The Pet Corner

Humboldt Beacon

Adoptables from the Humboldt County Animal Shelter and Bones Pet Rescue

By Jean Durbin

Shelter Correspondent

A Home for Christmas

photos by volunteer Mallory Voyk

The County Shelter dogs have all asked Santa for a wonderful new home in time for Christmas. Those who have been here a very long time have written to Santa telling him how good they have been all year and how much they long to be part of a cozy, loving family. They each have a big heart and are eager to share it!

You can bring a lifetime of joy, happiness, love, cuddles, kisses, fun, and companionship to yourself and a homeless pet by bringing home one of these delightful dogs in time for Christmas. Your gift to yourself and your pet will continue to give to both of you for many years!

You can find just about any kind of pooch you want here, from enthusiastically outgoing to reserved, from very active to couch potato, from over the top playful to lounge lizard. We have all sizes, too, from delicate little Rose and sturdy Tula to bigger boys Chase and Jumping Jack. Ages range from pup Sunshine (3 months) to golden years kids Gracie, Rose, Tula, Gunner.

Come visit our friendly, loving and fun kids soon. They are waiting to meet you at the County Shelter, open Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m,. and Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; it is closed Saturday and Sunday and County Holidays and is located at 980 Lycoming Ave., between Airport Road and the Coast Guard Station in McKinleyville. Phone 840-9132. All County Shelter animals can be seen on the web at,, and

1. REBA: young, easy going, beautiful, loves to play

2. COCO: young, cute, playful, active, happy, loves to relax and cuddle

3. BINGO: young, loves people and play; great sense of humor

4. HARDY: happy, LOVES to play fetch, five years old, smaller size

5. CHICA: young, smaller size, miss personality, mellow