Find Fort Lauderdale 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.
Abandoned Pet Rescue Inc 1137 Northeast 9th Avenue Fort Lauderdale FL 33304 954-728-9010
Fort Lauderdale Animal Control 1870 Southwest 39th Street Fort Lauderdale FL 33315 954-359-1313
Friendly Felines 2684 Key Largo Lane Fort Lauderdale FL 33312 954-791-1947
Humane Society of Broward County 2070 Griffin Road Fort Lauderdale FL 33312 954-989-3977
Doberman Rescue League PO Box 24065 Oakland Park FL 33307 2.6 miles from Fort Lauderdale
Broward Ferret Rescue and Referral 4440 Northwest 2nd Court Coconut Creek FL 33066 6.7 miles from Fort Lauderdale 954-977-4583
Pet Rescue, Inc. 3841 North 41st Court Hollywood FL 33021 6.9 miles from Fort Lauderdale 305-621-8354
Luv-A-Bull All Breed Rescue 1006 Northeast 7th Street Pompano Beach FL 33060 7.0 miles from Fort Lauderdale 954-328-1143
Pompano Beach Animal Control 1201 Northeast 5th Avenue Pompano Beach FL 33060 7.3 miles from Fort Lauderdale 954-786-4027
Save The Pets PO Box 452348 Sunrise FL 33345 7.4 miles from Fort Lauderdale 954-687-4871
Cats Exclusive Inc. 6350 West Atlantic Boulevard Margate FL 33063 7.6 miles from Fort Lauderdale 954-975-8349
Give Them a Second Chance Rascals Orphan Care Network 9715 West Broward Boulevard Davie FL 33324 8.3 miles from Fort Lauderdale 954-370-2279
Broward County Animal Care and Regulation Division Pampano Beach Shelter 3100 Northwest 19th Terrace Pompano Beach FL 33064 8.8 miles from Fort Lauderdale 954-970-0130
Kaz's Corner Pet Rescue 6982 Northwest 19th Street Margate FL 33063 8.9 miles from Fort Lauderdale 954-605-0923
Duck Haven 2627 Northwest 61st Avenue Margate FL 33063 9.0 miles from Fort Lauderdale 954-979-5044
Old English Sheepdog Rescue of Florida, Inc. 5128 Southwest 87th Avenue Cooper FL 33328 9.1 miles from Fort Lauderdale 954-434-4970
New Beginnings 5365 North Nob Hill Road Sunrise FL 33351 9.2 miles from Fort Lauderdale 954-476-2372
New Beginnings Greyhound Adoption Organization 4400 Southwest 95th Avenue Davie FL 33328 9.4 miles from Fort Lauderdale
Hollydogs Inc 1600 South Dixie Highway Hollywood FL 33020 9.9 miles from Fort Lauderdale 954-925-7758
Top Paw Rescue Inc 2051 Northwest 81st Avenue Pembroke Pines FL 33024 10.1 miles from Fort Lauderdale 954-342-9303
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.