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Meet Our Pets of the Week!

Posted on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 9:26 am

When you meet this lovely girl, you’ll say Whoa Nellie! That’s right folks! You’ll be surprised how sweet, beautiful, and loving Nellie is when you come over and meet her. We actually should be surprised though, because Nellie hasn’t had the best life so far. She was found as a stray in Northwest Florida and has been a mama several times in her life. She used these motherly instincts to encourage our little Findley to learn how to walk on a leash and eventually learn to enjoy going for walks.
Nellie is a five-year old black lab mix. We think she’s mixed with sugar and spice! Even though Nellie had a rough start, she has been a very loving girl since she arrived at Houndhaven. She would rather have us love on her instead of receiving treats. Nellie loves belly rubs and would love to lay by your side or in your lap to have you love on her for hours on end.
Nellie is not only a looker, but she’s smart too. She knows “sit” and would be eager to learn more if you are willing to teach her. She’s enjoyed playing with her new friends that she’s made at Houndhaven, and so far she hasn’t met a dog she didn’t like.
If you’ve been looking for a delightful new addition to your family, Nellie is ready to be your girl. She will be the most loyal and loving, and all it takes is some belly rubs and snuggles. Please visit to review our adoption policies and procedures, and complete an application.



Miss Myrtle is a 3 year old American Pitbull Terrier Blend who weighs 67 pounds. She is a VERY sweet and goofy girl who loves to be with people! AND…she is even house trained! She is currently undergoing treatment for heartworm, but she is very much adoptable! Myrtle would make a great addition to any family!
We are located at 4648 Baptist Island Road in Groveland, just 4 miles north of Highway 50 and Highway 33. The Animal League Adoption Center hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday 10am-6pm. We have puppies and kittens to seniors, large and small breeds, purebreds and mixed breed – there is something for everyone! Visit our website,, to view our adoptable pets and to fill out an application. See you soon!
All of 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.



Hello – My name is Arya – I am a single, beautiful free-spirit looking for an energetic partner to explore the world. Looking for love or looking for fun?? I’m your gal. Long walks on the trails, playing ball or cuddling up to watch a good mystery movie. Arya is one happy girl that is sure to brighten your days. Arya is a 4 year old black mouth cur mix that has gone through many disappointments in her young life. She is looking for a family that will change her world for the better. There is no looking back for this girl – nothing but bright days ahead for Arya.
We believe in love at first lick!! What do you think?? If you are interested in meeting this beautiful girl, please call 352-240-1583.
All of our dogs are neutered/spayed, up-to-date on shots, receive heartworm and flea/tick treatments as well as micro chipped. Visit us on Facebook to keep up with current events or visit our website to see all of the faces at RTR who need a home, you will also find all of our adoption applications and protocols on this site.