Pet of the Week: The Long Road Home
Unwanted litters and the rehoming of animals are both recurring issues. We love them like family. However, situations change and thankfully there are organizations that step in to help animals find loving “fur-ever” homes.
Every week, we feature an animal from a shelter or rescue who’s in the market for a new home.
This week’s Red Hills Pet of the Week are familiar faces. County 17 first brought you their story in April.
Yang, a tri-colored male, and Betty Boop, his black and white little sister, are two of a larger group of Seppala Siberian sleddogs that were brought to the City of Gillette Animal Shelter this spring. Their former owner had dreams of building a mushing team with the dogs. But, as we all know, life happens.
The Seppala breed is smaller and more varied in color than their close show dog relatives, the Siberian husky. However, their energy level and work drive is just as high.
Yang and Betty Boop came back to the shelter partly because of that energy. The breed super smart and they were born and bred to pull sleds. Those two traits also make them super escape artists.
When you visit them at the shelter, you’ll find their kennels are outfitted with extra safety measures so they can’t just let themselves out to visit the rest of the dogs at the shelter.
These dogs can be adopted separately, but their ideal home must be an active one.
Stop by the shelter and take a look around. If you’re not in the market for another pet, just stop by to meet a few friendly faces and give them a little encouragement as they wait for their “fur-ever” family.
The City of Gillette Animal Shelter is open Monday through Friday from 1 to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday’s 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
All the animals are still currently being housed in the original shelter. City crews are still working on putting the final touches on their temporary location, across the parking lot, so repairs can begin.
Red Hills Veterinary Hospital, 2007 S. Douglas Hwy
Call (307) 696-2525 to schedule your pet’s appointment