This current group of featured adoptable pets available at Metro Animal Services will be the last group for the year 2012. Since starting these articles featuring adoptable pets available at Metro Animal Services in June of 2012 we have featured 174 dogs and cats on Louisville.com. Thank you for helping us get so many of them homes. There are still many more needing homes and we will continue to feature them in 2013.
Here are the last featured pets of 2012.
Oliver is a super cute adult male Maltese. He is neutered. If you think this little guy could be the pal to help you ring in the new year then have his Pet ID # A482118 ready when contacting Metro Animal Services about him.
Shadow is a beautiful neutered 1 year old male Labrador Retriever mix. He has a very pretty shiny black coat with a white chest. This young fellow would love to start the New Year out right in a new home. Are you the one to give him his wish? If you think you are the one to do so then please have his Pet ID # A480890 ready when contacting Louisville Metro Animal Services about him.
Kobe is a one year old Boxer/Pit Bull mix dog who has been waiting for some time for his forever home. Kobe is neutered and has a gorgeous black coat. We would love to see Kobe go home and start the New Year out right with someone special. Kobe is eligible for free obedience training at Slugger City Bully Buddies . If you think you are that someone then have Kobe’s Pet ID # A476718 ready when contacting Louisville Metro Animal Services about him.
Nissa is a young male nine month old Labrador Retriever mix. He loves to play and play. If you have kids Nissa is great with both kids and other canines. He hasn’t met strangers, just potential playmates. Looking for a play buddy to add to your family then consider Nissa. If you think Nissa would be a great addition to your family then have his Pet ID # A478892 ready when contacting Metro Animal Services about him.
Meet little Nate. He is a small young Shih Tzu looking for his new home. How could you resist that little face? He wants his new home by New Years. Are you the one to grant his wish? If you think you are then have little Nate’s Pet ID # A481911 ready when contacting Metro Animal Services about him.
Cornelius is an adorable Beagle/Pug mix (Puggle) doggie. He is 2 ½ years old. Cornelius knows his way around a food bowl and has the figure to show it. He does like to go on walks so you can put him on an exercise program. He is a well behaved little guy and he likes to play with other dogs. If you think this cute little guy is for you then have his Pet ID # A424066 when contacting Metro Animal Services about him.
Ruger is a large young male Pit Bull mix doggie. Look at the smile on this guy’s face. He is neutered and ready to go to his new home for the New Year. He is eligible for free obedience training at Slugger City Bully Buddies  if adopted from Louisville Metro Animal Services, as are all Pit Bull/Pit Bull mix doggies at Metro Animal Services. He represents the numerous dogs with Pit Bull breeding available at Metro Animal Services for adoption. If you are familiar with this breed and know their great virtues please consider adopting one of them rather than buy from a breeder as there are a surplus of unwanted dogs with Pit Bull breeding in need of adoption in shelters.
We end 2012 with a pretty young female cat named Ava. She was one of the very first cats we featured way back in June, 2012. Unfortunately she is still waiting for her forever home. There is no reason for her to still be at the shelter as she is a very good girl and is litter box trained. She likes to play and gets along with other cats. If you think you are the one to finally give Miss Ava the home she so deserves then please have her Pet ID # 441284 ready when contacting Metro Animal Services about her. She represents the many adult cats and kittens waiting for their forever homes at Metro Animal Services.
To see all the adoptable pets at Louisville Metro Animal Services go to their section on the Petfinder website here .
For more information on this week’s featured pets contact Louisville Metro Animal Services at: 502-473-PETS (7387), or by email: Petfinder@louisvilleky.gov 
For more information on adopting a pet go to the Metro Animal Services website here .
Metro Animal Service’s Animal House Adoption Center is located at 3516 Newburg Rd., Louisville, KY 40218.
Photos: Courtesy of Metro Animal Services, Louisville