Adoption hours are Monday - Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Since August 15, 2014, all cats and dogs that are adopted from Seminole County Animal Services (SCAS) will be issued microchips that include a one-year registration feature with Datamars (microchip manufacturer). (Applicable to animals that do not currently have a microchip at the time of adoption; does not apply to animals with microchips acquired before coming into the shelter and being placed in adoption.)
What types of animals do we have?
Our adoption shelter is equipped to hold approximately 80-100 dogs and 75-100 cats and is typically full.
Animal Services sometimes takes in small animals such as rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, etc. and these animals are often available for adoption as well.
Can you see online what animals are available for adoption?
Yes. Our available animals can be found at petfinder.com
Where do we get our animals?
These animals come to Animal Services in one of two ways:
Therefore, background information is limited or nonexistent.
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, Check, and Debit/Credit Cards; Debit and Credit Cards include Visa, Master Card, and Discover, and are subject to a $3 (Non-Refundable) Convenience Fee. 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.
In accordance with Florida Statutes, Chapter 823.15, all dogs and cats adopted through a public shelter must be sterilized.
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 are NO refunds when returning an animal or cancelling an adoption.
The number one reason pets are surrendered to Animal Services is that the owner is moving and unable to include their pets in the move.