Our Golden Retriever Rescue - Meet Lola!

By Published On: February 12th, 2024

Our Golden Retriever Rescue – Meet Lola!

Published on 02/12/24: We’re in love with our rescue from Friends of Strays Animal Shelter!

We did a thing. Meet Lola! A rescue from Friends of Strays Animal Shelter. Lola most certainly rescued our family, not vice versa. We’re all in love with this sweet, smart, beautiful pup. Lola was her name upon entering the shelter…we went with it. 🐕

All Pets Spay or Neutered, Vaccinated, Dewormed, and Microchipped

Friends of Strays has been INCREDIBLE through our adoption process. All of their pets are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, and microchipped and part of your adoption fee. The fees vary depending on species and age, clearly marked when you visit. Keep in mind they’re a non-profit, so you’re helping fund their fantastic mission.

Joys of Having Pets – Friends of Strays

I say ‘rescued our family’, but seriously, the joy a pet brings into a home cannot be overstated. I took care of many black Labs and strays on our avocado farm growing up, but admittedly it’s been a while. This has been a great refresher. So grateful that Colt has a kind buddy to play fetch, explore, and so much more.
Science says over and over that owning a pet improves our mental and physical health in numerous ways.
Please consider adopting one of Friends of Strays’ many pets. They’re all amazing and would LOVE a great permanent home! Scroll down for a few proven benefits. 🐈🐕
Friends of Strays is an amazing organization with a wonderful group of veterinarians, vet techs, and volunteers.
Address: 2911 47th Ave North
Google Reviews: 4.6/5 with 564 reviews

Studies Show Owning a Pet is Healthy

Simply a few examples…studies have shown:
🐾 People with pets have lower blood pressure in stressful situations than those without pets.
🐾 American Heart Association found that owning a furry (or scaly, or hairy) companion reduces a person’s mortality rate by 24 percent.
🐈 Pet owners are less likely to suffer from depression than those without pets.
Cheers and I hope everyone’s week is off to a great start!
Mike Braswell is a St Petersburg Realtor, with over 43K people following his St Petersburg Activity Guide on social media! Mike’s past includes developing a vacation rental advertising business that he ran for more than a decade, then sold to HomeAway/VRBO. He would love to help you buy or sell a Tampa Bay Area property! simply contact Mike

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Written by : St Petersburg Realtor, Mike Braswell

Mike Braswell is a Tampa Bay Realtor, serving St Petersburg, Clearwater, all nearby beaches and more. Mike started LovingStPete in October of 2020 after a difficult year took its toll on local businesses. After being cooped up for portions of 2020 (lockdown) Mike and his son decided to get out and explore, helping spread the good word about the local area he loves so much. Often even doing gift card giveaways to support local. LovingStPete is now followed by over 48 thousand people on social media! The majority of posts are informative on fun parks, activities, day trips, great restaurants, and in general provide a comprehensive tour of the area!

Soon after receiving his bachelors in Management Information Systems, Mike developed and then operated a vacation rental advertising business for 10+ years as CEO/Owner. The business was eventually acquired by VRBO. Mike has earned the trust of many large clients over the years. Such as NFL, Wynn Resorts, Blue Cross Blue Shield, VISA, Genuine Parts Company (NAPA Auto Parts), AT&T, and other Fortune 500 companies.

When not spending time with his beautiful wife and energetic son, Mike enjoys boating and is also an avid tennis player. An interesting fact about Mike is that he grew up on an avocado farm with over 15 varieties, some of which you can find in our local Publix/Winn Dixie as his dad still farms the same farm at 87 years old!

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