Pets In Need A photot essay by mackenzie wright


Lyric is a one year old boxer pit bull mix who is very affectionate. While tanning might not be her strong suit she is very cuddly and loves to give kisses. She loves to play and go on walks so she would do best in active homes. She is very outgoing but can be a little nervous when getting use to new surroundings. She would need a home without children under the age of 12 and should meet any other dogs before going home with someone. Lyric deserves a home as lovable as she is.


Birdie has been at NEHS since January. She is 4 years old and is a chow chow Labrador retriever mix. She is a little bashful but with positive reinforcement and some training she can start warming up to people more quickly. Since she is part chow chow she loves to be with her people and doesn’t want to share, so its best of she is the only dog in the house. Children should also be closer to their teens since young kids can be too overwhelming. She loves to be the queen of the house. She really needs a family that truly understands the personality traits of a chow chow. This queen needs to find her kingdom.

Jax and Lily

Jax and Lily are a package deal. While they are both senior dogs they both deserve a loving home to live out the rest of their days. Jax is a 15 year old parson tussle terrier mix and lily is a 9 year old Weimaraner. Lily is a teacher’s pet when it comes to learning new tricks. Jax likes to go on short walks form time to time. Senior dogs are often overlooked because people see them as a liability, but that is far from the truth. These two have each other, but they still need to find their family


Bella is a 7 year old German shepard who will do best in a home that isn’t super busy. She can get a little anxious and worried if there is a lot going on so all kids must be over 12. If her future family has some German shepard eperience it would greatly help her. Bella is a sweetheart and she can’t wait to find her forever home.


Arly is a 6 month old Australian cattle dog mix and is very intelligent. He loves to go on walks and do fun activities. Like all cattle dogs, his herding instincts may show up sometimes. He might nip at ankles in attempt to herd things that are running around so smaller dogs or cats might not work well with him. He is still very active an smart dog with lots of love to give.

Butter and Breadbasket

Butter and breadbasket are siblings so they should go to the same home. They are 3 years old and have been at NEHS for 3 months. They require an adult only home and are not declawed. They have a lot of love to give and deserve a forever home.

Biscuit and Gravy

The Humane Society also has a variety of smaller pets too. At the moment there are many turtles like Biscuit and Gravy. There are lots of people who buy turtles for their children because they have been given false information. People are told that the turtles will only grow to the size of their container but in reality they can get as big a dinner plate. As a result of people impulsively buying them, they end up at animal shelters. Turtles can make wonderful pets but should be kept in the proper conditions.

Blu and Kiwi

Blu and Kiwi are both 1 year old female parakeets that should go to the same home. Many animals at the Humane Society have bonded so they are sold as a 2 for 1 deal. Blu and Kiwi are very beautiful birds and are very intelligent. They require lots of toys for stimulation. The should be handled often so they can bond with their future family. They aren’t a very high maintenance bird but still need attention and lots of love.

There are many other animals not included in this photo essay who deserve to find their forever homes. If you are interested in adopting a pet, remember to do the research and make sure you can properly take care of an animal.

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