Berkeley Humane

Meet Chili, a mellow and calm 9-year-old lady with impeccable manners. Happy to doze the day away in a warm bed, Chili is equally content sitting on a lap and purring lazily as you read. This beautiful cat has peacefully coexisted with other cats before and would do well in most households, with a proper introduction.

Here's what her foster says about her: "Chili is very friendly and mellow. She loves sleeping with the children and loves sitting on laps. She likes petting and getting brushed -- her beautiful, soft coat does not shed much. Chili was very comfortable in my house after the first day. She's very tidy in the litter box and does not jump on high places or countertops."

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    Sweet and petite Alison is 4 years old, weighs 4 pounds, and is a perfect little lap dog. She's going to make a devoted and loving companion for some lucky person who is looking for a canine sidekick. Alison is not a high energy type of dog. She enjoys her walks around the neighborhood but she is most content when snuggled up with a human pal. Her foster Dad says her favorite activity is relaxing in his lap. Little Alison enjoys the company of other dogs and might even be able to live peacefully in a home with dog-savvy cats if properly introduced.

    Cat adoption hours are noon to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 11 a.m.to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; dog adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday at Berkeley Humane, 2700 Ninth St. More details: 510-845-3633, www.berkeleyhumane.org or dogs@berkeleyhumane.org.