Pet of the week: Oscar is a lovable big dog

Posted at 7:15 AM, Feb 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-05 07:15:08-05

Our pet of the week is a big fellow with a lot of love who shows weight loss is possible.

Oscar is a 4-year-old Black Mouth Cur-Chesapeake Bay Retriever mix. He arrived at Pet Pal Animal Shelter in August 2015 weighing a whopping 128 lbs.

Shelter workers worked hard with Oscar to help him shed some pounds. They made sure to give him daily healthy meals, consistent exercise, and lots of love.

All the hard work paid off as Oscar now weighs 96 lbs. Pet Pal is extremely proud of Oscar for keeping his spirits up over the past few months.

The shelter reports Oscar is good with some dogs, but not all, so a meet-and-greet would be required for anyone with another dog in the family before an adoption could be finalized.

Oscar has been neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.

For more information about Ollie and other adoptable animals, call Pet Pal Animal Shelter at (727) 328-7738 or visit

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.