Florida Humane Society and Animal Shelters

by Jonni

Find your local Humane Society or private animal shelter in Florida.

This page is devoted to helping you find your local Florida Humane Society shelter. Most of these websites give you pictures and descriptions of their dogs and cats, so you can see if they have the dog or cat you’re looking for. However, most websites are not kept up-to-date, so there may be more dogs available for adoption than you see in the pictures. And the picture you fall in love with may already be adopted by someone else. Please call ahead if you want to avoid disappointment.

How to Add Your Shelter to the List…

If your Florida Humane Society or Animal Shelter is not listed below, use the form at the bottom of this page to add your listing.

Abandoned Pet Rescue

Non-profit organization, dedicated to rescuing and fostering abandoned pets and placing them in loving homes. Pictures of adoptable cats, dogs, rabbits, and guinea pigs, events, and volunteer opportunities. Located in Fort Lauderdale.

Animal Aid

No-kill animal shelter in Coconut Creek. Photographs of available pets, information on upcoming events, before and after pictures of rescued animals, and adoption application forms.

Animal Rescue Foundation of Central Florida

Cat and dog care tips, low cost spay/neuter information, volunteer form, and pet adoption event locations. Located in Longwood.

Bishop Animal Shelter

Private non-profit organization in Manatee County. Golden Rules for Responsible Pet Ownership, list of educational brochures, adoption process, and pictures and profiles of available pets.

Central Brevard Humane Society

Pictures and profiles of adoptable pets, directions to the facilities, and news.

Clay County Humane Society

Non-profit organization. Summary of legislative issues, animal clinic hours, services offered by the group, vets corner pet care tips, and ways to help.

Dogs and Cats Forever

A no kill, not for profit animal shelter located in St Lucie County. Pictures and brief descriptions of dogs and cats available for adoption and contact information.

Eglin Pet Welfare

No-kill animal shelter located on Eglin Air Force Base. Shelter history, photographs of some of the residents, hours of operation, and applications for adopting an animal or volunteering.

Escambia County Animal Animal Shelter

Location and description of the county facility.

Flagler County Humane Society

Includes adoption policy, photos of available animals, and volunteer opportunities.

Friends of Strays

Non-profit organization devoted to the care and adoption of homeless pets. Photographs of pets in need of forever homes, foster needs, adoption hours, newsletter, volunteer application, and Channel 10 featured pets. Located in St. Petersburg.

Gadsden County Humane Society

Partial listing of dogs and cats for adoption, number for sick or injured animals, events, and contact information.

Gulf Shore Animal League

Serving Manatee County and surrounding areas. News, wish list, and photographs of adoptable animals.

Heartland Animal Rescue

No-kill rescue for cats and dogs. Photographs of available pets listed by size, contact information, and adoption contract. Located in Sebring.

Humane Society of Broward County

Non-profit organization located in Fort Lauderdale. Pet adoption information, mobile animal services spay and neuter clinic, senior scholarships program, volunteer opportunities, and ways to help.

Humane Society of Lake County

Rescues animals and puts them up for adoption after they are recovered. Membership opportunities, volunteer needs, and a spay/neuter application.

Jacksonville Humane Society

Photographs of available pets, information on humane education and pets for people programs, volunteer opportunities, and events calendar.

Journey's End Animal Sanctuary

Provides lifetime care and shelter for dogs, cats, horses and birds that have been abused, neglected or have special needs. Sanctuary photographs and wishlist. Located in Glenwood.

Leesburg Humane Society

No kill, non-profit organization. Adoption procedures and pictures and profiles of available dogs and cats, furry friend sponsorship program, and volunteer opportunities.

Leon County Humane Society

Providing adoption services for animals. Photographs of dogs, cats and rabbits, volunteer opportunities, meetings, events, and articles on pet care.

Lighthouse Animal Rescue

No kill animal rescue and adoption center located in Edgewater. Adoption application and contract, stories, and contact information.

Live Oak/Suwannee County Humane Society

List, with pictures, of pets available for adoption, news and events, myths and facts about spaying and neutering, wish list, and membership application.

