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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

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Tennis balls, squeaky toys, rope, plush toys, Kongs -- you name it, she loves it.
Tennis balls, squeaky toys, rope, plush toys, Kongs -- you name it, she loves it.
With every adoption, WHS offers prizes ranging from adoption fee discounts to a totally waived adoption fee.
With every adoption, WHS offers prizes ranging from adoption fee discounts to a totally waived adoption fee.
The Wisconsin Humane Society hopes to place 800 homeless animals into loving homes during December.
The Wisconsin Humane Society hopes to place 800 homeless animals into loving homes during December.

Wisconsin Humane Society Pet of the Week: Shilo

Shilo is a 1-year-old Labrador retriever mix with stunning brown eyes and the shiniest coat you've ever seen. She's an energetic, happy-go-lucky girl who lives to play. Tennis balls, squeaky toys, rope, plush toys, Kongs -- you name it, she loves it. The one thing she's serious about is treats, which means she'll likely be a pleasure to train when given a treat as an incentive. Lucky you.

The Wisconsin Humane Society encourages you to come down to the shelter to meet Shilo -- as well as all the animals available for adoption. In fact, WHS will be open on Christmas Eve. In a previous blog, I told you about "Home for the Holidays," the promotion going on at WHS throughout the month of December. In keeping with the spirit of compassion this season, the Wisconsin Humane Society hopes to place 800 homeless animals into loving homes during December.

With every adoption, WHS offers prizes ranging from adoption fee discounts to a totally waived adoption fee. Every adopter will have a chance to draw a prize from Santa's hat. Although fees for adult cats are already waived, people adopting these experienced cats can draw for a prize, too. Those prizes range from gift certificates for the Animal Antics store to generous cat kits with all sorts of goodies perfect for welcoming a new companion into your home.

Also, during this busy holiday season, WHS wants to remind animal guardians that the frigid winter can be downright dangerous for dogs. Check out cold weather tips on their Web site at wihumane.org/news/WHS-PressRelease-coldweathersafety.aspx. 

Riley would do best in a home without small children.
Riley would do best in a home without small children.
He's silly, fun-loving and would adore guardians who can help channel his energy toward rewarding activities and challenging adventures.
He's silly, fun-loving and would adore guardians who can help channel his energy toward rewarding activities and challenging adventures.
And he'll eagerly stop a bout of play for a good tummy rub.
And he'll eagerly stop a bout of play for a good tummy rub.
As if all that weren't enough, Riley has a luxurious, soft coat that looks like spun gold.
As if all that weren't enough, Riley has a luxurious, soft coat that looks like spun gold.

Wisconsin Humane Society Pet of the Week: Riley

Riley is an 11-month-old purebred golden retriever. Aside from being incredibly handsome, Riley is also quite smart ... so smart that he would do best with an experienced guardian who will use positive reinforcement to fulfill Riley's need to learn and to explore.

Riley would do best in a home without small children. He hasn't had much training and is so energetic that he likes to greet everyone with a big hug and kiss. He's silly, fun-loving and would adore guardians who can help channel his energy toward rewarding activities and challenging adventures. And he'll eagerly stop a bout of play for a good tummy rub.

My contact at the Humane Society said she took Riley out for an extra walk today and he loved the snow. Tunneled through it like a rocket, in fact.

As if all that weren't enough, Riley has a luxurious, soft coat that looks like spun gold.

If you're looking for a wintertime friend who'll romp in the snow one minute and then cuddle in the great indoors the next, stop in and meet Riley.