Golden Paw Annual Gala
6:00 pm18:00

Golden Paw Annual Gala

  • Sheraton Sand Key Island Resort

Golden Paw Annual Gala

•        Friday, September 29, 2017

•        6:00pm - 9:00pm

•        Sheraton Sand Key Island Resort

SAVE THE DATE! The Annual Golden Paw Gala will be held on Friday, September 29th, 2017.  Join us as we celebrate lives saved and happy endings at the Humane Society of Pinellas along with dinner, cocktails, live and silent auctions and more.  The proceeds from the Annual Golden Paw Awards Dinner benefit the operation of the Humane Society of Pinellas, where over 2500 lives are saved annually while programs and services are offered to help keep people and pets together.


Attractive sponsorship packages and naming rights allow you to make an impact while we share through marketing opportunities your support.  

Get involved by completed our Sponsorship Form* or donating services* and auction items to our Gala! 

Make your reservation or sponsorship commitment today:

Click here to reserve your table today!

Contact Twila Cole, Director of Community Relations, with event-related inquiries at, or by calling 727-797-7722 x222 or 727-433-3134.

To see what you missed last year and catch a glimpse of this event's special attractions, view images from our 2016 Gala.



Drag Queen Bingo!
7:30 pm19:30

Drag Queen Bingo!

  • Hamburger Mary's

It's time again for Drag Queen Bingo benefiting The Humane Society of Pinellas! This event is always a crowd-pleaser and tables fill up fast, so be sure to RSVP as soon as possible! Ten amazing prizes will be available to the lucky bingo winners. 100% of bingo card sales benefit the shelter PLUS we will have a 50/50 winning pot, so please help us book the place out! Invite your friends to this memorable night!

RSVP directly to Hamburger Mary's by calling 727-400-6996

Happy Tails
6:00 pm18:00

Happy Tails

  • Ozona Blue

Join us once again May 11th from 6 - 9pm at the picturesque Ozona Blue for our annual Happy Tails, an elegant dinner complete with outdoor seating and sunset views! Come enjoy live music, raffles and network with friends and HSP supporters. This amazing night is presented by our friends, Home Port Marina.

RSVP by May 8th - tickets are $40. Admission at the door is $50, space permitting.

See all the fun you missed out on last year here on our Facebook page.

A huge thank you to the 2017 Happy Tails sponsors!


Open House
4:00 pm16:00

Open House

  • Humane Society of Pinellas

HSP's May Open House is sponsored by USAmeribank. Beer, wine and light appetizers provided by Bayou Catering.

Experience a behind the scenes tour to learn all that the Humane Society of Pinellas does to help the animals in our community. Enjoy a guided tour, meet staff and make new furry friends. Learn about HSP’s programs and services that they provide to pets and people during their times of need. Together we can make a difference. Questions please contact Sharon at or 727-797-7722 ext 227

Give Day Tampa Bay
12:00 am00:00

Give Day Tampa Bay

  • Humane Society of Pinellas


Give Day Tampa Bay is a 24-hour online giving event in our community.  Your online donation to the Humane Society of Pinellas on May 2nd is a much-appreciated gift that will help us reach our goal of $25,000– AND also help us win up to $12,000 in cash prizes!

For the first time, Give Day Tampa Bay is accepting early donations – you can begin donating NOW.

We are thrilled to announce that thanks to an amazing donor who wishes to remain anonymous, we have a 1-1 match in the form of a challenge grant! Although the challenge grant runs through the end of the year, we hope to raise a quarter of the grant on Give Day! There has literally never been a better time to give!  We will use your generous gifts from this challenge grant to expand our ability to keep pets with low-income people and seniors in our community! Specifically, we will expand three very important programs.

Program #1 is Senior Pet Connection which supports low-income and homebound seniors by making monthly deliveries of pet food and supplies at no-cost. Like a "meals on wheels" for pets, this program allows seniors to provide the level of care they know their pets deserve, without having to leave their home.   Expansion Impact:  Increase program from 150 to 300 homes! 

