These animals are available from Contra Costa County Animal Services.
Joe, No. A0924227, is one of the most unusual looking dogs in the Martinez Shelter. He has a Pittie-type doggie face and a Basset hound body, and staff there say he has a sweet personality.
Joe leans in to give kisses and seeks out petting. When someone stops petting him, he will put out his paw, lay it down and ask for more.
He is a neutered brown brindle male about 3, in Kennel No. S07. He has been in the Martinez shelter since Aug. 9.
His Facebook entry is at https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/a0924227?source=feed_text&__tn__=*NK-R, and his pet profile, with more pictures, is at http://petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=CCST.A0924227.
Laverne, No. A0921094, is described as gorgeous and “the queen of chill,” a gentle female cat who prefers slower introductions, but who quickly warms up to getting petted.
She is in the Martinez shelter’s Kitty Corner rooms, in Kennel Kitty CNR2, and has been in the shelter since Aug. 25.
A year-old gray striped and white spayed female cat with a sweet face, Laverne’s Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/a0921094?source=feed_text&__tn__=*NK-R.
Her profile page with more pictures is at http://petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=CCST.A0921094.
Those interested in seeing all available animals and learning about the two county shelters and what Contra Costa County Animal Services offer may visit the site www.ccasd.org.
Contra Costa County Animal Services has two locations. The Martinez Shelter is at 4800 Imhoff Place, and the Pinole Shelter is at 910 San Pablo Ave. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The Martinez location has Sunday adoptions from noon to 3 p.m.