Pets of the week
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Charlie, a 1-year-old domestic shorthair with gray tabby markings, is waiting for a home at the Tracy Animal Shelter. The staff is seeking donations of canned food for dogs and cats, dog toys, puppy and kitten formula and flea shampoo. The shelter, 370 Arbor Road, is open from noon to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For information, call 831-6364 or visit the shelter's Facebook page.

Joy and Pixie, 20-month-old littermates, are available for adoption together from Animal Rescue of Tracy. They are smooth-coated Jack Russell terrier-Chihuahua mixes. Pixie, the leader, weighs about 7 pounds, and Joy, her more cautious sister, weighs about 5 pounds and follows her example. Both get along well with other dogs, but Pixie does not like cats. They sleep in a crate together and like to curl up in a friendly lap — often at the same time. Animal Rescue of Tracy is a nonprofit, all-volunteer rescue group that has pet adoption fairs for dogs and cats from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays in the Macy’s wing of the West Valley Mall, 3200 Naglee Road. The second Pet Lovers Expo and Health & Safety Fair is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 3 at the mall, across from JCPenney; for details, see Datebook on Page 2. The rescue group is also forming a feral cat committee and needs volunteers and a leader for the project; call 642-4324, visit or email to learn more.

Nala, a black Labrador retriever puppy, is 8 weeks old and is ready to be adopted from East of Eden, a nonprofit animal rescue. In all, nine Labrador mix puppies, four Lab-chow mixes and several small-breed puppies are available for adoption this weekend. East of Eden will be at Petco, 2888 Grant Line Road, from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. For information: 815-5186.

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