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Adoptable Dog of the Week: Pixie is a Princess

She's just one of the pets up for adoption at the county's downtown center.

This week's adoptable dog is Pixie, a pit bull mix.

Pixie is a 2-year-old spayed female who is great on a walk. She is friendly and loves to greet people. She is motivated by treats and knows how to sit and listen. She has a sweet disposition and is a real lover. Pixie has been with Manatee County Animal Services since June 26, when she was found as a stray along 12th Street East.

You can visit Pixie at the county's downtown adoption center today. Adoptions, which include spay/neuter, vaccinations, health check, and microchip, are $80 for dogs, plus a $10 license fee for those in Manatee County, and $60 for cats, plus the license fee. Pixies is available for the $10 license fee because she has been at the shelter too long and really needs a home. The downtown adoption center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information, visit www.mymanatee.org/pets or call 941-742-5824. The animal services webpage features updated photos and descriptions of the pets available for adoption. Pet owners can also use the site to locate missing pets.

Pets are also available for adoption locally at:

  • Animal Network Inc. at Petsmart, 4425 14th St. W.
  • Humane Society of Manatee County, 2515 Tamiami Trail
  • Bishop Animal Shelter SPCA, 5718 21st Ave. W.
  • Gulf Shore Animal League at Pet Supermarket, 6908 Manatee Ave W.
  • Nates Place Dog and Cat Adoption Center, 8435 Cooper Creek Blvd.
  • Also look up local rescue groups, such as Royal Rescue, through Petfinder.com. Other rescue groups with great dogs include Canine Castaways and Underdog Rescue.

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