Polk County Animal Shelter

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

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.