If you’re interested in adopting a dog or cat from ARC, THANK YOU!  Our residents are always in search of their forever home and would love to come home with you.










ARC is open daily from noon until  4 PM for visits and adoptions.

We are located at 18011 Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers, FL 33917

You can view the  featured dogs and cats under our  Pet Search section.



If you see one that you like, you may contact  us through this web site and an ARC representative will discuss the pet in further detail. Or you may call (239) 731-3535 between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM  for information or for directions to ARC.

Off-Site Adoptions:

Dogs and cats are available for adoption every Saturday at Petco (the Forum store off Colonial  Blvd., Fort Myers) from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM

Dogs and cats are available for adoption every Sunday at Petco (Gulf Coast Town Center) from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM


 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.

For additional adoption information, please contact ARC through the Contact Us tab on this website or visit our shelter.

And, for your convenience, we have an online ADOPTION AND INFORMATION  form.  Fill it out ahead of time if you prefer.


Adoption fee is $65.00 for cats under 6 years of age and $6.00 for cats over 6 years old.

Adoption fee is  $75.00 for dogs, regardless of their age or breed.

All animals are spayed or neutered and have had vaccines appropriate to age, been tested for  FIV/Luk on cats and heartworm on dogs.

All animals have also been micro-chipped and come with  one month of free pet insurance.