Find St. Lucie 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.
Basset Rescue of Florida 156 Southwest Bedford Road Port St. Lucie FL 34953 954-337-0273
Creature Safe Place Inc 4500 McCarty Road Fort Pierce FL 34945 772-468-6616
Dogs & Cats Forever 4600 Selvitz Road Fort Pierce FL 34981 772-489-5454
Feathered Friends Adoption & Rescue 5202 Pinetree Drive Fort Pierce FL 34982 321-633-4744
Port St Lucie Animal Control 1133 Southwest South Macedo Boulevard Port St. Lucie FL 34983 772-871-5042
Port St Lucie Animal Control 1313 Southwest South Macedo Boulevard Port St. Lucie FL 34983 772-344-4094
The Humane Society of St. Lucie County 100 Savannah Road Fort Pierce FL 34982 772-461-0687
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.