Abandoned Pet Rescue

Fort Lauderdale's Largest No-Kill Shelter


Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL - APR is devoted to the welfare of all animals. APR’s primary goal is to assemble a no-kill community. This is quite a daunting task, nonetheless, APR is making a valuable contribution to the animal community and will continue to do so as long as support is provided from generous donors.

Abandoned Pet Rescue is a unique center that stands apart from other organizations in Broward County. We believe in the integrity of the lives of all animals and proudly hold the position as Broward’s largest NO-KILL shelter. Our animals are cared for in a no-cage, “dog-dog free play”, environment which greatly reduces behavioral and socialization issues linked with kenneling. Any member of the feline or canine species that lands on our doorstep is provided with a warm bed, substantial meals and necessary veterinary care as they await adoption by a new family. We deliver a special adoption process in which soon-to-be parents have the option to take their potential pet home overnight to guarantee compatibility. Beyond the standard spay and neuter operation, every Abandoned Pet Rescue pet is tested for Feline AIDS and Leukemia, provided updated vaccinations, and a customized microchip implant. Furthermore, unlike other shelters, our mission does not stop upon your adoption. As a member of our APR community, we’d like for your continued involvement through event participation and fundraising to share your family with ours.

Adoption Policy
Fill out an adoption application at www.abandonedpetrescue.org and an APR team member will contact you to schedule a meet and...
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1137 NE 9th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
United States
Sarsaparilla

Sarsaparilla asked to be in charge of screening all her applicants. Her first requirement is being able to pronounce her...

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Fresca

Fresca is a fresh-faced calico kitty who thirsts for a forever home. She is a fun, playful, kissy kitty who...

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Perla

To meet this adoptable pet, please fill out an adoption application at www.abandonedpetrescue.org and a team member will contact you...

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Captain

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Emmy

Oscar, Golden Globe, Grammy. Tony...Emmy!! Our little superstar kitty is a real award winner. Emmy came to us anemic, full...

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Cola

Cola is a black and white, bubbly, effervescent, sweet, little sprite of a kitten whose personality is Sunkist! She loves...

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Teddy

Teddy is a fun, active dog that has a lot of personality in his 12lb body. He is ready for...

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Buttercup

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Penelope

To meet this adoptable pet, please fill out an adoption application at www.abandonedpetrescue.org and a team member will contact you...

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Pixy

Pixy got her name because she kept meowing, ""Pick me! Pick me!"" . Well, meows don't always translate into English...

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Wolfie

To meet this adoptable pet, please fill out an adoption application at www.abandonedpetrescue.org and a team member will contact you...

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Turtle Dove

Turtle Doves symbolize innocence, purity and enduring love. So, this little guy is definitely aptly named. He arrived on our...

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Sugar Plum

Meet sisters Lady Bug & Sugar Plum! These two sweet gorgeous girls are looking for their forever home!To meet this...

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Tiny Tim

Who wouldn't love Tiny Tim? Sweet, cuddly, purry, furry, orange and pocket-sized, this little guy will fill your heart with...

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Nova

Nova is shy at first and will hide between your legs when meeting new people, but she is warms up...

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Sid

Sid and his friend Maxine have had a sad few months as their owner passed away recently and they continued...

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Maxine

Maxine and her friend Sid have had a sad few months as their owner passed away recently and they continued...

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Tennille

To meet this adoptable pet, please fill out an adoption application at www.abandonedpetrescue.org and a team member will contact you...

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Miura

Miura is shy at first meeting, but give this sweet 4 year old Collie/German Pointer mix a chance to warm...

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Lonnie

To meet this adoptable pet, please fill out an adoption application at www.abandonedpetrescue.org and a team member will contact you...

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OJ

OJ is the perfect kick start to your day. He is sweet, round and loves to be squeezed! This little...

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Thunder

One day it was raining cats and dogs and Thunder was found in a poodle...er...puddle! This little force of nature...

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Clause

Clause is a shy, pretty girl who was found taking refuge in a car engine on a cold, rainy day....

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Cindy Lou

Cindy Lou is the most adorable little Who in APR-ville. Cuddly, snuggly, soft and furry, this little cutie will make...

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Penny

Need some spare change? Penny and Nickel are a bonded pair who came to us not in a coin purse,...

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Portabella

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Fibby

Young, fun ,ready-to-party ,single black and white female looking to relocate to new home. Must be indoors , have panoramic...

