Archive for February 2014

Free Dog Training With Adoption

Thanks to a generous grant from the Pedigree Foundation, dogs who have been with us for more than 2 weeks are eligible for a 6-week, Basic Obedience Class (taught at our shelter through Home Buddies) or private, in-home training.

Adopters will receive a certificate of eligibility with their adoption paperwork and can call 813.935.PETS (7387) to register for class or schedule in-home sessions.

Basic Obedience

This reward-based training is where you will start your journey to having a well-behaved dog by focusing on creating reliable behaviors and getting your dog to focus on you. In this class, you will learn commands such as:

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Leave it
  • Come
  • Stay
  • Walking nicely on a leash

This is a limited time offer that will be available while funding lasts. It is the responsibility of the adopter to contact Home Buddies for registration and information.


I adopted Riley (then Pluto) in 2008 after graduating from college. He has been through so many important life events with me, including making the six day drive/move to Washington state. He’s the most loyal and lovable pup!


lincolnI just wanted to say thank you all for your help adopting Lincoln (formerly Shiloh!). A special thanks to Jennifer for all her help! He has adjusted very quickly to his new home and is very well behaved. He’s absolutely the best! This picture was from the same night I picked him up. His transition from his very nervous demeanor to his happy self was almost instant! Lincoln is incredibly smart and is learning new things every day. I love being around him, and seeing how happy he is when I get home from work! Thanks again to everyone for your hard work and dedication keeping these guys safe and giving them a second chance!

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