Third Party Events

Third Party Events

If you are interested in doing a Third Party Event (an event naming the Humane Society of Tampa Bay as the beneficiary or partial beneficiary), please contact Ornella Varchi, Special Events & Outreach Coordinator, at for instructions on how to apply.

You can also download the Third Party Event application HERE and mail to 3607 N. Armenia Ave., ATTN: Development Department, Tampa, FL 33607 or fax to 813.876.0765, ATTN: Ornella Varchi

  • Applications for Third Party Events must be made at least 4 weeks in advance of the scheduled event

  • A member of the Development Team will contact you to let you know whether or not your event was approved. Please do not move forward with plans for HSTB’s participation until you have been contacted.

  • Due to the high number of applications received each month, please understand that HSTB may not be available to participate in your event.
Happy Tale # 28
Dan & Max: Dan (fawn color – originally named Beanie by the Humane Society of Tampa Bay) was adopted almost 2 1/2 yrs ago following my deployment from Iraq and prior to my 1st Afghanistan deployment. He was a much needed addition to my family. One, for myself to help lessen anxiety levels from returning from the combat zone; and secondly as a first pet for my daughter who at the time was roughly 2 yrs old. I renamed him Dan because of one of my favorite movies growing up as a kid “Where the Red Fern Grows” and deemed it a suitable name since he is a hound mix. He became a loyal part of the family and protector while I was gone on subsequent deployments. Nothing like knowing your family is being looked after by a loyal friend while you are deployed halfway across the world.

Following my most recent deployment to Afghanistan I felt it necessary for him to have a playmate to rough house with besides myself because of how much he missed those rough housing play times while I was gone. Plus, he manages to simply wear me out during those play times because of his energy levels. It is nothing for him to run a couple miles with me in my housing community and still want to play afterward. That is why I headed back to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay and picked out Max (originally named Dean). He was selected based on his energy levels, playfulness, and willingness to rough house with Dan in the yard area of HSTB. Both of them have more than met my expectations and will continue to be a valued part of my family.


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