Pet of the week: Nellie is a 10-month-old hound mix who loves rides in the car

Available for adoption from Pet Pal Animal Shelter
Posted at 11:05 AM, Apr 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-06 11:05:07-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- 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 Nellie, a 10-month-old Hound mix from Pet Pal Animal Shelter.

According to the American Kennel Club, there are dozens of different types of hounds, but they all make great family pets. 

Shelter workers say Nellie is smart and eager to please and will grow into an excellent companion. She rides well in the car and would do best in a home with a large backyard.

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

For more information about how to adopt Nellie 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.

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Pet Pal Animal Shelter is hoping you will join them at the 16th Annual Puppy Love Benefit on Saturday, May 12 at The Historic Coliseum in St. Petersburg.

The theme of this year's Puppy Love Benefit is "Stayin' Alive". The event is a fundraiser for Pet Pal. It features a silent & live auction, 50/50 Raffle, puppy pimping, open dinner buffet, photo booth, and entertainment by Moving Arts of Tampa Bay.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit