Adoptions (Click here for Adoption Application)
The goal of our adoption program is to help place the stray and unwanted pets brought into our facility. Each dog or cat is given an overall health exam by one of our Animal Care Technicians. The adoption fee for dogs/puppies is $70. The fee for cats/kittens is $60. This fee includes neutering or spaying (FSS 823.15, requires that any dog or cat adopted from an animal shelter must be surgically sterilized), a rabies vaccination and county license for the first year, and dogs are AVID micro chipped for identification.
Animal Services has no maximum holding period for an adoptable animal. The length of time an animal is kept depends on how well the animal handles being kenneled. These evaluations are done on an individual basis and the determination of how long to keep an animal is based on observations made by the Animal Care Technicians.
On occasion we have other animals for adoption, such as birds, ferrets and rabbits. For information on these animals contact the Animal Services Center at (941) 861-9500.
To adopt an animal, reserve/pick up a trap, or claim/turn in an animal, visit during these hours:
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sunday Noon-2 p.m.
To view adoptable animals currently available click here.