“Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.”  

- Karen Davison

The Humane Society of Pinellas is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has been caring for animals and our community since 1949. Not just an adoption agency, the Humane Society of Pinellas provides life-saving care and services to help keep pets and people together.


Our Mission

To strengthen the bonds between pets and people by offering an enriching environment for our animals, providing learning opportunities for our community, and matching the right animal to the right forever home.

We are a unified team that is passionate, respectful, and responsible for the pets and people in our shelter and community. We embrace positive change to support our no-kill policy and reduce euthanasia in our community.

The Humane Society of Pinellas received four stars, the highest possible rating, from Charity Navigator. This means that HSP is transparent in our operations, we respect donor privacy, and that everything we do supports our mission to end pet homelessness in Pinellas County.


As an independent 501c3 non-profit organization, we receive no government funding and everything we do is only possible with the support of our generous donors. Whether you want to sponsor a specific program, or make a general donation, all contributions are greatly appreciated and help us move one step closer towards Pinellas County being a no-kill community.

What We've Achieved

  • We cannot do this alone. Ending pet homelessness is everyone's responsibility. The Humane Society of Pinellas partners with other Tampa Bay area shelters, such as Pinellas County Animal Services, the SPCA of Tampa Bay, Hillsborough Pet Resource Center, and more, to move towards a community in which no animal is euthanized due to lack of space or resources.
  • We are a transparent shelter, meaning we share what we do with our community. Click here to view our shelter statistics
  • The Humane Society of Pinellas collaborates with lawmakers to promote animal-centric regulations that help protect Pinellas County pets.

Want to learn more about HSP? Check out our Paw Prints Newsletter !