Pet of the Week: Simon

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You wanted pets, we give you pets.

With this weekly feature, readers can view profiles of adoptable cats and dogs of various shapes and sizes from Glendale’s Sun Valley Animal Shelter.

Most of the animals that will have their mugs shown in this space will be canines and felines that are a little harder to place because of size, age or a special need, but are wonderful pets nonetheless. Each animal has its own character so if you’re smitten by an animal in this column, head down to the shelter and see for yourself.

There’s no guarantee it will still be there, but if it’s not, maybe the shelter has another animal that fits your own needs, your own personality. Here’s this week’s Pet of the Week:

NAME: Simon

SEX: Male

AGE: 3 years old

BREED: Domestic short hair

OTHER: Mark Twain is quoted as saying “I have been studying the traits and dispositions of the “lower animals” (so called) and contrasting them with the traits and dispositions of man. I find the result humiliating to me.” A quote such as this comes to mind when you meet an animal like Simon.

When you think about all the characteristics you could want in a cat, what comes to mind? Perhaps a “nice personality,” being house trained and just being generally well behaved are some. Well, Simon envelopes all these and more. He has a distinct personality that just makes you wonder, what is an awesome cat like that still doing at the shelter?

Not only is he laid back and just generally well-behaved, but he also likes to talk to you. In his own language, of course, but he definitely tries to get his point across. Then there are the little things that can’t be put down on paper. Really, the essence of what makes Simon unique. The only thing I can say is that you have to meet him to really “get” him. He really is an extraordinary fellow. Don’t just take my word for it, get down to the Sun Valley Animal Shelter and meet Simon. You’ll be glad you did.

To adopt Simon or other pets from Glendale’s Sun Valley Animal Shelter, the West Valley’s largest no-kill animal shelter, call 623-872-7941 or visit the website The shelter is at 7150 N. 110th Ave., Glendale, one mile west of Loop 101, northwest of the intersection of Glendale Avenue and Glen Harbor Boulevard. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. The shelter is closed Mondays.

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