Sarasota & Manatee Shelter Information

Sarasota County Shelters

Only three shelters are open in Sarasota Co. at this time:

  • Brookside Middle 3636 S Shade Ave., Sarasota (Pet Friendly)
  • Woodland Middle 2700 Panacea Blvd., North Port (Pet Friendly)
  • Atwater Elem. 4701 Huntsville Ave., North Port

These have not yet been opened:

  • Booker Middle 2250 Myrtle St., Sarasota
  • Gulf Gate Elem. 6500 S Lockwood Ridge., Sarasota
  • Tuttle Elem. 2863 8th St., Sarasota
  • Venice Comm. Center
  • Nokomis Ave S. Venice
  • Bishop Nevins Academy Fruitville Rd., Sarasota
  • Glenallen Elem. 7050 Glenallen Blvd., North Port
  • Sarasota High 1000 S School Ave., Sarasota
  • North Port High 6400 West Price Blvd., North Port (Pet Friendly)
  • Heron Creek Middle 6501 West Price Blvd., North Port (Pet Friendly)
  • Southside Elem. 1901 Webber St., Sarasota
  • Toledo Blade Elem. 1201 Geranium Ave., North Port
  • Brentwood Elem. 2500 Vinson Ave., Sarasota
  • Riverview High 1 Ram Way, Sarasota (Pet Friendly)
  • Taylor Ranch Elem. 2500 Taylor Ranch Trl., Venice
  • Booker High  3201 N Orange Ave., Sarasota
  • Phillippi Shores Elem.  4747 S Tamiami Trl., Sarasota
  • Ashton Elem. 5110 Ashton Rd., Sarasota

Manatee County Shelter Listing

 All shelters are open except for Johnson Middle and Miller Elementary:

  • Bayshore Elementary School 6120 26th Street West, Bradenton  
  • Braden River Middle School 6215 River Club Blvd., Bradenton
  • Braden River High  6545 SR 70 East, Bradenton  (pet friendly)
  • Buffalo Creek Middle School  7320 69th Street East, Palmetto
  • Daughtrey Elementary  515 63rd Ave East, Bradenton
  • Freedom Elementary School  9515 State Road 64 East, Bradenton
  • Gullet Elementary School  12125 44th Ave East, Bradenton
  • Carlos Haile Middle School  9501 State Road 64 East, Bradenton
  • Johnson Middle School  2121 26th Avenue East, Bradenton
  • Kinnan Elementary School  3415 Tallevast Road, Sarasota
  • Lee Middle School  4000 534d Avenue West, Bradenton
  • Manatee High School  902 33rd St Ct W, Bradenton  (pet friendly)
  • McNeal Elementary School  6325 Lorraine Road, Bradenton
  • Miller Elementary School  01 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton
  • Mills Elementary School  7200 69th Street East, Palmetto (pet friendly)
  • Myakka Elementary School  37205 Manatee Ave., Myakka City
  • Oneco Elementary School  5414 22nd Street Court East, Bradenton
  • Prine Elementary School  3801 Southern Parkway, Bradenton
  • G.D. Rodgers Garden Elementary  515 3t Ave West, Bradenton
  • Seabreeze Elementary School  3601 71st Street West, Bradenton
  • Tillman Elementary School  1415 29th Street East, Palmetto
  • Annie Lucy Williams Elementary School  3404 Fort Hamer Road, Parrish
  • Willis Elementary School  14705 The Masters Avenue, Bradenton
  • Witt Elementary School  200 Rye Road, Bradenton

What to Bring to the Shelter

In addition to your emergency supplies (food,  water, medicine, flashlights, batteries, first aid kit, etc.), the  following are good items to bring with you if you must evacuate to a  shelter: 

  • Pillows, blankets, sleeping bags or air mattresses
  • Extra clothing, shoes, eyeglasses, hearing aids (and batteries), etc.
  • Personal toiletries, towels
  • Folding chairs, lawn chairs or cots ‰ Personal hygiene items (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
  • Quiet games, books, playing cards and favorite toys for children
  • Important  papers and irreplaceable keepsakes (driver’s license, special medical  information, insurance policies and property inventories, photographs)

Pet Shelter Requirements

Pet  sheltering requirements and rules are important during disaster  situations. Your cooperation in making a pet friendly shelter  environment enjoyable is appreciated. 

  • Pet(s) must arrive with a carrier or cage. Cages will not be available on site.
  • Pet(s) must remain in carrier (except at scheduled exercise times).
  • Owners must provide pet food and other pet supplies as needed.
  • Owners must provide certification that pet(s) are current with rabies vaccination
  • Owners will not permit other shelter occupants to handle or approach pet(s).
  • Owners are responsible for the care, feeding and handling of their own pet(s).

Pet Survival Kit for Pet-Friendly Shelters:

  • Proper ID collar and rabies license tag 
  • Carrier or cage 
  • Water and food bowls 
  • Medications 
  • Food supply to last about three days 
  • Special care instructions 
  • Newspapers/plastic bags for waste disposal 
  • Toys and comfort items 
  • Muzzles, if necessary 
  • First aid supplies 
  • Manual can opener 
  • Proper ID on all belongings


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