More than 10,000 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, 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.
What to Bring to the Animal Shelter
Come prepared! If you’re currently a renter, we require that you obtain permission from your landlord and understand the property’s pet policies, including pet deposits or fees, prior to adopting. You will need to bring a driver’s license or other form of picture identification with you to the animal shelter. While we run special adoption fee promotions throughout the year, our standard adoption prices are $75 for cats and $100 for kittens. Dog adoption fees range from $75 to $300 depending on a variety of factors including their age, whether they are purebreds or mixed breeds, and more. While some dogs move out of our shelter very quickly, others are here for a much longer time. This range of fees helps offset the price of housing some animals for long periods of time. We never euthanize animals due to time or space.
You can save time by downloading and completing the adoption application before you arrive at the animal shelter.
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 are sterilized (surgically spayed or neutered, or for males dogs, sterilized with Zeuterin® injections) treated for internal and external parasites , permanently identified with a microchip, and provided with core vaccines appropriate for dogs and cats including rabies, distemper, and upper respiratory viruses. Cats receive a Feline Leukemia and FIV test. Dogs will have been tested for heartworm disease. All animals go home with a 30 day supply of heartworm prevention. Each pet also receives a free post-adoption veterinary exam and, if they choose to visit one of our clinics for the post-adoption exam, a one month application of flea prevention as well. Learn how much we spend on each dog and cat who we shelter and adopt. Some pets may require additional medication, which can be purchased at 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.
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.
One Agency – Two Locations
The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando has two locations that offer the same services. Each location has a different selection of adoptable pets. Both shelters will be closed for Labor Day, September 1.
2727 Conroy Road
Orlando, FL 32839
2800 County Home Road
Sanford, FL 32773
Adoption hours for both locations:
Monday – Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday noon-4 p.m. We recommend that you arrive at least one hour before closing time.
On Monday, August 25, and Tuesday, August 26, our shelters will open at 11 a.m. for training reasons.