Pets Unleashed

Looking to adopt a dog? Meet Smokie, Pet of Week at Meridian shelter

If you’re looking for a high-energy dog who is as sweet as she looks, Smokie may be your girl.

The 1-year-old Border Collie-Australian Shepherd mix is a working dog — so she needs a family that can keep her busy and out of trouble. She already knows many commands, including sit, shake and come, but she’s still working on house training.Smokie 3

Smokie, who is a medium-sized dog (less than 60 pounds), would rather play games with you than play with toys. She walks well on a lead and maintains eye contact.

Shelter staff recommend that she go to a home that has no small dogs or cats. Want to meet Smokie, call the shelter to schedule a play date, 794-0944.


If you go

The shelter is open seven days a week. Hours are: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday-Monday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, and 2 p.m.-6 p.m Fridays, or by appointment (794-0944). The cost is $85 for dogs, $95 for puppies, and that includes spay/neuter and vaccination. The shelter, supported by 50 volunteers, promotes adoptions through its Facebook and its Web site,

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