By: Chloe Teall
Listen, I know that Valentine’s Day might have been lonely for some this year, but next year could be different! Maybe your ex might have found someone new, but a dog would never leave you. And sure, cats might not respond to your calls either, but at least they can’t leave you on read. If you are looking for an opportunity to find true unconditional love, consider adopting one of these local pets in need of homes.
Want someone to grow old with you? Consider Buster; a mixed-breed male dog ready to find a home he can spend his last years with. He is 10 years old and has already spent a month in the shelter. Even as a senior, Buster still has a lot of love to give and a lot of wisdom to share with his next family. Senior pets are often overlooked at shelters despite the many benefits of owning an animal that already has life experience, and usually some degree of training.
Looking for someone to go on long walks on the beach with? Meet Dozer, a 4 year old mutt who’s ready to find his forever best friend. He is an energetic dog who would do really well with people who love to play and move as much as he does. Bonus points if you have any tennis balls because Dozer really loves tennis balls.
Let’s be honest, there is really nobody more handsome than Yukon. He is a beautiful orange kitty who is playful and has a long, fun-filled life ahead of him. Yukon is only 7 months old, but has sadly spent most of his life in the shelter so far. He would love to have the chance to make your house his home. Oh, and by the way, his mittens come free of charge.
Remember: adopting a pet is a lifelong commitment to that animal. It is a promise that you will feed them, care for them, and love them for their whole lives. All jokes aside, do not accept the responsibility of a pet just because you are lonely and bored. Do thorough research, and be prepared for the highs and lows that come along with pet ownership.
If any of these pets caught your attention, visit https://humanesocietystjc.org/adopt to learn more about how you can meet your forever best friend.
Photos // Humane Society of St. Joe County