My name is Apple!

Blue Heeler Mix Dog for adoption in Largo, Florida - Apple
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SPCA Tampa Bay

Facts about Apple

  • Breed: Blue Heeler Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 33064127
Hi! My name is Apple and I can to SPCA Tampa Bay through a hoarding case. I've learned lots of new skills like walking on a leash and bonding with people but it will take me lots more practice. I love turkey hot dogs and string cheese and it will be really important that I'm always rewarded for being brave. Dogs that come from a hoarding environment haven't experienced lots of new things like living in a home and being pet. We tend to be very scared until we learn how to trust. I've worked really hard to build my confidence and look to people for directions on what I should do next but am now ready to find my new home. There is a great handout all about hoarding dogs and behaviors you can expect. We're looking at a journey together but I'm ready to learn!

Ask my adoption counselor for recommendations on how to continue my training.

About SPCA Tampa Bay

About Our Shelter...

Our Mission:
To be the community leader in animal advocacy by preventing cruelty, promoting humane care and reducing pet overpopulation.

Scheduled Admissions: We are open six days a week. We admit all owned pets, and sick/injured strays.

Largest Pet Adoption Facility in Tampa Bay: We adopt out canines and felines, rabbits, birds, ferrets AND pocket pets ~ guinea pigs, hamsters, mice and rats.

5-Acre Farm Animal Sanctuary: Take a ‘Share Our Shelter’ tour and feed the goats, cow, horse and donkey! All are permanent SPCA Tampa Bay residents.

More Rehabilitation, More Saved Lives: We treat broken bones, skin and ear infections, heartworms, and more.

Extensive Behavior Training: We teach volunteers, adopters, the public and other animal shelter personnel so that they can train the animals.

Proactive Animal Cruelty Investigation: Every call reporting a suspected animal cruelty is acted on.. We handle more than 1,500 investigations/reinvestigations each year.

Abuse Prevention Training: We develop and deliver programs for Middle/High School students, social workers and law enforcement professionals.

Disaster Response/Animal Recovery: We work with the Humane Society of the United States to deploy Bay Area Disaster Animal Response Team (DART) volunteers after disasters strike.

Education & Dispute Resolution: We work with high risk youth through the 6th Judicial Circuit Court’s Juvenile Diversion Program.

Pet Care Seminars: Our annual series of seminars has been available to the public since 1995.

Life & Legacy Planning: We began offering informative estate planning seminars with pets in mind more than ten years ago.

Continuing Education (CEU) Programs for Professionals: We offer a variety of continuing education workshops for educators, animal shelter and veterinary personnel, animal-related business owners and financial planning professionals.

SPCA Tampa Bay is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that relies on philanthropic gifts from individual donors. The organization does not receive any State or Federal tax dollars. Your philanthropic support plays an essential role in ensuring that homeless pets receive humane care.

Come Meet Our Pets...

9099 130th Ave N in Largo
(Just south of the Ulmerton & Starkey Roads intersection)

For Animal Emergencies: call 727-586-3591.
After Hours, follow the message prompts.

Tuesday - Friday: 1pm to 7pm
Saturday: 10am to 6pm
Sunday: 1pm to 5pm
Closed on Mondays

Our Adoption Process...

Your Adoption Fee Includes:
Spay/Neuter Surgery
Current Vaccines, Deworming, Heartworm (dogs) & Feline Leukemia exams
County License (Pinellas County Residents only)
Microchip and tattoo in ear for identification
30-day Free Pet Health Insurance
Discounted obedience training
A friend for life! (priceless)