Pet of the week: Bentley needs an active owner who loves long walks

Available at Pet Pal Animal Shelter
Posted at 9:25 AM, Oct 08, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — ABC Action News wants to help local animal shelters find forever homes for loving cats and dogs.

If you can’t afford to drive a Bentley, at least you can walk one.

Bentley is a one-year-old, 64 lb. Pit Bull Terrier mix. He comes from Pet Pal Animal Shelter.

He is lively, sweet boy with a heart of gold. Shelter workers say he walks well on a leash and is hoping for an active owner that will keep him busy.

According to the American Kennel Club, terriers are intelligent, good-natured dogs who are excellent guardians.

With the help of their “Guardian Angels,” all adopters of Pit Bulls from Pet Pal will go home with a crate, leash, collar, Kong toy and small bag of Science Diet. Also included is a free initial vet visit to Pet Pal Veterinary Clinic where a 1-month supply of heartworm and flea prevention will be provided.

A group training class will also be offered by a certified trainer to provide guidance in leadership skills for all family members.

Thanks to Bentley's Pit Project Guardian Angel, Melissa Keefe, his adoption fee is only $75.

Because of Bentley's size and energy level, he will do best in a home without small children. You must own your home to adopt him. He is neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and dewormed.

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

Pet Pal Animal Shelter is located near Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. The address is 405 22nd Street South Street. 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.