A Logan Central family found their “little ray of sunshine” when they visited the Logan Animal Management Centre.
Michelle, Will, Ethan and Charlotte Parry - named their adopted dog Akirra – which in several languages translates to the power and wisdom in the light from the sun.
Akirra is a nine-month-old husky cross Labrador who joins the Parry family’s four-year-old Kitty the cat and three budgies - Marshmallow, Frankie and Belle.
Mother, Michelle Parry, said there was an instant connection when she met Akirra.
"She ran up to me and kissed me right away," she said.
Akirra’s arrival has encouraged the Parry family to be more active outdoors.
Her protective instincts have already scared an intruder from their property.
She’s also very protective and recently scared off an intruder on their property.
A WATERFORD resident discovered that when it comes to adopting cats, it is possible to get lucky twice.
When Julia Cooper decided to get a playmate for her first cat Asher, she was nervous they would not get along.
But when she first saw Olly’s photo on the Logan Animal Management Centre website, Ms Cooper knew the placid-looking cat would be perfect.
At first, Olly was tentative with his new home but quickly came out of his shell.
"Olly is really chill and calms our house down and calms Asher," Julia said.
"He also makes for good entertaining cat videos."
The two cats are best friends and enjoy playing with their toys and lounging on their scratching post.
Olly’s daily goal is to beat Asher to snuggle in bed with Ms Cooper.
Anyone searching for a pet are encouraged to visit the Logan Animal Management Centre at 213 Queens Road, Kingston from 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday and Saturday from 9am to 2pm.