Adoptable Dog of the Week: Benjamin is a Blast

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

This week's adoptable dog is Benjamin, a brown and black merle hound mix.

Benjamin (ID# A053251) is a 2-year-old neutered male who loves to play ball and run in the yard. He is sweet and friendly with warm brown eyes. He has a sweet disposition and calm manner. Benjamin has been with Manatee County Animal Services since Oct. 27 when his family dropped him off at the shelter. He is ready to go home to a loving family.

You can visit Benjamin at the county's downtown adoption center. Manatee County Animal Services will have adoptable dogs at Canine Christmas today, as well as at the shelters where cats are also available for adoption. 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. The downtown adoption center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

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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