The Pet of the Week for the Cocheco Valley Humane Society is actually a bonded pair of pets.

Domino and Shemp are a bonded pair that came to CVHS three weeks ago following their owner’s tragic death. Domino is a 3-year-old black Labrador mix and Shemp is a 2-year-old black and white Staffordshire Terrier mix. These lovely ladies are looking for a welcoming home where they can remain together.

Domino and Shemp love nothing more than playing tag outside until the sun goes down. They will chase each other around the yard at the shelter all day, until they are reluctantly coaxed inside by our staff. Though shy at first, Domino is a playful, easy-going, and sweet girl. Shemp can be more tentative than her sister. It may take a little longer to get to know her, but once she warms up to you, Shemp becomes very affectionate. Don’t be surprised when she wants all the snuggles.

Though they adore one another, Domino and Shemp like to have their own downtime at the end of the day, just like any other sisters. Ideally, these two girls should go to a family that is willing to adopt them as a pair, as it was their owner’s final wish that they remain together. These loyal girls are looking for loving human companions to fill the void left in their world.

If you have space in your home for these playful sisters, come meet Domino and Shemp at Cocheco Valley Humane Society at 262 County Farm Road in Dover. For more information on adopting a pet, visit