Looking to add a new companion to the family? There are dozens of lovable pups up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Tampa, so you won't have to look far to find the perfect fit.
Hoodline used data from Petfinder to power this roundup of dogs available for adoption near you. Read on to meet some friendly, furry locals.
(Details like pet availability, training, vaccinations and other features are based on data provided by Petfinder and may be subject to change; contact the shelter for the latest information.)
Tiger, rottweiler and American Staffordshire terrier mix
Tiger is a lovable male rottweiler and American Staffordshire terrier mix in the care of The PIBA Foundation.
Tiger loves other dogs. Tiger is already neutered and vaccinated. Have no fear: He's already house-trained.
Tiger's current caretakers say:
This sweet, loving boy was pulled from the euthanasia list in a high kill shelter. He weighed just 52 pounds at rescue due to kennel stress. Despite the adversity he's known, he loves other dogs and cuddling with human friends. We're happy to report this darling is in a calm foster home and thriving. Now all he needs is a family to call his own.
Read more about how to adopt Tiger on Petfinder.
Garvey is a male greyhound dog being kept at Bay Area Greyhound Adoptions Inc.
He has mastered his house-training etiquette, and has been vaccinated, micro-chipped and neutered.
Garvey's current caretakers say:
This handsome fellow has beautiful black with white markings on his chest and feet. In his former life as a racing dog, he competed in 78 Derby Lane races and won 12 times. Believe it or not, he's a little shy: He's afraid of loud noises and people he doesn't know well. But with quiet handling, he is already making progress. He gets along with other greyhounds but will need a quiet home without children.
Read more about how to adopt Garvey on Petfinder.
Smiley, American Staffordshire terrier
Smiley is an adorable male American Staffordshire terrier dog staying at The PIBA Foundation.
Smiley loves other dogs. He's already house-trained, he's neutered and his vaccinations are up to date.
From Smiley's current caretaker:
This sweet, affectionate buddy is Smiley. He was pulled from the shelter after staying there almost a year. He loves to play with other dogs and gives big smiles with all his teeth showing (which is amazingly adorable!). He would do best in an active home with a yard but without small children. Don't miss out on a great companion.
Read more about how to adopt Smiley on Petfinder.
Chico, American Staffordshire terrier and chihuahua mix
Chico is a charming male American Staffordshire terrier and chihuahua mix being cared for at The PIBA Foundation.
He's mastered his house-training etiquette. He already has had all of his shots, and he's neutered.
Chico's current caretakers say:
This sweet baby is Chico. He's two years old and weighs about 30 pounds. Luckily, he was rescued from a Marion County shelter in time. He's got a gorgeous golden brown coat and is a compact ball of love. When it comes to other dogs, he loves to play and is often the life of the party. If you like to get plenty of kisses, Chico is the one for you.
Read more about Chico on Petfinder.
Molly, chihuahua and terrier mix
Molly is a darling female chihuahua and terrier mix in the care of Paw Print Hearts Inc.
She is already house-trained and crate-trained. She's already spayed, and she has had all her shots.
Here's what Molly's friends at Paw Print Hearts Inc. think of her:
Molly is energetic, like to go for walks and has a blast chewing on toys and balls. She'll get along great with your cats but doesn't do well around big dogs or small children. It takes time for her to warm up to people, but you'll find she is the biggest snuggle bug ever. If you want to bring this social butterfly home, complete an application today.
Apply to adopt Molly today at Petfinder.
Mack II, beagle
Mack Ii is a darling male beagle dog currently housed at Tampa Bay Beagle Rescue Inc.
He has been vaccinated and neutered. No need to worry: He's already house-trained.
Mack II's current caretakers say:
Mack is well-behaved gentleman with plenty of energy. When it comes to playtime, he favors stuffed toys and bones. After a slow introduction, he was fine with the foster parent's other dogs but isn't too fond of cats. Like most Beagles, Mack II loves attention, so we're looking for someone who can give him all the love he needs.
Apply to adopt Mack Ii today at Petfinder.
Coco, pit bull terrier mix
Coco is a female pit bull terrier mix being cared for at Paw Print Hearts Inc.
Good news: She is already house-trained and crate-trained. She is already spayed and vaccinated.
From Coco's current caretaker:
This sweet 5-year old just completed obedience training at a local dog academy and is ready for a forever home. She ended up at a shelter after a volunteer decided Coco deserved second chance at life and rescued her. While she is friendly with other dogs, she needs to be your -one-and-only pooch and no kids. Contact us to arrange a meet-and-greet.
Apply to adopt Coco today at Petfinder.