Berkeley Humane

Meet Schmitz, a lovely and energetic dog who loves going for walks and maybe even for runs. He is good with both big and small dogs, great with kids and would enjoy having human brothers or sisters. With a slow introduction he could live peacefully with cats. He would enjoy some basic training classes, though he walks well on a leash and has good manners.

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    Penguin (long hair) and Robin (short hair) are two lovely felines halfway between cat and kitten -- the perfect age for someone who wants the adorable cuteness and cuddles that come with a kitten, but doesn't want the crazy, hyper, climb-your-curtains and chew-your-computer-cord energy. They are definitely adorable and snuggly, but have calm and mellow personalities. They can be a bit shy of strangers, but give them a chance to get to know you and you'll be pleasantly surprised by the loving personalities. Here's what their foster says: "Penguin is more outgoing than her sister. She will seek out attention once she is comfortable with her environment. She loves being pet and playing with her toys.


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    Robin is more reserved, but loves being petted if you initiate and enjoys playing as well. She loves attention once her shyness fades and will let you pet her stomach while purring very quietly."

    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. Details: 510-845-3633, www.berkeleyhumane.org or dogs@berkeleyhumane.org.