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    1. Pet-friendly dating sites match up animal lovers

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      LOS ANGELES — On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love.

      When Joanie Pelzer signed up with a dog-friendly online dating service a few years ago, she included details about Hubbell, her 9-year-old chihuahua.
    2. More pet groomers, companies going green

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      People across Tampa Bay are adding eco-friendly pet ownership to their green lifestyles with the help of businesses that not only help keep Fido's health in check, but the planet's as well.

      Owner Lois Waite washes a Lakeland terrier named Pitch at her boutique and grooming shop, the Dashing Pooch, in South Tampa.
    3. Hernando Pet of the Week for Aug. 29

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      Humane Society of the Nature Coast

      Leroy is a fun-loving 2-year-old border collie mix. He is playful and gets along well with other dogs and children. Leroy loves to run and jump, so he is best suited for a family with an active lifestyle. Inquiries about adopting Leroy or other dogs and cats can be made at the …

       Leroy is a fun-loving 2-year-old Border collie mix. He is a playful boy who gets along well with dogs and children. Leroy loves to run and jump, so he is best suited for a family with an active lifestyle. Inquiries about adopting Leroy or other dogs and cats can be made at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast shelter at Wiscon and Mobley roads, Brooksville. Visiting hours at the shelter is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. The shelter is run strictly on donations; no government subsidies are provided. Adoption fees are $100 for dogs, $40 for adults cats and $65 for kittens, and cover the costs for all vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchipping. For information, call (352) 796-2711. Visit the website at humanerescue.org.
    4. Find a friend: Roosevelt the 3-month-old kitty

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      Most 3-month olds don't undergo hip surgery, but Roosevelt is one tough little strawberry-colored cookie. Weighing in at just two pounds, he's a tiny patient with luxurious fur and a larger-than-life personality. Veterinarians at the county shelter performed a procedure on Roosevelt called FHO to help ensure a better …

      Most 3-month olds don't undergo hip surgery, but Roosevelt is one tough little strawberry-colored cookie. Weighing in at just two pounds, he's a tiny patient with luxurious fur and a larger-than-life personality. Veterinarians at the county shelter performed a procedure on Roosevelt called FHO to help ensure a better quality of life for the devilish charmer. Adopt and enjoy Roosevelt, ID#A2361040, fully neutered, vaccinated, licensed, and microchipped at the Pet Resource Center at 440 Falkenburg Road in Tampa, open daily 10 until 7, www.HillsboroughCounty.org/Pets.
    5. Parents beware: Pet turtles carry risk of salmonella

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      As the most recent Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie dominates the box office, young fans are no doubt clamoring for plastic swords, bandannas and (foam) throwing stars.

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    6. A true overachiever

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      So you think your dog is pretty smart.

      Your pooch mastered sit, lay down and roll over faster than the average dog.

    7. Pet of the week: Knower, a 3-year-old cat

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      PET OF THE WEEK

      Knower is a 3-year-old male domestic medium-hair and is gentle and affectionate. He knows his name and will come nearly every time he's called. Knower loves people, but doesn't always get along with other cats. He is up to date on all of his age-appropriate vaccinations and has been neutered …

       Knower is a 3-year-old male domestic medium hair who is gentle and affectionate. He knows his name and will come nearly every time when he is called. Knower loves people, but doesnÕt always get along with other cats. He is up-to-date on all his age-appropriate vaccinations, and has been neutered and microchipped. Inquiries about adopting Knower and other cats and dogs can be made at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast shelter at Wiscon and Mobley roads, Brooksville. Visiting hours at the shelter is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. The shelter is run strictly on donations; no government subsidies are provided. Adoption fees are $100 for dogs, $40 for adults cats and $65 for kittens, and cover the costs for all vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchipping. For information, call (352) 796-2711. Visit the website at humanerescue.org.
    8. Rental market shifts toward catering to pet owners

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      More than 70 percent of apartment renters reported owning pets, with cats and dogs the most popular types, according to a survey released last week.

    9. Pet of the week: Snips the shepherd/rottweiler

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      Pet of the week | Snips

      Snips is a 1-year-old shepherd and Rottweiler mix. He is friendly toward humans and enjoys playing with other dogs. Snips is a little shy when he is in a kennel, so prospective families should ask to see him in the yard. Inquiries about adopting Snips or other dogs and cats can be …

    10. Find a friend: Rebel, the 2-year-old hound mix

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      Meet Rebel, whose name belies his easygoing manner. Full grown at 42 pounds, Rebel looks like a mini Rottweiler. This 2-year-old hound mix with caramel accents on a chocolate-colored coat is smart, affectionate, obedient and housebroken. Rebel (ID No. A23326095) is available neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, licensed …

      Meet Rebel, whose name belies his easy-going manner. This deserving pooch has been misunderstood. Full grown at 42 pounds, Rebel looks like a mini-Rottweiler. This 2-year old hound mix with caramel accents on a chocolate colored coat is a sweet companion waiting at the County shelter: smart, affectionate, obedient, housebroken. Adopt him fully neutered, vaccinated, micro chipped, licensed and more from the Hillsborough Pet Resource Center on Falkenburg Rd. www.HillsboroughCounty.org/Pets, open daily 10 until 7. Rebel is ID#A23326095.