According to the American Society for Preventing the Cruelty of Animals (ASPCA), about 3.3 million pups enter animal shelters every year in the United States. Out of these 3.3 million dogs, an alarming 670,000 pups are euthanized because they aren’t adopted by loving families. As you can imagine, this statistic is just one of the many reasons why the phrase, “Adopt, don’t shop,” is so popular.
In Orlando, there are several dog shelters you can visit to find the perfect fur-ever companion for you. If you’re thinking about adopting a dog in Orlando, your first step is to research local shelters and their policies. We can help with that! Here are our top dog shelters for adopting pups in Orlando:
- Orange County Animal Services
If you’re familiar with Orlando, you’ve probably heard of the Orange County Animal Services; but did you know they have hundreds of adoptable pets at any given time? Once you’re sure you’ve made the decision to adopt a four-legged fur baby, visit Orange County Animal Services to start interacting with the pup of your choice. Then, you’ll be able to submit an official application for the pup after the interaction.
According to Orange County Animal Services, these applications are not offered online, so an in-person visit is critical to beginning the adoption process. If you’re simply passing through Orlando on your way back home but still want to adopt a dog, Orange County Animal Services welcomes adopters from out of the county and state, too!
- Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando
Founded in 1937 as the Orlando Humane Society, the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando is considered the “go-to” expert in “The City Beautiful” for not only adoption services, but also for being leaders in innovative animal care, veterinary medicine and affordable clinics.
According to The Pet Alliance, over 7,000 homeless dogs and cats rely on their care every year. The shelter averages a live release rate around 96 percent, giving it the distinguishment of a “no kill” shelter. Learn more about how to start the adoption process here.
- The Animal League
The Animal League has been advocating for pups since 1988, providing shelter services, adoption and education for ways to enhance the lives of animals and people in the greater Orlando area. Dedicated to maintaining a “no-kill” policy, The Animal League places about 1,000 pets in loving fur-ever homes every year. If you’d like to support this shelter by adopting a pup, get started here.
By adopting a pup, you’ll be doing your part to help alleviate over population and, most importantly, you will save a life. Once you’ve completed the adoption process and brought your new fur baby home, giveus a call at (877) 930-POOP to schedule your first pet waste removal service for free if you live in the Orlando, Denver, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Phoenix or Atlanta metro areas.