Article posted Wednesday, January 2, 2013 1:52pm


Routines are resuming for everyone as the holidays recede into happy memories. Is 2013 the year to adopt a new pet? A companion cat or dog can add another wonderful dimension to family life. This is a serious decision, and all family members are invited to come and meet the animals at the Door County Humane Society.

The Humane Society is open five days a week, including the weekend, to fit everyone’s schedule. All DCHS animals are spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and fully vaccinated. Thirty days of pet insurance is included, and may be extended at the new owner’s option.

Thoroughly modern? Perhaps Millie would disagree. This five-to-seven year old female Beagle is a shy and quiet lady. She will be happy with a routine that includes a daily stroll, and evenings close by her new family. Millie came to the shelter as a stray from Nasewaupee last month. She may have been used for breeding and did not experience a warm home or a soft bed; now she knows that those are really good things. Rachel, the kennel coordinator, said, “Millie has a tender heart, and she is awaiting her forever family.”


Linus, on the other hand, is a spirited guy. He has been at the shelter twice and is ready to get off the roller coaster. Linus was a stray, adopted, and returned when a change in living situation necessitated a surrender. He has a strong personality to match his red-orange and white longhaired coat. Linus has been a free-range lobby roamer since he rejoined the shelter population in September. He may aspire to be an alpha cat so a household without other cats would be best. It’s time that Linus had all the attention he so richly deserves.

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 to 4 pm. For more information call 920.746.1111, visit or “Like” the Door County Humane Society on Facebook.