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The Pajama Pawties are currently on hold.
We expect to resume the program during 2022.

Take an adoptable dog home for a Pajama Pawty Sleepover!

If you're looking for the Doggie Dates that are just a few hours long, please click here.

A Pajama Pawty Sleepover is a 2-day sleepover with a shelter dog. Dogs of all shapes, sizes, and ages are available (six months old and up).

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 wants someone to hang out with.

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

Popular Pajama Pawty activities include:

  • Snuggle session on the couch

  • Movie nights

  • Photo shoots around town

  • Play time in the yard

  • Neighborhood walks

The possibilities are endless!

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Each dog comes with everything you need for your sleepover, including information about the dog, a sheet with suggestions on what to do, a harness and martingale collar, food, bowls, toys, and a crate if desired.

If you already have a dog at home, we would like you to bring them in for a meet-and-greet before the sleepover, to make sure they will get along. We would also like to see the vaccination records, so we know they're up-to-date on their rabies and DHPP vaccines. 


1. If you would like to take a specific dog, please scroll down to see a list of our adoptable dogs. Click to read the dog’s bio to see if that dog is available for a Pajama Pawty and make a note of your top three choices. If you would like to be matched with a dog by a staff member, just fill out the form in the next step.

2. Follow this link and fill out the form for your Pajama PawtyThe Pajama Pawties are currently on hold. We expect them to start up again during 2022.

3. We will contact you within 24 hours!

Pajama Pawty Time Schedule

Pick-up Times*

MORNING: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

AFTERNOON: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop-off Times*

MORNING: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM

AFTERNOON: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

*We are flexible and can accommodate your schedule for alternate pick-up and drop-off times.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a fee?  There is no fee to participate – all we ask is that you provide photos and/or videos of your adventures. If you want, we’d would be thrilled if those participating donated $1 to our Guardian Angel Fund. This fund helps the animals in dire need of medical care.

Is this all SPCA’s in Florida?  No. Despite the name, we are one location in Florida. We are located in Lakeland, Florida.

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.

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How long can I keep my Pajama Pawty?  the maximum is 2 nights. If you’re looking for a dog to hang out with for just a few hours, read about our Doggie Dates!

Where do I pick up my Pajama Pawty buddy?  Please park in the Medical Center parking lot. Walk around the Medical Center building (side closest to the back fence) and continue walking on the pavement until you reach the gate to the kennel area. A staff member will meet you there.

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.

Do I need to do something special if I already have a dog? Yes. Your dog needs to be up-to-date on rabies and DHPP vaccines, and we would like you to come in for a meet-and-greet to make sure the dogs will get along.

For more information or questions, please contact us at:

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Made possible by a grant from Maddie's Fund®


Ready to pick out your Pajama Pawty Date?


Click on the pup's picture and read the description. Dogs ready for a sleepover will be identified in their descriptions.

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