Animal ServicesThe 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.
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.
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.