St. Francis Society is a privately owned, all volunteer organization. We have strict guidelines for adoption approval and our volunteers have the right to refuse adoption applicants based on their own judgment.

Note: All of our animals are spay/neutered before they are adopted.

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Cats & Kittens

Some of our cats ready for adoption can be seen at the following Adoption Center locations:

PetSmart Citrus Park located at 12835 Citrus Park Dr. Adoption counselors are onsite for adoptions Saturday from 11:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. Cats are onsite 7 days a week.

PetSmart South Tampa, located at 1540 N Dale Mabry Hwy. Cats and adoption counselors are onsite for adoptions Saturday from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

PetSmart Brandon, located at 11331 Causeway Blvd. Cats and adoption counselors are onsite for adoptions Saturday from 11:00am to 3:00pm and Sunday from Noon to 4:00pm only.

Petco Carrollwood, located at 13127 North Dale Mabry Highway. Cats and adoption counselors are onsite for adoptions Saturday from 11:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday from noon to 3:00pm only.

Pet Supermarket Brandon, located at 845 E Bloomingdale Ave. Pet Supermarket management can assist with an adoption during business hours. Cats are onsite 7 days a week.



Click to view our many dogs ready for adoption

Dogs & Puppies

St. Francis dogs/puppies live in foster homes and can be seen on BY APPOINTMENT ONLY on Saturday-Sunday at our Citrus Park Petsmart location, between the hours of 12:00pm and 5:00pm. It is, however, up to our foster families to bring the foster dogs to PetSmart based on their individual schedules. Please understand, our fosters are volunteers and not paid for the work they do in animal rescue. Foster schedules must be verified before visiting Petsmart to ensure meeting the pooch you are interested in.

Before you make the final decision to adopt, please take the time to consider the following questions:

Why do you want a pet?

Ask yourself this question before you decide to adopt a pet. There are many reasons why you might want a pet; however, remember that the pet may be with you for 10, 15 or even 20 years. Please be sure that you are willing to commit to caring for a pet for the long term.

Will you be a responsible pet owner?

Obey community leash and licensing laws, id tags, give your pet love, companionship, exercise, a healthy diet and regular veterinary care. All of these things make a responsible pet owner.

Is it a good time for you to adopt a pet?

If you are a student, in the military, or travel frequently, consider waiting until you settle down before adopting. If you have small children under the age of eight, you may want to wait. Children should be mature enough to be responsible pet companions.

Who will care for your pet when you go on vacation?

You will need friends or neighbors reliable enough that you can trust to care for the pet in your absense. Else, you will need money to pay for a pet sitting service or boarding.

Do you have the time to devote to a pet?

Your pets cannot be ignored just because you are tired or busy. They require food, water, exercise, love and companionship every day.

Can you afford a pet?

The costs of pet ownership can be quite high. Expenses for all the things the pet will need can add up quickly. If you are already struggling to make ends meet, you probably should not consider adopting a pet.

Can you deal with the special problems a pet can cause?

Some unfortunate, but common aspects of pet ownership include flea infestations, scratched furniture and unexpected medical emergencies.

Are you allowed to have a pet where you live?

Most especially, if you live in an apartment, there may be restrictions regarding pets. Please make it your business to know what these are before adopting a pet. If you cannot afford a pet deposit or the lease specifically says "No Pets", don't adopt.

Are your living arrangements suitable for the pet?

Choose an animal that will be comfortable in your surroundings. For instance, if you live in an apartment, don't adopt a large dog. Dogs are generally more comfortable in homes that have a fenced yard in which they can have the freedom to get the exercise they need.

Are you prepared to care for the pet for his or her entire life?

When you adopt a pet, you are making a committment to care for the animal for his or her entire lifetime.



Adoption Process

If you would like to adopt an animal, please check our Cats or Dogspage and click on the "Want to Adopt Me?" link next to the animal you are interested in.

Otherwise fill out a Contact Form and tell us what you are looking for.

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