The handsome fellow pictured above is Oscar. He’s an 8-1/2-year-old Lhasa Apso. He’s not only featured on page 82 of this week’s issue, he’s also available for adoption at Griffin Pond Animal Shelter.
Interested in giving a shelter animal a forever home? Check out available pets at both Griffin Pond Animal Shelter and at the SPCA of Luzerne County. Bear in mind that most pets end up in shelters through no fault of their own: a large percentage are relinquished because people are either moving or having housing issues such as problems with a landlord. This means that a huge number of shelter pets are well-adjusted and very family friendly. Remember, too, that the kind folks at the shelter have cared for the animals and gotten to know them; just ask, and the shelter staff be happy to help you find the perfect pet.