Tampa Pets Up For Adoption: Meet Elsa, Athena, Sky & More

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Want to add to your family and do something good for the Tampa community at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter! Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many local animals are still looking for their forever homes and animal shelters still working to fulfill adoptions. There are […]

Want to add to your family and do something good for the Tampa community at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter! Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many local animals are still looking for their forever homes and animal shelters still working to fulfill adoptions.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home in Florida — and many are located within driving distance. In the search for a lovable new family pet, consider starting at a local shelter like Mercy Full Project, where Goose the dog is waiting patiently. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed in appropriate homes.

Need some help in your search? Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We put together a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a dog person, you might like ELSA, a Chihuahua up for adoption. Or if cats are more your thing, there are several great cats available, too. Click on any listing for more information, or to start the adoption process.

Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected]

  • Name: ELSA
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Mercy Full Project, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet ELSA! -Female -Approximately 1 year old -Chihuahua MIX ELSA is: -Loving -Friendly -Shy -Sweet/Kind -Crate trained -Potty trained -Leash…” Learn more

  • Name: ATHENA
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Mercy Full Project, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Mastiff American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet ATHENA! -Female -Approximately 5 years old -Mastiff/Stafford MIX ATHENA is: -Energetic -Playful -Loving -Friendly -Shy -Sweet/Kind -Crate trained -Potty…” Learn more

  • Name: SKY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Mercy Full Project, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Boxer
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet SKY! -Female -Approximately 7 months old -Boxer MIX Sky is: -Kind -Energetic -Playful -Skittish -Loving -Friendly -Sweet/Kind -Potty trained…” Learn more

  • Name: BARBS
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Mercy Full Project, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier Boxer Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet BARBS! -Female -Approximately 1 year old -Stafford MIX Barbs is: -Energetic -Playful -Loving -Nurturing -Submissive -Nervous/Anxious -Friendly -Shy -Crate…” Learn more

  • Name: GOOSE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Mercy Full Project, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet GOOSE! -Male -Approximately 5 months old -Lab/Stafford MIX Goose is: -Energetic -Playful -Dominant -Friendly -Sweet/Kind -Curious -Adventurous -Crate trained…” Learn more

  • Name: Betty Boots
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I’m Betty Boots and I’m here at the HSTB waiting to be rescued. My previous owner says I’m very kind…” Learn more

  • Name: King 2
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I am a sensitive pal who needs a moment to learn that you’re a friend. Once I’m feeling safe and…” Learn more

  • Name: Bali
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, American
  • Description: “I am a socially nervous bunny, I might not be the first bunny to approach you, but with the right…” Learn more

  • Name: Squeek
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Guinea Pig
  • Description: “Hi there I am one of the cute guinea pigs at HSTB. Come see me soon.” Learn more

  • Name: Dior
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Guinea Pig
  • Description: “Hey there! Wait, did someone say hay?! Feed me some hay and I’ll be your best friend for life, I…” Learn more

  • Name: Eeyore
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Long Hair Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “Not gonna lie, I am a pretty amazing cat and I am willing to give you some of my time….” Learn more

  • Name: Travis
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Swipe right for a good time (or come visit me at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay!)” Learn more

  • Name: Kayla
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Are you looking to add a new fuzzy member your family? Look no further! I’m here at the Humane Society…” Learn more

  • Name: Leo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Not gonna lie, I am a pretty amazing cat and I am willing to give you some of my time….” Learn more

  • Name: Paige
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I am a sensitive pal who needs a moment to learn that you’re a friend. Once I’m feeling safe and…” Learn more

  • Name: Chad
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hey there, I’m Precious Boy! I’m playful and lovable! They I’m looking for my furrever home and I hope that…” Learn more

  • Name: Brooklyn
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Not gonna lie, I am a pretty amazing cat and I am willing to give you some of my time….” Learn more

  • Name: Himes
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Not gonna lie, I am a pretty amazing cat and I am willing to give you some of my time….” Learn more

  • Name: King
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Interested in sharing a Kong full of peanut butter? Come meet me at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.” Learn more

  • Name: Mia
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hey everyone, I’m Mia and I’m here at the HSTB in search of a loving family. I’m a bit shy…” Learn more

  • Name: Toby 2
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I am looking for something purr-manent. Are you the one? Let’s make it official!” Learn more

  • Name: Winnie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Female, Retriever
  • Description: “Hi there my name is Winnie! I am one of the adult dogs for adoption at HSTB. My owners needed…” Learn more

  • Name: Gabby
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Retriever Hound Mix
  • Description: “I am: the cutest alarm clock, the greatest personal trainer, the sneakiest sock stealer, and the bestest best friend in…” Learn more

