Livingston County Animal Shelter Adoption of the Week: Betty

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Who can resist this sweet face? Meet 12-year-old Betty!

This beautiful lady is ready to live the retired life but she is not ready to give up on walks, car rides, and playing ball. Betty is a black Labrador Retriever mix who should not be spending her senior days in the shelter, but in a comfortable and loving home. She is ok with other dogs but no cats please! She grew up with children and is housetrained. Betty is very easy to walk and is considered to be a professional “food taster.” The mellow girl is the perfect senior pet.

Many people hesitate at adopting a senior dog, so why should you? Senior dogs have predictable personalities but are still very adaptive. They tend to acclimate to new places more quickly due to their calmer dispositions plus they require less supervision than puppies. A benefit of adopting a senior dog from the shelter is that staff is aware of personalities and temperaments and can help find the perfect match.

Looking to add a new member to your family? Stop by to visit Betty and other animals available for adoption at or call (517) 546-2154 for more information. If you are interested in a foster-to-adopt option, contact the shelter, or come by for a visit.

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By day, Cheryl Ellis is a project manager at a specialty pharmacy. The rest of her waking hours are spent taking photos for her website, Harvest Moon Photography. She was inspired to start volunteering at the Livingston County Animal Shelter after adopting a senior cat named Samson.

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