Find Orange 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.
Central Florida Great Dane Rescue, Inc. PO Box 5510 Winter Park FL 32793 407-324-8455
East Orange Animal Hospital 1563 Cricket Club Circle Orlando FL 32828 407-340-1914
Fallin' Pines Critter Rescue 23643 Christmas Cemetery Road Christmas FL 32709 407-568-7988
Gold Coast Greyhound Adoptions Orlando 2426 Euston Road Winter Park FL 32789 407-797-6380
Golden Retriever Rescue Adopt 2701 Bolton Bend Orlando FL 32817 407-671-9795
Orange County Animal Services 2769 Conroy Road Orlando FL 32839 407-836-3111
Orlando Animal Rights and Rescue Foundation 230 Hazard Street Orlando FL 32804
Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando 2727 Conroy Road Orlando FL 32839 407-351-7722
Pug Rescue of Florida, Inc. PO Box 316 Windermere FL 34786 321-948-8932
Purrr Friend 100 South Eola Drive Orlando FL 32801 800-734-0533
Rainbow's End Animal Sanctuary PO Box 492 Clarcona FL 32710 407-697-9324
Safe N Sound Small Dog Shelter, Inc. PO Box 941311 Maitland FL 32794 407-830-9781
The Pet Rescue 7512 Doctor Phillips Boulevard Orlando FL 32819
Winter Garden Animal Shelter 5859 Avalon Road Winter Garden FL 34787 407-877-7387
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.