FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — WFXR News is talking Furry Friends Tuesday morning, bringing attention to southwest and central Virginia shelters filled with adoptable animals.

On Tuesday, June 21, Stephanie Wright with the Franklin County Animal Shelter brought ‘Nixie’ — a 3-year-old spayed female pit mix who has spent most of her life in a shelter — onto “Good Day Virginia” to help her find her forever home.

Wright tells WFXR News that Nixie needs a home without small children and prefers a home only with dogs. She reportedly does okay with bigger dogs, but she is very playful.

With a face like that, you can tell Nixie would be a lot of fun in the summertime! On top of that, her adoption fee has been completely sponsored.

She does require a meet and greet with other dogs but usually does well with the larger ones. She is a very loud player and she can become “mouthy” but she does not bite. We are working with her on that because we know that can be scary for some. She is an amazing girl that does like to cuddle but also enjoys her play time, especially with her ball.

Description of Nixie on the Franklin County Animal Shelter’s Facebook page

The Franklin County Animal Shelter says adoptions usually cost $40 for dogs and $20 for cats. The fees are higher for the youngest animals — with puppies costing $125 and kittens costing $50 — but that includes vaccination, deworming, and spaying/neutering.

The shelter — located at 81 State Street in Rocky Mount — is closed on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Sundays, but is open from noon to 6 p.m. on Thursdays, from noon to 4 p.m. on Fridays, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.