Pet of the week: Maverick is a loving 1-year-old hound mix who wants a backyard to run around

Available from Pet Pal Animal Shelter

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 Maverick. He is a 1-year-old Hound mix up for adoption from Pet Pal Animal Shelter in St. Petersburg.

Hounds were traditionally used for their hunting skills, a trait they keep to this day as they love chasing small wildlife like squirrels or rabbits. While they come in various shapes and sizes, most hounds make excellent family pets. 

Shelter workers report Maverick loves racing around the yard at top speed. He is an adorable dog who is full of puppy playfullness and always ready to give kisses.

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

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

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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