ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) —  Every week WFXR News highlights pets ready for adoption in area shelters through our segment, Furry Friends!

On Tuesday, May 30th, Virginia German Shephard Rescue volunteers Pam Breeding and Pam Clark bought 2-year-old Nick and 5-year-old Ruger to the WFXR News studio.

Nick is anemic, so he is currently under medical care and is living with a foster family. He is not available for adoption at the moment, while he is getting medical treatment. Breeding says Nick does well with cats and kids. He loves to jump up to give you kisses.

Ruger is not available for adoption because he is considered hospice. He will live out the rest of his life with this foster family due to his medical issues.

Nick and Ruger are just two of more than 30 dogs with the Virginia German Shephard Rescue and there are about ten more waiting to be rescued.

“The Virginia German Shepherd Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and re-homing of the German Shepherd Dog. “We provide a safe haven for German Shepherds (and, sometimes, other breeds/mixes) who are left in shelters to await uncertain fate, are owner surrenders, or are victims of abuse or neglect,” says Breeding.

If you’re interested in learning more you can visit the Virginia German Shepherd Rescue website.