Hundreds of Dogs Seized from Hillsborough Breeder Looking for Fur-Ever Home

Hundreds of dogs seized from the Toyland Pet Resort in Hillsborough County will be up for adoption this month.

According to Scott Trebatoski, Director of Pet Resources, the agency had to decide between giving the puppies to a rescue, charging normal fees for the dogs, or charging slightly higher fees.

Here's what they decided:

  • Puppies under 6 months: $450
  • Older than 6 months: $300
  • Hillsborough County residents get a $50 discount

"We are charging a little bit higher fee so that we are less worried about people trying to profit by reselling the dogs," said Trebatoski.

He said the extra money will also be used to upgrade the Pet Resource Center, which will potentially benefit other dogs in need.

Anyone wanting to adopt a dog must apply in person during application day which is Sunday, Nov. 10. It will be held from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at All People's Life Center, 6105 E. Sligh Ave., Tampa.

All applications will have an equal chance of success. There is no advantage to arriving early or being first in line.

Applicants will be selected in a random drawing later in the week.

Adoption Day will be Sunday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (estimate) at the same location.

"Our hope is that people who come to our event give them a nice, long, permanent home and just love them to death. They've very attention-hungry but that's perfect for people who are looking for that," Trebatoski said.

For additional information about the dogs and the application process visit https://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/en/newsroom/2019/09/25/whats-next-for-over-300-rescue-puppies.

 

Bay News 9, News Channel 8

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