More than 10,000 homeless dogs and cats will turn to the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando for caring, compassion, and hope through our animal shelters this year. By adopting a pet, you’re not only providing that animal a loving family and a safe home, you’re also making room for the sheltering of another homeless pet. We can help you find the ideal pet for you—one that matches your lifestyle and your expectations.
Monday - Sunday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
What to Bring to the Animal Shelter
- If you rent, we require that you obtain permission from your landlord and understand your pet policies prior to adopting
- A driver's license or other valid photo identification
- We run adoption fee specials through out the year but standard adoption prices are:
- $50 for cats and $100 for kittens.
- Dog adoption fees range from $75 to $300.
- 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.
You can save time by downloading and completing the adoption application before you arrive at the animal shelter.
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.
What’s Included in the Adoption Fee
This means they have been:
- Sterilized (surgically spayed or neutered, or for males dogs, sterilized with Zeuterin® injections)
- 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. Dogs will have been tested for heartworm disease.
Each pet also receives a free post-adoption veterinary exam and, if they choose to visit one of our clinics for the post-adoption exam, a one month application of flea prevention as well. Learn how much we spend on each dog and cat who we shelter and adopt.
Some pets may require additional medication, which can be purchased at time of adoption. We also have a full time animal behaviorist on staff who can assist with post adoption behavior questions. Find out why we require each animal to be spayed or neutered before taken home.