Miami-Dade Police Department Animal Services Unit

About pet services and animal shelter, fees, mobile animal care unit schedule, hurricane information, county animal regulations, and volunteer opportunities.

Palm Beach County - Animal care and Control Division

County government agency. Lists of available dogs and cats, location and adoption hours, what to do if a pet is lost, and low-cost spay and neuter clinic schedule.

PAWS of Hillborough County

Foster network caring for animals until a permanent home is found. Donation form, photographs of available pets, list of upcoming events, information on their plans to build a shelter, and success stories.

Pet Rescue, Inc.

A no-kill animal shelter which provides care to unwanted cats and dogs and attends their needs until the suitable home is found. Pictures and profiles of available cats and dogs, adoption application, events, and ways to help. Located in Miami.


A sanctuary for unadoptable cats and dogs with some animals available for adoption. Library of informative articles, forms, questionnaires, and poems, and photographs and stories of the residents. Located in Debary.

Polk County SPCA, Inc.

Adoption policies and pictures of available pets, spay and neuter clinic, lists of lost and found cats and dogs, volunteer, member, and guardian angel program information, and wish list. Located in Lakeland.

Putnam County Humane Society

Information about services, photos of animals available for adoption, monthly statistics, newsletter, and membership application.

Safe Harbor Animal Rescue and Clinic

Non-profit, no-kill facility. Features information about programs and events, volunteer opportunities, photos of available animals, pet tips and a membership form. Located in Jupiter.

South Lake Animal League

A non-kill shelter. Includes events calendar, photographs and profiles of animals available for adoption, volunteer opportunities, and contact information.

SPCA of Central Florida

Information about the humane education program and low cost spay and neuter clinic, pictures and profiles of pets available for adoption, news, events, and kid’s activity pages. Serves Orange, Seminole, and Osceola Counties.

SPCA of Pinellas County

Pictures and descriptions of available pets, adoption fees, pet care and preparing for disasters tips, spay and neuter clinic and articles, education programs, events, volunteer opportunities, and newsletter. Located in Largo.

St. Francis Society Animal Rescue

Non-profit all volunteer animal rescue and adoption organization serving the Tampa Bay area. Adoption procedure and application, pictures and profiles of available pets, calendar of events, and success stories.

Stray No More

A volunteer not-for-profit organization. Photographs and profiles of available pets, adoption checklist, application, and agreement, articles about pet safety and spaying and neutering, and newsletter archives. Located in Lake Worth.

Suncoast Humane Society

Images of available pets, adoption application and procedure, low cost spay and neuter program and other pet care information, volunteer opportunities, and events calendar. Located in Englewood and serves portions of Sarasota, Charlotte, and Lee Counties.

Tallahassee Big Dog Rescue

Volunteer foster non-profit organization. Photographs and descriptions of dogs (large and small) and cats available for adoption, training tips, and contact information.

The Animal Shelter

Non-profit organization in Winter Garden. Information about boarding and rent a pet programs, membership and volunteer opportunities, and tips on what to do if a pet is lost or found.

The Humane Society of Bay County

Shelter programs, current events, adoption procedures, volunteer and membership information, and canine safety tips.

The Humane Society of Greater Miami

Non-profit organization. Adoption facility locations, dog training class schedule, low-cost spay and neuter clinic, emergency care information, hurricane preparedness, flea and tick care tips, news, and events.

The Humane Society of Polk County

List of community services provided, low-cost spay and neuter program information, membership form, and link to images of pets available for adoption.

The Humane Society of Sarasota County, Inc.

Available pet galleries, adoption information, newsletter, kitty and canine care tips, no-cost spay and neuter program, volunteering, programs, ways to help, and upcoming events.

Add Your Shelter or Kennel

How to Use the Form

Put the name of your organization in the "Name" box. If you have a website, include the full URL (including http://). Email is required, but will not appear in your listing.

All listings are moderated, so it will take a few hours before your listing shows up on the site. If you need to change or delete a current listing, please contact me.

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