My name is Scarlette and I’m looking for a new home. I’ll tell you up front that I think I’m pretty awesome. I’ve heard some nitpicky folks say I need just a little bit of work but honestly, who doesn’t? I mean, I already know sit, lie down, and I give both paws when you ask. That’s more than any of the dogs I see every day. Okay, I admit I pull on leash, but I get soooo excited to go for a walk, and no one ever taught me a different way to act. Going on walks every day is a new thing for me. It makes me feel so alive. But I’m really very smart and I’ll catch on fast if you’re willing to help me. I’m only 2 years old and I’ve lived in a home before. I’d like to live in a home again. Yes, I’m a little chunky but couldn’t most of us stand to lose a few pounds? We can do it together. I’ve lived with older kids before, too. While I’d love to be your one and only dog, I think I’d do okay with a submissive dog. No cats, please. Whoever adopts me is going to be pretty lucky, if I do say so myself. I’m all that and a bag of chips. If you’d like to meet me fill out the adoption application at, or to get more information call the shelter at 207-743-8679.

Responsible Pet Care of Oxford Hills is a no-kill, non-profit shelter and adoption center for cats and dogs, and the holding area for stray dogs for 12 towns in Oxford County. The shelter is located at 9 Swallow Road in Paris, and is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. (Other days by appointment).

Responsible Pet Care operates a thrift shop called Pawsibilities. It is located at 132 Waterford Road in Norway and is open Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All the money raised at Pawsibilities supports RPC. For answers to questions about adopting or fostering a pet, or to make an inquiry about a lost animal, call RPC after noon at 743-8679.

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