Pets of the Week


Mango is sweet, playful, cuddly and waiting for you at PAWS Animal Shelter.

Mango is sweet, playful, cuddly and waiting for you at PAWS Animal Shelter.


Two-year-old Bingo likes children and other dogs and just may be right for you. Check him out at PAWS Animal Shelter.


Sisco, 7, and Diego, 10, were two of four Chihuahuas whose futures became uncertain when their owner ran into health problems. Two of the dogs have found homes, leaving the Champaign County Animal League searching for one or two homes for the remaining boys.


At 9 months old and all of 6 pounds, Nellie loves to play with the other dogs at Barely Used Pets. She also would love to play and cuddle with visitors who stop by and decide she’s the pooch for them.


PAWS Animal Shelter (cat)

Adorable Mango is a beautiful cat who is waiting for someone to adopt her. She is a sweet girl who is looking for a good forever home. She would be the ideal companion for quiet evenings, curled up on the couch beside you. Mango may be just the friend you are looking for. She is playful, curious and affectionate. Mango is a sweet cat with a great personality to match! She would be the purr-fect pet! 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. There are many wonderful cats, adorable kittens and fun-loving dogs at the shelter waiting for good homes. Paws Animal Shelter needs donations of Purina Kitten Chow, Purina Complete Cat Chow, Purina Dog Chow and Purina Puppy Chow. We also could use donations of bleach, laundry detergent, 39 gallon trash bags and clumping cat litter.

PAWS Animal Shelter (dog)

Bingo is a 2-year-old Cattle Dog/Heeler mix. He is a sweet boy, good with kids and other dogs. Bingo was an owner release because he did not see eye with a family member. Bingo has been very good here with us. He gets along with the staff and volunteers very well. Bingo loves to play, take walks and curl up in your lap. Please consider this sweet boy as your new family. Please stop at PAWS in Urbana and meet this special boy.

Champaign County Animal Welfare League

The Champaign County Animal Welfare League (CCAWL) rescued these two little Chihuahua boys when their owner encountered some health issues. Actually, there were originally four Chihuahuas in this pack and the largest one and the smallest one have been adopted. These two, Sisco – age 7 and Diego – age 10, are still looking for their forever homes. They are typical Chihuahuas in that they are very alert and will let you know when someone comes to the door. However, once they see you are where you are supposed to be, all they want to do is cuddle with you. They are loving, little guys who want to occupy your lap and your heart. Although they have lived most of their lives together, they are not bonded and can go to different homes. Diego and Sisco are house-trained, love people and children and are indifferent to cats. Both of these fellows have been neutered and are heart-worm negative. As with all CCAWL pets, they have been micro-chipped and come with their 2017 Dog License. They are all fully vaccinated, wormed, treated with heart worm prevention and flea prevention.

We welcome you to visit us at 3858 state Route 56, Mechanicsburg. To view a listing of all our available pets, please visit petfinder.com and/or adoptapet.com. Also “like” us on Facebook to see our dogs even before they are ready for adoption. Our adoption fee is $150.00 and payable only with cash or check. We are open every day except Tuesday and Sunday and are closed the first Saturday of each month for training. Please call us at 937-834-5236 for our exact hours.

Champaign County Animal Welfare League provides a low-cost spay and neuter clinic for public cats and dogs. Please call us for prices and available dates. All appointments must be pre-payed at the time of scheduling.

If you are wanting to become a part of this exciting organization, we invite you to stop by and fill out a volunteer application. We are always looking for caring, dedicated individuals who love animals and want to make a difference.

Your donations of harnesses, collars, leashes, hand soap, dryer sheets and laundry soap are always appreciated.

Barely Used Pets

My name is Nellie. My person could no longer keep me so I came here to Barely Used Pets to find a new forever family. I am a 9-month-old Chihuahua mix girl and I only weigh 6 pounds. I have had my shots and they have me scheduled to be spayed on July 25. I am not sure what that means but they say I am going to take a little nap and wake up with my belly shaved and I will be ready to go to a new forever home. I love kids and I get along great with other dogs and even CATS! Yep, I am a cat lover. They say they think I am maybe house trained. If you take me home and let me be part of your family, I promise to do my best to be a good girl and love you back 100 times more than you can count! Won’t you please come and see me and give me that chance to be happy again? I am having a great time here with all of the others and we love to run and play on the playground…but there’s nothing better than to curl up next to my new forever family. Please make a little space in your heart and home for me. I will be the best girl you ever, ever had.

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. Miss Nellie 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!”

Mango is sweet, playful, cuddly and waiting for you at PAWS Animal Shelter.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/07/web1_IMG_0051.jpgMango is sweet, playful, cuddly and waiting for you at PAWS Animal Shelter.

Two-year-old Bingo likes children and other dogs and just may be right for you. Check him out at PAWS Animal Shelter.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/07/web1_IMG_9988.jpgTwo-year-old Bingo likes children and other dogs and just may be right for you. Check him out at PAWS Animal Shelter.

Sisco, 7, and Diego, 10, were two of four Chihuahuas whose futures became uncertain when their owner ran into health problems. Two of the dogs have found homes, leaving the Champaign County Animal League searching for one or two homes for the remaining boys.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/07/web1_2017-Diego-and-Sisco-for-paper.jpgSisco, 7, and Diego, 10, were two of four Chihuahuas whose futures became uncertain when their owner ran into health problems. Two of the dogs have found homes, leaving the Champaign County Animal League searching for one or two homes for the remaining boys.

At 9 months old and all of 6 pounds, Nellie loves to play with the other dogs at Barely Used Pets. She also would love to play and cuddle with visitors who stop by and decide she’s the pooch for them.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/07/web1_Nellie.jpgAt 9 months old and all of 6 pounds, Nellie loves to play with the other dogs at Barely Used Pets. She also would love to play and cuddle with visitors who stop by and decide she’s the pooch for them.

Information provided by Champaign County shelters and rescues.

Information provided by Champaign County shelters and rescues.