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Suncoast Humane Society Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Suncoast Humane Society exists to reduce the numbers of homeless animals and improve the quality of life.

Results: 1,232 pets were adopted or reunited in 2018, and through our Preventive Health Care Clinic we spayed/neutered 1,861 animals at affordable fees. We also offer preventive services at our clinic to further help pet owners afford continuing care and keep pets in their homes where they belong. Other programs and services we offer include Pet Adoptions, Community Outreach, Thrift Stores and Volunteer Opportunities. Visit our website at www.humane.org for more information.

Target demographics: reduce the number of homeless animals and improve the quality of life

Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2018, there were 1,232 pets adopted and reunited; 6,011 Preventive Health Care Clinic patients; 1,861 spay/neuter surgeries; 22,664 pounds of pet food re-distributed to animals in need; being 100% donor funded by over 7,000 generous supporters.

Geographic areas served: Charlotte, Sarasota and Lee Counties

Programs: Pet Adoptions, Pet Therapy, Humane Education, Dog Obedience, Preventive Health Care Clinic, Pet Pantry, Dog Obedience Training, Fospice, Shelter Angel program, CARE Abuse Prevention Partners, Foster Home Care, Disaster Relief Resources, Lost and Found Service, Volunteer Opportunities and more.

Community Stories

125 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Caroline R.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have donated lots of things over the years , to suncoast humane society thrift store, I am able to sew, so I have donated outfits for smaller dogs , once my dog outgrew them ...
Since I. Have what I call a foodie ....he can’t have certain foods because my dog gets an upset stomach I have donated food , treats my dog won’t eat...to suncoast humane yes they do prefer unopened food unopened treats so I try to get them what they need. Any pet parent knows what will work for their own fur baby.... glad I could help

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at Suncoast Humane Society for 7plus years.The staff is amazing and the animals are well cared for and loved. We are blessed to have a Vet on staff who is always caring for and helping the pets in any way that she can.
There are a number of devoted volunteers who make sure the animals get some extra love and exercise and help in any areas they are needed.
Until they find their forever home,the animals could not be in a better or more loving environment than Suncoast Humane Society.
I am blessed to be a small part of that family.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with Suncoast for almost 3 years helping with their offsite cats.
They take great pride in finding these animals forever homes. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to help this nonprofit. I cannot encourage people enough to #AdoptDontShop and look local for your next furry friend!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I worked with Suncoast in their Pet Therapy program for a number of years. The organization is so well managed and all their employees are devoted to the cause. They have so many wonderful fund raising events throughout the year!!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering at Suncoast Humane Society as a dog walker several years ago and currently volunteer in the cattery. I am always amazed at the love and care the staff and volunteers have for the animals. Every animal is treated with love and respect. No animal is ever turned away regardless of health or behavioral issues and every effort is made to correct any issues if necessary and prepare the animal for a forever home. I adopted my wonderful dog from Suncoast. In spite of the love and care the animals receive, the facility is old and in need of funding to for a new building. The dog kennels for example are not air conditioned or heated which makes it uncomfortable for the dogs in the hot Florida sun, especially in the summer and the cold winter nights. Even with donations, thrift stores and continuous fund raisers, it will be a long time until the funds are raised for the new facility but every little donation brings us closer to our goal.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at Suncoast Humane Society for 3 or 4 years, first as a dog walker and now also as a Dog About Town volunteer. We take shelter dogs out to stores, restaurants and events to socialize the animals and to let people see them in a normal setting out in the community. I thought I was helping dogs, but instead, the dogs have shown me how great people are. Every employee and volunteer knows each dog, we all fall in love and we all cheer as they find a new home. During my dog outings, I hear stories from the community of the dogs and cats people have adopted and loved, and the happiness they have brought. Shelter animals are not abandoned. At Suncoast, they have a full staff of people to love and care for them until they find their way home. P.S. two dogs came home with me, too!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I began volunteering in the cattery as a cat cuddler in 2016. Even though I’m a retired school counselor who has had several careers, I am still learning new skills by having a responsible position as a volunteer with the feline population. I’ve made friends with coworkers. I enjoy my weekly job and look forward to my afternoon with the kitties. A year ago I finally fell in love with one of our older cats, and she joined our family. I believe so strongly in the mission of Suncoast Humane that my husband and I have become donors as well. I have boundless respect for the staff and professionals who are so dedicated to the animals. It’s a great place to work. I feel proud to be part of an organization that serves our community so well.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We moved to Port Charlotte in 2012 and within a year I began volunteering at one of the Humane Society Thrift Shops. Since then I have several different "hats" with this organization -- Critter Bank routes, event planning, pet food pantry, public relations -- and there are so many different areas, dog walking, cat cuddling, etc. that you can donate your time to. The staff at the main facility is so committed to the health and well-being of every animal that crosses through the front door. Their compassion and devotion shows in their smiles and helpfulness and "thank yous." I have met so many wonderful people, some who have become best friends, others where we just enjoy each others company while volunteering. In 2014 we adopted Gypsy, 95# mixed full of love with a heart of gold. I have owned pure breds most of my life and there's something about a rescue that melts your heart. They look at you with eyes that say with unconditional love -- "thank you" and "just please take care of me." I also am a volunteer with the Homeless Coalition and helped in their Food Pantry. We found there was a need to supply pet food for the clients' pets. So the Kibble Kafe was started and receives a large amount of their pet food from the Humane Society -- I do my best to see that there are "cookies and treats" along with pet food for all their pets because every pet needs cookies -- and again -- all this is thanks to the Humane Society. I cannot tell you the satisfaction I feel as I volunteer with this awesome group of workers and volunteers. They have become my family and I cannot imagine my life here without them. We have one goal in common-- the love of the animal.

