Leroy, the playful, water-loving dog, needs a great home
Leroy is 5 years old and he’s been at Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control’s shelter for more than 115 days.
His sweet and playful nature wins people over.
“He loves to play, he loves to play fetch, he runs around, but as you saw, once he’s near you, once he’s near people, he just wants attention and love, he wants to be pet. He’s so gentle,” Melanie Perazzo said.
Leroy is good with other dogs and he has a joyful personality.
“He does really good out here in the yard when it’s time to play," Perazzo said. "He just does good with all different types of dogs."
Leroy loves the water, if you have a pool. He’s a perfect Florida dog who loves to go on walks and runs.
“If you like to go to the beach, if you like to go fishing, if you just like to go outside to the park," Perazzo said. "Even if you just have a sprinkler hose, he’ll be so excited and happy.”
Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control is overcrowded and there's a great need for adoptions. If you can't adopt, you can consider fostering a pet, or donating items that will make the pets more comfortable through the shelter's Amazon Wish List.
Currently, the shelter is offering a number of incentives to families who adopt. Adoptions, microchips, vaccines and tags are at a greatly reduced fee.
PBCACC said each adoption will ensure the pets are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and have county license tags. Adopters also receive a free Health Care Certificate that offers a free exam for their pet from participating veterinarians, with a savings up to $500, and a bag of Hill’s Science Diet pet food.
Look through the adoptable pets online here. The foster and adoption application is completed in person, no appointment is needed.
If you’re interested in the Foster2Rescue program, email ACCFoster@pbcgov.org.
The adoption center hours are Monday to Friday from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control is located at 7100 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, just west of the Florida Turnpike. For more information, please call (561) 233-1200 or visit www.pbcgov.com/animal.
The Countdown 2 Zero Mega Pet Adoption Event is Saturday, July 22, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the South Florida Fairgrounds in Building 10. The address is 9067 Southern Blvd. in West Palm Beach.
Organized by Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control and Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League.
In addition, these rescues will be included:
- Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic, and Ranch
- Dezzy's Second Chance Animal Rescue
- Barry Pines Animal rescue and Sanctuary
- GTS Husky Rescue
- Animal Rescue Force of South Florida
- Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue
The C2Z events have helped more than 2,500 animals find their forever homes. County-wide, rescues are participating at their individual locations as well.
For more on the effort, click here.
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