‘Elroy’ is Billings’ Featured Adoptable Dog and He’s a Real Sweetheart
Pet owners will tell you they "fell in love with him/her" at first sight, and that's how you'll feel about this week's featured pet from Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter. His name is Elroy and he's a real sweetheart.
Slightly on the shy side, Elroy warmed up quickly when he entered our studios on the 23rd floor this week. Derek Wulf, Humane Education Coordinator at Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter, said the dog tried to cuddle on his lap during the car ride to the radio station. He's not a large dog (I would say medium-ish, at just 34 pounds), but he's a little too big for the average-sized lap.
Listed as a Border Collie mix, Elroy is currently a little thin. His new forever humans could certainly bulk him up with plenty of treats. He is approximately one year old, bright, affectionate, and will probably do well with respectful children and other pets.
Collies are working dogs and Elroy would appreciate someone willing to spend proper time with him to keep him busy. The American Kennel Club describes the breed,
A remarkably bright workaholic, the Border Collie is an amazing dog, maybe a bit too amazing for owners without the time, energy, or means to keep it occupied. These energetic dogs will settle down for cuddle time when the workday is done.
Elroy is neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, and is ready to adopt today at Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter. Check out his bio and browse all the dogs and cats currently available at the shelter HERE.
Unplanned kitty pregnancy?
Switching gears from dogs to cats, if you have a momma kitty that had an unplanned litter of kittens, YVAS is currently offering a Single Momma Special. For just $70 they will spay your female cat and handle all of the medical care for the kittens. You'll act as a temporary foster home for mama and babies, while YVAS provides bi-weekly check-ups & vaccinations for the kittens. Once the kittens reach eight weeks of age, you will bring everyone into the shelter to be spayed/neutered. They'll find loving homes for the kittens and mom goes back home with you. Call the shelter at 406-294-7387 for more info.