2 Deb D.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at Suncoast for 3 years, doing the Welcome desk for a year and dog walker for two years. I appreciate high standards of care as I am a retired nurse. I have been impressed with the standards of care that Suncoast has for it's animals. As a dog walker, we are not just given a leash and told: go for it. We all are trained for our safety and the safety and positive learning experiences for the dogs. There are four levels of dog walkers, each level adding additional skills to handle the needs of our dogs. Our Animal Behaviorist comes out to the pens on a daily basis to assists with advice. Every person that volunteers or works at Suncoast LOVES those animals.
It is amazng how clean and pleasant smelling it is! We actually celebrate when our long term "residents" get adopted. We know how much we have all worked with these dogs to get them to the point where they are a wonderful addition to a new family. We have Pet Therapy training and obiedience training. After a dog is adopted, people can come back and get additional advice if issues arise during the adjustment from kennel to home. We have Fostering programs. for dogs requiring more medical attention, puppies, and recently added a program where long term dogs go home with volunteers and go out and walk in public areas and spend time in their home. We have a very active Dog About Town program where two dogs are taken by volunteers to venues so the public can see them. It is an amazing place!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It's all about the animals! I currently am a volunteer and every employee and volunteer I have met are sincerely dedicated to placing all animals in the best environment possible. The devotion of the staff is an inspiration to me to want to do more.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer Cat Cuddler at Suncoast Humane Society for 4 years and simply love it! It truly is a “happy place” for me and I look forward each week to my volunteer day.
The staff, medical care, food and socialization of the animals are wonderful! It is heartwarming to experience the great care and attention that all the animals receive.
Simply put, I love volunteering and feel honored to be part of such an amazing organization!
Mary Jones

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a puppy from a rescue group in the Tampa area - who rescued a litter & parents from a high kill shelter in Miami.... shortly after getting settled in at her new home, Cali went into heat so we weren't able to get her spayed during that time. But once it was OK, I brought her to Suncoast Humane Society in Englewood and had a wonderful experience. The staff was friendly, explained everything well and made me feel at ease about everything! Thank you, Suncoast, to making a difference in my pup's life, my life and our experience! The Preventive Health Care Clinic is an amazing solution to local communities and to the homeless animals in SWFL.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I bring my senior cat, Jasmine, to the preventive healthcare clinic, annually. The customer service and medical staff are all very friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. I adopted Jasmine from Suncoast Humane Society two years ago. She will be 13 years young in July. I love her so much and could never possibly thank the staff and volunteers of Suncoast Humane Society enough for the joy Jasmine has brought into to my life.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

OLIVER
I have become a new mother.
Quite a feat at eighty-two.
If you adopt from Suncoast Humane
You can become a new mom too.
A warning is in order.
I already have the best.
My six-year-old cat Oliver
Is a step above the rest.
He came to me clean and healthy
With a microchip in place,
All white fur on his belly
And spots of orange on his back and face.
The manners were already taught.
He is litterbox trained and neat.
Curious, as all cats are
His new home he was ready to greet.
I didn't realize there was a gap
In my life that need filling.
All the attention and love he gives
Add so much to life - it's thrilling.
He definitely reached my heart strings,
And plays them every day.
He has made my life complete
Unconditional love is life's brightest ray.
Suzanne Smith, 2018

Suncoast Humane is a wonderful organization and doing a wonderful job. Oliver could not have been any cleaner or well taken care of before the adoption. Thank you to all the caring people donating their time and energy.

