Pet Surrender

HSP Supports The Animal Community

The Humane Society of Pinellas is Pinellas County’s largest no-kill animal shelter, taking in over 2,600 animals each year from our community and other shelters. We firmly believe that adoptable animals should never have a time limit, and our staff and volunteers do everything we can to provide the best medical and behavioral support while our furry residents await their new homes.At HSP, we understand that pets are considered family members. We also understand that life situations sometimes prevent pet owners from providing the level of care their animals deserve.

If circumstances arise that make it difficult to care for your pet, the Humane Society of Pinellas has options that can help keep your beloved pet in your home. Our Compassion Counselors are here to help – do not hesitate to ask us how we can help you to keep your pet!

Found a Stray?

If you’ve found a stray, HSP can help. Check out our Lost & Found Pets page for additional information, resources, and to report a found stray.

The Following Information May Be Helpful When Applying For Pet Surrender:

  • Appointments are scheduled every day of the week, except for Wednesdays and holidays when the shelter is closed.
  • All canine surrender appointments are conducted by our Behavior Department to ensure your dog receives the best level of care and training during his or her time with us.
  • Appointments can take anywhere between 30-60 minutes. Being thorough helps your pet!
  • During your appointment, your pet will be medically evaluated and you will complete a Pet Personality Profile with our staff. This profile is intended to give us enough information to give your pet the best care and to set him or her up for success in the adoptive home.
  • HSP has a surrender fee of $50 for dogs and cats, $75 for litters of puppies or kittens and $25 for small animals, such as rabbits and hamsters. These fees help us with the cost of caring for your pet, which is over $500 per animal.
  • Applications are reviewed daily and our Admissions Department will contact you within 24-48 hours.

Need More Info?

For pet surrender questions and additional information, contact our Admissions Department at [email protected] or call (727) 797-7722 ext. 232.


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