Pet of the week: 9-month-old Claire is a beautiful girl who needs a home

Available for adoption from Pet Pal Animal Shelter
Posted at 7:46 AM, Aug 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-25 09:45:41-04

ABC Action News works with local shelters to find homes for pets through our weekly Pet of the Week feature.

This week we are featuring Claire, a 9-month-old Pit Bull Terrier mix.

This beautiful girl is ready to learn anything you want to teach her. She already knows how to love and give kisses.

Claire enjoys sunsets, walks on the beach and big sloppy kisses. Could you be her perfect match?

She is spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped. Thanks to the Pit Project, Clair's adoption fee is $75. You must own your home to adopt her.

For more information about how to adopt Claire or other adoptable animals at Pet Pal Animal Shelter, you can call them (727) 328-7738 or go online to

Pet Pal Animal Shelter is located at 405 22nd Street South Street in St. Petersburg. You can visit all their dogs and cats up for adoption Tuesdays to Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 to 4:30 p.m.

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If you cannot find a place in your home to adopt Claire you can help save a Tampa Bay area animal shelter from closing.

The SPCA Suncoast in New Port Richey needs donations to continue operation. The non-profit pet shelter does not get money from county, state or federal governments, or even from the national SPCA organization.

The SPCA Suncoast relys on donations, which are down dramatically from years past so far in 2017.

There are two ways you can donate, either directly through the SPCA Suncoast website or via the GoFundMe account set up. The campaign's goal is about $11,400 short of their $50,000 goal.

Every dollar donated will have a direct impact on providing care for puppies and kittens.