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Luna

Luna is a smart girl that knows sit and paw. Luna is a 2-year-old Labrador/Dachshund mix that bonds tightly to...

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Popeye

Popeye is an adventurous little cat that is envisioned imparted, but that does not stop him from loving to explore!...

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iLean

iLean is currently in a foster home, to schedule a meeting please call our shelter 954-728-9010. She has a nerve...

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Doodles

Doodles, Toodles and Noodles are brothers who are oodles of fun. Doodles is the chubbiest of the siblings, loves to...

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Toodles

So long, farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Adios. Toodles would love to say good bye to the shelter and Greetings, Hola, Bonjour,...

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Boppity

Bippity, Boppity, Boop!! These sweet sibling kittens are straight out of a fairy tale. Boppity is a beautiful. playful, cuddly,...

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Cheesecake

To meet this adoptable pet, please fill out an adoption application at www.abandonedpetrescue.org and a team member will contact you...

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Oro

To meet this adoptable pet, please fill out an adoption application at www.abandonedpetrescue.org and a team member will contact you...

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Mittens

Poor MIttens ended up at the shelter when his owner moved and had no room for him and his other...

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Cupcake/Sophie

SophieTo meet this adoptable pet, please fill out an adoption application at www.abandonedpetrescue.org and a team member will contact you...

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Merlin

Life can sure throw curveballs...and hairballs. Merlin is an ebony furred butterball of a cat tipping the scales at 19...

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Noodles

Rigatoni,Linguini,Mani-cat-i? Noodles and his brothers, Doodles and Toodles, are oodles of fun. Noodles is buff colored with fur as soft...

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Henry Ford

Henry Ford hitched a ride hoping to start a new life somewhere in August when he was just two months...

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Trick

To meet this adoptable pet, please fill out an adoption application at www.abandonedpetrescue.org and a team member will contact you...

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Nickel

Need some spare change? Penny and Nickel came to us not in a coin purse, but in cardboard box poked...

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Jacko

Trick, Treat and Jacko are 3 fuzzy spooktacular siblings who knocked door-to-door not to collect candy, but to find a...

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Treat

Trick, Treat and Jacko are 3 fuzzy spooktacular siblings who knocked door-to-door not to collect candy, but to find a...

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Dolly Parton

Dolly & Reba were singing the blues when she first arrived to us with their pregnant mother Loretta Lynn. Since...

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Reba McEntire

Reba & Dolly were singing the blues when she first arrived to us with their pregnant mother Loretta Lynn. Since...

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Maisie

Maisie, name meaning=Pearl=loyalty, purity, wisdom, good luck, and a calming effect. What more could you ask for in such a...

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Mack

Mack is heartbroken, he was adopted as a kitten in 2013 and just recently returned to us. He needs a...

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Stevie Jr

Stevie is a super sweet affectionate cat that loves to snuggle! He was recently returned to us with his friends...

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Baby Prince

Baby Prince was recently returned to us with his friends Hello Kitty and Stevie Jr after his owner lost her...

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Sunset

Sunset is as beautiful as an evening sky in November! She is a sweet playful girl ready to find her...

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Loretta Lynn

No wire cages ever!!! Loretta Lynn should more aptly be called Joan Crawford. She arrived at the shelter with 2...

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Hazel

Hazel came to us as a former model once very well known in the industry for her beautiful, mesmerizing greenish...

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Peepers

Jeeper creepers, where d'ya get those peepers? Jeeper creepers, where d'ya get those eyes? Peepers is an absolutely adorable, mega-cuddly...

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Ali

Ali is a young cat who was brought to us with a broken jaw. The injury has healed so can...

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Lefty

Lefty hobbled upon our threshold sporting a few cuts and scrapes and favoring his right paw. In a rather thick...

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Candy

Candy's name matches her sweet temperament! This 8-year-old Hound / Terrier mix that is potty trained, kind to everyone she...

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Jude

Jude is a special needs, young dog that shows the true uplifting spirit of a dog. Jude was born with...

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Grace

Grace was surrendered by her owner with her sibling Will when she was really young. Will has long been adopted...

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Lady Bug

Meet Lady Bug. This sweet gorgeous girl is looking for her forever home! Lady Bug is a beautiful, plump, affectionate...

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Scraggles

Scraggles wins the gold medal for fetching the tennis ball! He's favorite stunt is a backflip while catching the ball...

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Sammy

We can't take our eyes off Sammy as this pup is a looker with a rock star personality to match!...

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Peaches

Some cats take things so literally. When Peaches heard the expression, ""Be fruitful and multiply"", she not only lovingly nursed...

