Frequently Asked Questions for Adoptions
Each HSTB adoptable has been vaccinated, health-checked, de-wormed, de-fleaed, microchipped, and spayed/neutered prior to placement. Pets who are four months of age or older receive a rabies vaccine. All dogs receive a DHLPP vaccine and are heartworm-tested at five months of age or older. All cats are tested for FeLv and cats 6 months of age and older are tested for FIV.
A checkup with a veterinarian is required within 30 days of placement in your home. It is important for a trusted veterinarian to setup your new pet’s account, perform a thorough evaluation, and determine if any additional vaccines are necessary for your pet’s protection. If you do not currently have a veterinarian, our AAHA accredited Animal Health Center offers affordable veterinary care to the public, 7 days a week. Call 813.870.3304 for an appointment!
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If you rent a house or apartment please provide paperwork that states it is ok for you to have a pet. If you are interested in adopting a dog and you already have a dog(s) at home you are encouraged to bring them with you for a meet and greet with the potential new family member. It is very important that your current pets are up to date on vaccinations and heartworm preventative. We ask that you please DO NOT bring cats in for meet and greets.
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All animals adopted from the Humane Society of Tampa Bay are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations, microchipped and come with a FREE 30 day ShelterCare Pet Insurance Policy. A rabies tag is required for all pets adopted from HSTB (12 weeks and older) which is $20 in addition to the adoption fee.
We’re lucky to have several professional photographers who donate their time and talent to help the animals. Dave Backer, Norman Mark, Jim McCook and Krista Sparkman capture our adorable adoptables on camera and share the photos with us so we can add them to each pet’s bio. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of homeless pets through your art!
Our cats and dogs available for adoption are also listed on www.Petango.com. Petfinder no longer has a complete list of adoptable Humane Society of Tampa Bay pets. Petango is a real-time searchable database of pets in need of loving homes.