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Tampa Bay area pets looking for loving homes

Papa wants to give you a kiss.
Chrissy and Little Willie are two of many animals looking for forever homes.
Chrissy and Little Willie are two of many animals looking for forever homes. [ Times ]
Published Sep. 16
Updated Sep. 16

Hernando — Bella

Bella is a 5-year-old red female terrier mix. She was confiscated by the police after she had 12 puppies and her owners couldn’t take care of them. She loves people, but is dog selective. She walks well on a leash, enjoys playtime and outdoor activities. She is spayed, microchipped and vaccinated. For more information, call Hernando County Animal Services at 352-796-5062.

Bella is dog selective.
Bella is dog selective. [ Hernando County Animal Services ]

Pasco — Papa

Papa is an 8-year-old male dog of unknown breed. He is very affectionate and loves to give kisses, but can sometimes be over exuberant. He walks well on a leash, sits, shakes and takes treats gently. He would do best as the only pet in the home, or with another submissive dog. He has a few health issues that Pasco County Animal Services staff will discuss before considering adopting him out. For more information, call 813-929-1212.

Papa has a few health issues that will need to be tended to.
Papa has a few health issues that will need to be tended to. [ Pasco County Animal Services ]

Pinellas — Chrissy

Chrissy is a 4-month-old female dog. She was rescued in Georgia and brought to live in the Sunshine State. She’s very sweet and friendly, but has a ton of puppy energy. Interested adopters can visit Friends of Strays at 2911 47th Ave. N, St. Petersburg, or call 727-522-6566.

Chrissy is a 4-month-old puppy with a lot of energy.
Chrissy is a 4-month-old puppy with a lot of energy. [ Friends of Strays ]

Manatee — Luke

Luke is a 9-year-old male Black Mouth Cur and Mastiff mix. This big teddy bear of a dog is quite a lover boy. He walks well on a leash and prefers being petted over playing with toys. He has a very easy going personality. Luke tested positive for heartworms, but is currently undergoing treatment. He will have a clean bill of health before he is ready for adoption. For more information, e-mail adoptions@mymanatee.org.

Luke is a loving teddy bear of a dog.
Luke is a loving teddy bear of a dog. [ Manatee County Animal Services ]

Hillsborough — Little Willie

Little Willie is a 4-month-old chestnut colored male mixed breed dog. He prefers to run fast and nap hard. Willie does great with toys, cats, kids and dogs his own size. He’s best suited for a home with a playmate and a fenced yard. He comes neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. For more information, go to SecondChanceFriends.org.

Little Willie runs really fast and sleeps really hard.
Little Willie runs really fast and sleeps really hard. [ Second Chance Friends ]