CVAS pets of the week: Meet Dash and Susie A

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Meet Dash and Susie A, this week’s CVAS pets of the week.

Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, the county’s premier shelter for homeless animals, has many residents that would love to meet prospective “fur”ever families.

Dash and Susie A are just a few of the amazing animals residing at area animal shelters. Some are orphaned or given up for adoption for various reasons. Others have been abandoned or are strays. In Dash and Susie A’s cases, they were abandoned and left outside to fend for themselves.

They now need a second chance in loving, stable homes.

CVAS encourages anyone interested in bringing a four-legged friend into their home to check out the wonderful animals available for adoption at the shelter.

They now need a second chance in loving, stable homes. They make wonderful pets and loving companions when they finally do find permanent, loving and stable homes.

Pets find themselves homeless for a wide variety of reasons, in need of a new home and a second chance. So if you are looking for a new furry best friend, check out the shelter’s many residents. Any of them would make a great pet and wonderful companion.

Go to the Animal Shelter link to see all their residents, and meet Dash and Susie A while you are there.

READ: Find more adoptable pets

Changing rules for adoptions

The shelter has pretty well been on lockdown during the Covid pandemic with adoptions taking place by appointment only but that is about to change.

In June the shelter’s cattery opened to visitors looking to adopt one of CVAS’s homeless cat residents.

You can only view dogs by appointment with an approved application until they can become acclimated to visitors.

Hours to visit the CATS are: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

CVAS asks visitors to wear face masks to protect staff members.

For more information, call the shelter at 717-263-5791. To see animals available for adoption, log onto CVAS’s webpage here.

READ: CVAS pets of the week: Meet Andy, Lucy and Daisy

Thanks to Supporters, adopters

CVAS’s Communications Director Jennifer Vandrerau sends the following message to shelter supporters and donors:

“THANKS TO EVERYONE who helped keep the shelter going through this crazy year; and for understanding we are slowly working our way back to being open like we were before. Our supporters and adopters are the lifeblood of this organization and we APPRECIATE each and every one of you.”

Pets find themselves homeless for a wide variety of reasons, in need of a new home and a second chance. Some of their stories are heartbreaking.

If you are looking for a new furry best friend, check out the shelter’s many residents. Any of them would make a great pet and wonderful companion.

CVAS encourages anyone interested in bringing a four-legged friend into their home to check out the wonderful animals available for adoption at the shelter.

And now meet Dash and Susie A, this week’s featured pets at CVAS.

Meet Dash, a beautiful terrier mix

Dash came into the shelter as a stray after being found in Caledonia State Park.

When he arrived Dash had a severe case of fleas and a skin infection caused by the fleas, along with an ear infection. He’s doing a lot better now on all counts.

Dash is a 2-year-old terrier mix who is quite active and playful. He knows how to sit, but will need training with other commands.

He is a smart boy that loves to please his people and is food motivated so potential adopters should keep this in mind for training.

Dash may be too much for small children, so an age restriction for children in the home may apply, please discuss this with shelter staff.

Do you have the right spot for Dash?

Meet the gorgeous black and white Susie A

Susie A came into the shelter as a stray, so we don’t know a lot about her. She does have a microchip and the owner was called, but never came forward to claim her.

Susie is 6 years old and weighs 20 pounds. She has been on a diet since she arrived at the shelter. She has difficulty jumping because of the weight and will need someone who will continue her diet and keep her active.

Susie A does like to chase the laser pointer and attack the mouse toys at the end of the chase.

She would love to have a home where she can be close to you and get all the ear rubs that she could possibly want!