Adopt a Dog or Cat

You can adopt dogs and cats at The Pet Resource Center (PRC) in Tampa from 10 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday. Priority will be given to those with appointments, but walk-up customers will be seen between scheduled appointments. If there is an urgent need, please visit At Your Service to submit a request or call (813) 744-5660.

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Adoption Process

Appointments are strongly encouraged and are available from 10 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday. Priority will be given to those with appointments, but walk-up customers will be seen between scheduled appointments.

  • 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.
  • Once an animal is chosen or to request a chance to browse the shelter, visit At Your Service or call (813) 744-5660 to submit an adoption request. Make sure to include:
    • 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)
    • Upload scan of the adopter’s driver’s license
  • PRC staff will contact the adopter to schedule an appointment to adopt or browse the shelter. Requests to adopt that include all files and a pet ID number will receive priority scheduling.

The Pet Resource Center is also offering curbside pick-up and delivery of adoptions via the Curbside Cuddle Program.

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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.

Pre-Adoptions

Animals that are beyond 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.

Adoption Pricing

Visit the Pet Resources Fees page to see the fee schedule.