Our mission is to rescue dogs from kill shelters in Florida

Humane Society of FLorida

Our Mission

It is the mission of the Humane Society of Florida to rescue dogs from kill shelters. 

We care for them in a limited-population foster-care environment and find them great new homes.  

We welcome you to a place of hope. A place where you can help make dog dreams come true.

Welcome to a place of hope. A place where you can help make dog dreams come true.

Whether you open your home to FOSTER a dog in need, or ADOPT a rescue dog and give them what may be their first loving forever home, or DONATE so that a dog never has to go without again, their hope starts with you.

We are very passionate about what we do here, and we hope that you will help us make those dog dreams come true.

 
Why Adopting a Rescued Dog Is One of the Best Things You'll Ever Do.

Rescued dogs are special! Adopting a rescue dog will be one of the most long-time rewarding things you can do! These dogs often come from less-than-ideal situations, and ensuring the best match for our rescued dogs with their forever families is our goal.

Bringing a dog into your home is a big commitment, and we want you and your new dog to thrive in your new life together. We don’t chain or tether our dogs, they are not kept in dog runs, nor are they crated for extended periods of time, and they sleep in the house. They are considered part of your family! Having a similar lifestyle is important - whether you're up every morning going for a jog with your new best friend, or prefer to chill and relax on the couch with him. So, what kind of personality is best for you?

  • Active or chilled out?
  • Large breed or small?
  • Puppy, adult or senior?
  • Perfectly healthy or special needs?
  • Perfectly trained or in need of a little extra special attention?


It is important to consider these questions, to ensure both you and your new adopted rescue dog have the best possible life together.

It is also important to realize that your new rescue dog has been through a lot in his life - it may take him a while to become comfortable. Patience and understanding are necessary, and key to helping your new rescue dog adjust to his new surroundings - and to you - his new forever family.

Yes, rescued dogs are indeed special! Once you open your heart, life and home to a rescued dog - you will understand just how special they are.

 
Join Us in Our Mission

Foster homes are the keys to saving dog’s lives. We are not a shelter, and having a network of responsible foster homes is the only way we can continue to save the lives of abandoned dogs.

By becoming a foster parent you give an unwanted dog hope, and you can see that hope in your foster dog’s trusting eyes. Your rewards are endless as you watch him thrive. You provide a secure and loving home, a place to play and learn, a place of understanding, patience and positive training, a place to heal and overcome. Everything he needs to change his life from being homeless and unwanted, to being cherished in a forever home. Everything he may have never received, but so desperately wants, because you care – because you choose to become a foster parent. It is one of the most rewarding things you can do.

Homeless dogs range from sad, scared and traumatized, to well-adjusted, highly trained and goofy. They've been ignored, kenneled, neglected, chained, abused, never having had the ability to be a dog, or be happy. Or, they've simply just grown from cute little puppy into adult dog, and for that, they find themselves abandoned.

As a foster parent, you do all the things a dog owner would do, and in turn learn about the dog you’re fostering. This helps in three ways:

You help potential adopters learn more about the dog – their personality and behavior, likes and dislikes, quirks and tricks, making it easier for the dog to
get adopted

  • Your foster dog has the opportunity to thrive, perhaps for the first time in his life, in your loving and secure home
  • You are rewarded with knowing you were instrumental in helping your foster dog find a forever home, where he will live out his life being loved and wanted


We don’t chain or tether our foster dogs, they are not kept in dog runs, nor are they crated for extended periods of time, and they sleep in the house. They are considered part of your family!

Please consider opening your home to an unwanted dog – you will be making a
life-changing impact. In his life. And in yours.

Contact us about fostering the next great dog - your love is their second chance.