Where to Adopt

Any of the following organizations are a great place to adopt your new friend. Regardless of where you get your pet, you will be saving a life.
  • Alachua County Animal Services - This is the county shelter where, by ordinance, all stray, lost, and unwanted animals must go. They are held for three days in case the owner reclaims them and then are examined to see if the cat or dog can be put up for adoption.
  • Alachua County Humane Society - Due to their lack of space, only cats and kittens are housed on the premises. Dogs are kept in foster homes and are shown by appointment. Many of their animals up for adoption were gotten from the Shelter.
  • Gainesville Pet Rescue - All animals available through this organization are fostered in people's home until they get adopted. Like the humane society, their adoptable animals come from the Shelter.
All animals adopted from any of these places will be spayed or neutered and have their rabies shot. Cats will be tested for Feline Leukemia. At ACHS and GPR, many of the animals will have shots up to the age of the animal (i.e. distemper), be dewormed, and be on flea prevention.
A great web site to check out, if you are looking to adopt a pet is www.petfinder.org. You can search for exactly the type of animal you want by age, size, breed, gender and location.

Name of Organization
Phone Number
Adoption Fee
Alachua County Animal Services 3400 NE 53rd Ave. 352-955-2333 $54 for cats; $63 for dogs
Alachua County Humane Society 2029 NW 6th Street 352-373-5855 $85 for cats & dogs
Gainesville Pet Rescue 229 NW 75th St. 352-331-1087 $100 for cats & dogs

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