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Pet of the Week: Thor and Poncho ready for adoption

Thor is as big and strong as his name, but he is equally as sweet and friendly. Thor is labrador who around 2 years old and weighs 75 pounds. Labradors are considered to be gentle, intelligent and family-friendly, who are eager to please. Thor can be adopted at 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)

Thor is as big and strong as his name, but he is equally as sweet and friendly. Thor is labrador who around 2 years old and weighs 75 pounds. Labradors are considered to be gentle, intelligent and family-friendly, who are eager to please. Thor can be adopted at 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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Poncho just can’t wait to find his new home. This 9-month-old hound/shepherd mix was found running loose and was brought into Rockdale County Animal Care and Control. He weighs about 45 pounds and is up-to-date on his shots. Poncho is very sweet and gets along well with other dogs. Poncho 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?