Since 1911, Chico's Butte Humane Society, one of the county's oldest nonprofit agencies, has been coming to the aid of animals in need, helping the lost and abandoned find new homes, and also helping prevent future problems through public education and promotion of compassion and responsible stewardship. Recently BHS opened a low-cost spay and neuter clinic to help the local community combat the problem of pet overpopulation.
Not only is BHS eager to help its dogs find homes locally, it goes the extra mile to help would-be adopters from out of town find their perfect match, right down to suggesting places to stay while making that important decision.
Young Argos, a 9-month-old boxer/Australian shepherd mix, is a bright young pup who's grown up at the shelter and become a great favorite with the staff. He's mastered basic obedience, is learning agility tricks, has gotten along well with many canine roommates, and is waiting for a family to call his own.
Photo: "Argos" - Butte Humane Society