Four Paws mutts looking for forever homes

| August 15, 2016


COSHOCTON – Four Paws in Coshocton has about 17 lovable mutts waiting for their forever home.

One of the dogs hoping to find a home is Saint, a very mellow 2-year-old Schnauzer and Terrier mix who is available for adoption.

“She is so affectionate,” said Shirley Newman, dog manager at Four Paws. “She doesn’t chase kitties, is fine with her neighbor dog and does real good when we are outside.”

They also have a mom and dad and three of their puppies that are Chihuahua and Shih Tzu mix. Newman and Assistant Dog Manager Shari Valentine said they were all severely matted when they came into Four Paws, but Shampoodles did an amazing job grooming them.



One of their puppies is a year to a year and a half old little gray colored girl named Baby Face.

Baby Face is still a little nervous and needs someone who can spend lots of time with her.

“She needs spoiled and loved,” Newman said. “I’m not saying she wasn’t loved, but she needs fed and groomed too.”

Her sister Gi Gi, who is around the same age, also was a little fearful when they first arrived.

“They all have really good personalities,” Newman said. “We just don’t know how much they were handled, but they were definitely underfed.”

Another dog with a wonderful temperament is Honey.



The 2-year-old pit and lab mix, however, has some anxiety issues and might do better with someone who was home more often.

“She also might do better being the only dog because she needs attention, but later she might be ok if another one was brought in,” Newman said. “We also know she has had multiple litters and doesn’t do so well with male dogs.”

Honey does well with her kennel and loves to be close to people.

“She just needs someone to work with her and teach her that life is safe,” Newman said.

Another sweetheart is a Chihuahua mix named Roscoe.

Gi Gi

Gi Gi

“He is an owner surrender,” Newman said. “His owner knew she couldn’t take care of him and wanted to find him a good home.”

Roscoe is between seven months and a year old and has a lot of energy.

“He might calm down after he has someplace to run and play,” Newman said. “He’s just an energetic little guy.”

Both Newman and Valentine encourage people to come in and pick out their own dog and not let someone else do it for them and to really consider their lifestyle before adopting.

“Before we finalize an adoption we want to know it’s going to be a forever home,” Valentine said. “A lot of people give up too easy, but a good dog is like a good kid, they have to be taught.”

Baby Face

Baby Face

Four Paws also is looking for responsible volunteers to help with duties such as cleaning kennels and cat crates, walking dogs and brushing them. For more information on how you can help or to find out how to adopt a dog or cat, call 740-575-4519.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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