Every Thursday morning at 7:15am on the Lite Rock Morning Show, the Humane Society of Ocean City brings in the new Lite Rock Pet of the Week.

If you are thinking about adding a pet to your family, please consider adopting from the Humane Society of Ocean City, a no-kill shelter recognized as one of the nation’s top ten animal shelters.

All of the animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped before adoption. All animals also receive an Alumni Card which entitles them to a 10% lifetime discount for veterinary services at the Humane Society of Ocean City clinic.

This week we met “Diego” the dog.

Here’s a little background info on Diego from the Humane Society of Ocean City…“

"Diego is a 4 year old dogue de bordeaux( the dog from turner and hooch), a large French Mastiff breed—and one of the most ancient French dog breeds.  He was brought to the shelter because his owners couldn’t afford his high quality food.  He is allergic to dairy products and dust mites.

He will need to be bathed regularly and would prefer to be an indoor pet.  He gets along with kids and other pets.  Diego is a wonderful  boy who is looking for a family just as special as he is.

His skin was flaking off so bad because of his skin allergies, his body was bright red and couldn’t go a minute without scratching.  We found out what he was allergic to and now is doing better."

If you would like to visit Diego or need more information about any animal up for adoption at The Humane Society of Ocean City, call 609-399-2018 or stop in any day between 11a-3p.To adopt from the HSOC you will need one form of identification, which includes your name, permanent address and proof of ownership (i.e., local tax stub). If you rent, written approval from your landlord is required as well as personal identification.

The adoption fee is $50.00 for cats or kittens and $85 for dogs, adults and puppies.

They accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and debit cards. Checks are accepted upon management’s approval. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, microchip if requested, free first vet exam, and all necessary vaccinations through the first year. Adoption applications are available at the shelter.

See all of the available Lite Rock Pets of the Week