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Adoptable Dog of the Week: Kelly is a Real Cutie

She's just one of the pets up for adoption at the county's downtown center.

This week's adoptable dog is Kelly, a black and white Boston Terrier mix who is full of personality.

Kelly, a one-year-old spayed female, is playful and outgoing. Kelly walks well on a leash and loves attention and food. Her girlish figure has earned her the nickname of Tootsie Roll. She has been with Manatee County Animal Services since March 25. You can visit Kelly at the county's downtown adoption center today, during the adoption event. Don't miss today's adoption event where you can get free food and a great companion in Palmetto from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Most dogs and cats are available for a $35 adoption fee. Some animals are available for the $10 license fee. The downtown adoption center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

July is a great month to adopt. Manatee County Animal Services is showing its patriotism by offering “Red, White and Blue” specials for the month of July. Adoption fees for both dogs and cats are $35,  a huge savings to the public with $55 off dogs and $35 off cats. In addition to regular specials Animal Services is offering a few dogs free to good homes. Check out . Adoptions include spay/neuter, vaccinations, health check, microchip and current rabies certificate/tag. This adoption special is another step in the County’s plan to become a no-kill community.  

For more information, visit www.mymanatee.org/pets or call 941-742-5824. The animal services webpage features updated photos and descriptions of the pets available for adoption. Pet owners can also use the site to locate missing pets.

Pets are also available for adoption locally at:

  •  at , 4425 14th St. W.
  • , 2515 Tamiami Trail
  • , 5718 21st Ave. W.
  • Gulf Shore Animal League at , 6908 Manatee Ave W.
  • Nates Place Dog and Cat Adoption Center, 8435 Cooper Creek Blvd.
  • Also look up local rescue groups, such as , through Petfinder.com. Other rescue groups with great dogs include and .
Jessi Smith July 28, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Oh my goodness, she is adorable.
Frances McMurria August 03, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Do you know of any retired greyhound owners groups that have get togethers in Manatee County? Please reply to SunnyFloridaCracker.mcmurria@mail.com. Thank you, Frances McMurria.

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