Yager is handsome.  Maude enjoys children

JACKSON, MI – Yager and Maude are just two of the many pets in Cascades Humane Society who are looking for loving forever homes.

Yager is a handsome dog. He is a sweet almost 2 year old German Shepherd who politely sits at command and is quite gentle. He had a rough start before coming to CHS. Adopted from another 92 pound shelter, his previous owner could no longer keep him because he didn’t like the cats in the house very much.

At that owner’s over a month, he lost 30 pounds, so the CHS staff has worked hard to get him back. With proper nutrition and regular feedings, he has gained back 11 pounds in just one week. He still has a long way to go, but in a loving home he will surely thrive.

Yager doesn’t seem too fond of most dogs either, so CHS suggests he be the only fur baby in the house. He loves chew toys, but he is completely obsessed with balls and it would be easy to train more with one. The ideal home for him is one that allows him to exercise regularly and throw the ball at him.

Maude is a gorgeous 3 year old tortoiseshell with long hair and pretty markings. She may notice in the photo of her that her left ear is set back a bit. She is not irritated. She has a condition known as cauliflower ear. This is when she builds up scar tissue as a result of a hematoma (blood filled bruise).

Maude’s ear was cleaned and some of the scar tissue was removed to open up the ear canal and reduce the risk of ear infections. Maude loves attention from her and if you are not petting her, she will rub her face against other objects.

Maude has lived with cats, dogs, and children and seems to get along with everyone, especially children. She likes to be picked up and brushed.

Maude is spayed, up to date on vaccinations, microchipped and prevented from parasites.

Yager and Maude want to make sure all their friends know about Paws in the Park on Saturday June 3rd. This is a family-friendly, dog-friendly event that includes a 5K run/walk, a 1-mile “Woof Walk” for kids Doggie Dash, kids’ activities, a petting zoo, pony rides, a low cost, vendors and food available for purchase at Jackson Breakfast Rotary.

Ultimate Air Dogs, the premier dock diving experience for dogs, is also back this year. For more information on Paws in the Park, go to www.chspets.org.

If you think Yager or Maude could be your next perfect furry family member (or members), then come visit us. Cascades Humane Society, 1515 Carmen Drive, is open to the public from noon to 6 pm Tuesday through Saturday.

All Cascades Humane Society dogs and cats have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and wormed prior to adoption. Those who adopt pets also receive a free wellness checkup from any of 24 area veterinarians.

Dog owners who wish to adopt another dog must meet and greet their dog and the dog they choose to adopt.

CHS has also added services to its Spay and Neuter Assistance Program. The service, available during scheduled spay or neuter surgeries, includes vaccinations, heartworm testing for dogs, FIV and FeLV testing for cats, and dental procedures.

CHS also has a Pet Food Pantry to help families experiencing financial hardship. CHS accepts cat or dog food donations, as long as the food is in its original packaging. Donors can leave food in the barn behind the facility. The Pet Food Pantry is open from noon to 2 pm on the first Saturday of the month.

Those considering adopting a Yager, Maude, or another pet can apply here. Adoptable pets can be viewed at www.chspets.org. For more information, call 517-787-7387.

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