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She’s a good Juju — meet this sweet girl and other shelter pets

Tampa Bay shelter offerings
Hitch, Diana, Juju and Samantha are looking for their forever homes. [Times]
Hitch, Diana, Juju and Samantha are looking for their forever homes. [Times]
Published Dec. 9, 2019

Diana — Pinellas County

Diana likes to spend most of her time daydreaming of a new home from the top of her cat tree, while watching her roommates romp and play. She is super sweet and loves head scratches and brushes, but is also content to spend alone time on her perch. Diana is the princess of the room and wants to be the princess of your life. As part of the Friends of Strays’ “Home for the Paw-lidays Adoption Special,” Diana’s adoption fee has been waived. Friends of Strays is open 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The shelter is at 2911 47th Ave N, St. Petersburg. View all available animals at

Diana [Friends of Strays]

Juju — Hillsborough County

This good girl is Juju, an Australian cattle dog/blue heeler mix, who is destined to heal empty hearts. Juju was once ill and abandoned in Tampa. Her health and confidence have been greatly restored but, on occasion, she may suddenly stop to cower in fear of reprimand for imaginary crimes. Juju is 3 years old and weighs 30 pounds. She’s mostly joyful, highly intelligent and loves all people — even cats. With dog pals, her style of herding and soft play-nipping is consistent with her breed. Juju is gentle, affectionate, eager to please, crate-trained and housebroken. She’s available through 4 Lucky Dogs Pet Rescue and will come spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Visit or on Facebook at 4luckydogspetrescue.

Juju [4 Lucky Dogs Pet Rescue]

Hitch — Pasco County

Hitch is a rough-and-tumble kind of guy and likes his companions to be the same way. Although he is large, he’s still a baby, about 1-1/2 years old, and is curious about the world around him. Since he started life growing up on the streets, Hitch picked up a habit of guarding his food. But training, time and lots of love is sure to change that. Hitch has heartworms, but Friends of Animal Services has sponsored his medical costs and will pay for his treatments. He likes meeting new dogs; it is uncertain whether he likes cats, because he hasn’t been around them yet. Hitch is available for adoption at Pasco County Animal Services, 19640 Dogpatch Lane, Land O’ Lakes. The shelter is open noon to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and noon to 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Email to

Hitch [Pasco County Animal Services]

Sabrina — Hernando County

Sabrina is a sweet girl who gets along well with children. However, she shouldn’t be in a home with cats. For further details about Sabrina, visit her at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast shelter at 7200 Mobley Road, Brooksville. Visiting hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Adoption fees are $200 for puppies and small dogs under 25 pounds, $100 for adult dogs over 25 pounds, $50 for senior dogs, $40 for adults cats, $65 for kittens and $25 for senior cats. Fees cover the costs for all vaccinations, spay/neuter, flea prevention, heartworm prevention, deworming and microchipping. Call (352) 796-2711 or visit

Sabrina [Humane Society of the Nature Coast]


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