Flaunting a deep, dark brindle coat with buckskin undertones and a dash of white on her nose, chest and toes, Boxer mix Danica spreads the holiday cheer all year round. She enjoys the companionship of other dogs and always appreciates a good toy, but her true joy is passing out kisses to people of all ages. Two years old and both active and calm, she can be described as a playful couch potato. Danica is without question a “pick of the litter.”

Whether Pilgrim’s known you for years or just introduced herself, this year-old Tabby cat has a reputation of showering people with affection. A friend to all, she will talk to you about the latest news, curl up next to you while you watch your favorite flick, and join you in all of your daily activities. Her black tabby stripes fade into a light taupe undercoat. Pilgrim is pretty close to perfect, so if you’re a cat lover don’t let this one pass you by.

The adoption fees are free for both of these pets throughDec. 17.

The Greenwood County Animal Shelter, 235 Wilbanks Circle, is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Adoption fees are $85 for dogs; $15 for adult cats and $50 for kittens 1 year and younger. Fees include all vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchipping. Pictures and information about adoptable pets are online at www.gwdhumanesociety.org. For information, call 864-942-8775 or email adoption@gwdhumanesociety.org.