More than 6,600 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, but 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.
Virtual Pet Adoption Available!
In light of COVID-19, Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando is branching out with our new Virtual Adoption opportunity!
View the full adoption process on our blog. Conducted through the Zoom app, a virtual meet and greet is designed to introduce potential adopters to a pet currently in our care at our shelters, as well as those currently in Foster Care. Animals located in the Orlando or Sanford shelters are also eligible, but are available for in-person meet and greets BY APPOINTMENT only.
Select pets at the shelter are available for in-person meet and greet at the shelter BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Look at a pet’s bio to see if they are eligible. To set up a virtual meet and greet, simply follow the contact instructions on a shelter pet’s adoption profile located at the bottom of their page. Pet listings are updated in real-time.
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 $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.
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
Most of the pets that you visit in our shelter will be ready to go home.
This means they have been:
- 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 $50 voucher for a post adopt clinic visit at either Pet Alliance clinic. The voucher is valid for 30 days after adoption and adopter must be enrolled in our 30-day trial of PetFirst Pet Insurance.
Some pets may require additional medication, which can be purchased at the 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.
Please refer to our contact page for up-to-date hours in light of COVID-19. Currently, our shelter is open by appointment only.
Yes, we are currently taking appointments for our virtual adoption service as well as in person adoptions.
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 heartworm/flea prevention before you take them to their furever home. You will also receive a $50 voucher to any Pet Alliance clinic as well as a FREE 30-day trial of PetFirst Pet Insurance.
We do have an option to place a pet on hold. The hold fee is $40 and places the pet on hold until 6:00pm the following day. Please note that hold fee is a non-refundable donation that does not go toward the adoption fee. Call 407-351-7722, or use our website chat feature to place a hold.
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 your best resource as it is a real-time view of available pets.