“Loving” canine {couples} want properties after surviving the Miami-Dade fireplace

MIAMI – While the Miami-Dade firefighters battled the flames that destroyed a house, the Miami firefighters helped look after a pair of dogs. Now Miami-Dade Animal Services employees are looking for someone to adopt them.

The fire left the American Bulldog family homeless and unable to look after them. Savannah Alcerro, the kennel manager for Doral Animal Services, said the dogs, named Petty, a woman, and Shotta, a man, are “clearly beloved” pets.


“You were very lucky to get out of this fire almost unscathed,” said Alcerro. “It’s really unbelievable: the emotional resilience they show despite the trauma they have been through. They are still so incredibly loving and we are very happy to have them here. “

Alcerro said animal services were treating the dogs’ ear infections and fleas. Petty limped a bit, so Alcerro said they need to get some x-rays to see what’s going on.

“These guys are super cute as you can see they want to be with me all the time, she’s sitting on my lap right now and I’m not holding her,” said Alcerro.

The Pet Adoption and Protection Center at 3599 NW 79 Ave. in Doral is open to the public on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“They love their people, they don’t necessarily love other dogs,” said Alcerro. “They love each other, so their ideal family would be a place where they could get together as a couple and probably no other animals.”


For more information on Petty and Shotta adoption, please email [email protected], call 305-468-5900, or visit this page.

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