Pets of the Week


All of Spot’s 10 years were with one human companion. That companion recently died, and now Spot waits at PAWS Animal Shelter for his second special someone to take him home.


Calico Evelyn arrived at PAWS with four kittens, all of whom have been adopted. Their mom awaits someone looking for a beautiful, loving, playful cat to call their own.


Looking for a dog who likes to play with children and with balls? Tracer is 2 years old, 54 pounds and waiting for you at the Champaign County Animal Welfare League.


Now that Lucy and her lifetime owner are seniors, they had to say goodbye to each other and Lucy now is part of the Senior to Senior Program at Barely Used Pets. Seniors - and certainly others - interested in Lucy are invited to contact the shelter.


PAWS Animal Shelter (dog)

My name is Spot. And how did I end up here at PAWS? Well, my daddy died and left me after I had lived with and loved him so much for 10 years. I am very sad and I miss him so much.

I am looking for a new home to be loved in. I’m a 10 year old chihuahua/JRT mix boy. I love all adults but I don’t do too well with young children, they kinda scare me. I get along with the other doggies here at the shelter and I think the cats are OK too. I ride well in the car, I walk nicely on a leash, I am house trained and I don’t bark…… I just wanna be a lap doggy. I recently got to go on an Adoption Event and the lady who took me there said I was her favorite dog because I was so sweet and well behaved.

Please come and visit me. I sure could use a friend.

PAWS Animal Shelter (cat)

Evelyn is a beautiful calico cat who came to Paws with her four kittens. Her kittens have all been adopted and now Evelyn is looking for a forever home. Evelyn is a sweet pretty calico, playful and loving. She would be content on your lap or chasing toys on your floor.

She has been spayed and is up to date on her shots and tested negative for Feline Leukemia. Come and see this pretty girl. Stop by Paws Animal Shelter located at 1535 West US Highway 36, Urbana, Ohio 43078 or call Paws Animal Shelter at 937-653-6233. The Shelter hours are Tuesday-Friday 12-5 p.m., Saturday 12-4 p.m., Sunday and Monday-closed. You can email us at pawsurbana@hotmail.com. Visit us at www.facebook.com/paws.urbana.

Champaign County Animal Welfare League

Tracer, an Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mix is at Champaign County Animal Welfare League (CCAWL) and looking for his forever home. He is 2 years old, weighs 54 pounds, is very intelligent and loves to play with balls. Tracer is also house-trained and likes children, other dogs and is indifferent to cats.

Tracer, as with all of our pets, has been neutered, heart-worm tested, fully vaccinated, wormed, treated with heart-worm and flea prevention. He is also micro-chipped and comes with his 2017 dog license.

If you would like to visit Tracer, CCAWL is open every day except Tuesday and Sunday and the first Saturday of each month. You are welcome to visit us at 3858 State Route 56, Mechanicsburg, Ohio. Please feel free to call us at 937-834-5236 if you have any questions.

To adopt our pets, we must have an approved adoption application, which can be found on our website www.champaigncoanimalwelfareleague.com or may be obtained at our location. Our adoption fee is $150.00 cash or check. To view our available pets, please visit www.petfinder.com and/or www.adoptapet.com. Liking us on Facebook, will allow you to see our new arrivals as they arrive.

Even though we have had a somewhat mild summer, it is important to remember the effects of the hotter, more humid days of late summer on your dog. Dogs can’t sweat. They cool off by panting, so an overheated dog will drool excessively. It will become lethargic, its eyes will be bloodshot, and it may appear a little pale. If you lift its skin, it will take longer than usual for the skin to fall back into place. Different dogs have different needs when battling the heat. Keep in mind that darker coats absorb more heat than lighter coats. Also, overweight dogs are at higher risk for dehydration. Carry a bottle of water when going on a walk with your dog. Better yet, have your dog carry it for you in a backpack or a vest. The water in the bottles will keep the dog cooler and also give the dog a sense of purpose. Dogs don’t have the Weather Channel, so they don’t know why they are being denied a long walk for the day. Allow your dog to step outside and feel for itself that it is too hot, too wet, or too cold to go on a long walk. Instinctively, the dog will understand that it has to shorten its walk, or simply come back inside where it’s safe.

Excitement at the Champaign County Animal Welfare League continues to grow as we anticipate the opening of our new building. Please watch for a grand opening announcement.

Barely Used Pets

My name is Lucy and I came here to Barely Used Pets as an owner surrender. I am a boxer mix girl and I am eligible for the Senior-for-Senior program here. My person had me since I was a baby, but circumstances were forcing him to move and he couldn’t keep me with him. I have been spayed (no more puppies for this girl), have all of my shots and I am heart worm free. I love to walk on a leash and go for car rides. They say I am a quiet companionship dog. If you are looking for a “been there, done that” girl, look no further! I am the one for you! Won’t you please come out and see me? I just need a chance to have a new forever home and a chance to be happy again. Won’t you open your heart and your home for me?

Please visit our website: www.barelyusedpets.com. Also, like us on Facebook at Barely Used Pets Rescue (put spaces between the words). Barely Used Pets is located at 844 Jackson Hill Road in Urbana, Ohio. You can give us a call at 937-869-8090. Our regular hours are: Open Sunday 1-4pm, Wednesday and Thursdays 11am-6pm, Fridays 11am-5pm and Saturday 11am-2pm. We are CLOSED on Monday and Tuesday. We can always use donations and they are all of those basic supplies that we use so quickly. We are in real need of lots and lots of paper towels! If you can bring us some we would surely appreciate it. Lucy says..”Thanks so much for considering me and helping Barely Used Pets help all of us little ones find our forever homes! OK…so what are you waiting for? Let’s go home!”

All of Spot’s 10 years were with one human companion. That companion recently died, and now Spot waits at PAWS Animal Shelter for his second special someone to take him home.
http://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/08/web1_IMG_0094.jpgAll of Spot’s 10 years were with one human companion. That companion recently died, and now Spot waits at PAWS Animal Shelter for his second special someone to take him home.

Calico Evelyn arrived at PAWS with four kittens, all of whom have been adopted. Their mom awaits someone looking for a beautiful, loving, playful cat to call their own.
http://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/08/web1_catg.jpgCalico Evelyn arrived at PAWS with four kittens, all of whom have been adopted. Their mom awaits someone looking for a beautiful, loving, playful cat to call their own.

Looking for a dog who likes to play with children and with balls? Tracer is 2 years old, 54 pounds and waiting for you at the Champaign County Animal Welfare League.
http://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/08/web1_2017-Tacer-for-paper.jpgLooking for a dog who likes to play with children and with balls? Tracer is 2 years old, 54 pounds and waiting for you at the Champaign County Animal Welfare League.

Now that Lucy and her lifetime owner are seniors, they had to say goodbye to each other and Lucy now is part of the Senior to Senior Program at Barely Used Pets. Seniors – and certainly others – interested in Lucy are invited to contact the shelter.
http://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/08/web1_Lucy-8-10-2017.jpgNow that Lucy and her lifetime owner are seniors, they had to say goodbye to each other and Lucy now is part of the Senior to Senior Program at Barely Used Pets. Seniors – and certainly others – interested in Lucy are invited to contact the shelter.

Information submitted by Champaign County shelters and rescues.

Information submitted by Champaign County shelters and rescues.