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Posted on Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 6 a.m.

Meet an adorable little dog who enjoys the quiet things in life - Beans, the AnnArbor.com Pet-of-the-Week

By Deb Kern

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Adopt Beans, a lap dog in need of a forever lap.

Our staff and volunteers have become pretty smitten with Beans, a 7-year-old Chihuahua mix who came to the Humane Society of Huron Valley back in February of this year.

Beans travelled all the way from Louisiana on the PetSmart Charities Rescue Waggin’ so that he could find a forever home. This small dog takes a little while to feel comfortable with new people, but as soon as he gets to know you, he’ll come to you for attention, treats and pets.

Beans is often seen behind our adoption desk, or on the lap of one of our adoption staff, greeting people who come to visit. He’s a quiet little dog who is crate-trained and house-trained. He likes small walks but does not need a lot of exercise to be happy.

As many small dogs do, Beans has a condition called luxating patella, where his knee-caps don’t meet correctly. He is showing no signs of discomfort from this and gets along just fine. A daily joint supplement, keeping Beans lean, and providing anti-inflammatory medication for any pain that could result, is the way to manage this. Beans can jump and play and live a normal life but as he ages, his condition may or may not need additional care.

If you have room in your heart and home for a small dog who gets along fine with cats, and would like to enjoy the quiet times with you, please come and visit Beans. He’s ready to go home with you today.

HSHV is open daily at 11 a.m. for adoptions. All pets available for adoption are spayed/neutered, up to date on their vaccinations, medically and behaviorally evaluated, and they have a microchip ID all included in their low adoption fee. Please make adoption your first option.

The Humane Society of Huron Valley, located in Ann Arbor, was awarded the “Best Large Animal Shelter in Michigan" by the Michigan Pet Fund Alliance, for the second time in a row this year, for saving the most lives. HSHV is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies solely on donations from businesses and individuals to support our community programs.

HSHV is not affiliated with the Michigan Humane Society or any other humane organization. The mission of HSHV is to promote responsible and compassionate care of all animals in our community.

Deb Kern is the marketing director for the Humane Society of Huron Valley.