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Jimmy is a sweet old boy. He and his friends are up for adoption

Tampa Bay shelter pets
Jimmy [Hernando County Animal Services]

Hernando County Animal Services

Jimmy is a white and gray male terrier mix, approximately 10 years old and weighing 66 pounds. He is super friendly and has the most remarkable face-mask markings. Jimmy is a bit stiff and arthritic. He is a volunteer favorite because he is so sweet and affectionate. He loves to play outside. Jimmy’s identification number is D#10321566 at Hernando County Animal Services. He has been neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm-tested and will have a one-year county animal license. The shelter is at 19450 Oliver St., Brooksville. Visiting hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Adoption fees are $50 for adult dogs over 25 pounds, $70 for puppies and small dogs under 25 pounds, $25 for heartworm-positive and senior dogs, $20 for adult cats and $40 for kittens. Call (352) 796-5062. Visit the website at

Pippy Lou [Friends of Strays, Inc.]

Friends of Strays, St. Petersburg

Pippy Lou has come such a long way during her stay with Friends of Strays. This once fearful girl now loves being brushed and getting full body rubs. If you’re looking for a calm, independent companion, Pippy Lou is the kitty for you. Pippy’s adoption fee has been waived; as part of the organization’s Home for the Paw-lidays adoption special, all cats older than 1 year will have their adoption fees waived for the remainder of 2019. Pippy is spayed, microchipped and up-to-date with her vaccines. Inquiries about adopting Pippy Lou and other cats and dogs can be made at Friends of Strays, 2911 47th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Visiting hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. View all pets at

Corey [Pasco County Animal Services]

Pasco County Animal Services

Corey was surrendered from a home with too many pets. When he arrived, Corey was quite shy, but has since grown to be a very outgoing cat. He waits at the front of his cage to visit the people passing by. Corey is about 1-year-old and deserves to have a place to call home. Those interested in adopting Corey and other cats and dogs can stop by Pasco County Animal Services at 19640 Dogpatch Lane, Land O’ Lakes. Corey’s adoption fee is $40. Corey and all the pets adopted are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. The shelter is open from noon to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and from noon to 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For information, email to

Tako [Paw Print Hearts Animal Rescue of Tampa]

Paw Print Hearts Animal Rescue of Tampa

Hillsborough readers may remember Sabi, the nursing hound momma that was available through Paw Print Hearts Animal Rescue of Tampa. Due to loyal readership, Sabi found a home. And just in time for Veterans Day, her remaining pups are now ready to find homes of their own. Meet Tako, a 10-week old black and white patriot with occasional freckles. Tako coexists joyfully with both cats and dogs, including Tai (his shy, but vocal brown and white brother). Both pups come fully vaccinated, neutered, microchipped and more. For additional information, including adoption fees, email to Paw Print Hearts Animal Rescue at, or visit the website at Find them on Facebook @PawPrintHearts.