Support Us

The Humane Society Naples is Collier County’s premier no-kill pet shelter, adoption center and full-service veterinary clinic. HSN does not receive funds from nor distribute resources to any national organization. We rely on private contributions and income generated from our operations to support our efforts. There are many ways you can help The Humane Society Naples provide comfort, care, and forever loving homes for our community’s orphaned pets. The Humane Society Naples depends on private donations to support its operations and community outreach efforts. Please consider making a gift online.

Other Ways to Donate

Forever honor your pet, family member, business or group with custom engraved brick pavers. The custom pavers will become a permanent part of The Humane Society Naples’ sidewalks and entry areas. Please email Patricia Connell at development@hsnaples.org or call 239-643-1555 x 21 to place your order today.

The Humane Society Naples can also help you provide a dignified farewell and final resting place for your beloved pet’s remains, with the comforting knowledge that you are also providing support for countless numbers of orphaned pets in the process. Learn More

If you have an automobile or boat you wish to donate to The Humane Society Naples, please click here to learn more. Our partnership with the Vehicle Donation Processing Center makes it easy for you to schedule pick up of your running/non-running car, truck, boat or other vehicle. Proceeds from the auction of your vehicle will return to HSN.

If you would like more information about how you can invest in the efforts, contact Patricia Connell at development@hsnaples.org or 239-643-1555 x 21.

One enjoyable way to get involved with The Humane Society Naples is to attend our special fundraising events. From our annual Pet Lovers Gala to our extremely popular Run For the Paws held each January, our wide variety of events offers an opportunity meet great people, wonderful pets and to find out more about the work of HSN. Many companies and individuals choose to publicly demonstrate their love of animals and support of our no-kill shelter by sponsoring our fundraising events.

For additional info/sponsorship opportunities, please contact Annemarie Zoller at events@hsnaples.org or 239-643-1555 x 18. View all upcoming events here.

The Humane Society Naples is also proud to partner with your family and your professional advisors to ensure you have properly planned for your pets in the event of your death or incapacitation. Planning for pets in your estate can be very simple via a caretaker provision, but there may also be a need to explore more sophisticated planning vehicles such as a pet trust in your family’s particular situation.

As Collier County’s premier no-kill pet shelter, The Humane Society Naples can help ensure that if the need arises, your beloved pets will be cared for and placed in a loving home through our Remaining Best Friends Program. While no consideration of an estate gift is required for us to serve as an emergency or contingent caretaker of your pets, we would certainly appreciate your family’s philanthropy in support of HSN’s commitment to providing this unique and life-saving program to our community. It is important to seek professional advice when planning for your pets and your estate.

We are proud to work hand-in-hand with your attorney, financial advisor, accountant, trustees or executors to help ensure the well-being of your beloved pets. It is important that you communicate your intent with our shelter so that we may properly document any provisions and prepare for them accordingly.

For more info, please contact Patricia Connell at development@hsnaples.org or 239-643-1555 x 21.

Shelter Naming Opportunities offer a way of honoring your family’s legacy at The Humane Society Naples’ facilities. Please contact development@hsnaples.org for information about these very special giving possibilities.

Volunteer Program

Want to make a difference in the lives of homeless pets? Join more than 600 volunteers that play an important role and are committed to making a difference here at our shelter and in the community. From earning kitten kisses to helping families find four-footed love, our organization could not do what we do without your help!

Getting Started

The first step to becoming a Humane Society Naples volunteer is to attend a volunteer recruitment meeting. The meetings are held twice a month in our Crocker Family Community Room located at our main shelter. This hour-long meeting includes a brief history of The Humane Society Naples, volunteer opportunities offered, information about the application and training process.

Age Requirements

  • The minimum age to volunteer is 12 years old.
  • You must be 17 years old to volunteer without parental supervision and may participate in all shelter activities.
  • 12-16 year olds may volunteer in the Feline Fan Club and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

Volunteer Opportunities

As a Canine Coach at The Humane Society Naples, you are entrusted with the proper care and handling of the dogs in the kennels, at our mall location and off-site events while promoting adoptions.

As a Feline Ambassador at The Humane Society Naples, you help our visitors learn about the cats and kittens in our care at our main/mall location and at off-site events while promoting adoptions.

