Adopt a dog or puppy from SPCA Tampa Bay

Help dogs, cats and other animals in need by volunteering at SPCA Tampa Bay's shelter!
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Saving lives from other states is not what Tampa bay needs right now. Everybody wants a cute little pup. Pups will get adopted in other states just as they will here. If a family wants a pet badly enough they will adopt a older dog no matter what size. If they visit a shelter and see all the dogs, some only one year old or two , they will see how precious they are. They make great family pets. Most are already trained. Bringing in pups from out of state is not what should be happening. That leaves less homes for local dogs.
Tampa Dog Rescues & Shelters
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Pet owners are asked to pay a $25 fee when their pet is admitted to help SPCA Tampa Bay with continuing the care of their pet. This includes safe shelter, healthy meals, professional medical care and behavior support, all provided while a new home is sought.Do you admit all stray dogs and cats? Dec 21, 2015 - TAMPA — Eleven dogs recently rescued from a puppy mill in Clewiston arrived Monday morning at the ASPCA's shelter on Armenia Avenue.
Photo provided by FlickrMay 31, 2016 - A Tampa company says it has created a synthetic dog with the hope of preventing shelter animals from being used in veterinary training.
Photo provided by FlickrAll of the pets listed below are currently available for adoption
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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. The Humane Society of Tampa Bay (HSTB) is currently being criticized by groups and individuals who question our practice of transferring out-of-state puppies and small dogs into our facility while local animals (Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center, HCPRC) are slated to be euthanized at the county shelter due to lack of space.
Much of the information being shared by these critics is untrue and the result of individuals jumping to conclusions without knowing the full story. They dropped off 18 dogs, many of them puppies, at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Others are going to shelters in Pinellas and Sarasota Counties.Finally, we’d like to reiterate a point: the animals we are transferring from out-of-state are coming from facilities that will euthanize them if other organizations cannot take them. These are healthy puppies and small dogs that deserve to live just as much as the large dogs and adult cats inundating our shelters in Tampa Bay. We save as many lives as we can. We are deeply saddened that we cannot help every animal in need. Our intake staff have very difficult and emotional jobs and are often heartbroken about the animals we have to turn away. Again, pet overpopulation and euthanasia is not our fault. It isn’t HCPRC’s fault and it isn’t the fault of rescue organizations or other county shelters. The fault lies with irresponsible pet owners. Until our community adopts a culture where pets are routinely sterilized and not seen as disposable, the tragedy of euthanasia for space will continue. We’ll be here to help as many as we can, for as long as we can. We hope you will support us in our efforts.a. The Humane Society of Tampa Bay takes SMALL DOGS AND PUPPIES from Out-of-State facilities when room allows. Most of the dogs dying in local shelters are large breed dogs, particularly pit bulls. We are notified every day by the county of animals on their euthanasia list and help when we are able. HSTB has limited kennel space for large dogs. We can house 25 large dogs at a time while we can house 125 small dogs and puppies. Our large kennels are normally at 100% capacity as we receive large dogs from the following LOCAL sources: owner surrender, strays and local county facilities such as Hillsborough County, Pasco County, Polk County, Highlands County and Manatee County. IN OTHER WORDS, THE DOGS WE ARE TAKING FROM OUT-OF-STATE ARE NOT TAKING AWAY KENNEL SPACE FROM THE ANIMALS ON LOCAL EUTHANASIA LISTS (large dogs needing large runs). Why should our small cages, that we can’t fill locally, sit empty while puppies and small dogs are dying in other states?Sunday, April 30, is , a nationwide day to raise awareness of the pets in shelters awaiting permanent, loving homes. , the largest animal shelter in the Tampa Bay area, will waive all adoption fees on April 30 for dogs over 40 pounds and cats that are at least 1 year old.