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Posted on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 8:47 am

Dreamy is dreaming of her new home. This gorgeous girl is a 8 year old German Shepherd Blend who is 96 lbs. Dreamy is housetrained, loves to cuddle, and even actually seems to think she is a lap dog!
Come on out and adopt me or one of my friends! There are on average 150 dogs and 50 cats waiting for families to discover them at The Animal League!
If you are interested in Dreamy or any of our other Adoptables, please visit The Animal League Adoption Center located at 4648 Baptist Island Road, 4 miles North of Highway 50 on Highway 33 in Groveland, FL. You can also visit us on the web at theanimalleague.org or search for us on Facebook to see the rest of our Adorable Adoptables.
All of our pets are up to date on vaccines and treatments, spayed or neutered, and come with a registered microchip. We are open every day except Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Yes, we are open all weekend! For additional information please contact the Adoption Center at 352-429-6334. The Animal League is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving the community since 1988. We are a Guidestar Exchange Goldstar Participant committed to transparency and to our mission of providing care to abandoned, neglected and abused dogs and cats while serving the good people of our community through our programs such as “In League with Education,” “Nourish the Needy,” “The Neighborhood Pet Program,” Pet Food provisions to Meals on Wheels and assistance to the Cornerstone Hospice’s Pet Peace of Mind Program. Please visit our website, theanimalleague.org, to learn more about us. Thank you for considering a rescue pet, the very best breed.

 

Fall is near…Ready to fall in love with Hounds and Volunteering? Houndhaven, a no-kill animal rescue located in Minneola, is looking for a few good volunteers. We have been rescuing dogs and puppies from euthanasia at kill shelters since 2000. No expense is spared to save the lives of these special animals, especially since so many of them have come from situations of neglect or have never known the feeling of a tender touch.
Houndhaven rescues mostly Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, lab mixes, and has been known to occasionally rescue the odd one or two in the bunch, such as little terriers that became honorary “hounds”. We typically have 15-20 rescue dogs at a time and are run exclusively by volunteers. Our volunteers know there is no better “paycheck” than a tail’s wag from a dog who now knows he is safe and is going to have a “happily ever after”.
Volunteers are needed at our shelter 365 days a year, and at this time we are really in need of anyone interested in helping make a difference in the lives of our wonderful dogs. Volunteers need only be at least 18 years of age and capable of handling large dogs. Our volunteers help walk the dogs, clean kennels, and of course, provide much needed love and attention to our furry friends.
Volunteer opportunities also exist at adoption events most weekends. We take our dogs to Petsmart and Petco so that they can meet prospective adopters. Volunteers are responsible for walking dogs, making sure they show well, and answer questions about Houndhaven and our adoption process.
Volunteering is a great way to make a difference in the community, make new friends who share a passion for animals, and take a mini-break from your everyday activities. If you have a bit of time to share, please consider volunteering at Houndhaven. Contact houndhaveninc@aol.com for information on volunteering at the shelter or volunteerhh@gmail.com for information on volunteering at our adoption events. The Hounds can’t wait to meet you!