Article posted Wednesday, April 11, 2012 11:19am

Both of these hopeful pets are small packages of mature affection. Nugget is a 13-year-old declawed female, petite and very affectionate. She suffers from hyperthyroidism, a chronic condition that is under control with medication. Nugget loves her wet food; she has an infallible internal clock and her meowing at noon lets the staff know to dish up lunch. The cattery staff will explain to her adopter the simple procedures to keep Nugget thriving.

Maestro came into the shelter three weeks ago, and instantly captured our hearts. He’s a scamp! A 10-year-old Pomeranian mix, Maestro wants to be with his human no matter what the activity. Because he’s irresistibly cute, this boy has had more than his share of treats so he’s on a diet at the shelter and that restraint will need to continue in his new home.

Adoption costs are $90 for cats and kittens, $150 for dogs, and $60 for puppies. All animals are vaccinated, and spayed or neutered. Dogs have had a behavioral assessment.

The Door County Humane Society, located at 3475 Park Drive (County PD) in Sturgeon Bay, is open for adoption Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon – 4 pm. For more information call 920.746.1111 or visit