Puppies Sound Good

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

A puppy up for adoption from the Humane Society of Calloway County came up to the WKMS studios today with Executive Director Kathy Hodge. Valentino is a black and white rat terrier/dachshund mix is estimated to be around 4 months old. He is very expressive and curious about everything, according to Hodge. He was found as a stray and turns out to be very sweet-natured around people - didn't mind being picked up and passed around by everyone at WKMS. His foster says he's housebroken, is doing well with house training and loves toys.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

This month, in our Puppies Sound Good special series, featuring one or more puppies available for adoption at the Humane Society of Calloway County, we meet a lab mix named Squirt. He was very friendly with WKMS staff members and loved being cuddled. He fell asleep in the lap of Humane Society Executive Director Kathy Hodge during the Sounds Good conversation. Squirt was found as a stray and has since been given shots and wormed. He's currently being socialized with other dogs in a foster home.

Our monthly feature, "Puppies Sound Good" brings Kathy Hodge from the Humane Society of Calloway County and a puppy (or puppies) available for adoption to our studio in search for a home. Today, we met Chester, a black lab. Hodge says he's about 12 weeks old, but was brought in as a stray so they don't know much about his ancestry. Chester was shy at first (seeing more humans in one room than he had his entire life) but after a few treats, he warmed right up and sat in Todd Hatton's lap during the interview. He seemed very relaxed and laid back. Kathy and Todd Hatton also talk about what's going on at the Humane Society and some advice for those thinking about pets as a Christmas gift.

Today on Sounds Good we met Howie, a fluffy golden retriever mix puppy, available for adoption at the Humane Society of Calloway County. Howie is mostly black, with white paws and a white chest. He was very cuddly and playful at WKMS, and one of the more relaxed puppies to visit the station. When the conversation began, Howie gave Todd Hatton puppy kisses and fell asleep next to his seat. Humane Society's Kathy Hodge says that's the kind of puppy he is. They also discuss upcoming events and activities for pets and their owners.

Second Wednesdays monthly, we meet one (or more) puppies up for adoption at the Humane Society of Calloway County, as well as an update on events and activities from director Kathy Hodge. Today, we met Mona, a miniature pinscher/terrier mix. Even though she's 12 weeks old, she's still incredibly tiny and will probably remain a small dog when fully grown. She was calm and curious in the studio, and appeared to enjoy being held by WKMS staff and students. Todd Hatton speaks with Kathy Hodge on Sounds Good.

This month's featured adoptable puppy is Stella, a 10 week old Doberman/Hound mix, available for adoption at the Humane Society of Calloway County. She was a stray found by a good Samaritan who turned her in to the Humane Society. She is currently in foster care with cats and is crate trained. She loves to play with toys and meet new people/pets. She has had her first shots, been wormed and is on flea preventative. Stella was very sweet at WKMS and enjoyed being loved on and picked up. She was very well behaved in the studio. Hear the conversation from Sounds Good:

It's hard to watch this video, taken by a local CBS affiliate news crew in the wake of the tornado that struck Oklahoma City in 2013, killing 24 people, and not think what you would do about your pet in similar circumstances.

Today we met two energetic boxer/terrier mix puppies on Sounds Good. Dallas (brown and white) and Fancy (black and white) are seven-week old brother and sisters who were rescued from a bad situation and are available for adoption at the Humane Society of Calloway County. You'd never guess they came into the world in a negative way because they are both very sweet, playful and friendly. Dallas was a little more energetic in the studio, but you can hear both of them contributing to the interview.

On this month's Puppies Sound Good, we met three tiny siblings up for adoption. Nelly, Bubbles and Timmy are three 6-week-old Chihuahua/Jack Russell/Pekingese mixes that need homes, and are available at the Humane Society of Calloway County. All three puppies were very well mannered and loved being held by the staff members. Todd Hatton also gets an update from Kathy Hodge about some of the events coming up at the Humane Society.

Listen to the conversation:

Today we met Lil Girl, a sprightly 7-week-old border collie/basset hound mix. She was very friendly to everyone who came to greet her at the station, even the mailman! Several remarked on how pretty her paws are. Lil girl is already very well socialized, currently living with a foster family that includes children and other pets. She is also up-to-date on vaccinations and is microchipped. She and her siblings are up for adoption at the Humane Society of Calloway County. Hear the interview from Sounds Good:

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