Rent a Dog Program

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Rent a DogThe adoptable dogs at SPCA Florida located in Lakeland, Florida are waiting and ready to go on a doggie date with you!

Dogs of all shapes, sizes, and ages are available to “rent” at no charge to you.

This allows the dogs to interact with spaces outside of the adoption center and give the dogs more exposure with potential adopters.

It also gives those wanting animal interactions to plan a fun, safe adventure for their “rented” dog.


Where will you take your rent a dog?

  • Local Park
  • Lake Mirror Promenade
  • Downtown Lakeland for a puppuccino
  • Benson’s Canine Cookies for a free cookie

The possibilities are endless!

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.

1. 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 rent a dog. Make a note of 1- 3 dogs you want to take out and:

2. Email our program coordinator ([email protected]) the following:
• Your name
• Your driver’s license #
• Your 3 dog choices
• Phone number and email address
• Date and Shift (AM or PM) or time you are available to pick up your doggie

3. We will contact you within 24 hours!



Is there a fee?  There is no fee to participate in the Rent a Dog program – 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.

How long can I keep my rent a dog?  For as little as one hour up to a maximum of 4 hours. This allows the dogs to still be available for visitors who may want to give them a forever home!

Where do I pick up my rent a dog?  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 animal can find another playmate.

For more information or questions, please contact us at:  [email protected]

Pick-up Times*Drop-off Times*
MORNING : 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
AFTERNOON : 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM3:00 – 3:30 PM

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


For more information about these pups and all of our adoptable animals, please visit our
Adopt a Dog page or our Adopt a Cat page!



Made possible by a grant from Maddie’s Fund®

Ready to pick out your rent a dog? Click on the pup’s picture & read the description of the animal. Animals ready for dates will be identified in their descriptions.