Adopting a Pet

If you are interested in adopting a pet from the Daphne Animal Shelter, you may access the Adoption Application here

Pets can be a wonderful addition to your life. If you are thinking about bringing a pet into your home, please consider adopting from a shelter. Shelter pets make wonderful lifetime companions, and you will be saving the life of an abandoned or neglected animal. Our vision is to give abandoned and neglected pets a second chance to live a long and healthy life, in a safe loving home.

Adoption Responsibility

Please note that we cannot make any guarantees as to the health, age, and/or temperament of any pet in our care. We do our best, and provide full disclosure of what we do know about the pet, but many animals come to us with no history or vet records, so much of our work is a guessing game and what we observe in the time the animal is with us. 

Things to Consider Before Adopting

Sharing your life with a pet can bring happiness, companionship and fun for both individuals and families but also requires a commitment that should not be taken lightly. Consider your lifestyle – are you away from home for long periods of time? Do you travel frequently? Who will care for your pet when you are away? If you rent or live in a planned community, are you allowed to have pets? If so, are there any breed or size restrictions? Do any members of the household have pet allergies? Reflect on your resources – are you prepared for the expense of adoption, routine veterinary care, training, grooming, a healthy diet and supplies? If the animal becomes ill, it may need emergency hospitalization.

To adopt an animal you must:

  • Be at least 19 years old & be able to provide verifiable identification
  • Guarantee adequate exercise, food, water, shelter, vaccinations, medical care, grooming, identification, lifelong care and love for your new pet
  • Have knowledge and consent from landlord if applicable
  • Adhere to state and local ordinances pertaining to animal care and control

Adoption Fees

Dog $125
Cat $90

Adoption fees include initial vaccinations, rabies vaccination, de-wormer if applicable, heartworm testing and spay/neuter OR a voucher for spay/neuter. 

Discounts Available

  • 25% off for a senior animal
  • 5% off for military and law enforcement
  • Pet of the Month Discount

Adoption Hours

The Daphne Animal Shelter Adoption Hours are Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm. We are closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. All special adoption events will be posted here on our website and on the Daphne Animal Shelter Facebook page.