About Humane Society Naples

Our Mission

Sheltering animals in times of need, locating life-long homes, and advocating for responsible pet ownership.

Humane Society Naples believes everyone should have the opportunity to experience animal companionship. To make sure no one in our community lacks access to resources, HSN is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse, inclusive, and culturally compassionate team that advocates for animals and people in all areas of our community.

What We Do

Humane Society Naples serves thousands of animals in the community each year through our sheltering, fostering and adoptions programs as well as with medical care through the Humane Society Naples Veterinary Clinic and the Patty and Jay Baker Mobile Veterinary Clinic. We also help families with crisis boarding and behavioral training services as well as a community pet food pantry.

HSN also provides numerous outreach programs at schools and businesses to promote responsible pet ownership, including pet sterilization. We believe spaying and neutering are the best ways to reduce pet overpopulation. Our HSN Veterinary Clinic offers low or no-cost pet sterilization for pet parents who need this. Additionally, every pet who is adopted at HSN is spayed or neutered.

Since opening, our organization has adopted over 110,000 animals into loving homes. HSN partners with animal control agencies in our service area and reviews monthly statistics to determine how we can work collaboratively to continue to reduce unnecessary euthanasia of adoptable pets in SWFL.

Our History

In the early days of Collier County up through the late 1950’s, there was no local organization to care for lost, injured or abandoned pets. Concerned citizens pooled their resources to form what in 1960 officially became known as Humane Society of Naples with Lois House as the founding President.

In 1962, Lori Keller was elected president (and would remain in that position for the next ten years). Humane Society Naples volunteers kept strays in their homes and garages until architect Walter Keller donated plans and money was raised to build the first shelter and adoption center. In March of 1963, HSN’s first shelter opened and filled up quickly.

Then in 1965, improvements were made to increase space by adding a quarantine area and indoor/outdoor kennels.

In July, 2010, Humane Society Naples celebrated the grand opening of a $4.5 million state-of-the-art shelter and adoption center. Its second adoption center opened at Coastland Center Mall in the fall of 2011. After that location closed, we opened the von Arx Adoption Center in North Naples.

HSN also operates a 13 acre campus in the Oaks neighborhood of Naples. At our Oaks campus, we provide crisis boarding services and undertake extensive behavior and rehabilitation work with dogs.

4-Star Charity

Humane Society Naples is engaged in the larger animal welfare community. We participate with and/or are members in good standing of the following entities: Florida Association of Animal Welfare Organizations, Florida Leaders in Lifesaving, Collier County Domestic Animal Services Advisory Board, Licensed Members of the American Veterinary Medical Association, The Florida Bar Animal Law Section, Florida State Animal Response Coalition, and more. We also have a 4 out of 4 rating on Charity Navigator and have gold level designation with Guidestar.

Privacy Policy
HSN has a written donor privacy policy in place, which states unambiguously that it will not sell, trade, or share a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.