No puppy under the Christmas tree?
If nobody surprised you with a cute pup during the holidays, that's probably a good thing. Getting an unexpected puppy is typically how pets end up in shelters in the first place. So, if you're planning on adopting a pet now, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay has plenty for you to choose from.
Vito, above, is one of their dogs looking for a new home. He's described as a "super, super energetic boy who needs tons of love and attention."
If you're more of a cat person, there are lots of those looking for homes, too. Jet , on the right, is a domestic shorthair/mix with "plenty of kitten energy to spare."