Adoptable Pets

Animal Services

Animal Services

The Collier County Animal Control Ordinance requires that all dogs and cats have a current County license and rabies vaccination and to be leashed when off their owners’ property. 
Our Animal Control Officers respond to complaints and ensure compliance with these and other animal-related laws. Officers also investigate animal cruelty and abandonment cases, and process dangerous dog declarations. 

Animal Control Officers assist with insuring the health of the human residents and visitors of the County, with the secondary purpose of insuring the health of animals in the County.

Adoption Animals

We encourage you to give an animal a second chance by adopting a shelter pet.

Adopted cats and dogs are spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and vaccinated against rabies before you take them home, which saves you hundreds of dollars.

Adoption fees are $60 for cats and kittens and $85 for dogs and puppies. Other pets such as gerbils, ferrets, and birds are available at or below market rates.

All pet adoptions are first-come, first-served.

Animal Sheltering

If your animal is lost, it may be picked up as a stray by an Animal Control Officer or dropped off at the shelter by a Good Samaritan.

Florida law requires that we hold your animal for five days to give you the opportunity to reclaim it. Lost pets reclaimed by the second day that have a current County license are returned home with no impound or board charges!

If you can no longer care for your animal and cannot find it a new home, we will accept it at the shelter for a small fee.  Surrendered pets and strays not reclaimed within five days become the property of Collier County.

We screen animals for good health and temperament and place qualified pets up for adoption. We also partner with local animal rescue groups.

County Pet Registration

Collier County Domestic Animal Services' Fees
Download the current DAS Fee Policy
 
Collier County Domestic Animal Services has a number of fees pet owners should know.  These fees answer your questions about the cost of impounding a lost/stray animal, daily boarding fees, spay/neuter of pets that are unaltered before returning home and much more.
 
Please, read through the below fee list and if you should have any questions remaining after reviewing the detailed table below, please call the shelter at (239) 252-PETS (7387).
 

Impoundment       Cost    Fee Applies To
Dogs, cats, other small animals dropped off $25 first occurrence
$50 second occurrence
$100 occurences thereafter
Dogs, cats, other small animals picked up by an Animal Control Officer (not dropped off) $40 first occurrence
$65 second occurrence
$115 occurrences thereafter
Impound fees are waived for cats and dogs reclaimed before the end of the second business day after impoundment if animal has a current county license.
Equine, bovine, other livestock over 200lbs $50 first occurrence
$75 second occurrence and/or different animal from same
previously offending property
$100 occurrences thereafter
Equine, bovine, other livestock under 200lbs $20 first occurrence
$45 second occurrence and/or
different animal from same
previously offending property
$70 occurrences thereafter
Transportation fee for impounded livestock direct cost
plus 50%
Boarding Fee for Impounded Pets
All impounded animals, in addition to 
impoundment fee
$10 daily
Impound fees are waived for cats and dogs reclaimed before the end of the second business day after impoundment if animal has a current county license.
Shelter Care of Impounded/Owned Animals
Laboratory, veterinarian, farrier, other outside 
service expenses to care for the impounded animal
direct cost
plus 50%
Mandatory Spay/Neuter of Reclaimed Pets This applies to lost pets reclaimed by their owner(s).
Canine Neuter by DAS $75
Canine Spay by DAS $85
Feline Neuter by DAS $50
Feline Spay by DAS $65
A pet's veterinarian may provide a spay/neuter exemption for pets that are breeding, competing and/or have a medical condition.
Pet Surrender Fees
Owner surrender fee for animals dropped off $10 does not apply to Good Samaritans dropping off "found" pets
Owner surrender fee with DAS pick up of animal at residence $60
Mother pets surrendered with kittens/puppies will be accepted for one owner surrender fee of $10. Kittens and/or puppies surrendered indiviudally or as litters without mothers will be charged $10 per animal.
Adoption & Micro-chipping Fees
Cat or kitten $60 includes adoption fee plus micro chip and pet license fee
Dog or puppy $85 includes adoption fee plus micro chip and pet license fee
Rescue adoption $20 or as
stipulated
by MOU
for rescue groups only
Other animal adoption market value
Micro-chipping of an impounded animal $15 applies to animals not covered under the adoption fees such as reclaimed lost pets
Licensing Fees
Spayed or neutered dog or cat $10 per year
Unaltered dog or cat under one year old $10 per year
Unaltered dog or cat older than one year $60 per year
Unaltered dog or cat license fee of $60 will be refunded to the $10 license (spayed/neutered) rate if animal owner present proof of spay/neuter within 30 days of license purchase
Kennel, Pet Shop, Stable and Rodeo Permits
Kennel, pet shop, grooming shop or stable $100
Rodeo permit $100