Pets of the Week


Graham is a friendly 2-year-old German Shepherd ready for adoption. Check him out at the Champaign County Animal Welfare League.

Graham is a friendly 2-year-old German Shepherd ready for adoption. Check him out at the Champaign County Animal Welfare League.


Sammy and Silas are 8-month-old sisters eager to be adopted, separately or together, before Christmas. Pay them a call at the Champaign County Animal Welfare League.


Olaf’s caretakers at PAWS Animal Shelter describe this 3-year-old as both affectionate and private and hope this describes someone’s perfect new companion.


Four-year-old Riley would be a joy in a childless home, although a home with cats and other dogs would be fine. You can visit him at Barely Used Pets.


Barely Used Pets (dog)

Riley is quite the ham. He will sit and beg for a treat. Riley is a 4-year-old Jack Russell Terrier. He is good with other dogs and cats and appears to be house trained. He walks well on a leash. He needs to be in a home with no young children. He is up to date on shots and is scheduled to be neutered. Riley’s 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)

Olaf is this week’s Pet of the Week. Olaf is a 3-year-old domestic short-hair neutered male. He is pure white and just as handsome as can be. He is affectionate and very private at the same time. He will do best in a home with no children or with children who are older because of this. He is mature and gets along with most of the other cats. Olaf likes to lounge and watch out the window. He will go home up to date on his vaccinations and would love for you to come visit him at the shelter today.

Upcoming events:

– Shelter Open House on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 1 to 3 p.m.

– Photos with Santa at PAWS – Dec. 1 from noon to 3 p.m. Minimum $5 donation requested.

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 Champaign County Animal Welfare League (CCAWL) pet of the week is Graham, a 2-year-old German Shepherd mix weighing about 50 pounds. Graham came to us as an unclaimed stray. He is very loving, sweet and has a good temperament. Graham is good with other dogs, but will require a meet and greet like all other adoptions. He hasn’t been cat tested and will be if needed. Graham appears to be house trained, but if not, he won’t take long to learn. He is neutered, microchipped, current on vaccinations: BivalentFlu, Bordetella, Da2PPL and Rabies. Graham has also been heartworm tested negative, dewormed and is on flea, tick, and heartworm prevention. If you would like to give Graham his forever home just in time for the holidays, please fill out an application, which can be found on our website www.champaigncoanimalwelfareleague.com or come to our facility during business hours for an application.

All adoptable puppies/dogs are available for $165. Lower rates apply for Senior Dogs. This fee covers spay/neuter, Da2PPL, Bivalent Flu, Bordetella, Rabies (age appropriate), Worming, Heart Worm Test, Flea and Heart Worm Prevention and Microchip. As always, all animals receive a dental cleaning and polish with any necessary extractions. All CCAWL residents are also groomed. We accept cash, credit or debit only.

The Animal Welfare League is located at 3858 state Route 56, Mechanicsburg, OH 43044. Fall-winter hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays; closed Sundays and Mondays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays; and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays.

A list of needed supplies, volunteer info and upcoming events may be found on our webpage and on Facebook. Check out our Facebook page, Adoptapet.com, and petfinder.com to find your new furry best friend/family member.

2019 memberships are available. These memberships will let you have access to our campus, which includes indoor/outdoor dog park, 72 acres of trails, grooming facility, agility course and much more. You must have current vaccination records before entering with your dog. For more information please call 937-834-5236.

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

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.

Please be sure to thank restaurants for their support.

Champaign County Animal Welfare League (cat)

The Champaign County Animal Welfare League (CCAWL) would like to introduce Sammy & Silas, domestic short hair, 8-month-old sisters who have been with us since they were 7 weeks old. They are not a bonded pair but would like to find their forever homes before the holidays. They are loving, playful and would like daily pets from their humans. They are litter trained, spayed, current on all vaccinations, FCRPP and Rabies. They have been FeLV/FIV tested negative and current on flea prevention. If you think you would be interested in making either a part of your family, please stop by our facility during business hours to fill out an application.

Graham is a friendly 2-year-old German Shepherd ready for adoption. Check him out at the Champaign County Animal Welfare League.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2018/11/web1_LeagueDog-2.jpegGraham is a friendly 2-year-old German Shepherd ready for adoption. Check him out at the Champaign County Animal Welfare League.

Sammy and Silas are 8-month-old sisters eager to be adopted, separately or together, before Christmas. Pay them a call at the Champaign County Animal Welfare League.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2018/11/web1_LeagueCat-2.jpegSammy and Silas are 8-month-old sisters eager to be adopted, separately or together, before Christmas. Pay them a call at the Champaign County Animal Welfare League.

Olaf’s caretakers at PAWS Animal Shelter describe this 3-year-old as both affectionate and private and hope this describes someone’s perfect new companion.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2018/11/web1_PawsCat-2.jpgOlaf’s caretakers at PAWS Animal Shelter describe this 3-year-old as both affectionate and private and hope this describes someone’s perfect new companion.

Four-year-old Riley would be a joy in a childless home, although a home with cats and other dogs would be fine. You can visit him at Barely Used Pets.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2018/11/web1_BarelyDog.jpegFour-year-old Riley would be a joy in a childless home, although a home with cats and other dogs would be fine. You can visit him at Barely Used Pets.

Information provided by shelters and rescues in Champaign County.

Information provided by shelters and rescues in Champaign County.