Most of our featured Wet Nose Wednesday pets from Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter in Billings are adult dogs, so when a puppy showed up this morning we were understandably thrilled. Of course, puppies come with extra responsibilities but they are so adorable. Our pet today was no exception.

Radar wants to be your best buddy. Credit Jaci Bjorne, TSM
Radar wants to be your best buddy. Credit Jaci Bjorne, TSM

Meet Radar.

Radar is a male, 19-week-old Husky/Heeler mix. He came to Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter through their "Single Mom" (or Whoops!) Program. It's when a dog owner has an unplanned litter of pups and needs help rehoming the puppies.

Eight weeks after the puppies are born, the pet owner can bring the momma dog to the shelter to get spayed for a nominal fee, and the puppies are spayed/neutered/vaccinated at the same time. The momma dog comes home with the owner, and the shelter finds loving homes for the pups.

Soft, shy, and so cuddly.

Radar is somewhat timid at the moment, but we're confident he'll come out of his shell with socialization. He's very sweet and loves getting close for cuddles and rump scratches.

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There's still time for you to play Pet Roulette at YVAS

Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter is doing a fun promotion where participants donate $20 to the shelter, along with a picture of their pet. Artists of various skill levels will then create a portrait of your pet. The roulette angle is that you don't know if you'll get a professional-quality piece of artwork worth framing, OR if they'll receive something that looks like it was created by a 4th grader. How fun is that?

Great news! Groot, our featured pet from last week has been adopted. If you're looking for a new furry friend, browse all of the pets currently available for adoption at Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter HERE. Thanks to Shipton's Big R for supporting animal adoption in the Billings area.

Banned Pets by States

Because the regulation of exotic animals is left to states, some organizations, including The Humane Society of the United States, advocate for federal, standardized legislation that would ban owning large cats, bears, primates, and large poisonous snakes as pets.

Gallery Credit: Stacker

Toxic Flowers to Keep Away From Your Pets

Though pretty, these flowers are prone to cause issues with dogs and cats, so if you're thinking about gifting one of these to your special someone, make sure you don't let the animals get to them!

Gallery Credit: Maria Danise

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