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Meet our Pets of the Week!

Posted on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 9:57 am

Nitro…Former Secret Agent Looking For A New Career As Your Best Buddy! Before you can even say hello to Nitro, Nitro will have said hello to you and made you feel like you’ve been friends forever. Our handsome Nitro was not always a Houndhaven dog. He was actually on a career track to be a working dog for the Department of Homeland Security. Unfortunately, Nitro did not get the memo that he actually had to work, and all he wanted to do was be charming and play, play, play. Sadly, he became unemployed, but that earned him a new life as a dog enjoying the home life. Recently, Nitro was uprooted from his home life, through no fault of his, when his owner was no longer able to keep him.
Houndhaven was more than happy to welcome this happy, six year old, yellow lab to our family. Despite all the changes Nitro has encountered in his life, he has been a loving fellow since the first day that he arrived at Houndhaven and has been winning all the volunteers over with his happy-go-lucky spirit. Not only has Nitro dealt with changes in lifestyle, he has also had to deal with a recent diagnosis of limited vision. Nitro does not want sympathy as he’s been taking it all in stride and it has not changed his wonderful personality one bit.
Nitro loves being around people, let me rephrase that, Nitro LOVES being around people! He enjoys getting back scratches, belly rubs, hugs, and is very sweet in returning the love to our volunteers. Nitro loves going for walks, and walks like a gentleman on the leash. He has no shame in stopping the walk to flop over and ask for a good belly rub too. If you need to go for a drive, Nitro is more than happy to be your co-pilot. Nitro enjoys playing with toys and has lots of fun playing fetch.
Nitro has had a few changes in life, but has impressed us with how happy, charming and playful he has remained. If you’ve been looking for a smart, good-looking, fun-loving pup to add to your family, Nitro surely fits the bill. He will make a wonderful addition to your family and will be a most loyal boy! Our volunteers are so enamoured with Nitro’s wonderful personality and great qualities, that one of them has partially sponsored his adoption fee. If you would like to add this amazing boy to your family, please visit to review our adoption policies and procedures, and complete an application. Nitro can’t wait to meet you!

Handsome Waffles! This handsome male is a 1 year old hound blend who weighs 53 pounds. Waffles is a very sweet and playful pup and would make a great addition to any family!
Come on out and adopt us or one of my friends! We can’t wait to meet you! There are on average 150 dogs and 50 cats waiting for families to discover them at The Animal League!
If you are interested in any of our Adoptables, please visit The Animal League Adoption Center located at 4648 Baptist Island Road, 4 miles North of Highway 50 on Highway 33 in Groveland, FL. You can also visit us on the web at or search for us on Facebook to see the rest of our Adorable Adoptables.
All our pets are up to date on vaccines and treatments, spayed or neutered, and come with a registered microchip. For additional information please contact the Adoption Center at 352-429-6334. The Animal League is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving the community since 1988. We are a Guidestar Exchange Goldstar Participant committed to transparency and to our mission of providing care to abandoned, neglected and abused dogs and cats while serving the good people of our community through our programs such as “In League with Education,” “Nourish the Needy,” “The Neighborhood Pet Program,” Pet Food provisions to Meals on Wheels and assistance to the Cornerstone Hospice’s Pet Peace of Mind Program. Please visit our website,, to learn more about us. Thank you for considering a rescue pet, the very best breed.