Busch Gardens’ “Happy Tails”

Busch Gardens’ “Happy Tails” Program Information


Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay has joined forces with the Humane Society of Tampa Bay to raise adoption awareness for homeless animals. Busch Gardens will give two complimentary single-day admission tickets to pet lovers who adopt a new dog or cat from HSTB.

Busch Gardens’ has long supported local animal shelters by providing homes, and a second chance at life, for abandoned and neglected animals. Considered by many to be “untrainable,” these adopted animals now steal the stage – and fans’ hearts – as stars in the parks’ popular show “Critter Castaways.” These furry ambassadors bring smiles to thousands of guests every day while promoting the importance of shelter adoptions.

Busch Gardens’ most famous adoptee, Mtani, a Labrador-retriever mix, joined the Busch Gardens family in 2011 to become life-long friends to Kasi the cheetah after the baby cheetah was orphaned. Since coming to the park, the cheetah and dog have lived together at Cheetah Run.

Visit the SeaWorld Cares website to find out more about this program across our family of parks. View adoption success stories and submit your own!

This is the fourth region to launch the Happy Tails program, started by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment®. The program has helped thousands of dogs and cats find loving homes in the communities and neighborhoods surrounding SeaWorld® Orlando, SeaWorld® San Antonio, SeaWorld® San Diego and Busch Gardens® Williamsburg.

Ticket Information:

  • Ticket distribution is for 2 tickets per adoption, regardless of number of cats/dogs.
  • Tickets are only available for cats and dogs.
  • The adopting family is only eligible for 2 tickets during the program period.
  • The tickets are valid for a single-day admission to the theme park and are valid for one year from the pet adoption date
  • Two (2) Tickets will be printed onsite at the participating shelter
  • The etickets received through the Happy Tails Program are valid for single day admission only. Since the complimentary e-tickets received through the Happy Tails Program bear no cash value they cannot be upgraded, exchanged or redeemed for any benefits that may be offered to ticket(s) with a dollar value.

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