Alachua County Animal Services serves the cities of Gainesville, Alachua, High Springs, Newberry, and Archer, as well as the smaller townships and surrounding unincorporated areas of the county. We handle domestic Animal Control issues, investigate animal neglect and cruelty, hold strays for owner reclaim, and adopt out unwanted animals. We also offer low-cost rabies vaccinations and microchipping to the public.
Our adoption requirements are very simple. You must be 18 years old to fill out an application. We will review your application and tell you when you're approved. To be approved, your landlord must approve your bringing an animal into your home. Any cat, dog, or ferret, (all pets four months of age or older) that you already have at home must be vaccinated against rabies and (if you live in Alachua County) licensed with Alachua County as required by law. The first approved customer who has interacted with the pet and is on the premises will be allowed to adopt the pet.
We are located on 53rd Avenue just off of Waldo Road near the Gainesville Airport. Our hours are Tuesday-Saturday, from 9:30 to 5:30. Remember, all adoptions stop at 5:00pm, and all applications should be in before 4:30pm to ensure enough approval time.
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Our Address is:
3400 NE 53rd Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32609
Phone: (352) 264-6870
Fax: (352) 955-2542
Official Website: County Website
E-Mail: Shelter Contact
A more complete list of our adoptable pets, as well as a list of the stray animals we have who are hoping their owners find them, can be found at PetHarbor.com. To use PetHarbor, go to link below. Input your zip code or city name and click the "Find Shelters" button. Check the boxes next to the shelters you want to browse, or click the "Check All" button. Then click the "Search Now" button. Choose from the selections on the left and click the "Search Now" button. Have fun!!
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