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Are you looking to adopt a pet, or are you looking for a lost pet? We encourage you to visit  your local pet rescue shelter or you can visit the below mentioned websites to help you get started.

Catnip Trails is a local Haines City, Winter Haven resource to help you get started in your search to adopt a new pet, or if you for some reason have to surrender a pet for adoption. Please start your search at Catnip Trails.


They are dedicated to the betterment of animal welfare and they believe that all living creatures deserve a chance at a peaceful & happy life.

For 16 years Catnip Trails has worked tirelessly to save the homeless pets of central Florida.  They have rescued, re-homed, adopted, transported, reunited, and either medically or behaviorally treated thousands of cats & dogs and even a few livestock. However, they no long offer shelter services.

They can help you keep your pet!

Catnip Trails is now taking a more proactive approach to help people find the resources they need to keep animals out of the shelters in the first place.  While they no longer offer shelter/foster services, they will try to help you find the resources you need.

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Petfinder is an online, searchable database of animals who need homes. It is also a directory of nearly 14,000 animal shelters and adoption organizations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico.  (Organizations maintain their own home pages and available-pet databases)


Home of 274,728 adoptable pets from 12,435 adoption groups

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The Humane Society of Polk County was chartered in 1972 and the shelter was built in 1980. We have a staff of eleven employees.  Their shelter originally was located on Sage Road in Winter Haven until June of 2015 and are now located just around the corner at 3195 Dundee Road.


The shelter usually has thirty dogs and seventy five cats in residence. Each year their number of animals fluctuates. Their last fiscal year over nine hundred animals were taken in.

All accepted animals are spayed or neutered, provided with shots, heart worm tested or feline leukemia/aids tested, de-wormed, micro-chipped, provided a physical exam by a local veterinarian and given comfortable shelter, food and water. 

These animals are given a great deal of TLC by a caring staff.  Occasionally wildlife is accepted, but in general they try to turn these over to other agencies better equipped to handle them.  

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SPCA Florida  Founded in 1979, SPCA Florida is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization headquartered in Lakeland. Dedicated to improving the lives of pets and people in the community, SPCA Florida provides caring, compassion and hope to more than 6,000 homeless animals entering their doors each year.


Open to the public, the McClurg Animal Medical Center is a state-of-the-art veterinary facility that heals and helps 50,000 patients annually. Thousands more pets and people are served through their community outreach and education programs.

Click here for their website
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