Program #2 funds our Mobile Medical Unit.  The most at-risk pets for lack of veterinary care, shelter surrender, or even euthanasia, are those cared for by owners on government assistance, limited or fixed income, or those lacking transportation to resources.  We’ve put enough band aids on our aging Mobile Medical Unit. It’s time to replace it! Expansion Impact: Put us back on the Road!

Program #3 supports our Angel Fund. Nearly every day, HSP receives calls from caring pet owners whose pet needs veterinary services but the owner cannot afford it. Our Angel Fund provides medically necessary procedures and preventative care.   Expansion Impact:  Provide 800 services to pets in need!

Select the below link to donate towards our challenge grant for Give Day Tampa Bay. Checks can also be mailed to HSP at 3040 State Road 590, Clearwater, FL, 33759, care of Development/Sharon Boyes. Please indicate Give Day Tampa Bay in the memo line.


Bark at the Ballpark!
5:30 pm17:30

Bark at the Ballpark!

  • Home of the Clearwater Threshers

Bark at the Ball Park offers fun for the entire family including vendors, a pet costume contest, raffles and more. Watch the Clearwater Threshers beat the opposing team right before the dogs take over the field for the traditional running of the bases! 

Thank you so much to our host, sponsors, vendors and guests who come together each year to help the pets that turn to HSP during their time of need. Want to sponsor this year's Bark at the Ballpark? SPONSOR HERE!

Check out photos from Bark at the Ballpark here!

Win a Gift Basket valued over $100 sponsored be Pet Supplies Plus during the Pet & Owner Look a Like contest.  Sign up upon arrival at the HSP booth and get further time details on judging time that will be determined later by the game agenda. 

Bark at the Ballpark would not be possible without our amazing 2017 sponsors!

Fur Affair
6:30 pm18:30

Fur Affair

  • Earthscapes Garden Room

Join us once again at Earthscapes Garden Room for our annual Fur Affair, an elegant and fun evening in which you can enjoy delicious local food and drinks in this outdoor setting that is perfectly accented by twinkling lights and unique landscaping.  Come mingle with other animal lovers while visiting a variety of tasting stations, featuring area restaurants sharing their signature dishes, craft beers and wines, plus sweets, auctions, raffles and more! This event is always "an affair" to remember!

Tickets to attend are $40 pre-order, $50 at the door, and include complimentary food, refreshments and entertainment all evening.

RSVP to Fur Affair now!


For questions regarding Fur Affair, including sponsorship and vendor opportunities, please contact our Director of Development, Twila Cole, at or by calling 727-797-7722 ext. 222.



Thank you to our 2016 sponsors! Saint Pete MRI, Fitz Automall & Helen and David Henwood!

Looking to sponsor at HSP's Fur Affair and earn extra exposure for your business while supporting a good cause? Click here to access the sponsorship form!

Want to be a vendor and show off your culinary or refreshment prowess and help animals at the same time? Click here to access the vendor registration form!

Please submit all forms to Twila Cole at

Pet Festival Tail Gate Pawty and Puppy Bowl
9:00 am09:00

Pet Festival Tail Gate Pawty and Puppy Bowl

  • Carillon Park

Our annual Pet Festival is back! From 9am to 1pm, join us at 300 Carillon Parkway in St Petersburg for demonstrations, shopping, activities and more! This year we celebrate all things Super Bowl with "tail"-gating and our own puppy bowl!

  • Puppy Bowl - football competition with puppies!
  • Sports fan costume contest
  • Crafts and goods from local vendors.
  • Adoptable HSP pets.
  • Local rescue groups with adoptable pets.
  • Fun!!

For more information, contact our Director of Community Relations, Twila Cole, at 727-797-7722 ext. 222 or email her at

Click here to make your online payment as a sponsor or vendor for this event!

Want to be a vendor for the Pet Festival? Complete our vendor form online!

Can't be a vendor, but want to donate towards this event? Complete our donation form here!