#ClearTheShelters Pet Gallery: Adopt one of these lovable pets at a local shelter near you

Clear the Shelters

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Are you looking for a furry friend? A pet to complete your family? For the fourth summer in a row, 10 On Your Side is asking you to help us “Clear the Shelters.”

Clear the Shelters is a community-driven, national initiative which seeks to match deserving animals with loving homes.

From Hampton Roads and the Tidewater region to the the Outer Banks and eastern North Carolina, WAVY-TV 10 and WVBT FOX43 have partnered with several participating shelters to get these pets their “fur-ever” homes.

Last year, WAVY TV 10 helped a total of 341 animals get adopted and beat the record set the year before that.

Check out some of the pets at shelters across Hampton Roads, just waiting for someone to give them a home.

(Note: Check with your local shelter if the animal you’re interested in is still available for adoption)

  • "Mortis" (9 years old) from the Peninsula SPCA is one cool cat!

Franki, featured in the video above, is an 8-month old female English Setter. Handlers say Franki loves everyone, including kids and other dogs. She’s a very high energy dog! Franki has so much energy that she can jump a 6-foot fence with ease. She will need a home where this isn’t an issue. For more information on adopting Franki, talk to our friends at Go Rescue Pet Adoption Center.

Not your average pet.

Cats and dogs aren’t the only pets available for adoption. Meet Cheez the pig! Cheez is a young, male pig, maybe a year old. He’s very friendly, loves people and will follow you anywhere! He’s very curious and is not afraid to explore or approach new people and animals. He came to the shelter as a stray, so his history is unknown. He has done phenomenal in his foster home with the other livestock. Contact Chesapeake Animal Services if you are interested in hamming it up with Cheez.

You can find Cheez the pig (approx. 1-year old) at Chesapeake Animal Services.

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Watch our LIVE feeds from the Isle of Wight Animal Shelter to see some of the dogs up for adoption.  Watch the fun!

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