Pet of the Week: Laid-back Fauna’s looking for her forever home


CULLMAN – Cullman County Animal Shelter volunteer Donna Ruttkay introduces The Cullman Tribune’s Pet of the Week, whom she described as “my new best friend.”

Fauna’s a 4-year-old Golden Retriever/Anatolian Shepherd mix who arrived at the shelter badly malnourished, but she’s made a healthy recovery.  She has a good appetite now, and Ruttkay is confident that “she will be thin no more.”

Fauna’s a seriously laid-back, low-energy pet who could have a good future as a companion, comfort or therapy dog.  She’s great on a leash, enjoys the outdoors and cherishes the attention and approval of her human.

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.

Fauna’s adoption fee is $90, which includes: DHLPP vaccine, Bordetella vaccines, rabies vaccine, wormer, general exam at the vet, spaying, microchip, a free 30-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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