RedRover Responders stand at the ready to provide animal emergency sheltering assistance for animals displaced by Hurricane Dorian. Here is a list of currently available animal emergency shelters and resources.

Know of a resource or shelter to add to this list? Email us at info@redrover.org!

*Please note that these resources have been gathered from public sources. If you are planning to shelter at one of these sites with your animals, please verify that it is open and accepting animals as conditions may have changed.

Pet friendly lodging resources:

Veterinary care:

Emergency shelters that allow pets aren’t the only option. Some veterinarians may board the animals or they can stay with you at a pet-friendly hotel.

When it comes to hotels, you may have heard the rumor that by law, they must accommodate your pets. That is false. The FEMA website reports, “there are reports all emergency shelters and hotels are required to accommodate pets for people who have evacuated. This is FALSE. The Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act (Pub. L. 109-308 (2006)) requires all state, local, tribal, and territorial governments that receive FEMA assistance to make plans to accommodate household pets and service animals during emergencies.”

FLORIDA

Resources for pet owners

For up to date information on open shelters, visit https://www.floridadisaster.org/shelter-status.

Please note: Pet owners should bring the appropriate pet supplies such as a crate, litter box, food, medications, collar, leash, medical records, water/food bowls, a photo of you and your pet for identification, and bedding.

Here are pet disaster preparedness tips for preparing your emergency kit: RedRover’s Pet Disaster Preparedness Tips.

*Please note that these resources have been gathered from public sources. If you are planning to shelter at one of these sites with your animals, please verify that it is open and accepting animals as conditions may have changed.

