Our Adoption Process...
HC Animal Shelter continuously receives friendly, adorable animals who need loving homes. Our animals come from various sources, such as stray animals brought in by the Sheriff's Office Animal Services Officers. Many of them have been neglected or abandoned, but love can make a big difference in their lives.
Adoption fees are as follows:
DOGS: $70 for small breed (under 25lbs) and puppies (under 6mo), $50
for adults, and $25 for heartworm positive and senior dogs.
CATS: $40 for kittens (under 6mo) and $20 for adults.
All animals older than 8 weeks of age will be sterilized, vaccinated for rabies, heartworm tested (dogs), FeLV tested (cats), general dewormer, deflea, DA2PP vaccine (dogs) or FVRCP vaccine (cats), and a 1-yr county animal license issued if the adopter lives in Hernando County.
If you would like a friend who will love you unconditionally and bring joy to your life, please visit our shelter located at 19450 Oliver Street in Brooksville to find your new friend. In order to be considered for adoption, you are required to complete an application for the animal you are interested in. All adoptions require an approved application. To save time, download an adoption application to fill out and bring with you on your visit.
We regret that we are unable to maintain a "wish list" and cannot provide callbacks when particular "wanted" animals (i.e. purebreds, specific colors, puppies, kittens, etc.) arrive at the shelter. Please continue to check with us if you are looking for a particular type of animal.
Animals must be observed for health and temperament and Animal Services reserves the right to refuse to adopt out any animal that is deemed unadoptable.
Every year the Animal Shelter euthanizes healthy, adoptable animals because there are not enough homes for them all. If you are looking for a new pet, please visit Animal Services and our staff will be happy to help you find the right pet for your family.