Orange County Government, Florida

Adopt A Pet

Save the life of a shelter pet!

Adoption Process

Thank you for considering pet adoption from a shelter! It is our goal to match homeless shelter pets with loving, forever homes.

Animal Services has hundreds of adoptable pets at any given time. We operate on a first come, first serve basis to give everyone an equal opportunity.

We strive to place every pet in a furever home, which is why the first step of adoption from our shelter is coming to our location and interacting with the pet of your choice. Adoption applications can be filled out at our shelter once interaction has taken place and are not available online.

Once you have interacted with the pet of your choice, you can fill out an adoption application at our front desk area. Once your application is approved, we will ask for payment of the adoption fee. After your pet has met the mandatory hold requirements and is processed through our clinic, he or she will be ready to go home!

We ask interested adopters to please come prepared with photo identification.

We welcome adopters from out of county and state, but do not transport animals. Interaction is still required as part of the adoption process. For those unable to make the commute, we recommend contacting our rescue partners to see if they may be able to assist. Here is a full list of our rescue partners.

Adoption Fees

Standard adoption fees are $55 for dogs and $40 for cats. Ferrets are $40 to adopt. Pocket pets like rabbits, guinea pigs and hamsters are $15 to adopt.

The following are included in the adoption of a pet:

  • Spay/neuter
  • Initial vaccinations
  • Microchip identification
  • First deworming
  • Heartworm check (dogs over 6 months old)
  • Feline leukemia and FIV test (cats)
  • Rabies vaccination and tag
  • Adoption Welcome Kit

Contact Us

Orange County Animal Services
Pet Rescue & Adoption Center
2769 Conroy Road
Orlando, FL 32839-2162

Email: AnimalServices@ocfl.net
Phone: (407) 836-3111

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