LebTown features a different Lebanon County pet each Friday to help us enter the weekend with the best vibes possible.

This week, meet Marci!


Marci, according to owner Tania Gutekunst, is a 9-year-old Shih-Tzu who “loves watching The Blacklist, Stranger Things, and true crime documentaries.”

Marci also enjoys NFL games and UFC fights, Tania says.

“Marci looks forward to her daily walks through town, especially stopping at the Annville Natural Food Market and getting some special treats at the Whirling Dervish Bakery or some coffee at Swatara Coffee,” she adds. “Marci enjoys hikes at Memorial Lake and Quittapahilla Creek. Marci’s BFFs are Oliver, Shylah, and Daisy. Above all, Marci adores her big brother Max.”


Besides her long walks and unusual TV-watching habits, Marci’s favorite pastimes “include playing with her little bears and taking naps in the sofa crack or on the recliner,” Tania says. “She also loves staying up late with her older brother for movie nights or Netflix binges.”

Congratulations, Marci, for being this week’s Pet of the Week!


Looking for a pet? Check out available adoptions at the Humane Society of Lebanon County.

To nominate your pet, email pets@lebtown.com and include:

  • Your name and your pet’s name
  • Pet’s breed if applicable
  • A little about your pet and why they should be “Pet of the Week”
  • And of course—pictures! Feel free to send high-quality attachments or a link to an online storage service.


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Tom has been a professional journalist for nearly four decades. In his spare time, he plays fiddle with the Irish band Fire in the Glen, and he reviews music, books and movies for Rambles.NET. He lives with his wife, Michelle, and has four children: Vinnie, Molly, Annabelle and Wolf.