Shelters

Here you will find a very convenient and useful listing of animal shelters near you. Each listing will include valuable and helpful information about the shelter. It is our hope that supplying the public with this handy listing will prevent neglect, abuse, and abandonment of many of our little furry friends.

What you should know about shelters:

The Definition Of The Term “No-Kill Shelter”
A true no-kill shelter must never kill an animal, except for a humane reason, such as to end pain and suffering, and must never allow the transfer of an animal from their shelter to another facility that does euthanize animals for reasons other than those mentioned above. To be a true no-kill shelter, the shelter must meet both criteria.

BROWARD COUNTY ANIMAL CARE AND ADOPTION CENTER

Address: 2400 SW 42nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Phone954-359-1313
Email: animalcare@broward.org
Website: https://www.broward.org/animal
TTY: 954-359-1380

Automated Phone System Menu Options:

Shelter Locations, hours and directions: 1
Dispatch (dangerous, lost or deceased animals): 2
Programs and Services Offered by Animal Care: 3
Citations: 4
Customer Service Representative: 5
Directory or Extension: #

Extensions:
Adoptions: 9248
Citations: 9297
Warnings:  9271
Field Supervisor/Investigations: 9852
Fostering: 9685
Kennel Fort Lauderdale: 9268
Licensing Coordinator: 9271
Lost and Found: 9273
Office Manager: 9689
Public Relations: 9277
Rescue Coordinator: 9565
Volunteers: 9685

Other Numbers:
Veterinary Clinic: 954-359-1315
Fax: 954-359-1382
Public Relations: 954-359-1010
Administration: 954-357-7188 ​

Located across the street from Long-Term Parking for the Broward County Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. 

HUMANE SOCIETY OF BROWARD COUNTY

Address: 2070 Griffin Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
Phone: 954.989.3977
Fax: 954.989.3991
Email: info@hsbroward.com
Website: https://humanebroward.com
Adoption Hours:
Monday – Saturday:
10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Adoption Desk closes at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday:
10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Adoption Desk closes at 5:30 p.m

Admissions Hours:
Monday – Saturday:
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Admission Desk closes at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday:
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Admission Desk closes at 5:30 p.m.

The Humane Society of Broward County provides shelter, aid and responsible adoptions to animals entrusted to their care, and educates the community about respect and kindness to all animals.

  • Is a 33,000 square-foot, completely air-conditioned shelter
  • Has the ability to house 300 plus dogs and cats
  • Placed 7,600 dogs, cats and other furry friends in 2015
  • Has over 150,000 patrons visit each year
  • Educationally touches over 150,000 children and adults
  • Has full-time veterinarian services for shelter animals
  • Is identified nationally as a “Leader in Animal Welfare”
  • Is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization
  • Receives no direct funding from the government, United Way or any national group with a similar name.
  • Is an open admission shelter
  • Is NOT affiliated with any county or national organization

SECOND LOCATION, HUMANE SOCIETY PETCO, HUMANE SOCIETY

Address: 9960 Glades Rd Boca Raton, FL 33434
Phone: (561) 482-8474
Adoption Hours:
Thursday–Saturday:
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Admission Desk closes at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday:
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Admission Desk closes at 5:30 p.m.

ANIMAL AID INC

Address: 571 NE 44th St. Oakland Park, FL 33334

(NW corner of Prospect (44th) and 6th)

Phone: 754-223-5378

Email: AnimalAidInc@aol.com

Website: https://www.animal-aid.com

Hours: Pet adoptions: Monday thru Saturday 12PM- 5:00PM
Animal aid is a non-profit, no-kill animal rescue shelter and adoption center. The shelter takes in emergency, abuse and neglect cases as well as dogs and cats from various animal control agencies in Palm Beach, Dade and Broward Counties in South Florida. They offer cats and dogs for adoption 6 days a week.

One of their goals is to address the overpopulation problem of stray and feral cats by offering the public a humane trap/spay/return service. The program includes vaccinations, Aids/Leukemia testing, recovery & release, foster homes, medical care, and an adoption programs.

TRI- COUNTY ANIMAL RESCUE

ADDRESS: 21287 Boca Rio Road Boca Raton, FL 33433
Phone: (561) 482-8110
Fax: (561) 477-7717
Email: Suzi@tricountyhumane.org
Website: https://tricountyanimalrescue.com/

Hours: Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sunday, 10:30am-4:00pm

Tri-County Animal Rescue is a no kill, nonprofit animal shelter based in Boca Raton, Florida. Their goal is to prevent the killing of over 170,000 unwanted pets in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties each year. Since 1996, they have saved over 50,000 domestic animals from being euthanized. They also work with several local organizations and the local school district to educate the community on animal awareness. At Tri-County Animal Rescue, they believe that every animal deserves to live a happy and healthy life. Their mission aims to shelter and provide a comfortable home for all of the animals that are placed in their facility. They consider each cat and dog a member of their family, loving and caring for them with the utmost respect and tenderness until they can place them in their safe, happy, forever home. Every day, they witness animals who were once in despair—stray and neglected.

CATS EXCLUSIVE INC.

Address: 6350 West Atlantic Blvd. Margate, FL 33063
(west of 441/State Road 7 and on the south side of Atlantic Blvd).

Phone: (954) 975-8349
Fax: (954) 973-3939
Adoption Email: Adopt@CatsExclusive.org
Clinic Email: Clinic@CatsExclusive.org
Website: https://catsexclusive.org

Hours: Open 11AM to 4PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
Closed on Sundays and Wednesdays.
***Note: All appointments and services must be scheduled. They are unable to attend walk-in appointments and/or veterinary emergencies.

Cats Exclusive’s mission is to help control the overpopulation and unnecessary euthanasia of cats in our community. We combine trendsetting spay/neuter initiatives now established within our own low-cost clinic with the oldest feline adoption center in Broward County. We educate and encourage all aspects of responsible animal care and management.

DEZZY'S SECOND CHANCE ANIMAL RESCUE

Address: 5 acre, cage-free ranch in Delray Beach. Please call for an appointment. (15 to 20 rescues housed at any given time).

Sandra Axelband: Founder

Dezzy’s Second Chance provides homeless dogs and cats in Palm Beach and Broward County with the opportunity to find a new loving home. Located on the Boca Raton, Delray Beach border, Dezzy’s Second Chance is an Animal Rescue that prides itself on connecting individuals and families with the pet of their dreams.

Sandra states, she works harder than she ever has in her life. A typical day starts at 5:30AM and ends when she passes out on the floor each night. Her routine includes caring for the rescues, feeding, giving medications, doing laundry, loading and unloading the dishwasher, sweeping & mopping floors, cleaning up the yard, bathing, reviewing adoption applications, answering emails & phone calls, going out on home checks for potential adopters, doing doggie play times & working with any rescues with a behavioral issue. (She will take in injured and abused animals that are too great a challenge for other shelters and rescues to handle). Also, she takes care of her own 3 cats.

Phone: 954-588-7045
Email: sandra@dezzyssecondchance.com
Website: https://www.dezzyssecondchance.com