Volunteer

Rating: 1

I went to the volunteer orientation and was NOT impressed. For an hour and a half the lady went on about how great the organization is (we know that, that is why we are there to volunteer). Then she went around the room and we had to introduce ourselves... Why? It felt more like a job orientation. She spent very little time on explaining the volunteer programs or how it worked. The only thing available was in the stores. That should of been told to us before setting thru an hour and a half of useless information. Oh... And if you want to volunteer email me and I will try to find you something..... That is why we are here. Signed up for 1 Saturday in store and never heard from them. That was 2 months ago. Do not waste your time.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

BEWARE!!!!! My husband and I went into the Suncoast Human Society to adopt a dog and give it a sweet and loving home that so many of these animals deserve. As we were walked around and shown the dogs by a volunteer we came across a cute little dog that kinda chose us. The volunteer asked us to wait their she would get him out for us the next thing we know a very angry and irate employee stormed up to us and aggressively screamed us out in front of the animals putting the animals in distress themselves they have been through enough as she ordered us into the lobby she proceeded to scream out the volunteer threaten to fire her. We left the facility immediately but my heart goes out to those poor unfortunate animals to have such a tyrant employed their those poor animals if she would scream and rant in front of them with out a care in the world no telling what really goes on at that facility. TONIGHT I PRAY FOR THOSE POOR ANIMALS THEIR.......

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my Nellie from Suncoast Humane Society in 2012, The facility is so clean.
The Staff and volunteers are very compassionate with the animals in their care.
It is amazing with all the services that they have for the community,
I am thankful for all that they do, and for my sweet Nellie.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted both of my dogs from Suncoast Humane and both adoptions went smoothly and the volunteers and doctors were so happy and helpful. Adoption fees are VERY affordable and when I'm ready for my next pet I'll be back to adopt again. The facility is clean and full of helpful staff & volunteers. Thanks so much Suncoast, for my girls Swisher (formerly Princess) and Matti (formerly Lucky) =)

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

While on Christmas vacation from the Northeast in 2009, my daughters and I went to the Suncoast Humane Society for "just a visit". As they played with the cats I remained in the outer waiting area knowing we weren't in a position to adopt at the time, but I broke down and went into the cat room after the girls pleaded with me to "just come in and look". As I walked past a shoulder height cage, a tiny paw reached out to me and inside the cage was a grey tiger kitten. Despite being alone, he was happy and playful. It was love at first sight as he continued to reach his paw out to me. I knew instantly that I wanted to take him home but the logistics weren't favorable - we were in a "no pets" vacation rental house and we were flying back to Connecticut in one day. The staff at Suncoast were completely supportive and reassuring, informing us of what would be required to make the adoption happen and fly with a cat, so we put a 24-hour "hold" tag on the kitten. We spent a gorgeous last day - New Years Eve - on the beach where my daughters and I tried to get their dad to agree to the adoption. After several runs from the beach to the ocean where he was fishing (or trying to!) my daughter gave me the word: "Dad said he doesn't care, but he doesn't want anything to do with it". She took that as the all-clear but as an adult I read into it and it was less than favorable so we sat on the beach playing out what we'd have to do and the cost that would go along with it: the adoption/donation fee, an FAA approved carrier and an airline ticket for kitty. With less than an hour before the Humane Society closed for the holiday, we ran from the beach, drove too fast searching for a pet store along the way, overpaid for an official cat carrier, and ran into the SHS building in our wet, sandy clothes. We informed the volunteer we were there to pick up our "on-hold" kitten. She led us into the cat room where another couple was standing in front of "our" kitten'' cage, discussing whether or not they wanted to a adopt him. My heart sank. I looked at the time and thought maybe we were too close to the 24-hour hold deadline and they were going to let him go while they had a solid adoption standing there. Then the couple walked away as the woman describe a different, older cat that she preferred. The volunteer couldn't get our little tiger out of the cage fast enough for us. I was thrilled with the extensive care and adoption preparations by SHS - my kitten had an implanted ID chip, medical documentation, information on where and why he was put up for adoption ("eats too much" for an elderly woman), and we were provided with a bag of cat food and other goodies. It felt good to write a check for the adoption and add a little extra as a donation to this great organization. Our trip back north took a total of 11 hours due to car travel to the airport, an unexpected flight delay and an unexpected change in planes due to a mechanical problem. Our little kitten never made so much as a tiny "meow". He was so quiet I was concerned he had a problem so I took him into the restroom where he promptly looked up at me with a faint cry. "Tygrr" settled in nicely when we returned home. He slept alongside me in bed from the first night, with his body stretched out long as if he'd waited forever to be this comfortable. He's since traveled by car to vacation with me and again by plane, as we now live in Florida full-time. I believe a pet knows they've been "rescued" because their dedication and appreciation is endless, as Tygrr shows me every day. He's always a bright spot in my day because he's so amusing. It turns out that he's a domestic Bengal cat who "talks" ( a very clear "mom") and needs constant attention (and yes, he does eat a lot!). He never showed an ounce of fear which makes me believe the Suncoast Humane Society staff and volunteers provided him with a great deal of care and attention. I highly recommend this organization as the "go-to" place to adopt the new love of your life!

