Tucked away in Lake County Florida - the middle of the state, sits Clermont, Florida, a city that's about 20 miles west of popular Orlando. A residential city in character, and not entirely dog-friendly yet, Clermont is working its way up on the dog-friendly list in Florida. Most of the activities in the area that are fit for pooches don't come from the city itself, but rather from the shelters in the area. One of the most popular shelters is the Humane Society of Lake County, a no-kill animal shelter founded in 1976. This shelter services all of Lake County, including Clermont, and operates for the advancement of humane treatment for the prevention of cruelty to animals.
Another popular organization is the South Lake Animal League, a shelter that acts on behalf of the animals and provides for the well-being of animals who have been abandoned, injured, subjected to unfair treatment and now need shelter. They maintain a no-kill policy and focus on educating the public on responsible pet ownership.