Pets of the Week February 25, 2013

He’s as perennially pleasing as the go-to jeans that share his name, with one defining difference — our 3-year-old American Staffordshire mix “Levi” loves you back — so much so that his exultant greeting includes dancing in circles at your feet, before presenting his back for a heavenly scratch. Levi was found stray but he’s so beautifully socialized he must have had a family; his world’s full of exciting new friends, young and old, people and other dogs alike, all are welcome to the 24/7 smile and wag he wears so well. Levi’s full grown and no bigger than medium-sized, an innocent young boy and natural ambassador whose kisses are eager and gentle at once; he’s smart, cooperative and attentive, an inside dog with outside privileges who’ll play for hours and proudly show you off on a leash. If lavish affection’s the kind you want Levi’s the fit for you; meet him and marvel at just how good friendship can feel.

Lift him and you’ll see the word “pint” doesn’t apply; our “Guinness” is a magnificent Maine Coon/mix, one of the most popular breeds in the world, prized as “gentle giants” for their impressive size, keen intelligence, loving ways and enduring loyalty. Three-year-old Guinness is a stout companion with a frothy purr, a gloriously thick ruff, and an extensive vocabulary of chattering, chirping and fascinating meow-words, (another Maine Coon trait); he’s convivial as heck with humans young and old, leaning into you to offer a tender head butt and a poignant face rub, and he’s relaxed around other pets too. “Stray” seems an impossible descriptor for Guinness but there it is; in truth he’s the housecat of the century, a companion brimming with personality who you’ll be proud to call your own. Hanging out in bars doesn’t suit Guinness; he’s at Petsmart. See why Maine Coons inspire such passion, and how giddy you’ll feel when dear Guinness pours out his heart and soul just for you.

The Greenwood Humane Society is a not-for-profit organization committed to the compassionate care and protection of animals.

Their purpose is to give sanctuary to abandoned, abused, and neglected animals, provide education to the public on responsible and humane pet ownership, encourage the public to spay and neuter their pets by providing low cost surgery, and encourage adoptions of those animals placed in their care.

Their adoption center is open Monday through Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm est.

Visit their website at to see these and other available pets.

864-942-8775 (Shelter Adoption Area)
864-223-2498 (Spay/Neuter Clinic)