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Society is a caring and wonderful charity that helps animals in need. I have been greatly impressed by their kindness and caring attitude for our pets.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

They not only take extremely good care of their animals, they offer affordable vet care for the comity they serve. Can't say enough good things about Suncoast Humane.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Since moving to Florida 15 years ago, We have adopted 3 dogs from the fine organization. Every time, they were patient with us as we interacted with each dog, we saw them in various settings and answered all of our questions. All three have been successes beyond our imagination. In fact my current dog, Logan is the best dog I have EVER had and I have many over my life. This organization is highly recommended for their care of the residents, patience and commitment to the well being of all involved.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been adopting from Suncoast for many years. My current furbabies were adopted two years ago at the age of three months old. They have turned out to be the most beautiful, loving, and precious kitties anyone could ask for. I wish I could adopt them all.
A visit to Suncoast is a treat. The volunteers are always positive, eager to help, patient and knowledgeable. The facility is clean and the animals are well cared for. You leave with a smile on your face and/or a new forever friend. My first and only choice for adopting a furry friend is from Suncoast Humane Society. Thank you.

3 Douglas15

Client Served

Rating: 5

Suncoast Humane Society is the best! We could not have asked for a better experience.

Lorin H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Love the people and the prices. Great place! Adopted one of my dogs from here, they always remember him when we return for vaccines.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

What a great, friendly place to get reasonably priced vaccines, heart worm medications and tests done. Everyone is so nice. A clean environment too. The dogs are happy.

2 nancy27

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a wonderful time in the R.E.A.D. program with my pet partner Ruffin. The Children loved Reading to this Giant Newfoundland and even used him as a pillow. He loved it, I loved it and the kids loved it. Win, win, win. Claire was such a wonderful volunteer coordinator. Plus the shelter was always spotless, and the staff was always over the top friendly and helpful.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I look forward to volunteering at the shelter every Friday morning, helping to take of the cats. We brush them and play with them and it is wonderful when we see them find their forever homes.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our cat Toby from Suncoast three years ago to keep our 19 year old kitty company as she was going deaf and blind. He is a real sweet boy and befriended Tyler immediately. We lost Tyler in November and Toby became very depressed, so in January we went back to Suncoast and found Maggie a 2+year old female. She also is sweet, and just loves people. Our friends and family can't believe how friendly these kitties are and they even play with our three young grandsons. The staff and volunteers are exceptionally caring and really socialize their adoptees. They truly care and really go out of their way to make sure you get the right fit. The staff has been wonderful with both of our adoptions and it is obvious they really care about the animals. The shelter is clean and well organized; a sure sign that everyone there loves animals . I just can't say enough good things about Suncoast. My husband and I have found two awesome buddies who delight and amaze us.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband and I lost our family Dog several years ago and decided that since we wanted to travel it was unfair to have another pet in our house. But both of us being dog lovers we had to find a way to have them in our lives.

