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My name is Pammie FREE ADOPTION!

Boxer Mix Dog for adoption in Inverness, Florida - Pammie FREE ADOPTION
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Citrus County Animal Services

Facts about Pammie FREE ADOPTION

  • Breed: Boxer Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 24465207
Pammie is searching for a companion in a home as the only pet. Please do not adopt her if you feel sorry for her. She needs someone with leadership qualities, a firm but loving hand, so she feels safe. Otherwise, as a survivor, she will make her own decisions. She will be a bit of a project at first but, as her shelter mom, I say she is worth it. Are you home a lot? Do you have patience? Can you teach a dog using positive methods without hitting, punishment or yelling? Do you have time to put her on a puppy schedule for potty training? When she goes out for potty and play time she potties several times in several places so be patient. She will have a few mistakes since she has to potty in her kennel since the shelter dogs only get outside once for 15 minutes every 24 to 28 hours for play and potty. A fenced yard would be wonderful but she would most likely want you to come out with her. Pammie walks very nice on the leash and responds quickly to my voice instructions and to the words below. SHE LOVES TO HEAR GOOD GIRL!! She also can be a bit stubborn when she doesn't want to do something. Low fat hot dogs (bribery) works or just wait her out. She usually gives in. She SITS for treats (she loves chicken hot dogs) but has trouble if in unfamiliar settings where she is less confident. She needs a leader so she feels safe and does best with gentle encouragement, patience, no yelling and no harsh corrections. WAIT at all shelter gates and doors and she does well LEAVE IT - used when she focuses on something or wants to pick up something nasty. We give her a light tug on the, leash and turn her away from what she is focused on and she gets lots of praise. She loves to hear GOOD GIRL!! DOWN - She just learned this and is doing well especially for a treat. PAW - She will give her paw. She was excellent when I took some sand spikes out of her paws. GO POTTY - She is doing very well and going potty when I use these words when I take her outside at the shelter but she only gets outside once per day to potty so a refresher is in order. Put her on a puppy schedule-out every 2 hours.

About Citrus County Animal Services

About Our Shelter...

Citrus County Animal Services is the County's only animal shelter. The open-admission shelter takes in approximately 6,000 animals annually regardless of capacity or reason for surrender. The shelter and it's volunteers work tirelessly to find these animals loving and forever homes.

Citrus County Animal Services relies heavily on the help of volunteers to extend its resources and budget. Volunteers perform tasks such as dog walking, cat cuddling, grooming, cleaning kennels, dishes and laundry, data entry, receptionist duties, photography, animal fostering, obedience training and adoption outreach events just to name a few. Please contact our Volunteer - Outreach Coordinator with inquiries: 352-746-8408.

In addition to animal sheltering, the shelter offers a weekly low-cost vaccination clinic to allow citizens to provide basic care to their pets and encourages compliance with state and local laws. Microchipping and heartworm testing is offered in this clinic service.

Lastly, the Animal Services staff is responsible for maintaining a Pet-Friendly Shelter at the Lecanto Primary School in the event of a declared emergency or disaster. While kennels are provided, bedding, food, medications, leashes and veterinary records should be brought by the pet's owners. One must stay at the shelter for the pet to qualify.

Adoption applications, volunteer applications and Pet-Friendly Shelter Registrations can be accessed on our website.

www.citruscritters.com

Come Meet Our Pets...

Citrus County Animal Services is located in Inverness at 4030 S Airport Road, behind the Speedway and Citrus County Fairgrounds and Auditorium.

Shelter adoption & front desk hours are:

Sunday, Monday, Holidays - closed
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday - 10am - 4pm
Thursday - 10am - 6pm

In addition to our Animal Shelter, we partipate in many outreach and adoption events. Please check our website for upcoming events and promotions!

www.citruscritters.com

Our Adoption Process...

All adopters must be at least 18 years old (or accompanied by an adult) and either own their own home or have written permission and/or a rental agreement that specifies they can have pets on the property.

Dog adoptions cost $60 if they need to be spayed/neutered or $30 if they came to the shelter previously altered.

Cat adoptions cost $35 if they need to be spayed/neutered or $15 if they have been previously altered.

Adoption fees includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccination, age appropriate vaccinations (including Distemper/Parvo and Bordetella vaccinations), heartworm test / leukemia test, deworming, flea treatment and Microchip. Flea/tick and heartworm preventatives are also available for purchase.

County residents must also purchase a county license for $5.

Frequently, there are adoption promotions with reduced adoption costs. Please check our website, www.citruscritters.com to view current promotions and events.

All dogs adopted from the shelter qualify for our free 6 week basic training classes. Please ask for the class schedule at the front desk when adopting if you wish to sign up.

You may call the front desk directly @ 352-746-8400 if you have questions about the adoption process or adoptable animals.

Shelter adoption & front desk hours are:
Sunday, Monday, Holidays - closed
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday - 10am - 4pm
Thursday - 10am - 6pm