Have you ever heard of a Catahoula Leopard Dog?

Our Point Pet of the Week, from the Monmouth County SPCA, is an unusual breed and was rescued from the south.

The Catahoula Leopard Dog was traditionally used to herd pigs in the Louisianna Bayou, but this boy, named Marty, seems just as happy in the cold, January weather of NJ!

At first glance, Marty looks just like a Chocolate Lab in size and style, but once you see him up close you can see some of those leopard spots on him! What a built-in conversation starter you will have with this breed of dog!

He's fun and lively and happy and only a year old. Everyone who meets him, loves him. He's a complete mush and loves everyone in return...and is the SPCA's "go to" guy for doggy playgroups, too!

Marty is neutered and ready to go home with the lucky family who is ready to adopt him.

For more information, go to www.monmouthcountyspca.org or call 732-542-0040 and go see Marty at 260 Wall Street at their Eatontown adoption center. You can also check out some of the pets that the SPCA has up for adoption at their Homeward Bound Adoption Center inside the Freehold Raceway Mall on the lower level next to Sears.