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Cuddle Shuttles Still Available

Can't make it to PRC? Help clear the shelter with a Cuddle Shuttle delivered care package!

During the start of the pandemic, the Pet Resource Center opened its Curbside Cuddles pilot program to adopters looking for a furry friend, but unable to come in for adoption. The pilot program was a success and Curbside Cuddles is still available. 

The program allows adopters the choice of submitting a request for a pet via or on the phone. The shelter hopes this will help clear the shelters.

Staff members will complete the adoption virtually and help schedule Curbside Cuddle pick-ups or deliveries via our limited Cuddle Shuttles to select locations only within Hillsborough County.

To Adopt via the Curbside Cuddle Program:

  • Visit and view our online kennel. All the notes on every animal are kept up-to-date so, whether in person or online, adopters know everything the shelter knows about each pet.

  • Once you pick your new best friend, visit or call (813) 272-5900 to submit a request. You'll need to provide staff with:

    • Adopter's full name as shown on driver's license or state-issued ID
    • Adopter's contact information including phone number and email address
    • The pet ID (this will begin with A and include 7 numbers, i.e. A0000001)
  • If the pet is still available, PRC staff will contact the adopter to finalize the adoption virtually, just as it would be done in the office.

  • When the adoption is approved, staff will work with adopters to schedule their Curbside Cuddle pick-up. If a pick-up isn't possible, staff will work to schedule delivery via one of our limited Cuddle Shuttles.

  • Adopters will have to show the ID provided at time of pick-up or delivery and sign the finalized adoption papers.

  • Lastly, enjoy your cuddle care package! Our pets make great sidekicks during self-isolation and long after.

During adoptions, all contact with staff will be kept to a minimum. In-person adoptions will still have priority, and all PRC pets are adopted on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you or your family aren't ready to adopt, consider fostering or volunteering at PRC.