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 for six months. In December 2017, this partnership was renewed and Dolly’s Dream and HSTB will be able to help 12 additional dogs. The partnership continued in June 2018 and Dolly’s Dream and HSTB will be able to help an additional 12 dogs for a total of 36 through the program. 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 adopt@humanesocietytampa.org.

*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.

Current Dolly’s Dogs

ROVER

Rover is a 1-year-old energetic boy who would do well in an active home. He was brought into us as a stray and we are hopeful that he will find his forever home!

ALBERT

Albert is a 6-year-old who was brought into us as a stray. He is an energetic pup and is looking for the perfect home!

DOLLY’S SUCCESS STORIES

Harmony Adopted 10.15.18

Harmony found her new family and is as happy as can be! Her family told us they cannot wait until Christmas because she will be getting her very own Christmas sweater! How adorable! We are very happy to know that Harmony will be so loved… because she deserves it!

Lucius Adopted 9.18.18

Lucius has found his forever home! This awesome couple came to “look” around our shelter. They saw Lucius’ sweet eyes looking at them through the kennel and they knew they had to meet him. He greeted them with his wet nose and a bunch of kisses! It was meant to be! Lucius is an energetic, 2 year old pup with lots of love to give!

Storm Adopted 9.16.18

Yay for Storm! This sweet girl is 1 year old and came to us as a stray. Her new family came to our shelter looking for the perfect dog. When they saw Storm, they instantly fell in love with her! They KNEW she had to be theirs. We are so thrilled to say she has found her perfect forever home!

Sunshine Adopted 9.5.18

Sweet Sunshine is finally with her forever family! This 3 year old girl came to us as a stray. She is a shy and playful pup who gets along with other dogs who are confident and calm. This mom and two daughters came to our shelter looking for the perfect dog. Once they saw Sunshine, they knew it was meant to be! We are so thrilled that Sunshine has found her home!!!

Rex Adopted 9.1.18

Handsome Rex was finally adopted! He came into our care as a stray. Rex is an active pup that would do well in with a family that embraces his energetic lifestyle. His new owner came looking for a dog of his own and decided on sweet Rex. He is an only dog since he can be picky about his friends. We are happy to see this boy in his very own home!

Mushu Adopted 8.20.18

Sweet Mushu is approximately 2 years old and came into our care as a stray. He is an energetic pup and would do well in an active home with an active lifestyle. He has finally found his best friend and is going to have a home of his very own. We couldn’t have found a better match for these two!!!

Champ Adopted 8.18.18

Champ is approximately 1 year old and came into our care as a stray. He is full of energy and would do well in an active home with an active lifestyle. His new owners came to our “Clear the Shelters” event and when they saw Champ, they knew they had to adopt him. They fell in love instantly and knew he was the perfect addition to their family.

Tommy Adopted 7.16.18

Tommy is approximately 3 years old and came into our care as a stray. He is an energetic pup that would do well in an active home with an active lifestyle. His new owners were so excited to meet him. They fell in love within a few minutes of visiting with him and knew he was the perfect addition to their family.

Kevin Adopted 7.7.18

 Kevin is 3 years old and originally came into our care as a stray back in December 2017! This heartworm positive pup had LOTS of energy and we knew he deserved the most perfect home. While he went on numerous adoption test drives, his perfect family wasn’t there yet. We are so thrilled to say he has found the best forever home and we wish them nothing but happiness! Not only does he have 3 2-legged siblings, he also has 2 4-legged siblings who all love him very much.

 

 

 

Dove Adopted 6.23.18

Dove is a 3 year old girl full of love and energy! She came in as a stray and was very pregnant and with a face wound but was soon cleared to be adopted. As a dog that would do best in a home with no cats or small animals, we knew she needed to find the perfect home. Thanks to Dolly’s Dream, Dove was able to find it!

 

 

 

Mac Adopted 6.4.18

 Mac is a 3 year old adventurous boy. He came to us originally when his owner no longer had the time to care for him. He is an energetic pup and we are so thrilled that he has found a loving home (complete with a four-legged HSTB alumni sibling) thanks to Dolly’s Dream.

 

 

 

Mocha Adopted 6.3.18

Sweet Mocha is 7 years old and had been in our care since January after she was found as a stray. She prefers to be the Queen of the Castle and would do best as the only pet. This high energy pup quickly became a staff favorite. We are so thrilled that Mocha has found her forever home!!!

 

 

Zuka Adopted 3.18.18

Zuka was transferred from Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center after being there for over 5 months! We are so thrilled to say she has found her forever home. Her new owner knew that Zuka would be the perfect match for him!