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Banana

Banana is soft, sweet and smooshy and has lots of a-PEEL ! You might even say he is a living...

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Aurora

Aurora is the name of the Roman goddess of sunrise whose tears turned into morning dew. There is a shyness...

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Squirt

He's so generous, he will give you the ""squirt"" off his back. And sweeter and more refreshing than a cold...

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Yams

""I yam what I yam and dat's what I yam."" Yam is extremely affectionate and always wants to be with...

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Beau

Beau is an instant best friend and he'll be pressing his head into your arms for more snuggles as soon...

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Stuffing

Stuffing is soft, squishy and loves to be gently mooshed. Although she's named after a savory mix of breadcrumbs and...

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Mistletoe

""Meet me under the mistletoe midnight Christmas Eve, your sweet kiss is the first gift I'd like to receive"" You...

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Jefe

Jefe, or El Jefe, as his buddies call him, is the boss of getting attention. He winds himself around your...

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Pandette

Pandette showed up on our doorstep pregnant and gave birth to her babies in a foster home. Although she proved...

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Mango

missing a little sweetness in your life? come and try our new delightful cocktail of Cranberry and Mango, these delightful...

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Hurricane

Hurricane will swoop in and steal your heart and this 71lb, Dogo Argentino / American Stafford Terrier Mix is best...

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Sauna

Sauna is a breath of fresh air. She is awfully cute, belly-flashing friendly and very homesick. She was found in...

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Jessie James

Jessie James is not your run- of -the- mill outlaw. The only thing she will steal is your heart. Super...

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Clawdia

Clawdia is a kitten at heart! She loves to play and sometimes it can get a little too rough but...

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Nana

Nana is a happy-go-lucky dog that loves to play and be by your side. Her tail wags so hard that...

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Gwenevere

Gwenevere is apart of a family of cats that was left abandoned at our doorstep. We are not sure how...

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Percival

Percival, or Percy to those close to him, is the kind of kitty who might be more responsive to the...

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Avalon

Avalon is a legendary island with mythical healing powers. Coincidentally, Avalon is a kitten in need of TLC. A perfect...

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Mama Kitty

Purrs, Head Butts, Tummy flashes, Love Nibbles, Air Kneads. If you want love and affection, Mama Kitty has it all....

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Raisin

To meet this adoptable pet, please fill out an adoption application at www.abandonedpetrescue.org and a team member will contact you...

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Lucy fka Blossom

Lucy is no stranger to the Abandoned Pet Rescue! This short hair tabby cat was returned to the shelter in...

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Kitsy

Kissy,kissy, kissy. Smooch, smooch , smooch. Kitsy's got love on her mind and mischief in her heart. A practical joker,...

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Michelle

Michelle ma belle, these are words that go together well....So goes the song by the Beatles expressing their undying love...

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Mary Todd

There's Something About Mary! She's beautiful, funny and charismatic.Mary is a petite tuxedo kitty who is Miss Congeniality with people...

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Taffy

She's sweet and squishy and won't pull out your fillings. Looks like a Demet's turtle and is sweet as a...

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Scarlett

Scarlett is a beautiful southern belle who found herself unwillingly transplanted to a feral cat colony. Unaccustomed to life on...

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Lapcat

Lapcat was found as a kitten with her mother in a colony of feral cats. They were very bonded but...

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Bean

Bean goes to work each Monday with a volunteer and she is very well-behaved, plays with her toys on her...

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Camelot

Camelot is wondering when someone will take him home to his castle and wait on his every need! This sweet...

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Mamba

Mamba has been through quiet a bit in her short little life. She came to use when she was only...

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Huck

Huck was found in a garden covered in mange but has since fully recovered and is ready to find his...

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Alfred

A is Alfred and also for Affectionate, Adorable, Attentive, Awesome. He's basically just an A+ pet! Alfred is the perfect...

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June Bug

Meet siblings Firefly and June Bug. Both have striking good looks but are a little bit on the shy side....

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Firefly

Maybe a better name for Firefly would have been Two-Face. Not only does she have a beautiful face, half black...

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Ruby

These beautiful sisters, Garnet and Ruby, are the perfect definition of twice the fun and love. Having them as a...

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Garnet

These beautiful sisters, Garnet and Ruby, are the perfect definition of twice the fun and love. Having them as a...

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Columbia

To say that Columbia started out sugar and spice and everything nice would be a bit of a stretch. But...

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