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Malina! Sweet. Intelligent. GOOD W/Cats! Hound & Labrador Retriever Mix St. Petersburg, FL

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Large
  • Black, Red / Chestnut / Orange, Bicolor


Affectionate, Gentle, Playful, Smart, Curious, Funny, Friendly, Independent, Athletic
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, cats, children.
Adoption fee

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Meet Malina! Sweet. Intelligent. GOOD W/Cats!


We adopt only to the Florida counties of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Manatee and north Sarasota. No exceptions. Thank you.

Please email, including ***your name and phone number***:, and the foster parent will contact you directly. This is a proud service we offer.

1. Must feed quality diet

63.4 lbs
Heartworm Negative
Crate Trained
Leash Trained
Current on Vaccines
Good With Cats, Dogs and Children!
About a year and a half of age

Oh, the joys of knowing Malina! Malina came to us as a special request from a high-kill Florida shelter. Pregnant, we made arrangements for her transport and the very next day she gave birth to three beautiful puppies!

With the ever adorable underbite, Malina's coloring and coat are magnificent. Malina was skittish, but daily she has gradually developed confidence. She sweetly approaches her new foster mom and licks her hand. Malina anticipates when it's time for her daily walk and patiently waits by the door. She is quiet, gentle and relaxed. When she approached the foster mother's cat for the first time, Malina wagged her tail and wanted to play! The cat took a swipe at Malina and Malina took it in stride and walked away. Malina is also being fostered with a female Chihuahua. Her foster raves she is a GOOD dog!

Feeding a dog the same bag of dog food bag after bag goes against their natural digestive needs. Dogs need and crave variety. Rotate! Rotate bags of dog food. No dog food formula has it all. One formula cannot satisfy a dog's nutritional needs long term.

Below is information for you!

Diet Rotation Helps Lower Risk
Diet rotation is a safer way to feed your dog.

That’s because…

Any dog food can contain hidden flaws and defects.

Too much of one nutrient…

Too little of another.

Or the food may contain hidden toxins or industrial contaminants.

Imperfections not yet discovered by the manufacturer.

Or the FDA.

And you’d never even know it.

What’s worse…

The effect of consuming any defective food tends to be magnified… whenever you feed the same food… continuously


When pet owners rotate different proteins, carbs and fats in and out of their dog’s bowl, their dog benefits by consuming and absorbing needed nutrients from a variety of dog food ingredients since each ingredient offers a different nutritional profile. Chicken contains higher levels of tryptophan than fish while organ meat has higher amounts of vitamins than flesh. By rotating your dog’s diet, you’re ensuring your dog adsorbs different nutrients, which keeps food allergies at bay.

Increases the Variety of Nutrients in Your Pet's Diet
Rotational feeding means your dog or cat will have the opportunity to take in a much wider variety of nutrients including amino acids, EFAs, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

While a high-quality adult pet food should have the right mix of ingredients to meet your pet's nutritional needs, it’s believed that eating the same foods every day for years on end can potentially increase the risk that your pet becomes intolerant to the foods they eat. When you vary up your dog’s diet by adding new dog food to the rotation, you increase the range of nutrients, and in return, you could possibly reduce the risk of developing food sensitivities later in life.

Also, a varied diet more closely mimics the way dogs and cats’ wild counterparts eat. In nature, dogs, cats and other predators consume different meats throughout the week. Perhaps it’s rabbit for one meal and bird or squirrel the next, interspersed with grasses, berries, and other foodstuffs based on season and availability.

Adds Diversity to Your Pet's Gut Bacteria
Gut bacteria is a vital part of health that many pet parents aren't aware of. More and more research shows that good digestive health and strong immune systems are more likely if dogs have a “happy,” diverse gut microbiome.

When you change up your pet's diet — with plenty of foods that contain fiber, probiotics, and prebiotics — you can potentially add more helpful bacteria to their body.


2. Builds healthy digestive & immune systems
Food allergies and intolerance are alarmingly common in dogs, and eating one protein or one food day in and day out could be a contributing factor. By switching protein sources and formulas, it reduces the chance of allergy development, ensures that they're receiving a wide array of essential nutrients and increases their tolerance to dietary changes.

All about rotational feeding for dogs

“By changing up the different types of protein in your pet’s diet, you can help improve his overall health,” says veterinarian Dr. Bradley Quest.

One of the benefits of rotational feeding is that it can help dogs who have food sensitivities and intolerances. “Many food allergies and intolerances can be attributed to repeated and continued exposure to a certain protein source,” says Dr. Quest. “Over time, the pet’s body can have a negative immune reaction to a single protein. By rotating protein sources, we may reduce the frequency of food allergies and intolerances in our pets.”


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  • Hound
  • Adult
  • Female