There are many advantages to owning a pet and three words, companionship, love, and affection, are commonly used by pet owners when talking about their furry friend. If you aren't currently a pet owner, adopt a pet and you'll find yourself using these words, too.

Adopting a pet from a shelter like Roice-Hurst Humane Society will give you someone to care for who will enthusiastically and unconditionally return the affection and love you give them.

Right now, Roice-Hurst Humane Society has plenty of dogs and cats of all different ages and breeds so finding the right pet to adopt is as easy as visiting the shelter at 362 28 Road. They're open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Let's get to know a little bit about three of the dogs eager to find a permanent home.

  • Dexter

    7-Year-Old Retriever, Labrador Mix

    Dexter is a lovable dog and would enjoy living with a family who has children who want to play and be active with him. He's lived with other dogs, but an introduction to other family dogs before an adoption is recommended. Dexter loves to be outside and will need a secure yard to keep him safe.

    Courtesy Roice-Hurst Humane Society
  • Pumpkin

    5-Month-Old Chihuahua, Short Coat Mix

    Pumpkin is a sweet little puppy with a lot of energy packed into a small dog. He'll be shy and skittish when he first meets you. Show Pumpkin you'll love him and he'll come out of his shell and love you right back. He's also at just the right age to start obedience training.

    Courtesy Roice-Hurst Humane Society
  • Lupe

    2-Year-Old-Australian Cattel Dog/Pointer

    Lupe is a Hurricane Harvey rescue and is looking for a fresh start with a new home. He was recently diagnosed with heartworm and is currently in a foster home while undergoing treatment. Lupe has been through a lot so he'd enjoy a home that's generally quiet and calm. However, he also likes to stay active by running and playing then relax by snuggling up with you. To meet Lupe call 970-434-7337 to make an appointment to see him.

    Courtesy Roice-Hurst Humane Society