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Key West, Florida is known for sandy beaches and sunny skies, but for residents, life is so much better on those sandy beaches and under those sunny skies with their dogs! Many pups in the area don’t have homes, however, and are currently living in the local animal shelter hopefully awaiting a new family.

The Florida Keys SPCA is the only animal shelter in the city of Key West, Florida. The Florida Keys SPCA’s goal is to find forever homes for all adoptable animals in the area. The Florida Keys SPCA is a non-profit organization that is completely independent of any other national humane organization.

This organization is dedicated to providing and promoting the humane treatment of all animals by means of compassionate care, adoption, education, population control, and humane law enforcement. All animals adopted from the Key West SPCA are spayed or neutered before they are sent home with their new families. Members of the community can also come to the SPCA for low-cost or free spays and neuters. Stray cats in the area are spayed and neutered through a catch and release program provided by the shelter.

The Key West SPCA doesn’t turn away any animals, and the staff works as long as it takes to find homes for each of the critters in their care. The organization also takes in birds, rabbits, reptiles, and other rodents that need new homes.

If you are in Key West, Florida, and want to welcome a new pet into your home, call the Key West SPCA today!

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events in Key West

  • Admission $75.00
    Month November
    Duration 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    #1 Spayghetti & No Balls Fundraiser


    Join the Florida Keys SPCA each November for the Spayghetti and No Balls Fundraiser to benefit the spay and neuter clinic at the SPCA.

    The Florida Keys SPCA helps prevent more unwanted pets in the area by spaying and neutering hundreds of animals every year through low cost services. It runs off donations from the local community.

    The event is held at La Trattoria Oceanside, where you will be welcomed with a drink before dining on a six-course meal. There will be a 50/50 raffle and silent auction at the event as well, so be sure to sign up to win prizes.

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  • Admission FREE!
    Month December
    Duration 9 a.m.

    #2 Parade of Paws


    The Parade of Paws held each year in December at Higgs Beach Dog Park in Key West benefits the Animal Care Fund at the Florida Keys SPCA.

    Participants are encouraged to bring their dogs to the dog park to watch the crowning of the King, Queen, Prince, Princess, Duke, or Duchess during the festivities. Winners are selected based on who raised the most money for the Animal Care Fund.

    The event begins at 9 a.m. with check-in and concludes with the parade, which begins at 10 a.m. You won't want to miss the Blessing of the Animals at 9:45 a.m. either!

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  • Admission FREE!
    Month January
    Duration All Day

    #3 Dachshund Walk


    Are you the proud owner of a Dachshund? If so, bring your pup down to Key West's Old Town for a parade in honor of Wiener dogs.

    Each year, about 200 Dachshunds hit the streets of Old Town in fun costumes to celebrate New Year's Eve in style before things gets rowdy that night. The walk begins at noon at the corner of Whitehead and Fleming Streets.

    After the parade, stop by Vino's on Duval to visit the Dachshund Rescue of South Florida for a raffle and dog costume contest from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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  • Admission FREE!
    Duration 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    #4 Yappy Hour at The Gates Hotel


    Each month, the Gates Hotel will be hosting a Yappy Hour for local Key West residents and their canine companions. Bring your pooch along for some fun! You can enjoy cocktails and snacks while your dog meets other canines in the area.

    Each Yappy Hour will feature a raffle and give-away swag from the Florida Keys SPCA. For each drink special purchased, $1 will be donated to the FKSPCA.

    Yappy Hour starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. The Gates Hotel is located at 3824 N. Roosevelt Blvd.

    Check back in monthly for Yappy Hour date updates.

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  • Admission $25.00
    Month November
    Duration 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    #5 Wining for the Animals


    Join the Florida Keys SPCA each November for the Wining for Animals event. As the name suggests, there will be wine tasting booths, as well as beer tasting booths, appetizers, and a silent auction.

    Wining for Animals is hosted by the Double Tree Grand Key Resort and presented by the Sunset Rotary Club.

    Tickets are $25, and all proceeds from the event go directly to the Florida Keys SPCA to help provide care to the animals in the shelter.

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