Shelter Me: Animal Welfare Association

VOORHEES, N.J. (WPVI) -- An animal lover has found two new companions from a shelter that's making connections in Camden County.

Jenna Walker has always been an animal lover.

She adopted Jaxon and Dexter from the Animal Welfare Association.

"I've had cats and dogs my entire life," said Jenna.

In 2013, with an empty nest to fill, she adopted Jaxon and the two instantly clicked.

"There was just something about him, it sounds corny, but we locked eyes and I was like oh my god this is my best friend," said Jenna.

Jenna had such a great experience with AWA that she adopted Dexter from them two years later.

"He's so cute, so I got him right on the spot," said Jenna.

The two dogs are inseparable.

"They literally are best friends. They have to do everything together, they're so awesome, said Jenna."

The Animals Welfare Association is South Jersey's largest and oldest no-kill Animal Shelter.

Nanci Keklak is the Shelter Services Manager.

"We place about 2700 animals a year. Dogs, cats, rabbits, gerbil, hamsters, a lot of the small and furries," she said.

Count Chocula, a two-year-old Dutch Rabbit.

Nancy says, "He's very calm and relaxed in the presence of humans. He would be great for first time rabbit owners."

Scooter is an 8-year-old Whippet mix and would love a home with older children.

"He's very active. He's not your typical senior type dog. He's easily trained," said Nancy.

Two-year-old Parker came to AWA with heart-worm. He's currently being treated, and will soon be available for his forever family.

"He is goofy, playful, energetic," said Nancy.

Sarah would love a quiet home.

"She's sweet as can be. She's uses her litter box. She's perfectly healthy, and she's really a nice little lap cat," said Nancy.

And getting us into the Christmas spirit is Balsam, a 2-year-old terrier mix. She came from a shelter that was overcrowded in Texas. She is extremely lovable, and extremely friendly, and ready for a forever home.

If you're interested in Balsam or any of the animals you've seen today, you can visit the Animal Welfare Association website.

And, if you'd like us to share your shelter success stories, post a picture to the FYI Philly Facebook page using #6abc Shelter Me and tell us where you adopted your pet and how much they mean to you.

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