Bodie, top, is a rambunctious boy who wants to run and play. He is intelligent and likes to channel his energy into learning new things. He already knows sit, off, down, paw and side (for heel) and looks forward to learning more since he's still a puppy. He'd be best in a home without cats as he wants to chase and play with them. He is a 9 to 11-month-old black and white Bull Terrier mix that weighs 45 pounds.

Bridgette, bottom, is a loving girl that wiggles with happiness. She has a laid-back personality and is happy to just hang out. She likes to to play occasionally too. She would be fine with other animals in the family. She is a 3 to 5-year-old, black Labrador Retriever mix that has a docked tail and weighs 42 pounds.

The Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter currently has more than 21 dogs and puppies, and 5 cats and kittens available. Pictures of additional pets waiting for adoption can be viewed at

Normal shelter hours are Monday, Thursday and Friday from noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday from 1 to 7 p.m., Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. It is closed Sunday and Tuesday. The shelter number is (812) 273-1788 and the email is

Volunteers are always welcome at the shelter to help with walking dogs, playing with puppies and kittens and many other tasks. Volunteers must be 16 years old.

The shelter is in need of monetary donations for the animal medical and building funds. A list of other needed items can be found on the shelter website. Donations can be mailed to 2727 Hannah Drive, Madison, IN 47250 or dropped off during shelter hours.

Those with missing pets can stop by the shelter, call or email a complete description of the pet, when and where it was last seen, the owner's name and contact information, and a picture of the pet. Pets are held for three days for owners to reclaim them, before they are made available for adoption.

Animals should not be abandoned outside of the shelter or dropped off at the shelter after hours.

For animal control issues in Madison call (812) 265-3347. For animal control issues in Hanover and Jefferson County call (812) 265-2648.