Adoption

We encourage you to visit both of our shelters on a regular basis to meet the available pets. Because we have a high volume of pets arriving each week, we encourage you to visit our website often and check out our adoptable dogs and cats, or visit in person. Our two shelters are located at 100 Savannah Road in Fort Pierce and 8890 NW Glades Cut Off Road in Port St. Lucie.

Adding a dog or cat to your family can be a 20-year commitment. Different breeds or groups display particular characteristics. It is important to research breeds, and realistically consider the time, space, training needs and resources you can regularly provide for any particular pet before you adopt. Listed below is general guideline information. If you have specific questions, please call us at (772) 461-0687, or email info@hsslc.org.

 

Hours of Operation—Port St. Lucie and Fort Pierce shelters

Tuesday through Friday, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Saturday, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Closed on Sunday and Monday

Please note: To allow for "bed checks," all adoptions end 30 minutes prior to closing.

 

Other adoption locations

In addition to our main location, the Humane Society of St. Lucie County offers pets for adoption at the following 2 locations. Click on 'Expand' below the location to see directions.

Please see our Event Calendar for Adoption dates and times at these and other locations.

PETCO in St. Lucie West
1753 NW St. Lucie West Blvd., Port St. Lucie

7 Days a week; 11-3

 

PetSmart in Tradition
10540 SW Village Parkway, Port St. Lucie

Monday, Saturday, Sunday; 11-3

 
PETCO in St. Lucie West
1753 NW St. Lucie West Blvd
Port St. Lucie
FL
34986
US
14
PetSmart in Tradition
10540 SW Village Parkway
Port St. Lucie
FL
34953
US
14

Minimum requirements

  • You must be 18 years of age to adopt any animal
  • Valid driver’s license or state ID including your current address
  • Landlord or parent’s approval if applicable
  • “Get acquainted visit” with animal and household family members
  • Pre-adoption visit with any other dogs living at the prospective adoptee’s home
  • Successful completion of a pre-adoption interview
  • We reserve the right to refuse any adoption

Level descriptions

  • Level 1: Should be good with children of all ages
  • Level 2: Recommended for adults or children 10 years of age and older