Animals & Pets

Pinellas County provides education outreach, adoption and enforcement services to the community with the goal of protecting public safety and advancing animal welfare.

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County Pet Licenses / Tags

In Pinellas County, it is required by law that pet owners obtain a license for their cats and dogs. Each dog and…

Stray and Feral Cats

Free-roaming cats, also known as community cats, can present a health and safety challenge to residents and to the cats themselves. To…

Animal Services Enforcement

Our animal control officers stay busy providing coverage to the community seven days a week. Pinellas County Animal Services only has one…

Local Adoption Shelter List

List of contact information for local adoption shelters in Pinellas County

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Animal Services resumes dog adoption and intake following virus

Pinellas County Animal Services is resuming full dog operations beginning Wednesday, Jan. 18, after all dogs have recovered following treatment for canine pneumovirus....


BCC updates ordinance governing retail sale of dogs or cats

The Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) on Tuesday passed a series of updates to its animal ordinance that will ban......


Pinellas County Animal Services earns $10,000 grant for inclusive practices

Maddie’s Fund and the Michaelson Found Animal Foundation have awarded Pinellas County Animal Services a $10,000 grant for piloting the “Best Overall Effort” to open doors to adopters and volunteers and welcome the entire community during their Open Arms Challenge....


#BettyWhiteChallenge sees 55 pets adopted from Animal Services

Thanks to the compassion and support of the community, Pinellas County Animal Services saw 55 pets adopted and $4,347.79 received in donations......


BCC approves 2022 State Legislative Program

The Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners approved its 2022 State Legislative Program on Tuesday, laying out the Board’s guiding principles and......