I would like to extend my most heartfelt "thank you" to Debra Starr and Julie Johnson from the Sue Kolze from the Animal Network and the Manatee County Animal Services in Palmetto for the absolutely best dog adoption we could have ever asked for.
We had been touring the animal shelters in Manatee and Sarasota counties looking for the perfect dog to adopt and they matched us with him.
His name is Duke and he is the sweetest, most patient, obedient, laid-back dog we could ever ask for. Unfortunately he has heart worms, but Animal Services is paying for his complete treatment so he can return to his happy, healthy self.
During our visits to the shelters, we were very impressed with the cleanliness of the facilities and the employees and volunteers knowledge of the animals.
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They definitely have their days full with cleaning cages, walking, bathing, feeding, fundraising and taking care of visitors looking for that special pet to fill their lives with happiness.
Never once were we disappointed with the areas the dogs and cats were kept, or their play yards, nor were we ever pressured to choose a pet.
I will always recommend these adoption shelters to anyone looking for their new best friend.
After our heart-wrenching loss of our beloved Labrador mix we adopted 10 years ago, we sincerely thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
And to anyone needing to fill time in your day, they can always use another kind hand or bag of food, litter, bedding, treats, crates, leashes, no-slip collars or good ole money.