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Picasso & Max: These Two Will Will Start Your Year Off With Love

December 27, 2023

Can you say handsome boy? Max is just gorgeous and so unique! This polka dog fellow is a sporting dog, possibly part pointer, with lots of energy to go on adventures with you. He is super friendly with everybody and seems to adapt well to any environment. Some of his favorite hobbies are doing the zoomies, playing with toys, and learning commands for treats. Max is crate trained and he is just a puppy at one year of age. Max would do well with another dog friend of equal energy. Come and check out Max to see if you and he are a good fit.

If you like fine art, then Picasso is waiting to meet you at the Humane Society of Broward County. This one-year-old, black and white, emerald-green eyed beauty was transferred to the shelter from another facility, so his background is a mystery. He is only 8 1/2 pounds and loves getting lots of pets and snuggling in his bed.

Adopting a pet is not a one person decision. Make sure other members of your household are aware you want to add a pet and should meet the pet before you decide to adopt. Also consider:

• Does anyone have allergies?
• Are other members of the household, including children, afraid of animals?
• Are you expecting other members of the household to share in the care of the pet?

Another factor to consider is cost. The initial and on-going costs of a new pet can add up. These costs include: Adoption fees, Food, Grooming, Obedience training, Pet supplies, and Licensing. Additional veterinary care such as diagnostic testing and preventative medication can add up in the future, so make sure to take this all under consideration prior to adopting. These costs can easily be $200-400 or more within the first few weeks of adoption.

The Humane Society of Broward County recommends that you do not immediately expose your existing pets to a new pet. Facilitating positive pet-to-pet introductions will require some management on your part. Not all pets are instant friends and may require temporary or intermittent separation to ensure a smooth transition. Some pets are happy to share their home within a week or two, others may take a month or longer to adjust. Our adoption staff will be happy to review steps to properly introduce your new pet to your resident pets.

All dogs and cats making the transition to a new home will need time to adjust to a new family and may require house training and behavior training to correct problem behavior. If you aren’t prepared to invest your time to teach your new pet appropriate behavior and help the animal adjust, you should not consider adopting a pet at this time. Positive reinforcement-based training is recommended for all newly adopted dogs and puppies.

Please make a lifetime commitment to your pet. Remember that the animal you choose has already been abandoned or unwanted at least once in its life. Dogs and cats may live 12 to 15 years or more. Your thoughtful consideration, preparation and commitment will help ensure a lifelong placement.

To meet Max (ID 665087), Picasso (ID 679959) or any other pet, visit: - and fill out the pre-adoption application. Then, stop by the Humane Society of Broward County located at 2070 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312 - a block west of I-95. The adoption department opens daily at 11:00 a.m. and if you have any questions, call: (954) 989-3977. Extension#: 6.

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