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DEAR FELLOW GRAND HAMPTON NEIGHBORS, I am honored to have this opportunity to send a personal message to everyone as the new year gets underway. The theme for the 2016 HOA Board of Directors is GRAND HAMPTON’S QUALITY OF LIFE. This, of course, will mean different things to different residents. Reflecting back on my childhood days in Connecticut and my first home in Tampa 30 years ago as a young parent, I would like to share what our community’s quality of life means to me. I remember the “good ole days” growing up when all the kids on the block played together outdoors until called in for dinner. Parents looked after each other’s kids and most homes had an open door policy. My Dad watched over the neighbors’ homes when they went on vacation, took in their mail and watered their plants. It was a warm, welcoming neighborhood. I see glimpses of this nostalgic feeling in Grand Hampton and believe we have the potential to become a much stronger, caring community by encouraging communication between neighbors. I am not talking about a simple wave and a smile when you drive by, or taking a few minutes to chat while getting the mail. Make the time to reach out to your neighbors. Offer some assistance when needed, pick up some groceries for someone who is ill, learn about different cultures, share a meal together and explore new customs. Watch over their home, children and pets; offer advice or a helping hand. Invite your neighbor to attend a community meeting or event with you and your family. Remind a neighbor if their garage door is left open all night or if they forget to put out their trash or take in their empty pail on garbage collection day. Building goodwill can help when you may have to turn to a neighbor in an emergency situation or if there is an issue you need to resolve with them. Face to face interaction is lost in this hi tech world of emails, texting and social media sites. Communicating in person is the best way to handle a disagreement. Oftentimes, a very informal, non-confrontational talk can solve a problem before it gets out of hand. Since moving to Grand Hampton four years ago, my husband Larry and I have developed some wonderful friendships with our neighbors. Truthfully, we have accumulated plenty of good friends over the years but there is something to be said for those relationships we have cultivated the past four years within the gates of Grand Hampton. Think about what it means to YOU to be a good neighbor. I guarantee you will reap rewards by being considerate, compassionate, welcoming and caring. Let’s all work together to make Grand Hampton the kind of place everyone is proud to call “home”. Warmest regards and all the best in 2016, Janet Wasserberger Vice President, 2016 Grand Hampton HOA Board GRAND HAMPTON MAGAZINE / FEBRUARY 2016

Introducing Nichole Miller, Grand Hampton’s Lifestyle Director Grand Hampton’s new lifestyle director, 24-year old Nichole Miller, has been on the job for 6 weeks and is busy planning events for all Grand Hampton residents to enjoy such as the music festival planned for April 9th. A rare find, Nichole is Tampa born and raised graduating from Gaither High School and the University of South Florida where she graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science with a biological science concentration. During her time at USF, she worked for two years at the university’s athletic department. Nichole’s first job after earning her degree was at the Vinoy Hotel in Saint Petersburg as a health club attendant. She relocated to West Palm Beach and the Ocean Point, a Marriott Vacation Club time share property. As an activities attendant at the Ocean Point, Nichole was responsible for up to 15 activities per day. She is a group certified aqua fit/water aerobics instructor and led the morning stretching classes for guests at the Ocean Point. Nichole is excited about her new position at Grand Hampton as well as being back in her home town near her parents who still live in her girlhood home. Nichole has a twin sister who is a middle school teacher in Lakeland. Her family is currently sponsoring their 4th foreign exchange student. Nichole’s main goals as the lifestyle director are to bring the experience she learned in performance, excellence, organization and hospitality at the Marriott Vacation Club to the Grand Hampton community. She plans to bring a fresh new take and look to the lifestyle program and events including offering water aerobics and Latin dance classes. Additionally, Nichole is interested in resident input and will regularly survey HOA members for their ideas and opinions. She’s young, vibrant, outgoing, confident, highly organized and ready to serve the Grand Hampton community and improve our quality of life. Welcome, Nichole! To advertise call 813.501.4894

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February 2016

Grand Hampton Tennis News

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et’s PLAY TENNIS Grand Hampton. The great weather is here. Let’s hit the courts for some great exercise, make some new friends and have some fun! Did you know that tennis can burn up to 500+ calories per hour? WINTER 2016 Grand Hampton TENNIS SCHEDULES POSTED Kids After-school tennis classes

for kids ages 3-16 years from Beginning to Advanced levels. Weekend classes too. Group & Private classes available. USPTA certified Tennis Professionals. Adult Tennis Programs also. Time to get out and EXERCISE, MEET your neighbors and get in a CLINIC or a LEAGUE. Levels are Beg-Intermediate. You can do all this CONVENIENTLY at your Grand Hampton

Tennis courts. NOT SURE? Do a FREE TRIAL CLASS first (when class is available) Be sure to check out the NEW TENNIS CLASS & PROGRAM SCHEDULES on-line at www. TheTennisConnection.com go to Grand Hampton Tennis. JGPT Junior Grand Prix Tennis Tournaments For kids age 6-18 years from

Beginning to Advanced levels. Hosted by several Tampa area clubs. For more information, contact Dave Freiman. See you on the Grand Hampton Tennis courts soon! Grand Hampton Tennis Director Dave Freiman 813-949-9195 USPTA Elite Professional Dave@ TheTennisConnection.com

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Do you need some motivation to get you moving? If you’re interested in joining the Grand Hampton Running Club, email Nichole at nmiller@melroselifestyle.com 4

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Dear Members of the Grand Hampton Homeowners Association,

UPGRADED GATE ACCESS SYSTEM We, at Grand Hampton, take great pride in the many amenities offered to our residents. None add more value and ownership pride to Grand Hampton than the manned gate entry system. We have recently upgraded the ABDi entry system with scanning, face recognition, and mobile login capabilities and although the upgrade will help expedite the process of allowing your preferred guests and vendors into the community, without the assistance of YOU, the resident, the system will never run at its optimal best. Keeping your guest list current and updated, with correct contact information on your profile is crucial to the success of this upgrade. Utilizing the mobile app is another fast and simple way many residents can accomplish this. Information about the website is listed below. Please take the time to set your profile and guest list so the guards at the gate can get your family, friends, and preferred vendors in to see you as fast as possible. WEBSITE: log onto www.gateaccess.net/login to get started. Your community code is: GH. You can also go to the eGrandhampton.com website, click on the gate access link to get you there. If you don’t know or have forgotten your Resident Access 4 digit security code, you would need to contact our office to obtain it at 813 973-8368. Ask for Barry Moon. Office hours are Monday- Friday from 9am-4pm. MOBILE APP: on your phone, download ABDi GateAccess, and follow the directions. We thank you and appreciate your cooperation in helping us mainstream our gate access system. Cordially, Your 2016 Grand Hampton HOA Board of Directors 6

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Girl Scouts in the

Grand Hampton Neighborhood

It’s COOKIE Season!

You may have noticed some very industrious looking girls in uniforms leading their parents around the neighborhood recently, bravely going door to door to learn the skills of doing business. These girl scouts are not just selling a box of cookies; they are learning communication skills and math skills. They are gaining confidence and leadership skills. They learn how to turn a “no” into a “thank you for your time,” and a “have a good day.” They are learning how to set goals and how to work toward reaching them. They are learning the value of money and then, through teamwork with their troop, they learn how to give back some of what they have earned to those who are in need. Girl Scout Cookie season began on January 4th with presales and will continue through March 13th with booth sales, where you

will see many troops, including ours, out working hard at local shopping centers and stores. If you can’t buy a box of cookies from them, give them a smile and tell them they’re doing a good job. It will make their day! There are many ways that we can influence our children in positive ways. Girl Scouts is only one of many organizations doing so. I urge you to take part in positively shaping our future generations in any way you can, whether it’s taking time to teach them how to plant and care for a garden or buying a box of cookies, you can help them grow into wonderful adults who are actively engaged in the world around them. Thank you for all of your support! Jen Alexander Resident and Girl Scout Troop Leader for troops #554, #2814, and #2824

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February Sunday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6 Building and Grounds Meeting 6:00 PM

Board of Directors Meeting 6:30 PM

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Toddler Power Hour 10 AM

10 Community Relations Meeting 6:00 PM

11 CDD Meeting 2:00 PM

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Pajama Party Movie Night! 7 PM

