Every Wednesday we feature a different pet that needs a new forever home here in the Basin from Lonestar Sanctuary For Animals. Sometimes it's a dog, sometimes it's a cat. They haven't had any guinea pigs, hamsters, birds, or snakes---yet. But you never know!

Meet Zion!

Zion is a 5-month-old Lab/Chihuahua mix! At only 5 months he is still on the small dog side. Will he get any bigger? We aren’t sure! He hasn’t grown at the rate of a standard Lab but that being said he could still have a growth spurt. Zion is a sweet playful puppy with lots of puppy energy! He loves playing with squeaky toys and other dogs! He is very people-friendly and has done well with children that have visited him here at the Sanctuary! Like all puppies, Zion will require basic training. If you would like to meet this lovable sweet boy, come by during our visiting hours of 1-4:30 pm every day except Thursdays! He loves to make new friends!

And if for some reason you're not looking for a pet right now--please click SHARE and post this to your social media so we can help Zion find his forever home. Or perhaps you're looking for a different new furry friend. There are so many fur babies who would love to meet you so stop by and pay them a visit! There are plenty of dogs and cats to choose from who would love to be your next family member.

The Lonestar Sanctuary For Animals can always use supplies as well so if you can, stop by and drop off a donation to help the staff care for the shelter animals till they can find their forever homes. Needed right now:

Cleaning supplies

Puppy Pee Pads

Blankets

Unopened / New Dog and Cat Food

Cat Litter

Items can be dropped off at the office at 4200 Fairgrounds Road in Midland during business hours. Thank You!

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