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Pet of the Week: Toto and Scruffy are ready for adoption

Toto has hit a bit of a rough road and is looking for a happy ending. This 2-year-old terrier mix was brought into the Newton County Animal Shelter after his owner gave him up because they had too many animals. Toto is housebroken, vaccinated and wormed, and ready to play with a new family. Toto can be rescued and adopted at Newton County Animal Shelter, located at 210 Lower River Road in Covington. The shelter usually has between 20 to 30 dogs and an equal number of cats eligible for adoption. The adoption fee for a dog or puppy is $25 and $10 for a cat or kitten. Spaying/neutering is mandatory for all animals. The shelter is open from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. The phone number is 770-786-9514. Anyone who has lost a pet is urged to go to the center and bring a photo of the missing animal. (Special photo)

Toto has hit a bit of a rough road and is looking for a happy ending. This 2-year-old terrier mix was brought into the Newton County Animal Shelter after his owner gave him up because they had too many animals. Toto is housebroken, vaccinated and wormed, and ready to play with a new family. Toto can be rescued and adopted at Newton County Animal Shelter, located at 210 Lower River Road in Covington. The shelter usually has between 20 to 30 dogs and an equal number of cats eligible for adoption. The adoption fee for a dog or puppy is $25 and $10 for a cat or kitten. Spaying/neutering is mandatory for all animals. The shelter is open from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. The phone number is 770-786-9514. Anyone who has lost a pet is urged to go to the center and bring a photo of the missing animal. (Special photo)

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Scruffy will make a great house pet for someone who is looking for a companion. He is just about a year old and is up-to-date on all his shots and tested negative for heartworms. This terrier mix will grow to be about 20 pounds as an adult. Scruffy can be rescued and adopted at Rockdale County Animal Care and Control Shelter at 1506 Rockbridge Road in Conyers. At the Rockdale shelter adoption fees for dogs are $30 and $20 for cats. Spaying or neutering is required for adoption. The shelter is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The phone number is 770-278-8403. (Special photo)

Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties

Questions to ask before adopting a pet:

• Can I make a long-term commitment to this pet?

• Will I be able to spend enough time with a new pet?

• Am I prepared for the cost a new pet will bring?

• Which pet is right for my home and my family?