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Support Adoption and Rescue. Why go to a dog breeder, cat breeder or pet store to buy a dog or buy a cat when you can adopt?

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Contact this shelter/rescue group to see their pets for adoption.

Our Featured Sarasota, FL Partner:

Humane Society of Sarasota County, Inc.

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

2331 15th St
Sarasota, FL 34237
(941) 955-4131

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

The Humane Society of Sarasota County, Inc. serves Sarasota, Manatee, and Northern Charlotte Counties. Our adopters come from all areas of the Suncoast including Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Lee County.

About Our Shelter:

The Humane Society of Sarasota County relies on community funding to pursue its mission to provide abandoned pets with compassionate care and shelter while promoting responsible pet ownership and securing permanent homes. HSSC also offers pet adoptions, humane education, affordable spay/neuter services, and programs for children, seniors and those with special needs. HSSC shelters nearly 2,000 pets each year. Believing that the best place for pets is in the home, it also offers obedience classes and information/resources to pet owners seeking alternatives to abandonment.

Come Meet our Pets:

We are located in Sarasota, Florida, at 2331 15th Street. Call us for directions at 941-955-4131. We have lots of beautiful dogs and cats just waiting for their perfect human companion(s). We invite you to visit our website at to see our most up-to-date list of adoptable dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies. Our hours of operation are Tuesdays - Fridays 11 am - 6 pm, Saturdays 10 am - 4 pm, closed Sundays & Mondays. Adoptions stop 30 minutes before closing.

Our Adoption Process:

Falling in love with a pet is easy and pet ownership is very rewarding. Adopting a pet, however, is a big decision. Dogs, cats, and other furry friends require a lot of time, money, and commitment. HSSC encourages you to think through your decision before you adopt a companion animal. Our experienced adoption counselors will gladly help you find an animal that's likely to be a good fit for your lifestyle and living arrangements.

For just $65 for a cat 6 months and up, $125 for a kitten under 6 months, or $75 for a dog 6 months and up, and $125 for a puppy under 6 months, you can take home the pet of your choice from the many we have here at the shelter. The adoption fee for a senior dog 7 years and older is reduced to $55, or $45 for a cat 7 years and older. The adoption fee includes the cost of spaying or neutering your pet, micro-chipping, annual vaccinations and a rabies vaccination. There is an additional $12 fee for a Sarasota County rabies tag and registration for Sarasota County residents.

Once you've decided that you're ready to make the commitment, check out our website at to search our adoptable animals.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.