle male Maine Coon/ Tabby mix that gets along wonderfully with other cats, dogs and kids of all ages, the Stafford SPCA says.

O’rion is a sweet, gentle male Maine Coon/ Tabby mix that gets along wonderfully with other cats, dogs and kids of all ages, the Stafford SPCA says.

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



Monkey, Bichon–poodle, neutered, 2 years old, quirky

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

Snickers, miniature pinscher–shepherd, spayed, 7 months old

Rhoda, Whippet mix, 5 years old, spayed, friendly

Logan, hound mix, 2 years old, neutered, silly

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

Lancelot, Devon Rex mix, 3 years old, neutered, loving

Belle, dilute tortoiseshell, spayed, 5 years old, sweet

Dakota, Flame Point Siamese mix, 8 years old, neutered, affectionate

(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

Honey and Holly, hound mixes, female, tricolor

Cats and kittens also available



Romeo, Treeing Walker Coonhound mix, neutered, housebroken

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

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

Patches, tuxedo neutered male

Babette, spayed cat, 1 year old, litter box trained, healthy

O’rion, Maine Coon mix, 2 years old, neutered, sweet

Midnight, 10-year-old cat, spayed, black, loves attention

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



Hound mix, male, tricolor

Hound mix, neutered, tan and white

Terrier, male, brown

Labrador mix, male, brown/blackish

Manchester, neutered, tan and black

Banjo, beagle, male, tricolor with ticking

Katie, shorthair tabby cat, spayed, gray and black with white

Blackeye, shorthair tabby cat, neutered, brown and black

Zazoo, torti cat, spayed

Simba, shorthair cat, neutered, orange and white



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



Vander, Siberian husky, 1 year old, male, red/white

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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