Article posted Thursday, October 3, 2013 2:13pm


When she was found along Zirbel Road, Martini already was in the family way. She had a warm, cozy birthing box ready for her when the time came, and she was an attentive mom. Martini is a young cat, probably 2 years old, and strikingly colored. The contrast of orange/black markings with bright green eyes makes her a memorable cat. Martini often can be seen on the middle perch of the cat tree in cat colony #2, calmly taking in all the activity around her.

It’s hard when you are a small, shy dog for visitors to understand it’ll just take a few minutes for you to feel comfortable and then reveal your true personality. Mickey, the 2- to 3-year-old male Chihuahua mix, has that dilemma. As our kennel coordinator Rachel Asher says, “Mickey is a joyful and cuddly guy, and he adores car rides.” Mickey knows when it’s getting to be noontime, and looks forward to riding with Asher on lunch pick-ups, and he even flirts with the girls in the drive-up window.


Mickey was one of two dogs tossed out of a car on Mathey Road just before the Fourth of July; he is the longest resident dog at the shelter because of his initial timidity.

The two-for-one cat adoption special of $90 is still under way, and the dog adoption fee is $150. All animals are spayed/neutered, fully vaccinated and microchipped.

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