Dog Adoption Process/Fees

Why Do Shelters Have Adoption Fees?

Along with daily care costs, the adoption fees help YOUR Humane Society SPCA cover vaccination and medical prep costs for the pets.

Adoption Fees

  • Purebred with papers $225
  • Purebred without papers $175
  • Puppies (non Purebred) $125 (second one, same day $75)
  • Dogs age 1-6 years old $100 (second one, same day $75)
  • American Staffordshire mix $50
  • Lonely Hearts Club* $75 (second one, same day $60) *dogs aged 7-10 years OR have been at the shelter for 3 months or more
  • Special needs $50
  • Senior dogs 10 years or older $40 (second one, same day $25)

Adoption Inclusions

  • A general Physical Exam
  • Up-to-date Vaccinations
  • Deworming
  • Spay/Neuter Surgery
  • Microchipped (will help reunite you with your pet should it be lost by scanning the chip)
  • Flea/Tick Treatment
  • Heartworm Tested (Dogs Only)
  • Heartworm Treated (Dogs Only)
  • On Heartworm Preventative (Dogs Only)
  • FIV & FeLv Tested (Cats Only)
  • On Flea/Tick Preventative



Adopters must be 21 years or older.


If renting need a letter from Landlord or phone number to get in contact with landlord. Making sure its ok to have an animal in the household.


If you have any vet records of your current or passed pet bring in vet records to help make the application process faster.


Know what vet you use for your pets at home or for the passed pets. Phone number and name of the clinic is a must.


If using Personal Reference, must not be related to adopter.


Meet our adoptable pets. (You can browse our adoptable Cats or Dogs or come out to YOUR Humane Society SPCA in Lake Panasoffkee.)

If you’re looking for a cat or kitten, you can also visit Petsense (1088 Canal Street, Sumter Landing, The Villages) or PetSmart on CR466 in The Villages, where we showcase some of our cats.

For pets listed online, you may call us directly for more information.


Complete the on-line Dog or Cat Adoption Application form.

Once you have submitted your application, whether online, or given it to a one of our Adoption Coordinators, allow a few days for processing. The Adoption Counselor will follow-up with your references/and or veterinary.

Some one from YOUR Humane Society SPCA will call you to let you know if you’ve been approved, or they may have additional questions to ask you. You must set up a meet & greet with your potential adoptable pet and existing pet.


Once you’ve been approved, work with the Adoption Counselor to set up a day/time for the adoption. Our trained adoption counselors will meet with you to ensure the pet is a good fit for your home, family and lifestyle. This is a great time to ask any questions you may have. Then, you can spend time with the animal or animals you are interested in.


Meet with the Adoption Counselor to review and sign the paperwork to become the new Pet Owner.
What to bring with you:

* Driver’s license (or State of FL ID card) with current address.
* Payment types accepted: Cash, Check, Visa, AMEX, MasterCard or Discover.
* A pet carrier for all cats/kittens and puppies/small dogs. (Please allow an hour or more for this process.)


Once the adoption process is completed, the dog or cat who is already spayed or neutered will go home with you the same day. Otherwise, arrangements will be made to have the pet sterilized at our vet of choice.

Return Policy

We do our very best to place only healthy sound animals for adoption. Animals that have come in from the streets and with unknown backgrounds can become ill as their immune system is not 100%. Please remember most puppies/kittens need to be observed for any sign of loss of appetite, loose or discoloring in stool or any change in behavior.

If your new pet becomes ill, you have the option of returning the pet to us or having the pet treated at your expense by your veterinarian.

If you choose to return the pet, you must return the animal to YOUR Humane Society SPCA.
A refund will be given no later than the 7th day of the final adoption, however, no refund will be granted after the 7th day. If you return a pet for any reason you will be required to sign all necessary release forms relinquishing all rights of the pet back to YOUR Humane Society SPCA.

Any animal ever adopted will always be accepted back no questions asked.

Additional Information

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  • We will not discuss adoption details regarding any particular animal if you have not yet applied to adopt.
  • YOUR Humane Society SPCA is a 100% volunteer, non-profit organization. We will make every effort to schedule your home visit in a timely manner. Please be patient with us…the animals need our time too.
  • All animals are spayed/neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on all shots prior to adoption
  • Adoption fees range from $50 to $650, based on the age and health of each individual animal.

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