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SMVHS Pets of the Week -- Orion

Orion is a 4-year-old black and white male American pit bull terrier mix, who weighs 68 pounds.

He knows the commands -- know sit, down, stay, come, watch, leave it (in his person's open hand), leave it on the ground in front of him when he's in a down stay, and he's working on shake.

He like trainings and he works hard for that "yes!" and a tasty treat. And, he loves peanut butter.

Orion is a strong chewer and likes to destroy balls and other toys. Sometimes he is a little protective of a toy, and needs a really good trade to give it up.

He doesn't get too worked up by other dogs and mostly prefer toys. But, he definitely doesn't like cats.

Orion would love to have people who take him to the beach or on hikes and also let him chill out on the couch.

All Santa Maria Valley Humane Society animals are health checked, spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.

Visit, then go to 1687 W. Stowell Road in Santa Maria. The shelter is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

For more information, call 349-3435.

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