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Pet Placement Partnership Program 


Please help Lee County Domestic Animal Services in its mission to increase adoptions and reduce euthanasia rates.  Our agency's goal is to create a network of rescue partners that will work with us to see that every adoptable pet is placed into a loving, life-long home.




The following information was established by Lee County Domestic Animal Services (LCD AS) as guidelines to qualify as a pet placement partner with our agency:

  • Rescue organizations must be an approved 50 I (c) 3 non-profit organization (proper documentation is necessary).
  • Current pets in the home of either the pet placement partner or released into the custody of a pet placement partnership volunteer must be vaccinated and licensed as required by Florida State Statute and Lee County Ordinance Relating to Animals.
  • Pet placement partners may not have any record of violating the Florida State Statute and/or Lee County Ordinance Relating to Animals.
  • Pets will be made available for adoption after the expiration of the stray holding period; however, during the stray holding period the pet placement partner may be placed as the first applicant.
  • Approved pet placement partners who meet the criteria established above may be contacted by LCDAS kennel operations staff if an animal is in need of placement. LCDAS encourages approved pet placement partners to contact the LCDAS kennel supervisors if there is an interest in transferring an animal after the expiration of the stray holding period.
  • Animals will only be held for pet placement partners two (2) business days after the expiration of the stray holding period and/or contacted by LCDAS Kennel Supervisor that the animal is ready to be transferred to the pet placement partner.
  • The state mandated refundable sterilization deposit of $250 per animal will be required for a pet exiting LCDAS unsterilized. The refundable deposit will be returned to the pet placement partner upon receipt by LCDAS of the certificate of sterilization or exemption of sterilization by a licensed veterinarian.
  • Current adoption Fees will apply for animals with no medical or behavioral issues.
  • Adoption Fees may be waived if:

    o Animals possess medical or behavior issues.

    o Shelter is at maximum capacity when LCDAS asks for assistance from pet placement partners

  • Approved pet placement partners may contact the following LCD AS kennel operations staff for inquiries or assistance with transferring pets:


        DOGS:   Melissa Stone, Kennel Supervisor:        

        CATS:    Michele Penney, Kennel Supervisor:    


Pet Placement Partnership Application


When faxing your Pet Placement Partnership application  to (239) 277-7387, please send it to the attention of our Kennel Supervisors,  Melissa Stone or Michele Penney.  Also remember to include all required documentation of your organization's 501(c)3 status as this will delay the processing of your application.  If you have additional questions about a specific animal email Thank you.