Every Thursday morning at 7:15am on the Lite Rock Morning Show, the Humane Society of Ocean City brings in the new Lite Rock Pet of the Week.

If you are thinking about adding a pet to your family, please consider adopting from the Humane Society of Ocean City, a no-kill shelter recognized as one of the nation’s top ten animal shelters.

All of the animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped before adoption. All animals also receive an Alumni Card which entitles them to a 10% lifetime discount for veterinary services at the Humane Society of Ocean City clinic.

This week we met Lily" and Chewie the Dogs

Here is some information on Lily and Chewie from the Humane Society of Ocean City:

“Chewie and Lily were surrendered to the HSOC on June 21st, 2016 after their previous owner had passed away. They were in rough shape upon arrival, suffering from severe skin allergies, especially Chewie.  However, after weeks of TLC (routine bathing and a proper diet) they were healthy again and ready…and then they returned from the Beautiful Barkers grooming salon looking and feeling GREAT!!

Chewie is a Shih Tzu, about 8-9 yrs of age who actually looks like his name sake. He has some difficulty seeing and has skin allergies that require routine bathing and a special diet to maintain his good health. He is a bit aloof, but friendly enough, preferring the quite of a lap and a nap to energetic play. Chewie is Lillie’s uncle.

Lily is a Shih Tzu and Pug mix; she is adorable with her little under bite!! Lily is about 6-7 yrs of age and has lots of energy to spare playing and exploring! Lily has much less severe skin allergy than her uncle does, but she also will require routine (though less frequent) bathing and a special diet to maintain her good health. Lily is Chewie’s niece.

It would be preferred to keep the pooches together, as they have been since Lily was a wee pup, but individual adoptions are possible. As a pair they would do well in most homes having older adults with high school/college age kids or “empty-nesters”.

Chewie is a low-activity dog, not interested in lots of traveling anywhere except your lap or his bed, though he does enjoy a bit of walking if the weather is nice. He is interactive, but not real playful, and is best as an in-home companion for an older, capable owner(s). Lily has plenty of energy to run and play, however she is also quite independent and assertive, likely she will be better with no younger kids around (teens and up only). Lily enjoys playing some but mostly she loves going for walks and exploring new areas!

See the available Lite Rock Pets of the Week

If you would like to visit Lily and Chewie or need more information about any animal up for adoption at The Humane Society of Ocean City, call 609-398-9500 or stop in any day between 11a-3p.To adopt from the HSOC you will need one form of identification, which includes your name, permanent address and proof of ownership (i.e., local tax stub). If you rent, written approval from your landlord is required as well as personal identification.The adoption fee is $50.00 for cats or kittens and $85 for dogs, adults and puppies.

They accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and debit cards. Checks are accepted upon management’s approval. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, microchip if requested, free first vet exam, and all necessary vaccinations through the first year. Adoption applications are available at the shelter.

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