Steamboat adoptable pets: Hammy the cat and Bruzer the dog |

Steamboat adoptable pets: Hammy the cat and Bruzer the dog


Hammy is a distinctly unique 3-year-old with an attitude. He was surrendered by his previous owner due to a move and is having trouble getting over losing his people. He thinks he’s as fierce as a mountain lion and likes to try and occasionally imitate their roars to keep the staff at Routt County Humane Society on their toes as they clean. He was an indoor cat, but staff think he could be an excellent mouser. Re-bonding with a new owner will take time as he is selective with who he opens up to. But once he accepts you as his people and new pride, it will be a truly special bond and you will be the center of his world. Staff know his soft side exists … you just have to be patient and dig deep for it while respecting his boundaries. Hammy secretly likes to snuggle with stuffed animals and prefers drinking out of glass water bowls like the prince he is. Take him home for a month adoption trial and see if you can break the ice with this insecure kitty and teach him that he can let his guard down and learn to love again.

This handsome guy is Bruzer. He is a 50-pound, 5-year-old pitbull mix ready for his forever home. He is a sweet, handsome guy who is eager to please — what more could you ask for? Bruzer is highly treat motivated and will do pretty much anything for a cookie. Some of his commands include: sit, stay, down, shake, watch me, touch, and leave it. He’s recently started agility training and pretty much has it down. He is very athletic and can co-pilot many outdoor activities including hiking and running. Bruzer is a closet couch potato and loves lounging either in your lap or with a pillow under his head. Be careful though, he may just steal your seat when you get up from the recliner chair. Did you say belly rubs? This guy loves belly rubs.

Bruzer is not fond of cats and he does need slow introductions to get to know new dogs, but once he does, he enjoys canine companionship. Bruzer is house trained, crate trained, and has been practicing loose leash walking, and participating in group walks to increase his socialization. Bruzer does suffer from generalized anxiety and separation anxiety for which he is on medication. He is regulated well on his current medication and he continues to improve in his foster home. Give him a chance and he will surely be your new best friend – call Routt County Humane Society to arrange a first meeting with this very handsome guy.

For more information about Hammy, Bruzer and other adoptable pets, contact the Routt County Humane Society at 970-879-7247 or visit

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