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Tampa Bay area pets available for adoption

Shy dogs will warm up to you and become your best buddy.
Chippy and Isis are two of many animals hoping to find loving homes for the holidays.
Chippy and Isis are two of many animals hoping to find loving homes for the holidays. [ Times ]
Published Dec. 9, 2021

Pinellas — Carl

Carl is a 3-year-old male dog of unknown breed. He is shy at first, but very loving once he warms up to you. He is calm and easy going. He’s a bit shy on walks and requires some basic leash training. He is housetrained and loves the outdoors, so a fenced in yard is best for him. He is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. To meet him, fill out an application at Fluffanimalrescue.org.

Carl is a bit shy at first, but he'll be your best friend once he warms up to you.
Carl is a bit shy at first, but he'll be your best friend once he warms up to you. [ Fluff Animal Rescue ]

Pasco — Chippy

Chippy is a 2-year-old male dog of unknown breed. This active boy loves other dogs and would do best with ones his size as he likes to wrestle and roughhouse. He does well in rough and tumble play groups. He would do best in a home with older children and without cats. For more information, call Pasco County Animal Services at 813-929-1212.

Chippy loves to wrestle.
Chippy loves to wrestle. [ Pasco County Animal Services ]

Hernando — Isis

Isis is a 5-year-old female Labrador retriever mix. She is a bit shy at first, but warms up quickly. She is gentle, sweet and loving with people, but must be the only animal in the house. She enjoys playtime and outdoor activities. Leash training would be helpful. She is spayed, microchipped and vaccinated. For more information, call Hernando County Animal Services at 352-796-5062.

Isis loves people, but must be the only animal in the house.
Isis loves people, but must be the only animal in the house. [ Hernando County Animal Services ]

Manatee — Dora

Dora is a 7-year-old female mixed-breed dog. She looks and acts youthful. She enjoys fetching balls and playing with toys. She’s affectionate and loves being in the company of people. Dora walks nicely on a leash and knows some commands. For more information, email adoptions@mymanatee.org or schedule an appointment at Mymanatee.org/pets.

Dora is very affectionate and walks well on a leash.
Dora is very affectionate and walks well on a leash. [ Manatee County Animal Services ]
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Hillsborough — Sookie Purrhouse

Sookie Purrhouse is a 3-month-old domestic short haired tuxedo kitten. Just looking at someone makes her purr very loudly. She is playful and very affectionate. To meet her, go to StFrancisRescue.org, or find them on Facebook @StFrancisAnimalRescue.

Sookie Purrhouse is a very affectionate kitten.
Sookie Purrhouse is a very affectionate kitten. [ St. Francis Animal Rescue ]