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5/9/2019 12:05:00 AM
Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
Cooper, Cotton and Wally
(Photos Courtesy Tri-County Animal Rescue)

Cooper, Cotton and Wally

(Photos Courtesy Tri-County Animal Rescue)

(Bottom Photo) Denitra Green, School Counselor at Lowell Elementary School
(Bottom Photo) Denitra Green,
School Counselor at Lowell
Elementary School

Joann M. Hager
Tri-County Animal Rescue

ALEXIS, N.C. – Tri-County Animal Rescue has this 1-year-old Wire Haired Terrier named Cooper and a 10-year-old Maltese boy named Cotton as our Pets of the Week.  Cooper weighs about 8 pounds and Cotton is about 6 pounds.  They are sweet and loving and need a forever home.  Both boys are neutered, current on vaccines and micro-chipped.  Please come meet little Cooper and Cotton this Saturday.

The Maltese dog breed is gentle and fearless.  They greet everyone as a friend.   They are known for their glamorous white coat which gives them a look of haughty nobility, but looks can be deceiving. This is a sprightly, vigorous dog who excels not only as a companion but also as a therapy dog and competitor in such dog sports as agility, obedience, rally, and tracking. But most of all, they love to be with their people.

BIG DOG Pet of the Week
Tri-County Animal Rescue Big Dog Pet of the Week is this Australian Shepherd/Labrador Retriever mix named Wally.  Wally is 1.5-years-old and weighs about 55-65 pounds.  He has lots of energy so a fenced yard is a must!  Wally loves to play and can go for hours.  He is the sweetest dog that loves kisses.  Wally thinks he is a small dog and will curl up on your lap if possible.  He has a short Aussie tail that wags non-stop.  Wally is neutered, current on vaccines and micro-chipped.  He will be looking for you this weekend!

This is an athletic dog of medium/large size and bone; it is lithe, agile and slightly longer than it is tall. Its gait is free and easy, and it must be able to change direction or speed instantly. It has a beautiful coat with medium texture and length, straight to wavy.  Frequent brushing, warm baths and thorough blow drying will help keep the hair under control. The expression is keen, intelligent and eager.

The Australian shepherd has a great deal of stamina and is loving, bold, alert, confident, independent, smart and responsive. If it doesn't get a chance to exercise and challenge its strongly developed mental and physical activities, it is apt to become frustrated and difficult to live with. With proper exercise and training, it is a loyal, utterly devoted and obedient companion. It is reserved with strangers and has a protective nature. It may try to herd children and small animals by nipping.

Please come out to our adoption event this weekend.  If you are looking for an addition to your family, please come out and meet our pets this weekend.  We have many available pets at the Gastonia PetSmart located at 3698 East Franklin Boulevard this Saturday noon to 6 p.m.

Denitra Green, the School Counselor at Lowell Elementary School, recently stopped by PetSmart in Gastonia to deliver a donation from the Student Council.  All of us at Tri-County Animal Rescue want to thank all the students and staff of Lowell Elementary School for their support of the animals in our care.  We thank them so much for all they do to help our animals!

About Tri-County Animal Rescue --- Tri-County Animal Rescue is a non-profit organization serving Lincoln, Gaston and other surrounding counties. We are committed to ending pet homelessness in this area and we need your continued support.  If you cannot adopt a pet, then support Tri-County in other ways. We need volunteers and donations to continue our mission of finding homes for these unwanted animals. Please help Tri-County Animal Rescue continue to save pets by adopting your next pet this weekend?  Our “needs” list includes:  towels, Clorox, laundry detergent, paper towels, dry dog food and dry cat food. For more information, call 704.263.2444, send an email to, visit us on the web at or on FaceBook at Tri-County Animal Rescue.  Donations can be sent to Tri-County Animal Rescue, PO Box 483, Alexis, NC  28006.

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