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
Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.
Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.
Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.