The Humane Society of Tampa Bay has partnered with Dolly’s Dream to help save the lives of square-headed dogs. Because of the stigma of their looks, many dogs of breeds associated with large, square-shaped heads languish in or are euthanized* at shelters every day. Dolly’s Dream partners with humane societies to rescue and rehome these magnificent, misunderstood dogs and joined forces with the Humane Society of Tampa Bay in July 2017 to sponsor two adoptable dogs every month through the end of the year. When a Dolly’s Dog is adopted, they will go home with the following:

  • 3 In-Home Training Sessions with a Certified Dog Trainer
  • ID Tag
  • Collar
  • Leash
  • Bandana
  • Training Crate
  • Dog Bed
  • Toys
  • Training Treat Bag
  • Food & Water Bowls
  • Harness, if needed

Dolly’s Dogs will be identified with a sign on their kennel and their pictures will be posted below each month. For more information, contact our Adoption Staff at 813.876.7138 or

*The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is a managed admission (no-kill for space) shelter and does not euthanize animals in their adoption program to free up kennel space.



Lenny (ID 35802304) came into our shelter last month when he was found as a stray. Unfortunately, we see a lot of stray dogs come in and a large majority of them are American Staffordshire mixes, like Lenny.  Since his breed comes with a false negative connotation, it can be harder to adopt Lenny and his friends. He is approximately 3 years old and is looking for his forever home.


Kayla (32047470) is just shy of 6 years old and was surrendered for being too active.  She loves all people, enjoys play groups at the shelter with most other dogs and likes keeping busy.  She is house trained and crate trained and knows some simple commands.  She has not lived with any cats or children that we are aware of.  This pretty girl just wants someone to love her!


JASPER Adopted 7.15.17

Jasper came to us originally from Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center on April 19th. He was adopted a month later but was returned a few days after for being too active. The “BOSS CROSS” Cross Country team from Steinbrenner High School would come and take Jasper on runs before we would open in the morning.  This would help Jasper cope with life in the shelter as well. We are thrilled to say that of the alums from the Cross Country team, chose to give Jasper his forever home. We could not be any more excited to know that Jasper will live in an active home where he has already been shown so much love.

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