My name is Bowser! I was transferred in from another shelter in need of space. I have not had the best life but I am loving everyone I meet. You will see some scars and burns on my body but I am healing. I have already been neutered and have been cleared for adoption. I was extremely emaciated when I was transferred in but I have gained all my weight back. I was adopted but sadly returned as it just wasn't the right fit. I would do best: with no other animals, lots of yard space, farm life would suit my breed instincts, and with someone who has experience with my breed and my size (almost 100lbs). Will you be my perfect match and give me the TLC that I have been missing in my life?
Hello, my name is Cappie! I was found running alone on the streets until a Good Samaritan stopped and brought me to a local shelter. I waited for someone to come and claim me, but no one showed up. I was then transferred to HSMC after my last shelter ran out of space and was at max capacity. So far, my friends at HSMC have noticed that I love attention and playing outside! I did encounter a cat and was a little too interested, so it is recommended that I go to a house without cats. But I LOVE kids and am very polite around people of all ages! I have played with a couple dogs but I tend to have a dominate female play style. I was adopted but returned after ONLY 2 DAYS because they got a puppy and replaced me. Is my new family out there?
Meet Cash! He and his sister (Jolene) were going to be left behind when their family had to move. A Good Samaritan took them in and was caring for them until she couldn't any longer. From what we have been told is that they have lived outside most of their lives and sadly due to this BOTH are Heartworm Positive. They will be going through treatment at our Veterinary Clinic and have been cleared for adoption in the meantime! Both are familiar to cats, kid friendly, and have been very sweet to everyone they have met. We would love for them to be adopted together but it is not a requirement. Come and visit them today!
My name is Dollar! I was transferred to HSMC after being found as a stray near a "Dollar Tree." I arrived at my previous shelter underweight, so it is assumed that I had not been properly cared for. I have exhibited some dog reactivity while onsite at the shelter, so it is recommended that I go to a single-dog household; I would prefer all of your love and attention to myself, anyways! I have gained back all the weight I had lost and am highly treat/food motivated. I love squeaky toys and the water. HSMC staff and volunteers love me but they can't wait for me to find my forever home.
My name is Gunner! I was transferred to HSMC after my previous shelter ran out of space and was at max capacity. I was found running around with 2 other dogs and were picked up by animal services. I had a microchip with owner information but they didn't want me back. I don't know why because everyone so far at HSMC loves me! I am eligible for the Seniors for Seniors Program. Come and meet me today!
I did go on one super fun sleepover, but unfortunately it was not my forever home. However one good thing to come of it was the awesome report my sleepover friends gave to the shelter, so they know more about how I do in a home!
-I am completely housebroken and knew how to ask to go outside
- I am very loving and enjoy being pet, groomed, brushed, and bathed!
-I am playful but not rambunctious, I did not run throughout the house
-I love to lay quietly by your side and follow you everywhere you go. I am very loyal and like to attach myself to my person
-I was not destructive at all, I did not chew up any toys and can be left alone for several hours
-I know all kinds of commands such as "sit" "stay" "lay down" "heel" "come on" and "no" and I walk very nicely on a leash
-I loved car rides and playing in water!
-I seemed to get along with cats when introduced, though I mainly just steered clear of them as long as they didn't provoke me
-they did notice I have some reactivity to other dogs when I am out on walks. The shelter recommends I go to a single animal household and with someone who doesn't live on a busy street
I weigh: 51lbs
My name is Hank! I arrived at HSMC after my former shelter ran out of space and was at max capacity. I was unfortunately put on a euthanasia list due to space availability and HSMC just couldn't let that happen! During my time here I developed high levels of stress and anxiety and unfortunately had to have my tail amputated. I am completely healed from my surgery and have been put on anxiety medication (which I have responded very well to). I am a BIG boy but think I can fit in your lap. Due to my size (almost 90lbs), I am recommended to be the only animal in the home. Sadly no one has had enough interest in me to take me on a sleepover/be adopted so I have been living at the shelter 24/7 since I was transferred in. Come and meet me today!
Meet Jolene! She and her brother (Cash) were going to be left behind when their family had to move. A Good Samaritan took them in and was caring for them until she couldn't any longer. From what we have been told is that they have lived outside most of their lives and sadly due to this BOTH are Heartworm Positive. They will be going through treatment at our Veterinary Clinic and have been cleared for adoption in the meantime! Both are familiar to cats, kid friendly, and have been very sweet to everyone they have met. We would love for them to be adopted together but it is not a requirement. Come and visit them today!
My name is Kawhi! I was transferred to HSMC after my previous shelter ran out of space and was at max capacity. I was found tethered in a yard in the rain with no proper shelter and no access to food/water. Animal Services contacted my owner but he sadly didn't care enough about me to want to bring me inside and keep me. I have now been given a 2nd Chance with HSMC and I have proven to be the best boy! I deserve all the warmth and love from my future family. Even though humans have let me down, my spirits are still very high. Come and meet me today!
