Pet of the week: Chico is a friendly boy who loves chasing toys and hanging out

Available for adoption from Pet Pal Animal Shelter
Chico pet of the week
Posted at 10:02 AM, Jun 07, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — ABC Action News is bringing you a big boy this week in our Pet of the Week segment.

Chico is a 1-year-old, 68-pound Labrador Retriever mix who will make a great family dog in a loving home. He comes from Pet Pal Animal Shelter.

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According to the American Kennel Club, Labrador Retrievers are America’s most popular dog breed. They are medium-to-large dogs who bond well with the whole family.

Labs need a good amount of exercise and enjoy swimming or games of fetch.

Shelter workers say Chico is a social, friendly boy looking for an active loving family. He is calm and obedient, enjoys hanging out and chasing his toys.

Chico is neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. His adoption fee is $200.

For more information on how to adopt Chico 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 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.