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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.  SNAP, a pet identification program, is available at   www.pbcgov.com/SNAP.

Pre-Adoption Program:

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:

  • You must come to the shelter.
  • Be approved for adoption and pay the adoption fee.
  • Wait for the stray hold to be finished (minimum 5 days for dogs).
  • Adoption is only finalized if the owner does not come in to redeem the pet within the designated stray hold period.
  • All pets will be spayed or neutered before going to their adoptive home.

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.


Between 45-50 stray pets are dropped off at Palm Beach County's Animal Care and Control each day from all over the county. If you have lost your pet, you should go directly to the county shelter to look for your lost dog or cat in the stray/reclaim kennels.

Pet owners are asked to visit the shelter to complete a lost report and identify their lost pet. You may describe your pet as a brown hound mix, Animal Care and Control staff may describe the same animal as a tan shepherd mix.

Stray animals are held for a limited time before they are placed in the adoption program, so it is important that the pet owner look for their lost pet every few days when the shelter is open.

THINGS PET OWNERS SHOULD DO:

Pet owners are asked to visit the shelter to complete a lost report and identify their lost pet. Lost reports can also be completed on-line. Stray animals are held for a limited time before they are placed in the adoption program, sent to rescue or humanely euthanized. Animal Care and Control business hours: M-F 11-6, Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4

The shelter is located at 7100 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach, Florida approximately five (5) miles west of Interstate 95. Lost and Found Volunteers are available to assist pet owners at (561) 233-1282 or for south county residents 276-1344, ext. 41282. Animals rescued from the West County area (Pahokee, Belle Glade, Canal Point) are brought to the main shelter on Belvedere Road.

Find a current and clear color photograph of the lost pet and have colored copies made to attach to the lost report (including the adult owner in the photo with the animal may provide proof of ownership, exclude any children from photos.)

Bring the most current rabies vaccination certificate and any medical records

Be prepared to pay fines and any medical fees.

Look for your lost pet at other animal shelters.

Continue checking on SNAP at www.pbcgov.com/snap for your lost pet. Information is updated every 15 minutes.

Place bright colored flyers in the neighborhood with a clear and current photo of the lost animal (limit the text)

Pet Owners may wish to place a lost pet ad in local newspapers

Advise your veterinarian and neighbors about your lost pet

When advertising a reward, it may be better not to mention the amountAnimal Care - Lost pets

Animal Care and Control Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

*The shelter is closed on all recognized holidays

LOCATION:

The shelter is located at 7100 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach, Florida approximately five (5) miles west of Interstate 95. Lost and Found Volunteers are available to assist pet owners at (561) 233-1282 or for south county residents 276-1344, ext. 41282. The Belle Glade facility can be reached at (561) 924-5656 Mondays through Friday. Map

If anyone has found a pet, they are required by law to report the information to our Lost and Found section, (561)233-1282. Please bring the animal to the shelter during regular business hours so that it can be scanned for a microchipped, photographed and added to our web site listing of found pets.

An after-hours kennel is available for law enforcement officals only. All other found or owner surrendered pets must be brought in during regular business hours.

IMPOUNDMENT FEES

Sterilized Dog or Cat Fees:

  • 1st Offense $ 30
  • 2nd Offense $ 60
  • 3rd Offense $100
  • Daily Board $ 15
  • Rabies Vaccination $15
  • Tag Fees $15 (if applicable)
  • Microchip $10 (if applicable)
  • Medical Fees (if applicable)
  • Transportation Fees (if applicable)

Non-Sterilized Dog or Cat Fees:

  • $300 to redeem or have animal sterilized for $70
  • Daily Board $15
  • Rabies Vaccination $15
  • Tag Fee $75
  • Microchip $20
  • Medical Fees (if applicable)
  • Transportation Fees (if applicable)

RABIES VACCINATION & TAG FEES:

  • Rabies Vaccination $15
  • Microchip (Pet Identification) $10 or $20
  • License Tag $15 Spayed/Neutered Pets
  • License Tag $75 Non-Sterilized Pets

NEWSPAPER AD:

Palm Beach Post (561) 820-4343

Sun Sentinel (561) 736-9700

Look in your yellow pages for other local papers in your local area

OTHER ANIMAL SHELTERS:

  • Peggy Adam's Animal Rescue League - West Palm Beach, FL
    (561) 686-3663

  • Tri-County Humane Society - Boca Raton, Florida
    (561) 482-8110

  • Boynton Beach Animal Control - City of Boynton Beach, Florida
    (561)-742-6210

  • Safe Harbor Animal Rescue and Clinic - Jupiter, Florida
    (561) 747-5311
 

Contact Us

 

Main Facility
7100 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, 33411
(west of Florida Turnpike)

Shelter Hours:
M-F 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed on major holidays
Shelter Map

Main Phone:
(561) 233-1200

Toll-free from Delray or Boca:
(561) 276-1344

West County Pahokee Facility:
3615 SR 715
Pahokee
Stray/Injured Pick Up (561) 233-1200, extension 0
Spay/Neuter Clinic (561) 233-SPAY
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