Pet Surrender

Pet Surrender


Hand and Paw

We understand that circumstances can arise where saying goodbye to your best friend is the only option left. We at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay would like to help as many people and pets as we can by providing a safe place for the surrendered dog or cat until a new forever family adopts him/her. Unfortunately we are unable to take EVERY pet that is surrendered to us. Available space, animal temperament, health and age are just a few things that must be considered prior to accepting a new pet into our shelter.

Please call 813-876-7138 and select extension 0 to make an appointment. We will do our best to help in any way that we possibly can during this difficult time.

Before You Surrender

Check out our behavior, food and medical resources to see if we can help you keep your pet:

Pet Behavior Resources

We now offer Dog Obedience Training classes at our shelter and one-on-one training sessions with a CPDT Certified Trainer and Behavior Specialist. Many behavioral issues can be solved with simple, consistent training. Our classes are affordable and available for puppies and adult dogs.

Do you have questions about your pet’s behavior? Now you can get pet-behavior advice from ASPCA experts 24 hours a day, right from your computer. Their nationally recognized team of animal behaviorists offers possible solutions to a wide range of issues at no charge.

Pet Food and Medical Resources

Are you having trouble affording your pet? Did you know that we offer pet food assistance seven days a week? Check out our Casper’s Cupboard and Animeals programs to see if they could help you keep your pet.

Don’t let the high cost of veterinary care force you to surrender your pet. Our AAHA accredited Animal Health Center is an affordable, full-service veterinary clinic that is open to the public, seven days a week. Not only are our prices lower cost, but we offer payment plans and assistance with funding through our Save-A-Pet Medical Fund when applicable. Call our hospital today to see how we can help: 813-870-3304

You can also visit the Humane Society of the United State’s site to find national organizations that may be able to help with your pets when you are financially strapped.

Happy Tails # 118
In January 2010, I saw Ian’s picture on the Humane Society of Tampa Bay’s website. I immediately left work and went to meet him. I knew instantly he was our dog. Later that day my husband and daughters met Ian, and we adopted him that day. Ian is now known as Dodger. Dodger is the perfect dog for our family. He is well-behaved and wonderful with our daughters and cats. He also does well with each rescue dog that we foster and absolutely loves to play with them in our backyard. We feel so fortunate to have found him. Thank you! Karen Morris

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