Sunny Side Up Rescue

“Animals do speak, but only to those that know how to listen.”

Orhan Pamuk

Sunny Side Up | Pet Rescue Florida is located in Port St. Lucie. We’re 100% volunteer operated and funded solely through donations. All animals in need are welcome here, although it’s primarily dogs and horses currently. While continuing our broad scope of animals that are rescued, we have begun to take in more at risk equines. We primarily focus on the elderly, starved, and abused horses within the slaughter pipeline, those with less of a chance of being saved due to their condition.

We offer sanctuary for life to animals that are not adoptable for whatever reason, as well as rehabilitating and adopting out ones that just require a second chance.

Our belief is it takes a community to help these animals have their best chance at living in a healthy, loving forever home. Sunny Side Up Rescue (SSUR) | Pet Rescue Florida works hand in hand with other rescues in the area as well as others across the country to save as many lives as possible.

Rescue is a Lifestyle.

It is not a hobby. It is not a passing fad.

You live it … breathe it … 24/7. Your purpose for living is to change the life of a shelter pet …one at a time.


Give a needy pet a forever, loving home.

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Help them acclimate to home life without the financial burden.

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Have extra building supplies laying around?

Here at Sunny Side Up Rescue | Pet Rescue Florida we are HUGE on reduce, reuse, recycle. We are always using used and leftover

wood, fencing, chain link, bricks, and paint 


build, repair, and update the structures and fencing

here at the farm. So, if you’re ready to recycle your leftover or used stuff, drop us a line, and we will GLADLY arrange a pickup time convenient for you.

Saved from the Holding Pens!

Dolly’s (aka 007) short story is that she was sold to a “kill buyer” to be sent to slaughter. She is a strong working horse that was in good shape, only 14 years old, and was carrying a baby.  She was most likely used to work ranches. The owners felt they didn’t need her anymore and sought to make a quick easy buck. Dolly’s rescue costs, just to get her here safe, was about $2600. She was in good condition so no major vet issues as of now. Not all are that lucky. Many will get sick in the pens or are severely emaciated.

Please join us to help raise awareness about this horrible tragedy that continues everyday. With help we can save many of these innocent lives from absolute death.

Read about 007’s story and find out how you can help others like her.

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Big, beautiful Evi crossed the rainbow bridge yesterday  morning 😪

The decision never gets easier. We are their stewards, we are their voice, and they place their trust in us to make the right choice at the right time. 

Evi came to us in October 2022 with the right side of her skull shattered. X-rays revealed bone infection had set up since nothing had been done to clean or repair the injury. Evis prognosis was never great, but we decided to try. 

She had a good 6 months filled with love here. She was a gentle giant and will be greatly missed. This is the face of rescue❤️

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What a beautiful soul…so very sorry for your loss🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼

I’m so sorry. With you she knew love and enjoyed the comfort that you provided. Hugs.

I’m so very sorry!!!❤️🙏

So sorry for your loss!!

So very sorry.She definitely knew love the last 6 month of her life!!Rest easy beautiful one 💔

So sorry for your loss but just know you gals are incredible , selfless, kind, and full of love!!

I say this often, you are ANGELS 😇 This sweet gal went through hell, you were there to pick her up and provide her unconditional love for her last 6 months. She left here knowing how much she was loved 🥰 You provided something for this mare that no one else did. Thank you 🙏

God bless you and all the people who work with you. So hard to make to make those decisions. But it is honestly the last loving thing you do fir them.

So very sorry.💔🙏🏻

She is beautiful and she crossed that bridge knowing love, and that is what matters. Thank you for doing what you do!

I'm glad she found you. You walked her to the bridge and and we're her voice when she needed you to be. Take comfort in knowing you did right by her.

Oh No..! I’m so sorry, I hate this

So sorry but she lived her best 6mos....

Sorry for you loss...

I'm so sorry to hear this. Glad she knew love and good care.

Rest in Beautiful Peace Evi. 😭😭🙏🙏🙏

I'm sorry 😞

Bless you all.


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Its been super busy here since Friday! Updates soon 🙂Image attachmentImage attachment+4Image attachment

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Are Any of these horses up for adoption soon?

Is Gizmo still around?

Thank you for all you do. GOD BLESS 🙏

You are amazing!! Please keep us posted on their story ❤️

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Wow that’s really perfect to describe how we feel now that we are out in Indiantown! I can really relate! Also nice writing!

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