Hillsborough County Dog Adoption Event

PLANT CITY, Fla. — If you’re in the Tampa Bay area and dreaming of adding a furry friend to your family, you’re in luck! The Petco Love Mega Pet Adoption Event is happening at the Strawberry Festival Grounds in Plant City from Friday to Sunday.

This event is a fantastic opportunity to find your new ‘fur’-ever friend, as more than 500 dogs from eight municipal and county shelters will be available until June 25. The best part? These dogs come fully vaccinated, spayed/neutered, microchipped, and all adoption fees are waived.

Location: Strawberry Festival Grounds, 2508 W. Oak Ave., Plant City Event Hours:

  • Friday: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Participating Shelters and Animal Services:

  • Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center
  • Pasco County Animal Services
  • Hernando County Animal Services
  • Manatee County Animal Services
  • Polk County Animal Services
  • Orange County Animal Services
  • Sumter County Animal Services
  • Marion County Animal Services

This adoption event is especially significant considering the current challenges faced by pet shelters across the country. In recent years, the number of animals entering shelters has outpaced adoptions, resulting in overcrowding. The Pet Resource Center highlighted this issue in a news release, stating a nationwide increase of about 7% in animals coming to shelters compared to those finding homes.

According to Chelsea Waldeck, Senior Supervisor of Volunteer Services, various factors such as the housing crisis and economic downturn contribute to this situation. Therefore, an event like the Petco Love Mega Pet Adoption is monumental, allowing a substantial number of animals to find loving homes simultaneously.

The positive impact of this adoption event is already evident, with many families finding their new furry companions on the first day. Asia Eason, one of the happy adopters, expressed her excitement, mentioning how having another animal in the house would bring joy and add structure to their routine.

Don’t miss this opportunity to make a difference in a dog’s life while enriching your own. Head over to the Strawberry Festival Grounds in Plant City and find your “paw”-fect pooch. Remember, adoption is a wonderful way to bring love, joy, and companionship into your home.

Key Points:

  • Petco Love Mega Pet Adoption Event happening at the Strawberry Festival Grounds in Plant City from Friday to Sunday.
  • Over 500 vaccinated, spayed/neutered, and microchipped dogs are available for adoption with waived fees.
  • Event hours: Friday (12 p.m. – 6 p.m.), Saturday (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.), and Sunday (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.).
  • Participating shelters include Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center, Pasco County Animal Services, Hernando County Animal Services, Manatee County Animal Services, Polk County Animal Services, Orange County Animal Services, Sumter County Animal Services, and Marion County Animal Services.
  • Overcrowding in pet shelters across the country has prompted the need for adoption events like this.
  • Many families have already found their new furry companions during the event, bringing joy and structure to their lives.

Source: wtsp.com