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Adopt a Pet

Thank you for your interest in providing a loving home for an animal from

Collier County Domestic Animal Services! 

You may view all animals that are available for adoption here on our website at (*Please note that you will have to disable your pop-up blocker to view available or stray animals).  You can also follow us on Facebook at  An approved adoption survey is required before you’re able to meet with any adoptable animals in person; you can find a link to our Online Adoption Survey, and some more information about adopting from us, just a little further below. 

If you see a specific animal on our website that is not available for adoption, please contact us at 239-252-7387 and provide our employees with the Animal ID (this is a 6-digit number that begins with the letter “A”); the Animal ID will be required to locate the animal in our system and will enable our employee to provide you with additional information. 

If you have any additional questions, or need any more information, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.Aldo_A250461-DAS

Adoption Surveys (applications) are specific to you, as the individual, and are valid for 6 months.  Once your survey is processed, you are welcome to visit DAS, at 7610 Davis Blvd. Naples, FL 34104, to meet with any animal that is available for adoption; all adoptions are processed on a first-come basis.  

Our Adoption Center is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; we are closed on all County Recognized Holidays.  

Online Adoption Survey

Once your Survey is completed and signed, please e-mail it to [email protected]  If you are pre-submitting a survey for a specific animal or animal(s), please make sure that you reference their specific Animal ID(s) – a 6-digit number that starts with the letter “A” – in your e-mail.

Adoption FAQs

  • Why is an animal shown on your website, but not available for adoption?

    • Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) is the only Animal Welfare Agency in Collier County that is legally authorized to accept and hold stray animals. Depending on the species, age, and owner identification status of the animal, we have MINIMUM legally required holds before we are able to place an animal up for adoption; this provides the owner time to identify and claim their lost pet. Sometimes, we may need to treat a specific medical or behavioral condition before they are able to be made available for adoption. Learn more about legally required stray holds.
  • What if I’m interested in adopting an animal that isn’t yet available for adoption?

    • If you see an animal that you think you may be interested in adopting on our website, we recommend that you pre-submit an Adoption Survey. Once your Survey is processed, we will indicate your interest in that specific animal’s record; if the animal remains unclaimed by their owner and becomes an adoption candidate, DAS employees will contact you and provide you with a specific date and time to come in, meet with the animal, and decide if you would like to proceed with adoption. We will only accept pre-submitted surveys on animals that are not yet our property. 
  • Why wouldn’t an animal become an adoption candidate?

    • DAS is dedicated to keeping both our animals and our community safe. Sometimes, animals are taken in that are behaviorally unsafe for adoptions or are medically suffering and cannot humanely be treated or rehabilitated.  We work closely with many local rescue organizations, humane societies, trainers, behaviorists, and vet clinics, and we do everything we can to find the most positive, responsible, and safe outcome for every animal in our care. 
  • What are your regular adoption fees?

    • Regular  adoption fees  are  listed  just  below and  are  separated  by  species and age.  However, we  also have monthly adoption  promotions and discounts  so be sure to  check our  Facebook  page as  well!  Cats and Kittens are always BOGO-style, (the second one’s  adoption  fee is  waived), we love sending home a pair!  We also  offer discounts for Seniors and Active, Honorably Discharged or Retired Military. Capture
  • What’s included in an adoption?

  • All dog and cat adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age appropriate vaccinations, flea prevention, Heartworm Test and Prevention for dogs, Feline Leukemia test for cats, Radio-Frequency-Identification-Device (RFID, commonly known as a microchip) with registration (if not previously microchipped), and a Collier County Rabies/License Tag for Collier County residents.  All adoptions also come with 30-days of free pet insurance!
  • What if the dog or cat that I’m interested in isn’t spayed or neutered yet?

    • We do our best to make sure that this is done before dogs and cats are moved into adoptions, but sometimes we just aren’t able to get them all done fast enough, and we don’t want to hold them back.  Dogs or cats that are not yet sterilized remain at DAS, they are scheduled for surgery the next weekday, and are ready to go home that same afternoon.
  • What if my adopted puppy or kitten it too young to receive their Rabies Vaccination prior to adoption?

    • Your pet’s Rabies Vaccination is still included in your adoption, but sometimes puppies and kittens are just too young to safely have them before they go home.  We will still provide the vaccination free of charge, when performed at DAS, once they reach the age of 12-16 weeks; you will be provided information for how to schedule this appointment at the time of your adoption and your Collier County Rabies/License Tag will be provided at the time of your appointment. 
  • What about the microchip and registration?

    • DAS ensures that all dogs and cats are implanted with an RFID (aka microchip) before they leave, and this is also included in your adoption. The majority of the animals that are at DAS are microchipped here, and their registration is automatically completed at the time of the adoption.  Sometimes though, animals come into DAS that were previously microchipped with an RFID from another company.  When this happens, the RFID and its registration may not be automatically compliant with our system and you may be responsible for registering this RFID; if this is the case, your adoption counselor will provide this information at the time of your adoption.
  • I don’t live in Collier County, is that ok?

