Annabelle is a Southern beauty that loves to please. She is a bit shy a first; however, once this gem is around you awhile she can't get enough petting and attention. Her adorable face and very pink nose make her extra special. Save Our Strays has a varied selection of wonderful adult cats at its Cat Haven in Pinellas Park. All SOS cats have been spayed/neutered, tested for feline diseases. and are micro chipped. To meet Annabelle and other friendly felines, call a SOS volunteer at 727 545-1116. Additional cats may be seen on SOS' website saveourstraysinc.com.
Cindy is a 2- to 3-year-old Jack Russell terrier mix weighing in at about 12 pounds. She is the sweetest little love bug. She loves to sit on your lap and will give lots of kisses. Cindy is house-trained and enjoys riding in the car in her carrier. She walks well on leash but is afraid of other dogs and may bark at them. She will need continued training to work on this behavior. She would like to be the only animal in her new home. She loves to play with toys and has learned to sit and fetch. Cindy needs a fenced in yard to run around in. She will make you laugh with her antics. She loves meeting people, but it's best if she goes to a home with children 10 or older. Cindy is spayed, micro chipped and up-to-date with vaccines. She is currently in a foster home, so call Suncoast Animal League at 786-1330 to arrange a meet and greet.
Looking for the perfect playmate? Say hello to Sparkey! Sparkey is a goofy 1-year-old pit bull mix and he is looking for a new place to call home. Sparkey is still full of silly puppy energy. This loveable pup will make a great addition to an active family that won't mind spending time exercising and playing outdoors. Could Sparkey be your perfect match? Come meet him and find out. The $30 adoption fee includes neuter surgery, microchip, vaccinations, and 30 days of pet insurance. Meet Sparkey at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N., Largo. Preview pets online at www.SPCATampaBay.org.
Allton is one of the bottle-fed babies at Second Chance for Strays - they make the best pets! He was adopted out as a kitten, but unfortunately his owner moved out of the country and could not take him along. He is a gray tabby with white. Allton is a very sweet kitty and you can't help but love him when he looks at you with those big golden eyes. He is very well behaved, affectionate and gets along well with other cats. Allton is neutered and up to date on all vaccinations. Visit him at the Clearwater PetSmart on Gulf to Bay Boulevard and U.S. 19 or call Pat at 535-9154. Visit www.secondchanceforstrays.com.
Got ducks? Fun Bo is becoming a shelter favorite. Bo is a big boy at 60 pounds. He is a lab mix who loves to play. His number is P561442. Bring this article with you to Pinellas County Animal Services and Bo can be yours for $40 through month of January. Every one of the pets offered for adoption at Animal Services are spayed or neutered and have all of their required shots. Visit Bo and the other dogs and cats up for adoption at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo. To learn more about Animal Services call 582-2600 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/animalservices.
This is Kobe. He is a fun loving, friendly and confident young boy who is super smart, too. He knows how to sit, lay down, give double paw and learn more because he picks up things fast. He also loves his walks and adores playtime. Squeaky toys and fetch are among his favorite things. He loves to run and play, so someone with a more active lifestyle would be best - but he still does like to relax on the couch, cuddle and watch TV. He loves all people and other dogs - but, no cats, please. He adores attention and lots of love and more playtime. Kobe can be adopted for the price of $75 at the Humane Society of Pinellas, 3040 State Road 590, Clearwater. Call 797-7722 or email Info@HumaneSocietyofPinellas.org.
Baby - what a perfect name for a cute Chihuahua mix, who loves going for "strolls" in a stroller. But then, you can't blame the sweet and sassy 6 1/2-year-old, whose favorite activities include lying on laps, cuddling on couches and bonding in bed. Gentle and loving, with the widest, most winning of smiles, this little 11-pound love bug makes everyone he meets his new best friend. Despite his fondness for strollers, Baby does love his walks, but is slowed down slightly by patellar luxation (floating kneecaps: a condition common in small dogs). Now sniffing about for a new home, Baby would prefer one with a mature couple with no other dogs, so they can form their own mutual admiration society and enjoy it forever. To apply to meet Baby, call Canine Estates at 412-0558 or email Director@canineEstates.com.
ST. PETERSBURG - Now's the time to start drumming up individual and team support for Southeastern Guide Dogs' Walkathon, presented by Publix.
The event will be presented Saturday, Feb. 28, at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg. Event festivities will begin at 9:30 a.m., with opening ceremonies set for 10:45 a.m. and the 3K-walk kickoff at 11 a.m. There will be a raffle drawing at noon.
PINELLAS PARK - Area pets now have a new option for non-emergency and preventive care in the Tampa Bay area.
Located in the Pet Supplies Plus of Pinellas Park at 7331 Park Blvd. N., the area’s first EZ Vet Pet Care Station will allow local residents to have quick, convenient and affordable access to a veterinarian for basic medical conditions as well as routine pet care.
In America, obesity in people is a fast-growing health crisis and the same is true in our pet population - and it’s completely preventable!
Compared to us, pets don’t have a very long life span. The life span of an overweight pet is even shorter because the same disease processes that occur in obese people also affect our obese pets: diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and arthritis are real life problems.
Sadly, many dogs are put to sleep every year because they are unable to walk due to painful, debilitating arthritis. Obesity not only wreaks havoc on joints but the fat tissue also secretes inflammatory mediators and hormones that are toxic to other areas of your pet’s body. Consistently feeding your dog a well-balanced diet recommended by your veterinarian will keep him lean. It may even extend his life by two years or more.