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Animal Shelter Report Lovable Andy is ready to be your best buddy

By Cory McKeown

For the Observer

Published on September 18, 2018 4:09PM

Andy is a friendly guy, hoping for a forever home.


Andy is a friendly guy, hoping for a forever home.

Andy is just your basic all-around lovable dog. He is a wonderful genetic combination of Labrador retriever and Border collie, and sports as very handsome black and white coat. He is a large, sturdy dog and supposedly is eight years old, but looks and acts much younger.

He has a great personality and has never met a stranger. Andy loves everything and everybody, and has a zest for life. He loves to go on walks and adventures and does well on a leash.

One of his best attributes is his love of all people — great and small. He would make an amazing family dog in a home with older kids. He is wonderful with other dogs, and would be very happy joining a family that already has dogs.

We were not sure how he did with cats, so we took him on leash to our shelter lobby, where we have kittens in tall kennels. One kitten was particularly bold and went right up to Andy from inside his cage. Andy just looked happy, wagged his tail, and wandered off in search of treats. This was a good “cat test” but of course, we always tell adopters taking a dog home to introduce the dog to their kitties under careful supervision until it is known that the dog is safe with the resident cats.

Adopters often ask us if a particular dog is good with kids, other dogs, kitties, etc. and sometimes we are not sure. But Andy seems good with everyone! He is very loving and affectionate, and eager to please.

He wants to be someone’s best buddy. If Andy sounds like the dog for you, come and meet him. Because he is technically a senior dog, his adoption fee is only $50. That is a lot of love and companionship for 50 bucks!

Save the date for “Give our Beach Pets a Chance”

On Saturday, Oct. 20, we are having a fun medical fundraiser to support veterinary care for the shelter pets. “Give our Beach Pets a Chance” will be a silent auction with good munchies, prizes, and fun activities and contests. It will be held at the Peninsula Moose Lodge in Ocean Park, and festivities start at 5:30 p.m.

Cost for the event is only $25 dollars, and money raised will be used to pay for veterinary care, which is a large expense for the Humane Society.

Shelter Wish List

We still have some darling kittens at the shelter for adoption, with more coming in from foster care soon. We would be very grateful to receive donations of Purina Kitten Chow and poultry canned cat food to give the little guys their best start at life.

Adoptions require approval of an adoption application. Applications are available at beachpets.com. Email the completed form to spchs330@gmail.com. Prospective adopters can also fill out an application at the shelter.

SPCHS Shelter is at 330 Second St. NE, Long Beach, WA 98631 (P.O. Box 101) 642-1180. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Be sure to follow us on Facebook too!


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