Services to Keep Your Pet

Pet Food Distribution

For Tampa Bay citizens who are struggling to feed their pets, we offer free dog and cat food at our shelter every Tuesday and Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Receiving food assistance is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Recipients must provide proof of residence.

For more information about pet food distribution, please call 813.876.7138 ext 0.

If you would like to help those owners and pets in need, please donate a bag of pet food to our shelter.


For homebound and elderly citizens who are unable to travel to our shelter, we deliver monthly supplies of dog and cat food. Recipients must apply and qualify for Animeals delivery.

For more information about Animeals, please contact 904.894.0139 or

Shot Clinics for Dogs

For Tampa Bay citizens who are struggling to afford vaccinations for their dogs. HSTB offers free vaccinations (Distemper/Parvovirus (DA2PP), Rabies) to the first 1,000 dogs to arrive to each shot clinic.

Shot clinics for dogs are held twice a year thanks to a generous donor.

For more information about when our next shot clinics for dogs is, please call 813.336.3550.

Affordable Veterinary Services

Our AHHA accredited Animal Hospital offers affordable, full-services veterinary care and spay/neuter services to the public. From routine vaccinations to special surgeries, our veterinary team is committed to providing pets with high-quality medical services at reasonable costs. Our hospital is open 7 days a week. Any proceeds from the hospital benefit the mission and programs of our organization.

Please see below to learn more about our veterinary services.