Admissions by Appointment

To better serve the animals of Pinellas County, SPCA Tampa Bay admits animals by appointment only.

Please give us a call to schedule an appointment:
(727) 586-3591

 

  Making an appointment gives you a chance to speak with us about the challenges you face in caring for your pets. In some cases we may be able to offer short-term solutions that allow your family pet to stay in your home.

Our personalized service via phone ahead of your admission appointment can help you access resources that may allow you to keep your pet. We offer a free pet behavior helpline, food assistance and online support to find a new owner.
This service is part of our Community Animal Connections plan announced in early March. Tampa Bay Times   Admission appointments are available six days a week... Tuesdays through Sundays. We are closed on Mondays.
  Admissions Forms ~ save time. Complete these before you visit us.

Our Call Back Program

SPCA Tampa Bay will work hard to find a home for your pet. However, some animals are not adoptable due to behavioral issues and medical conditions.

When you sign up for a call back, we will contact you if your pet does not pass medical or behavior testing and is deemed 'unadoptable.'

Animals that cannot be put up for adoption are humanely euthanized.

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Call Back Fees:

The decision to surrender your pet is a serious one. If you would like to be notified of our decision, you may sign up for a call back after we have had time to evaluate your animal for adoption. 

Non-refundable fees include the cost of vaccines (if needed) and boarding and are paid when/if you return to pick up your pet.

$25 ~ Animals with Current Rabies Vaccination Records

$45 ~ Animals that do not have Current Rabies Vaccination Records.

As the surrendering owner you will have 48-hours to reclaim your pet once you are contacted by an Admissions Counselor. This time can be helpful in allowing you to find another option for your pet. You will be responsible for rabies and the county license if your pet is not up to date. At this time we are only offering this service on owner-surrendered animals.


Healthy strays are referred to Pinellas County Animal Services.


Do you admit pets from areas outside of Pinellas County?

Yes, but there are some requirements. We require a $25 admission fee, and the animal must be your owned pet. We do not accept healthy, sick or injured strays from outside Pinellas County.

You must have a CURRENT rabies vaccination dated at least six months prior to the date on which you want to admit the animal. Kittens must have a mother who meets this criteria. Proof will be required.

Please remember that only the legal owner of an animal can surrender the pet to our facility. Family and friends who have been asked to surrender a pet for a legal owner who is unable to do so in person must provide written and signed approval from that owner in order to surrender on their behalf.

Pinellas County Animal Services (PCAS) defines an owner as any person possessing, harboring, keeping, or having control or custody of an animal. If the animal is owned by a person under the age of 18 years, that person's parent or guardian is the animal's legal owner. Thirty (30) days is the PCAS guideline for the length of time that an animal must be in a person’s custody for the animal to be owned by that person.

SPCA Tampa Bay

9099 130th Avenue North, Largo, FL 33773
Main Phone: 727-586-3591 | Fax: 727-499-0368
Cruelty Investigation Hotline 727-586-3592
Animal Transport/Sick-Injured Strays: 727-423-0773
Free Pet Behavior Helpline: 727-586-3593
Donations: 727-388-0450
Pet & Estate Planning Tools: 727-581-3249
Info@spcatampabay.org

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