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Bandit is a lab mix about six months old that is affectionate and always ready to play, according to the Stafford SPCA.

Bandit is a male lab mix about six months old that is affectionate and always ready to play, according to the Stafford SPCA.

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



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

Jewel, Australian Kelpie mix, spayed, 2 years old, happy

Titan, Rottweiler, 8 years old, neutered, loyal

Nora, Labrador, 7 years old, spayed, chocolate, loving

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

Camille, longhair tortoiseshell, spayed, 4 years old, sweet

Mufasa, longhair cat, 5 years old, neutered, orange and white, regal

Tiffany, shorthair tabby, 2 years old, spayed, gray and white, friendly

Zane, shorthair tabby, 6 years old, neutered, black and brown, loving

(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

Sully, pit bull, neutered, blue

Leeloo, Catahoula mix, female, brown

Jerry, cattle dog mix, male, tricolor with ticking

Cats and kittens also available



Bandit, Labrador mix, 6 months old, black, sweet, gentle

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

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

Callista, tortoiseshell, 4 years old, spayed, affectionate

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

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

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

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



Terrier mix, female, white with red spots

Labrador mix, male, black

Chihuahua, male, black and tan with white

Shih Tzu, female, gray and white

Beagle, female, lemon and white

Benji terrier, female, black and gray

Marbles, shorthair cat, neutered, black and white

Sku Sku, shorthair cat, neutered, black and white

Princess, longhair cat, spayed, silverish gray

Gus, shorthair tabby cat, orange, neutered

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


Gracey, shorthair Russian Blue mix, female, friendly

Lil Blue, shorthair Russian Blue mix, male kitten, playful

Fatso, shorthair male, black, easy-going

Mittens, shorthair, female, black/white tuxedo, affectionate

Lizzy, shorthair tabby, female, gray, playful

Gypsy, longhair, female, adult, black, beautiful

Cece, shorthair female, white with black spots, shy

Wizard, shorthair male tabby, brown/white, cute

Charlie, shorthair Siamese–Manx, male, sweet

Frosty, shorthair, white, male, friendly

Kittens males and females

Barn cats

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



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

Sunny Girl, boxer–pit bull, female, puppy, tan, friendly

Sam, pit bull mix, black and white, male, smart

Chloe, husky mix, black and tan, good with other dogs

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



Fisher, Siberian husky, 2 years old, male, black/white, orator

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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