My name is Gnocchi! I was originally found as a stray and was sadly never reclaimed. I have been given by Second Chance with HSMC! I am dog friendly, love to cuddle with people, and love to lay in the sun. I do have luxating patellas in both of my back legs but it doesn't bother me one bit. I have been getting a bunch of exercise and love to go for walks. X-rays were taken to confirm the diagnosis but surgery will not be done through HSMC at this time. I am Heartworm Positive so I do have to go through treatments at the Veterinary Clinic but am available for adoption. My adopters must continue the medication for the treatment and they must bring be back for treatment. More information will be given to my future family. I am also eligible for the Senior for Senior Program!
Meet Krysztof! Recently transferred into HSMC from a partner shelter that was in need of space. Krysztof was originally found as a stray so we do not have any sort of background on him. We are excited to have him a part of our family and we hope to find his forever home soon! He does appear to be dog friendly and walks well on a harness. Come and meet him today!
October 7, 2022 will officially mark 1 year that Merlin has been a part of HSMC's Second Chance Adoption Program. Merlin was found roaming the streets in Tampa with his 3 siblings. His 3 siblings were fortunate enough to all find loving homes fairly quickly once being cleared for adoption. Merlin sadly started developing some fear of strangers and reactivity to new things. His lack of confidence started to take a big toll on his showings with potential adopters and finding him playmates while on-site. An AMAZING foster stepped forward and has been on and off fostering Merlin in her home for almost 5 months now! The dog Merlin is today and the wonderful new adventures he is having each day are because of his foster mom. Merlin and her dog, Jade, are best buds so not only is Merlin growing each day with his confidence around people but he also has a playmate. But Merlin gaining his trust with his foster mom wasn't easy at first but ALL 3 were willing to put the work in. They visited Merlin at the shelter about 5-6 times before she took him into her home and we did slow introductions with Jade as well. Merlin is a very special boy and isn't going to be the right fit for every home but his home is out there. He will be on-site for a couple more weeks before returning to his foster mom and sister so we please ask for serious inquiries only.
If anyone out there is looking for:
- young male dog who prefers female dogs
- highly treat motivated dog who is eager to please/learn
- experience with reactivity and desensitization
- preferably a fenced in yard so reactivity is lessened
- strongly recommend no young children
My name is Minestrone! I am just a puppy that was found as a stray. No one came to reclaim me so I was transferred in to HSMC. I am ready for adoption! I am dog friendly with dogs both big and small and I have love every person I have interacted with.