Some boots are made for walking, but this Boots is made for loving. This wonderful senior lady is 11 years old, friendly and playful. She prefers a calm home without the busy nature of younger children. Boots is ready to walk with you to her new home. Bring this article to Pinellas County Animal Services and adopt her for only $5. Throughout August, adopt cats and kittens for only $5, large dogs for $25 or puppies and small breeds of dogs for $40. All animals are spayed or neutered and up to date on shots. Visit them at 12450 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Call 582-2600 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/animalservices/petfind.htm.
Stan is a very friendly 1-year-old male tabby cat who has special needs. He was rescued from the streets by a kind family who wanted to keep him, but because they had other cats, they could not. A trip to the vet showed that Stan is Feline Leukemia positive. When the vet suggested euthanasia, the family contacted Friends of Strays who rescued him. He is sweet and healthy and deserves a forever home. Meet him at 2911 47th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Call 522-6566 or visit www.friendsofstrays.com.
Sammy is lovely and somehow appears to be very much a young lady, though she can be a spunky one as well. She is almost 2 years old and is a domestic longhair mix cat. She will be happy to see you when you visit her at the Pinellas County Humane Society and will surely be even happier to come home with you. She is all stylish with a cute summertime haircut and is ready to find her forever home. Visit her at 3040 S.R. 590, Clearwater or call 797-7722.
Meet Sydney, a 1-year-old Australian shepherd mix in need of a loving home. He is a special pup who needs a special family. Due to a genetic abnormality, he is completely deaf. He loves to play and make new friends and would make a great family dog for a family who has the time and patience to help Sydney learn to operate in his unique world. His deafness has not slowed him down, and he needs daily exercise and training. His adoption fee is $160, which includes his neuter surgery, microchip, vaccinations and 30 days of pet insurance. Meet him at SPCA Tampa Bay at 9099 130th Ave. N., Largo or visit www.spcatampabay.org.
This cutie pie is Randie, an adorable orange and white tabby boy. He is very playful and affectionate. He runs, tumbles and jumps for joy and needs to have a rough and tumble kitty to play with, so he would do best in a home with another cat. If you adopt one of his friends at Second Chance for Strays, you'll receive a discounted adoption fee. This sweet boy has the biggest ears and paws. He is sure to fill your home with lots of love and laughter. To meet him, call Pat with Second Chance for Strays at 535-9154. Randy is neutered and up to date on all his vaccinations. Visit www.secondchanceforstrays.com.
Milky Way is a beautiful 2-year-old calico kitty with sparkly green eyes. She was pregnant when she came to and went into a foster home to give birth and care for her kittens until they were weaned. They have all been adopted, and now it is her turn to find a loving home. Milky Way gets along with dogs and other cats. She has been spayed, microchipped and is current on shots. Adopt her at 1030 Pennsylvania Ave., Palm Harbor. Call 786-1330.
Looking for a big, male cat that loves attention? Luka is a handsome, 5-year-old kitty that craves being petted. He sports a thick white fur coat with dark gray markings as well as gorgeous green eyes. He gets along with other cats but has not yet commented about dogs. Luka is fully vetted and microchipped. To meet him, visit Save Our Strays Cat Haven in Pinellas Park. Call a SOS volunteer at 545-1116 or visit www.saveourstraysinc.com.
LARGO - Pinellas County Animal Services will host a special Yappy Hour adoption promotion on Friday, Aug. 22, 6 to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, Aug. 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 12450 Ulmerton Road.
During these hours, all dogs and cats over the age of four months will be free to adopt. The adoption fee for all puppies and kittens under the age of four months will be $25. All dogs and cats that are up for adoption have been spayed or neutered, licensed, fully vaccinated and micro-chipped.
ST. PETE BEACH - With the dog days of summer upon us, and a new school year starting, what an opportunity to celebrate everybody's best friend with a pet-friendly After School Bark Bash, set for Tuesday, Aug. 26, 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Loews Don CeSar Hotel, 3400 Gulf Blvd.
Loews Hotels & Resorts loves pets, and in honor of National Dog Day, Loews is celebrating dogs and their owners with this fun-filled event.
CLEARWATER - An evening of Drag Queen Bingo to benefit Save Our Strays is set for Monday, Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m., at Hamburger Mary’s, 28910 U.S. 19 N. There will be lots of fun, food and prizes.
There will be 10 rounds of bingo for just $10, and all proceeds benefit Save Our Strays. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 400-6996. Save Our Strays is an all-volunteer, nonprofit, no-kill animal welfare organization dedicated to re-homing cats and kittens. To learn more, visit www.saveourstraysinc.com or call 481-5262.
LARGO - CAT 101 will be presented Saturday, Aug. 30, 1 to 2 p.m., at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N. Cost is $35 per person. Call 586-3591.
The instructor will explain feline body language cues, discuss what cats enjoy, suggest the best rewards, and offer clues as to what cats are trying to communicate. The class will include an introduction to clicker training, as well as play some kitty agility games. Attendees also will learn how to teach their cat to do a trick.
LARGO - A free foster orientation program for homeless pets will be presented Saturday, Aug. 30, noon to 2 p.m., at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N. For information, call 499-0362.
Those who have room in their home and their heart for a temporary visitor may be good candidates for foster parenting. Some of the animals admitted to SPCA Tampa Bay are not ready to be adopted. They may be too young or have a health problem that must be treated. The free foster orientation program is the first step toward helping these animals.