These Tampa-based canines are up for adoption and in need of a good home

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Looking to add a new companion to the family? There are dozens of lovable pups up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Tampa, so you won't have to look far to find the perfect fit.

Hoodline used data from Petfinder to power this roundup of dogs available for adoption near you. Read on to meet some friendly, furry locals.

(Details like pet availability, training, vaccinations and other features are based on data provided by Petfinder and may be subject to change; contact the shelter for the latest information.)


Diesel, pit bull terrier and hound mix

Diesel is a handsome male pit bull terrier and hound mix currently residing at Paw Print Hearts, Inc.

Diesel will get along great with other dogs. He's already neutered and vaccinated. Have no fear: Diesel is already house-trained and crate-trained.

Notes from Diesel's caretakers:

Apply to adopt Diesel today at Petfinder.

Sheba, Plott hound and German shepherd mix

Sheba is a lovable female Plott hound and German shepherd mix in the care of Furever Yours Pet Rescue and Placement Services.

Sheba loves to socialize — she's happy to keep company with kids, cats and dogs. Sheba is spayed, microchipped and vaccinated. She's already house-trained.

Notes from Sheba's caretakers:

Read more about how to adopt Sheba on Petfinder.

Kota, Akita

Kota is a lovable female Akita dog currently residing at Paw Print Hearts, Inc.

Kota has been vaccinated and spayed. She is already house-trained.

Notes from Kota's caretakers:

Apply to adopt Kota today at Petfinder.

Duke, black mouth cur mix

Duke is a male black mouth cur mix staying at Paw Print Hearts, Inc.

Duke gets along well with other dogs. Have no fear: He's already house-trained. Duke is already neutered and vaccinated.

Notes from Duke's caretakers:

Read more about how to adopt Duke on Petfinder.

Maxx, retriever and hound mix

Maxx is a lovable male retriever and hound mix being kept at Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

Maxx's vaccinations are up to date, and he is neutered.

From Maxx's current caretaker:

Apply to adopt Maxx today at Petfinder.

Corky, hound mix

Corky is a male hound mix currently residing at Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

Corky is already neutered, and he has had all of his shots.

Corky's current caretakers say:

Read more about how to adopt Corky on Petfinder.


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Diesel is a handsome guy who is active and needs a yard where he can play. 

Sheba is a chilled out, sweet girl who absolutely adores children. She is seven years old and weighs 55 pounds. Her owner became ill and could no longer care for her, so she is in foster care. The ideal home is calm but fun and has children or grandchildren.

This three-and-a-half-year-old gal is a typical Akita. She's very loyal and gets attached to her family. She's not a fan of dog beds and prefers sleeping on floor. She loves to be brushed and will stand for a long time just letting you brush her. We want to place her in a home without younger children, but older kids are fine. 

Duke gets along with kids and other dogs but has never been around cats. When it comes to playtime, he loves toys and being in the water. He has lots of energy, so a house with a yard is ideal.

Maxx still has lots of puppy energy, so he needs a patient family who is willing to train him and help him stay active. 

Corky needs to be adopted by someone who has experience with large, strong breeds and doesn't have any small children in the home, as he can play pretty rough and has lots of energy. If you have an existing canine, it's best for you to bring him or her over for a visit to be sure you all become fast friends.