In comes the Suncoast Humane Society. Through their organization we became foster parents to medically challenge dogs. We prefer to have the large breeds and have been very fortunate to have Scottie, Honey, Abby, Cheyenne and Cinnamon in our lives so far. The staff and other volunteers have been so very helpful to us and we can just imagine what the animals think.

Keep up the good work.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer at a rescue in northern Indiana and wanted to do the same here in Florida. I became a "dog walker" and love to see these sweet animals get the love and attention that gain them a new "forever" home. I continue to be impressed with this organization.

1 Christy38

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm so grateful for Suncoast Humane Society! I needed a dog in my life. My fuzzy baby had just gone to doggy heaven and I was so lost and miserable without her. I know I checked every shelter within a 200 mile radius of my home but couldn't find a dog that didn't have a $250 adoption fee (or more). I'm living on Social Security so I couldn't afford to adopt one. Then I found Suncoast...and Lacey (formerly Daisy). She's 5 months old, and the most adorable, lovey puppy I've ever met. I'd never had a Chihuahua before so the energy and puppy kisses were a bit of a surprise, but she's training me to appreciate them and we're doing just great. One of the best things is that her adoption fee was so low that I could actually afford her; and best of all, since I was a senior, it was even lower! Suncoast does a great job putting people and pets who really need each other together. I say a little thank you to them every morning when Lacey crawls out from under the covers to give me a great big doggy kiss on the cheek to let me know our day has started. Thanks, I needed that!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have adopted kitty's and dogs from Suncoast! Now I volunteer with them and love what I do there, and the staff is so dedicated to getting these animals adopted into good homes. The shelter is clean and the fur baby's are so loved by not only the staff, but all of the wonderful volunteers who give selflessly of their time to help these animals to acclimate to a human touch!

2 Russ V.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my best friend from you on April 3rd. 2014. His name was Cobi ( now Coco) Coco and I do about everything together. Dog park 5-6 days a week in North Port. After adopting Coco I had a full body bone scan on him just to see if he was alright. He is perfect, except the X-ray found that someone had shot him in the center of his side. The shot is still in him. The vet said it will be fine. Nothing needed to be done and it will never bother him as it is in a safe spot for him. It's just over a year now and he is a healthy, happy boy. Thank you for giving me such a wonderful friend. you got him straight and gave him a second chance and you gave me a second chance as I have bone cancer and lost my wife to cancer before adopting my boy Coco. Thank you and thank GOD.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter passed away in 2013 and I was lost, didn't want to function. And then I met Layla at Suncoast. It wasn't that quick either. These wonderful people at Suncoast took so much time helping pick the right baby for me. They went thru showing me a lot of fur babies, being patient and understanding, even helping me say it wasn't the right one if it wasn't. I think I was there quite often! And then I met Layla. We were meant to be together. She's awesome and she made me get up and function! She is still, 2 years later my rescuer! I am so grateful for Suncoast Humane Society and they are not only deserving of this award but every award!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When my cat passed away and I came in to donate items, they were just wonderful. They asked me about my pet and were very kind. When I send a donation, I receive a personal letter of thanks. They help hundreds of animals and are a real asset to the community.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted 2 cats 2 diffrent times it's amazing to see such a caring staff volunteering to make sure these animals have a quality life. I truly wish they had more donations to help out other animals in need. If everyone of us could do something to help. I know money is right for a lot of families( I am one) but if you go to survey monkey and do surveys U get to choose the charity u want ( humane society included) and it directly donates .50 per survey to the Humane Society. Till this day I've donated 13.50 in a month anything helps. Spread the word and San Casa needs more donations. It's the only place I ve seen so clean nice and full of good energy they care!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted 3 wonderful cats from the Suncoast Humane Society over the past decade. The staff are amazing, caring, angels on earth who go above and beyond to match you with your perfect pet. They also offer affordable veterinary procedures, such as the spay & neuter program, providing the community with much needed population control at a price that is very reasonable. Suncoast Humane is a no kill shelter, something I am forever greatful for as my latest cat, Belle, was a resident there for over 14 months. I cannot imagine what our community & surrounding areas would do without Suncoast, & I will continue supporting them in any way I can.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and have adopted 3 dogs from Suncoast Humane Society and all have been wonderful additions to our family. They take such good care of and animals and work so hard to find loving homes for all the animals there: small and large, young and old. They do wonderful work and have a positive impact in the community. I know they rely on donations and wish I could do more to help

