Hugh is an active 8-week-old kitten who loves his toys. All animals are spayed or neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. Pet Pal Animal Shelter is at 405 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg. Call 727-328-7738 or visit www.petpalanimalshelter.com.
Tiara and Kayla
Tiara and Kayla are a bonded pair of Chinese crested hairless. They are 6 years young and about 11 pounds each. They are current on shots, spayed, microchipped and will be heartworm tested. They are a bonded pair so they will need to be adopted together. The girls are very timid and are house-trained. To welcome them to your heart and home, submit an application online at www.viprescue.org.
Part of a trio of Chihuahuas just taken in by Canine Estates, 11-year-old Tiny is a cream and caramel treat. At a trim 10 pounds, he appears hale and hardy, and is adjusting to his new life, one doggy step at a time. Still somewhat shy, given the twisting journey he took to get here, he should slowly emerge from his soft doggy shell with the love of a loving forever family. To make an appointment, call 727-412-0558 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This handsome retriever mix came to the Humane Society of Pinellas all the way from Georgia when another shelter was in need of space. Pikachu loves to run and play and catch Pokemon all day. He finds that he makes friends everywhere he goes. Pikachu also enjoys learning new commands and walking on his Easy Walk Harness or Gentle Leader. In his previous home, Pikachu was house trained and has perfect house manners. Call 727-797-7722. The Humane Society of Pinellas is at 3040 State Road 590, Clearwater.
Dolo loves to run and play in the yard, yet he doesn't want to wander far from the nearest human. It's almost like he is watching to see what you want him to do next. He has learned "sit," and it won't take long to teach him more basic commands. He is a 2-year-old rottweiler/shar pei mix that weighs in at 48 pounds. You must own your own home to adopt Dolo. All animals are spayed or neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. Pet Pal Animal Shelter is at 405 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg. Call 727-328-7738 or visit www.petpalanimalshelter.com.
Sweet is this brown and white tabby’s middle name. Gracie comes to greet visitors at Save Our Strays’ Cat Haven - all she wants is some petting. Gracie came back to SOS because her “mom” could no longer care for her. She has been tested for feline diseases, is vaccinated and microchipped and is ready for an attentive family looking for a great cat. To meet Gracie, call 727-545-1116. To see additional cats, visit saveourstrayinc.com.
LARGO - Adoption fees for large breed dogs are currently being waived at Pinellas County Animal Services due to a high number of dogs in the adoption center. Currently, 103 dogs are available for adoption. Fees will be waived for large breed dogs until the population of dogs is reduced at the shelter.
LARGO - To promote shelter pet adoptions, Pinellas County Animal Services is getting into the spirit of Halloween by offering discounted adoption rates at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo.
Through the end of October, residents who come dressed as cats or dogs will receive reduced adoption fees. The adoption fee for large dog breeds will be reduced to $10, and for small dog breeds and puppies, it will be reduced to $35. The adoption fee for all cats and kittens will be reduced to $20.
Old age in itself is not a disease. However, those animals that reach their senior years can have disease processes present that some may mistake as just old age without knowing that something can be done to help their beloved pet.
As pets age, one may notice changes in their behavior. These changes need to be brought to the attention of a veterinarian so they can help to diagnose a pet properly. Changes in vocalization (especially in cats), housetraining habits, anxiety, social interaction, activity levels, sleep-wake cycles and mental status can all be indications that a pet may be suffering from Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome or another medical condition that needs to be addressed.
As the Zika virus continues to make news, pet owners everywhere are asking if mosquitoes could infect their dogs and cats. So far, experts say they simply don’t know how or if the mosquito-borne disease affects pets.
But veterinarians from BluePearl Veterinary Partners say it’s worth remembering that dogs and cats all across the country face another danger from mosquitoes. It’s not new or mysterious, but it is nasty and deadly.
Pinellas County Animal Services is implementing changes to its user fees with the new fiscal year 2017 budget, effective Oct. 1. An increase in user fees will allow Animal Services to offer an enhanced level of service.
Pet license fees fund the shelter’s animal welfare services such as veterinary care and shelter for lost and abandoned animals, animal neglect and cruelty investigations, and emergency care for injured pets.
Pinellas County Animal Services is taking part in improving animal welfare and facilitating responsible pet ownership by providing vaccinations and sterilization for low-income pet owners.
Animal Services awarded reimbursement grants for fiscal year 2017 to nonprofit agencies that offer preventive care, sterilization or Trap Neuter Vaccinate Return programs for animals in Pinellas County. The program is funded through the Animal Welfare Trust Fund.
Having a baby is a life changing experience for everyone involved, including pets. Just as you’re preparing for baby’s arrival, your dog needs advance preparation for this big change, especially if your dog has not spent time around children.
Start preparing your pet now for baby’s arrival to create a safe and happy environment for everyone, and to establish the start of a lifelong bond between your new baby and your canine companion.
As part of the continuing effort to ensure more pets are licensed in Pinellas County, Animal Services will be mailing pet license renewal notices to pet owners prior to and after rabies vaccination expiration. Pet license expiration corresponds to the rabies vaccination expiration date.
In Pinellas County, pet owners are required by law to obtain a license for their cats and dogs. To obtain a pet license, each dog and cat over the age of 4 months must be vaccinated for rabies. Rabies vaccinations are due every year or every three years, depending on the vaccine administered.