Alachua County Animal Shelter

Find Alachua County Florida animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Alachua County Animal Services Department 3400 Northeast 53rd Avenue Gainesville FL 32609 352-264-6870


Alachua County Humane Society 4205 Northwest 6th Street Gainesville FL 32609 352-373-5855

Gainesville Pet Rescue 5403 Southwest Archer Road Gainesville FL 32608 352-692-4773

Haile Plantation Animal Clinic 5231 Southwest 91st Drive Gainesville FL 32608 352-377-6003

Horse Protection Association of Florida 20690 Northwest 130th Avenue Micanopy FL 32667 352-466-4366

No More Homeless Pets PO Box 358466 Gainesville FL 32635

Whiskers Hollow 300 Northwest 18th Street Gainesville FL 32603 352-378-3954

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What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.