Adoption Information

ARC is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 11 AM until 4 PM, for tours and adoptions.  If you see a cat or dog that you like, you may contact us and an ARC representative will discuss the animal in further detail. Or you may call (239) 731-3535 between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM for more information.

Please Note:  The adoption process is NOT first come, first served.  If there is interest from more than one party in a particular resident, we will take into account all aspects of the applicants' applications, and choose the BEST HOME for our resident.  Our primary goal is to find the BEST homes for our animals.  Thank you for your understanding!

In order to be considered as an adopter,  you must:

  • Be 21 years old or older;
  • Have a current photo ID showing age and current address;
  • Be willing and able to provide training, medical care and loving attention for a pet; and
  • Pay adoption fees.
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  • All animals have been spayed or neutered, have had vaccines appropriate to age, have been tested for FIV/FeLV (cats) and heartworm (dogs).
  • All animals have also been micro-chipped and come with one month of free pet insurance.

Off-Site Adoptions:

Cats are available for adoption every Saturday and Sunday from 11-3 at the PetSmart at the Northpoint Shopping Center, 1819 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral.


For additional adoption information, please contact ARC or call the shelter at 731-3535  or visit Wednesday through Sunday (except major holidays)  between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM.


For those in need of assistance, please consider one of the following alternatives:

The Surgical Sterilization Assistance Program (S.S.A.P.) through the Humane Society of Lee County provides low cost spay and neuter surgery for people on public assistance. Call them at 239-332-2719 for appointment.

Lee County Domestic Animal Services offers discounts on spay/neuter surgery for dogs and cats licensed in Lee County. Call LEE-PETS.


For instructions on how and where to purchase an Animal Friendly license plate for your vehicle visit this link: