Animal Services



Adoption hours: 

Monday-Saturday 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Wednesday 10:00AM to 6:30PM


Our animals can be found online at:


What are the adoption fees?

Dog: Fees may include microchip, vaccines, heartworm testing and sterilization.

Dog (requires sterilization, male or female)..........$80.00
Dog (existing sterilization, male or female)..........$20.00

Cat: Fees may include microchip, vaccines, feline leukemia testing and sterilization.

Cat (requires sterilization, male or female)..........$60.00
Cat (existing sterilization, male or female)..........$10.00

Seminole County residents are required to purchase a $5.00 Seminole County Pet License at the time of adoption.* Animal Services currently accepts cash, personal check, or any major credit card (service fee will apply).

Are all of the animals spayed or neutered?

In accordance with Florida Statutes, Chapter 823.15, all dogs and cats adopted through a public shelter must be sterilized.

  1. What if the pet adopted isn't already spayed or neutered?  The Adopter understands that the animal will be transported to the County's contracted veterinarian for surgery. You will be able to pick up your animal from the veterinarian’s office on the day given on your adoption paperwork. This fee is included in the price of the adoption. Please bring all Seminole County adoption paperwork with you when you pick up your animal.
  2. What if the pet adopted is already spayed or neutered?  Once all the paperwork and microchipping has been completed, and depending on medical conditions, the adopted animal would leave the shelter with their new family.

What if things don't work out with your new pet?

Animal Services understands that sometimes certain animals do not work out in certain households. For this reason, any animal adopted from Animal Services may be returned at any time. However, there is NO refund when returning an animal, (subject to the terms & conditions of the Adoption contract, and is made at the sole discretion of Seminole County Animal Services).



Seminole County Animal Services is making it easier for County residents with disabilities (or their caregivers), residents who are 65 years of age (or older), or active/veteran military personnel to become pet owners by adopting pets through "Pet Pals”. Qualifying residents must be present to adopt and license a pet of their choice for a reduced fee of $5, which includes the adoption and license fees, spaying or neutering, required vaccinations and an implanted microchip for identification.  This opportunity is limited to a one-time pet adoption per household, and requires government issued photo identification to verify residency.