Adopting a pet at SPCA Florida
We hope you meet your four-legged love at SPCA Florida! Our goal is to help you find the companion that best suits your household. We have wonderful cats and dogs available, longing to go home with you.
Adoption Center Hours:
Monday through Friday 11 am to 6 pm
Saturday and Sunday 11 am to 5 pm
What to Consider Before Adoption
Pets require a significant time commitment.
A pet’s life span can be from 5-20 years. Some are better with children than others. Please consider your future plans before bringing a furry companion home.
Animals require a financial commitment. Food, treats, toys, veterinary check-ups, and preventative medications can add up.
Post-adopt, clients are guided to keep their pets quarantined for 14 days
When you arrive at the Adoption Center we invite you to take a look around and meet the animals. We encourage you and your family to spend time with each pet you are interested in to see which is the best fit. Our trained staff and volunteers are happy to answer questions about the animals and provide you with whatever background information we have regarding that pet.
Please keep in mind we do not always know all of the adoptable animals’ history or background depending on how they arrived at SPCA Florida.
Some dogs are picky about getting new canine friends, and if you already have a dog we may ask you to bring them in for a meet-and-greet to make sure they'll get along. In those cases the dog needs to be up-to-date on their rabies and DHPP vaccines.
When you find a pet you would like to adopt, the next step is to fill out an Adoption Application, which will be reviewed by one of our trained counselors. The counselors will answer any questions you may have. If the pet is already sterilized he or she can go home the same day, otherwise the surgery is normally scheduled the next day and the pet can go home the day after surgery.
Please note adopters must be 18 years or older and present a valid photo ID, and no adoptions are processed 30 minutes prior to closing.
Adoption fees vary depending on species, breed and age. The fee includes:
Spay/Neuter surgery for unsterilized pets
Dogs are dewormed, tested for heartworms (if negative they receive a 30-day heartworm preventative; if positive, treatment is paid for by the Guardian Angel Fund at SPCA Florida’s Medical Center) and receive vaccinations for canine distemper, adenovirus type 2, parainfluenza, parvovirus, and rabies (if age-appropriate)
Cats are dewormed, tested for feline leukemia and FIV, and receive vaccinations for feline distemper, rhinotracheitis, calici virus, and rabies (if age-appropriate)