Patches is Well-Trained and Energetic

Patches is a perfect family dog for anyone looking for a well-trained and active playmate!

Patches is a one year old pit mix with energy to spare. Even though he's an active guy, he's also got some good training and already can sit, shake and lay down!

What Patches really needs in a family is structure. As soon as he gets a family that can help set a schedule for him, he'll be able to burn off his excess energy in a good way.

How to Adopt

Patches is ready to go to his forever home. He is neutered and microchipped. The adoption fee is $35 and includes the first set of shots, a collar and leash, a bag of food and a toy for the dog.

We've attached an adoption form (PDF) to make it easy.

Adopt Patches, and we will feature your photo with your new pet on Patch, too!

How to Help

If you can't adopt, but still want to help, Animal Servces always needs volunteers.

Contact Kelli Becraft at kbecraft@co.pinellas.fl.us for more information.

If you want to see Patches, and other adorable adoptable animals, make sure to check out the Pinellas County Animal Shelter's adoption events at the shelter the first, second and third Saturdays of the month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

On the fourth Saturday, the event is at the Largo Mall PetSmart from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Rachel Jolley January 18, 2013 at 02:43 PM
Patches, what a great name :) He seems like a real sweetheart!
Jen Benson January 19, 2013 at 04:38 AM
Living with a dog can cause the owners to get sick, passing it on to others. A dog can not wipe, take a shower daily and wear protective undergarment and therfore spread his feces throughout the home microscopically. A dogs waste can contain: e-coli, salmonella, MRSA, hook worms, round worms, etc....same thing applies to a cat. People have been geting sick at alarming rates, only due to the increase of pet ownership. Living with a pet is unhealthy. Something to research.
Barbara Read January 19, 2013 at 05:30 AM
For another point of view, google "people with pets are healthier" and read a few of the links. Live longer, better quality of life, sick less often? Sounds good to me. Even the CDC says on the "Health Benefits of Pets" page of their "Healthy Pets Healthy People" section that pet ownership improves health. If the Centers for Disease Control are promoting pet ownership, then maybe it's okay to own a dog or cat.


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