Bring Love Home!
Pet Adoptions take place at our two shelters, via fosters and at our many offsite locations. For location addresses and hours, please click HERE
See a pet you want to adopt? You can also place a $40 non-refundable hold on any of the pets available at our shelter locations by calling us at (407) 351-7722. The hold will be in affect until the end of business the following day.
Adopt a Pet
Pet listings are updated in real-time.
What to Bring to the Animal Shelter
- A driver’s license or other valid photo identification
- Standard adoption prices are:
- $50 for cats and $100 for kittens.
- Dog adoption fees range from $75 to $350.
- The range of fees helps offset the price of housing some pets for extended periods of time. We do not euthanize for time or space.
What’s Included in the Adoption Fee
Most of the pets that you visit in our shelter will be ready to go home.
This means they have been:
- Spay/Neuter Surgery
- Treated for internal and external parasites
- Permanently identified with a microchip
- Provided with core vaccines appropriate for dogs and cats including rabies, distemper, and upper respiratory viruses. Cats receive a Feline Leukemia test if they are 6 months and older. Dogs will have been tested for heartworm disease if they are 7 months and older.
- Adopters will be able to purchase prevention at the Sanford shelter or clinic, or Alafaya clinic within 30 days of adoption without requiring an appointment. Find your closest Pet Alliance Veterinary Clinic location here.
- Adopters may also visit the Sanford clinic and have their exam fee waived for the FIRST vet visit within 90 days of adoption.
Some pets may require additional medication, which can be purchased at the time of adoption. Find out why we require each animal to be spayed or neutered before taken home.
What to Expect When You Arrive at Home
Bringing home a new pet is exciting! The experience of going home with a new family can also be a stressful and frightening for the animal.
Be calm and patient with your new pet. Realize that a new environment can take some getting used to and he or she may act differently once acclimated to their new home. Certain words, objects, or situations may bring about a reaction that you weren’t expecting. The new family member may or may not have been previously trained in the same manner that you wish to train them.
Read some tips on what to do before you bring a pet home, during the first couple of days, and beyond.
Yes, anyone that is 18 years or older is welcome to fill out an application on a pet of their choosing. Our adoption staff will ensure it is a good fit for both you and the pet before the pet can go home.
Every pet will be spayed/neutered, microchipped, up to date on all shots and given heartworm (dogs) /flea prevention before you take them to their furever home. You will also receive a waived exam fee for the first vet visit at a Pet Alliance clinic.
You can place a hold by calling 407-351-7722 Monday – Saturday. The hold fee is $40 and does not go toward the adoption fee. Hold fees are non-refundable and will hold the pet until close of business the following day.
We do not provide that service at our shelter
All adoptions are done on a first come, first serve basis. Additionally, we do not have the ability to complete DNA tests at our shelter. We do not maintain a waitlist for any age or breeds. Our website is the best resource as it is a real-time view of available pets.