PET OF THE WEEK: Help Melody sing a happy song


CULLMAN – The Cullman County Animal Shelter’s Donna Ruttkay introduces us to The Cullman Tribune’s Pet of the Week.

Melody is a 6-month-old mixed breed dog with a little terrier in her.  She’s a low- to medium-energy pet who is submissive to people. When she first came to the shelter, she was timid about going outside, but she has taken to her leash and enjoys taking a walk, as long as she can stay close by her human’s side.  And, despite her name, Melody’s a quiet dog and not much of a noise-making barker. Overall, she has the potential to become an excellent companion or comfort pet.

Animal shelter staff and volunteers work with their dogs to make sure they are accustomed to being around people, walking on a leash and practicing good behavior.  Several of the shelter’s dogs have even been “hired” recently to work as special needs service dogs.

Melody’s adoption fee is $90, which includes: DHLPP vaccine, Bordetella vaccines, rabies vaccine, wormer, general exam at the vet, neutering, microchip, free 45-day health insurance policy issued by 24PetWatch (with valid email only) and a free bag of food from Cullman Pet Depot (you must pay sales tax).

Please consider adopting to give a rescued pet a chance at a happy and healthy life.

Contact the Cullman County Animal Shelter at 256-734-5448 or visit them at 935 Convent Road NE. Reach them by email at

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