Archive for February 2014

Free Dog Training With Adoption

Thanks to a generous grant from the Pedigree Foundation, dogs who have been with us for more than 2 weeks are eligible for a 6-week, Basic Obedience Class (taught at our shelter through Home Buddies) or private, in-home training.

Adopters will receive a certificate of eligibility with their adoption paperwork and can call 813.935.PETS (7387) to register for class or schedule in-home sessions.

Basic Obedience

This reward-based training is where you will start your journey to having a well-behaved dog by focusing on creating reliable behaviors and getting your dog to focus on you. In this class, you will learn commands such as:

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Leave it
  • Come
  • Stay
  • Walking nicely on a leash

This is a limited time offer that will be available while funding lasts. It is the responsibility of the adopter to contact Home Buddies for registration and information.

HSTB Unveils Rabbit Resort

bunny3 X2 300x200 HSTB Unveils Rabbit ResortThe Humane Society of Tampa Bay is pleased to announce the completion of our Rabbit Resort, a free-roaming habitat where our adoptable rabbits can stretch, hop, play, socialize and nibble on fresh grass and plants. This enriching environment helps keep our bunny friends healthy in mind, body and spirit while they wait for their forever homes.

bunny5 XL 300x200 HSTB Unveils Rabbit ResortRabbits are sensitive creatures who need care different from that of a cat or dog. If you are interested in adopting a rabbit, our adoption counselors can help you decide if a rabbit is right for you: 813.876.7138 or adopt@humanesocietytampa.org.

You can also find detailed information on rabbits and their care at House Rabbit Society.

To see our adoptable rabbits, visit our Pocket Pets page. For questions about adopting, visit our Adoption FAQ page.

Visitors are welcome in our Rabbit Resort but children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Photos courtesy of Dave Backer

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Valentine Pup Crawl

It was a weekend for Puppy Love in Tampa Bay! Our “Pup” Crawl through South Tampa on Saturday night raised more than $4,400 for our animals! Watch the news coverage:



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