Black cat

Today’s Featured Friday Pet is Elden!

Black cat

We’re all big fans of housepanthers here at BHRS, and the lovely Elden is no exception. Elden ended up at our county shelter as a stray, so we don’t have any back story on his previous life, but we’ve been enjoying watching him come out of his shell! Good things DO come to those who wait, and after 6 weeks in our care Elden is just starting to show off his lovely personality; and during his stint as foster kitty at Business Adoption Ambassador Wild Birds Unlimited, has started to gain some much needed confidence.

A perfect kitty for a quiet home, Elden is shy and undemanding, but is bubbling with some serious lap cat and goofball potential. He reportedly enjoys “assisting” staff with administrative work, and has recently developed a love affair with the office computer’s fishy screen saver. Lately, he’s even been so bold as to hop up on laps for a brief cuddle before returning to his cozy bed. He has also been enjoying being gently held while the staff takes him on nice walks around the store.

We imagine an indoor home with lots of windows would be a dream come true for this gentle boy. If you have a heart for shy cats and enjoy the deep bond they so often create with their people, then we encourage you to visit with Elden! He doesn’t seem to mind other cats and should be fine with other peaceful felines. Since Elden has been in our care over two weeks, his adoption fee is discounted! Please stop by Wild Birds Unlimited in Hendersonville and ask to meet Elden!

White puttie mix puppy with scattered brown pots stands looking at camera with tongue out

Today’s Featured Friday Pet is Arlo!

White puttie mix puppy with scattered brown pots stands looking at camera with tongue out

Arlo is our current collective crush and for good reason! This 9 month old puppy is a equal parts old soul and total ham, a winning combination that’s impossible not love. Though he’s a bit nervous with new people at first, just a little sweet talking or a couple treats is enough to bring out his true sunny, irresistible lovebug personality. His chunky cheeks beg for gentle squeezes, and his penchant for doling out kisses and gentle hugs to his trusted friends make his initial shyness well worth the patience. Arlo came from a home with two other dogs his age, and would be eager to have a doggy friend to play with. Smart and very eager to please, Arlo already has mastered his “sit” and should be a fun dog to continue training! Recently, he had the good fortune of spending a long weekend in a foster home, where his Very Good Boy status was officially confirmed – we’ll let his fosters tell it best:

“He walks well on the leash and is a real cuddle bug. He definitely knows his name and he will come most of the time. He really is appearing to be just the sweetest puppy in a big dog body. He definitely seems comfortable being in a home, he doesn’t bark much unless there’s something strange going on outside, and we’re working on potty training and crate training. He also doesn’t have a ton of go-go-go, more laid back with periods of being excited and playing. He is definitely a sensitive boy who just wants to do good and be a happy silly puppy.”

Being a bit of a shy guy, we think Arlo would do best in a quieter home with either only adults or older kids past the screaming stage. Other than that, we think this sweet pup would fit in with almost anyone willing to give him a chance to show them what a fantastic dog he really is! Arlo is now back at our adoption center, and we encourage you to stop by to meet him (and just try not to fall in love)! Please share for Arlo!

White dog with brown markings laying on the ground against a humans leg getting pets

Today’s Featured Pet is Roo!

White dog with brown markings laying on the ground against a humans leg getting pets

Today we want to introduce you to Roo! Little Roo was abandoned at a dog park and found by good Samaritans that acted quickly after finding a sweet, skinny dog in need. Since Roo came to us in an unconventional way, we have no previous home information on her, but her foster family reports that she is great with their kids and is quickly learning basic commands. Now that Roo can officially be met with we hope she doesn’t have to wait long to find a home that she deserves. She is a playful little girl that would probably love an active family or at least a yard to do some zoomies in. We also could imagine Roo curled up beside you in bed if you let her (which you better) but just make sure she’s all tucked in. Roo is hard to not love and she never has a gray sky in her world. Thanks to Nicole and her family for giving Roo an amazing foster home and care to get her ready for her new family!
Please consider meeting with Roo, she’s had quite the journey before meeting you!