Swipe right on one of these furry friends this Valentine’s Day

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story included a photo that labeled the wrong dog “Dakota” and omitted the other dog. The photo has been replaced to feature both dogs, Red and Dakota. The Talisman regrets the error. 

Let’s be real, nothing is better than the relationship a human has with their pet. The endless love and affection you can receive from your furry, or scaley, friend is worth more than words could describe.

So for Valentine’s Day this year, think about making your valentine not a human but a lifelong companion instead.

Choose to swipe right on one of these loveable creatures today!

Name: Harley

Description: Male, 1 year old, American rabbit, black, neutered

Bio: #sassy

I love to explore any area I can stick my little nose in!

Veggie lover 

If you have a dog or cat, don’t worry! I get along with others super well.

We gotta get to know each other before we cuddle, OK?

(Illustration by Autumn Smith)

Name: Misty

Description: Female, 11 years old, domestic shorthair mix, spayed 

Bio: I’m an oldie, but a goodie.

I still know how to strut my stuff!

Vocal queen 

Loves scratches and tummy rubs, but please don’t hold me!


(Illustration by Madalyn Stack)

Name: Demon and China

Description: Male, 12 years old, domestic shorthair mix, black and white, neutered

female, 12 years old, domestic shorthair mix, brown and cream, spayed

Bio: Husband and wife duo alert!

We love any and all attention.

Demon loves scratches and gives the BEST kisses.

China is ready for a photo shoot all the time.

We love to snuggle with each other and hopefully you!


(Illustration by Madalyn Stack)

Name: Annie and Max

Description: Female, 13 years old, beagle mix, tan and white, spayed

male, 6 years old, beagle chihuahua short coat mix, tan and white, neutered

Bio: Waggin’ our tails back n’ forth because we’re so happy to see you!

Max is the more energetic one, he can run around for days.

Annie is more laid back and will follow her brother around.

We love scratches behind the ear, like yes, please!

Will also cuddle with you when asked.

(Illustration by Theresa Jaminet)

Name: Red and Dakota

Description: Male, 4 years old, labrador retriever and Australian cattle dog/blue heeler mix, tan and white, neutered, heartworm positive

male, 6 years old, boxer shepherd mix, brown and black, neutered

Bio: The best boys to ever exist!

We’re housebroken and know many commands.

We love to explore, so make sure you keep us on a leash outside!

We like belly rubs, running around, attention and treats.

Not a fan of cats.

(Illustration by Theresa Jaminet)


Name: The Flock (Castiel, Dean, Count, Larry, Baron and Sam)

Description: male, roosters, black and golden

Bio: Did you get my good side?

We’re very good at making a nest.

Need help waking up in the mornings? Don’t worry, we got you.

We just want to #strut right into your life.

Favorite song: “Rooster” by Alice in Chains

(Illustration by Eve Baughman)

All of these animals are available at the Bowling Green Warren County Humane Society and Hildreth Adoption Center. You can fill out an application at bgshelterpets.com or at the Humane Society and Hildreth Adoption Center. 

The Hildreth Adoption Center is located at 1924 Louisville Road. The Bowling Green Warren County Humane Society is located at 1925 River Road.