Pet of the Week: Rowdy
When you meet Rowdy, the border collie, at the City of Gillette Animal Shelter, you may wonder just how he earned that name, as he sits in his outside kennel panting and wagging his tail.
This chubby boy, who probably only gets rowdy when dinner’s late, is this week’s Red Hills Pet of the Week.
Rowdy was brought to the shelter as a stray nearly two weeks ago. Shelter staff did find he had been micro-chipped, but it was registered to someone in Idaho, who said they were no longer the owners.
This sweet pooch is estimated to be around 5 years old, has been fixed, and is up to date on all his shots.
Rowdy likes everyone and hasn’t shown any aggression toward the other dogs at the shelter.
There is a meet-and-greet room available at the shelter where potential adopters can bring their own pets to see how the two animals get along in a neutral location.
Shelter Supervisor Erin Lile said this Fourth of July only a few dogs were brought to the shelter, which is a blessing, as the shelter staff continues to prepare for their move into a temporary facility across the parking lot.
Rain over the last few days has revealed even more leaks in the roof that’s a major part of the remodel project.
Lile said the list of foster families who have signed up to help house adoptable pets during the renovation continues to grow. Keep in mind, just like people, shelter pet’s are not perfect. Foster homes not only will help the shelter, but also help these homeless pets prepare for their “fur-ever” homes.
In addition to Rowdy and all the other dogs, there are plenty of cats available for adoption as well.
With the construction project at the shelter scheduled to begin any day, now would be the perfect time to adopt a shelter pet.
The shelter’s open Monday through Friday from 1 to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. Photos of all the animals up for adoption at the shelter can be found online. Click here for the adoption application.
Red Hills Veterinary Hospital, 2007 S. Douglas Hwy
Call (307) 696-2525 to schedule your pet’s appointment