December 14, 2017

8 criminally adorable pets available for adoption right now

The holidays can be a stressful time of year, but petting a furry friend can help calm those frayed nerves — it's science.

These pets are all available through the Michigan Humane Society and are looking for someone to give them a fur-ever home just in time for the holidays. Click their names to find out more information.

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NAME: Rojo
GENDER: Female
BREED: Domestic short hair
AGE: 6 years, 1 month
WEIGHT: 6 pounds
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: None
REASON I CAME TO MHS: Saved from a hoarder
LOCATION: PetSmart of Roseville
ID NUMBER: 859718
NAME: Rojo
GENDER: Female
BREED: Domestic short hair
AGE: 6 years, 1 month
WEIGHT: 6 pounds
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: None
REASON I CAME TO MHS: Saved from a hoarder
LOCATION: PetSmart of Roseville
ID NUMBER: 859718
NAME: Emu
GENDER: Female
BREED: Domestic short hair
AGE: 6 years
WEIGHT: 12 pounds
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: Prefers older children
REASON I CAME TO MHS: Abandoned by the shelter’s dumpster
LOCATION: Rochester Hills Center for Animal Care
ID NUMBER: 860545
NAME: Emu
GENDER: Female
BREED: Domestic short hair
AGE: 6 years
WEIGHT: 12 pounds
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: Prefers older children
REASON I CAME TO MHS: Abandoned by the shelter’s dumpster
LOCATION: Rochester Hills Center for Animal Care
ID NUMBER: 860545
NAME: Bertha
GENDER: Female
BREED: Domestic short hair
AGE: 6 years
WEIGHT: 21 pounds
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: Needs to go on a diet
REASON I CAME TO MHS: Abandoned at veterinary clinic
LOCATION: Berman Center for Animal Care in Westland
ID NUMBER: 860864
NAME: Bertha
GENDER: Female
BREED: Domestic short hair
AGE: 6 years
WEIGHT: 21 pounds
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: Needs to go on a diet
REASON I CAME TO MHS: Abandoned at veterinary clinic
LOCATION: Berman Center for Animal Care in Westland
ID NUMBER: 860864
Athena and Aphrodite
GENDER: Female
BREED: Purebred
AGE: 1 year
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: Bonded pair, so they must be adopted together
REASON I CAME TO MHS: Owner surrender
LOCATION: Berman Center for Animal Care in Westland
ID NUMBER: 861010 and 861011, respectively
Athena and Aphrodite
GENDER: Female
BREED: Purebred
AGE: 1 year
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: Bonded pair, so they must be adopted together
REASON I CAME TO MHS: Owner surrender
LOCATION: Berman Center for Animal Care in Westland
ID NUMBER: 861010 and 861011, respectively
NAME: Sasha
GENDER: Female
BREED: Dachshund mix
AGE: 4 years
WEIGHT: 25 pounds
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: Birth defect of missing eye
REASON I CAME TO MHS: Owner surrender
LOCATION: Mackey Center for Animal Care in Detroit
ID NUMBER: 861164
NAME: Sasha
GENDER: Female
BREED: Dachshund mix
AGE: 4 years
WEIGHT: 25 pounds
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: Birth defect of missing eye
REASON I CAME TO MHS: Owner surrender
LOCATION: Mackey Center for Animal Care in Detroit
ID NUMBER: 861164
NAME: Eggnog
GENDER: Female
BREED: Domestic medium hair
AGE: 10 months
WEIGHT: 7 pounds
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: A little skittish
REASON I CAME TO MHS: Homeless in Livonia
LOCATION: Mackey Center for Animal Care in Detroit
ID NUMBER: 861209
NAME: Eggnog
GENDER: Female
BREED: Domestic medium hair
AGE: 10 months
WEIGHT: 7 pounds
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: A little skittish
REASON I CAME TO MHS: Homeless in Livonia
LOCATION: Mackey Center for Animal Care in Detroit
ID NUMBER: 861209
NAME: Ace
GENDER: Male
BREED: Boxer
AGE: 7 years
WEIGHT: 45 pounds
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: None
REASON I CAME TO MHS: Transfer from another shelter
LOCATION: Petco of Sterling Heights
ID NUMBER: 861229
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NAME: Ace
GENDER: Male
BREED: Boxer
AGE: 7 years
WEIGHT: 45 pounds
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: None
REASON I CAME TO MHS: Transfer from another shelter
LOCATION: Petco of Sterling Heights
ID NUMBER: 861229 DETAILS: Click here
Sandy and Raven
GENDER: Female
BREED: Purebred Abyssinian and American, respectively
AGE: 1 year, 6 months
WEIGHT: 1 pound
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: Bonded pair, so they must be adopted together
REASON I CAME TO MHS: Owner surrender
LOCATION: Mackey Center for Animal Care in Detroit
ID NUMBER: 861425 and 861424, respectively
Sandy and Raven
GENDER: Female
BREED: Purebred Abyssinian and American, respectively
AGE: 1 year, 6 months
WEIGHT: 1 pound
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: Bonded pair, so they must be adopted together
REASON I CAME TO MHS: Owner surrender
LOCATION: Mackey Center for Animal Care in Detroit
ID NUMBER: 861425 and 861424, respectively