Adopt a Dog or Cat

Important Announcement
Please be cautious. We have received reports of scammers posing as PRC representatives. Please know that we would never ask for payment through a third-party program, and, in most cases, there would be no charges involved in returning a lost pet that has been found.

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

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 5PM.  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.

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Sierra Delta Life Buddy Program

Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center, in partnership with our non-profit partner, Sierra Delta, is working to empower every Veteran, disabled and non-disabled, with access to "Life Buddies" - approved dog training that provides purpose, innovation, and community through the love of dogs. Learn more about the Sierra Delta Life Buddy Program.

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.

Adoption Pricing

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