Pet Pal FAQ
Where is Pet Pal Located?
Pet Pal Animal Shelter is conveniently located in midtown St. Petersburg, just 4 blocks south of Central Avenue. Our address is 405 22nd Street South.
What are Pet Pal′s hours of operation?
Pet Pal is open from 11am-4:30pm on Tuesday through Friday, and 10am-4:30pm on Saturday. We are closed on Sunday and Monday.
How long has your shelter been open?
The shelter itself has been open since 2005. However, the organization, formerly Pet Pal Rescue, has been around since the mid 1980’s. Pet Pal was established in Orlando and then moved to St. Petersburg in the 1990’s. We worked with PetSmart until we were able to open the shelter in 2005.
Who is the Executive Director of Pet Pal?
Pet Pal Animal Shelter, Clinic and Thrift Store are supervised by Scott Daly. Mr. Daly has over 20 years experience working with animals in veterinary offices, shelters, and as an animal cruelty investigator.
How do you decide what animals to take?
Because we are a small shelter, we have a limited number of kennels. Therefore, the number of animals that we can safely take in is also limited. Also, much depends on an animal’s individual medical needs. We cannot take animals in if we cannot afford their care and treatment.
What is provided with our new pet?
All of our animals are spayed or neutered (depending on their sex), microchipped, dewormed, vaccinated and medically cleared by our vet.
Why do you need to own a home to adopt some of your dogs?
Certain breeds are considered “dangerous.” While we know that this is a stereotype, insurance companies won’t insure those breeds, and many landlords won’t allow them. Additionally, hound dogs are not good in apartments due to their vocalizations.
Where is Pet Pal Veterinary Clinic located?
Our clinic is located at 1900 34th Street S. (US 19), St. Petersburg. Their hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm and Saturdays from 8am-12pm.
Can I just drop in and bring my animal to the clinic?
Walk-in hours are from 8am-2pm Monday through Friday and 8am-12pm on Saturday. Surgeries are by appointment only.
Are their services free?
No, but they are affordable. Please contact the clinic directly at (727) 328-7729 to inquire about prices. If you happen to get our answering machine, that just means that we are on another line. Please leave a concise message and we will return your call.
Where is the Thrift Store located?
Pet Pal Thrift Store is located at 1500 34th St. N in St. Petersburg. The hours of operation are Wednesday through Sunday 10am-5pm. Proceeds from the store benefit the shelter.
Are you ever in need of volunteers?
We are always in need of volunteers. Keep in mind that shelters are not for the faint of heart. There is a lot of hard work, including kennel scrubbing, laundry, dishes and cleaning up poop. Please see our volunteer page for more details.