Meet handsome Edmond, a beautiful, brown tabby-and-white coat that has caramel-colored accents. Edmond is quite friendly and loves attention. You can't help but want to hug this boy when he looks at you with those big, green eyes. Edmond is laid back and quite well behaved. He was adopted out as a kitten, but unfortunately his owner become very sick and could not care for him anymore. He is neutered and up to date on all vaccinations. To meet this loveable boy, call Pat with Second Chance for Strays at 535-9154. Visit www.secondchanceforstrays.com.
How would you like to live with royalty? Princess is a 6-year-old calico with beautiful blue eyes. She has a unique black, yellow, tan, and white coat. She loves belly rubs and catnip toys. Could your lap be her throne? Meet Princess at Friends of Strays, 2911 47th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Call 522-6566 or visit www.friendsofstrays.com.
Say hello to 7-year-old Garcie. He is an adorable Yorkshire terrier mix in need of a loving home. After a few months in his last home, Garcie was brought back to SPCA Tampa Bay when his family was no longer able to care for him. This mellow little guy would do best in an adult home or with family members ages 10 and older. If you want an affectionate companion that will stay by your side, look no further than Garcie. His fee is $75, which includes his neuters surgery, microchip, vaccinations and free 30 days of pet insurance. Meet him at 9099 130th Ave. N., Largo or visit www.spcatampabay.org.
Looking at her now, you would never guess that pretty little Tammy came to the Humane Society of Pinellas with a bad case of fleas, scabs, hair loss and a scraggly coat. Her allergies require that she remains on a monthly flea treatment and consumes a hypoallergenic diet. But other than that, she is happy, alert and quite a lively young lady. Tammy is 2 years old and a domestic medium hair mixed breed. To meet this sweet girl, visit 3040 S.R. 590 in Clearwater or call 797-7722.
Born to love and be loved, Indie is a sweet 3-year-old pit bull mix. He loves belly rubs, car rides and treats. Who can resist this face? His number at Pinellas County Animal Services is P556167, and if you bring this article with you, you can adopt him for only $25. He is neutered and up to date on shots. Visit 12450 Ulmerton Road, Largo, call 582-2600 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/animalservices/petfind.htm.
Spunky is a young adult silver tabby with a cool marble-patterned coat. He was rescued in a recent hoarding case and loves human attention. He is a wonderful, happy cat who actually drools with delight when you are holding and petting him. He's a very smart boy who gives kisses and hugs to make sure you keep snuggling him. Spunky has been neutered, microchipped and up to date on shots. To adopt him, visit the Suncoast Animal League at 1030 Pennsylvania Ave. in Palm Harbor. Call 786-1330.
LARGO - A canine delinquents workshop will be offered Saturday, Aug. 16, 2 to 3 p.m., at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N.
This workshop is designed for owners of dogs that have not grown out of their puppy behaviors. The instructor will address individual concerns and needs. Topics covered include leash pulling, potty training, chewing and barking.
LARGO - A dog massage program will be offered Sunday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m. to noon, at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N.
This unique two-hour communication experience between dog and owner helps activate intelligence, strengthen confidence and teach dogs to think rather than react. Attendees will learn the ins and outs of soothing massage, including musculoskeletal structure and pressure points.
LARGO - SPCA Tampa Bay will open its 2,000-square-foot training facility as an indoor dog park on Sundays, Aug. 10 and 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at 9099 130th Ave. N.
Friendly dogs are welcome to come and enjoy some play time out of the Florida weather. The training facility is a cool, air-conditioned space with recycled rubber flooring. This great flooring is kind to dogs’ joints. The play area separates large dogs from small dogs. Instructors are in the room to help with play manners and curbing unwanted behaviors. Participants must use the back entrance off 126th Avenue North. The front gates do not open until 1 p.m.
Singers are wanted for a charity competition benefiting the Humane Society of Pinellas.
Singers may submit an audition video link or mp3 file for a chance to compete and sing at Ruth Eckerd Hall during Singing for their Supper, the annual awards dinner of the Humane Society of Pinellas. Email Events@HumanePinellas.org.
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.