Pets of the Week


Pierre, age 5, is a Pekingese mix eager for a home of his own. Pay him a visit at the Champaign County Animal Welfare League.

Pierre, age 5, is a Pekingese mix eager for a home of his own. Pay him a visit at the Champaign County Animal Welfare League.


Fall, a 9-month-old female kitty, is waiting to be adopted at PAWS Animal Shelter.


Bella Rie, a year-old Collie Hound mix, is biding her time at Barely Used Pets until the perfect person(s) visits and decides to make her part of the family.


Barely Used Pets (dog)

Bella Rie is a year-old Collie Hound mix. She is house-trained, good with other dogs large and small and walks well on a leash. She was found as a stray by a wonderful couple who nursed her back to health, but were not allowed to permanently keep her. She does have some night blindness. She has been spayed, is up to date on vaccinations and flea and worm treatment. Her adoption fee is $150.

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., Wednesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Fridays 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact the shelter for volunteer opportunities and donation needs.

PAWS Animal Shelter (cat)

Please meet Fall, a 9-month-old female domestic short-hair cat with beautiful green eyes. She’s very friendly and loves to be petted. She is a little selective with her feline friends. She likes them as long as they keep their distance from her. She is spayed and up to date on all of her vaccinations, and she tested negative for feline leukemia.

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.

Champaign County Animal Welfare League (dog)

The pet of the week at the Champaign County Animal Welfare League (CCAWL) is Pierre. He is a 5-year-old Pekingese mix who weighs 20 pounds. Pierre is a puppy mill rescue, but is very friendly and social. He has a fun personality, is upbeat, loving and outgoing. Pierre is still learning how to walk on a leash, but he is getting the hang of it day by day. He loves other dogs and seems indifferent to cats. Pierre isn’t housebroken, but with patience and a consistent routine, he will get the hang of it. He is neutered, microchipped and current on all vaccinations: Bivalent Flu, Bordetella, Da2PPL, and Rabies. Pierre has been dewormed and heartworm tested negative. He is current on flea, tick, heartworm prevention and has had a dental cleaning.

Adoption applications are required and must be approved. You may find the application on our webpage – www.champaigncoanimalwelfareleague.com – or stop by our facility, 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 has 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.

The nonprofit 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 and upcoming events may be found on our webpage and on Facebook. Check out our Facebook page, Adoptapet.com, and Pet Finder.com to find your new furry best friend/family member.

The Pizza Alley in Mechanicsburg will donate 5 percent of all sales to the Champaign Co. Animal Welfare League. The CCAWL was created to establish and operate an animal preserve, pet cemetery, dog training facility and rehabilitation home for unwanted pets. The CCAWL also provides a low cost Spay & Neuter Clinic that is open to the public. Come during business hours to pre-pay and fill out a surgery information paper and release form. At that time, you will be scheduled for a surgery date. The CCAWL only accepts cash, creditor debit cards.

Doggy Day Wash is Saturday, Oct. 27, from noon to 3 p.m. Donations of $10 for short-coated dogs, $20 for long-coated dogs will be accepted.

Art & Craft Fair is Saturday, Nov. 3, from 1 to 4 p.m. Free admission.

CCAWL will be doing a low cost vaccination clinic on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for cats and dogs. Cash, credit or debit only. No appointments needed. For more information about this event, please contact us at 937-834-5236.

Pierre, age 5, is a Pekingese mix eager for a home of his own. Pay him a visit at the Champaign County Animal Welfare League.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2018/10/web1_LeagueDog-1.jpegPierre, age 5, is a Pekingese mix eager for a home of his own. Pay him a visit at the Champaign County Animal Welfare League.

Fall, a 9-month-old female kitty, is waiting to be adopted at PAWS Animal Shelter.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2018/10/web1_PawsCat-1.jpgFall, a 9-month-old female kitty, is waiting to be adopted at PAWS Animal Shelter.

Bella Rie, a year-old Collie Hound mix, is biding her time at Barely Used Pets until the perfect person(s) visits and decides to make her part of the family.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2018/10/web1_BarelyDog.jpegBella Rie, a year-old Collie Hound mix, is biding her time at Barely Used Pets until the perfect person(s) visits and decides to make her part of the family.

Information provided by shelters and rescues in Champaign County.

Information provided by shelters and rescues in Champaign County.