Blog Category: Pet Placement Program

Posted on April 28, 2015
Posted in Community Outreach/Education, Pet Placement Program

The Boca Grande Dog Show, recently hosted by the Boca Grande Woman’s Club, raised a whopping $13,000 for us here at Suncoast Humane Society. The biennial event was held at the Boca Grande Community Center. Dog show judges awarded prizes in multiple categories, including a new coveted “Rescue” class. Contestants shared heartwarming stories on how […]

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Posted on April 26, 2015
Posted in Pet Placement Program

As an open admissions animal shelter, we accept all pets that come to us from our service area, regardless of breed, health, temperament, or size. This means that sometimes the pets we take in are not in the best condition, and sometimes require grooming because their fur has grown to such an unmanageable, matted length. We […]

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Posted on April 25, 2015
Posted in Pet Placement Program

By John Hackworth, Editor of the Englewood Sun Originally printed in the Englewood Sun on April 23, 2015 Brian and Jenny Port were not looking for a cat. As a matter of fact, the two residents of the United Kingdom were not even supposed to be in Englewood. “We flew into Orlando, and I had […]

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Posted on April 19, 2015
Posted in Pet Placement Program

Our staff and volunteers are always going the extra mile to help the homeless animals they care for and the people who will love them. Our Satellite Adoption Coordinator Karen Owens shares this story about how one of her satellite adoption center volunteers helped a potential adopter find just the right cat to adopt: “Cat adoption […]

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Posted on April 15, 2015
Posted in Pet Placement Program

We just moved our adoptable small pets to a location in our animal care center that is more convenient to our potential adopters! Instead of being in our admitting area at the front of our animal care center, our small pets are now housed in the former grooming room between our dog kennels. This new […]

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Posted on April 4, 2015
Posted in Pet Placement Program

“Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog.” – Sydney Jeanne Seward Here at Suncoast Humane Society, we often speak about the merits of adopting a senior pet, and while we can speak about it until we are blue in the face, it doesn’t mean anything until you do it yourself. […]

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Posted on March 11, 2015
Posted in Pet Placement Program

By Executive Director Phil Snyder Published in the Englewood Sun on March 8, 2015 The term “puppy mill” has raised its ugly head once again in the local media. The newest twist is this cruel industry’s use of the Internet. The commercial breeding of dogs became well-known in the 1950s when some small farmers in […]

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Posted on March 3, 2015
Posted in Pet Placement Program

By Phil Snyder, Executive Director of Suncoast Humane Society Published in the Englewood Sun on March 1, 2015 It wasn’t very long ago that finding a good home for a dog or cat older than 5 was a real challenge for humane societies, animal control agencies, and rescue groups. Tragically, due to pet overpopulation and […]

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