Pet of the Week, Dec. 7, 2021: Meet Shimmy
Shimmy is a 2-year-old female terrier mix who really lives up to her name and is waiting for her forever home at the Humane Society of West Alabama.
She’s a bouncy, happy girl with a smooth tan and white coat and a muscular but full-grown 35-pound build.
This pup was pulled from the Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter, where she’d been picked up by Animal Control and was stuck for more than a month without anyone claiming her.
This is an active dog with a lot of energy, but once she gets her wiggles out she’s an ace at receiving all the love and attention she craves. She’ll make a wonderful workout partner because she’s strong, but she needs a little leash training.
She’s probably too active for apartment living, and will require a fenced-in yard so she can run around and play safely. Shimmy loves her people too much to be an outside-only dog, though, so prepare a spot on the couch for this cuddle-bug.
Children 10 and older are appropriate companions for Shimmy, but younger children may find themselves overwhelmed by her energy. She’s tested well with other dogs, but HSWA advises a trial adoption to be sure both pups get along.
Shimmy is learning crate training, is up to date on vet care, is spayed, heartworm negative and comes microchipped. Her adoption fee is $75.
If you’re interested in adopting Shimmy or any of the other animals available at the Humane Society of West Alabama, you can read more about the adoption process right here.
Pet of the Week sponsor Tuscaloosa Toyota is placing bins around their dealership so anyone who’s interested in donating to HSWA can stop by and drop off dog or cat food or supplies.