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Callista is a 4-year-old spayed female with a relaxed but playful attitude, according to the Stafford SPCA, which is offering her for a $49 adoption fee this month.

Callista is a 4-year-old spayed female with a relaxed but playful attitude, according to the Stafford SPCA, which is offering her for a $49 adoption fee this month.

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



Sadie, Kerry Blue Terrier mix, spayed, 8 years old, affectionate

Chesapeake, beagle mix, spayed, 5 years old, silly

Conner, Bluetick coonhound, neutered, 6 years old, exuberant

Skittles, Jack Russell terrier, spayed, 6 years old, laid-back

Pluto, hound–boxer, neutered, 2 years old, quiet

Whiskers, brown tick tabby, neutered, 6 years old, curious

Pandora, shorthair tabby, 3 years old, spayed, brown/black, loving

Jessie, buff longhair cat, 12 years old, neutered, sweet

Moon, shorthair cat, 5 years old, spayed, black, independent

(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.

Juggie, pit bull, male, brown/white

Patty, hound mix, female, tricolor

Amber, hound mix, female, tan and white

Tuggs, Mastiff–Great Dane, male, black/white

Winston, terrier mix, male, brown

Jerry, cattle dog mix, male, tricolor with ticking

Sully, pit bull, neutered, blue

Leeloo, Catahoula mix, female, brown

Cats and kittens also available.



Romeo, Treeing Walker Coonhound mix, neutered, housebroken

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

Callista, tortoiseshell cat, spayed, 4 years old, affectionate

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

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

Snowball, short-hair cat, spayed, 9 years old, all white, friendly

Bella, medium-hair female cat, spayed, soft gray coat, beautiful

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



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

Dunstan, Siberian husky, male, 18 months old, black/white, social

Kyte, Siberian husky, 2 years old, male, black/white, learner

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

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

Whitfield, shorthair cat, 5 years old, male, buff/white tabby, gymnast

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

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

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

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

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



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