December 7, 2022

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Precious, Rocky are ready to graduate at the top of their shelter class

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 June is here, and that means graduation season! Students from kindergarten to college are preparing to take the next step in their life’s journey, while parents are proudly planning parties. With so much chatter about graduating around the shelter, the pets, of course, decided they wanted to take part in the excitement.

Pets of the Week: Precious and Rocky

Pets of the Week: Precious and Rocky

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Precious is excited to receive her liberal arts degree in Politi-cat Science, with a concentration in Creative Cuddling. This is particularly meaningful for Precious, an adult learner who aced her courses at the shelter. Thirteen-year-old Precious is just, well, as her name implies, precious!

"I'm sure I aced my Purring exam- I'm fluent!" -Precious

“I’m sure I aced my Purring exam- I’m fluent!” -Precious

This adorable senior gal just loves people and attention. She adores being petted, especially around her head and neck. Precious isn’t much for extra-curricular activities, like playing with toys, as she’d rather sit by the window and watch the world go by. Precious loves being comfy and cozy, whether she’s curled up in bed or on a lap. As long as she has her human friends by her side, Precious is a happy gal!  Check out Precious receiving pets from her volunteer pal in her adorable YouTube video (Search: FriendsofBCAS on YouTube).

Unfortunately, Precious’ family, whom she had lived with her entire life, felt she needed too much attention and she was surrendered to the shelter. Precious didn’t live with young children or other pets, but was very good with the teens and adults in the home.

Now that Precious has her degree, she’s ready to leave dorm life behind and begin her new career as the professional lap cat. Will you consider Precious’ application?

Because of her age, Precious’ adoption fee has been prepaid by the Friends of the Burlington County Animal Shelter ‘Save A Senior’ program. Submit an adoption application online through the Burlington County Animal Shelter’s Petango page (petango.com, enter the shelter’s zip code of 08060, then go to the shelter page and click on Precious’ picture), then call the shelter at 609-265-5073 (ext. 4) to set up a meeting.

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Athletic and outgoing Rocky is known as the BDOC- Big Dog on Campus! This three-year-old boy is a multi-sport athlete and has lettered in walking, hiking, and ball playing. Despite being an elite athlete, Rocky is very down to earth and friendly with people.

"I think my yearbook photo turned out great!" -Rocky

“I think my yearbook photo turned out great!” -Rocky

Rocky considered going pro after graduation, but has decided he’d rather be a family dog instead. His ideal family will be as active as he is, and take him on lots of long walks and runs. Rocky would love to have a fenced in yard so he can chase his toys and stay in playing shape. Rocky’s playstyle can be a little rough, so a home without young children would be best.

Check out Rocky enjoying some outdoor time, with plenty of pets, in his YouTube video.

Rocky is a lovable boy who can’t wait to smother his new family in doggy kisses and tail wags. Can Rocky be your valedictorian?

Submit an adoption application online through the Burlington County Animal Shelter’s Petango page (petango.com, enter the shelter’s zip code of 08060, then go to the shelter page and click on Rocky’s picture), then call the shelter at 609-265-5073 (ext. 4) to set up a meeting.

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Interested in adopting? 

To meet your match in person, call the Burlington County Animal Shelter to schedule an appointment to walk through the shelter and view adoptable pets.

The shelter is now open from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, no appointment needed. 

Adopters can also submit an adoption application online, before visiting the shelter, and then make an appointment.

The Burlington County Animal Shelter is located at 35 Academy Drive in

Westampton. To submit an adoption application, visit petango.com or call 609-265-5073‬ and choose option 4 to set up an appointment. For more information, visit co.burlington.nj.us.

This article originally appeared on Burlington County Times: Pets of the Week: Senior cat Precious, active dog Rocky ready to graduate