Monday, May 21, 2012
Lucky is a 4-year-old extra-large all black Labrador mix looking for a new home.
Monday, May 21, 2012
He looks like a "scooby" with the given name "Lucky." This 4-year old extra-large all black Labrador mix has one ear up, one down, a curly tail, and an amazing story of survival. Lucky was in the backyard of his Tampa home when a someone allegedly set the house ablaze. Lucky is neutered, housebroken, social, and perfectly healthy (no heartworms or other issues). Take him home fully vaccinated, micro-chipped, and registered for the cost of the county tag (just $20). Please be Lucky's charm. He is animal ID# 1343900. Adopt Tuesday - Sunday at the shelter, 440 N. Falkenburg Rd. For more information, call (813) 744-5660 or visit www.hillsboroughcounty.org/animalservices.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Monte is a year and half-old stray looking for a new home.
"Monte de Mayo" is almost too pretty to be a boy! Monte is a year and half-old stray that loves to play like a puppy and get hugs. Part long-haired Chihuahua, Monte has tested positive for heartworms and needs a responsible owner this time around. He's offered at a special price in consideration of his minor medical need. Donate to his care or adopt him Tuesday - Sunday at Hillsborough County Animal Services, 440 N. Falkenburg Road. He'll come fully neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and licensed with county tags. Monte is animal ID# 1431338. For more information, call (813) 744-5660 or visit www.hillsboroughcounty.org/animalservices.
Monday, July 18, 2011
It takes patience and understanding to integrate a rescue dog into your home, but you'll get lots of love in return.
As the adoption coordinator for a local rescue organization, I have had many conversations about adopting a rescue dog. Adopting a rescue dog is different from buying a dog. Most dogs that are purchased are puppies and come from breeders or people who have to give them up. A rescue dog can be from anywhere and may have gone through more things in life than you or I. I have found that some rescue dogs have issues, but nothing that they are not willing to work on to please you. Both of my pets are rescue dogs, and they both look at me with appreciation. They seem to be saying thank you sometimes. However, adopting a rescue dog is not for everyone. Some rescue dogs have been chained outside, kept in a kennel, dumped on the side of the road …