Shelter seeks holiday homes for Frosty and friends
By Lucia Suarez
STAFF WRITER | December 06,2012
Vyto Starinskas / Staff Photo
Frosty is shown with Beth Saradarian, director of outreach and special events at the Rutland County Humane Society.
PITTSFORD — Frosty is hard of hearing and likes to bark — a lot — according to the workers at the Rutland County Humane Society.
“He barks until he gets his bearings,” said Beth Saradarian, director of outreach and special events at the humane society. “He barks loud. Then he usually just curls up and takes a nap.”
Frosty, a 10-year-old white boxer, came to the society’s Pittsford shelter after he was found wandering around West Rutland on Thanksgiving
“We named him (Frosty) because the holidays are coming,” Saradarian said. “We try to have fun with names.”
She added,”Because he is a stray, we don’t know a lot about him. The veterinarian looked at his teeth and at tartar build-up (to determine his age).”
Saradarian said Wednesday afternoon that she did not know the full details of how Frosty was found by the Rutland County Sheriff’s Department, or in what conditions but said he seemed to be in good health after two weeks of some TLC.
Frosty likes to lean in when you scratch him, almost like saying “do it again, do it again,” Saradarian said.
“He is very a friendly guy,” she added. “He is very playful, likes to take his toy in his mouth, throw it and pick it up again.”
Frosty is hoping someone will adopt him this holiday season, as do the more than 30 animals ready for adoption at the humane society’s shelter.
“We have not had him around kids, but we are telling families to take into consideration that he is a big guy,” Saradarian said. “Has been a pleasure to have here.”
She said it’s about a two-week process between when the shelter receives an animal and when it’s put up for adoption. It allows for anyone missing the animal to contact the shelter and for a veterinarian to look at the pet.
Within the next couple of days a handful of animals will be added to the list of available pets for adoption.
“We have 30 to 35 animals ready for adoption right now,” she said. “We are trying to find them homes.”
To find out more about Frosty or any other animals at the humane society, visit www.rchsvt.org or call 482-6700.