Englewood Animal Rescue Sanctuary

500 N. Indiana Avenue
Englewood, FL  34223
Tue. – Sat., 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
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Preparing Yourself and Your Family for a New Pet

adoptable doggyBefore you take the leap.

Before you take the leap of adopting a new pet, you might consider fostering a dog or cat from Englewood Animal Rescue Sanctuary. Stop by our headquarters at 500 North Indianna Avenue in Englewood, FL to learn more  about adopting or fostering a new family member.

Find a pet that fits your family and lifestyle.

You need to ask yourself (and the people you live with!) how will a dog or cat fit into our life?

  • Are you an outdoor enthusiast and want to take your best furry bud with you?  Find a dog that will be able to take long hikes, sleep in a tent, hang out in the canoe. Sometimes you can train a cat to do these things too, but we don’t recommend it as a starting point!
  • Do you live in a small space, like an apartment? A smaller breed of dog or a cat might be easier to live with.
  • Are you away from home all day? Some breeds of dogs have eparation anxiety, especially those that end up in shelters. The last thing you want is to learn from your neighbors that your dogs is whining and barking all day while you are gone.
  • Do you like a lot of quiet time? A cat, who will likely be very independent, might be the perfect new companion.

Changes In Your Lifestyle

Think about the life you live now and how your new dog or cat will fit into it and what changes you will have to make to accommodate this new family member. Here are a few things to consider when choosing a new pet:

  • Energy Level – of you and the pet
  • Size when fully grown
  • Relating to other animals and children
  • Noise level of the pet

Ensure everyone knows who is responsible for the care of your pet.  If it’s just you, make sure you are ready to handle everything on your own.


  • Who will feed them?
  • Who will clean-up after them?
  • Who will check in on them during the day?
  • Who will ensure they get lots of daily exercise?

Donate to EARS and Make a Difference

We are beyond thrilled to announce that we have been accepted as a non-profit supported by the Flanzer Trust. This trust provides 100% matching funds for any donations between $5 and $500 made to us through them. We are listed as EARS Animal Rescue on their site.


The mission of the Flanzer Philanthropic Trust is to enhance the life of the people of the Suncoast through social services and healthcare initiatives.

There are many ways you can donate:

Monetary donations:

  • Matched through Flanzer Trust
  • Through Pay Pal
  • By Phone, call: 941-681-3877 using your credit or debit card.
  • By Mail: Please make checks payable to EARS Animal Rescue, 500 N. Indiana Avenue, Englewood, FL 34223
  • By participating in online giving challenges.

Donate your car or boat:

EARS is now accepting donations of cars and boats, a great way to help pets in need.  If you are interested in donating, please contact EARS for details at englewoodanimalrescue@yahoo.com

Through Amazon:

Amazon Smile:  We are a 501(c)(3) charity.  Make EARS your Amazon Smile charity and a portion of your purchase is donated to EARS!

EARS Amazon Wish list of items that our rescue always needs:

EARS is always in need of:

  • Purina One Dry Cat Food
  • Purina Canned Cat Food – Fancy Feast Pate
  • Unscented laundry detergent
  • Bleach
  • Windex
  • Libman mop heads
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Kitty Litter
  • Paper towels

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Welcome to EARS – A Volunteer based sanctuary for homeless and abandoned pets.

EARS is a volunteer-based organization.  The Pet Store, Adoption Center, Thrift Store, and Special Events thrive and succeed only with the help of volunteers!  Volunteers may assist:

  • Customers in the Pet Store
  • Answer phones for the Pet Store / Adoption Center
  • Act as a cat caregiver or cuddler
  • At the Thrift Store: sort and display merchandise, and manage the sales register.
  • At events, volunteers help with setup, take down, and answering questions about EARS.

Stop by the Pet Store / Adoption Center to fill out an application or print it here and bring it in. 

In some instances, even an hour a week can fill the time needed.

Volunteers must be sixteen years or older.