Pet friendly shelters 

  • Central Florida Google map via Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. Visit https://petallianceorlando.org/hurricane-pet-tips-pet-friendly-shelters/ for more information.
  • Baker County
    • No Pet-Friendly Shelters
    • Human shelter: Macclenny Elementary School, 1 Wildkitten Drive, Macclenny, FL. This shelter in not pet-friendly but has a covered area (not enclosed with one side open to the outdoors) where residents can place their pets in crates.  For more information call (904) 259-0235.
  • Brevard County
    • Port St. John: Port St. John Community Center, 6650 Corto Rd, Port St. John.
    • Viera: Viera Park 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera.
    • Melbourne: Wickham Park Community Center, 2815 Leisure Way, Melbourne.
    • Palm Bay: Ted Whitlock Community Center at Fred Poppe Regional Park, 1951 Malabar Rd NW, Palm Bay.
    • All shelters are open. Bring a carrier for your pet and food. For more information visit: https://www.brevardfl.gov//emergencymanagement/home/ or call (321) 637-6670.
  • Clay County
    • Orange Park: Orange Park High School, 2300 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park.
    • Keystone Heights: Keystone Heights Junior/Senior High, 900 Orchid Avenue, Keystone Heights.
    • For more information visit https://www.claycountygov.com/, (Current News) or call 877-252-9362.
  • Duval County
    • Jacksonville: Atlantic Coast Highway, 9735 R G Skinner Pkwy, Jacksonville.
    • Jacksonville: Chimney Lakes Elementary, 9353 Staples Mill Dr, Jacksonville.
    • Jacksonville: Mandarin Middle School, 5100 Hood Rd, Jacksonville.
    • Jacksonville: Landmark Middle School,101 Kernan Blvd N, Jacksonville.
    • Jacksonville: The Legends Center (SPECIAL NEEDS ACCEPTS PETS), 5130 Soutel Dr, Jacksonville.
    • For more information visit: http://www.coj.net/departments/fire-and-rescue/emergency-preparedness/current-advisory/active-shelters or call (904) 255-3110.
    • Jacksonville: Jacksonville Equestrian Center: 13611 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville. This is an emergency stabling facility that is taking reservations for equine evacuees. The link to the Emergency Stall Reservation & RV Rental Form: http://www.jaxequestriancenter.com/f…/emergency-evacuations/. For questions contact: http://www.jaxequestriancenter.com/send-us-a-message/ or https://www.facebook.com/jacksonvilleequestriancenter/ or  call 904-255-4254. Candice Barnes will be coordinating all hurricane related needs, and she can be reached at 904-790-0303 and/or cbarnes@coj.net.
  • Flagler County
    • Bunnell: Bunnell Elementary, 305 N Palmetto St, Bunnell, FL 32110. Will open Monday, September 2 for general population and their pets. For more information visit: http://flaglercounty.org/emergency_information/emergency_management/index.php or call (386) 313-4200.
  • Glades County
    • LaBelle: Glades Elementary School. 2586 State Hwy 731, LaBelle
  • Hardee County
    • Wauchula: This shelter is designated for pet owners who live in the county evacuation areas only. You must pre-register by visiting Hardee County Emergency Management for the application at 404 W. Orange Stree, Wauchula or call 863-773-6373. (via)
  • Hillsborough County
  • Indian River County
    • Vero Beach: Liberty Magnet School, 6850 81st St, Vero Beach. Evacuees must reside in a mandatory evacuation area, bring an animal crate large enough to comfortably accommodate bedding, a litter pan, and food/water with them, and show proof of a current rabies vaccination and a county license for their pet, if applicable. Completing the registration form prior to your arrival will make the check-in process easier and more efficient. For more information call (772) 226-3859.
  • Lake County
    • Clermont: Lost Lake Elementary, 1901 Johns Lake Road, Clermont.
    • Leesburg: Leesburg Elementary, 2229 South St., Leesburg.
    • Umatilla: Umatilla Elementary, 401 Lake St., Umatilla.
    • Mt. Dora: Round Lake Elementary, 31333 Round Lake Road, Mt. Dora.
    • Paisley: Spring Creek Elementary, 44440 Spring Creek Road, Paisley.
    • Pets must be brought to shelters in a carrier or crate that is marked with the owner’s name, address and two phone numbers. Owners must have documentation of up-to-date rabies vaccinations for their pets. Pet owners bring all pet supplies, such as food and water, litter and litter box and leash. Pet owners can stay with their pets in a designated pet area until a lockdown is ordered. Service dogs can stay with their owners at any shelter. For more information call 352-343-9420.
  • Marion County
    • Ocala:
      • Ocala Breeders’ Sale Company, 1701 SW 60th Ave., 352-237-2154. Call ahead of arrival.  Owner is responsible for feeding, watering and mucking stalls. Straw is available for sale.
      • Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2232 NE Jacksonville Road, 352-671-8600. Reservations accepted. Nearly booked full, call for availability. Owner is responsible for feeding, watering and mucking stalls.
      • Florida Agricultural Center and Horse Park, 1008 South County Road 475, 352-307-6699. Reservations accepted. Booked full, call for availability. Owner is responsible for feeding, watering and mucking stalls.
    • For current information visit http://www.marionso.com/emergency-shelters or call 352-369-8100.
  • Martin County
    • Stuart: Willoughby Learning Center: 5150 SE Willoughby Blvd, Stuart, FL 34997. Expect to hold up to 300 adult residents with their cat or dog. No pre-registration required. Note, no air conditioning here if they lose power.  Only dogs and cats allowed, must be pet food, bowls and toys, residents must be 18 years old and reside in Martin County. Pets are housed separately from residents but owners can visit throughout their stay. For more information call (772) 219-4942.
  • Nassau County
    • Callahan: Callahan Middle School, 450121 Old Dixie Highway, Callahan. For more information call (904) 548-0954.
    • Hillard: Appy Acres Horse Farm, 25101 Co Rd 121, Hilliard, is accepting/sheltering horses. For more information call Kayla Randolph at 904-583-1321.
  • Orange County
    • Apopka: Apoka High School, 555 Martin St, Apopka.
    • Orlando: East River High School ,650 East River Falcons Way, Orlando.
    • Orlando: Lake Nona High School – 12500 Narcoossee Rd, Orlando.
    • Orlando: Oak Ridge High School – 700 W Oak Ridge Rd, Orlando.
    • Orlando: Freedom High School (SPECIAL NEEDS ACCEPTS PETS) 2500 W Taft Vineland Rd, Orlando.
    • Orlando: University High School (SPECIAL NEEDS ACCEPTS PETS) 2450 Cougar Way Orlando, FL.
    • It is important to bring shot records, food, and a crate. Pets are not allowed in General Public Shelters unless they are service animals.For more information visit http://orangecountyfl.net/EmergencySafety/Shelters.aspx#.XW1HfChKhPZ or call: (407) 836-9151.
  • Osceola County
    • St. Cloud: Harmony High School, 3601 Arthur J Gallagher Blvd, St Cloud.
    • Kissimmee: Kissimmee Middle School, 2410 Dyer Blvd, Kissimmee.
    • *Pet owners are responsible for bringing their own pet supplies (food, waste products, litter, beds, crates, etc). For more information call  407-742-000 or visit: https://www.osceola.org/agencies-departments/emergency-management/shelters/.
  • Palm Beach County
    • Lake Worth: West Boynton Recreational Center at 6000 Northtree Blvd. Proof of residency required, no pre-registration required. The pet-friendly shelter will be open for residents who live in mandatory evacuation zones, mobile homes or sub-standard housing.Residents will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. For pets, officials suggest bringing a pet carrier for cats; light bedding for the pet’s kennel; food for three to five days; food and water bowls, toys, medication and collar ID tags with a name and phone number listed. Pet owners will have designated times to eat and visit with their pets. Small personal coolers are allowed. Also expect animal noises throughout the stay. The county also has guidelines for what to do if you need to evacuate your horse, which can be found here. For more information call (561) 712-6321.
  • Putnam County
    • Hawthorne: Ochwilla Elementary School, 299 N. State Rd. 21, Hawthorne. For more information visit http://main.putnam-fl.com/ or call (386) 329-0379.
  • St. Johns County
    • Elkton: South Woods Elementary School, 4750 FL-206, Elkton.
    • Augustin: Timberlin Creek Elementary School,  555 Pine Tree Ln, St. Augustine.
    • For more information visit: https://www.sjcemergencymanagement.com/shetpet.html or call (904) 824-5550.
  • St. Lucie County
    • Fort Pierce: Fort Pierce Westwood Academy, 1801 Panther Lane, Fort Pierce.
    • The owners and their animals can stay at the same shelter but will be housed separately. For more information visit https://www.stlucieco.gov/departments-services/a-z/public-safety/hurricane-dorian or call (772) 462-8110.
  • Volusia County
    • Pet-friendly shelters (people and pets are housed separately):
    • Daytona: Hinson Middle School,1860 N. Clyde Morris Blvd, Daytona Beach.
    • Deltona: Pine Ridge High, 925 Howland Blvd, Deltona.
    • Orange City: River Springs Middle School, 900 West Ohio Ave, Orange City.
    • Deland: Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 W. State Rd 44, DeLand (People and pets both housed together).
    • Confirmed list of shelters: https://www.volusia.org/services/public-protection/emergency-management/pin/shelters.stml. For more information call (386) 254-1500.

