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Pet of the Week: Simon and Sasha are ready for adoption

Simon says… he is ready to find a home where he can play and find companionship. This 5-month-old terrier mix weighs about 15 pounds and shouldn’t get much bigger. He is good-natured and obviously very sweet. Simon 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)

Simon says… he is ready to find a home where he can play and find companionship. This 5-month-old terrier mix weighs about 15 pounds and shouldn’t get much bigger. He is good-natured and obviously very sweet. Simon 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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Sasha may be tiny right now, but this Husky mix will grow to a a hearty adult who will need lots of room to play. At 6 weeks of age, Sasha and her four sisters were brought into the Rockdale County Animal Shelter. She will grow to about 50 pounds and would be a good addition for just about any family. Sasha is not quite housebroken, but she is up to date on her shots. Sasha 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?