Sarasota County Animal Shelter

Find Sarasota 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.


Alley Cat Rescue 5830 Hagerman Road Sarasota FL 34232 941-378-4241


Animal Rescue Coalition 6320 Tower Lane Sarasota FL 34240 941-957-1955

Cat Depot 2542 17th Street Sarasota FL 34234 941-366-2404

Cat Woman's Shelter, Inc. 2120 Princeton Street Sarasota FL 34237 941-953-2280

Ears Animal Rescue Sanctuary 145 West Dearborn Street Englewood FL 34223 941-475-0636

Satchel's Last Resort 8101 Coash Road Sarasota FL 34241 941-924-5070

St Francis Animal Rescue 1925 South Tamiami Trail Venice FL 34293 941-492-6200

Suncoast Humain Society 6187 San Dr Englewood FL 34229

The Humane Society of Sarasota County 2331 15th Street Sarasota FL 34237 941-955-4131

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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.