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Humane Society of Sarasota County Animal shelter in Sarasota, FL

The Humane Society of Sarasota County (HSSC) is dedicated to the health and welfare of each animal in our care. As the area's premier no-kill shelter, our mission is to engage the hearts, hands, and minds of the community to help animals. We strive to provide compassionate care to our shelter pets, find them permanent homes, and promote responsible pet ownership. Our vision is a community where all animals are cared for and loved, a goal we pursue with unwavering commitment. Through our values of compassion, commitment, and responsibility, we endeavor to create an environment where the welfare of animals is a shared community priority.

Our Animal Clinic focuses on wellness, offering services such as vaccinations and routine check-ups. However, it is not a full-service veterinary practice and does not provide emergency medical care. Owners are encouraged to seek emergency and specialized services from other veterinary providers as needed.

In addition to our adoption services, HSSC offers a variety of programs designed to enhance the human-animal bond. These include pet therapy programs for children, seniors, and individuals with special needs, as well as basic obedience classes for dogs. We also provide numerous volunteer opportunities, allowing community members to engage with dogs, cats, and other areas of our shelter.

We are the area’s largest no-kill animal shelter, operating without city, state, or federal funding, and are not funded by any national humane organization. HSSC relies solely on private donations, bequests, and grants to continue our vital work. To learn more about how you can support our mission or contribute, please visit our donation page at https://www.hssc.org/give/donate.

Contact
Email
Address
2331 15th Street
Sarasota, FL 34237
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Meet their adoptable pets

2331 15th Street

Sarasota, FL 34237

Hours of Operation

Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Create an alert, and we'll notify you every time a new pet comes in who meets your criteria.

Adoptable pets at Humane Society of Sarasota County

We'll also keep you updated on Chimaera's adoption status with email updates.
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Chimaera

Domestic Shorthair

Female, 1 yr 3 mos
Sarasota, FL
We'll also keep you updated on Captain Sushi's adoption status with email updates.
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Captain Sushi

Domestic Shorthair

Female 1 yr
Sarasota, FL
We'll also keep you updated on Loli's adoption status with email updates.
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Loli

French Bulldog

Female, 9 mos
Sarasota, FL
We'll also keep you updated on Morris's adoption status with email updates.
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Morris

Mixed Breed (Large)

Male, 3 yrs 3 mos
Sarasota, FL
We'll also keep you updated on Harriet's adoption status with email updates.
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Harriet

Domestic Shorthair

Female, 2 yrs
Sarasota, FL
We'll also keep you updated on Deux's adoption status with email updates.
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Deux

Domestic Shorthair

Male, 3 mos
Sarasota, FL
We'll also keep you updated on Eclair's adoption status with email updates.
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Eclair

Siamese

Female, 1 yr 1 mo
Sarasota, FL
We'll also keep you updated on Sprout's adoption status with email updates.
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Sprout

Border Collie/Beagle

Male, 5 yrs 7 mos
Sarasota, FL

Shelter FAQs

The Humane Society of Sarasota County serves the cities of Sarasota, Longboat Key, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Venice and Osprey. Our adopters come from the following counties: Sarasota County, Manatee County, Pinellas County, Hillsborough County and Charlotte County.

  • 1. Visit the Facility and Find a Pet
  • 2. Meet the Pet
  • 3. Sign Adoption Contract
  • 4. Take the Pet Home

Additional adoption info

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. 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.

At our shelter, all dogs must be escorted out on a leash and collar. For smaller dogs, a carrier or crate may be used instead. All cats require a secure carrier for their journey home. Should you find yourself without the necessary supplies at the time of adoption, we offer a selection of basic items available for purchase right here at the shelter.

Our adoption process is designed to be thorough yet efficient. It includes an essential meeting with the animal you are interested in adopting. If the animal is prepared to join a new home, you may be able to complete the adoption on the same day. Please note, the process can take up to an hour or longer, particularly if there are specific medical preparations needed for your new pet. We aim to facilitate immediate placements into loving homes, and as such, we no longer offer holds on animals ready to leave the same day.

Included in the Adoption Fee:
The adoption fee covers the cost of spaying or neutering your pet, micro-chipping, annual vaccinations, and a rabies vaccination. For residents of Sarasota County, there is an additional $13 fee for a rabies tag and registration.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work to ensure a smooth and successful adoption for each animal and their new family. Thank you for supporting our mission and choosing to adopt.


Adoption Fees

For Dogs:

Puppies (6 months & under): $300
Small Adult Dogs (less than 30lbs): $300
Medium & Large Adult Dogs (30lbs or more): $85
Small Senior Dogs (7 years & older): $200
Medium & Large Senior Dogs (7 years & older): $55

For Cats:

Kittens (5 months & under): $85
Adult Cats: $50
Senior Cats (7 years & older): Free

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

Adoption application

https://www.hssc.org/pets/pet-adoptions

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We'll also keep you updated on Katie's adoption status with email updates.
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Katie

Great Dane

Female, Senior
Bradenton, FL
We'll also keep you updated on Bri's adoption status with email updates.
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Bri

Mixed Breed (Medium)/Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, 2 yrs 5 mos
Seminole, FL
We'll also keep you updated on Ava's adoption status with email updates.
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Ava

Pit Bull Terrier

Female, 2 yrs 6 mos
Riverview, FL
We'll also keep you updated on Luigi's adoption status with email updates.
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Luigi

Domestic Shorthair/Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Adult
Largo, FL
We'll also keep you updated on Caramel's adoption status with email updates.
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Caramel

Domestic Shorthair

Female, 10 mos
Englewood, FL
We'll also keep you updated on Blackie's adoption status with email updates.
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Blackie

Domestic Shorthair/Domestic Shorthair

Female, 7 yrs 2 mos
Englewood, FL

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