The sparkling jingle of splashing water, the rhythm of quick paws on dirt, the chorus of excited barks and yips … these sounds make up the daily, morning soundtrack for staff and volunteers at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. From 8:30am – 11:30am, our dogs participate in supervised group play to help enrich their lives while they are here with us.

This daily “group therapy” is an exceptional way to provide blood pumping, muscle building exercise, build social skills with other dogs and learn appropriate ways to communicate with one another. The play time alleviates dogs’ frustration from being in kennels too long and also allow us to identify and understand important information about each individual dog that helps us to place them in appropriate homes.