Our wonderful Tri-Cities Animal Shelter Pet of the Week is as sweet as his name...Peanut Brittle.  PB is an 8-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier with a true heart of gold.  Peanut Brittle's gentle eyes tell the story of a dog who has seen a lot in his life, yet his love for humans is undiminished.

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If you couldn't tell by the photo, Peanut Brittle is a lover, not a fighter.   His journey brought him to the Animal Shelter on May 19th, 2024, when Animal Control responded to a call about a large, supposedly aggressive dog in Pasco. What they found was Peanut Brittle, surrounded by elderly ladies who were feeding him sausages!

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It's thought this happy guy was cared for by someone who may not know PB is at the Animal Shelter.  It's a reminder to make sure your pets are microchipped and your contact information is up to date.

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That's especially important with 4th of July just around the corner as many dogs, scared due to the loud noise of fireworks, find their way away from their homes.

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Ideal for a home where daily activities are more relaxed, Peanut Brittle enjoys short morning strolls and lounging on the couch sharing snacks. A grassy yard to patrol would be his paradise, and while his compatibility with other dogs isn't completely known, he's calm amidst the bustling kennels and walks like a gentleman on a leash.

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The adoption process is straightforward: just bring a valid I.D. and $50. All shelter animals, including Peanut Brittle, are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped, ready to join loving homes. Feel free to drop by Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm; no appointment necessary to meet our animals. You can also view them on the TCAS website at www.animalsheltertc.com.

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To prepare yourself for a potential incident, always keep your vet's phone number handy, along with an after-hours clinic you can call in an emergency. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center also has a hotline you can call at (888) 426-4435 for advice.

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