Pets of the week available

GREENVILLE – The Darke County Animal Shelter has many pets available for adoption. The shelter chooses pets to feature each week.

This week, the shelter selected the following:

-Julie is a 5-year-old chocolate Lab. She is brown with short hair and weighs about 70 pounds. She is a big girl and very friendly. She does know some commands. She will make a wonderful family companion and best friend. She in housebroken and is current on her shots. She is ready for adoption.

-Sparky is a 2-year-old Chihuahua mix. He is black, white and tan with short hair. He is a sweet little guy and only weighs around 8 pounds. He is a little timid when you first meet him, but after that he becomes a little lapdog. He will make a wonderful housedog and great friend. He is ready for adoption.

-Rocky is a 1 1/2-year-old Lab mix. He is white with short hair. He is a big play dog and loves to play tug of war. He knows how to sit on command and is very trainable. He will make a great country dog and has been altered. He is looking for a good home and is ready for adoption.

There also is a terrier, a Rottweiler mix and numerous other dogs, as well as cats and kittens for adoption.

The shelter hours are 8 a.m. tol 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The shelter is located at 5066 County Home Road in Greenville, and the phone number is 547-1645.

Dog licenses for 2016 are now available. They can be purchased at Greenville Ace Hardware, Birts Store in New Weston, Osgood State Bank, Versailles Ace Hardware, Patty’s IGA in Bradford, Sutton’s Super Valu in Arcanum, Farmers State Bank in New Madison, and two new locations, Marsh Hometown Market in Union City, and Ansonia Auto Parts in Ansonia. They can also be purchased at the Auditor’s Office in Greenville and the Darke County Animal Shelter.

Dog owners can get their license online at . All dogs over 3 months of age must have a license.

For more information, contact the Animal Shelter at 937-547-1645. To see the pets available, visit Also the website of the Friends of the Shelter at

Staff report