Pets and Animals

H.A.L.O. No-Kill Rescue

710 Jackson Street, Sebastian, FL 32958
ph: (772) 589-7297

H.A.L.O. is Indian River County’s only no kill, non-profit animal rescue and adoption center.  Through your support, H.A.L.O. continues to save thousands of animals every year. At H.A.L.O. no animal is ever euthanized for age, a treatable medical condition, or behavioral problem.  They are cared for both physically and emotionally until each one is ready for a family of their own.

Kirby Veterinary Hospital

5740 US Hwy 1, Vero Beach, FL 32967
ph: (772) 567-3232

From the moment you enter the Kirby Veterinary Hospital with your dog or cat patient in tow, you and your pet will have a whole new attitude about going to the vet. Your pet will be treated to the absolute best veterinary care coupled with affection, fun, and lots of treats.

Critter Haven of Vero Beach

5300 17th St SW, Vero Beach, FL 32968

Mission: to rescue and care for unwanted or abused exotic animals. Critter Haven provides a safe haven that allows the animals to live out their lives in a caring and safe environment. They accept fish, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Every animal is given a permanent home at Critter Haven. They do not trade, sell or breed animals. Instead, efforts are devoted to each animal's specific needs. Critter Haven is the only exotic animal rescue sanctuary in Indian River County, Florida. Please visit the above links to learn more about Critter Haven.
Critter Haven is a Preserve and is NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Please do not call for tours

Indian River Shores Off-Leash Dog Beach Permit

6001 North Highway A1A, Indian River Shores, FL 32963
ph: (772) 231-2451

Let your dog run free on the beach in Indian River Shores - from SUNRISE to 9:00AM and 5:00PM until SUNSET only. Permit & dog tag required from the Town of Indian River Shores.

For The Love of Paws

12198 County Road 512, (1/2 mile west of I95, exit 156), Fellsmere, FL 32948
ph: (772) 539-2417

For The Love Of Paws provides a sanctuary or new homes for pets left behind by senior citizens who can no longer care for them. There is also a Paws Pet Food Pantry to provide pet food to food banks, veteran and senior citizen organizations.  

Dogs For Life, Inc.

1230 16th Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32960
ph: (772) 567-8969

Dogs For Life specializes in training Hearing Dogs, Mobility Assistance Dogs and Service Dogs for veterans & non-veterans to assist with daily challenges, as well as the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress. Dogs for Life also operates a  Dog Park at 12th Street and 16th Avenue that provides a clean and safe environment for dogs to exercise and socialize. Annual membership is $100 for dogs that are inoculated, neutered and social.

Vero Beach Dog Park

3449 Indian River East, Vero Beach, FL 32963

This wonderful piece of green space was developed and is maintained by community volunteers and is free of charge for anyone to visit. Park includes separate small and large dog areas, doggie drinking fountains, shaded seating area, and plenty of wide open space for your dog to enjoy. So bring your best friend and enjoy the many benefits and events that this wonderful dog friendly park has to offer.

Sebastian Bark Park

245 Keen Ter, Sebastian, FL 32958
ph: (772) 228-7054

At this 7 ½ acre facility you’ll find all you need to keep your dog entertained and exercised. With watering facilities, sally-port entries and a small and large dog section, the park is complete with shade and picnic areas for owners. Park features separate small and large dog areas, handicap parking, drinking fountain, pond, benches, covered picnic tables, as well as a walking trail around the lake. Park is free and open to the public daily from sunrise to sunset.