Lee County Domestic Animal Services has a large variety of adoptable pets.
Buck, a two-year-old border collie pointer mix, has been at the shelter since December. Separated from his mother and seven siblings, Buck has been left behind. Supervisor Darcy Andrade says Buck has spent most of his time cooped up in a kennel.
“He doesn’t understand why everyone’s passing him by,” she says.
There’s only so much Darcy can do.
“Right now our kennels are full and every day we get new dogs in,” she says.
Ricky Sdrenka’s family took home Chuck, their third dog, on Friday.
“They all look at you and they whine and you know, you really want to just take all of them,” he says.
Pixie, a pit bull mix, has been at the shelter since September. She’s one of the shelter’s longest residents so far.
“When you walk past her, she just has that shine in her eye that you can tell she’s going to be a great dog,” Darcy says.
Starting next Friday, the shelter is offering deep dog discounts for adoption. If you’re a volunteer, bring your badge and pay just $25 to adopt a puppy or kitten, and $8 for an adult pet.
If you don’t volunteer, you can pay $45 to adopt a puppy or kitten, and $25 for an adult pet.