14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DRC Meeting 6:30 PM

Weston Manor Meeting 6:30 PM

Lake Hampton Meeting 6:30 PM

Girl's Night Out Bingo@Hamburger Mary's (meet at the clubhouse at 6pm to carpool. Bring $10)

21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Club Manor West Meeting 4:00 PM Club Manor East Meeting 5:00 PM

Toddler Power Hour 10 AM

Fresh Market 10 AM-2 PM

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Lethal Palm Disease

Fusarium Wilt of Queen Palms and Washingtonia Palms by Eric Robinson, co-owner McGuire's Beautiful Outdoors, 10746 N. Land O' Lakes Blvd., Land O' Lakes, FL 34638

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usarium Wilt of Queen Palms and Mexican Fan Palms (Washingtonia) has made its way into our area. It is a devastating palm disease that is caused by the Fusarium Oxysporum f.sp. Palmarum Fungus and is widespread throughout Florida. Affected palm trees have been observed mostly in mature landscapes. This fungal disease blocks the water-transporting (xylem) tissues, causing the leaves to wilt, turn yellow, and then brown. Eventually the entire leaf dies. The symptoms spread progressively from the lowest to the uppermost leaves in a canopy until the tree dies. The spear leaf is the last leaf to die. The Palms often die quickly, usually within 2-3 months after the initial symptoms are observed. The decline is so quick that the necrotic fronds

do not necessarily droop or break and bend down around the trunk. They remain relatively rigid. The overall appearance of the canopy is very characteristic of this disease. Wind Blown spores are suspected to be the primary method of transferring this disease, but it is important to know that the exact cause is not known. There is also currently no cure for this lethal disease. Disease Management Once the palm is affected by this disease, there is no cure and there is currently no method to prevent the disease from occurring. The disease appears to be spread primarily by airborne spores, moved by wind, and possibly birds or insects. It is important to know that a palm can appear healthy (symptomless) but still

be infected because the disease has not developed to the point that the symptoms are being expressed. Pruning should be restricted to the removal of dead or dying leaves only. Severe pruning weakens palms and may increase the risk of pathogen transmission. Pruning should be viewed as a risk factor for this disease and not as a benefit to the palm. It is very important to remember that this is a disease without a cure. Palms infected with Fusarium Wilt will eventually die and have to be removed and destroyed immediately. Based on other Fusarium Wilt diseases of palms, it is recommended that a Queen Palm or Washingtonia Palm not be planted back into the site where one of these species has died from Fusarium Wilt. •

Other Important Information Regarding Palm Disease There are various other Palm disease that are also worth noting in our area including Texas Phoenix Palm Decline and Ganoderma Butt Rot of Palms. Texas Phoenix Palm Decline

• Caused by an unculturable bacterium that has no cell wall • Is a fatal, systemic disease that kills palms relatively quickly • Spread naturally to palms by sap-feeding insects, such as planthoppers Ganoderma Butt Rot of Palms

• Caused by Ganoderma Zonatum which degrades the lignin in the lower 4’-5’ of the trunk • It does not cause a soft rot, so the trunk seems hard • All palms are considered hosts of this fungus • Symptoms may include wilting or a general decline

What Do I Look For?

The Early Stages

• Leaflets on one side of the petiole (central leaf stem) are yellow or brown but a healthy green on the opposite side. • A reddish brown or dark brown stripe runs along the petiole and rachis (connects leaflets to the petiole) of the leaf. • Discoloration caused by the infection is evident on a cross section of the leaf.

The Late Stages • The entire canopy dies. • Because the disease spreads so quickly, the dead leaves do not droop.

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WORKSHOPS February 13 Kathy Durdin Collage and Mixed Media 10 to 3:30 PM Cost $50 to members, $65 non-members. Contact Dee Lobo at 8132518201for further information. Participants will learn how to use watercolor and acrylic to create collage papers and then use those papers in a finished work. CLASSES Life Drawing Classes with Nude Model, no instructor, $8 fee ($6 for students) for Monday and Wednesday sessions, $20 for Saturday all day session. Call Kathy Durdin at 220-5800 or Dee Lobo at 251-8201 for information.

