Adoption Process


To adopt a friend for life, the Humane Society of Broward County requires the following adoption fee.

  • $185.00 for Puppies 5 months and younger
  • $235.00 for designer breed Puppies 5 months and younger
  • $100.00 for Dogs
  • $60.00 for Kittens (Adopt 1, get 1 free)
  • $30.00 for Cats (Adopt 1, get 1 free)
  • $50.00 for Rabbits*
  • $25.00 for Guinea Pigs
  • $55.00 for Ferrets

*Includes spay or neuter and microchip identification

You must be 21 or older to adopt. Please bring in a valid photo ID.

This fee includes:

  • Spaying/neutering for every animal, including puppies and kittens, before going home
  • Treatment for fleas & ticks
  • Preliminary vaccinations and de-worming
  • Overall wellness check
  • Heartworm test for dogs (for dogs 7 months or older) and Feline Leukemia test for cats
  • Microchip
  • Complimentary bag of Purina ONE pet food
  • Pet behavior helpline
  • Limited 10 day follow-up care at participating VCA Animal Hospitals (restrictions apply, up to $250)

Adopting from an Animal Shelter

Animal shelters are your best source when looking for a pet. Not only do they have a great selection of adult animals for adoption, but they also have kittens and puppies, even purebred animals. In fact, on average, purebreds account for about 25% to 30% of a shelter’s dog population.


Humane Society
of Broward County

2070 Griffin Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312.

We are located just west of I-95 on the south side of the street.

Adoption Hours:

Monday –  Saturday:
10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Adoption Desk closes at 6:30 p.m.

10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Adoption Desk closes at 5:30 p.m.

If you did not find a pet at our shelter, there are many other rescues and shelters with pets available. Please visit to see who else is looking for a forever home.