Adoptable pets

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Due to current public health concerns, the Animal Center lobby will be closed for general visitation. We will continue our adoption and reunification efforts by appointment.

If your lost pet is at our shelter, please call 352-671-8700 or email us to arrange an appointment to reclaim. Pet adoptions can be arranged by appointments. Neuter Commuter and spay/neuter services at the shelter have been suspended until further notice. Citizens who have scheduled appointments will be contacted by a staff member.

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 April $20 special

Looking for a pet to adopt?

Use this search page to view the animals available for adoption at the Marion County Animal Center. The typical adoption fee for dogs and cats is $50, which includes the spay/neuter surgery, vaccines, county license and microchip.



Visit our Facebook page for even more specials!

Please note that animals in the adoption wings do not have set time limits. They generally can remain available for adoption as long as they are healthy and friendly, or until they find homes.

Due to the need for Animal Services to place animals in a timely manner, the shelter will not hold or reserve animals or take requests from residents for animals listed on our online kennel. Rescue groups are asked to help us by taking animals that have special needs or may be otherwise difficult to place. If your rescue group would like to work with our agency, please email us to start the process!

Please feel free to visit the cattery at the Lady Lake PetSmart(R), where we have cats available for adoption every day, even on the days we're closed!

Marion County residents are required to have a rabies vaccine and county license on all the pets at their residence. Potential adopters must be in compliance with this ordinance.
Are you eligible to adopt? Find out here. You can also view our adoption contract here.

Interested in adopting one of our horses?
Contact us to set up an appointment! 

 Find out how to adopt one of our FIDO Project dogs here.

Marion County Animal Services right of refusal

Please understand that an adoption is not a "sale." Marion County Animal Services
reserves the right to refuse any adoption based on the best interest of the animal or the community.

Breach of adoption contract, violations of ordinances pertaining to animals,
intent to violate ordinances or endanger an animal are all possible reasons for refusal.