Supporting Tampa Bay’s Pet Community
Thousands of pet owners live in the Tampa Bay area, and there is often an uptick in pet-focused festivities and fundraisers during springtime. Unfortunately, many events are being canceled or postponed. This means fundraising opportunities have been lost for many pet organizations. If you want to help support the pet community, our real estate team has a list of ideas for you.
Pet-Focused Festivities around Tampa Bay
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), event information is fluid and often changing. Please confirm details with event organizers regarding any cancellations, time/date changes, or rescheduling. If you find certain events to be canceled, simply consider making a donation to a local pet non-profit to show your support.
-Pet Walk Fundraiser – CHECK OFFICIAL SITES FOR UPDATES: SPCA Tampa Bay (spcatampabay.org) had planned to host Pet Walk 2020 on April 18, from 8 a.m. to noon. This family friendly day is one of SPCA Tampa Bay’s biggest fundraising events with food, music, costume contests, and more. Check with event organizers for updates or donation opportunities
-Florida Wiener Dog Derby – CHECK OFFICIAL SITES FOR UPDATES: As a part of the weekend festivities of Tampa Riverfest, the Florida Wiener Dog’s 11th Annual Derby Event was set for May 2 at Curtis Hixon Waterfront in downtown Tampa. This non-profit’s daylong derby was planned to start at 10 a.m. with races and contests, but check with event organizers for updates or donation opportunities.
-Puppy Love Benefit – CHECK OFFICIAL SITES FOR UPDATES: The 18th Annual Puppy Love Benefit was set for May 9, from 6 to 10 p.m. in St. Petersburg, to benefit Pet Pal Animal Shelter. Dinner, raffles and an auction was planned to benefit Pet Pal Animal Shelter, but check with event organizers for updates or donation opportunities.
-TICA Cat Show – CHECK OFFICIAL SITES FOR UPDATES: This International Allbreed Cat Show was set for 9 a.m. on May 16 and 17 in Largo, featuring feline education, world-renowned judging, and all of your favorite breeds. The International Cat Association (TICA) is considered the world’s largest genetic cat registry, and their events are touted as a “Cat Lovers Paradise.” Check with event organizers for updates or donation opportunities.
Adoptions, Rescues, and Resource Centers
More time at home means more time to enjoy a new pet. For information about adoptions or other donation opportunities, we suggest reaching out to one of our area’s local shelters, resource centers, or rescues. A few local facilities include:
-Hillsborough County Animal Services (Tampa)
-Humane Society of Tampa Bay (Tampa)
-SPCA Tampa Bay (Largo)
-Pinellas County Animal Services (Largo)
-Humane Society of Pinellas (Clearwater)
-Friends of Strays No Kill Animal Shelter (St. Petersburg)
-Pasco County Animal Services (Land O’ Lakes)
-Humane Society of Pasco County (Spring Hill)