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

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

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.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

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.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

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.