The vast number of shelters in the area don't hurt in making it a dog-friendly area, too. One of the biggest, most pupular shelters in the area is the Humane Society of Broward County. This organization is a non-profit, 501(c)3 shelter that has the ability to house over 300 dogs and cats in its 33,000 square foot shelter! In 2017, they placed over 6,791 animals in new, responsible homes. Overall, their mission is to educate the public, find homes for pups in the community, and provide veterinary services when possible.
Another organization that's well-known in the area is the Florida Humane Society. Though it's located outside of Deerfield (near Pompano) it serves Deerfield, Pompano, and Coconut Creek. A 501(c)3 organization, the Florida Humane Society specializes as a primary adoption facility rescuing companion animals from animal control surrenders. In addition to this function, they have tons of programs that help enhance animals' lives, like community education and spay and neuter programs.