• Every Wednesday, 6:30 -9:30 p.m., in conjunction with Tampa Life Drawing, primarily 20 minute poses with one 40 minute pose. • First Monday of the month, 7 to 9:30 PM, one pose. Mondays • Painting on Yupo with Taylor Ikin, 9 to noon, Call Taylor at 813-839-2480 • All Media with Dee Lobo from 1 to 3:30 PM, Call Dee Lobo at 813-251-8201. Tuesdays • Watercolor with Donna Morrison, FWS, SWS, 9AM to noon, email bayou@tampabay. rr.com • Expressing Memories, in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association, 1 to 2:30. Contact Kathy Dur-

din at kathydurdin@gmail.com for information and to inquire about space in the session. • Figure Drawing with Darwin Leon, 7 to 9:30 PM, Tel: 941-539-7512 www.darwinleon.com Wednesday • Drawing with Patt Fosnaught, 1 to 3:30 PM, Tel.813-250-3875 Email: pr.fosnaught@verizon.net Thursday • Sculpture with Candace Knapp, 9:30 a.m - noon. Call 813-654-3616 • Art for Kids Ages 6—10 with Marie Rice, 3 PM to 4:30 PM, Tel: 352-514-3060, Email: marierice22@gmail. com.•

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EVENTS

Enthusiasts and Owners of Orphaned Cars Invited to Winter Florida AutoFest Weekend Car Show to Spotlight Classics Left Homeless

The great part about Florida is that for car lovers, there is something for them at every turn. Whether it’s an evening cruise in, day long affair or something bigger, the Sunshine State certainly has an abundance of classic cars and owners looking to show them off as well as enthusiasts looking to catch a glimpse of the rare and unique pieces of history. With that in mind, Carlisle Events and Winter Florida AutoFest are pleased to not only announce the return of its two day classic car show, but to announce that the theme of the show will be orphaned cars, with the display hosted by a local Kaiser-Frazer club. What exactly is an orphaned car? It can best be described as any marque of motor vehicle built by a manufacturer that has discontinued business entirely. This is not to be confused with a discounted brand of car from 12

a still existing manufacturer. Orphan cars carry a certain wow factor in today’s world of collector cars as their owners and those who enjoy them have a bond that keeps the brandless brands going strong. Since the car became a mainstream mode of transportation in the early 1900s, independent manufacturers fought to become big players in the market, which lead to over 1,800 automotive producers in the United States alone! Many of these unique and noble brands went away within a few years or combined with others to survive. Today, only a

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small percentage of the world’s car manufactures have endured this competitive market. Examples of orphan cars include the DeLorean, Packard, AMC branded cars like the Eagle and Javelin, Studebaker, Kaiser-Frazer, Willys, Henry J, Tucker and Baker just to name a few. Orphans are both foreign and domestic, with the British Austin Healey, German Horch and the Spanish HispanoSuiza coming to mind. In all, there are many orphans out there and that’s why this event is welcoming one and all to showcase these gems!

the hobby, the uncommon brands were foremost in my search for old cars,” added Miller. “Many people don’t realize that there were hundreds of brands of cars in the early days of the automobile, some of those companies only built a few cars but many more built hundreds and even thousands of cars before going out of business. While many car companies survived to this day and we recognize those current brands, collecting and showcasing an orphan car has an unexplainable excitement to it. Finding that long forgotten brand hidden away and bringing it back to life is what

“My first venture into the car hobby was a 1953 Studebaker two door hardtop,” said Carlisle Events co-owner Bill Miller. “Unbeknownst to me it would soon become an orphan car. This was 1961 and by 1966 Studebaker no longer made cars,” continued Miller. “The Studebaker brand first adorned wagons in the 1800’s and eventually made some of the finest automobiles. While all my buddies owned Chevy’s and Ford’s, I was kind of the odd guy out with my Studebaker. This was something special to me and as I progressed within

this display should be all about.” By being part of the Winter AutoFest car show not only can you see or showcase an orphaned car, but you can also experience all types of classics spanning automotive history. Hundreds of cars will gather at the SUN ‘n FUN complex and it doesn’t matter if you’re spending $35 to show or $10 to look, the weekend is a great bang for the buck. Complete information on the show as well as being able to register in advance is available at www.CarlisleEvents. com. •