GEORGIA

Several pet shelters are open to assist with placement of pets for evacuees. We recommend contacting the shelter to check availability for your pet:

  • Bibb County
    • Macon: Bibb County Animal Control: 4214 Fulton Mill Road, Macon, GA 31216 (Kennels)
  • Dooly County
    • Unadilla: South Eastern Arena: 2410 Arena Road, Unadilla, GA 31091 (Equine)
  • Henry County
  • Houston County
    • Perry: Georgia National Fairgrounds: 401 Larry Walker Parkway, Perry, GA 31069
  • Laurens County
    • Dublin: Southern Pines: 575 Southern Pines Road, Dublin 31021 (Equine)
  • McDuffie County
    • Thomson: McDuffie Animal Control: 802 White Oak Road, Thomson, GA 30824 (Kennels)
    • Thomson: Belle Meade Hunt: 3532 Wrightsboro Road, Thomson, GA 30824 (Equine)
    • Thomson: Pine Top Farm: 1432 Augusta Highway, Thomson, GA 30824 (Equine)
  • Muscogee County
    • Columbus: Paws Humane Society: 4900 Milgen Road, Columbus 31909 (Kennels)
  • Pulaski County
    • Hawkinsville: Hawkinsville Harness Horse Track: 290 Abbeville Hwy, Hawkinsville, GA 31036
  • Richmond County
    • Augusta: Augusta Animal Services: 4164 Mack Lane Road, Augusta, GA 30906 (Kennels)
    • Beech Island: Hippodrome Horse Complex: 5540 Jefferson Davis Hwy SC/GA, Beech Island, SC 29842
  • Rockdale County
    • Conyers: Georgia International Horse Park: 1996 Centennial Olympic Pkwy NE, Conyers, GA 30013
  • Ware County
    • Waycross: Okefenokee Fairgrounds: 2451 Knight Avenue, Waycross, GA 31503 (Kennels, Livestock)
  • Wilkes County
    • Rutledge: Wilkes County Animal Shelter, 5 Hard Labor Creek Road, Rutlege.
  • Evacuees and their pets are welcome in Georgia’s State Parks, including horses at parks with equestrian facilities. Check GaStateParks.org for hurricane policies and status updates. (via Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency)
    • Evacuees and their pets are welcome in Georgia’s State Parks. ParkPass and pet fees will be waived for evacuees. Some stables are available for horses. Campsites and cabins are available at regular rates, and “dry camping” is free during this emergency event. Group Shelters are also available at parks with power and water. Contact park offices directly for assistance.

