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  • Our Clinic Animals

    We have some very special residents who love extra snuggles and attention!

    Picasso/Alfredo/Fettuccine Biscotti/Potato
    Picasso/Alfredo came to us as a puppy from the Monroe County Animal Shelter with Parvovirus, a highly contagious virus that affects mostly unvaccinated dogs and puppies. We fell in love with his smile and officially adopted him as a SSAVC resident! The young man goes by several names: Picasso/Poocasso (when he was a puppy he painted with his poop), Alfredo/Fredo/Fettuccine/Biscotti (for some reason we have an Italian theme for dog residents), and Potato (he's a couch potato). Picasso enjoys chasing his daisy, laying on the couch in the sun, going for walks with his best bud David, and helping David with chores around the house.

    Olivia
    Olivia came to us as a water-logged kitten in need of shelter and nourishment. She became a fast crowd-favorite and appointed herself as our clinic overseer and official greeter. In the morning, she can usually be found in her basket perched on the counter, and she randomly pops up and scares clients who are unaware of her napping spot. In the afternoon, she is generally hanging out on the padded bench in the lobby. Olivia enjoys chasing moths and spiders, napping, perching on Team Member's shoulders, napping, teasing dogs, and napping.

    Alena
    Alena joined us as a scared and homeless kitten. She immediately bonded with Olivia, and they became inseparable. She's not as outgoing as Olivia, so she is usually hanging out in the Treatment area with the Technicians for most of the day. Occasionally, when it is very quiet in the lobby and she is feeling especially brave, she will come and hang out on a window sill and stalk birds. Alena enjoys snuggles, napping, giving staff members back rubs at the back computer, napping, eating, bird watching, and napping.

    Phantom/Phanty
    Phantom was part of a litter that was born here at the clinic, and she was the only one not to leave. She is aptly named Phantom, or Phanty, because she's like a ghost: if you didn't know she was in the room, you would never see her. Most days, she is hanging out in the break room on the couch or in her fluffy bed waiting for snuggles and attention from the few she allows to love on her. Phantom enjoys the dark, chin scratches, warm laps, quiet spaces, and her Kickaroo. 
  • Honorary Staff Member

    David (Alfredo/Picasso's Best Bud)


    When Picasso/Alfredo was a new member of the SSAVC family, David visited the clinic with a friend for an End of Life visit. He met Picasso/Alfredo. or Fredo as he calls him, and a bond formed. David generously offered to walk Fredo occasionally so they both could get fresh air and exercise. The rest is history! David has been to the clinic nearly every Monday through Saturday over the last 4 1/2 years to take Fredo for the day and has even taken him home over long weekends for slumber parties. Fredo's life is truly enriched by David's commitment to him, and the love certainly flows both ways! Thank you David for all you and Mary do for Fredo!

    Here are some photos of David and Fredo's adventures over the past few years:

    Matching winter gear courtesy of Mary

    Celebrating David's birthday

    Celebrating Fredo's birthday

    Fredo swimming for the first time


    National Walk Your Dog Day 2014