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Tampa Bay area pets hoping to find loving homes

An abused dog just wants love.
Betty and Hope are two of many animals looking for human companionship.
Betty and Hope are two of many animals looking for human companionship. [ Times ]
Published Feb. 17

Pasco — Cooper

Cooper is a 7-year-old male dog of unknown breed. He loves to go for walks and romp in the yard. Even though her weighs in at 60-pounds, he thinks he’s a lap dog. He likes to cuddle up for butt scratches. He takes treats gently and knows the sit, down, stay and come commands. Cooper would do best in a home with older children or adults only. For more information, call Pasco County Animal Services at 813-929-1212.

Cooper is very loving and thinks he's a lap dog.
Cooper is very loving and thinks he's a lap dog. [ Pasco County Animal Services ]

Hernando — Zingo

Zingo is a 4-year-old male gray and white Terrier mix. At 71 pounds, he’s a lot of dog to love and is quite a snuggle bug. He enjoys spending time outside and going for long walks. Before adoption, he will be neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. For more information, call Hernando County Animal Services at 352-796-5062.

Zingo likes playing outside and going for long walks.
Zingo likes playing outside and going for long walks. [ Hernando County Animal Services ]

Pinellas — Happy

Happy is a female dog of unknown age and breed. She recently gave birth to a litter of pups who have already been adopted out. Now it’s her turn. She always has a smile on her face and gets along well with all people. She is housetrained, likes car rides and going to the park. She loves kids, but hates cats. For more information, fill out an application at Fluffanimalrescue.org.

Happy loves car rides. Open the door and she'll jump in with you.
Happy loves car rides. Open the door and she'll jump in with you. [ Fluff Animal Rescue ]

Hillsborough — Hope

Hope is a 3-year-old female American Staffordshire mix. She is happy and intelligent. Hope gets along well with other dogs, especially smaller dogs. She knows how to “sit” and walks well on a leash. At adoption, she well be spayed, microchipped and vaccinated. For more information, go to PuptownGirlsRescue.com.

Hope gets along well with other dogs, especially smaller ones.
Hope gets along well with other dogs, especially smaller ones. [ Pup Town Girls Pet Rescue ]

Manatee — Betty

Betty is a 5-year-old female mixed breed dog. She landed in the shelter after a long, dark life of neglect. Regardless of her mistreatment, she loves people. She dreams of being a couch potato and sitting by your side. When she isn’t cuddling, she likes walks and romping around outside. For more information, call the Manatee County Animal Services at 941-742-5933.

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Even though she suffered from neglect, Betty still loves people.
Even though she suffered from neglect, Betty still loves people. [ Manatee County Animal Services ]
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