I weigh: 53lbs
Meet Kreacher! Kreacher was found on the side of the road with severe anemia, flea infested, and very emaciated. After weeks of round the clock care and TLC he is ready for adoption. Adopters should be aware that he does have a heart murmur (most likely a valvular condition). Adopters can bring him to cardiologist for further workup if desired. Kreacher is clinically healthy but may require medical care as he ages and he always needs to be on heartworm prevention. Come and meet this little guy today!
Meet our biggest star! Merlin (aka Mer-bear) is living life to the fullest with his foster mom! While he waits for his forever home, Merlin is learning all about what it takes to be a forest ranger. His new foster-sister (Jade) is also helping Merlin learn the ropes of being a forest ranger in-training. As you can see, Merlin is happy to be learning the ins-and-outs of the trails, but his foster mom said he hardcore judges Jade for her aquatic life choices. Nevertheless, he is still doing a great job and making his friends at the Humane Society of Manatee County very proud.
In his foster home, Merlin starts his days at the crack of dawn. Every day, his foster mom has to roll Merlin out of bed for potty-time and breakfast (he is secretly hoping that his future family will like sleeping in). While his foster mom goes to work fighting forest fires and taking care of Florida's magnificent wildlife, Merlin naps peacefully in his kennel until lunch time. Lunch time is always filled with snuggles and kisses for his foster mom. Sometimes his foster mom's coworkers will come over for some social time to give Merlin attention and treats (Merlin can be a little unsure of new people, but once the treats come out, he is your best friend!). When the workday is finally over and the forests are safe, it is time for dinner. After he eats his scrumptious kibble, Merlin is all about toys and playtime in the yard! Merlin's foster mom says he has 3 modes- eat, sleep, and PLAY! He could play chase with Jade all night long if he could! Once the fun in the yard is over, Merlin gets into his jammies for snuggle time. He always goes to sleep looking forward to a new day of fun!
Merlin's ideal family would be once that is patient and willing to help Merlin work on his social skills. Merlin gets along with other dogs when he is properly introduced, but would do best in a home without cats.
If you are interested in meeting Merlin, please schedule an appointment by calling 941-747-8808, ext. 305 or email email@example.com.
Merlin weighs 48 lbs
Meet Miss Hattie! I was transferred into HSMC after my original shelter was in need of space. I am a staff and volunteer favorite and let me tell you why: I am older so I don't require a lot of attention, I keep my room very clean, I am potty trained and not destructive, I am very people friendly, I know commands, and I am a princess!
I am Heartworm Positive but have completed all of my treatments. I know that I am a princess and deserve only the best! I was recently on TV and was titled as "a good girl." Come and meet me today!
I weigh: 51 lbs
Meet Morrow! This guy is an absolute lovebug - as soon as you meet him, he'll be trotting over with his whole body wiggling and tail wagging. He just loves everyone including other dogs and cats. Morrow loves spending time in the yard playing with squeaky toys and cuddling with volunteers. Come meet Morrow at HSMC today - he could be your new best friend!
Morrow is currently recovering from an ACL/CCL surgery (knee repair). He will need to remain on "kennel rest" for 6-8 weeks after surgery to ensure he heals properly. He has been cleared for adoption and no further rechecks are needed at this time. Monitored play is still highly encouraged for his new family so he doesn't get too over excited!
Meet Schmidt! He and his brother (Winston) were found as strays and were transferred in from another shelter. Both boys were very scared upon arrival but after the past 7 days they are completely different dogs. Both are walking on the leash, let people pick them up, and are showing affection. Both are still scared of loud noises and fast movements so we ask that adopters be very patient with them. We would love for them to be adopted together as they lean on each other for comfort but it is not required. Schmidt was diagnosed with a heart murmur (may be a valvular condition). Adopters can seek a cardiology consult with specialist if desired. He needs to stay on heartworm prevention for life. He is clinically healthy but may require medication in the future at cost to adopter. Come and meet these brothers today!
Hello all! I am Tahiti and I love every single person I meet. I am great with kids! I have lots of energy so a family with kids to play with or a family who will take me on lots of walks. I love to run, play fetch, and go on walks. Once I am wore out I will always be right beside you. I am loyal to the end! If you want a loyal, loveable and active dog I am your girl. I am recommended a single-dog household as I do not like to share my toys with other four-legged friends. I have enough love to give everyone I meet so there is no need for any other animals!
I weigh: 49lbs
Please note that we do NOT hold any specific animal for any specific person. All of our animals are available for adoption on a ‘first come, first serve' policy.
Meet Winston! He and his brother (Schmidt) were found as strays and were transferred in from another shelter. Both boys were very scared upon arrival but after the past 7 days they are completely different dogs. Both are walking on the leash, let people pick them up, and are showing affection. Both are still scared of loud noises and fast movements so we ask that adopters be very patient with them. We would love for them to be adopted together as they lean on each other for comfort but it is not required. Come and meet these brothers today!