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Miami Animal Adoptions: Dogs, Cats, Slithery Snakes, Singing Birds And A Rolly Polly Pig

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 05/03/2012 5:23 pm Updated: 05/03/2012 5:23 pm

Each month, we present a gallery of adorable, loving animals waiting for someone to adopt them into a forever family. And one of the perks of living in Florida is the plethora of odd animals that call this state home. So while you'll find plenty of cats and dogs in shelters, remember there are also species of love bugs you may not have even thought of!

There's Jackie Chan the sugar glider, a small little lady with cute eyes the size of saucers. She's perfect for people living in smaller homes, as is Beeper the lovebird. Or, if you have the land, there's Darrin the friendly farm pig, Linus the growing gelding, and two curious cows. For reptile lovers, Slinky the Tagu lizard or Tommy Tom the ball python might be a great match.

For animal lovers wanting a cat or dog to add to their family, there are plenty of those in the slideshow, too (is Michelangelo the mixed Terrier not adorable?).

Imagine these animals being a part of your life:

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  • Niño

    Niño (#A1267010) is a 1-year-old, unaltered male, black-and-white Labrador Retriever. He was surrendered when his owner was moving and couldn't take him with him. This friendly guy is great with other dogs and people and is very calm. Call Miami-Dade Animal Services at 305-884-1101.

  • Star

    Star (10885638) is a 2-year-old house trained, domestic shorthair looking for a forever home. She loves to run around and play with her toys. Because of donations, her adoption fee has been waived. Call the Humane Society of Greater Miami at 305-696-0800.

  • Two Cows

    These two adorable guys, a bull and a steer, were rescued by the South Florida SPCA with seven other animals in March. Email Jeannette Jordan at Jeanette@helpthehorses.org or call 305-825-8826.

  • Tommy Tom

    Tommy Tom is a small, male ball python snake. He can grow up to 5 feet long. Schedule an appointment to meet this calm fellow at the South Florida Wildlife Center 954-524-4302, ext. 15.

  • Mindy

    Mindy (#A1432297) is an unaltered female, gray tabby and black Domestic Shorthair mix. This furry little lady came to the shelter on April 26 and is about two months old. Call Miami-Dade Animal Services at 305-884-1101.

  • Beeper

    Need some love in your home? Consider adopting Beeper, an adult lovebird. Schedule an appointment to meet this colorful bird at the South Florida Wildlife Center 954-524-4302, ext. 15.

  • Darrin

    Darrin is a young male farm pig looking for a pen to call his own. He's an active and friendly guy who loves to play. Schedule an appointment to meet him at the South Florida Wildlife Center 954-524-4302, ext. 15.

  • Sage

    Sage is a Quarter Horse gelding about 18 years old. He was rescued after being abandoned in March. Email Jeannette Jordan at Jeanette@helpthehorses.org or call 305-825-8826.

  • Linus

    Linus is a growing Quarter Horse less than 1 year old. He came to the rescue with his mother, <a href="http://www.spca-sofla.org/Gallery/Horses/Dixie_2012.htm" target="_hplink">Dixie</a>, in March. Email Jeannette Jordan at Jeanette@helpthehorses.org or call 305-825-8826.

  • Sugar

    Sugar (#A1306513) is a spayed female Rottweiler about 7 years old. Call Miami-Dade Animal Services at 305-884-1101.

  • Loolu

    Loolu is a small adult cockatiel. Schedule an appointment to meet your new avian friend at the South Florida Wildlife Center 954-524-4302, ext. 15.

  • Lady

    Lady (#A1432529) is an unaltered female, black-and-white American Shorthair who is about two months old. How can you resist those little blue eyes? Call Miami-Dade Animal Services at 305-884-1101.

  • Michelangelo

    Michelangelo (15921732) is a male Terrier mix -- a little guy with a big name! Call the Humane Society of Greater Miami at 305-696-0800.

  • Slinky

    For people who don't want the typical pet in their life, there's Slinky, a large adult Tagu lizard. Want to see if you two hit it off? Schedule an appointment to meet at the South Florida Wildlife Center 954-524-4302, ext. 15.

  • Jackie Chan

    Jackie Chan is a small, adult female sugar glider looking for a friend. Schedule an appointment to meet her at the South Florida Wildlife Center 954-524-4302, ext. 15.

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