‘Stuff the Tote’ at local dog shelter


Pups available for adoption, according to Fayette Co. Dog Warden

By Jennifer Woods - jwoods@aimmediamidwest.com



What a handsome boy! Wayne came to the shelter Nov. 17 from Bloomingburg. He is microchipped, but the shelter was unable to make contact with the person on record. Wayne has gained some weight (but is still thin). He is very social and waiting for a new home. Wayne would require a feline-free home. He knows some basic commands and loves biscuits.

What a handsome boy! Wayne came to the shelter Nov. 17 from Bloomingburg. He is microchipped, but the shelter was unable to make contact with the person on record. Wayne has gained some weight (but is still thin). He is very social and waiting for a new home. Wayne would require a feline-free home. He knows some basic commands and loves biscuits.


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Do you see this face? How could you not fall in love with Buttercup? She is a beautiful (or that’s what we tell her) 5 year old Boxer/Shar Pei who has been around kids her whole life. She was surrendered to the kennel and has definitely been over-looked. She is leash, house and crate trained. She loves treats and can’t wait to find a new home.


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Cookie — who names a male dog cookie? Well, the girls thought it fit him. He is a young mix breed male. He is sweet and just waiting for his new family. He is a bit active and does need some training.


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Hazel is around 8 months old and she weighs 35 pounds. Hazel loves to play, enjoys being with other dogs and, most importantly, watching shelter staff work all day! Hazel does well on a leash and learning house manors. She would love a forever home with a k9 sibling or active humans.


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Jaxon (Jax) is a very handsome 3 year old male pit bull. He was born July of 2017 and, due to no fault of his own, landed at the shelter. He will require some work and is looking for an approved home or rescue at this time. Jax is definitely an over-sized pup and deserves a great family.


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Lance is a Heeler cross. He is a bit heavy around 50 pounds and is already neutered. Lance is a bit unsure of why he is here and waits every day for his family; however, with some treats and a warm bed he would be more then willing to call you family!


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Look at those ears — wait, is she a bat or a dog? Mollie is a very beautiful girl who’s 45 pounds and short legged. She loves to curl up on laps and just hang out. She has been around the shelter cats and other dogs.


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Oh Pumpkin, she is a Jack Russell and Lab cross. She is 40 pounds and 2 years old. She is house and crate trained! Pumpkin is waiting for a new family and would love to have another K9 friend at home.


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Tobias is a handsome 1 year old, neutered, active Husky-type dog. He has his vaccines, is kennel trained and is looking for an active home!


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Instead of “Operation Fill a Stocking,” this year the Fayette County Dog Shelter is hosting “Stuff the Tote.”

The reason for the change, according to Fayette County Dog Warden Nelson Prater, is due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

“What’s even better… you can just drive up and drop off during our business hours,” explained Prater via email. “As always we are wearing our masks and practicing social distancing.”

Stuff the Tote will be ongoing from now through Dec. 24 at noon. Donations can be dropped off at the shelter, which is located at 1550 Robinson Road in Washington Court House, during open hours — 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Items to donate to help the pups in the shelter include treats, raw hides, rope toys, leashes, collars, wax melts, cleaning supplies, Pine-Sol, bleach, Dawn dish soap, laundry detergent, Clorox wipes, etc.

“We also have several great dogs looking for their new families,” wrote Prater.

Currently there are eight dogs at the shelter and five in foster-to-adopt.

“This year has been a little tough, but we have made the best of it. We have received more calls for assistance such as food and people wanting to surrender their dogs due to loss of jobs or hours,” wrote Prater. “We are doing everything we can to keep the dogs with their families during this difficult time. We encourage people to like our shelter Facebook page if they are looking to adopt. We are currently still allowing visitors to come and look at the dogs (our goal is to place as many as possible, and this can’t stop in the middle of a pandemic).”

So far this year, the shelter has placed approximately 270 dogs that have been adopted into new families, redeemed by owners, or transferred to non-profit organizations.

“Also, please note that the only places to purchase dog licenses are here at the shelter and the auditor’s office,” wrote Prater. “It’s very important to license your dogs each year, because it’s the state law, it supports the shelter and most importantly, it’s identification for them if they become lost. I also want to remind people that my office is always open — If they have any questions or concerns please stop out and see me.”

To follow shelter activities and pups available for adoption, follow the Facebook page, “Fayette County Dog Shelter,” or visit the website at www.faycoso.com/155/Fayette-County-Dog-Shelter. Breed, health or temperament are not guaranteed. Those who want to make inquiries need to call the shelter directly instead of depending on social media comments: 740-335-6630.

“Happy Holidays from the shelter staff and our homeless pups,” wrote Prater.

