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Where are you located?

The Ranch
4951 Lorraine Road, Bradenton, Florida 34211

PetCo (cat adoption only)
131 N Cattlemen Road, Sarasota, FL 34243

What are your adoption hours?

At this time, adoptions are handled by appointment only. Please fill out an adoption form to start the process.  Once we have received your application, we will contact you to schedule a time to meet any specific animals you are interested in.

How can I see which animals are available for adoption?

We continuously update the “Dogs for Adoption” and “Cats for Adoption” section of this website, as well as our Facebook page with animals in need of loving homes. The animals available for adoption can change daily.


What’s included in the adoption fee?

Our adoption fee includes:

  • An adorable new furry family member
  • Spay/Neuter surgery
  • Microchipping & Microchip registration
  • Up-to-date vaccinations
  • Initial deworming
  • Flea and Tick Prevention
  • Heartworm Test & Prevention


What are the adoption fees?

Our adoption fees vary depending on special promotions throughout the year.

Type of Animal

  • Puppies $300
  • Dogs $200
  • Senior Dogs (7+ yrs) $100
  • Kittens (Under 1 year) $85
  • Cats $50
  • Senior Cats (7+ yrs) $25

*Our adoption fee is subject to change based on specific circumstances


What should I bring to my adoption appointment?

What should I bring to my adoption appointment?

  • When adopting a dog, we will require that you complete a meet and greet with your existing dog(s). We do not have a meet and greets with cats.
  • Please have your driver’s license with you at the time of adoption.
  • Free time! When adopting, please plan to stay for at least an hour and a half. Depending on the circumstances, adoptions can take more or less time. Especially on the weekends, our busiest time of adoptions, the process may take more time.

I’m interested in adopting an animal. What’s the next step?

Please fill out an online dog or cat adoption form to be pre-approved before scheduling your appointment. Once your application has been approved, our adoption team will walk you through the process for the specific animal you are interested in adding to your family.

If you have any specific questions, please contact Please do NOT leave a voicemail if you are interested in adopting; all adoption inquiries will be addressed via email.