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Yield: 4 to 6 appetizer servings Cook Time: 1 hour Total Time: 8 hours INGREDIENTS For Brine 2 cups brewed sweet tea 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1/2 tablespoon smoked salt 2 pounds chicken wings For Rub 2 teaspoons ground cayenne 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon ground paprika 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon smoked salt cooking spray, as needed 1 tablespoon canola oil DIRECTIONS The night before you will be serving the chicken wings, prepare the brine. Combine sweet tea, kosher salt, and smoked salt in a 2 cup microwave safe measuring cup. Microwave on high for 45 seconds or until warm and stir until salt is dissovled. Add a few ice cubes to quickly bring the mixture back to room temperature. Place chicken wings in a medium bowl. Pour over cooled brine mixture; cover and chill for 8 hours. The next morning, remove wings from brine and place on paper towels. Discard brine. Pat wings dry and arrange on a baking rack set inside a half-sheet pan. Place wings, uncovered, in the refrigerator for 6 to 8 hours until completely dry. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place an oven-safe wire baking rack inside. Spray liberally with cooking spray. In a bowl, combine cayenne, ancho chile, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper. In a large bowl, toss chicken wings with 1 tablespoon canola oil. Sprinkle spice mixture over and toss until evenly coated. Arrange wings on prepared baking rack so they are not touching each other. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, flipping once part way through, until skin is browned and tips are crispy. Serve warm.

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Rotary Club of New Tampa Collects Bikes for God’s Pedal Power Ministry

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or the fourth consecutive year, the Rotary Club of New Tampa volunteered to collect bicycles for God’s Pedal Power Ministry. On Saturday, January 9 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., members of the club assisted with the collection drive which was held at Oliver’s Cycle Sports in Tampa. The annual event netted 53 bicycles (a new record!) for donation to the North Tampa group that since 1997 has provided free, usually refurbished, bicycles to people who can’t afford them. Providing a way to get to work 14

and otherwise take care of life’s business is central to the group’s purpose. “We were overwhelmed by the community’s response in providing bicycles to this worthwhile cause,” said Tom Gruber, a Rotary Club of New Tampa member who organized the annual service project. “We continue to be supportive of the group’s efforts with this important community outreach project.” •

Community Donates 53 Bikes in Support of 4th Annual Club Service Project

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If you are looking Bailey patiently waits for the for a tall,dark and perfect home at a local boarding handsome stunner facility and dreams of the day at Hillsborough County Animal Servicesthen Clyde is your she will have a family of her For more information on adoptions, contact Animal Services at 813-744-5660 man! Clydeorisemail 5 years own to play with. This gorgeous boy is JR. animaladoption@hillsboroughcounty.org. They also have an online old, kennel fully to view vetted, She is only 2 years old but she This beautiful Ch JRnever is a was twoloved yearbefore old Boxmicro-chipped and 70 , she Juju. JuJu is alm pounds andisawesome! neglected and er was whoabused is up, to date on This gorgeous boy is JR. Clyde is looking forold an and look hated by her " human " . years his vaccines, neutered This beautiful Chiwinnie JR is a two year old Boxexperienced dogis almost owner She was saved but because is Juju. JuJu two er who is up to date on her forever home. andsheready his forever old and looking for his vaccines, neutered to play years fetch with and is justfor a black Pit mix her forever home. Juju and ready for his forever loves towalksgo on lon family! is housebrotake himloves ontowalks, since whichJR we have tons in every go on long family! JR is housebroand play fetch with her fetch wit ken, cratea trained and on the leash! Clyde can be a little dog he is already champ selective and and play shelter, she never found her ken, crate trained and favorite tennis balls. She knows basic commands. doesn't want to go to a home with cats so he would probably do best in a home home. Help Bailey find her is a bit picky about hertennis bal He is good with other favorite knows basic dog friends, but is in a andolder humanskids. If you think would like to make Clyde without dogs, catscats and a member human , her commands. protector , her foster home with of all sizes. JR loves to is a bitfourpicky abou He is good with other of your family or ball would family , loving , forever cats and plays fine with play with his and like more info please contact us at racing4rescues@ them. dog friends, but is is great on a gmail.com. forwalking an adoption application and help with any question. you would dogs,FAMILY. cats andIf humans leash. If you think that For more info about like to be the one to give with JR would be perfect Juju, orfoster to apply tohome adopt of allBailey sizes.theJR loves to for your family, visit perfect life she her, please visit www. cats and plays fine www.saveaboxer.org for play deserves with his ballcalland saveaboxer.org. please Patti more info and to fill them. out an application. at (813)-679-1120 more info. is greatforwalking on a

