Pawlease let the dawgs out 🐾

Celebrate National Shelter Dog month by bringing a new furry friend home.

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Kyle, a newly minted Tampa resident, recently adopted Petey.

Photo by @humanesocietytampa

October marks the beginning of National Shelter Dog month. And right now Tampa Bay’s animal shelters are stuffed to the brim with doggos looking for furever homes.

Here’s some places to adopt your future best friend in Tampa Bay:

🐶 The Humane Society of Tampa Bay, 3607 N. Armenia Ave. Sun.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Through Friday, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay is waiving adoptions fees for pups 30 pounds and up.
🐶 SPCA Tampa Bay, 3250 5th Ave. N., St. Petersburg Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Browse adoptable dogs on the org’s website before stopping in to adopt at one of their two Pinellas locations.
🐶 Heidi’s Legacy Dog Rescue, 3690 W. Gandy Blvd #416 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
This shelter allows you to both foster or adopt pups of all ages.
🐶 Pet Pal Animal Shelter, 405 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Adopt here, and you can get discounted training classes + other perks.

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