a collage of photos of dogs and cats

Keys Weekly is thrilled each week to showcase some “furever” friends that are ready, waiting and available for their perfect adoption “match” at the Florida Keys SPCA’s Marathon campus – complete with their best qualities, preferences and turnoffs to ensure the best fit.

From cats and dogs to Guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits, reptiles and birds, the perfect addition to your family is waiting for you at one of the SPCA’s two campuses, in Key West and Marathon. The SPCA’s knowledgeable staff will help with advice and care tips while working to ensure a good fit between each pet and its people. The SPCA’s Golden Paw program also provides special assistance with vet bills and medications for special-needs and older animals that require a little extra TLC.

See all the animals waiting for a home at To contact the Marathon campus, call 305-743-4800 or visit 10550 Aviation Blvd.

a woman holding a kitten in her arms

2-month-old male domestic shorthair.
Looking for: I’d like to live with another cat, please.
Turnoffs: When people call me a tripod (I only have 3 legs).

a brown dog sitting next to a white fence

3-year-old female pitbull mix.
Looking for: All the love and attention to be on me.
Turnoffs: Being at the shelter. I don’t like it at all.

6-month-old guinea pig.
Looking for: A loving home with lots of fresh food and hay.
Turnoffs: I’m a little shy, so take your time getting to know me, please.