Alaqua Animal Refuge

Community Pets in Need

Below is a list of pets that need a good home. You may contact the owner of the pet directly by clicking on the “Email Contact” link or by clicking on the picture of the animal.

I found this little black kitten trying to cross the road in Freeport. He was covered in fleas, sick & hungry.He is doing much better after a few days of TLC. He is tiny, but has a BIG personality. He loves to run & play, & he has so much energy. He also just likes to be with you. He’s VERY talkative!He would probably do best in a home with another pet to keep him company. He gets along with other cats & dogs! Or, you could adopt him AND his brother (gray kitten in photo).

Allie

4/10/2017
Age: Adult Female
Breed:  Olde English Bulldog

Allie is a very loyal, loving dog. I got her from a rescue about five years ago and have worked with her on some behavioral issues, making great progress. Unfortunately she never took well to being around other dogs, showing aggression towards most dogs, especially larger ones. However, she is potty trained and knows how to use a dog door. She loves to be outside but overheats easily. She’s beginning to show signs of arthritis in her hips and has skin allergies resulting in chronic ear infections. The ear infections usually respond to over the counter ear ointment. When she was fixed too much skin was left behind so if she does not get to go outside frequently to pee she will get UTIs. She is a sweet girl and loves to cuddle. She also enjoys swimming and playing soccer. She won’t fetch but she will show you where the ball landed before running off to chase a squirrel. Allie is a big part of our family, but unfortunately she has shown aggression towards our 8 month old daughter recently. We are heartbroken to have to rehome her but we cannot take any risks with our daughter. Allie was born in December 2011 and we have her original paperwork from the breeders showing her lineage.

Contact Name:  Amberle Suprak
Email contact or Phone: (850) 598-4532

Rambo

4/10/2017
Age: Adult Male
Breed:  Pitbull and Brendel

Sweet 2 and a half-year old male named Rambo. Pitbull/Brendel mix. Playful and loves kids. Loves playing fetch. Gets along with small dogs but not too sure about bigger dogs. Potty trained.

Contact Name:  Shannon Arredondo
Email contact or Phone: (850) 401-8965

Georgette

4/12/2017
Age: Young Female
Breed:  Domestic Long Hair Kitten

Meet Georgette! She was rescued from a dumpster behind Starbucks when she was very little, and has spent the last three months socializing in a loving foster home. She is 5 1/2 months old, and very sweet, playful and curious. She’s a beautiful little angel, with lovely markings and soft hair. She’s a little timid at first, but warms up after just a little while with some TLC and patience. Georgette loves to play with all cat toys and loves interacting with other kitties, so a household with other cats is preferred. She loves to cuddle on your lap and is warming up to the idea of being brushed. She is looking for a calm and welcoming home for her to explore and feel loved in. She was rescued with her sister, Esme. Georgette would do well in a family with older, more mature children who will be patient and calm around her. If Georgette sounds like she’s a perfect new member to your family, please contact me.

Contact Name:  Roslyn
Email contact or Phone: (850) 450-3935

Esme

4/12/2017
Age: Young Female
Breed:  Domestic Long Hair Tuxedo

Esme was rescued from a dumpster behind Starbucks when she was very little, and has spent the last three months socializing in a loving foster home. She is 5 1/2 months old, and very sweet, playful and curious. You’ll notice she has some pretty cute markings on her face and her eyes are stunning emerald green. She’s a little timid at first, but warms up after just a little while with some TLC and patience. She loves to cuddle on your lap and likes to be brushed. She is looking for a calm and welcoming home for her to explore and feel loved in. She was rescued with her sister, Georgette. Esme would do well in a family with older, more mature children who will be patient and calm around her. If Esme sounds like she’s a perfect new member to your family, please contact me.

Contact Name:  Roslyn
Email contact or Phone: (850) 450-3935

Banjo

4/15/2017
Age: Young Male
Breed:  Chihuahua Mix

Banjo is an affectionate, curious, and brave little dog. He is a great companion, leash, and kennel trained. He does, however, need some work in the potty-training area. Some cool things about Banjo are that he loves to go paddle boarding and he has a unique “howling” bark.

