Adoption FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions for Adoptions

What Does The Adoption Fee Cover?

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 your veterinarian is required within 30 days of placement in your home. A veterinarian can setup your new pet’s account, perform a thorough evaluation, and determine if any additional vaccines are necessary for your pet’s protection. You are welcome to visit our veterinarian at the HSTB Wellness Clinic for this service or one of the many area veterinarians that provide a free initial health evaluation for pets adopted from the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

2013 Adoption Fees*
Small Dogs (25 lbs. & under) $150 Puppies (4 months & under) $150 All Other Dogs $75
Kittens (6 months & under) $50 Cats (older than 6 months) $30 Rabbits $25
Guinea Pigs $15 Hamsters $10 Rats $10
*Prices subject to change without notice
Are you ready to adopt a pet?
Come prepared by printing the paperwork and bringing the completed forms with you. You can print the Adoption Form by clicking here.

Need help deciding what kind of pet is right for you? Check out these online resources:

What else should you bring with you?

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.

Where can I see HSTB Adorable Adoptables?
To see the most up-to-date list of our adoptables (with pictures/video), click here.

See our Pet Of The Week on FOX 13 News with Lindsay Milbourne at 7:40am every Sunday morning!

See featured pets and adoptables on our Facebook page!

Watch our kittens on FOX 13′s Live Kitty Cam!

Humane Society of Tampa Bay Hours
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
10 – 5pm CLOSED 12 – 7:00pm 12 – 7:00pm 12 – 7:00pm 12 – 7:00pm 10 – 5pm
Let us help you find a friend for life!

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.

Why should you adopt a cat?
Click here to find out. Click here to see our adoptable pets.

Volunteer Photographers

We’re lucky to have several professional photographers who donate their time and talent to help the animals. Brian Kalish, Norman Mark 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 Brian, Norman and Krista!

Additional Sources

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.

 
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happytale148 Adoption FAQ
We adopted “Dina” at the adoption event on Nov. 5. She took to us and our other dog, Teddy, immediately. Teddy loves her and they play like two 10-year old boys. She’s 7 years younger than he is and runs rings around him in the yard but he is so happy. I’m attaching a couple pics of her in the back yard and on the bridge over our fish pond. We have renamed her “April” and she loves to run as fast as she can from one end of the yard to the other. Good thing our backyard is fenced. She’s fun to watch.~Kathy Andrews
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