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 Monday thru Friday between the hours of 9am and 5:30pm; and Saturday between 9am and 1pm. We do not schedule appointments on 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 $75 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.

Please click the button below to complete the pet surrender application as accurately and honestly as possible. The Humane Society of Pinellas is a managed admission, no-kill facility. Because of our no time limit policy, we can only accept animals that we can currently accommodate. This is dependent on space, foster home availability, staff time, and budget. We believe in giving our pets everything we can and therefore we only accept pets whose needs we are able to meet. Detailed and honest information is crucial to our placement process. Undesirable behaviors and medical issues do not necessarily prevent placement; however, not disclosing them may.

The Admissions Department books by appointment only. Please do not abandon your pet on our property! All abandoned pets have to go to Pinellas County Animal Services and sit for a stray-hold period. We know you are looking at our site because you want your pet to receive the best level of care.

We are dedicated to helping you keep your pet and we understand that 30-40% of surrendered pets could remain in the home with assistance. During the surrender process, we will offer you resources to help you keep your pet, such as free pet food, veterinary care, behavior advice and training, and much more. Do not hesitate to let us know how we can help you and your pet stay together!

Please allow 24-72 hours for our Admissions team to review your application and respond. The Admissions Department is closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Holidays. For questions or to check on the status of your application, please contact the Admissions Department at Admi[email protected] or by calling (727) 797-7722 ext. 232.

Need More Info?

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