Find Polk 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.
A Place for Animals Sanctuary and Rescue Inc . 6845 Fussell Road Polk City FL 33868 863-984-6428
All Animal Rescue Holly Rd Lakeland FL 33801 863-904-8262
Darlynn's Darlins, Inc. 2842 Rosalie Lake Road Lake Wales FL 33898 863-696-3424
Humane Society of Polk County 3195 Dundee Road Winter Haven FL 33884 863-324-5227
Lifeline Dog Rescue A Division of Central Florida Weimaraner Dog Rescue 237 Whittier Street Davenport FL 33896 863-852-5120
Polk County Animal Control 7115 De Castro Road Winter Haven FL 33880 863-499-2600
Rat Terrier Resq, Inc. Florida 192 North Lake Patrick Road Babson Park FL 33827
SPCA Florida Adoption Center 5850 Brannen Road South Lakeland FL 33813 863-646-7722
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.