Rockey is a sweet, big puppy, weighing in at 54 pounds. He is 11 months old and is a boxer mix. He is looking for a loving, active home and is available for only $75. Will you give this big boy a home for the holidays? Visit him at the Humane Society of Pinellas at 3040 S.R. 590, Clearwater. Call 797-7722 or email email@example.com.
Meet Georgie, a beautiful tan and white 2-year-old Chihuahua who weighs only 10.5 pounds. He has had a rough start in life, being part of an abuse case in Polk County. He loves to snuggle, but that was not always the case. When he arrived at Canine Estates, he was fearful of everything, especially people, and would run away instead of being touched. He has overcome so many things, but his proudest accomplishment is finally trusting men. He would love an adult home with squeaky toys, nyla bones, a fenced-in yard and parents who are patient and will love him for the rest of his life. He still needs to work on his housetraining. He walks well on a leash and harness, is crate-trained and up to date on his vaccinations. He is neutered and has no known medical issues. Call 412-0558.
Be prepared to be captivated and mystified by beautiful Audrey's crystal, ice-blue eyes. She is a 2-year-old showshoe mix and is shy, as she has been displaced from her home. She is sweet, loves attention and will need someone to be patient with her as she transitions. She loves interactive playtime and gets along with both dogs and cats. She is fully vaccinated, tested for FeLV and FIV, is spayed and microchipped. Call All 'Bout Cats, Inc. at 712-7773, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.allboutcats.org.
You couldn't ask for a better cat than Tigger. Tigger wants so badly to find his forever lap. He has a condition known as cerebral hypoplasia, or CH, which is a neurological disorder that causes him to be a bit wobbly on his feet. He has an adorable gait, and he runs and climbs with little effort. He has an insistent meow and huge green eyes. He has no trouble navigating his box. CH does not get worse with age. At 11 years old, he would make the perfect lap cat. Visit Friends of Strays at 2911 47th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Call 522-6566 or visit www.friendsofstrays.com.
November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month, so why not choose Alfred? He is a loving 6-year-old cat who is looking for someone to give all of his love to. This sweet cat was rescued by SPCA Tampa Bay's animal ambulance in August after he was found wandering alone as a stray. After receiving some TLC from the SPCA medical team, Alfred is able to start a life with his forever family. Adopt him for $35, which includes his neuter surgery, microchip, vaccinations and 30 days of pet insurance. Meet him at 9099 130th Ave. N., Largo. Visit www.spcatampabay.org.
Guido is a 7-pound male Chihuahua mix. This handsome señor enjoys gondola rides and hanging out with other dogs his size. Guido would prefer to live in an adult-only family. He is neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. Visit more adoptable pets at the Pet Pal Animal Shelter, 405 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg on Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
LARGO - Being big pays off at Pinellas County Animal Services.
When the pounds go up, the prices come down at Pinellas County Animal Services. The shelter is offering adoption specials through the end of November. During this month, the adoption fees for dogs and cats will be as follows during the normal shelter adoption hours:
CLEARWATER - Stop Pet Overpopulation Together Tampa Bay is having a photo contest for pit bulls to be featured on its website and marketing campaign.
Five lucky winners will receive a six-month supply of Comfort’s flea prevention. To qualify, pets need to be spayed or neutered. Send photos to SPOT, 4403 62nd Ave., Pinellas Park, FL 33781; or email them to SPOTclinic@yahoo.com.
SEMINOLE - Camp Basenji Rescue of Seminole recently joined thousands of animal welfare organizations across North America that list homeless pets on Petfinder.
Petfinder, a database of adoptable animals on the Internet, has been committed to animal welfare and rescue organizations dedicated to the cause since its founding in 1996. More than 13,000 rescues and shelters leverage Petfinder’s website and mobile apps to connect homeless pets with prospective pet adopters. To get started, a potential adopter simply enters his or her search criteria and a list is returned that ranks the pets by proximity to the location entered. The animal placement group that is caring for the pet selected, following its policies, carries out adoptions.
LARGO - Operation: SNIP Inc. is a newly formed nonprofit organization serving the community of Pinellas.
SNIP will be offering low cost, high quality, high volume spay and neutering and well care services. The directors of SNIP have a combined 55 years of experience in the veterinary field with 30 of those years being in low-cost spay and neuter programs and shelter medicine. The organization is committed to helping reduce overpopulation in animal shelters and homeless animals in the community.
On Oct. 1, Operation: Snip secured a lease for the clinic located at 13489 Walsingham Road. Operation: Snip is in the process of grant writing and fundraising. The funds will be used for renovations such as flooring, paint, blinds and landscaping. The organization also will need to purchase necessary surgical equipment. The nonprofit plans to open its clinic in early 2015.
ST. PETERSBURG - Pet Pal Veterinary Clinic, at 1900 34th St. S., recently received a grant from Florida Animal Friend for $15,000 to help lower the pet population in Zip codes 33711, 33712, 33705 and 33781.
For those meeting the requirements, male cats are free to be neutered; female cats are $10 to be spayed; male dogs are $20 to be neutered; and female dogs are $30 to be spayed.
The owner must live in one of the following Zip codes: 33711, 33712, 33705 or 33781. The owner must provide a valid Driver’s License or State issued ID. The owner must provide documentation in owner’s name of one of the following government assistance programs, including Children’s Health Insurance Plan; Major VA Disability Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; Medicaid Free Lunch Program; Social Security Disability; Women, Infants, and Children; HUD Section 8 Housing Supplemental Security Income; or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.