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.
HSP offers pets for adoption, owner surrender, lost & found services, cruelty investigations, and humane euthanasia by request.
We strive to be a resource for pets and people in our community. Visit our website to learn about our numerous programs to care for our community and keep animals and people together.
Our MISSION: We are dedicated to serving the community through the compassionate care of all animals.
Our VISION: To be recognized as the regional leader in animals welfare through quality care, humane education and financial stewardship.
Our VALUES: Compassion, Respect, Trust, Responsibility, Excellence.
The Humane Society of Pinellas is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and an Open Paw (R) shelter. HSP “treats the treatable and trains the trainable” with no time limit for adoptable animals.
YOUR ADOPTION INCLUDES:
Medical Evaluation & Tests
Microchip and Registration
Our “No Time Limit” Policy
TLC from our dedicated staff and caring volunteers
Behavior enrichment through the Open Paw ® program
30 Days of Pet Health Insurance
Pinellas County license or rabies tag
Animal Planet Training Video
5 Pound Bag of Food
Follow up Adoption Support
Our lifelong commitment to your new pet
…and a Best Friend for Life!
First and foremost, make sure you understand and are willing to accept the responsibilities of owning a pet. You will be responsible for providing for pet’s physical, medical, and behavioral needs for the rest of the pet’s life!
House pets only! Your adopted pet will live indoors as part of your family (no guard dogs or “outside” pets)
Make sure everyone gets along: Everyone in your family should meet the new pet prior to adoption.
Some of our pets have age restrictions. Everyone who lives in or regularly visits your home should be old enough to live with that particular pet.
If you already have pets at home: We will need to verify that they are up to date on their rabies vaccines. Also, bring your current dog in to meet the potential new dog!
If you rent: We will need to check that your landlord doesn’t mind a new pet in the home
You must be at least 18 years old to adopt
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.