Brooks is beloved by staff and volunteers alike. He’s a hound mix who is sweet, walks well on a leash and knows basic commands. His previous owners did not care for him the five years they had him which is evidenced by the fact that he has heartworms — a lot of them. Brooks has been overlooked in the shelter, perhaps because he is dark, perhaps because he’s no longer a puppy.
He is doubly depressed because he was adopted and then brought back the next day. The adopter left him and her cat alone and said they did not get along. She simply looped his leash around a closet and walked out without him. After a taste of freedom, being back in a cage must be horribly depressing.
The volunteers say:
Very well behaved, knows sit, stay, down, takes treats gently and walks well on leash. Very attentive and sweet dog.”
He may get along with certain dogs — to make sure bring your dog with you when adopting another dog. Sometimes, though, slow introductions over time work even better.
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- Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center, 440 N. Falkenburg Road, Tampa, FL
- Phone: 813-744-5660
- Open 7 days a week, 10am – 7pm
ADOPT INFO: All dogs available for adoption are vetted and ready to go and expected to leave when you apply to adopt them. No holds will be placed on a dog. If you want to adopt then go to the shelter and meet the dog as soon as possible.
All dogs must be adopted in person. If you are out of area and willing to drive in and meet the dog and put in an application, we may be able to help get the dog to you when ready to go. If you are out of state and want to adopt a dog, you will need to find a rescue to pull, arrange transport, the dog will need a vet issued health cert for travel, and, most likely, temp foster while all the arrangements are being made.
You can also save a dog’s life by offering to foster a dog who has an upper respiratory infection. That is equivalent to a doggy cold. Those dogs can be fostered for ten days. That saves the life of dogs in isolation when they are full. Unfortunately, the county shelter is an open access shelter and they must take in strays and owner surrendered dogs. Although they work very hard to save the life of every dog, when there is no space, dogs are killed. Foster homes save lives.
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