Pet Resources

Food Drive

Need a helping hand? At the Humane Society of Sarasota County, we believe that keeping pets in their loving homes is important. We have created this resource guide in hopes of keeping your furry family member with you. There several resources here and in the community that can help you with a number of concerns you may have.


ANIMAL RESOURCE GUIDE: Sarasota, Manatee, and Charlotte Counties.


K-9 Obedience Training
HSSC now offers a range of obedience classes! The classes range from basic obedience to advanced obedience and an introduction to agility. Our classes are fun and extremely affordable. For more information, click here.

Please call us at 941.955.4131 for additional information and guidelines for the above programs.

Training/Behavior Problems
If your pet is acting out of character, your first step should be to see your veterinarian. 
Behavior problems are often correctable. We have both a K-9 and Feline specialist who will be more than happy to help you. For a free consultation, please call or email:

John Pfohler, K-9 Behavior Specialist
941.955.4131 x124

Suzanne Jones, Feline Specialist
941.955.4131 x107

Disaster Preparedness
The safety of your family and pets depends on preparing a family disaster plan. Please click here for Sarasota County’s Emergency Preparedness information, and here for a Disaster Preparedness Guide for Pets. For a list of pet-friendly shelters, please click here.

Beat the Heat
The Humane Society of Sarasota County is committed to keeping animals safe this summer. Florida law now permits bystanders to take action if they see a pet abandoned in a vehicle – even if the vehicle is locked. Here is a video of Becca Gustafson, HSSC’s Kennel & Medical Operations Manager, discussing the dangers of leaving a pet in a car.

Pet Pantry Program
HSSC will help qualified pet owners with dog and/or cat food on a monthly basis. Click here for details.

Spay/Neuter Providers
Please click here to view the Animal Resources Guide that lists local clinics that provide spay/neuter services.


Florida Healthy Pets

Luv My Pet

Veterinary Assistance

Animal Clinic of the Humane Society of Sarasota County

From teeth cleanings to diagnostic tests to surgery, the Animal Clinic of the Humane Society of Sarasota County offers veterinary care for all your pet’s needs at an affordable price.

All proceeds from the Animal Clinic benefit the shelter pets at the Humane Society of Sarasota County.


Discounted Medications

With a veterinarian’s prescription, you can save on medications like Bravecto at 1-800-PetMeds.