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. HSSC encourages you to think through your decision before you adopt a companion animal. 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. Once you’ve decided that you’re ready to make the commitment, browse our dogs & cats to view all of our adoptable dogs and cats in need of loving, forever homes.

If you have additional questions, please view our frequently asked questions or call us at 941.955.4131.

Download our Adoption Questionnaire (Required prior to adoption.)


Normal Adoption Hours
Sunday and Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday through Friday: 10am–6pm
Saturday: 10am–4pm


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Special thanks to our Foundation Partner, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.