Indian River County Animal Shelter

Find Indian River 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.


Doggone PO Box 651155 Vero Beach FL 32965 561-569-8436


Ferret Friends Disaster Response International 8775 20th Street Vero Beach FL 32966 772-567-0997

Humane Society of Vero Beach 4701 41st Street Vero Beach FL 32967 561-567-2309

Indian River Animal Shelter 78th St Vero Beach FL 32960 772-978-4600

Pet-Co 1022 Sebastian Road Sebastian FL 32976 607-948-4320

Professional Animal World 710 Jackson Street Sebastian FL 32958 772-589-7297

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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.