 

 

Mojito Adopted 3.15.18

Bye-bye Mojito!!! This sweet boy was with us for over a month at Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center for over 100 days prior to that. He has finally found his best friend and is going to have a home of his very own. We couldn’t have found a better match for these two!!!

 

 

Casper Adopted 2.2.18

Casper is a very handsome, gentle-giant. He was sometimes timid in the shelter and we knew he needed to find his forever home to truly thrive. He now has that home and with 3 feline sisters who he is getting along great with! Congrats to Casper!

 

 

 

Zeus Adopted 1.12.18

Zeus is very handsome, strong and loves to cuddle and give kisses. He is extremely energetic and love to play so he would require a good amount of exercise every day. A couple came in looking for an energetic dog to keep up with their active lifestyle. Both had previous experience with the American Staffordshire Breed and when they saw Zeus, they were instantly bonded. We are thrilled that Zeus will have the active lifestyle he deserves.

 

 

 

Luke Adopted 1.7.18

One of HSTB’s longest residents, Luke, was adopted a wonderful gentleman. Luke came to us as a transfer and was found to be heartworm positive when he arrived. This wonderful adopter and his came in today and instantly fell in love with Luke. They cannot wait to spoil him.

 

 

 

Brownie Adopted 11.18.17

Brownie is a sweet girl with lots of energy. She is a one year old pup who was found as a stray. She will now have four-legged and two-legged siblings and we are thrilled that she will receive the love and attention she deserves!

 

 

 

Abigail Adopted 11.7.17

Abigail came into our shelter as a stray. Mark and his family were looking for a doggy friend that would fit in with the family.  They loved Abigail because she was exactly what they were looking for. She was very happy on the visit and loved their 3 little girls petting and playing with her. We are so happy to see Abigail go to the perfect forever home with lots of loving coming her way!

 

 

 

Cora Adopted 11.6.17

Cora came into our shelter as a stray. A wonderful young woman came in and instantly fell in love with Cora (Now Daisy). Daisy will even have a four-legged brother named Taco!

 

RICO Adopted 11.5.17

Rico is a one year old pup that was originally transferred to our shelter after Hurricane Irma. His previous shelter sustained severe damage.  Rico was adopted for a brief time and was returned to our shelter for being too active. A wonderful young couple wanted to find the perfect pup and they immediately fell in love with Rico. We are ecstatic he has found his forever home.

NINA Adopted 11.2.17

Nina was found as a stray during Hurricane Irma. She is 8 years old and is a sweet pup who LOVES to cuddle. She has a possible broken jaw from the past that healed crooked. We are thrilled that she has found a loving family! They are so excited to have Nina in their lives.

HANK Adopted 11.2.17

Hank was found as a stray  He is 2 years old and is a gorgeous, active pup! This 70 pound boy has a lot of loving to give. He will now have four doggy siblings and his new name is Duke!

COLT Adopted 10.29.17

Colt was a 3 year old pup who was transferred to HSTB after Hurricane Irma when his previous shelter incurred substantial damage. Since Colt is an active boy, we wanted to be sure he found the right home. A wonderful young couple came in to the shelter and immediately fell in love with Colt. He will get to go everywhere with them! We are so happy for Colt.

KAYLA Adopted 9.22.17

Kayla is 6 years old and was surrendered into our shelter for being too active. We are thrilled that she has found her forever home in which she can be Queen of the Castle! She now has humans siblings to give her lots of hugs, kisses, and loving!

BODIE Adopted 9.3.17

Bodie originally came to us as a stray, was adopted, and then came back when us when his family could no longer care for him. With his high-energy, love for water, and super smile he was a staff and volunteer favorite! He went home with an awesome family and his new dad can’t wait to take him on runs and give him lots of affection! We are so thrilled that sweet Bodie now has a home that will cherish him forever.

BRUTUS Adopted 8.31.17

Brutus came into our shelter as a stray. While we did not know a lot about his history, we do know that he knew some basic commands and is a very sweet pup. He is the perfect ambassador for his breed and shows just what wonderful dogs they are. He went home with an HSTB alumni 4 legged brother as well as a 2 legged sister. The family saw Brutus on our website and waited for him before we were even open. We know he will be well loved in his new home.

LENNY Adopted 8.19.17

Lenny came into our shelter 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. On top of all this, Lenny was also heartworm positive. We are so thrilled to share that Lenny went home with a new mom and a 2-legged brother. Lenny was so happy to find is forever home.

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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