Posted: 3:32 am Monday, March 5th, 2018
By Ann Kelly
Puppies. Lots and lots of sweet puppy breath, senior dogs who need a loving home, and more wonderful four-legged furry people who love to cuddle, take long walks and be your best friend. It’s Mutt Madness time with the Suncoast Animal League this Saturday in Highlander Park, Dunedin. It’s a full day with so much to see and do you really do need to sit and stay! Every day this week I’ll be introducing you to some of the pets up for adoption this weekend. The adoption tent is incredibly busy from the moment the day starts so it’s best to get there early. We kick things off at 11:30 am and wrap it up at 5 pm.
You’ll love being a part of the Pet-Owner Lookalike Contest, Dancing with the Paws, hearing our Fido Idol contestants, and it wouldn’t be Mutt Madness without a surprise or two….but you’ll have to be there to see what we’re up to! I’m sure we can also fit another bike or two in for The Ride For The Animals – sign up right now. Another big part of the fun are all the rescue groups that will be with us, and yes that is a skunk from last year! We cover all the bases when it comes to pet rescues! Take a look at last year’s event and just think how much more fun and wonderful adoption stories we’ll have to tell this year. We’ve celebrated the lives of the Potato Pups, shed a few tears to the story of the Fab Five which of course had a wonderful ending, and applauded the intrepid Spicie! And of course, there was Puppy Bowl! How cool was it to see the Suncoast Animal League’s two pups Kelly Barkson and Henry featured and know that the work of the Suncoast Animal League and Executive Director Rick Chaboudy received national recognition. Add to that the rescues of pets left homeless after Hurricane Maria devasated the island of Puerto Rico and it’s been an incredible year.
And here’s a new friend that will be up for adoption Saturday. Her name is Maggie. Sweet Maggie is a 3-month-old, 13 lb. Cur mix puppy who has been in one of our fabulous foster homes and will be up for adoption this Saturday at the 12th Annual Mutt Madness. Maggie is an adorable, sweet, fun playful and sassy girl, with a lot of puppy energy. But while she loves to run and play in the yard and in her puppy pool, she also loves to snuggle on your lap or next to you on the couch. Maggie enjoys her nightly walks with her foster family. Her potty training is still a work in progress but she is almost there. Maggie is good with other dogs and also loves cats. She is working on learning her puppy manners. She is very eager to learn new things. Maggie has been spayed, microchipped and is up-to-date with vaccines. She will be looking for her forever family this Saturday so don’t miss out on meeting her.