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

We have adopted 2 cats from Suncoast Humane Society. One adult cat had a rough start in life, he had an eye infection in both eyes when he was brought to the shelter. With the proper medical care and lots of TLC he was ready for us to adopt him. The other kitty was a kitten when we adopted him. He was raised in a foster home, instead of the shelter to receive constant loving in a non stressful environment. We just love them both!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

in 2010 we lost our beloved white lab Rugged to cancer at the age of 9. we retired to Florida 7/2011. By September we were ready for another fur baby to bring home. We saw a black lab but he was taken. we walked twice around the dog area. we went outside with one but he just wanted to be outside and didn't bond with us. we were about to leave dejected when one of the volunteers stated there were more dogs downstairs that they had no room for upstairs. she thought there was one that would be good for us. Well, she is perfect and her name is Cheetah which we kept. she was 9 months then and skinny as a rail. She came right up to us and they said she had no voice. Well, she has one now. She was thought to be a rottie/shepard mix but is a coonhound mix. She is very loving and listens. loves to play, chase squirrels and rabbits in and around the yard. Suncoast was the best. They followed up to see how she was doing and invited us back for a visit. Suncoast was very clean and run by very caring and loving pet lovers. I would recommend them to anyone looking to adopt a pet.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Have volunteer at Suncoast and the operation goes beyond to help animals find their forever homes. The staff is excellent and helpful thank goodness we have this shelter in our growing community.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my wonderful kitty, Smokey Joe, from Suncoast Humane and was sooo impressed with the staff. They were so helpful in associating my dog with Smokey Joe, loaned me a crate to take SJ to his new forever home! I WISH I had LOTS of money to donate to their cause !!!!!!!!!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have adopted two cats from Suncoast and were very please with the care and service provided by the staff. The new improved cattery is wonderful.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The most caring and professional staff members !
On time service provided .
Suncoast Humane Society is an excellent example other animal facilities should be learning from !

1 Leann2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer in the past and can attest to the dedication Suncoast Humane Society has to animals. It is much needed and wonderful organization in our community.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a cat from Suncoast in Nov 2012. They are a very busy faciity. However that being said , everyone I came in contact with was caring about me as the adopting party as much as making sure that my cat was going to a good home. When you leave you have all the info you need to care for your new family member. They are all vaccinated and you have all the paperwork to prove that and when new shots are due for your pet. The facility is spotless, and all the animals are well cared for. I would adopt from there again and recommend this facility to anyone who wants to adopt a forever pet.

Christine105

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a retired vet's assistant, or today known as Vet- Tech. We moved here in 1992, and I volunteered at Suncoast for a time. I saw what went on behind the scenes, and it was all good. Very caring workers, went over and beyond expectations. I was impressed with the cleanliness of everything! Of course it is always sad to see homeless pets, but everyone took personal interest in the animals. Especially those that had been there the longest. Took playtime with animals outside, as time would permit. Also took turns in walking the dogs, often by trained volunteers. My husband and I adopted a 6 yr old dog from there, one yr ago. They were very thorough for the sake of the pet, to be sure it was going to a good forever home. I went alone, as my husband was I'll at the time, but they called him on the phone to be sure he was aware of what I was doing. All went well and we have a happy, spoiled new family member!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The volunteers and staff are superior in every way...putting my very nervous adopted yellow lab at ease every time she visits. The involvement in our community second to none. Fund raisers are well organized and fun!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I went looking for young kittens and came home with two sister cats, 14 months old. I knew from the very beginning that one had been abused and was terrified of humans. Nine months later they are both so loving and adorable. They teach me more everyday. Plus not only did I find two wonderful loves but found an empathetic, caring, new friend in one of the employees. Since moving to FL 17 years ago, I've known several people who volunteer at the shelter, each with wonderful stories. Suncoast is a tremendous asset to this community. God bless each of the volunteers and employees.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We got a beautiful American Bulldog named Rosie from Suncoast in Englewood. She is all they said she was, just a great dog. We have had no problems with her and she fits right in with our family. Rosie still walks around with the toy she came home with. All of the people involved with us at Suncoast were all very professional and caring. Suncoast is a super organization. If in the future we are looking for an animal to adopt, we will surely come to Suncoast. It makes us really feel good to have given Rosie a "forever home."

