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SPCA of Hancock County

141 Bar Harbor Rd , Trenton, ME, 04605

Shelter Description

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Hancock County (SPCA) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of animal welfare, to the protection, sheltering, and placement of companion animals into responsible, loving homes, to humane education in the community, and to local, state and national animal advocacy. We are a life-saving shelter serving, first and foremost, local animal populations and pet owners.

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Pets in this Shelter

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Bella

Shepherd (Unknown Type)

"I have been at the shelter for over a year now, and before that, I was in another shelter in Virginia. My background was actually misun... show more

"I have been at the shelter for over a year now, and before that, I was in another shelter in Virginia. My background was actually misunderstood when I was transferred here because of a lack of paperwork, so the story the SPCA got was that I had been a severely abused puppy. Eventually, a trainer that knew me from the first shelter reached out and revealed I was actually a rescued feral puppy! Needless to say, not knowing my background was why I had a hard time making progress, but I'm a very trainable and smart girl. "I'm 3 years old, though, and have spent a lot of time not quite understanding this world I'm in and NEVER knowing what it's like to be in a real home with a family for good. So there's a lot about being a dog that I just don't know. Like how to introduce myself, or what's actually a threat or not a threat. I really don't like sudden introductions, and I am SUPER sensitive to 'vibes'. Like if you're not calm and chill with me, I just freak out because oh my dog, what am I supposed to do then? Some dogs don't like me because they think I'm too anxious, so although I like other dogs, I need careful and slow introductions so we have time to get to know each other. Actually, that introduction rule applies to all species, including people. "Once you become my friend, though, I NEVER forget you. I will smother you with my snuggles and kisses once we're friends! I love playing with my doggie friends too. I did chase a bird before in one house that gave me a shot, though it could have been because I was overstimulated from moving. It is really easy to overstimulate me, which is why I need someone super dog-savvy and able to read when I've had enough. If I can find that person, I promise, I would be worth all the investment of time and energy!" Bella is a diamond in the ruff. She desperately needs a dog-savvy home that has the time, patience and ability to work with her to earn her trust. She snuggles fiercely, plays like a champ, is highly intelligent, loves other dogs, and is very trainable. She suffers with a few behavioral issues that stems from a tough start in life. The details are muddy, but her puppyhood was not great. Bella adores most other animals and would thrive with a confident doggy mentor sibling to teach her how to 'dog' within a home. Once Bella earns your trust and understanding, she will go to the ends of her world to please and put a smile on your face with her goofy playstyle and love of the water and toys. If you feel like investing time, love, and heaps of patience and training into this gorgeous pup- it will pay tenfold. Bella has been evaluated by a professional dog trainer to determine the course of her rehabilitation plan, as most of it has been outlined above. The dog trainer determined that Bella's future family needs to be very aware of her resource-guarding and aggression that comes from that, have a plan for introducing Bella to people, animals, and anything new, and be willing to commit to work with a trainer in the long-term to help Bella find ways to better introduce and present when meeting new situations and coping in a home life. show less

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Monet

Domestic Medium Hair

Hello there, humans! A few months ago, I came to the SPCA with a dozen other cats from a semi-feral colony. I was a wreck at first and s... show more

Hello there, humans! A few months ago, I came to the SPCA with a dozen other cats from a semi-feral colony. I was a wreck at first and seemed like I hated people, but I was just scared. If you give me time to relax and settle in and get to know you, I even like being petted! I have pure green eyes without a fleck of yellow in them, something I think makes me unique. I love other cats, especially calm ones, older ones, or just frightened ones because I know how that is. I would make a good companion for another cat, and I'm bound to keep you entertained with my intelligent stares and wandering around. I just hope someone adopts me soon. It gets lonely being the last of my clan here, even though I enjoy spending time with Hokie especially. I make him share a shelf when I feel like it. I think it's good for him to share. Because I am shy and take time to acclimate, I really don't think I would want to go to a house with young children. I might be okay with it if they're really good and understanding about my need for space and to take things at my own pace. I am not bothered by the dogs going by in the hallway but haven't actually interacted with a dog in a long time, so it's hard to say how I feel about them nowadays. But I DO love other cats. I've met a lot of cats in the community room since coming to the SPCA, and I don't fight with anybody. If you want to win me over, just give me some space, talk to me quietly and sweetly, and just hang around. Once I get used to you, you might be surprised when I pop out to greet you and ask for some love! show less

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Onyx

Domestic Short Hair

Hi! My name is Onyx and while I am a super shy cat, I am also super sweet once I get to know you. I also am very athletic! I can climb j... show more

Hi! My name is Onyx and while I am a super shy cat, I am also super sweet once I get to know you. I also am very athletic! I can climb just about anything, love playing with my sister Raven, and even love running on the cat-sized hampster wheel here at the SPCA. Because my confidence totally depends on my sister being nearby, we need to be adopted as a pair - but that just means more love and fun for you! PS - We both have a genetic issue called megacolon. Mine is entirely controlled by medication, but the shelter and vet are just starting to work with my sister to see if a new diet will help her. We may not be ready to go home for a few weeks according to the humans - but we are both SUPER ready to know when we will go home in the future! So please consider filling out an application on us today - the best things in life come to those who wait! That's right - the best things are two awesome black cats!  Onyx usually shys away from new people or loud noises. He may not be best in a household with younger rambunctious kids - it might make him nervous and a little scared. But he's a sweet boy. When he finds a cool toy he really likes - he's picky - he bats it around and runs around. It's a treat to see. His sister is the WAY more outgoing one. But if he's comfortable with you, he'll let you sit next to him and pet him a little. He also used to have bad anxiety (it caused him to loose quite a bit of the hair on his tummy and his inner thighs and back legs). He's now on once daily anti-anxiety medication that MUST be continued when he is adopted. It's helped him calm down a little and be a bit more open. And his fur is growing back nicely! You can hardly tell he once had naked chicken legs!  show less