If you need some help in finding the best dog rescues in Florida, we’re here to help! In this article, we’ve featured 10 of the state’s top rescues.
Abandoned Pet Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in Fort Lauderdale. The group provides rescue services, shelter services, and adoption services to animals all around South Florida. Since it’s founding, the group has saved the lives of over 6,800 animals.
Abandoned Pet Rescue is committed to providing quality care to its rescue animals until a permanent home is found. If you want to help the group continue its work, you can donate here. If you’re interested in adoption, you can see the available dogs here.
Reach out to Abandoned Pet Rescue here.
In 2010, E.A.R.S was established as a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Since then, the group has rescued thousands of dogs and provided them with shelter and rehabilitation services just north of Tampa Bay, in Odessa. The group rescues dogs from kill shelters, owners who give up their dogs, and already abandoned dogs.
E.A.R.S is committed to providing dogs with unparalleled care until the perfect home is found. If you want to help the group rescue and care for dogs in Central Florida, you can donate here. If you’d like to adopt a dog, you can see those available here.
Reach out to E.A.R.S here with any questions.
The founders of Pet Pal Animal Shelter began rescuing animals that would have been euthanized from shelters in the early 1980s. In 1988, Pet Pal Animal Shelter was established as a nonprofit. Now located in St. Petersburg, the group continues rescuing and caring for animals.
Pet Pal Animal Shelter is dedicated to saving the lives of animals whose lives are at risk while held in kill shelters. If you want to contribute, you can donate here. If you want to adopt a rescue dog, you can find those available here.
Get in touch with Pet Pal Animal Shelter here with any other questions.
Based in Middleburg, just outside of Jacksonville, Safe Animal Shelter is a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 1991. The group operates as a no-kill shelter where it rescues animals around Clay County that would otherwise be euthanized.
Safe Animal Shelter participates in various programs to rescue, provide medical services, and help pet retention for animals. If you’d like to help, you can donate to the group here. If you want to adopt a dog, you can find the available dogs here.
Reach out to Safe Animal Shelter here with any other questions.
Based in Alva, near Ft. Meyers, the Doghouse Rescue Academy & Education Network is a nonprofit dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating animals. The group is a foster-based organization that treats and cares for dogs while also educating the public on training and other resources.
Doghouse Rescue Academy & Education Network focuses its work on bettering the lives of dogs who need help and dogs who already have homes. If you want to help the group, you can donate here. If you’re interested in adoption, you can see available dogs here.
Contact Doghouse Rescue & Education Network here.
Founded in St. Augustine in 2008, S.A.F.E Pet Rescue has been saving animals all around northeast Florida since its start. The group is dedicated to saving dogs and cats that are adoptable from kill shelters. To date, the group has saved the lives of over 7,000 animals.
S.A.F.E Pet Rescue fosters its rescue dogs until a safe, permanent home can be found. To help the group continue its work, you can donate here. If you’re interested in adopting, you can see the available dogs here.
Contact S.A.F.E Pet Rescue here.
Based in Miami, Big Hearts for Big Dogs Rescue started from a group of individuals who wanted to help larger breeds of dogs in the area. The group saw that these larger breeds needed more help, as smaller dogs tend to be rescued or adopted quicker.
Big Hearts for Big Dogs Rescue relies on volunteers to foster dogs until a permanent home is found for them. If you’d like to contribute to the group’s cause, you can donate here. If you’re interested in adoption, you can fill out a form to begin the process here.
Get in touch with Big Hearts for Big Dogs Rescue here.
Since 2014, Saving Sage Animal Rescue and its volunteers have been rescuing animals in the South Florida area. The group finds abused and neglected dogs who need help, medical care, and a new home.
Saving Sage Animal Rescue not only rescues and cares for animals, but the group also spreads awareness and knowledge through educational programs. If you’d like to contribute to the cause, you can donate here. If you want to adopt a dog, you can find those available here.
Get in touch with Saving Sage Animal Rescue here.
Founded in 1985, Akita Rescue Society of Florida is dedicated to rescuing Akitas all over the southeast. The group currently operates out of its Jacksonville location as it educates the public on various pet care topics.
Upon rescuing Akitas from euthanasia, the Akita Rescue Society of Florida spays/neuters all dogs before finding permanent homes for them. If you’re interested in helping, you can donate here. If you’d like to adopt a dog, you can find those available here.
Contact the Akita Rescue Society of Florida here.
Based in Sanford, near Orlando, Pet Rescue by Judy operates as a nonprofit group that serves the pets around the area. The group rescues dogs from kill shelters, rehabilitates them, provides any necessary medical care, and cares for them as long as needed.
Pet Rescue by Judy rescues animals that have been abandoned or neglected, but it also strives to prevent the public from abandoning their animals through education. If you want to contribute to the cause, you can donate here. If you’re interested in adoption, you can find the dogs that are available here.
Contact Pet Rescue by Judy here.
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