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Adoption Policies

Before adopting a pet, be sure you are ready to take on the RESPONSIBILITY of owning the type of pet that you desire and that you are aware of the county laws regarding owning a pet in your community.  We can answer most of your questions here at the shelter.

Pets are a LIFELONG COMMITMENT and we strive to place our shelter animals in responsible homes where they will be loved and receive proper care for a LIFETIME.

  • Adopters must be at least 18 years of age and must show valid identification with name and current address.
  • Adopters must own their own home or, if they rent, they must have written or telephone permission of their landlord.
  • If you own other pets, you must bring proof of vaccinations and rabies tag in order to adopt from our shelter.
  • All members of your household must meet the pet you are interested in adopting in order to ensure compatibility.
  • The adoption fee includes a free office visit and examination at any participating veterinarian of your choice, by appointment, withing sever (7) days from the date of adoption.
  • If an adoption doesn’t work out, for any reason, the animal can’t be sold, traded, or disposed of in any way but must be returned to the Animal Welfare League.
  • The animal may not be used for medical or other experimental purposed or any other activity that would cause harm to the animal.

Adoption Fees

$130, Adult Dogs
$160, Lg Breed Puppies (6 months & under)
$220, Small Breed Dogs & Puppies (25 pounds or less)
$90, Cats
$80, Cats (7 Years & up)
$100, Kittens (6 months & under)
Critters, individually priced

Senior Pets (over 7) for Senior People (over
62) are available at a reduced adoption fee
of 50% off regular full price.


All dogs have been spayed or neutered, dewormed, received their basic vaccinations and have been
heartworm tested, but not all are negative.

A county tag is required after adoption.

Microchip and FREE registration are included
with the adoption.


All cats have been dewormed and have current vaccinations.

All cats have been spayed or neutered prior to adoption.

A county tag is required after adoption.

Microchip and FREE registration are included with the adoption.

If you are interested in a particular pet that appears on our website, please call the shelter at (941)625-6720 after 10:00 am to make sure that pet is still available for adoption.