SPCA Florida offering reduced adoption fees for Clear The Shelters

Clear the Shelters

LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) – The SPCA Florida is one of many agencies offering reduced adoption fees during the Clear the Shelters event on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SPCA Florida will offer a reduced adoption fee at all locations, including SPCA Florida Campus, Orlando Cat Café and Petco Lakeland.  

Adoption fees for cats, kittens and dogs are $40 during the event. Two kittens can be adopted for $60.

According to SPCA Florida, all pets are fully vetted, vaccinated and microchipped. 

NBC and Telemundo-owned stations are teaming up with hundreds of shelters across the country to host the fifth annual Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, Aug. 17 to help find loving homes for animals in need. More than 250,000 pets found their forever homes since 2015.

In an effort to get more animals adopted, SPCA Florida has started participating in a kitten yoga program.

The first-ever event was held Thursday evening at Spring Lane Ranch in Lakeland. According to the shelter, all kittens are available for adoption and forever yoga partnerships.

SPCA Florida has also expanded its Rent-A-Dog Program to seven days a week. Dogs of all shapes, sizes, and ages can be “rented” free of charge for people looking to devote a day for a doggie date.

The program allows the dogs to interact with people and spaces outside of the shelter.

Families and students who cannot foster or adopt an animal have an opportunity to interact with a dog and plan a fun, safe adventure for their “rented” friend.

The program is encouraged even for families not ready to adopt, but who want to spend time with a furry friend. Participants and doggie date can enjoy an outing for three to four hours.

To view available dogs for the Rent A Dog Program, click here.

SPCA Florida is also in need of financial, foster, and adoption support. To help, click here.


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Clear The Shelters

Shelters near you

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) - Thousands of pets are looking for their forever homes and News Channel 8 is On Your Side helping to make that happen in the Tampa Bay area.

We are teaming up with hundreds of shelters across the country to host Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive from Aug. 1 through Aug. 31, featuring virtual pet adoptions to make it easy for people to donate online to participating shelters and rescues.

More than 150,000 pets found their forever homes since 2015 and we want to add to the number.

Find a shelter near you:

  • Pasco County Animal Services, 19640 Dogpatch Lane, Land O'Lakes
  • Paw Warriors, Inc., 355 Spring Time Street, Spring Hill
  • Pinellas County Animal Services, 12450 Ulmerton Road, Largo
  • Cat Haven Rescue, Inc, 1231 Bruce B. Downs Blvd, Wesley Chapel
  • Cat Haven Rescue, Inc - Pasco, 8529 Little Road, New Port Richey
  • SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave N, Largo
  • Bishop Animal Shelter SPCA of Manatee County, 5718 21st Ave West, Bradenton
  • Hernando County Animal Services, 19450 Oliver Street, Brooksville
  • SPCA Florida, 5850 Brannen Rd S, Lakeland
  • Barking Out Loud Rescues, Inc, 300 N Lake Drive, Lorida
  • Precious Paws Rescue, Inc., Citrus County Florida, 5164 S. Florida Avenue, Inverness
  • Humane Society of Pinellas, 3040 State Road 590, Clearwater
  • Hernando County SPCA, 9075 Grant St, Brooksville
  • St Francis Society, PO Box 261614, Tampa
  • Humane Society of Tampa Bay, 3607 N Armenia Avenue, Tampa
  • Rebels Rescue, Petco 136 S. West shore Blvd, Tampa
  • SPCA Suncoast, 7734 Congress Street, New Port Richey
  • Friends of Strays Animal Shelter, 2911 47th Avenue North, St. Petersburg
  • Florida English Bulldog Rescue, P.O. Box 754, Odessa
  • The Humane Society of Polk County, Inc, 3195 Dundee Rd, Winter Haven
  • The Humane Society of Sarasota County, 2331 15th Street, Sarasota
  • Hands Helping Paws Rescue Inc., 53 W Bay Blvd S, Lake Wales
  • Humane Society of Manatee County, 2515 14th Avenue W, Bradenton
  • Highlands County Sheriffs Animal Services, 7300 Haywood Taylor Blvd, Sebring
  • Manatee County Animal Services, 305 25th St W, Palmetto
  • SPCA Suncoast, 7734 Congress Street, New Port Richey
  • Citrus County Animal Services, 4030 S. Airport Rd, Inverness
  • St Francis Society, PO Box 261614, Tampa
  • SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave N, Largo
  • Polk County Sheriff's Office Animal Control, 7115 De Castro Rd, Winter Haven
  • The Greener Side Haven, Inc., 3892 N Lecanto Hwy, Beverly Hills
  • Humane Society at Lakewood Ranch, 26920 Gopher Hill Road, Myakka City

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