Archive for June 2013


hachiWe adopted “Reese” April 12, 2013. His name is now Hachi (means “Good Fortune”). He is the Best Dog Ever!! Very young & full of enthusiasm!! He wants to play 24/7.

Everyone at the shelter treated us with kindness & professionalism!! My friends & I thought the Shelter was very clean & well organized!! We were very impressed with a city shelter. We have nothing but praise for how the adoption procedure proceeded quickly & efficiently!! I would highly recommend this facility to everyone!!

My husband & I are very much in love with this dog & he has quickly become a very important member of this family …even our 2 cats have accepted him with open paws!!

Thank you so much for allowing us to adopt Hachi WaWa….our love!!

~Joanne & Paul


I just wanted to express my gratitude to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay for rescuing “Bandit”, now named GusGus, from animal services in late April 2013. I regularly stalk, I mean check, the adoptable adult cats via the’s website.

GusGus is a 6 year old neutered male who weighed in at a whooping 23lbs when I adopted him from your center. After some careful calorie crunching, I am happy to say that GusGus is now starting to lose some weight. But the biggest improvement is assimilation into our home. Yesterday, for the first time, GusGus shared the dog’s bed (who was also adopted from HSTB in May of 2010) with this kitty brother Tristan (who was adopted from Feisty Acres in Ocala of Sept. of 2001). We all share my bed every evening and all the fur kids get along brilliantly. It only took GusGus about a week to feel comfortable with me, but yesterday he really turned a corner sharing and groom Tristan on Riley’s bed.

Thank you so much HSTB for saving GusGus from animal services, our home is now complete.


These are pictures of all ‘The Boys’

GusGus the Siamese mix
Tristan the Russian Blue
and Riley the Boxer cross

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dexterWe adopted Dexter back in October, since then he has been the most wonderful son in the entire world. He has such a wonderful personality and today we are celebrating his 5th birthday!!! I don’t know where I would be without him.


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