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After 8 months at Manatee County Animal Services, Thelma was adopted by a loving family while she was in a foster home. Thelma, a charming, 4-year-old mixed breed, presented some challenges to finding the right home for her. She struggled with kennel stress at the shelter, which might have deterred potential adopters when meeting her. She also needed to be the only pet in the household. When she was fostered in a volunteer’s home, she relaxed, and her personality blossomed. That’s when she met her new pet parents and connected with them immediately. There were many things to like about Thelma. She is an easy-going dog, who enjoys leisurely walks and afternoon naps. More than anything, she adores people, and now, she has a family to call her own. Thelma’s story is similar to many other dogs at the shelter. It shows the importance of fostering, and the need for perseverance while waiting for a pet to find the best match for a successful adoption.  

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Lil’ Bear, a 4 year-old mixed breed, came to MCAS 2 years ago as a stray. He is a big, goofy dog, who has sadly spent half of his life in a shelter. This boy loves to play, especially with toys. He is full of energy and entertainment when outside. He loves to roll in the grass and run in circles. He adores belly rubs too, of course. Lil’ Bear is learning to socialize with other dogs and will need slow introductions if he is to live with them. Volunteers take Lil’ Bear home for sleepovers, and they report he is a perfect houseguest. He’s so happy to be in a home. This sweet dog deserves a home of his own. Wouldn’t you like to have the love of Lil’ Bear in your life? 

Lil’ Bear will do best in a household without children or cats. He comes neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. For information, email [email protected] or schedule your appointment at

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