Shelter encouraging prospective ‘pet parents’ to consider pit bull mixes, which are ‘normally gentle when cared for properly,’ Animal Services personnel say
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services division is offering reduced adoption fees for the month of February “to help its canine shelter residents find forever homes,” the office has announced.
The adoption fee is just $40, which includes spaying/neutering, as required by law; a rabies vaccination; Sarasota County license; and AVID microchipping for identification, the release notes.
The reduced adoption fee is geared toward dogs that are pit bull mixes known as “bully breeds,” the release adds. “The breeds are normally gentle dogs when cared for properly,” it continues, noting they “have many qualities that make them great pets for active people who have time and attention to give. They are social animals and loyal to their owners. Thanks to their athletic bodies and exceptional intelligence, they are energetic and generally excel in agility,” the release says.
The Sheriff’s Office has created a video to show residents how Animal Services volunteers socialize all shelter dogs, the release points out. “To view the video, see our adoptable dogs or download an adoption application visit www.SarasotaSheriff.org/Animals. The video is also available on the agency YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8j6tUTHdm0
Animal Services is located at 8451 Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota. Prospective pet parents may visit Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Sundays from noon to 2 p.m. Call 861-9500 for more information.