Contact Name:  Courtney
Email contact or Phone: (850) 902-6482

Tenshi (“Angel” in Japanese)

4/15/2017
Age: Young Female
Breed:  Chihuahua Mix

Tenshi is Banjo’s sister. She has been with him since birth but may be able to be placed in separate home. She is a sweetheart. She soaks up all the love you can give her and is kennel trained. She may need a little work in the potty-training area. She is a tad skittish at first but when she learns she can trust you, she will snuggle right with you. She, like her brother, love to paddle board and can be a little adventurous.

Contact Name:  Courtney
Email contact or Phone: (850) 902-6482

Little Bit

4/15/2017
Age: Young Female
Breed:  Chihuahua and Jack Russell

Little Bit is about 4 months old and extremely friendly. I would love to keep, but have very little time to spend with her. I recommend her to go to a home that can spend time with her. She can walk on leash and potty trained, she will have a few accidents, but not at her fault. Great with kids and loves to play.

Contact Name:  Ashley Sweeney
Email contact or Phone: (850) 902-9660

Snorkel

4/25/2017
Age: Young Male
Breed:  Cat

I take care of the ferals in my neighborhood and came across this little guy while putting out food one night. He is super friendly and I’m guessing was a pet at some point in time, although I don’t believe he currently has an owner. He is always happy to see us, walking over with his tail up and throwing himself against our legs. Unfortunately, my husband and I cannot keep him due to allergies, but would like to re-home him. He is definitely adoptable and I would hate to leave him as a feral if he can be placed in a loving home instead.

Contact Name:  Brenna McGovern
Email contact or Phone: (904) 460-4646

Shaggy

4/25/2017
Age: Young Male
Breed: Lab/Schnauzer Mix

Shaggy is a super smart 4 year old lab/schnauzer mix. He is great with kids and follows commands. He is house broke and has been an inside dog. He loves to play fetch. Shaggy has shown aggression only towards other male dogs and has lived peacefully for the last year with a female dog.
Contact Name: Joseph Moss
Email contact or Phone: (850) 501-6541

Brutus

4/25/2017
Age: Young Male
Breed: Pit
He’s still a puppy and quite trainable, just very rambunctious! He needs a yard that he cant get out of and someone that has time to work with him. He’s very sweet and has the “picture perfect” pit face, however, he does have a sight impairment or is blind. He seems to get along with other dogs IF they aren’t aggressive towards him. (He was found roaming the streets in Baker. The people who found him have a teenage son that was working with him and taught him to sit while he was in their care, but they couldn’t keep him due to their dog and him not getting along.)
Contact Name: Janell DeVore
Email contact or Phone: (850) 376-3703

Boy

4/25/2017
Age: Adult Male
Breed: Unknown
This pup and his sister were rescued along a Florida highway in January 2017. He was extremely emaciated and almost hairless due to non-contagious mange. The mange is being treated and his hair is growing back. He has had all required shots, been neutered, and the “scars” on his face continue to heal. He weighs 50 pounds and is 2 years old. He has an American bull dog face. He and his sister are quite the hunters. They treed a squirrel and sat quietly at the bottom of the tree, waiting. They found a mole and played with it, but did not hurt it. They found an opossum which “played opossum” until they walked away. They also found a baby bird that they pranced around, not hurting it. He is curious about cats and loves to play fetch. He loves to run and play and enjoys being outdoors. His sweet personality will melt your heart. Our residence has no fence and is located between three major highways. Not a safe place for dogs. If you would like to adopt this great pup (and possibly his sister) please call (850) 982-3361.
Contact Name: Alvin Blanton
Email contact or Phone: (850) 982-3361

Sassy

4/25/2017
Age: Adult Female
Breed: Rottweiler
6 year old, lovable, sweet, big girl, 130#’s who has been the apple of her Daddy’s eye since she was born. Problem is her Dad is in the hospital and will not be able to care for her upon discharge. She will make a wonderful loving pet for a loving family. Spayed 2010. Up to date on vaccinations.
Contact Name: Rich Blum
Email contact or Phone: (850) 819-6467

