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Tampa Bay area pets looking for new families

Three dogs and two cats - Five hearts looking for loving homes.
Maggie and Rocket are two of many animals looking for forever homes.
Maggie and Rocket are two of many animals looking for forever homes. [ Times ]
Published Apr. 1
Updated Apr. 1

Pasco — Russell

Russell is an 8-year-old male American Staffordshire Terrier. He’s very shy, but warms up to everyone with time. Russell is big, handsome and gets along well with other dogs, cats and kids. If you’d like to meet him, call the SPCA Suncoast at 727-849-1048.

Russell loves everyone, with a little time.
Russell loves everyone, with a little time. [ SPCA Suncoast ]

Hernando — Rocket

Rocket is a 5-year-old, black and white male Terrier mix. He’s a very friendly dog with a quiet disposition. He has a bit of hair loss and calluses on his rump, but is otherwise in good shape. Rocket loves to play outdoors and is always ready to go for a walk. If you’re looking for a new best friend, contact Hernando County Animal Services at 352-796-5062.

Rocket is in great condition and ready to go for a walk with you.
Rocket is in great condition and ready to go for a walk with you. [ Hernando County Animal Services ]

Pinellas — Maggie

Maggie is a 1-year-old, Tuxedo female cat. She loves to sit perched at the top of her cat tree. At bed time, she prefers to sleep with her person. Maggie has fun playing with other felines in her foster home. It is recommended she be adopted into a home with other cats. To meet her, call her foster family at 727-545-1116.

Maggie loves to act like a lion, perched atop her cat tree.
Maggie loves to act like a lion, perched atop her cat tree. [ Save Our Strays ]

Manatee — Cinder

Cinder is a 1-year-old, male gray/smoke shorthair cat. He arrived at the shelter covered with wounds. But, with a little love and caring from the medical staff, he’s healthy and ready for a new home. Cinder is handsome and very affectionate. For more information, go to mymanatee.org/pets.

Cinder arrived at the shelter with some injuries, but he's healthy now and ready for a forever home.
Cinder arrived at the shelter with some injuries, but he's healthy now and ready for a forever home. [ Manatee County Animal Services ]

Hillsborough — Otis

Otis is a mixed Terrier/Bassett Hound of unknown age. His legs are really short, but his personality makes up for it. He’s very playful and entertaining. He barks at cats, but gets along well with other dogs. Otis is house trained, vaccinated, neutered and microchipped. To meet him, go to PuptownGirlsPetRescue.com.

Otis makes up for his lack of height with a huge personality.
Otis makes up for his lack of height with a huge personality. [ Pup Town Girls Pet Rescue ]