Pick of the Litter: Spike

This month’s “Pick of the Litter” is Spike, chosen by CBHS Adoption Counselor, Ryan Vasquez.

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“The reason I chose Spike to be this month’s Pick of the Litter was because he is one of Cedar Bend Humane Society’s longest dog residents! I am shocked this amazing dog has not been adopted by now. Spike is full of love and affection. I visit him every day and he rests his big goofy head on my shoulder. He is just happy to be sitting with me. Spike is a staff favorite, who everyone loves. He is one of my favorite dogs that have ever wagged their tail through CBHS. He can have a lot of energy and gets very excited for walks. He appreciates snuggling on a comfy blanket and he absolutely loves anyone who will give him a good belly rub. He loves any toy you could give him, and especially likes stuffed toys that squeak! He has a very handsome under bite that makes him look as sweet as they come. Spike would do great in any home ready to love him and all of his goofy qualities. If you want a dog who will love you and stay forever loyal, adopt Spike!”

 

Visit the Cedar Bend Humane Society in Waterloo to meet Spike and fill out an adoption application. Our adoption center is open Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm., Thursday and Friday until 7:00pm through August 31st. The adoption center is closed on Mondays.

Pick of the Litter: Zeus

This month’s “Pick of the Litter” is Zeus, chosen by CBHS Adoption Counselor, Ben Rettinger.

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“Zeus is my pick of the litter because of his awesome and outgoing personality. He is always one of the first cats to greet the CBHS staff in the morning. If you are looking for a playful new buddy, this is the cat for you. He is extremely athletic and loves to climb! Come meet my pick of the litter, Zeus!”

Visit the Cedar Bend Humane Society in Waterloo to meet Zeus and fill out an adoption application. Our adoption center is open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm.

Pick of the Litter: Brittney

This month’s “Pick of the Litter” is Brittney, chosen by Adoption and Kennel Supervisor, Abby Cresap.

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“I chose Brittney for Pick of the Litter this month because not only is she an awesome dog, but she is one of the longest dog residents currently at Cedar Bend. Brittney is in search of a home where she is the only fur-kid. She is not too fond of cats, and is very picky about what other dogs she likes. I think Brittney would make an excellent running partner with a little training, she has a lot of energy and is really fun to play with! She also is eager to learn, like most others of her breed she has a need to please people which will make her an excellent companion. Brittney deserves a second chance, please come adopt her today!”

Visit the Cedar Bend Humane Society in Waterloo to meet Brittney and fill out an adoption application. Our adoption center is open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm.

Pick of the Litter: Shenzi

This month’s “Pick of the Litter” is Shenzi, chosen by Administrative Assistant, Caitlyn Wegner.

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“Shenzi came to the shelter with her 7, 2 week old kittens in October. Knowing that a litter of 7 kittens along with a mother cat was a lot for anyone to take on, I took all 8 of them home to give Shenzi a safe place to raise her kittens and also a safe, fun home for her kittens to grow into amazing little critters. Shenzi was a great mother to her kittens. She was also a perfect cat in my home. She is very lovable, but is not a cat that will be under foot all of the time. Though she is lovable and sweet, she is also very independent. Shenzi does great with other cats and will adjust well to dogs. It breaks my heart to see her still at the shelter. She is a great cat and deserves a home to call her own. If I did not already have 2 cats of my own, she would be living in my home…no doubt.”

Visit the Cedar Bend Humane Society in Waterloo to meet Shenzi and fill out an adoption application. Our adoption center is open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm.

Pick of the Litter: Hannah

This month’s “Pick of the Litter” is Hannah, chosen by CBHS Adoption Counselor, Madi Zesiger.

 

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“Hannah is my pick of the litter because she is lovable and intelligent. She is a crazy very entertaining girl. She often gets overlooked due to her breed, but her personality proves that the negative stereotype portrayed by the media about pit bulls is untrue. Hannah has been at the shelter since September and has grown on me ever since. In my free time I love to work with Hannah, teaching her how to sit, shake, listen and lay down. So far she has reassured me that she is a super smart girl with plenty of potential to keep learning. When I am not trying to teach Hannah new tricks, I am showing her love though belly rubs and cuddles, as she’s tucked into her blanket of course! Come and see her today!”

Pick of the Litter: Remy

This month’s “Pick of the Litter” is Remy, chosen by CBHS Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator, Jordan Kruger.

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“Remy is my pick of the litter because she is so sweet! Even though she came to us with a leg injury that hadn’t healed properly, she never lets it slow her down.She is always excited to see you, whether you’re visiting for a walk or snuggles. I would love to see Remy go to a home where she can get all of the love and attention that a sweet girl like her deserves!”

Visit the Cedar Bend Humane Society in Waterloo to meet Remy and fill out an adoption application. Our adoption center is open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm.

New Year’s Eve Tips

This New Year’s Eve plan ahead to ensure your pet’s safety by following these simple five tips.dog1-700x452

1. Collar, ID Tag and a Up-to-Date Microchip are a Must

Should your dog or cat become scared and bolt out the door, be sure that he or she is wearing a collar, ID tag and has an up-to-date microchip.

A microchip alone is not enough if a friendly neighbor sees your pet out and about and wants to return him or her to you. However, a microchip is very important should the collar or tag come off and your pet ends up at a shelter where they have a microchip scanner.

A combination of all three (collar, tag and microchip) will vastly increase the chances of your pet being returned to you quickly if he or she gets away.

2. Keep Toxic Food and Drinks Out of Reach

Alcoholic beverages are very toxic to pets. Some people will not know this and may leave a cup in a place where your pet can access it.

While some foods are okay to feed your pet, others are also toxic (like chocolate) so it’s best if your guests simply avoid sharing with your pet.

3. Create a Safe Room with Soothing Music

Cats and even some dogs may be overwhelmed by a house full of guests, loud music and fireworks going off.

Create your pets a safe space where they can retreat to if they become anxious. Try playing soft, soothing music in the room to down out scary music.

4. Use Non-Toxic Decorations

Tinsel, garland and small breakable or easily edible objects are not great to have around your curious pet.

They can be toxic if eaten and can also get caught in the digestive track.

Keep all of these type of decorations up high and away from your pet.

5. Make Sure Gates and Fences are Secure

It’s really best if you do not allow your pet to be outdoors on New Year’s Eve. The fireworks and other out of the ordinary sounds may be scary for dogs and cats.

If you do allow your pet outside – for instance, to go to the bathroom – be sure that your gates or fence is secure and that your pet otherwise stays on a leash.