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Pet of the Week: Find Casey a Forever Home

Pet of the Week: Casey
Posted at 10:00 AM, Dec 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-15 05:01:52-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- Meet our Pet of the Week, Casey.

Casey is a 7-year old Airedale Terrier and Bernese Mountain Dog.

She was featured as a Pet of the Week before and was adopted, but the family wasn't the right fit.

Volunteers say, "Casey's had a rough year, but in spite of the hardships she's faced, this kooky, sweet girl doesn't seem to mind one bit. She came to us in August after her owner needed to move into an assisted living facility. It was quickly discovered that she had heartworms and bilateral hip dysplasia, but none of that seemed to slow down this incredibly spry, energetic dog. She's been in a foster home for much of the time she's been a shelter dog, and she's PERFECT in a home. She's housebroken, walks great on a leash, doesn't bark, loves to snuggle, and would make the PERFECT family pet.

Her hips don't seem to bother her a bit, and she recently tested NEGATIVE for heartworms! She is tolerant of other dogs for short periods, but prefers to be an only child in her home environment. She's always been an only child, and she sees no reason to change things now. All she wants is to find a new home before the new year."

Casey has already been spayed and is heartworm negative.

To learn more about all of the animals available for adoption, click here.  

You can catch our Pet of the Week every Tuesday morning at 6:30 on WTXL Sunrise.

This weekend the shelter is hosting a special adoption event: May the Fur Be With You! Adoption fees on all animals will be waived.

May the Fur Be With You is Saturday, December 19 from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, December 20 from 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

For more information, follow the shelter on Facebook.

Also at the Tallahassee Animal Service Center, the Animal Angel Tree is on display.

The tree is decorated with special ornaments that lists things the shelter needs to provide medical care for the animals. You can then donate to cover the cost, and keep your special ornament.

It includes services like flea prevention for $10; kitten and puppy formula for $25; dog and cat spays and neuters for $25 - $50; or  you can be a heartworm treatment sponsor for $100.

Over the past two years, the Animal Angel Tree has brought in more than $20,000.

The tree is up through New Year's Day.