The Bergen County Animal Shelter now holds a doggie parade every Sunday at 2 p.m. According to the shelter staff, volunteers parade the dogs one by one while a staff member or other volunteer gives information about the dog.
This week at the Bergen County Animal Shelter there are many pets who are looking for a great home to call their own but these are the featured pets of the week.
The shelter describes Emily as:
Delicate Emily came to us as a stray and seemed to be one most of her life. She appears to be unsure in most situations and doesn't really understand the concept of socialization. It is apparent however, that she does like receiving attention, because she realizes it's not such a bad thing after all. If adopters spend a lot of time with her, and earn her trust, Emily will be able to grow more and more confident each day. This two-year-old boxer mix definitely has a boxer personality, especially when it comes to play. This wacky lady loves to play; that's when we can really see who she is. Her spurts of energy and excitement are eye catching! You will fall in love instantly. Owners will have to teach her some manners, such as not jumping, and should not allow other pushy behaviors. Because she is very nervous and unsure with new surroundings and people, we are looking for adopters who have older children and have basic medium to large dog breed experience. She is a very playful soul, but Emily can quickly turn shy, and that is why socializing her will be a must. This should happen gradually so she isn't overwhelmed by all the activity. We believe, with patience, time, strong leadership and guidance, Emily will grow into a more confident, silly girl. Hopefully, as she begins to trust, Emily will see the true meaning of "man's best friend."
The shelter describes Digby as:
This bite size cutie came to us as a stray and will render you speechless. He is one adorable fellow! Digby will turn over for belly rubs without question, but a little more than you expect, so owners will have to try not to give in and spoil him! This sweetheart needs to recognize that he is not in control. If enabled, Digby will most certainly play the leadership role, so the family who takes him home, will have to immediately practice leadership exercises. Because he does seem to be stubborn with treats, you will have to start hand feeding him or trade off with higher value treats so that he has no reason to protect his things or territory. Once he realizes there is no way he can get away with these things, he will make one heck of a buddy! Size plays no role in this social Yorkie's ablity to meet new people. Not only is this seven pound lovebug friendly, but he can be very playful and easy to handle.
The shelter describes Trouble as:
Trouble is simply anything but trouble! She is a very sweet girl. Trouble is only one year old and gets along well with the other shelter cats. Trouble loves to be pet and held. She is up to date with shots and has tested negative for Feline Aids and Feline Leukemia. She will get a microchip before leaving the shelter.
The shelter describes Smoosh as:
Smoosh came to the shelter with several other cats when her owner could no longer care for all of her cats. Smoosh gets along well with other shelter cats and is about one year old. Smoosh is up to date with shots and has tested negative for Feline Aids and Feline Leukemia. She will get a microchip before leaving the shelter.
Interested in making one of these animals part of your family? Want to take a look at some of the other great pets up for adoption? The Bergen County Animal Shelter is located at 100 United Lane in Teterboro. You can call the shelter at 201- 229-4600 or visit them on the web.
Hours for adoption are 1 to 5 p.m. seven days a week. The shelter is open Thursdays from 1 to 7:30 p.m.