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    1. Tips on traveling with your dog

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      Summer is a popular time for travel, and many people take the family dog along for the fun. Whether you're traveling by car or plane, a little extra planning will make your experience with your dog a happy and stress-free one. Here are some tips from the American Kennel Club:

    2. Pet of the week: Cora the hound-pointer mix

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      Humane Society of the Nature Coast

      Cora is a 3 1/2-year-old hound and pointer mix. She is a big girl with a big heart and loves to be with people. Cora is a smart dog, so it is best not to leave her alone outdoors. Cora is spayed, up to date on her age-appropriate vaccinations and has been microchipped. Inquiries …

       Cora is a 3-1/2-year-old hound and pointer mix dog. She is a big girl with a big heart, and loves to be with people as much as she can. Cora is a very smart dog, so it is best not to leave her alone outdoors. Cora is spayed, up-to-date on her age-appropriate vaccinations and has been microchipped. Inquiries about adopting Cora 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.
    3. Find A Friend: Maddon the tabby cat

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      Put him in, coach, he's ready to play. Maddon (ID No. 22983007) is a 2-year-old orange tabby ready to get called up to the majors in your clubhouse. He comes vaccinated, neutered, microchipped and licensed for just $20 as part of July's "Hot Dogs & Cool Cats" deal at Hillsborough County's Pet Resource Center, which is …

      Put him in coach, he's ready to play. Meet Maddon, a way-cool, 2-year old orange Tabby cat. He and all of the other boys and girls of summer invite you to check out batting practice during a special event this Saturday at the County shelter. Maddon (ID2273007) is ready to get called up to the majors in your clubhouse, so adopt him fully vaccinated, neutered, microchipped and licensed for just $20 as part of July's "Hot Dogs & Cool Cats" at Hillsborough County's Pet Resource Center, 440 N Falkenberg Road. www.HillsboroughCounty.org/pets, open daily 10 to 7.
    4. Find a friend: Angel, a 5-year-old Labrador mix

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      Second Chance Boxer Rescue

      Heaven must be missing an angel, Second Chance Boxer Rescue says, as this one spent weeks at the county animal resource center racking up friends and Facebook fans until being transferred to Second Chance Boxer Rescue. Angel loves everything about this life. From small kids to …

      Heaven must be missing an angel. This one spent weeks at the county animal resource center racking up friends and Facebook fans until Second Chance Boxer Rescue transferred her to safety. Angel loves everything about this life. From small kids to other dogs, this 5-year old Labrador-mix melts hearts with her gentle personality, golden glow, and spiffy tutu. To adopt Angel fully spayed, vacccinated, microchipped and housebroken, visit www.SaveaBoxer.org.
    5. Tips for pet safety during storms, emergencies

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      Tornadoes, fires, floods and hurricanes can be devastating, and being prepared can help you remain calm in the face of disaster. You should be prepared for all family members, including your pets, for when disaster strikes. Here is a five-step evacuation plan by Petplan to make sure pet owners know how to keep their …

    6. Pet of the week: Solitaire

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      Humane Society of the Nature Coast

      Solitaire is a domestic shorthair, about 1 1/2 years old. She can be shy at first. But once she warms up to someone, she becomes a sweetheart. Solitaire needs an understanding person who can work with her and get her to open up to the attention she wants. Inquiries about adopting …

       Solitaire is a domestic short hair cat, about 1-1/2 years old. She can be a shy girl at first, but once she warms up to you, she becomes a sweetheart. Solitaire needs an understanding person who can work with her and get her to open up to the attention she wants. Inquiries about adopting Solitaire or 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.
    7. Keep your dog safe in the car with these tips

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      No matter how cute it seems, it's a bad idea to let your dog ride on your lap or hang its head out the window of a moving vehicle.

    8. Hernando pet of week: Baby, a shepherd-Lab mix

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      Humane Society of the Nature Coast

      Baby is an 8-month-old shepherd-Lab mix with a great personality. She is loving and has lots of energy, but she also enjoys being petted and cuddling. Baby enjoys playing with other dogs and is microchipped and up to date on age-appropriate vaccinations. Inquiries about adopting …

       Baby is an 8-month-old shepherd and lab mix pup with an adorable personality. She is very loving, has lots of energy to play, but also loves to be petted and to cuddle on a lap. Baby enjoys playing with other dogs, is microchipped and up-to-date on all her age-appropriate vaccinations. Inquiries about adopting Baby 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.
    9. Find a friend: Lola the hound mix

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      From Friends of Hillsborough County Animals

      Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets. Right now, a caring owner who keeps tags and shots up to date would be great. The better to keep Lola and other pets out of shelters following freaky fireworks. Lola is a friendly, 1-year-old hound mix that does fine with other dogs (no birds or kitties, please). Adopt her fully spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and more through Friends of Hillsborough County Animals at friendsofhcas.org. Photo courtesy Friends of Hillsborough County.
    10. Tips to keep your dog safe in the pool

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      Contrary to popular belief, not all dogs are natural-born swimmers, and even the best ones need training in the beginning. With the weather heating up, here are some tips to help dog owners teach their four-legged friends to be safe around the pool.