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Pet of the week: 7-year-old Olivia is eager to please but prefers not to share her treats

Available for adoption from Pet Pal Animal Shelter
Posted at 10:36 AM, Jul 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-20 09:52:35-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The ABC Action News Pet of the Week segment airing on Friday mornings tries to help find homes for dogs in Tampa Bay area animal shelters.

This week you have an opportunity to bring home an affectionate girl that's extremely eager to please. Olivia is a 7-year-old Terrier mix who would make for a loving, loyal companion.

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

Shelter workers say Olivia loves sharing tons of kisses. She walks well on a leash, knows her basic commands and enjoys outings to the beach or dog park. Olivia has grown up with both dogs and cats, but she prefers not to share her food or treats.

DNA tests revealed Olivia is 75% Staffordshire Terrier with a little Akita and Boston Terrier in the mix.

Thanks to the Pit Project and Guardian Angel sponsor, Jill Curren, Olivia's adoption fee is only $75. She is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. You must own your own home to adopt her.

For more information about how to adopt Olivia or other animals currently at 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.