Belle

4/25/2017
Age: Young Female
Breed: Cat
Belle is a loving, carefree cat. She loves people but DOES NOT do well with kids under the age of 3. She loves toys, but specifically catnip. That is like the only thing she plays with now. She will be 2 on August 10th. She is black and white, and it looks like she has a heart on her butt if she sits in a certain position. I have had her since she was 8 weeks old, but I am pregnant and since she doesn’t do well with babies, I need to find her a good home.
Contact Name: Molly Ledbetter
Email contact or Phone: (850) 428-2840

Brutus

4/25/2017
Age: Young Male
Breed: Mix/Pit Bull Terrier
Brutus wandered into our yard, a young puppy, very very thin and hungry on a very cold day last winter. We put him in our barn and gave him warm hay to sleep on and food for nourishment. He was not interested in trying to “escape” from our yard, so we figured we had a temporary pet. However, the older he gets, the more confirmation we have that he has some Pit Bull Terrier in him. We have two very small children and are not interested in owning a Pit Bull. We would like to find him a good, permanent home. Thank you!
Contact Name: Joy Robinson
Email contact or Phone: (850) 687-6246

Peter and Leonard

4/25/2017
Age: Adult
Breed: Rabbits
Peter and Leonard are my two rabbits. I have had Leonard (female) for about three years and Peter (male) for one. They are the sweetest bunnies and are inseparable (Peter has been neutered). When I first got them, I had lots of outdoor space for them to play outside and get exercise. Since, I have moved into a small apartment and the bunnies never get to go out. I realize how irresponsible it was to think bunnies could be house pets. I feel really horrible that they are stuck in a cage most hours of the day, every day. It isn’t fair for me to keep them just because they are cute and cuddly and I love them. I really need to find a forever home for them and they must must must stay together. I would also be willing to pay to have Leonard spayed if that were to be an issue. (Peter is already fixed). I am desperate to find these babies a safe, loving home and the life they deserve.
Contact Name: Molly Johnson
Email contact or Phone: (662) 231-2978

Jack

4/25/2017
Age: Young Male
Breed: Chihuahua/Terrier
Jack is 4 months old, he’s a very loving dog and always comes to attention. He loves to play with his toys and with his owner. Jack is very nice and doesn’t have any problem teething.
Contact Name: David Nguyen
Email contact or Phone: (765) 606-5967

Tanner

4/26/2017
Age: Young Male
Breed: Lab/Pitbull
We are submitting this request because we are not financially capable of tending to Tanners Medical needs. He has early stages of dysplasia in his hips and a skin condition that results in scratching to the point of breaking the skin, bleeding, large dry patches and loss of hair. We have received and provided all of the necessary medicine from the Vet that we could and none of which has helped including his ears. Neutered. Up to date on vaccinations.
Contact Name: Chad Henderson
Email contact or Phone: (850) 259-8336

Cooper

4/30/2017
Age: Young Male
Breed: Lab/Pitbull
We are putting in this request for our pups because they are in need of medical attention and we are not in the position to provide for such need. Cooper is almost 3years old… has early stages of dysplasia-(has had bone tissue tests)-(currently having trouble walking on one of his hind legs) and a severe skin condition (losing hair, very red, itchy and flaking off) all of which we have provided medication for that has not helped him improve. He tends to scratch to the point of raw & bleeding. Neutered. Up to date on vaccinations.
Contact Name: Chad Henderson
Email contact or Phone: (850) 259-8336

Busch

4/30/2017
Age: Adult Male
Breed: Unknown/Mixed
Busch loves to play, jump and cuddle. He loves having his belly rubbed, and likes to sleep right up on you. He acts like he’s a lot bigger than he actually is, being that he is a fairly small sized adult dog. We are not sure what breed he is, but he listens very well and knows when it’s bedtime 🙂 Neutered.
Contact Name: Danielle Packard
Email contact or Phone: (850) 381-1402

Sonic

4/30/2017
Age: Young Male
Breed: Hedgehog
I have a hedgehog named sonic he is 2. I have a cage, a wheel and everything he needs. He eats cat food, he loves baths, he can only have one every two weeks if you bath him too much it can dry out his skin. I am wanting to get rid of him because I don’t spend any time with him. He needs a home that has someone who can spend some time with him. I want him to go to a good home.
Contact Name: Jessica Day
Email contact or Phone: (850) 520-2098

