Pets of the week: This Vadar is no villain. Velcro only has 3 legs but he’ll attach to your heart

JACKSON, MI – Vadar and Velcros are just two of the many animals at Cascades Humane Society that are looking for loving forever homes.

Vadar is a 1½-year-old German Shepherd mix. He is far from his villain namesake, Darth. This boy is super sweet and has a mellow personality. Though shy at first, once you earn his trust he will give you slightly slobbery dog ​​kisses on the cheek.

Vadar already knows how to sit and would probably enjoy learning more commands. Leash manners are already instilled in Vadar, too, and pulling on the leash is kept to a minimum.

Vadar doesn’t seem to mind other dogs, though he isn’t a fan of feline friends. Vadar would do best in a home where he can come out of his shell without too many distractions.

If you have other canine companions in the home, please be advised a meet and greet with Vadar and your dog is mandatory. You must also bring vaccination records showing your dog is up to date on the rabies vaccine.

Vadar is neutered, up to date on vaccines, microchipped and has tested negative for heartworm.

Velcro is a 9-month-old handsome male cat. Sadly, he came to CHS with a broken hip. He was unable to be repaired and our vet had to remove his leg. But, we would love to report that Velcro has made a full recovery and is available for adoption.

Velcro is getting around just fine though he does stumble here and there as he gets used to the three-legged life. Velcro is a lovable boy who would make a great addition to any family.

Velcro enjoys pets, especially around his chin and on the cheeks. He is neutered, up to date on all necessary vaccines, microchipped and has tested negative for FIV and FeLV.

Cascades Humane Society, 1515 Carmen Drive, is open to the public from noon to 6 pm Tuesday through Saturday.

All dogs and cats at Cascades Humane Society have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and given parasite protection prior to adoption. Those who adopt pets also receive a free wellness checkup from any of 24 area veterinarians.

Dog owners wishing to adopt another dog are required to do a meet and greet with their dog and the dog they’re choosing to adopt.

CHS also has added services to its Spay and Neuter Assistance Program. The service, available during scheduled spay or neuter surgeries, includes vaccines, heartworm testing for dogs, FIV and FeLV testing for cats and dental procedures.

CHS also has a Pet Food Pantry to help families going through financial hardship. CHS accepts cat or dog food donations, as long as the food is in its original packaging. Donors can drop off food by the pole barn behind the facility. The Pet Food Pantry is open from noon to 2 pm on the first Saturday of the month.

Those considering adopting Vadar, Velcro or another pet can apply to do so here. Adoptable pets can be viewed at For more information, call 517-787-7387.

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