    • Absolutely!  We understand that we are located in paradise, and because of this we have lots of people that either only live here part-time or are just visiting.  All adoptions are processed the same, regardless of where you permanently reside. The only downside is that we cannot provide a License for any adopters that reside outside of Collier County; you will be responsible for complying with your local Animal Control laws relevant to your specific jurisdiction. 
  • What do I have to do to adopt?

    • If you are interested in adopting, please fill out our Adoption Survey online, or in person at DAS; we do require a Photo ID for the person that submits the survey and you must be over 18 years of age. Once your survey is processed, it’s good for 6 months and you are welcome to meet with any animal that is available for adoption.
    • As the enforcement agency for Collier County, we do check that any dogs or cats that you currently have at home are current with their Rabies Vaccinations and Collier County Rabies/License Tags; if you’ve fallen behind and you’re not current, don’t worry – we’ll help you come into compliance!
    • Once you find an animal that you’re interested in adopting, you complete the adoption contract, pay any relevant fees, and are set to go! 
  • I see an animal in adoptions that I’m interested in, but I’m not ready to decide.  Can I place a hold on him/her?

    • We don’t accept holds (or deposits) for any animals that are currently available for adoption.  All adoptions are processed on a first come basis; we do this because we want to get our animals into loving homes as soon as we can and accepting holds can unnecessarily prolong their stay with us.
    • The only program that we have that is similar to a hold is seen above, in the question “What if I’m interested in adopting an animal that isn’t yet available for adoption?” 
  • What about animals other than dogs and cats?

    • We’re so glad you asked!  We often have a variety of other animals including pocket pets (like rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, ferrets, and others), birds, reptiles, fowl, and even livestock.  Keep in mind that we are an Animal Welfare Agency and not a pet store, so we don’t keep a running inventory and we may not have what you’re looking for.  If you’re interested in a specific ‘other’ animal, make sure you keep an eye on our website and even fill our an interest card on where they’ll notify you via e-mail when we do get an animal that matches what you’re looking for.
    • Adoption fees for “other” animals are dependent on the species and condition; however, they are always set well below ‘market’ value.
    • All rabbits that are adopted from us are also sterilized (spayed or neutered) before they go home.
  • I’m nervous about committing – what if I pick the wrong animal and it doesn’t work out?

    • While we would absolutely love for all of our animals to find the perfect forever home the first time, we also understand that sometimes it just doesn’t work out.  Sometimes it’s just not a good match, and sometimes life just throws us a curveball, and the pet can no longer be kept.
    • We will always accept our adopted animals back at our shelter, but we do ask that you give us a call first; we would love to see if there’s anything that we may be able to help you with to keep the animal with you at home.
    • Within the first 30 days, we’ll accept the animal back without any additional fees.  At 31 calendar days and beyond, we do have surrender fees which will need to be paid.  We don’t refund adoption fees for returned animals, but we do offer an opportunity to adopt a like animal at no additional charge, in most situations – make sure you ask an adoption counselor or employee about this. Learn more about surrendering and relevant fees.
    • You may also want to consider becoming a foster for DAS. This is the best of both worlds! You can provide a temporary home for a shelter animal, and if you fall in love, it’s a win-win; if not, then the animal returns to DAS when ready.  We are also ALWAYS looking for foster homes!  Our foster families provide love and care for animals before they are able to move into their forever homes (DAS provides everything else!).  DAS animals could be in a foster home for a number of different reasons: sometimes they are too young to be adopted yet, have a medical condition that needs to be treated, need some behavioral modification before moving into a home, are too scared in a loud shelter environment, or just need some time (even a weekend) to decompress and take a break. You can find out more information  Learn more about about fostering for DAS.
  • What if the animal that I adopted gets sick?

    • We do offer 30 days of free Pet Insurance with all dog and cat adoptions, and we strongly recommend that you take advantage of this great benefit (you will be responsible for registering for this on your own).  We also provide a list of local Veterinary Clinics that have offered our adopter’s a free exam within 10 days of adoption – even if your pet looks great, we always encourage that you establish this relationship before you have a problem.
    • Without a full-service veterinary clinic that provides services to the public, please understand that our resources at DAS are limited and we have to help and care for thousands of animals every year; because of this, all of our adoptions are considered “as is”.  However, if you have some concerns soon after your adoption, please don’t hesitate to contact us – we will absolutely try to provide as much assistance or information as we can. 
  • What about your dogs that have Heartworm Disease?

    • Heartworm Disease is unfortunately very prevalent in the south, where we have mosquitos year-round, and because of this we often have dogs with heartworm disease available for adoption.  If the dog you adopt does have heartworm disease, we provide treatment free of charge here at DAS.  Many of the dogs that do have heartworm disease have already started their treatment, so please ask a staff member about a specific dog that you may have questions about.




My story

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.DOB:11/25/18.  Essie's one black toe adds a touch of uniqueness to her tuxedo coat. We rescued her from living behind a country club, in a gated community.  As soon as you touch her she purrs and rolls over.  Essie is ready for her forever home and is currently in our adoption center waiting to meet her new family!Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.Naples Cat Alliance 5555 Golden Gate Parkway Unit 141 Naples, Fl 34116    

If you have any questions or would like to adopt Essie, please reach out to the adoption group directly. PetSmart Charities does not facilitate the adoption process. Thank you.