Reach journalist Jennifer Woods at 740-313-0355.

What a handsome boy! Wayne came to the shelter Nov. 17 from Bloomingburg. He is microchipped, but the shelter was unable to make contact with the person on record. Wayne has gained some weight (but is still thin). He is very social and waiting for a new home. Wayne would require a feline-free home. He knows some basic commands and loves biscuits.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2020/12/web1_Wayne.jpgWhat a handsome boy! Wayne came to the shelter Nov. 17 from Bloomingburg. He is microchipped, but the shelter was unable to make contact with the person on record. Wayne has gained some weight (but is still thin). He is very social and waiting for a new home. Wayne would require a feline-free home. He knows some basic commands and loves biscuits. Courtesy photos

Do you see this face? How could you not fall in love with Buttercup? She is a beautiful (or that’s what we tell her) 5 year old Boxer/Shar Pei who has been around kids her whole life. She was surrendered to the kennel and has definitely been over-looked. She is leash, house and crate trained. She loves treats and can’t wait to find a new home.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2020/12/web1_Buttercup.jpgDo you see this face? How could you not fall in love with Buttercup? She is a beautiful (or that’s what we tell her) 5 year old Boxer/Shar Pei who has been around kids her whole life. She was surrendered to the kennel and has definitely been over-looked. She is leash, house and crate trained. She loves treats and can’t wait to find a new home. Courtesy photos

Cookie — who names a male dog cookie? Well, the girls thought it fit him. He is a young mix breed male. He is sweet and just waiting for his new family. He is a bit active and does need some training.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2020/12/web1_cookie.jpgCookie — who names a male dog cookie? Well, the girls thought it fit him. He is a young mix breed male. He is sweet and just waiting for his new family. He is a bit active and does need some training. Courtesy photos

Hazel is around 8 months old and she weighs 35 pounds. Hazel loves to play, enjoys being with other dogs and, most importantly, watching shelter staff work all day! Hazel does well on a leash and learning house manors. She would love a forever home with a k9 sibling or active humans.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2020/12/web1_Hazel.jpgHazel is around 8 months old and she weighs 35 pounds. Hazel loves to play, enjoys being with other dogs and, most importantly, watching shelter staff work all day! Hazel does well on a leash and learning house manors. She would love a forever home with a k9 sibling or active humans. Courtesy photos

Jaxon (Jax) is a very handsome 3 year old male pit bull. He was born July of 2017 and, due to no fault of his own, landed at the shelter. He will require some work and is looking for an approved home or rescue at this time. Jax is definitely an over-sized pup and deserves a great family.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2020/12/web1_Jax.jpgJaxon (Jax) is a very handsome 3 year old male pit bull. He was born July of 2017 and, due to no fault of his own, landed at the shelter. He will require some work and is looking for an approved home or rescue at this time. Jax is definitely an over-sized pup and deserves a great family. Courtesy photos

Lance is a Heeler cross. He is a bit heavy around 50 pounds and is already neutered. Lance is a bit unsure of why he is here and waits every day for his family; however, with some treats and a warm bed he would be more then willing to call you family!
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2020/12/web1_Lance.jpgLance is a Heeler cross. He is a bit heavy around 50 pounds and is already neutered. Lance is a bit unsure of why he is here and waits every day for his family; however, with some treats and a warm bed he would be more then willing to call you family! Courtesy photos

Look at those ears — wait, is she a bat or a dog? Mollie is a very beautiful girl who’s 45 pounds and short legged. She loves to curl up on laps and just hang out. She has been around the shelter cats and other dogs.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2020/12/web1_Mollie.jpgLook at those ears — wait, is she a bat or a dog? Mollie is a very beautiful girl who’s 45 pounds and short legged. She loves to curl up on laps and just hang out. She has been around the shelter cats and other dogs. Courtesy photos

Oh Pumpkin, she is a Jack Russell and Lab cross. She is 40 pounds and 2 years old. She is house and crate trained! Pumpkin is waiting for a new family and would love to have another K9 friend at home.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2020/12/web1_Pumpkin.jpgOh Pumpkin, she is a Jack Russell and Lab cross. She is 40 pounds and 2 years old. She is house and crate trained! Pumpkin is waiting for a new family and would love to have another K9 friend at home. Courtesy photos

Tobias is a handsome 1 year old, neutered, active Husky-type dog. He has his vaccines, is kennel trained and is looking for an active home!
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2020/12/web1_Tobias.jpgTobias is a handsome 1 year old, neutered, active Husky-type dog. He has his vaccines, is kennel trained and is looking for an active home! Courtesy photos
Pups available for adoption, according to Fayette Co. Dog Warden

By Jennifer Woods

jwoods@aimmediamidwest.com