LARGO – Pinellas County Animal Services is offering reduced adoption fees at the shelter through the end of October.
During Dogtober, the adoption fee for adult dogs over 4 months of age and more than 25 pounds is $25, reduced from $40. Adoption fee for dogs less than 4 months of age or small breeds less than 25 pounds is $75. Even cats are getting special prices during Dogtober with reduced adoption fees of $25.
The fee includes medical checkup, spaying/neutering, vaccinations, internal and external parasite control and microchipping. The required Pinellas County license is also provided.
Animal Services also is bringing dogs to the following events:
• Saturday, Oct. 26 – Pit Bull Gear seventh annual Pit Bull Awareness Day, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. inside the Rodeo dome at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa
• Saturday, Nov. 9 – Sixth Annual Dogtoberfest and Super Pet Adopt-a-Thon, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road in Dunedin
Pinellas County Animal Services is located at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo. Normal hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the adoption center closing at 5:30 p.m. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and services include adoptions. Rabies vaccinations are administered on Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. The facility is closed all Pinellas County holidays.
For information on how to adopt, donate or volunteer, join Pinellas County Animal Services on Facebook. To learn more about the shelter, visit www.pinellascounty.org/animalservices or call 582-2600. The hotline for lost or found pets is 582-2604.