Pets of the Week


Aspen, 4, is a sweet Siamese-mix cat ready to be adopted at PAWS Animal Shelter.

Aspen, 4, is a sweet Siamese-mix cat ready to be adopted at PAWS Animal Shelter.


One-year-old River is a 20-pound mix of a girl anxious for visitors to pay her a call and maybe take her for a walk at Barely Used Pets.


Sweet Sage is a 4-year-old Lab Retriever ready for adoption at the Champaign County Animal Welfare League.


Champaign County Animal Welfare League (dog)

The pet of the week at the Champaign County Animal Welfare League (CCAWL) is Sage. She a 4-year old black Labrador Retriever, who is an owner surrender through no fault of her own. Sage is a very gentle and active companion. She loves to be around people and craves attention from both adults and children as well as being both cat and dog friendly. Sage knows her commands and is very obedient. She is house-trained, spayed and microchipped as well as current on all vaccinations including the following: Bivalent Flu, Bordetella, Da2PPL and rabies. Sage has been heart-worm tested negative. She does have a wandering soul so would need a secured, fenced area. If you would like this sweet girl to be a part of your family, you must have an approved application which can be found on our webpage www.champaigncoanimalwelfareleague.com or stop by our facility during our business hours.

Remember that food and drink commonly found at summer barbecues can be poisonous to pets. Keep alcoholic beverages away from pets, as they can cause intoxication, depression and comas. Similarly, remember that the snacks enjoyed by your human friends should not be a treat for your pet. Any change of diet, even for one meal, may give your dog or cat severe digestive ailments. Avoid raisins, grapes, onions, chocolate and products with the sweetener xylitol.

You can support CCAWL and get dinner as well at Frisch’s on Monday August 6, 2018 from 4-9 p.m. Frisch’s will be donating 20 percent of their sales to the Champaign County Animal Welfare League. You must stop by our facility for the flyer or ask for one via email. Our email address is champaigncoanimalwelfareleague@yahoo.com.

The facility is located at 3858 state Route 56, Mechanicsburg, OH 43044. Hours are Tuesday and Saturday noon to 2 p.m., Wednesday through Friday noon to 6 p.m. (All adoptions stop at 5:30 p.m.) For more information,please call 937-834-5236. Memberships are available that will allow you to have access to our 72-acre campus. You’ll be able to use the agility course,indoor/outdoor dog park, grooming facility, and trails. An individual membership is $100 for the year and a family membership is $150 a year.

The Mixins & Fixins restaurant in Mechanicsburg will be doing a 1st Thursday of every month Beef & Noodle Dinner with 50 percent of all proceeds going to CCAWL Please be sure to thank restaurants for their support.

CCAWL is looking for dependable, animal lover volunteers. If you are interested, please stop by our facility or go to our webpage for an application www.champaigncoanimalwelfareleague.com. A list of needed supplies may be found on our webpage as well.

Barely Used Pets (dog)

My name is River and I am quite the mix. I am a blend of boxer, pitbull, shih tzu and jack russell. I am only one year old and I weigh about 20 pounds. I have had all of my shots. I am spayed, house trained and I love to walk on a leash. I like kids and I get along well with other dogs. I am kind of scared of cats. Have you seen that big fluffy orange girl named Lollipop at the rescue? When she hisses, I am out of there! I am very quiet and rather shy so please give me a little time to warm up to you. I just need a chance to have a home of my own and someone to talk to. Oh yeah, this photo is my “serious” look. Let’s get the leash out and go for a long walk. Maybe you will find a little room in your heart and your home for me? I promise to be a good girl and I will be totally loyal. My adoption fee is $150 and that includes my Ohio dog license.

Visitors and potential adopters are welcome during regular hours. Please visit our website: http://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. You can give us a call at 937-869-8090. Our regular hours are Sunday 1-4 p.m., Wednesday and Thursdays 11 a.m.-6p.m.,Fridays 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact the shelter for volunteer opportunities and donation needs.

PAWS Animal Shelter

The Paws Animal Shelter cat of the week is Aspen. She is a 4-year-old Siamese mix. Aspen is a very sweet cat who likes to be petted and brushed. She’s super affectionate and has been declawed on all four feet. Aspen is spayed and current on vaccinations, and she tested negative for feline leukemia. If you are looking for a super sweet family addition, Aspen is a terrific choice.

PAWS is located at 1535 W. U.S. Route 36, just west of Urbana. Contact PAWS at 937-653-6233 or pawsurbana@hotmail.com for information about volunteer opportunities and donation needs. Hours are Tuesday thru Friday noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday noon to 4 p.m. All PAWS cats and kittens may be found on Petfinder.com.

Aspen, 4, is a sweet Siamese-mix cat ready to be adopted at PAWS Animal Shelter.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2018/07/web1_PawsCatWeb-1.jpgAspen, 4, is a sweet Siamese-mix cat ready to be adopted at PAWS Animal Shelter.

One-year-old River is a 20-pound mix of a girl anxious for visitors to pay her a call and maybe take her for a walk at Barely Used Pets.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2018/07/web1_BarelyDogWeb.jpgOne-year-old River is a 20-pound mix of a girl anxious for visitors to pay her a call and maybe take her for a walk at Barely Used Pets.

Sweet Sage is a 4-year-old Lab Retriever ready for adoption at the Champaign County Animal Welfare League.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2018/07/web1_LeagueDogWeb-2.jpegSweet Sage is a 4-year-old Lab Retriever ready for adoption at the Champaign County Animal Welfare League.

Submitted by Champaign County shelters and rescues.

Submitted by Champaign County shelters and rescues.