  • Name: Miles
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Retriever
  • Description: “Hello. My name is Miles. I’m looking for my forever home here at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. When…” Learn more

  • Name: Soldier
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I am looking for something purr-manent. Are you the one? Let’s make it official!” Learn more

  • Name: Stella
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Shepherd
  • Description: “Hello. My name is Stella. I’m looking for my forever home here at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. When…” Learn more

  • Name: Watson
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
  • Description: “I am a sensitive pal who needs a moment to learn that you’re a friend. Once I’m feeling safe and…” Learn more

  • Name: Belle
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Hello. My name is Belle. I’m looking for my forever home here at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Please…” Learn more

  • Name: Godwin
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “I am: the cutest alarm clock, the greatest personal trainer, the sneakiest sock stealer, and the bestest best friend in…” Learn more

  • Name: Link
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I am a sensitive pal who needs a moment to learn that you’re a friend. Once I’m feeling safe and…” Learn more

  • Name: Patty
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Hi everyone, I’m Patty and I’m a sweet older gal in need of a loving furrever home. Come and visit…” Learn more

  • Name: Gordy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Retriever Hound Mix
  • Description: “I am a firm believer that if everyone had a puppy, the world would be a much brighter place. I…” Learn more

  • Name: Tom 2
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “I am: the cutest alarm clock, the greatest personal trainer, the sneakiest sock stealer, and the bestest best friend in…” Learn more

  • Name: Kylo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Interested in sharing a Kong full of peanut butter? Come meet me at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.” Learn more

  • Name: Vita
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “I am: the cutest alarm clock, the greatest personal trainer, the sneakiest sock stealer, and the bestest best friend in…” Learn more

  • Name: Belle
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Hi everyone my name is Belle and I’m looking for my forever home. My previous family said I’m a little…” Learn more

  • Name: Charlie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Golden Retriever Standard Poodle Mix
  • Description: “Interested in sharing a Kong full of peanut butter? Come meet me at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.” Learn more

  • Name: Eliza
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “If my big, sweet eyes aren’t enough to win you over, my cute personality is sure to do the trick!” Learn more

  • Name: Elijah
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “If my big, sweet eyes aren’t enough to win you over, my cute personality is sure to do the trick!” Learn more

  • Name: Gonzo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Retriever Hound Mix
  • Description: “I am a firm believer that if everyone had a puppy, the world would be a much brighter place. I…” Learn more

  • Name: Mazzy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Chihuahua Shih Tzu Mix
  • Description: “I am single and ready to mingle!” Learn more

  • Name: Willow 2
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I am looking for something purr-manent. Are you the one? Let’s make it official!” Learn more

  • Name: Grover
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Retriever Hound Mix
  • Description: “I am a firm believer that if everyone had a puppy, the world would be a much brighter place. I…” Learn more

  • Name: Willow
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Not gonna lie, I am a pretty amazing cat and I am willing to give you some of my time….” Learn more

  • Name: Marcus
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, American
  • Description: “Hi there, I’m Marcus and I’m a floppy ear’d bunny waiting to find a loving home. Come and visit me…” Learn more

  • Name: Ian
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Shepherd
  • Description: “Hello. My name is Ian. I’m looking for my forever home here at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. When…” Learn more

  • Name: Brady
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “I am: the cutest alarm clock, the greatest personal trainer, the sneakiest sock stealer, and the bestest best friend in…” Learn more

  • Name: Gabe
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Retriever Hound Mix
  • Description: “I am a firm believer that if everyone had a puppy, the world would be a much brighter place. I…” Learn more

  • Name: Darcy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “I am: the cutest alarm clock, the greatest personal trainer, the sneakiest sock stealer, and the bestest best friend in…” Learn more

  • Name: Scout
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Catahoula Leopard Dog
  • Description: “Hello. My name is Scout. I’m looking for my forever home here at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. When…” Learn more

  • Name: Sunshine
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Rebels Rescue Inc, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Calico Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Say hello to sweet Sunshine, and absolute love bug…” Learn more

  • Name: Lily
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Piba Foundation, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Lily is available for foster-to-adopt. She will be spayed and vaccinated on 2/20. This is Lily! She came to us…” Learn more

  • Name: Ranger
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Piba Foundation, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Ranger! This little senior guy is looking for a family who is willing to open their hearts and home…” Learn more

  • Name: Allie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Heidis Legacy Dog Rescue Inc, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Hound Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Please only send inquires to the email in this bio all others will not be answered. Please read the bio…” Learn more

  • Name: Xena
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Heidis Legacy Dog Rescue Inc, Tampa, FL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Please only send inquires to the email in this bio all others will not be answered. Please read the bio…” Learn more

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