WINCHESTER -- Cinnamon, a 9-year-old boxer-lab mix, is available for adoption.

Kamryn Dixon, an animal caretaker at the Esther Boyd Animal Shelter in Winchester, said that Cinnamon was brought into the shelter in early February after her owner brought her in.

“[Cinnamon] was around younger kids and didn’t realize her size,” Dixon said. “She played a little too rough with the kids.”

Dixon said that Cinnamon is really good around adults and she recommended Cinnamon for families with kids 15 and older. She said that Cinnamon should be the only pet.

“[Cinnamon] prefers to be the only animal in the house,” Dixon said.

Dixon recommends a single person or a younger couple for Cinnamon. She said, despite the dog’s age, Cinnamon is still very energetic and playful.

“[Cinnamon] loves walks,” Dixon said. “She needs an owner who will go on walks and play with her.”

Dixon said that Cinnamon had a heartworm earlier this year, but it has since been taken care of. Cinnamon has no other health issues and is up to date on all of her shots.

The adoption fee for Cinnamon is $30.

For more information on Cinnamon, contact the Esther Boyd Animal Shelter at 540-667-9192.

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