Our Animal Sanctuary is located between Gainesville & Jacksonville, FL.

Where animals are Friends and they all live Happily Ever After!

See what our sanctuary-style animal shelter in Melrose, FL is all about

Rooterville Animal Sanctuary is more than just an animal shelter. It's a forever home for rescued farm animals in Melrose, FL. Experience an Amazing REFUGE for FARM ANIMALS

A visit to Rooterville is fun for the whole family. At our family farm, you'll get the chance to cuddle, pet, feed, and take pictures with our friendly farm animals. After just a few minutes, you'll fall in love with the animals just like we did!

Contact us today to learn more about:

  • Community service opportunity
  • Rescue animal adoption
  • Animal rescue internship
  • Covered wagons camping
  • RV rentals
  • Tent camping


    My absolutely favorite place in this world. I loved the former location and the new location is wonderful as well. A little slice of heaven with amazing staff that truly care for the animals of the sanctuary. Visiting this place will never ever get old!

    Kirsty Martin

    Love love love this place. The animals and grounds are so well loved and cared for. So many sweet and loving animals, from baby guineas to mini horses and even cats that snuggle with turkeys. You can even pick up native plants.

    Double D Golf Carts

    This was a really cute place to take the kids. Had a trolley ride around the farm. Gift shop. They're starting a camp ground with really nice covered wagons to rent. Playground for the kids. Had a nice visit!

    Mark Pearson