The HSN Pawfessionals are a pet-loving, young professionals group committed to supporting the educational and fundraising efforts of The Humane Society Naples.

Read more about the group and view upcoming events here.

They need you and we need you! Foster homes help alleviate the stress on our shelter’s capacity and resources during critical times. By taking animals into your home on a temporary basis you provide them with a safe place to rest and grow while giving them additional time to find a permanent home.

  • Pregnant mothers
  • Newborn kittens and puppies
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Help staff with daily housekeeping tasks
  • Repair and maintain shelter facilities
  • Transport animals, supplies and donation pick-up
  • Assist with reception and lobby tasks
  • Volunteer at our Coastland Center Mall Location
  • Feline Fan Club: 12-16 year olds can socialize our cats and kittens by joining this program.
  • Students: The Humane Society Naples assists students by tracking their service learning hours.

More ways to help:

  • Collect donations and shelter supplies in lieu of birthday gifts
  • Scout and other youth group supply drives
  • School sanctioned fundraising events
  • Invite The HSN Humane Education Team to your school

Volunteers provide shelter tours and social enrichment opportunities by visiting assisted living, school and community groups.

Foster A Pet

Why Should I Foster

As a part of our goal here at The Humane Society Naples reducing the amount of time an animal spends in our shelter saves us space to rescue more orphaned pets. Being in a foster’s care provides a stress-free environment for the animal to grow, mature, recuperate and be socialized. This helps prevent these animals from getting sick, especially pregnant and nursing mothers that are raising newborns and babies too young to be on their own.

Can’t adopt, but still want to help? Open your heart and home to pets in need! Please consider becoming a part of our foster team and in return you’ll receive unconditional love and a lifetime of memories.

Is Fostering For Me

Before You Foster, Ask Yourself:

  • Do I have the time for extra work associated with additional pets?
  • How will my pets react to a foster pet?
  • Do I have the space to separate the new pet until he/she acclimates to my home?
  • Can I emotionally let go of the pet when he/she is ready for adoption?
  • How does my family feel about fostering? Are they prepared for extra work?
Foster Application

Keep informed of our #FosterFriday cases/opportunities and happenings –

Like us on Facebook and email foster@hsnaples.org to get on the list!

Testimonials From Fosters

Please consider opening your heart and home by becoming a part of our foster team and in return you’ll receive unconditional love and a lifetime of memories!

  • Ron and I are Canine Coach volunteers here at Humane Society Naples. It is our belief that our job is to make the fur kids at the shelter adoptable… to teach them trust, teach them to love and to be loved without fear. In doing this, we have had the opportunity to foster a couple of fur kids who we felt needed to be a part of a loving home and a chance to be in an atmosphere that would allow them to relax, enjoy life in a home setting… just for a few days. When they return to the shelter, they display behavior that makes them stand out in the crowd so to speak. We always fall in love with the fur kids we foster. Chubby fit right in to our home and we adopted her. Rico was adopted at the shelter soon after we had him in our home. There is always a special needs fur kid that needs just a couple of days in a home setting with love and a giving heart. Seeing the needy ones become more self-confident and trusting… That is what we, as Canine Coaches, get out of the Foster Program.

    We always fall in love with our fur kids we foster.
  • I was always interested in helping animals, but my job required long hours and travel leaving me no time for “hands on” helping animals. I made donations, but that was it. I decided that when I did retire, I would work directly with animals and the incidence of breast cancer gave me the wake up call to change my activities toward things I would enjoy. I was retired by then, so I had the time, and the Maryland shelter provided me with the opportunity. Eleven years later, between the Humane Society Naples and two shelters on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, I have fostered over 350 kittens. The kittens have given my husband (chief helper at kitten nap time) and me endless joy, hilarious entertainment, and occasional moments of sadness. Our fosters receive lots of hugs, kisses, cuddles, interactive play and plenty of lap (and nap) time. We come to love them while they are with us, and it is very difficult to say goodbye as they go on to find their forever homes. In fact, we are “failed fosters” too, in the sense that we have adopted 6 of our foster babies. I feel I have found something that I was meant to do, and my husband is experiencing the human/animal bond that he missed out on as a child. Pat Murphy

    I have fostered over 350 Kittens.