NORTH CAROLINA

Visit www.ncdps.gov/storm-shelters or call 919-733-2126.

  • Bladen County
    • East Bladen High School, 5600 N.C. 87, Elizabethtown
  • Beaufort County
    • Beaufort County Animal Shelter, 3931 US 264 East, Washington
  • Brunswick County
    • West Brunswick High School, 550 Whiteville Road, Shallotte
  • Carteret County
    • Newport Middle School, 500 East Chatham Street, Newport
  • Columbus County
    • Edgewood Elementary School, 317 E Calhoun Street, Whiteville
  • Craven County
    • Ben D. Quinn Elementary School, 4275 Doctor M.L.K. Jr Blvd, New Bern
  • Cumberland County
    • Smith Recreation Center, 1520 Slater Ave., Fayetteville
    • South View High School, 4184 Elk Road, Hope Mills
  • Duplin County
    • James Kenan High School, 1241 N.C. 24 and 50 Hwy, Warsaw. Space for pets is limited, according to the release. Pet owners should bring a kennel for their pet, along with pet food, medications, and other necessary pet supplies. Pets will be housed indoors, but in a separate location from shelter occupants. Pets are not allowed to stay with owners in the human housing area.
  • Durham County
    • Sears – Northgate Mall (SCRS), 1620 Guess Rd, Durham
  • Greene County
    • Greene Central High School, 140 School Drive, Snow Hill
  • Hertford County
    • Hertford County High School, 1326 1st Street West, Ahoskie
  • Jones County
    • Jones County Civic Center, 832 NC Highway 58 South, Trenton
  • Nash County
    • Nash Community College – Continuing Education Bldg., 3866 Eastern Avenue, Rocky Mount
  • New Hanover County
    • Wrightsville Beach @ Blair Elementary, 6510 Market Street, Wilmington (FULL)
  • Onslow County
    • Jacksonville Commons Middle School, 315 Commons Drive, Jacksonville
  • Pamlico County
    • Pamlico Community College, 5049 NC 306 Highway South, Grantsboro
  • Sampson County
    • Sampson County Livestock Arena, 1020 Taylors Bridge Hwy, Clinton
  • Wilson County
    • Fike High School, 500 Harrison Drive, Wilson

SOUTH CAROLINA

  • Dorchester County
    • Summerville: Dubose Middle School, 1005 Dubose School Road, Summerville.
  • Charleston County
    • North Charleston: Charleston County Coastal Pre-Release Center, 3765 Leeds Avenue, North Charleston
    • For more information visit https://scemd.org/stay-informed/emergency-shelters/.
  • Jasper County
    • Ridgeland: Ridgeland High School, 250 Jaguar Trail, Ridgeland. This shelter is pet-friendly HOWEVER, pet owners MUST BRING a cage, a leash and pet food with them.
  • Several pet shelters are open to assist with placement of pets for evacuees. We recommend contacting the shelter to check availability for your pet:
    • Beech Island: Hippodrome Horse Complex: 5540 Jefferson Davis Highway, Beech Island, SC 29842 (Equine)

Social media

Note: Always use caution when posting personal information or using information posted on social networking sites. RedRover cannot vouch for the accuracy or intention of any of the links below.

Twitter:

  • Popular hashtags: #HurricaneDorian, #Dorian, #HurricaneQuestions

Resources and grants for affected animal agencies, rescue groups and shelters

PetSmart Charities Emergency Relief Grants supports nonprofit organizations or municipalities deploying in response to or affected by the recent hurricanes for companion animals.  Grant funds can be used for:

  • Purchases for necessary immediate sheltering needs for up to 30 days (gas/lodging, kennels, crates, carriers, food, waste management, bowls, leads/leashes) for both shelter pets and public pets
  • Medical expenses to provide necessary vaccinations and immediate medical for impacted pets in temporary shelter. Learn more and apply here: https://www.petsmartcharities.org/pro/grants/emergency-relief

(Last updated 9/6/2019, 10:10 am Pacific)