Our cats are housed in open rooms where visitors and potential adopters are welcome to mingle with them.  We encourage adopters to spend some time with the cats before making a selection, as it takes time to appreciate their personalities.  Often it is the cat that chooses the person!  Staff and volunteers are available to answer your questions and provide any background information that EARS has available.

Our dogs are placed into foster homes.  Foster homes provide a stable environment for the dog and the foster families can continue to socialize them and reinforce good behaviors until the dogs find their forever home.


Meet and greets are held most Saturdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at one of the area pet stores.  See Events for specifics. EARS Staff is available to answer questions about the dogs and adoption process.  The fosters can provide first-hand information about the dog's personality.  Alternatively, arrangements may be made through the shelter manger to meet a dog at its foster home, or at EARS Adoption Center & Pet Store.

Before they are made available for adoption, all pets are:


  • Spayed / neutered

  • Vaccinated

  • Tested (Heartworm, FeLV/FIV)

  • Treated with preventative medications

  • Micro-chipped

We are grateful to our Veterinarians for providing excellent care to our EARS pets!

Animal Rescue Coalition      

6320 Tower Lane, Sarasota FL


Laurel Road Veterinary Clinic

2474 Laurel Road East, Nokomis, FL


Englewood Animal Hospital    

340 N. Indiana Ave., Englewood, FL                          


Lemon Bay Animal Hospital

3060 McCall Rd., Englewood, FL


501c3, Consumer's Certificate of Exemption Registration No.: 85-8012581250C-3

 (941) 681-3877


145 W. Dearborn Street, Englewood, FL 34223

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