Pet of the Week: Dixie needs a forever home


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

Dixie is described by Ruttkay as “an introverted blue heeler” close to 2 years old.  She’s a sweet and very submissive low-energy pet who would make a great companion or comfort dog.  She’s good on the leash and will stay close by her human’s side when walking. She’ll even get in your lap if you let her!

Ruttkay says that Dixie is a “real people dog!”

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” to work as special needs service dogs.

Dixie’s adoption fee is $90, which includes: DHLPP vaccine, Bordetella vaccines, rabies vaccine, wormer, general exam at the vet, spaying, 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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