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Suncoast Humane Society
Low cost vaccines and services
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Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County
Low cost vaccines and services
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Pet Help Finder
A list of low cost clinics and veterinarians around Charlotte County

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Florida Pets and Vets
24/7 Emergency veterinarian services across Florida
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Animal Rescue Coalition
Low cost spay/neuter and preventative services

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Englewood Animal Hospital
Affordable veterinary services in Englewood, FL

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Parkway Veterinary Center
Affordable veterinary services in Sarasota, FL

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RxChop
Download or print this free savings card for discounts on pet prescriptions at most pharmacies

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Onyx and Breezy
General assistance from help with veterinary costs to pet food and disaster relief
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Oscar’s Cause:
General assistance including veterinary costs and temporary housing resources
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Brown Dog Foundation
Provides financial assistance to meet gaps in veterinary costs
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Red Rover
Offers urgent care and domestic violence assistance grants. Typical grants are approximately $250
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The Shakespeare Animal Fund
Small grants of between $50 and $100 typically to people on a fixed income or with annual incomes below the federal poverty guidelines
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Voice for the Animals Foundation
Their program helps seniors, people with disabilities, terminal illnesses or fixed incomes take care of their pets.
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The Pet Fund
Financial assistance for non-basic, non-urgent care (cancer treatment, heart disease, etc.)
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Frankie’s Friends
Financial assistance grants for lifesaving emergency or specialty veterinary care
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The Mosby Foundation
General aid with non-routine medical expenses
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For the Love of Alex
Funds emergency and life-saving veterinary care for low-income households
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Friends and Vets Helping Pets
Grants for lifesaving diseases or procedures
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Paws 4 a Cure
Financial assistance for non-routine veterinary care that will include medications, treatment, or medical equipment
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Pet Assistance Inc.
Offers subsidies for urgent or life-threatening emergencies
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Rose’s Fund for Animals
For pets/found animals that have a life-threatening illness, injury or condition with a good prognosis to survive
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Magic Bullet Fund
Funds specifically for surgery or chemotherapy for pets with cancer
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The Reidel & Cody Fund
Support for pets suffering with cancer – funding for chemotherapy and radiation treatment
http://riedelcody.org

Pets of the Homeless
Offers emergency veterinary care assistance and information on homeless shelters that accept pets
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Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program
Assistance for cats and kittens with Vaccine Associated Sarcoma (VAS), also referred to as Injection Site Sarcoma (ISS)
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Go Fund Me
Create your own fundraiser for any financial need
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Fundly
Create your own fundraiser for any financial need
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Care Credit
Apply for veterinary and pet financing to cover routine and emergency expenses
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Varidi
Offers financing and payment options for unexpected expenses
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Scratchpay
Offers financing and payment options for unexpected expenses
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Waggle
This site manages fundraisers for pet parents needing help with veterinary expenses
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Charlotte County Fastrack Program (Rent/Utility)
The Fastrack Program offers one application that is sent to multiple grant and funding sources. Requirements and funding vary by program
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Englewood Helping Hand
Provides food, utility, and other assistance to clients in Charlotte and Sarasota counties
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Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Offers housing and support services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Southwest Florida
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Charlotte County Aging and Adult Services
Matches individuals with resources to aid the aging, elderly, and those caring for them
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Englewood Meals on Wheels
An all volunteer organization that provides hot meals to individuals unable to prepare meals for themselves
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Harry Chapin Food Bank
A food pantry serving Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties. Their programs include children, families, and seniors
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Charlotte County 211
A comprehensive list of additional food pantries in Charlotte County
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Pet Food

Suncoast Humane Society Pet Food Bank
Our pet food pantry open seven days a week
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The Humane Society of Sarasota County Pet Food Assistance
Available during open hours to Sarasota County residents or those experiencing housing difficulties
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Humane Society of Manatee County Pet Food Panty
Available to Manatee County residents, Wednesday – Saturday from 11 am to 4:00 pm
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Pet Friendly Florida

