Osceola County Animal Services, currently at capacity, is urging the community to adopt pets instead of shopping for them. In a response to the shelter’s pressing need, Osceola County District 3 Commissioner Brandon Arrington has spearheaded a month-long initiative, the $14 Furrever Valentine Promotion, running through February. This initiative aims to find loving homes for the shelter’s animals at a reduced adoption fee, making it easier for residents to welcome a new furry family member.

Commissioner Arrington’s personal commitment to animal welfare, highlighted by his own history of adopting pets, underscores the importance of this campaign. By adopting during this promotion, community members can provide a forever home to pets in need, alleviate the shelter’s overcrowding, and embrace the joy of pet companionship

Arrington and his wife, Kristen, are proud parents of a 10-year-old pit bull they adopted. Brody is a happy dog. He wiggles his tail when he’s excited, which is often the case when he and his dad go for rides on Arrington’s skateboard. As Brody ages, he’s inclined to enjoy more relaxed activities such as long – and slow – walks. He’s partial to belly rubs and eating. Especially eating, Arrington notes.

Brody has brought such joy into the couple’s life that Arrington hopes that the FURR-EVER promotion in February will encourage other residents to help shelter pets find a forever home. 

Dogs and cats are available for adoption at a special rate of $14 all month long. Adoptees will also receive a complimentary pet carrier or crate to take home along with their newly FURR-EVER Valentine, while supplies last.

“Our Animal Services facility is currently filled to capacity. These animals long for a companion to love and they have so much joy to give. I have personally adopted three dogs from local shelters over the years, and I highly recommend adopting and not shopping,” Arrington said. “I hope residents will check out the loving animals at the shelter and make them a lasting member of their family. There’s no better feeling than to come home and see the love in eyes of a pet that you’ve made part of your life.”

Potential adoptees are encouraged to visit www.OsceolaCountyPets.com to view available pets, where it is possible to arrange a one-on-one visit with the pet of your choice. Call the office directly at 407-742-8000 for more information or an appointment.