Trek (Courtesy Listing)


Trek is a 5 year-old male 3/4 husky & 1/4 malamute. He is current on shots, neutered and microchipped.   He likes to go for runs. He does well with older children, but not the best with other animals. If you are interested in Trek please contact Casey 701-388-5506 or Jerad 701-388-6721.

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.

Elly & Bella – Sisters (BONDED PAIR)

Welcome back, Elly & Bella! Two years ago these two sisters were surrendered to SVFA as 2 month old kittens. They were adopted into a loving home, but due to unfortunate circumstances their owner is no longer able to keep them. These two sisters are a bonded pair and must stay together. Adoption fee for Elly & Bella is $50.00. We would LOVE for them to find a forever home quickly. **BONDED PAIR**

Elly is loving, affectionate, and has a big purr. She loves to explore her surroundings but will hide when scared. Bella is more timid than her sister. When she is nervous she will hiss but has never scratched or bitten a person. It’s just her reaction to being scared. Once she has settled in and gets to know you she is very loving and also has a big purr. Bella & Elly prefer to initiate interaction and will come to you for love & attention. They should be the only cats in the home. The sisters are both spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Do you have room in your heart for Elly & Bella? Call SVFA at 701-840-5074.


Snoots is a beautiful senior dog whose owner had to be placed in a VA home. Unfortunately, the VA home doesn’t allow animals so she didn’t get to go with her owner. Snoots is a 12 year old Papillion Bichon mix who has only had one owner her whole life. She is sweet, friendly and gets along well with cats. A new home with an older couple or even a family with children would make Snoots very, very happy. Contact SVFA at 701-840-5047 for adoption details.


This sweetheart is 3 month old Ivy! She is a busy little girl who spends her days playing and cuddling with her foster family. Ivy came to SVFA with her right eye having been damaged due to an injury or illness. The eye looks a little cloudy, but she seems to have full vision. Ivy is vaccinated, microchipped and will be spayed when she is old enough. Ivy is good with cats, dog and children. Ivy recently participated in the local parade and was a huge hit with the parade goers. If you are interested in Ivy, please call SVFA 840-5047.













Catarina is approximately 2 years old, spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. She likes to cuddle, play and love on the humans in her life, but isn’t always so kind to other cats. She would be OK with a cat who can stand it’s ground and show her she’s not always the boss. Cat has not been around dogs. She loves people of all ages! She does express herself by meowing when she can’t be with her favorite people. If you are interested in Catarina call SVFA at 840-5047 or email The first step in the process of adopting an SVFA animal is to fill out a Pre-Adoption application which can be found at

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.