Animals in our Community Need You!

Our area animal rescue groups and shelters work really hard to improve the lives of our communities less fortunate animals. Please keep them in mind and help out in any way you can.

Here is a terrific article from Sarasota Pets Magazine about one of the rescues I care deeply about!

Racing Dog Retirement Project— Making Magical “Matches” Happen Day After Day.


Racing Dog Retirement Project

The Racing Dog Retirement Project (RDRP) is an all-Volunteer 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to the protection, rehabilitation, and adoption of retired racing greyhounds.

ARC Akita Rescue Society of Florida

Our mission is to reduce the number of unwanted, abandoned or abused Akitas throughout Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana and the Carolinas.

Nate's Rescue

To save the lives of homeless pets by changing the way our community views animal sheltering and shelter pets.

Canine Castaways

Canine Castaways, Inc. is a non-profit, all volunteer organization established in 2003. We do not operate from a shelter but rather a network of foster homes in different areas of the state.

Vintage Paws Sanctuary

Saving senior dogs…four paws at a time by providing a sanctuary for displaced senior dogs to live out their lives with dignity surrounded by the loving care they deserve.

Almost Home Rescue

Here you will meet many dogs who are waiting to be chosen to be part of your family. Adopting a dog that has lost his home is an extremely gratifying experience.


Petfinder has helped 25 million pets find their families through adoption. Petfinder is an online, searchable database of animals who need homes. It is also a directory of nearly 14,000 animal shelters and adoption organizations

The Humane Society Lakewood Ranch

No-Kill, Not for Profit Rescue. Our vision is to be recognized as the regional leader in animal welfare through quality care, humane education and financial stewardship.

Animal Rescue Coalition

A not-for-profit organization whose mission is to save animals for the benefit of humanity. ARC rescues cats and dogs from euthanasia by providing proactive spay and neuter services. No animal should be killed to make room for another.

Humane Society of Sarasota County

Our mission is to provide abandoned pets with compassionate care and shelter while promoting responsible pet ownership and securing permanent homes. We are the area’s largest no-kill animal shelter.

Humane Society of Manatee

We are committed to leading Manatee County in fostering compassion and respect for animals through care, education and collaboration.

Royal Pet Rescue

We have been volunteering & fostering animals since 2000 through other organizations (Manatee & Sarasota Humane Society, Underdog Rescue, Sarasota Animal Services). All animals that deserve a chance at a normal life with a special family.

Cat Depot Home

Cat Depot, a nonprofit, no-kill, free-roaming center, is recognized for its progressive design and commitment to helping homeless, abandoned, and injured cats and kittens.

Underdog Rescue of Florida

UnderDog has worked hard to maintain superior quality of care while performing our due-diligence as an all volunteer, non-profit 501(C)3, charitable organization. We subsist solely by reasonable adoption fees and donations.

Satchel's Last Resort

We provide lifelong shelter to dogs deemed unadoptable, nurture and train borderline dogs, and offer temporary shelter to adoptable dogs whose owners can no longer care for them.

foster adopt supportPlease Support Animals

There are many ways to love, help and support our shelters, groups  and rescues. They are all counting on you.

Click on the above links to learn more.

If you are an animal organization and would like to be included on this page, please contact us.