Adoption Procedures

So you're ready for a new friend? Follow these simple steps and take home a wonderful new companion!

Stop by and play with our wonderful animals!

Kennels 16 - 55 house our adoptable dogs and puppies. Please do not attempt to pet or handle any other animals.

Fill out an adoption application and pay adoption fees.

You must be 18 years old to fill out an application. We will review your application and tell you when you're approved. To be approved, your landlord must approve your bringing an animal into your home. Any animal (all pets three months of age or older) that you already have at home must be vaccinated and licensed for rabies as required by law. The first approved customer will be allowed to adopt an animal.

Wait patiently while your pet is prepared to go home with you.

ALL pets are sterilized before they leave the shelter, in accordance with state law and the local Animal Control Ordinance. Your pet will receive a number of shots to keep it healthy. The delay is normally no more 1 - 2 days before you can take your new pet home with you.

Take your pet home and love it!

When you bring your pet into a new environment, it may take some adjustment for you and for your pet. Give your new pet lots of love and that love will certainly be returned. Proper care for your pet (see AVMA) requires periodical care from a veterinarian (see Local Veterinarians). If you have any questions, feel free to call us at (352) 264-6870.


Adoption Hours

9:30 to 5:00 Tues. through Sat.

Adoptions stop 30 minutes before closing.​