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"Suncoast Humane Society exists to reduce the number of homeless animals and improve the quality of life."
Suncoast Humane Society is one of the few open-admission animal shelters in Florida. They accept all companion animals brought in regardless of health, age, temperament, size, or breed. Their staff is dedicated to their open-admission policy and will never turn away any animal in need.
In 1971 the society was founded by a group of compassionate citizens who wanted to address the pet overpopulation problem in their area. With just a few cages to care for homeless animals, they began life as the Animal Aid Society of Englewood.
In 1997 they renamed themselves Suncoast Humane Society to reflect an expansion in their service area, which grew to include the surrounding counties of Charlotte, Sarasota, and a portion of Lee County.
Suncoast Humane Society utilizes several satellite adoption centers. Currently, some of their adorable cats are available for adoption at the following locations:
As a private non-profit organization, Suncoast Humane Society receives no local, state, or federal funding. They rely entirely on individual donations, grants, bequests, wills, and community support. Can you help support the amazing work they do? Consider adopting from Suncoast Humane Society today!
To be eligible to adopt from Suncoast Humane Society you'll need meet the following requirements:
After that, the adoption process is simple and kept as stress free as possible! Here's how it works:
Adoption fees at the Suncoast Humane Society are as follows:
Suncoast Humane Society also offers discounted dog adoption fees in three instances:
All non-puppies also require a $20 rabies vaccine.
Suncoast Humane Society also offers discounted cat adoption fees in three instances:
All non-kittens also require a $20 rabies vaccine.
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, heartworm or feline leukemia/AIDS testing, the first distemper shot, deworming, microchipping and registration, a complimentary bag of Hill’s Science Diet pet food.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.