Brandi

4/30/2017
Age: Adult Female
Breed: Black Mouth Cur
BRANDI’S OWNER WAS KILLED IN AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT IN MARCH 2015. SINCE THAT DAY, SHE HAS BEEN CARED FOR BY A RELATIVE, HOWEVER, THEY CAN NO LONGER CARE FOR HER. BRANDI IS A SPORTY GIRL WHO LOVES TO FETCH, SIT AND COMES WHEN CALLED. SHE’S GREAT WITH PEOPLE AND LOVES EVERYONE SHE MEETS. SHE IS WELL DISCIPLINED …LOVES CHILDREN. A GENTLE FUN LOVING PET AND A DEAR COMPANION FOR ANY AND ALL.
IF YOU ARE WANTING A LOYAL PET, BRANDI IS READY TO BE A PART OF YOUR FAMILY.
BRANDI LOVES YOU ALREADY!!
Contact Name: Donna Long
Email contact or Phone: (850) 819-1915

Lola Lynn

5/9/2017
Age: Adult Female
Breed: Siberian Husky
Lola Lynn is a very special loving dog. She’s great with kids of all ages. She needs a good run every day, and loves playing with other dogs.
Lola needs an energetic family or owner who will give her lots of attention since she’s full of energy.
She’s crate trained and house broken but, has some potty accidents sometimes.
Lola will need to have a big fenced back yard because she loves to run and jumps pretty high and can escape if left unattended. Loves car rides and is a very well behaved dog. Up to date on vaccinations.
Contact Name: Marianna Urbina
Email contact or Phone: (850) 240-9158

Walker

5/9/2017
Age: Adult Male
Breed: Greyhound/Rhodesian Ridgeback mix
This is Walker. He’s five years old and a Greyhound/ Rhodesian Ridgeback mix. He is very loveable and loves being loved on. He is very friendly with children (even babies), cats and other dogs. He likes going on walks or at least having a fenced back yard where he can walk and run. He loves human. He is the perfect family dog. This little man is healthy and has a thumbs up from his vet. He is crate trained and knows the commands of sit, lay down, jump, stay, and go to bed. Up to date on vaccinations. Neutered.
Contact Name: Javiann
Email contact or Phone: (850) 585-9675

Prayer

5/9/2017
Age: Adult Female
Breed: Mixed
Prayer is a small 20lb dog. She is a bit skittish when she doesn’t know someone. She loves treats, being on the couch, laying in bed, playing fetch (she never brings it back), and snuggling. She’s very hyper and energetic…..she has been an inside dog mainly and just goes out to potty or play. She is well trained and will sit, stay (most times) and she will not take a treat from your hand until you say she can. She is a sweet loving dog.
Contact Name: Tara
Email contact or Phone: (850) 358-3332

Bear

5/9/2017
Age: Young Female
Breed: Black and Tan Hound/Lab mix
Bear is a beautiful and classy black with tan markings medium size (40 lbs) female. She is 3 years old born April 17, 2014. She was raised with an older couple whom watched their grandchildren daily. She is amazing with the kids and LOVES to run and play with them in the yard. She is a very kind and attention loving animal, with high energy. Just a little too high for the older couple to manage. Bear’s only fault is that when the door opens she wants outside so badly she will push past them. She’s
potty trained. Up to date on vaccinations.
Contact Name: Eric Cornish
Email contact or Phone: (850) 865-7773

Susie

5/12/2017
Age: Adult Female
Breed: Spaniel/Beagle Mix
Susie needs a large yard preferably fenced. She is a high energy working breed that needs lots of exercise. She will and has self-harmed if she is crated or left inside alone for any period of time. She is leash trained and loves to ride in the car. Spayed and up to date on vaccinations.
Contact Name: Nina Garrett
Email contact or Phone: (850) 419-1154

Gandalf

5/17/2017
Age: Adult Male
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
This guy adopted us about 4 years ago. I found him in our front yard meowing piteously. He was quite skinny and it broke my heart so I starting feeding him and within a week he was part of our collection of rescues (3 dogs and 2 other cats at the time). He is very friendly, adapts well to other animals and people, loves affection and is quite laid back. He has been primarily an outside cat with us but he was an indoor kitty for 2 months once and did very well. Up to date on vaccinations. Neutered.
Contact Name: Denise Dunn-Reynolds
Email contact or Phone: (850) 293-3953

Cooper

5/17/2017
Age: Young Male
Breed: American Terrier
Cooper is a family pet that I can no longer take care of due to disability. He is a great loving and affectionate dog. He has always gotten all his shots on time. And has been very well taken care of.
He needs a good home with caring parents that will show him love. I will certainly miss him. Up to date on vaccinations. Neutered.
Contact Name: Patrick W Murray
Email contact or Phone: (850) 865-2363

Tank

5/17/2017
Age: Young Male
Breed: Pitbull
Tank is I high powered dog. He gets along well with other pets and is great with children and adults. Loves to play cuddle run and sing. He needs a home where he can play and have a family. Neutered.
Contact Name: Wil Goodwin
Email contact or Phone: (850) 826-2553

Lilly

5/17/2017
Age: Young Female
Breed: Weim Mix
Lilly is full of energy and love. She needs lots of room to run. She is good with other dogs and loves children. She does not like cats. Spayed. Up to date on vaccinations.
Contact Name: Libby Robertson
Email contact or Phone: (850) 691-6423

Jada

5/18/2017
Age: Adult Female
Breed: Pitbull
Jada is a ball of energy. She is goofy and loving. Her sister (Baby) is her best friend and they do everything together. We are hoping for both to be adopted together. They are kenneled together at night and are alone together all day. Jada is a jumper so a home with a 8 foot fence or a runner is preferable for her. Jada is 6 years old and was adopted from a shelter my husband volunteered at. We hate to surrender her but due to PCS and a soon to be newborn baby we have no other choice. Spayed. Up to date on vaccinations.
Contact Name: Mary Lemley
Email contact or Phone: (704) 798-4736

Corporal

5/18/2017
Age: Adult Male
Breed: Short/Medium-hair Tabby
He is a tabby, short-medium hair, doesn’t shed much as long as he is flea free, timid but very affectionate and loving, would do best with a quiet adult, very careful with his claws, he’s used to having his claws clipped, does okay in a bath (when appropriate), loves to snuggle in bed with you (if you pet him), he doesn’t eat much but he is overweight, he absolutely LOVES catnip and laser pointers. Neutered.
Contact Name: Rachael H Gardzalla
Email contact or Phone: (570) 710-3340

Baby Blue

5/18/2017
Age: Adult Female
Breed: Blue Pitbull
Baby is exactly as her name describes, a big baby. She is 7 years old and has been with our family since she was a pup. She has an adopted sister (Jada) who is her best friend. She loves to cuddle and will do anything for a treat. Due to PCS and a soon to be newborn baby we need to find Baby and Jada a loving home preferably together. They are kenneled together every night and spend all day together but if need be can be separated.Baby is a lover and a lap dog. She loves giving kisses! Spayed. Up to date on vaccinations.
Contact Name: Mary Lemley
Email contact or Phone: (704) 798-4736

Curley and Stevie

5/18/2017
Age: Adult Male
Breed: Golden Retriever mixes
Foster desperately needs to find a home for two mixed golden-retrievers! The owner lost his job and was going to take them to the pound after being family pets for four years.The foster can only have them temporarily and has been keeping the dogs in his backyard. Their names are Stevie and Curley, both from the same litter, and were born in July 2013. Stevie is partially blind and relies heavily on his brother Curley. They are VERY attached to one another so we would hate to see them separated! Neutered. Up to date on vaccinations.
Contact Name: Skyler Conzelman
Email contact or Phone: (850) 832-2021

Nola

5/19/2017
Age: Young Female
Breed: Lab/Bulldog mix
Nola is kept in a crate at night and when no one is home. She is an inside dog but enjoys the outside too. Nola is potty trained and has been to a puppy training class is spayed and up to date with her vaccinations. Nola needs to be with a family where she is the only pet. She tends to be possessive of her food and toys so can be aggressive towards other dogs. Nola is not aggressive towards people at all and is a very loving girl that will follow you and give you all the love you can handle.
Contact Name: Kyle Miller
Email contact or Phone: (850) 527-0728

