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Gimme Shelter Pet Adoption is a 501(c) 3 non-profit, charitable organization founded in 2005. We are a completely volunteer run organization whose purpose is to rescue animals out of overcrowded shelters where they are at risk for disease and euthanasia. The animals are fostered in volunteer foster homes where we can keep them loved, healthy, and socialized until they can be placed in permanent, loving homes. Our hope is that all the animals placed through our organization will never experience being homeless or unloved again.

Approximately 8-12 million companion animals enter shelters nationwide every year, and approximately 5-9 million of those animals are euthanized due to overcrowding. Too many animals, and not enough people to adopt or temporarily foster them, result in the killing of reasonably young, friendly and healthy pets each day.

Please Donate and Help Save an Animals Life
Donations help with the cost of rescue which includes; shelter fees, medications, spay/neuter, all shots, heartworm testing and treatment, monthly flea and heartworm preventatives, microchips, dentals, surgeries, skin treatments, and any other health care deemed necessary by our vets. Our vets offer reduced charges so that we can keep our adoption fees reasonable, but their services are not free. We often rely on extra donations to pay expenses when the cost of care exceeds a realistic adoption fee.
No members or volunteers are paid in any way from donations
. All monies go towards the care of our rescued animals. Donations are tax deductible.

Michelle Sampson - President of Gimme Shelter Pets, a local animal lover extraordinaire has been involved in animal rescue for over 2 decades. Mom to 3 rescued American Bulldog blends; Winston, Shakespeare and Dani California. With passion and witty humor, Michelle brings you up to speed on the reality of what is really happening with our overpopulation of dogs and cats, and implores you to join the fight, and lend a helping paw.

If you would like to help Gimme Shelter's adoption program, which will help get the pets out high kill shelters and into loving homes, please become an Ambassador of Good Will and consider fostering or donating to Gimme Shelter. THE SHELTER ANIMALS THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!


Sunday April 26 at 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Please join fellow pet lovers for a lovely spring walk over Ringling Bridge to pay tribute to the love you shared with your beloved pet. Everyone welcome, including your current pet. We will gather at the Bayfront right next to O'Leary's.

This is a free, informal event. Donations of dog or cat food at the event, or tax deductible donations to Gimme Shelter Pet Adoption via this website in memory of your pet are greatly appreciated.

Visit our Facebook Pet Memorial Page for more information.



Ziggy Stardust!
Ziggy plays guitar.... this sweet little 4lb Chi is looking for his place with a loving family and not a Life on Mars!!





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