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The Humane Society of Harford County recommends the pets of the week.

From the Humane Society of Harford County:
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Dog of the Week: Jasmine
Age: 2 and 1/2 years
Color: Tan
Breed: Pit Bull Terrier Mix
Gender: Female
Adoption Fee: $160
Hi, I’m Jasmine and before you look away because I’m part pit bull, please look past my breed and look into my heart. Underneath my beautiful light brown coat, my heart beats true. I adore people and other dogs too. I am a 2.5–year-old pretty girl who was surrendered because my family did not have enough time for me and had to turn me in. I walk like a dream on a leash and I sit right away for a yummy treat. I have a lot of love and fun times to give, and WE have lots of great memories to make. Come meet me and I bet a tennis ball you won’t be able to leave without me!

Cat of the Week: Telulah
Age: 2 years
Color: Black
Breed: Domestic Shorthair Mix
Gender: Female
Adoption Fee: $47.50 (reduced from $95)
Look at me, all comfy in my cat condo! I’m Telulah, and I'm an all-around super girl. I love to be petted and held. If you accidentally ignore me, I'll follow you until I get your attention! If you are looking for a lover with a great personality, look no further; I'm your girl! I’m waiting for you in the Free Roam Cat Room. (P.S. I am a member of the Lonely Hearts Club because I’ve been here since June 16th, so my adoption fee is half off!)

Small Critter of the Week: Rumple
Age: Adult
Color: Red and White
Breed: Guinea Pig
Gender: Male
Adoption Fee: $20
Hey everyone, I’m Rumple, and I’m a super cute guinea pig with the most adorable long hair style! Believe it or not, I was found as a stray by the landlord of an apartment building! I love hanging out (and hiding out) underneath of a little pet hut in my cage. I also love munching on Timothy hay and the occasional carrot! I would make a wonderful companion for you and your family, so come out to the shelter to meet me!

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Barbara October 07, 2012 at 07:07 PM
For those looking for a loving, gentle and fairly easy to care for pet, these are wonderful animals. They are fun to cuddle, and their food and bedding cost is not as much as for most larger animals. If you go on vacation, they are easy to "take along' or find someone easy to "babysit" them . If you need to "board" them, they are a lot cheaper to do so than a larger animal. But you can't give them the "run of the house' because they may find a hiding place that you can never find. You can't leave them outside even in an enclosed pen because they are . easy prey for other animals, lawnmowers etc. Most of all, you have to love them. They will get to know you and greet you with a squeal when you dangle that carrot or green bean in front of them. They are a wonderful addition and make an especially great "first pet". I encourage people to go on Google to find out more about the care and cost of these little pets before you make a commitment. And for everyone out there, no matter what pet you have or decide to adopt, please don't think of them as something you can easily discard by driving them somewhere and turning them loose when and if you no longer want them or can afford to care for them. You are not "giving them another chance" by doing this. It is so heartless and cruel . But after doing some checking, if you decide to "adopt' one, you will be amazed how they will enhance your life and make you smile
Kirsten Dize October 08, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Barbara, we had guinea pigs growing up. I have always been fond of them myself :)

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