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.
The Humane Society at Lakewood Ranch is a no-kill, not for profit rescue and shelter organization whose goal is to save and re-home at risk animals with emphasis on those targeted for euthanasia due to overpopulation.
Vision and Values
Our vision is to be recognized as the regional leader in animal welfare through quality care, humane education and financial stewardship.
We will be a state-of-the-art rescue and shelter organization.
We will respect all animals, owners, and caretakers.
We will find suitable permanent homes for our animals.
We will provide quality medical care to our animals.
We will educate owners and the community on the importance and responsibilities of animal ownership.
We will uphold the no-kill philosophy in all we do.
HSLWR offers a safe environment and shelter for companion animals including medical care, spaying/neutering, vaccinations, micro-chipping, by loving and caring individuals, while with us and until we can adopt them into a new suitable home. Animals will stay with us as long as it takes to find them a new home. Our programs include:
Education / Outreach
HSLWR primarily serves the east county areas of Manatee and Sarasota but will also extend centrally and west as needed. We will provide outreach education and programs to extend the no kill philosophy to surrounding areas, to municipal animal services where high euthanasia rates exist, and we will become ardent stewards and protectors for the animals. We will always to our best to help owners and animals that come to us from anywhere. A dog or cat has no idea where it came from or lives, just that it wants to live. We accept that and reach out to help all that we can.
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.