Vixen loves to cuddle. Ethel is ready for her forever home.

JACKSON, MI — The Jackson County Animal Shelter, 3770 Spring Arbor Road, has many pets available for adoption.

Here are two of them.

Ethel is a 2-year-old Akita who came in as a stray. She was hanging out with her sister, another Akita named Lucy, who is also available.

Ethel is friendly, house trained and knows basic commands. She walks well on a leash and loves to go outside.

Akitas form strong and loyal bonds with their owners. They are intelligent, brave and can be protective. These large dogs have a double coat and shed heavily twice a year. Ethel is a beauty with classic markings.

Vixen is a 3-year-old brown tabby cat with a white chin. She is definitely not a true ‘vixen’, but a sweet, calm and sweet girl.

Vixen has been placed with other cats and gets along well with everyone. Mostly, she just wants to be cuddled and warm in a lap on those cold days. She is petite at just under 7 pounds.

Adopting a dog requires an online application. A meet and greet with the dog is also a must. A walkthrough of the cat’s room is available to test reactions. Dog adoption fees are $150 for medium and large dogs and $250 for puppies and small dogs, which includes vaccinations, microchips and sterilization.

Cat adoption fee is $60 for one cat, $80 for two, which includes applicable tests, vaccinations and spay/neuter.

Visiting the shelter is always best, but other adoption resources include online applications. https://www.co.jackson.mi.us/2302/Our-Adoptable-Animalsfaxing or emailing 517-780-4750 animalshelter@mijackson.org.

Current shelter hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 4:30pm, Thursday from 10am to 7pm and Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

More information is available at The shelter’s Facebook page. See more pets available for adoption Petango.com.

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