Rex, loved by Vicki Gailey

Rex, loved by Vicki Gailey

A directory of rescue groups and animal shelters 

If you're thinking of adding a pet to your family, there are tons of rescue groups and shelters in Orlando overflowing with dogs and cats in need of new homes. Many of these organizations are also in need of foster homes and volunteers to help them continue the work they do. This is just a sampling of organizations doing animal rescue and sheltering work in the area.

A New Beginning Pet Rescue

Barkie's Legacy

Care Feline TNR

Central Florida Pug Rescue

Fallin Pines Critter Rescue 407-568-7988

Florida Little Dog Rescue Group

Greyhound Pets of America of Greater Orlando 1260 S. Ronald Reagan Blvd., Longwood; 407-332-4754

Greyhound Ranch Adoptions 407-461-5257

Gold Coast Greyhound Adoptions

Heidi's Legacy Florida All Breed Rescue

Kindness for Cats

Lovey Loaves Sanctuary 407-446-2245

Me and My Shadow Dog Rescue 407-906-8556

Orlando Bully Rescue

Orange County Animal Services 2769 Conroy Road; 407-836-3111

Osceola County Animal Services 3910 Old Canoe Creek Road, St. Cloud; 407-742-8000

Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando 2727 Conroy Road; 407-351-7722

Pet Rescue by Judy 401 S. Laurel Ave., Sanford; 407-302-4497

Poodle and Pooch Rescue

Rescuing Animals in Need

Seminole County Animal Services 232 Bush Blvd., Sanford; 407-665-5201

Sniffing Snouts Pit Bull Rescue


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