Pet of the Week: Cut loose with Ivy!

(Photo courtesy of Cullman County Animal Shelter) 

CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Animal Shelter has love to spare these days, so Donna Ruttkay shares a bonus Cullman Tribune Pet of the Week: 

Ivy is an 8-12monthold terrier/hound mix. She’s a lively-but-not-crazy, mediumenergy pet who, sadly, has spent most of her short life tied up, but has made enormous strides in developing social skills like walking politely on her leash and controlling her excitement when she sees her folks coming. Her rehabilitation is moving forward nicely. 

Ivy cherishes human companionship. She loves to play in the kiddie pool, carrying around her ball and hanging out in the shelter office. Ruttkay calls her “a delightful, raw ball of clay whose potential is endless.”  

Ivy has the makings of a good therapy, companion or hiking dog. 

Ivy’s adoption fee is $100 which includes DHLPP vaccine, Bordetella vaccines, rabies vaccine, wormer, general exam at the vet, spaying, microchip, 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). 

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 canine friends have even been “hired” to work as therapy and special needs service dogs. 

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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