Common Sense for Animals Follows 6 Pillars

Farm Animals

Companion Animals

Research Animals


Oceans, Estuaries & Wetlands

The Environment

All Animals are to be treated with Respect & Dignity regardless of how they interact with people.

Since 1974

Finding Homes for Pets & Providing Education to Communities

Common Sense for Animals is well known for its no-kill animal shelter, but we work towards a vision of education and taking responsibility for our planet’s environment. Common Sense for Animals is a philosophy that encompasses all aspects of animal welfare. We look at the Big Picture encompassing the entire circle of life. Please explore our site to learn more about our philosophy, our concepts, and meet our board of directors.


Featured Pets







What we do

Our Services

Rescuing Pets

We take an active hand in bringing animals to our shelter to provide safety and shelter for these animals in need. Guests visiting our shelter can meet these animals 7 days a week.


The natural world is full of new things to learn and understand. We hope to provide education to youths and adult alike to help them to be more considerate custodians of the natural world.

Spread the word

Animals and wildlife are integral parts of our planet and Common Sense for Animals believes that regardless of their use in society they are all to be protected to the full extent of the law.

What Drives Us

Our Mission

We believe that all animals have the right to be treated with dignity under all circumstances.  After all, we eat animals, use them for research, hunt them, use them for entertainment, and often times for companionship.  Again, regardless of their use in our society, all animals are to be protected to the full extent of the law.  They are entitled to humane care, a clean habitat or environment, and protection from cruelty. We seek to educate others to help them to understand and appreciate the role that animals play in our world and we play in theirs.

Get Involved

Common Sense for Animals hosts a series of events throughout the year. Ranging from fundraising events, bringing the community together, and the education of those around us. Follow us on our social media platforms to get live updates regarding these events!

Upcoming Events

Sept - 5K Run/Walk

All Day Team up to raise money for Common Sense for Animals in our annual 5K run/walk.

Sept - Pet calendar Photo contest

Sept-Nov Submit your photos to compete to have your pet featured in next year’s CSA calendar!