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leash. If you think that JR would be perfect Sara This beautiful pup isvisit Sara, for your family, also known as Sweetpea. Sara is 7 months old only 27 for www.saveaboxer.org Mona is a Paw PrintandHearts pounds and fully grown. She is girl who was saved more info and toof boxer, filljust believed to be a mix beagle, and pitt. She unfortuminutes before death. out annately application. was abused in the past

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Mona is trained, potty andcrate has a scar down her side. trainedShe isand has up to date on all learned of her and microhow toshots, sitspayed on command for chipped. Sara gets along with treats.kids, She walks well dogs and cats! She is a on perfect and small dog anyone. the leash is forvery food If you are interested in adoptand treat motivated. She ing Sara or have any questions sendto me an email withJuly just please wants please. the title “Adopt Sara” to 4th fireworks didn't even autiful pup is Sara, Kaitiesmalley@aol.com. phase her. She has spent own as Sweetpea. Sara time with my 4 year old The majority of these dogs nths old only and 27 from death and has only wanted to were give pulled him kisses and at Hillsborough County and fully grown.love. SheShe is is the friendliest girl and just wants row to meet people and Animal Services. Please consider by your makeoffriends. a vet.stopping she deserves to be a mix boxer,She loves car rides and even enjoys going to local shelter or rescue group a loving home of her very home. She is currently 51 pounds, approximately if you want to add a four and pitt. She unfortulegged your family. 5 years old and is a lab mix. She is in the Tampa if u want to friend meetto her email Adopt, rescue, foster! was abusedourpawprinthearts@gmail.com in the past

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Allie

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all shots and up to date on heart worm Jolie is a two year old preventative. She is microchiped and cream Chihuahua with beautifulready ebony to go. Katie is medium to high eyes. She is very smart energy, so a home with outdoor and playful. Her access foster family says she and or fenced in, etc... would gets along with bebothbest. She needs some training big and small with dogs. the leash because she pulls a bit,

her, please visit ww saveaboxer.org.

If you are interested but is crate trained and does use the in Jolie please go to bathroom outside. Katie knows basic www.saveaboxer.org commands. She is people friendly disposition, but pet selective for morewith info or atosweet fill out an application. so slow introductions or a single pet home would possibly work out best.

Jolie

She is protective over the yard and house. For more information, please is aGood twohome year only, old meet and greet a must. Please text or email emailJolie or text. Crystal (813)574-9987 or kingdomfound@yahoo.com cream Chihuahua

with beautiful ebonydogs can be found at All of these Hillsborough County Animal Services 440 N. Falkenburg Rd. eyes. She is very smart Tampa, FL 33619 813-744-5660. Open 7 days a week, 10am - 7pm andhasplayful. Her If an animal been rescued by a rescue group the shelter should be able to assist you with adopting another animal or giving you the rescue groups contact information. Adopt, foster, rescue, foster family says save ashe life today and have a friend for life. gets along withJulyboth MEADOW POINTE NEWS 2014 big and small dogs.

p to date on all of her payed and microIf you are interested you are looking for a laid back dog with the best, gentle demeanor, then Allie is the girl . Sara gets along Iffor with you! Allie was a last minute save from the kill list but is now looking for forever inher Jolie please go to gs and cats! She ishome. a She is 6 years old, microchipped, current on her shots, spayed, good with dogs, www.saveaboxer.org cats and kids and 66 pounds of love! Allie tends to prefer women but will eventually small dog for anyone. warm up to men once she gets to know them, and they give her treats offor course! This more info or to fill re interested in adoptmellow lady would probably do best in a calmer home where she can relax and enjoy out with an application. or have any questions life. Allie is currently going through heartworm treatment but is doing great her end me an email medication, with dont worry though because all of her medication is supplied by us. For “Adopt Sara” to more information and an application please contact us at racing4rescues@gmail.com malley@aol.com. GRAND HAMPTON MAGAZINE / FEBRUARY 2016

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