Deville (Contact person listed in ad – Courtesy Listing)


Message from Deville’s family. It is with deep sadness, that I must rehome my companion. With this new job I am just not home enough to be with her and she’s lonely and it’s so unfair to her. When I got her from the humane society 2 years ago I was her 2nd owner as the first owner had passed away so being alone for long periods of time is not ideal for her. I refuse to take her back to the humane society as she is past herprime and I fear she will not be adopted. She is healthy, clean and lazy. She doesn’t play much and isn’t needy other than liking to be petted. Deville is spayed and well behaved. She does not like kids and does not like to be held much. She does not jump on counters of tables.She is currently located in Valley City, ND but I will travel a reasonable distance to bring her to her new home. Call Cherie at 840-1046 if interested.

Anyone inquiring about Courtesy Listings with the Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals (SVFA) should contact the current pet owner for answers to any questions and for final approval and placement. SVFA has no first-hand knowledge of the animals listed. SVFA explicitly disclaims any liability for any situation arising from this private adoption nor makes any guarantees about the health or safety of these animals.


Meet the newest member of the SVFA Club! His name is Manny and is a giant LOVE BUG! Manny is playful, energetic, very lovable and affectionate. He is new to his foster home and is taking some time to adjust to his cat playmate, but we think in time they will become best friends. Manny would make someone an excellent companion animal! He is approximately 2 years old, neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. Please contact SVFA at 840-5047 if you are interested in adding a cat to your family.

ADOPTION SPECIAL – Two kittens for the price of one! $75.00

We have two kittens, Mia & London, who have been enjoying each others company in their foster home. We thought that it would be great if they could find a forever home TOGETHER! This pair enjoys exploring, playing, sleeping, grooming, eating and finding mischief together.
Do you have room in your heart & home for TWO KITTENS?

Why are TWO kittens better than ONE??
*One kitten can get bored & lonely.
*Two kittens will keep each other busy and not bother
other animals in the home.
*Two kittens are VERY ENTERTAINING!
*It’s impossible to keep a straight face in the presence of
one or more kittens.
*You’re saving 2 LIVES instead of ONE.
*You’re getting 2 KITTENS for the price of one! $75.00


London is a 5 month old male. He is timid and still gaining confidence amongst the cat hierarchy at his foster home. London would probably prefer to be an only cat or to have a cat companion who is gentle and friendly. He prefers dogs who are polite and calm around cats. It will take a person with patience to allow London to approach on his terms, but once London thinks you’re OK….watch out! He will come to you with lots of LOVE and AFFECTION! He is extremely affectionate with his foster mom. He is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Call SVFA at 701-840-5047 or visit our website at for a “Pre-Adoption” application if you are interested in London.




Letter to the Times Record Editor

Submitted to the Times Record Editor:

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Our area has been hit by a couple winter storms so far this year, both having potential dire consequences for both domestic and wild animals. There isn’t a lot we, as individuals, can do to protect wildlife, but you can protect domestic pets.

A good rule of thumb regarding domestic animals is “if you can’t tolerate being outside for more than a short while, don’t expect your pet to do any better.” Animals that are housed indoors most of the time lack the dense undercoat that many wild animals develop. They also don’t usually have the longer fur in the pads of their feet for cold protection. And with the rain/sleet we just had on Christmas day, much of their natural protection from snow is greatly diminished once their fur gets wet.

There are some breeds of dog that can tolerate more cold than others. Huskies, malamutes, Saint Bernards, Swiss Mountain dogs and other “alpine” breeds love winter weather. But this doesn’t mean that when the temperature drops sharply or we get extremely wet snow or rain, that you shouldn’t ensure that your pet has someplace to take shelter.

And some cats with long, dense fur may be able to endure the cold for a longer period of time than a short-haired cat. But keep in mind that both types still have ears, paws and tails that won’t withstand bitter cold temperatures any better than we can if we go outside without proper attire.

If you do have a breed that loves colder weather, make sure they have access to unfrozen water and food. Purchase an electric water bowl that heats just enough to keep their water from freezing. And consider building a shelter area so their water and food don’t get covered by snow.

Remember, if you let your pet outside this time of year, please make sure they are back in the house within a short time, and certainly before you retire for the evening.

Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals wants all pets to be safe this winter. We have already seen a steep increase in animal care costs this year, taking in several animals that have needed extra care such as amputations or allergy testing. SVFA routinely sees that all animals are spayed/neutered, have their needed vaccinations, and are microchipped to protect them in case they run away or get lost.

Please consider SVFA when making your annual donations to charitable organizations (PO Box 432, Valley City, on our website at or arrange to drop it off by phoning 840-5047). Or think about becoming a foster home for animals until they are adopted by their forever family. We can only accept new animals if we have a foster home to care for it (SVFA pays for vet care, food, litter/litter boxes and toys, and foster homes provide the socialization and love).

You can make a big difference in the lives of homeless domestic animals. They need your help – they need you to care.

Angie Martin, Vice Chair
Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals
Valley City, ND

It’s Party Time!

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Plan on attending our fun event tomorrow night at Chautauqua Park (see details above)! Prizes will be given to the “Best Dressed Pet” and Candy Rasmussen will lead us in a “Blessing of the Animals” service (all animals are welcome). Lemonade and cookies will be served.