Pets of the Week


Aretha is one of four female cats crated and dropped off in front of PAWS Animal Shelter. One of the cats has been adopted. Aretha and crate-mates Stevie and Patsy await good people with room in their hearts and homes to walk through the door.

Aretha is one of four female cats crated and dropped off in front of PAWS Animal Shelter. One of the cats has been adopted. Aretha and crate-mates Stevie and Patsy await good people with room in their hearts and homes to walk through the door.


Three-year-old Nala is an American Eskimo/Samoyed, sweet and full of fun, but only when she’s with the right individuals. She does well with male dogs, but not female dogs. And, it’s recommended she not be with children under 12 until she gets to know the family and perhaps gets training. PAWS Animal Shelter would love to find the playful pooch a good home.


Maggie and Cutie, 10 and 12 years old, lost their home due to their owner’s aging issues. They would be heartbroken if they lost each other, so if you’re willing to open your home to two senior ladies, visit Barely Used Pets.


PAWS Animal Shelter (cat)

Hi! My name is Aretha Franklin. I am part of the Rock Star Girls group. We were all stuffed into a big crate and dropped onto the road in front of PAWS. I can’t tell you how scary that was.

My siblings are Patsy Cline, Stevie Nicks and Janis Joplin. Pretty cool, huh? Well, we are a pretty cool bunch. Janis got her forever home, but the rest of us are still hanging out here at PAWS.

Won’t you please come and see me and make a little room in your heart and your home for me?

Stop by Paws Animal Shelter, 1535 W. U.S. Route 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. There are many wonderful cats, adorable kittens and fun-loving dogs at the shelter waiting for good homes.

PAWS Animal Shelter (dog)

Meet Nala, a 3-year-old American Eskimo/Samoyed mix little girl. Nala has been with us for quite some time, here at PAWS Shelter in Urbana and proudly reigns as Queen of the furkids here. She is quite the hit with all the boy doggies and plays well with them, but absolutely does not get along with female dogs at all. Nala is very intelligent and knows several commands. Nala loves the outdoors and especially enjoys these snowy days romping in the white stuff. She will be a very loyal and protective girl for a family. It is recommended that she not be with children under 12 until she gets to know the family and, maybe receives some training. She does not react well when surprised or accidentally hurt, example…. stepping on her paws. Nala is a very sweet girl who deserves a happy home. She will be the most loyal and loving companion for a family. Please come and meet this beautiful girl. She will be waiting for you!

Barely Used Pets

Hi! My name is Maggie (I am the black and white girl) and this is my best friend, Cutie. We are super sweet older girls (10 and 12 years old) and we only weigh 8 pounds each and we just need a loving forever family that is willing to take us as a pair. We can’t stand to be apart and have always, always been together. We are way too far along in our journey to be separated. I would be lost without my best friend! Our person is also old and well, Alzheimer’s happened. We are so sad that we had to leave, but we just want our previous person to be alright. We need to move forward and really need a new family to help us! Won’t you open your heart and your home for us? We are available on the Seniors-for-Seniors program! Ask about it because it’s a very good thing to help us older little ones get new homes. We are super cute and super sweet.

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. We will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We will be open New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day…so if you are tired of football come out and play with us! 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 need Clorox the most right now if you can drop off a couple of gallons for us! We need Lysol Lemon spray cleaner, paper towels, Dawn dish soap (original), and laundry soap. We can also use the elevated pet beds by Kuranda (go to kuranda.com). Any donations are always appreciated. Please take a look at our website for other ideas for donations. Happy Holidays from all of us at Barely Used Pets! Thank you all for adopting our little ones and for all of the donations and volunteer work you have done throughout the year.

Thanks so much for considering us 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!

Aretha is one of four female cats crated and dropped off in front of PAWS Animal Shelter. One of the cats has been adopted. Aretha and crate-mates Stevie and Patsy await good people with room in their hearts and homes to walk through the door.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2016/12/web1_IMG_8038.jpgAretha is one of four female cats crated and dropped off in front of PAWS Animal Shelter. One of the cats has been adopted. Aretha and crate-mates Stevie and Patsy await good people with room in their hearts and homes to walk through the door.

Three-year-old Nala is an American Eskimo/Samoyed, sweet and full of fun, but only when she’s with the right individuals. She does well with male dogs, but not female dogs. And, it’s recommended she not be with children under 12 until she gets to know the family and perhaps gets training. PAWS Animal Shelter would love to find the playful pooch a good home.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2016/12/web1_IMG_8001.jpgThree-year-old Nala is an American Eskimo/Samoyed, sweet and full of fun, but only when she’s with the right individuals. She does well with male dogs, but not female dogs. And, it’s recommended she not be with children under 12 until she gets to know the family and perhaps gets training. PAWS Animal Shelter would love to find the playful pooch a good home.

Maggie and Cutie, 10 and 12 years old, lost their home due to their owner’s aging issues. They would be heartbroken if they lost each other, so if you’re willing to open your home to two senior ladies, visit Barely Used Pets.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2016/12/web1_Maggie-and-Cutie2-12-2016.jpgMaggie and Cutie, 10 and 12 years old, lost their home due to their owner’s aging issues. They would be heartbroken if they lost each other, so if you’re willing to open your home to two senior ladies, visit Barely Used Pets.

Information submitted by area shelters.

Information submitted by area shelters.