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10 Best Animal Shelters & Pet Rescues in Florida!



10 Best Animal Shelters & Pet Rescues in Florida!

Calling all animal volunteers and potential pet parents! If you're in the Sunshine State and looking for some furry cuddles, this list has got you covered. This guide to the 10 best animal shelters and pet rescues in Florida covers the entire state — from Pensacola to Miami — so you can find the perfect place to adopt your brand-new best friend. Ready to make that connection? Keep reading!


E.A.R.S Elizabeth's Animal Rescue & Sanctuary, Odessa, FL

Experience a tail-wagging adventure at Elizabeth's Animal Rescue & Sanctuary (E.A.R.S. for short)! It's the perfect destination for animal lovers looking to make a meaningful connection with furry friends in need of rescue and rehabilitation. Every dog deserves a loving home, and E.A.R.S. is dedicated to making that happen!

Edgewater Animal Shelter, Edgewater, FL

The Edgewater Animal Shelter is dedicated to bringing joy to abandoned animals across the community. They strive to end the destruction of our furry friends while providing loving homes to all in need. Plus, they offer education and assistance to pet owners, including vaccinations, grooming, and spay and neuter surgery.

Humane Society of North Central Florida, Gainesville, FL

Humane Society of North Central Florida - North Campus

The Humane Society of North Central Florida is more than just a shelter - it's a place of hope for your furry friends! This no-kill rescue has been created when three animal welfare organizations decided to join forces and work together to save as many animals as possible. Come and be part of this amazing mission to give all animals a second chance at life!

Humane Society at Lakewood Ranch, Myakka City, FL

The Humane Society is a place of hope and second chances! As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, they provide a safe haven for companion animals in need - and help those special creatures find a loving, forever home. Visit HSLWR and help save a life in Myakka City!

Seminole County Animal Services, Sanford, FL

Visit Seminole County Animal Services, a home for animals since the early 1970s! From stray and homeless pets to local ordinances, this organization is dedicated to protecting animals from nuisances. Let's help these furry friends find their forever home! Be part of the animal-saving mission.

Orange County Animal Services, Orlando, FL

Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) isn't just a place for friendly adopters - they are at the forefront of animal welfare and are dedicated to ensuring the safety of both citizens and animals. OCAS is a progressive organization that enforces to keep everybody safe. Come join the movement and contribute to the OCAS team.

Safe Animal Shelter, Middleburg, FL

At Safe Animal Shelter, they're taking a stance on reducing the number of cats and dogs euthanized in the area. With a mission to create a safe and permanent home for each and every pet, they are making a real impact to save and protect the lives of animals. Join the effort and help change outcomes one pet at a time!

Jacksonville Humane Society, Jacksonville, FL

Experience the power of compassion and community at the Jacksonville Humane Society! With a history of over 135 years of animal sheltering, this amazing local non-profit has been tirelessly serving Jacksonville and the outlying areas. In 2005, the Jacksonville Humane Society declared itself as a no-kill shelter and has since been a key part of the coalition to make Jacksonville a no-kill city.

Honor Animal Rescue, Bradenton, FL

Honor Animal Rescue is the home for those who adore animals and want to aid them in finding their forever homes. From puppies and kittens to senior cats and dogs, the rescue is dedicated to providing a safe and loving haven for animals in need. Follow their story of shelter, support, and hope as they work to find the perfect home for each and every pet!

West Volusia Humane Society, DeLand, FL

Since 1955, the West Volusia Humane Society has been helping animals in peril in the state. Founded by five passionate animal lovers, the no-kill animal shelter has been providing care and comfort to hundreds of furry friends over the years. Show your support for this incredible organization!

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