Adoption process, types, and fees

You can adopt dogs and cats at the in Tampa from 10 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Saturday. Please contact us at (813) 301-PETS (7387) if you have any questions. 

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Learn more about ADOPT with the ADOPT Tutorial Video

Adoption Process

  • All adoptions and pre-adoptions must be done in person during shelter operation hours; Monday through Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM 
  • Adoptions are prioritized on first-come basis for all available pets
  • Visit PRC’s online kennel. All the notes on every animal are kept up-to-date so, whether in person or online, adopters can learn everything on hand about the pet

Fees and Pricing

Visit the  page to see the fee schedule.

Types of Adoptions

Ready-to-go Adoptions

Animals which have completed their "Stray Hold" time and have been spayed/neutered and fully vaccinated are considered "ready-to-go." Any animal in a "ready-to-go" status can go home with you today. All "ready-to-go" adoptions are $20, unless otherwise noted.


Animals that are on their hold period that are still waiting to be provided with veterinary services are available for early adoption, but cannot be released to the adopter until the necessary vaccinations and procedures have been administered. We can’t hold or reserve any animal outside of the early adoption process. Any animal in a "ready-to-go" status can go home with you today for $20, **unless otherwise noted. Pre-adoption prices do not include the $20 rabies license fee.

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Last Modified: 2/8/2024, 5:03:19 PM

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