Find-a-Friend Friday: Penelope

July 20th, 2012 10:35 am by Kelly


Penelope mugs for the camera.
Photos courtesy of T. Russell Reitz Regional Animal Shelter.


Penelope is just one of many “pocket pets” currently available for adoption through the T. Russell Reitz Regional Animal Shelter in Manhattan, Kansas. She’s a sweet, friendly little guinea pig girl who gets on well with dogs and cats. Based on the Petfinder listings, I’m guessing that Dexter and Dudley are her sons – seeing as they were born at the shelter, and Penelope is the only adult female guinea pig in residence – but you’ll have to confirm that with the shelter.




Guinea Pig: An adoptable guinea pig in Manhattan, KS
Small • Adult • Female

Penelope was surrendered to the shelter because her previous owners were moving and could not take her with. She is very sweet, quiet and pretty easygoing. Penelope has been around dogs and cats and has had no problems with them. She has also been around children with no problems. Penelope is looking for that forever home with a family that will love her forever. Come meet Penelope today!

More about Penelope
Pet ID: 33742 • Primary colors: Brown or Chocolate, White • Coat length: Long


Find-a-Friend Friday: Cricket

January 13th, 2012 11:47 am by Kelly


Cricket the rabbit!
Photo courtesy of Riley County Humane Society Inc..


Happy Friday the 13th, y’all! I was going to feature a black cat in honor of the occasion, until I realized that last week’s friend (CAMPBELL!) was a blackish/brownish/dark kitty. So let’s make it a black bunny instead. Why not!

Cricket is a lionhead rabbit who was found as a stray and is currently living at the Riley County Humane Society in Manhattan, Kansas. I know, the “Little Apple” is a bit of a drive for the Kansas Citians in the house, but what’s fours hours when we’re talking true love? Besides, Cricket needs you!


Lionhead: An adoptable rabbit in Manhattan, KS
Medium • Adult • Female

Cricket is a beautiful coal black female Lionhead. She was found in a parking lot and a kind-hearted Good Samaritan saved her. She is a calm bunny who enjoys being with people and will even tolerate being picked up. RCHS rabbits live in loving foster homes where they are litterbox trained, spayed/neutered, socialized, given sufficient exercise outside of their cage, and fed a diet of grass hay and Timothy pellets to maintain a healthy weight. If you are interested in adopting this rabbit, please contact our Exotics Foster Coordinator, Amy, at

More about Cricket
Pet ID: Cricket • Spayed/Neutered • House trained • Primary color: Black • Coat length: Long


Help a lady out. Contact the RCHS today!

Find-a-Friend Friday: Minnie

November 4th, 2011 11:26 am by Kelly


Photos courtesy of the T. Russell Reitz Regional Animal Shelter.


Available for adoption this week is Minnie. THE MOUSE. Minnie the mouse! Imma pause for a second so that you can fully absorb and appreciate the cuteness, mkay?




Those tiny little hand-feet! Long tickle-y whiskers! Big pink ears! Silly teefies, perfect for nibbling veggies! Seriously, is there anything about mice that isn’t heart-stoppingly adorable? Even their little droppings are charming and dainty! (Charming as long as they aren’t in my kitchen cabinets, anyhow. Nah, they’re still charming! They mean that mice are near, and I love mice!)

Okay, I’m starting to make myself sick. Let’s move on, shall we? Miss Minnie is currently staying at the T. Russell Reitz Regional Animal Shelter in Manhattan, Kansas. I know that’s a bit of a haul for you Kansas Citians, but it’s so worth it! And maybe you have family in the area you should go visit anyway? Whatever, do it! You can’t put a price on love!



Mouse: An adoptable mouse in Manhattan, KS
Small • Adult • Female

This little mouse was found wondering around stray and her owners never came to reclaim her. She is very adverterous and loves to run around. This little mouse can be very quick and likes to jump. She is looking for her forever home where she will be loved for an eternity. Come meet this mouse today!

More about Minnie
Pet ID: 32254 • Primary color: White • Coat length: Short