SAVE A LIFE, ADOPT A SHELTER PETPalm Beach County Animal Care and Control has many wonderful furry companions waiting to share a lifetime of love with you and your family. Visit our shelter to find your new best friend.
Choosing a pet is not easy - we have a large selection! Most of the animals available for adoption are hearty mixed breeds. However, purebreds are always available. Our adoption specialists will help match your lifestyle and needs with the dog or cat that suits you best. When you have found a pet you are interested in, staff will take your family members and the pet to our special 'get-acquainted' area.
All animals are adopted to qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. Adoption fees are $58 for adult dogs, $67 for puppies, and $54 for cats and kittens. Residents of Palm Beach County, 55 years and older, are offered a discounted adoption fee.
All adopted animals will be spayed/neutered, current on vaccinations, protected again fleas and ticks, microchipped, and much more!
The shelter has also partnered with local veterinarians to provide a free Health Care Certificate with every adoption. The certificate offers a free exam for your pet from your choice of partricipating veterinarians and has a value of up to $500 in savings.
Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control has an easy way for residents to look for the right pet to adopt or to find lost pets: ‘Surf the Net—About a Pet’ (SNAP).
How to Adopt:
If you have questions, feel free to contact the Adoption Office by calling (561) 233-1272 during business hours. If you live in the Boca/Delray area call, 276-1344 ext. 41272. If you live in Belle Glade/Pahokee area, call (561) 924-5656 and ask for the Adoption Office.
Here are some of the requirements to adopt animals from Animal Care and Control:
Please arrive at least 30 minutes before closing so the entire adoption process can be completed. Staff and volunteers try to find the best match for every animal and person. This involves carefully reviewing your application, performing landlord verifications where applicable and discussing with you how you plan to care for your new pet.
In order to place more homeless pets into loving homes, we are now accepting pre-adoption applications for the dogs in our stray-holding kennel. All pre-adoptions are regular price - $58 adult dogs, $67 puppies - and non-refundable.
To place a pre-adoption:
Please note: refunds will not be given in the event the dog is redeemed by its original owner. You will have the option to select another pet or you will be issued an adoption voucher valid for use within six months.
West County Pahokee Facility: