Door County Humane Society’s Featured Pets

Bill and Claudia

REESES: Chocolate brown with eyebrows the color of peanut butter, what else could this girl be called but “Reeses?” However, when this Doberman mix arrived at the shelter on the bitterly cold morning of January 5, there was nothing sweet about her condition. This young dog was in extreme distress. She was found huddled in the snow in the old K-Mart parking lot in severe pain from a shattered hip. After arrival at the Door County Humane Society, she was immediately rushed to a local veterinarian.


Reeses’ left hip is shattered beyond repair. She was in such agony and so emaciated that for the past three months the staff at the humane society has just been easing her pain while encouraging her appetite with special food. Reeses has a special, very cozy bed right next to the kennel coordinator’s desk. She’s quiet and calm, but likes to see what’s going on with the staff, volunteers, and other dogs. Finally, she has recovered enough strength that the next step can be taken…amputation of her left rear leg.

The Door County Humane Society will pay for this procedure because we believe in this dog with all our hearts (of course a donation toward expenses would be much appreciated!). We are looking for just the right person/people to invest emotionally in her recovery and future. She must go to a family where someone is home most of the time. Is yours the home where this trusting and affectionate dog will finally find the love she deserves but has missed for so long?

DOMINICO: Here’s a little gray stray from Sturgeon Bay with a tale to tell. Brought in on December 4, this male cat was shivering and hopelessly matted. The warmth of his shelter bed, and continuously available food and water helped Dominico understand he was in a safe place at last. We trimmed his long hair and made him presentable for his first vet exam. At that time, a nasal polyp (soft growth in the lining of the sinuses) was found. Although he can live just fine without it being removed, Dominico may be more susceptible to upper respiratory infections. However, he has been just fine for the past three months here at the shelter. Your vet could give you an estimate of the cost of polyp removal. Cute as can be, Dominico loves laps and belly rubs. He’s been neutered, feline leukemia tested, and had a rabies shot. His tail is fuzzy, and his formerly long hair is growing back. To meet this guy is to be enchanted.


The Door County Humane Society, located at 3475 Park Drive (County PD) in Sturgeon Bay, is open for adoption on Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat. and Sun. from noon – 4 pm. For more information call 746.1111 or visit

**Piggly Wiggly and Econo Foods will be hosting Shopping Days to benefit the Door County Humane Society on Saturday, March 21 from 10 am – noon.**