Pet Page

Tune in every Furry Friday to Facebook Live to meet an adoptable pet from local animal shelter! 

Furry Friday Featured Pet


He doesn’t have a name yet but he is ready to find a fur-ever home to give him one!  This big guy is a mystery and was found as a stray but after meeting him, I can tell you he is a love bug!  He adores being petted and he even likes to give his own petting- he will hug you and lick your ears if you let him! (and who wouldn’t?!)

97.3 The Eagle joins 10 On Your Side
to help local area shelters and
rescue organizations

Clear the Shelters!

Starting July 17 – August 16,
participating shelters will offer low-cost or other incentives to anyone adopting a pet. Then, on August 17 shelters here and across the nation invite our community to help Clear the Shelters!

Look for a featured pet from a participating shelter every
Furry Friday with Stephanie Taylor

Participating Shelters Include:

Chesapeake Animal Services
Chesapeake Humane Society
Currituck County Animal Service & Control
Isle of Wight Animal Shelter
Lil’ Roar Cat Rescue
Norfolk Animal Care & Adoption Center
Norfolk SPCA
Peninsula SPCA
Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter
Portsmouth Humane Society
SPCA of Northeastern North Carolina
Suffolk Animal Care Center
The Cat Corner
Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center
Virginia Beach SPCA

Watch Wavy’s LIVE feedsfrom the The Cat Corner, Inc. up for adoption.  Watch the fun!

Watch Wavy’s LIVE fees from the Isle of Wight Animal Shelter to see some of the dogs up for adoption.  Watch the fun!


This poor momma dog and these pups have a crazy sad story with an uplifting ending.

Penelope was rescued and in very bad shape.

She had recently given birth and 4 of her 10 puppies had already died. By the time she was taken in all 10 of her puppies were gone.

Penelope was devastated. She paced and whined and was so depressed that her rescuers had an idea.

Athena, a beautiful Shepard mix was brought to be surrendered to the doors of a rural shelter in NC in full labor with a baby stuck in the birth canal. They shelter wasn’t equipped to handle this but luckily they reached out to Black Dog Rescue who immediately jumped into action and got Athena a C section to save her and the pups. It worked. She had 13 healthy puppies. But after a C section that was a lot on Athena to raise so many pups.

6 of her 13 day old puppies were brought to Penelope in a Coors Light box!

So they were all given appropriate names: Guiness, Whiskey, Martini, Jager, Kahlua, Tequila,

Before they could even take the box into her room she came down the hall bouncing up and down and howling. She snatched the box from the foster and took each puppy to her whelping box and started caring for them.

But Penelope didn’t stop there! A week later her foster mom brought home a box of orphan kittens. She set them down to go get bottle feeding supplies and came back to an empty box. Penelope heard them crying and gentle carried them off and nursed them alongside the puppies!! She truly is mother of the year!!

Penelope is doing well. Her hair is starting to regrow and she’s even learned sit and come. She’s such a sweet dog and even through the loss of her pups she has never shown any aggression toward us. She’s good with dogs and cats and potty trained.

You can help Penelope and her puppies and kittens by donating to the Amazon wishlist

And Unchained America who helped cover the vet bills for the puppies.

For adoption information email

Tiki is up for adoption at Chesapeake Animal Services.  She is the sweetest, smartest girl. I can’t believe she has been at the shelter since December after being abandoned in a hotel room! She is great with kids, not cats though and would need to meet other potential dogs in the home.

Learn about Chesapeake Animal Services Guardian Angel program! 

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