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Naples Cat Alliance

5555 Golden Gate Parkway

Naples, FL 34116

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Domestic Animal Services (239) 252-PETS


In accordance with Board of County Commissioners policy, DAS accepts anonymous complaints only under very specific

circumstances. Find out if your complaint matches the Board-approved policy 

Our Mission Is:

To ensure compliance with local and State animal-related laws; to return strays to their owners and promote the adoption of homeless animals to new families; and to work toward ending the community problem of pet overpopulation.

Public Records Requests

In accordance with Chapter 119 Florida Statutes, every person has the right to access pubic records unless a record is exempted by law from disclosure.  The requester may be responsible for any fees associated with processing the request, which may include labor costs and/or the cost of copies, disks or other means to transfer the record to the requester. 

To request records, contact DAS by clicking here or call us at 239-252-7387. 


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Who We Are

For the Love of Cats, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization serving Collier County, FL. Since 2002, we have been dedicated to saving the lives of cats and kittens in need in our community. Our programs focus on the needs of the underserved throughout the county. 

Our name embodies our spirit and passion to help cats in need. Whether it is a starving abandoned pet, an injured or pregnant cat, an old cat that needs a home, kittens that need rescuing, or community cats that need a caregiver, we are answering the calls for help with solutions and resources. Our roots are in TNR (trap,neuter,return) for free roaming community cats but our vision is to improve the life of any cat in need. We work together with every rescue group and organization in Collier County to live our mission and goals every day. Learn more

We Need You!

You are our heart. We are the eyes, ears and arms. Together, we save cats in need in our community.

How you can help


Our mission is to end the cruelty of pet overpopulation. Donated funds go directly towards our programs that include working with the community to sterilize stray and feral cats through TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return), assisting low income families with emergency, wellness, and spay/neuter veterinary care and subsidize adoption fees for senior cats to senior citizens along with other support programs to help people keep their pets.

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Your donation will save the lives of cats and kittens in our underserved community. Your support will find a new home for a lonely senior cat, help rescue an abandoned litter of kittens, fix a sweet female cat that keeps having litter after litter, remove a painful tooth for a loving cat of a low income family, and save more lives in need. Please consider a generous gift today. Purrs of Gratitude!


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For the Love of Cats is honored to partner with Florida Gulf Coast University in our new scholarship program for their biology students. Our goal is to create more interest in a career in veterinary medicine among students enrolled in their biology curriculum.

The veterinary community of Southwest Florida constantly struggles with staffing requirements. This greatly affects their capacity to help the rescues of Southwest Florida in their efforts to make a difference for the lives of animals in need.

Our scholarship program is designed to mentor students interested in pursuing a career in  veterinary medicine with the anticipation that they will bring their skills back home to the needs of Southwest Florida.

Our scholarship program is being funded by donations from the business community. Click here to learn more



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Financial Resources for Cat Care and Spay/Neuter

Listed below are several national and local organizations that are here to help for those in need.

National Organizations
AAHA Helping Pets Fundwww.aahahelpingpets.orgThis fund helps those in need access quality veterinary care for sick or injured pets.

Angels4Animalswww.angels4animals.orgFriends or veterinarians use the "contact us" page to refer an animal family in need of financial assistance.

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CareCreditwww.carecredit.comOffers a revolving line of credit for veterinary expenses.

Cats in Crisiswww.catsincrisis.orgHelps individuals and humane organizations care for cats with chronic or emergency medical conditions through financial and fundraising assistance. Grants temporarily suspended, but check often for re-up date.

Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance program provides financial assistance to cat and kitten guardians who are unable to afford veterinary services to save their companions when life-threatening illness or injury strikes. provides financial assistance nationwide for the medical care of pets whose owners are unable to afford the expense; for individuals with income below $20,000 or a family income below $40,000.

IMOMwww.imom.orgFinancial assistance for life-threatening and emergency veterinary care. IMOM is dedicated to ensuring that no companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker is financially challenged.

The Pet Fundwww.thepetfund.comProvides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need urgent veterinary care.

United Animal grants help Good Samaritans, animal rescuers and low-income families with the high cost of caring for pets by providing grants to meet emergency veterinary expenses they otherwise couldn't afford.

Volunteer Services for Animalswww.vsarescue.orgLow cost spay/neuter vouchers - 239-261-4768

Collier Spay and Neuter Clinicwww.collierspayneuter.orgLow cost spay/neuter 239-514-7647

Friends of Gummiwww.friendsofgummi.orgLow cost spay/neuter vouchers 239-290-2485

Humane Society Napleswww.humanesocietynaples.comLow or no-cost spay/neuter for low-income pet guardians 239-643-1555

Lee County Domestic Animal Serviceswww.leelostpets.comFor all Lee county residents, Spay/Neuter is free for all feral cats, through a program call S.O.S. (Save our Strays) Call DAS at 239-533-9234 or email at [email protected] to schedule your appointment.

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