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a foster volunteer,adopter and brought lost animals to Suncoast..
In all three areas, I have been treated w/respect,kindness and knowledge..
I raise grandchildren and they have helped w/fostering of cats and many kittens.
Suncoast vet and assistants treat them w/the same attention given me. In return,
the boys have learned many lessons,love all animals and have shown their friends
how to properly care for sick/lost or abandoned animals..

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've adopted 2 of my animals from from englewood humane society,my cat "Cash" in 2003 and I had a great experience the people really cared about the animals and myself. Cash passed away in 2012 I was heart broken. In 2013 I went back to adopt a puppy and the people were so compassionate when I told them about my cat, I could't find a better place to be. Casey my puppy is now 1yr and my best friend.I bring her in for her shots and Everytime I do they welcome us like we're family .I really can't say enough about them.
My experience with All the people I've met and the cleanliness of the facility was outstanding.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful place that makes every effort to place animals in loving homes. Thank you for all you do!

Donor

Rating: 5

Everybody at suncoast is so easy to work with and all the fund raisers are so very organized.
I am proud to be associated with suncoast humane society!!!
They do the work of angels and need to be supported more!!

Sylvia9

Donor

Rating: 5

I know that the suncoast humane society does a lot for the animals here in my area.keep up the great work and god bless you!!!!

Donor

Rating: 5

I have adopted three dogs from the Suncoast Humane Society. The place was always clean and staffed personnel were very helpful in showing the animals and preforming the adoption. It has always been a delightful experience.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Most of what I can say is a repetition of all the good things already written, so I'd like to say something about the pet adoption events Suncoast has hosted at the Pet Supermarket in Englewood. The staff and volunteers who handled the animals brought to the event were great. Dogs were walked,on leashes through the aisles of the store and surrounding area, and helped to behave like perfect ladies/gentlemen.
I witnessed a number of adoptions take place, with great attention given to the matches being made.

I've seen adoption events where a handful of animals were held in a ring and the handlers were bored and yawning and chatting to each other and the Suncoast events were nothing like that.

Very impressive!

Patience B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

SO kind and patient! It took us weeks to decide on a new member for our family of 5 and everyone was super helpful and very patient with us! We ultimately decided on a dog we weren't even considering due to the keen eyes and ears of a worker! She listened so intently to us that she knew who we'd be happiest with despite our parameters. She went completely out of the box for us and introduced us to Boston! Who by the way, is the BEST dog we have ever owned! A perfect addition to our home and lifestyle! He saved US!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have been a "customer" of Suncoast for 20 years. We have adopted dogs as we had room. Currently we have 3 large dogs who have their "furever" home with us. Two of our original adoptions have crossed the Rainbow Bridge and are waiting for us. We miss them dearly. Suncoast is by far the best place to adopt any pet. It is kept clean, all the staff are very kind to both the people and the animals. This shelter is run the best of the many I have visited in my long lifetime.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted a tiger kitty from Suncoast about 5 years ago and she has been the most incredible girl.
We weren't living in Florida at that time but we always paid a visit there when we were in town. When we finally decided to add another "child" to the family, the Suncoast staff were very helpful. In all of visits to the center, I have found the entire staff to be dedicated, professional and most of all very caring. They attention to the animals is superior to many other facilities. They are genuine in their concern for clients and animal residents and are definitely my
kind of people.

Janice

Veronica S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Suncoast humane society. Is a great place to adopt. Everone there
is kind , compassionate and hard working . I would adopt again .and donate
what I can to help .

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Every single employee and volunteer at Suncoast Humane Society cares deeply about each and every animal in their care. The level of care and attention is quite remarkable. As a long-term volunteer I feel warmly welcomed and needed. I frequently recommend Suncoast Humane Society to friends and acquaintances interested in shelter adoptions.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I adopted our dog from the Suncoast Humane Society over 14 years ago. They did a great job throughout the adoption process and in making sure we were a good fit for our new adoptee. He was neutered and had all his medical care up to date the day we brought him home and they followed up to make sure we were all bonding. We have maintained close contact with this organization through fundraisers and the wonderful volunteers; they are such an asset to our small community. Our dear pooch is now old and grey and sadly has cancer. We know that soon he will let us know it is time for us to let him go to doggie heaven. When that time comes, we will honor his memory and all the joy he gave us by adopting from Suncoast Humane Society again.