Looking to find a fur-ever best friend? 

Our adoption process helps you find a happy furry friend that fits with your lifestyle. 

We are currently accepting walk-ins during our open adoption hours (Tuesday-Sunday 12-5pm), though appointments are highly recommended. Please apply via the selections below and email lchs1140@leecountyhumane.org to schedule your appointment. Please be aware that masks are once again required in the building. Thank you.

Adoption Process 


Adoption Applications:

What's Included in Your Adoption?

Our adoption fee includes so much more than just the adoption of your new friend! Below are some other awesome benefits included into this fee.

  • Spay/Neuter Surgery (or deposit slip towards S/N)

  • Microchip & Registration 

  • DA2PPV/FVRCP vaccine

  • Deworming

  • Physical exam

  • Bordatella vaccine (dogs)

  • Heartworm test and preventative (dogs)

  • LCHS “Get Me Home” tag (dogs)

  • One waived office fee at select vets within 7 days of adopting

  • FREE T-Shirt from Stamp in Downtown Auburn

Adoption FAQs

How do I prepare?

We recommend that you investigate which type of pet best suits your lifestyle. Then, make sure you have food, bowls, bedding and litter ready for your new pet.

What do I bring with me?

Your pet should leave with a collar and leash for dogs or a cat carrier. You must also provide your photo i.d. along with your adoption request.

What do I do if I have problems when I take my pet home?

Contact the Lee County Humanitarian Society if you have any questions or concerns about your pet's health and behavior. We will work hard to put you in touch with a veterinarian or an obedience coach to facilitate the transition.

How much does an initial veterinary exam cost?

Several Lee County veterinary clinics offer a free first visit to the adopted animal office of the Lee County Animal Protective Society if you take your new pet to your clinic within 7 days of adoption.

How are adoption rates based?

Our rates range between $ 15 and $ 125. We base our adoption rates on species, length of stay, medical problems, age and sponsorship programs.

What do I do if I have other pets at home?

We always welcome you to do a meet and greet with your current pet here at the shelter. If you wish to schedule a meeting and meet one of our shelter animals, email us at lchs1140@leecountyhumane.org.

What to do if I rent?

If you are wanting to adopt a new pet and you rent from either a private party or a rental agency, we require documents stating you are allowed to have the pet on the property. You can either bring a signed copy of a Pet Addendum or a reciept stating that you have paid all necessary fees and deposits they require of you. We will call landlords to verify approval.