Pinellas shelter waives adoption fees for large dogs

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Adoption fees for large breed dogs are currently being waived at Pinellas County Animal Services due to a high number of dogs in the adoption center.

There were 103 dogs initially available for adoption. Fees will be waived for large breed dogs until the population of dogs is reduced at the shelter. A list of adoptable cats and dogs is available here.

As of Oct. 28, 44 dogs are left and they are ready to go home with you.

All adoptable dogs and cats receive a medical checkup, spaying/neutering, vaccinations, internal and external parasite control, heartworm tests, feline leukemia testing and microchipping, valued at $200.

“The shelter occasionally experiences a high number of adoptable pets,” said Doug Brightwell, director of Pinellas County Animal Services. “We rely on our community to help us find forever homes for our wonderful shelter cats and dogs.”

Adoption counselors will be on hand to ensure that the right pet goes to the right family.

Pinellas County Animal Services is located at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo.

Regular hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., with the adoption center closing at 5:30 p.m. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and services include adoptions. Rabies vaccinations are administered on Thursdays from 1- 4 p.m. The facility is closed on all Pinellas County holidays.

For information on how to adopt, donate or volunteer, join Pinellas County Animal Services on Facebook. To learn more about the shelter, go here or call (727) 582-2600. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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