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Adoptable dogs at SPCA Florida in Lakeland, Florida are hoping to go on a Doggie Date with you!

Take one of our dogs on a date for a few hours!

Please see below for our available candidates for Doggie Dates. 

This fun opportunity is perfect for those wanting to see what it’s like to have a dog, those who can’t have a pet of their own, or just want someone to hang out with.


The Doggie Dates also allow the dogs to interact with spaces outside of the adoption center, help relieve stress, and give them more exposure to potential adopters.

Starting March 1, 2022, there will be a $10 rental fee for the doggy dates. 

SPCA Florida Doggy Doggie Date

Where will you go with your Doggie Date?

We will provide a sheet with ideas, including:

  • Visiting a local park (no dog parks)

  • Walking around Lake Hollingsworth

  • Downtown Lakeland window shopping

  • Visiting Starbucks for a Puppuccino

  • Going to Benson’s Canine Cookies for a free treat

  • Netflix at your place (if your home doesn't have dogs/cats)


The possibilities are endless!

Each dog comes with everything you need for your date, including information about the dog, a sheet with suggestions on what to do, a harness and martingale collar, and a bowl for water. 

For the safety of the dogs and you, interactions with other animals are not allowed on Doggie Dates, including dog parks and taking them home to meet your dog or cat. If you're interested in adopting but have a dog at home, please set up a meet and greet prior to adopting. Thank you for understanding!

If you have any questions, please call the Adoption Center at 863-577-4616


1. If you would like to take a specific dog, please scroll down to see a list of our adoptable dogs. If you'd like to be matched with a dog, please continue to fill out the form in the second step. 

2. Follow this link and fill out the form for your Doggie Date! 

3. We will contact you within 24 hours! 


Please note that you will receive a confirmation email prior to the Doggie Date. 

Doggie-Date Time Schedule

Pick-up Times*

MORNING: 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

AFTERNOON: 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Drop-off Times*

MORNING: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

AFTERNOON: 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a fee?  There is a $10 rental fee that is used to cover our staff time and expenses for the program. We would also love it if you provide photos and/or videos of your adventures.

How are you ensuring the dogs’ safety?  We are vetting folks, in the same manner, we would a foster family who usually have multiple SPCA Florida animals for weeks on end. Safety is our #1 priority for all of our animals.

How long can I keep my Doggie Date?  For as little as one hour up to four hours. 

Where do I pick up my Doggie Date?  Please pick up your doggie date at the Adoption Center.

What can I expect when I arrive?  When picking up your friend, the Adoption Center staff will go over safety, restrictions, and other necessary information for both you and the pup to have a safe, healthy day. You will complete and sign a waiver. Each dog will come with a bag that tells you about the dog, a sheet with suggestions on what to do, a harness and martingale collar, and a bowl for water.

What if I need to cancel?  Please give us a 24-hour notice so the dog can find another playmate.

For more information or questions, please contact us at:

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Ready to pick out your Doggie Date?


Here are our dogs available for Doggie Dates! 

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