Dogs & Puppies
Dogs & Puppies
HSSC has a variety of dogs in all ages, shapes, and sizes looking for loving, “forever” homes. Scroll through our real-time list of adorable adoptable dogs to find your perfect companion. All dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, and ready for adoption. Once you find a dog you’d like to meet, visit HSSC and one of our Matchmakers will assist you with the adoption process. Please review this page for helpful information about Pet Adoptions. **COVID-19: HSSC is open to the public for adoptions, but only 10 visitors are allowed inside at one time. Visitors with an appointment will be given priority. We strongly suggest you make an appointment to view or adopt a dog. Please call 941.955.4131 to make an appointment.**Switch to Available Cats
HSSC Dot Assignments
Teal dogs can be placed in just about any home. During their Adoption Compatibility Scoring, they presented as very social and tolerant of all handling. They exhibited no signs of resource guarding with their food bowl or possessions, were not overly aroused in play, and were friendly or at least calmly tolerant of other dogs. Additionally, teal dogs have no concerning issues in their history, nor have they exhibited any concerning behavior while in our care. Teal dogs are the only dogs that can be placed in homes with children under age six.
Gray dogs are shy, fearful, or under socialized. They need extra socialization and confidence building. These are dogs that we would not place with children under the age six because they may be a bit too nervous for the actions of young children. They may be fine in a home with children over six; however, depending on the dog, they may do better with older children (in which case age will be indicated on their kennel card—e.g., 10+).
Black dogs are a bit on the exuberant side and will have greater exercise needs. Typically, these are dogs who have had little-to-no formal training and need some work in this department. Black dogs should not be in a home with children under six and may be too much for other young children. Black dogs are typically fine with other dogs, but they may be a bit too playful for some. Black dogs will need an adopter dedicated to providing them with lots of exercise and training.
Purple dogs are the behavior modification dogs. We have identified concerning behaviors in their history and have set up behavior modification programs for them. They need to go to a home with an experienced dog owner who is willing to continue the behavior modification program. Purple dogs cannot go to a home with children under the age of 14 years. In addition, they are not appropriate for currently childless couples that plan to start a family soon.