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Pets for Adoption

Lee County Domestic Animal Services' goal is to place companion animals with responsible owners. Our first consideration must be for the welfare of the animal. Therefore, anyone wishing to adopt an animal must submit an adoption application for approval prior to visiting the animals. After your application is approved, a volunteer or staff member will assist you in visiting with a pet during adoption hours. Please see our homepage for adoption hours.  If you would like additional information about a specific animal you would like to adopt you may email  Please be advised that this email is for adoption information only.  Any emergencies should be directed to our main number, 239-533-7387 (LEE-PETS), option #2.

Three Ways to Submit An Adoption Application:

  • Submit an electronic application (below left) prior to coming to the shelter. You will be contacted the next business day regarding the status of your application.
  • Print and complete an application (below right), then fax or bring it to the shelter.
  • Complete an application at the shelter.


[Enter and Submit information online]

[Print a blank form and complete by hand]




There are several things that you must consider and agree to before adopting an animal:

I.D. & Age - Your photo I.D. (valid driver's license, state or federally issued I.D.) will be photocopied onto your application. Proof of your current address will also be required. A person adopting an animal must be 18 years of age or older or have a parent or legal guardian present to sign adoption forms.

Current Pets - We will need to verify that any pets you may currently own or that reside in your home have current rabies vaccinations and county licenses if they are required for that animal (i.e., dogs, cats, ferrets).

Rental & Deed Restricted Properties - Properties with association/landlord rules regarding pets will require prior approval from property management before an adoption may be approved.

Cash, Check, Credit Cards - We accept cash, personal checks, and major credit cards or bank debit cards with VISA, MasterCard or Discover emblems.

Compliance - Adoption of an animal is made with the understanding that an employee of Animal Services or a designated representative may visit you to check for compliance with our adoption policies you have agreed to on a future date.

Many of our animals come from unknown medical, behavioral and environmental backgrounds.  Therefore, Animal Services does not make any guarantees as to the health, temperament or ultimate size of any animal.

Please understand that we deal with unwanted and discarded animals. The adoption procedure may seem time-consuming, but we wish to maximize the animal's chance for a successful adoption. Adopting a companion animal is a major consideration and responsible pet ownership demands a considerable commitment. Some animals may be available to go home immediately following the approval of the adoption application. Others may still need to be vaccinated, tested, etc.