Charlotte County
Dog Friendly parks and beaches in Charlotte County
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Sarasota County
Dog Friendly parks and beaches in Sarasota County
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Charlotte County

  • Englewood’s on Dearborn
  • Hounds of Henry
  • Twisted Fork
  • Gatorz Bar and Grill
  • Chubbies
  • Wings & Rings
  • Panera Bread
  • Mel’s Diner
  • SandBar Tiki Grille
  • Light House Bar & Grill
  • The Backyard at Skip’s

Sarasota County

  • Barnacle Bill’s Seafood
  • Casey Key Fish House
    Crab & Fin
  • Daiquiri Deck Venice & Sarasota
  • The Bearded Clam
  • Tijuana Flats
  • Siesta Key Oyster Bar
  • Panera Bread
  • Old Salty Dog
  • O’Leary’s Tiki Bar

Zumper
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Apartments.com
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Realtor.com
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ForRent.com
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Trulia
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National Dog Inclusive Rental Database
The nation’s largest database of dog-inclusive rentals
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BringFido
Search for pet friendly hotels and restaurants at your next vacation destination
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Florida
Learn the most up-to-date legislation for the state of Florida
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Fetch Pet
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Embrace Pet Insurance
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Crisis Resources

ASPCA Animal Poison Control
Resources for animal poison-related emergencies and pet education
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Disaster Preparedness and Pet Friendly Shelters
A printable checklist for disaster preparedness and list of pet friendly shelters in and around Charlotte County
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C.A.R.E. (The Center for Abuse & Rape Emergencies Inc. Charlotte County)
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S.P.A.R.C.C. (Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center of Sarasota County)
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Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
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Praline’s Backyard Foundation
Provides free temporary housing for the pets of domestic violence
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Charlotte County Animal Control
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Sarasota County Animal Services
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Charlotte County Animal Control
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Sarasota County Animal Services
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Lee County Animal Services
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Suncoast Humane Society
Owner requested euthanasia and cremation
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Florida Pets and Vets
A list of local locations offering end of life services
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Pay it Forward Pet Crematory
Local clinics offering end of life care, crematory services and memorial items
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Furever After Pet Cremation Services
24/7 support for cremation services
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Bentley’s House Pet Loss Support Group
Holds grief counseling meetings on the third Thursday of every month.
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Grief Healing
Resources for dealing with pet loss and an online discussion available 24/7
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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
See a list of licensed wildlife rehabilitators in Florida or contact your regional office to report orphaned or injured wildlife
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Wildlife Center of Southwest Florida
A Venice based rehabilitation facility specializing in Southwest Florida native wildlife
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Peace River Wildlife Center
Based out of Punta Gorda, they rehabilitate native Florida wildlife and provide on-site tours
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Save Our Seabirds
This Sarasota facility is open to the public and specializes in native birds
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Pet Education

Pet Health Network
This site provides articles on pet health, care and behavior as well as an interactive pet health monitoring map
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Heartworm Society
Learn about heartworm prevention and management
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The Humane Society of the United States
Advice on living with pet allergies
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American Veterinary Medical Association – Pet Health and First Aid
Learn about pet care, first aid, and veterinary careers
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Caring.com – Pets in Assisted Living
Advice for owning a pet in an assisted living facility
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ASPCA
This site offers the latest news and ways you can help fight animal cruelty
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Pets & Parasites
Read about pet parasite prevention and management
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Department of Agriculture – Traveling with pets
Research regulations for traveling with your pet to another state or country
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Veterinary Oral Health Council
Find recommended products and learn about oral health care for your pet
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Suncoast Humane Society
We offer group classes, one-on-one lessons, and pre-recorded webinars
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Petco of Port Charlotte
Offers puppy, adult, and AKC training including group, private, and online settings
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The Dog Boss
Schedule private lessons for puppies, basic or advanced training, and behavior modification
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Venice Dog Club
Sign up for agility classes, puppy training, or ACK certification
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Bratty Paws
Classes include obedience, agility, dock diving, and nose work
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Advanced Canine Development
Register for training classes ranging from puppy to advanced and therapy/service dog
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