Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
HSTB is a Managed Admission shelter that works to help stop the needless euthanizing of adoptables animals in the Tampa Bay area. We now take owned adoptable dogs and cats by appointment only. We also transfer more than 3,000 dogs and cats from high-euthanasia facilities to our shelter each year. We do not euthanize a dog or cat to make room for another one.
Pet Adoption Program
We provide friendly, healthy companion animals to responsible and prepared pet owners. All pets are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped before being made available for adoption.
Animal Health Center
Low-cost sterilization and affordable, high-quality veterinary care for owned pets is available to the public, seven days a week.
Trap/Neuter/Vaccinate/Retrun (TNVR) Program for Feral Cats
We provide reduced rates for spaying, neutering and vaccination of ferals and free roaming cats. Contact our TNVR Program at 813.625.0910 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Information and Referral Service
Hundreds of calls to HSTB each month request information about pet care, training or community animal problems. (813) 876-7138.
The Humane Society of Tampa Bay provides euthanisia services for owned pets in the Tampa Bay community, whom are either too sick or elderly and deserve a humane release to prevent further suffering. Private cremation services are also available. Please call HSTB for additional information.
Food Assistance & Animeals
Our Food Assistance Program distributes free pet food to individuals and families experiencing financial hardship at our shelter, six days a week. Animeals provides homebound and senior pet owners with high-quality pet food delivered monthly.
Tuesday-Friday: 12-7:00pm and Saturday-Sunday 10am-5pm.
Animal Health Center Hours:
Small Breeds and Puppies: $150.00
Large & Adult Dogs (over 6 months): $75.00
Includes Spay/ Neuter, First Vaccination, Rabies (over 4 months), Basic Grooming, and Microchips
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.