2 dogs who survived NW Miami-Dade house fire put up for adoption – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

DORAL, FLA. (WSVN) – Two American Bulldogs whose home was destroyed in a fire in northwest Miami-Dade have been given up for adoption at Miami-Dade Animal Services in Doral.

The previous owners of Petty and Shotta couldn’t keep looking after them without having a place to call themselves and the shelter is hoping a new family will give the dogs a second chance.

“You are incredibly loving and cute,” said Savannah Alcerro, spokeswoman for Miami-Dade Animal Services. “Your ideal family, they would live together in a house with no other pets.”

On April 2, the former dog house on Northwest 81st Street and Sixth Avenue caught fire. With the dogs and owners inside, flames burned through the house.

“It was all full of smoke. Everything was black, “said rescuer Rolando Lopez.

Good local Samaritans helped people escape, and when first responders reached the scene, only the pets were in danger.

“We knocked on the windows and doors so they could come out,” said savior Jeffrey Lopez. “When the firefighters came, the first thing they said was, ‘Save the dogs’ because the people were already outside.”

“When my crew and I were able to secure the dogs, we and other crews took them to safety on site,” said Giovani Padron, Fire Rescue Lt. the city of Miami. “You deserve a second chance.”

Everyone made it, but the house was destroyed. The owners, evicted from their homes, could no longer take care of Petty and Shotta and turned them over to Miami-Dade Animal Services.

Those who care for them hope that someone will take them as a package deal to keep them together after such a traumatic experience.

Petty is a 5 year old American Bulldog and Shotta is a 6 year old American Bulldog.

If you are ready to adopt the two dogs, contact Miami-Dade Animal Services.

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