Welcome! The Animal Welfare League is located on Drance Street in Port Charlotte, FL, just off of Harborview Road.
We broke ground for our Adoption Center in 2005. The building was completed in the Spring of 2008.
The front desk of our lobby is the center of all activity. The friendly staff will answer phone calls and assist customers all day long.
Our Conference and Educational Center serves as the gathering place for a variety of activities and meetings throughout the year.
We have many items for sale in our Gift Shop, all at prices that can't be beat! We have many accessories for newly adopted pets.
We have two Cattery Rooms each with 16 Cat Suites and 2 Kitten Condos. Each cat suite has a bedroom and separate litter box room.
Our Adoption Center features two Cat Colony Rooms where felines are free to play, mingle, and meet new friends.
Each Cat Colony Room can house numerous cats. Cats are chosen carefully to ensure a safe environment where everyone gets along.
Walkways connect each Cat Colony Room to our outdoor Oasis area. Cats can enter and exit freely during our normal business hours.
The outdoor Oasis area allows our cats to safely explore the outdoors. Drinking fountains, tiki huts, and real trees are just some features.
Those interested in adopting can spend some one-on-one time with cats in our special Meet-and-Greet Rooms.
The Exam/Treatment Room, where animals receive health checks and medications, is just one portion of our on-site Surgical Suite.
The Surgery Room is where numerous spay and neuter procedures take place each week. Other operations are also performed here.
Our X-Ray room helps us diagnose broken bones in some of the animals that arrive at our facility which leads to proper treatment.
The many animals housed at our facility constantly need clean beds, blankets, and towels. Laundry is an ongoing process throughout the day.
Dogs are bathed and groomed in our Grooming Area to help them feel great and look their best for potential adopters.
The Feed Room is where all meals and medications (if needed) are portioned prior to being served to our animals.
The Kennel Area houses our adoptable dogs and consists of 21 indoor/outdoor kennels in addition to our Puppy Room and Transition Room.
The Transition Room consists of 5 cages and serves as a temporary holding place for dogs waiting to be altered.
The Puppy Room consists of 5 cages and holds puppies or small dogs. Each cage has a safety-glass door ensuring scenic views.
Each of the 21 indoor dog kennels has a doorway leading to an outdoor kennel. Dogs can enjoy fresh air and sunshine during the day.
Behind our adoption center are 6 exercise runs where dogs are free to stretch their legs and socialize with other canine friends.
Our 2 Dog Meet-and-Greet pens allow those interested in adopting to spend some one-on-one time with any of our adoptable dogs.
Our facility is situated on 4 beautiful acres. Volunteers and adoptable dogs are free to explore our grounds while enjoying a walk.
Saint Francis, the Patron Saint of animals, watches over our quiet garden area.
Popiel's Playpen provides a great place for dogs to play with and receive training from our many volunteers.
All of our grounds are meticulously landscaped thanks to our volunteer Master Gardeners.
Our Intake Building consists of kennels, hospital areas, and treatment rooms for animals waiting to move to our Adoption Center.