Billings' featured Wet Nose Wednesday Pet is named Arya.

Adopting a pet at Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter can be a life-changing moment. Whether you're adopting a puppy, a mature dog, a kitten, a cat, or a rabbit, the joy and excitement is shared by humans and pets alike.

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Meet Arya at YVAS. Credit Jaci Bjorne, TSM
Meet Arya at YVAS. Credit Jaci Bjorne, TSM

Our dog this week has some special needs.

The three-year-old Dutch Shepherd mix seems too young to suffer from agility problems, yet this sweetheart of a pup has two conditions that will limit her activity level: hip dysplasia and bad knees. Vets at YVAS believe she was born with the condition.

Credit Jaci Bjorne, TSM
Credit Jaci Bjorne, TSM

Because every dog deserves a loving home, Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter has waived the adoption fee for Arya and will include a month's supply of her hip and knee medication. Arya was well-behaved, bright, and cuddly on her visit to our studios this week.

A perfect pal for a less active household?

Caregivers at YVAS determined that Arya is not a candidate for surgery and that her hip and knee pain issues can best be managed with medication. For some pet owners, a calmer, less active dog might be a blessing. Arya might be the perfect pet for you. Check out her bio HERE and browse all of the animals currently available at Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter HERE.

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