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Hey Macarena

April 28, 2022

Are you looking for a jogging partner or even a dancing partner? Maybe a dog that would like to possibly do agility? If so, two-year-old Macarena (ID 649648) is the girl for you.

She looks a lot like a shepherd mix maybe with some type of bully breed in her. One thing for sure…she is beautiful, and she is very playful and spirited. Macarena is currently the shelter’s longest guest having arrived back in December. We think it is because she will do best as the only pet and she has a lot of energy. Thanks to Underdog Behavior & Training, Macarena just spent 2 weeks with them at their board and training facility to learn more about this fantastic girl. What we learned is that she likes to swim in a pool, so if you have one, she would be over the top happy. She LOVES her toys and will chase a ball for hours. She is also quite smart. Macarena will do best in a home with older kids, like teenagers and a home with a backyard so she can run and play. She doesn’t like loud noises and is very stressed here at the shelter when the other dogs bark. She likes to sleep in her crate and be with people. Can you give her the loving home she deserves? Thanks to dog lover Beth, her adoption fee is sponsored.

If you’re looking for a smaller pet that doesn't require daily walks, but does enjoy daily exercise, then Gordon and George, brother Guinea Pigs could be for you. This bonded pair are looking for a home where they can stay together. The brothers are cute, curious and enjoy lots of fresh greens and hay to eat. This duo is just two of several Guinea Pig pairs that are waiting to be adopted. You can adopt the pair and pay just one adoption fee.

It’s National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
April 30th is celebrated nationally as “Adopt a Shelter Pet Day” and the Humane Society of Broward County (HSBC) hopes you’re ready to open your heart and home to a pet in need. Adoption fees are half price for animals 6 months & older.

According to Cherie Wachter, VP of Marketing at the HSBC, “there are so many incredible dogs, cats, rabbits, and Guinea pigs waiting for a second chance, and we hope all those looking to add a furry friend to their family will stop by. Whether you’re looking for a jogging partner or a pal to snuggle on the couch with, a dog that enjoys leisurely walks or a pal for your kids to play with, there are a variety of pets longing for the chance to be part of a family.”

In honor of Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, the Humane Society will be offering half price adoption fees for pets six months of age and older and some pets have had their adoption fees sponsored. You’ll save $75 on a dog adoption and $20 on a cat! With the savings you can spoil them with lots of treats and toys.

If you can’t adopt, but want to help, follow the shelter on Facebook and Instagram and be sure to share the posted pets in need of new homes. Spread the word, your share might be the one that makes a difference for a pet. You can see all the pets available, learn about volunteer opportunities or donate by visiting

Prior to going home all pets are spayed or neutered, receive preliminary vaccinations, treatment for fleas and ticks, wellness check, microchip, feline leukemia test for cats, heartworm test for dogs seven months and older, complimentary bag of Purina ONE pet food, and a limited 14-day follow-up care at participating VCA Animal Hospitals (restrictions apply).

To meet a pet, fill out a pre-adoption application At: (unless you have in the past) and stop by the Humane Society of Broward County that is conveniently located at 2070 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. If you have any questions, Call Us At: (954) 989-3977. Extension#: 6. The adoption kennels open daily at 11:00 a.m. If you can’t have a pet on a permanent basis but would like to help adult dogs and cats find homes, volunteer to be an Adoption Ambassador, learn more at

The Humane Society of Broward County is a private non-profit organization made possible by generous donations from animal enthusiasts like you. The shelter is not affiliated with any other animal welfare organization and receives no funding from them or the state.

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