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Pet of the Week: Shelby and Luna

Shelby is a sweet young lady who would make a great pet for a home with adults and older children. She is a Manchester terrier/Yorkie mix who has been vaccinated and wormed. Shelby is 2 years old and has a very sweet temperament. Manchester terriers are known to be loyal watchdogs. Yorkies are likewise determined and energetic, so Shelby would brighten her next home. To learn more about Shelby, visit the 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)

Shelby is a sweet young lady who would make a great pet for a home with adults and older children. She is a Manchester terrier/Yorkie mix who has been vaccinated and wormed. Shelby is 2 years old and has a very sweet temperament. Manchester terriers are known to be loyal watchdogs. Yorkies are likewise determined and energetic, so Shelby would brighten her next home. To learn more about Shelby, visit the 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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Luna is a sweet and social cat and is ready to find a permanent home with a loving family. Luna has been at the Rockdale County Animal Shelter for almost two months and is ready to settle down. She is a domestic short-hair cat who is between 1 and 2 years old. Luna s litter-box trained and is up-to-date on her shots. Luna gets along well with other cats and people. To learn more about Luna, contact 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?