What We Do

Pet Adoptions

A cornerstone of our work is to match people with companion animals of all kinds—from cats and dogs to birds and rabbits. The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast cares for and finds homes for cats, dogs, and a variety of other species.


Public Spay & Neuter

The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast’s Public Spay/Neuter Program is the largest low-cost spay/neuter program on the Treasure Coast. Every year more than 2,300 dogs, cats, and rabbits are brought to our Shelter Clinic by responsible pet owners.

Pet Behavior and Obedience Training

We offer many training classes focusing on pet behavior and obedience, all of which reflect our animal training philosophy of positive-reinforcement.


Thrift Stores

Truly a one-stop shop, you can shop, donate, volunteer, or adopt at both of the HSTC Thrift Stores in Stuart.


Pet Surrendering

We understand that there are circumstances in life that may lead you to feel it necessary to surrender a pet.


Martin County Pet Licensing

On behalf of the County of Martin, HSTC offers county pet licensing to all Martin County residents, regardless of whether they adopted from the shelter or not. 

Pet Therapy

HSTC’s Misty’s Pals are specially-trained therapy dogs who provide psychological and even physiological therapy to the sick, elderly, disabled, or otherwise suffering. Learn more about Misty’s Pals.

Humane Education

HSTC provides interactive lessons for K-12 on topics ranging from pet responsibility, animal body language, and controlling the free-roaming cat population. We also offer educational summer camps that always leave campers with smiles on their faces and pet advocacy in their hearts! 

Dog Agility Training

For the advanced pup, your Humane Society offers agility classes at a variety of experience levels. Please note that previous obedience training is required to participate in these courses. Learn more about the levels and opportunities available for agility training.


There are times that an animal may not be suitable for adoption in a shelter environment. In these cases, HSTC staff immediately reaches out to pre-approved 501(c)(3) rescues to match these pets with more suitable environments. If you are a 501(c)(3) rescue group and are interested in partnering with HSTC to save more lives, please contact Andrea Rinder, Canine Live Release Coordinator, at arinder@hstc1.org.

Community TNVR

In partnership with Martin County Animal Services, we proudly provide Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR) to Martin County. Learn more about our efforts to control the free-roaming cat population in our community. Please contact (772) 600-3222 or MartinCountyTNVR@HSTC1.org for more information or to answer questions.


Community Partnerships

While HSTC primarily focuses on animal welfare, we also take pride in the human services we provide through our community partnerships. We collaborate with over 40 businesses and 501(c)(3) organizations throughout the year to support and enrich the lives of our neighbors. To learn more, please contact your inquiry to community@hstc1.org.


Pet Microchipping

A microchip is a permanent form of ID, registered to a recovery database which holds pet and owner information. It's the only permanent, reliable way to identify a lost pet. HSTC is proud to offer microchipping on all HSTC pets, as well as a service for the public.

Disaster Preparedness

The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast offers a Domestic Pet Sheltering Program for Martin County residents in the case of a hurricane or other disaster/emergency.


Home to Home Pet Listings

Need to surrender or foster your pet? Home To Home is a peer-to-peer platform that connects families who need to rehome their pet and/or those who are seeking temporary foster placement with other families who may be able to help.

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