Buddy is a 2-year-old male hound dog who loves to listen to Elvis while sniffing for life's treasures. He is a happy-go-lucky boy who will need an active lifestyle. Buddy is neutered, microchipped and up to date on his vaccinations. To learn more about Buddy and the other adoptable pets at Pet Pal Animal Shelter, 405 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg, call 727-328-7738 or visit petpalanimalshelter.com.
Ultra sweetness comes in this little 5-month-old male kitten with his exotic spotted pattern. Bjorn is a little shy in the beginning, but he comes around quickly with lots of hands-on attention. He loves to play with toys, especially anything with a feather on it. He gets along quite well with other cats, too. Bjorn is fully age-appropriately vaccinated, tested for FeLV and FIV, neutered and microchipped. For more information, contact All 'Bout Cats Inc. at call 727-712-7773 or visit www.allboutcats.org.
Photos don't do this cute little girl justice. Cordi is a 6-year-old Welsh corgi/Pembroke mix. She needs a permanent home with someone who can walk her daily to burn off that corgi energy. She loves her walks but could use a little training on the leash to keep from pulling. Cordi is a smart little girl and likes to explore on her own, so she would need a good fenced-in yard or be leash walked. She has lived with other cats and dogs but is a little slow to warm up to new dogs, so slow introductions are best. She is fine around children and knows "sit." Visit her at the Pinellas County Humane Society, 3040 S.R. 590, Clearwater or call 727-797-7722.
Meet Jesper, a mostly white cat with patches of gray with tabby stripes. He is quite a character and literally jumps for joy. He loves to play and do silly things to make you laugh. He is a good boy who will give you lots of love. He is fully vetted and ready to go to his home with no extra expenses needed. Visit Jesper at the Clearwater PetSmart on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard and U.S. 19. Visit www.secondchanceforstrays.com or call Pat at Second Chance for Strays at 727-535-9154.
Rocky is a handsome, 5-year-old American bulldog mix. Rocky is ready to hit the beach with his forever family, as he loves to play and swim every chance he gets. He will make a great playmate for his family members of all ages. Rocky would do best as the only dog in his future home. His adoption fee is $75, including his neuter surgery, microchip, vaccinations and 30 days of pet insurance. Meet him at the SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N., Largo. Visit www.spcatampabay.org.
Indie, a 3-year-old pit bull still needs a home and is becoming everyone's favorite at Pinellas County Animal Services. She is patiently waiting for someone to give her plenty of belly rubs. Her number is P556167, and if you bring this article with you, during August you can adopt large dogs for $25, puppies for $40, and cats and kittens for $5. All pets are spayed or neutered and up to date on shots. Visit them at 12450 Ulmerton Road, Largo, www.pinellascounty.org/animalservices/petfind.htm or call 727-582-2600.
This poor girl is 9 years old and was returned to the Suncoast Animal League in Palm Harbor when her owner was transferred out of state and left Tinkerbell behind. She's had a rough go of it, having been originally rescued in 2007 after she was found impaled on a fence. She is declawed and is laid back most of the time. She gets along with other cats and kitty-friendly dogs and would do best in a home with no young children. This senior girl has been through a lot and deserves a loving, forever home today. To learn more, call 727-786-1330.
Rosie is a 12-year-old female Maltese. She is a senior who still has quite a bit of get-up-and-go and is looking for a person to love her. She is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. To learn more about Rosie or the other adoptable animals at Pet Pal Animal Shelter, call 727-328-7738, visit www.petpalanimalshelter.com, or stop by in person at 405 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg.
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.
LARGO - Furever Friends Animal Rescue Inc. of Largo recently joined thousands of animal welfare organizations across North America that list their homeless pets on Petfinder, the online leader in responsible pet adoptions.
Petfinder, the largest 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.