The Humane Society of Marion County, Florida

Animals for Adoption

You can now get pre-screened & make an appointment!

Fill out an application for the species you are interested in and make an appointment. When you arrive for your appointment you can be fast-tracked and see animals quicker!

Dog Application

Cat Application

Make an Appointment to Adopt an Animal

Appointments only apply to animals that are located in the shelter and not at any outreach locations. By making an appointment it does not guarantee availability or reservation of an animal(s).

CHECK OUT OUR ADOPTABLE ANIMALS HERE.

Adoption Fees

Puppies less than 6 months $175          Adult dogs 6 months and older $50

Kittens less than 1 year $75         Adult cats 1 year and older $25

All long term (6+ months) & senior (7+ years) animals $0

You must be 21 years or older to adopt and have your valid photo ID present.
Everyone must complete an application (links above) before viewing animals at the shelter.
Once you arrive at the shelter, please let us know if you have completed this form!
We run specials (including adults, seniors & long-term animals) all the time; please ask our staff.

We also have animals available at 3 different outreach locations to serve you better!
Petco 4475 SW 40th Ave, Ocala, FL 34474 Hours Monday-Friday 10-12 pm & Saturday 10-2 pm
PetSmart 3500 SW College Rd, Ocala, FL 34474 Hours Monday-Sunday 3-6 pm
Pet Supermarket 2023 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470 Hours Monday-Saturday 9-8 pm & Sunday 10-7 pm
Petsense 3438 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470 Hours Monday-Saturday 9-8 pm & Sunday 10-6 pm

 

  • You must be 21 years of age or older.
  • You must live in a residence that allows pets.
  • The pet you have chosen must fit within any weight and requirements your landlord or community may have, including breed restrictions. (Remember, puppies get bigger!)
  • If you already own animals, they must be up to date on their core vaccines, including but not limited to rabies and other current preventions.
  • We also perform meet & greets between all dogs and family members in the household.
  • If a cat is present in the home, we must perform a ‘cat test’ in-shelter.
  • Although Marion County doesn’t have a law limiting the number of pets allowed in a home, HSMC will not adopt more than two domestic animals at once and will not adopt to a household that already owns seven or more domestic pets.
  • You must provide a current driver’s license or state-issued identification.
  • You cannot currently be in violation of the animal control ordinance, and you cannot have had any serious animal control ordinance violations in the past.
  • If you are currently enrolled or have been participating in our Happy Paws food program for the past six months, you would not be eligible for adoption.
  • If you are currently enrolled in our community service program (and haven’t completed all hours), you would not be eligible for adoption.
  • REQUIRED VACCINES
    • RABIES
    • DAPP/DAPP2/DHPP
    • BORDETELLA
    • <6 MONTHS MUST HAVE PARVO TESTING
    • >6 MONTHS MUST HAVE HEARTWORM TESTING OR 6 MONTHS OF PREVENTATIVE
    • VACCINES NO MORE THAN 90 DAYS PAST DUE MUST BE CURRENT BEFORE ADOPTING.
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