Pappy dog for adoption at The Animal League no-kill animal shelter in Central Florida

Meet Pappy!

Hi! I’m PAPPY! I’m relatively new to The Animal League, but I wanted to share my story with you anyway.

It was a HOT day at the beginning of June when I was first spotted running loose on Animal League property. I had clearly been abandoned here, perhaps in the hopes that the nice people at The Animal League could help care for my medical needs and find me a home.

I was lucky to have been found by The Animal League. But not every pet is so lucky. I could have been hit by a car, eaten by a gator, or picked up by mean people who purposely harm innocent animals. I wish my old family knew they had options other than abandoning me if they could no longer care for me.


[ Update! Pappy has been adopted, yay! See his Happy Tails picture on Facebook ->> ]


Before I came to The Animal League, I was not kept on a monthly heartworm preventative. Because of this, I contracted deadly heartworm disease. I will be starting treatment soon. It’s going to be very expensive and very uncomfortable – but it’s necessary to save my life! Please keep your doggies on a monthly preventative so that they don’t have to go through what I will.

After I was discovered by The Animal League, I was terrified and confused. I didn’t know where I was, or when my old family was going to come back for me. I know now that they aren’t coming back, and my friends here promised to find me an amazing and loving home that will never try to get rid of me.

I am a senior, but a young senior at 8! With proper care, I will live for many more years. I would love a cozy home to spend my golden years in. I have been through a lot, but I don’t have any less love to give. Seniors like me often get passed over in favor of young puppies. Do you think there’s a home out there for me?


DOB/AGE: 6-5-2008


I am a Super Senior! I qualify for a Senior-To-Senior Discount.

If you are traveling to our adoption center to see a particular pet, please do call us to verify the pet is still with us. Thank you!


Have A Heart Recovery Fund

Heartworm disease is a serious disease that results in severe lung disease,  heart failure, other organ damage, and death in pets. Heartworm disease is not contagious, meaning that a dog cannot catch the  disease from being near an infected dog.  Heartworm disease is only spread  through the bite of a mosquito. Dogs we bring in from high-euthanasia rate shelters often have heartworm disease.

All of these dogs were treated for heartworm by The Animal League in 2015.
All of these dogs were treated for heartworm by The Animal League in 2015.


The cost to treat each pet can range from $500-$800 each pet. It’s easy to help these dogs affected by the disease: donate to the Heat Worm Fund by PayPal today! View our current fund recipients on Facebook.


Donate to the Have A Heart Recovery Fund ->



Other information you might enjoy:

Read how our adoption process works (Facebook page).

You may also be interested to search our adorable adoptables or read our frequently asked questions.

Are you a senior? Check out our Senior-to-senior program!

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