Bear

5/19/2017
Age: Young Male
Breed: Australian Cattle Dog
BEAR IS A 2 YEAR OLD RED/CREAM AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG WHO WAS ABANDONED AT A BOARDING KENNEL BY HIS OWNER. HE LOVES TO PLAY FETCH AND PLAYS WELL WITH ALL OTHER DOGS BOTH BIG AND SMALL! HE PREFERS FEMALE DOG PLAYMATES.BEAR NEEDS AN ACTIVE HOUSEHOLD WITH OWNERS WHO INCLUDE HIM IN ACTIVITIES AND TREAT HIM LIKE ONE OF THE FAMILY. HE IS NOT AN OUTDOOR ONLY DOG.NEUTERED/MICROCHIPPED/ALL SHOTS/HEARTWORM AND FLEA PREVENTION. BEAR IS WAITING FOR A HOME!
Contact Name: Pam Windham
Email contact or Phone: (850) 516-1550

HappyDog

5/19/2017
Age: Young Male
Breed: Australian Cattle Dog
HAPPYDOG WAS TAKEN OUT OF THE SHELTER 1 HOUR BEFORE EUTHANASIA. HE IS BETWEEN 8-10 MONTHS OLD. VERY SMART AND WANTS TO LEARN. HE PLAYS WELL WITH ALL DOGS, BOTH LARGE/SMALL,YOUNG/OLD. HAPPYDOG IS BEING BOARDED UNTIL HIS FOREVER HOME IS FOUND. HE NEEDS A FAMILY THAT HAS TIME TO SPEND WITH HIM AND TEACH HIM ALL THE THINGS A PUPPY NEEDS TO LEARN. HE HAS NOT BEEN OBSERVED IN A HOUSE BUT DOES NOT POTTY IN HIS KENNEL.APPEARS TO NOT HAVE MUCH PREY INSTINCT.NEUTERED/ALL SHOTS/MICROCHIPPED/HW NEG.
Contact Name: Pam Windham
Email contact or Phone: (850) 516-1550

Max

5/23/2017
Age: Baby Male
Breed: Kitten
I found this little gray kitten trying to cross the road in Freeport. He was covered in fleas, sick & hungry.
He is doing much better after a few days of TLC. He is a very sweet boy. Loves to lay in your lap and relax.
He gets along with other cats & dogs! Or, you could adopt him AND his brother (black kitten in photo).
Contact Name: Janie
Email contact or Phone: (678) 620-8681

Squirt

5/23/2017
Age: Baby Male
Breed: Kitten
I found this little black kitten trying to cross the road in Freeport. He was covered in fleas, sick & hungry.
He is doing much better after a few days of TLC. He is tiny, but has a BIG personality. He loves to run & play, & he has so much energy. He also just likes to be with you. He’s VERY talkative!
He would probably do best in a home with another pet to keep him company. He gets along with other cats & dogs! Or, you could adopt him AND his brother (gray kitten in photo).
Contact Name: Janie
Email contact or Phone: (678) 620-8681

Callie

5/23/2017
Age: Young Female
Breed: Calico
Neighbor’s across the street moved and have abandoned her. Callie is a domesticated feral cat with a clipped ear, so she is spayed. She is a super, super sweet and craving affection. A very pretty calico with green eyes, she is very meticulous with her grooming. I already have two rescued cats from Alaqua (amazing facility!) but they are strictly indoor cats, or I would take her in myself. She is definitely an indoor/outdoor cat that needs a great and loving home!
Contact Name: Heidi Mcanulla
Email contact or Phone: (850) 830-8625

Luke

5/23/2017
Age: Young Male
Breed: Pit/Lab mix
I have a very young ( I’ve called every rescue and no kill shelter in the area that I can find with no luck. I can only continue to care for him for a few more days before I will be forced to bring him to an animal control facility.
He is sweet, and playful, but a little bit of a houdini.
Please contact me ASAP!
Thanks!
Contact Name: Derek Greene
Email contact or Phone: (678) 231-2974

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