Adopting a Pet

Pets can be a wonderful addition to your life. If you are thinking about getting a pet, please consider adopting from a shelter. Shelter pets make wonderful lifetime companions, and you will be saving the life of an abandoned or neglected animal. All animals at our shelter were impounded and not reclaimed by their owner, strays, unwanted or they were turned into us by people who could no longer care for them. Our vision is to give abandoned and neglected pets a second chance to live a long and healthy life, in a safe loving home.


To adopt an animal you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old. Provide verifiable identification.
  • Guarantee adequate exercise, food, water, shelter, vaccinations, medical care, grooming, identification, lifelong care and love for your new pet.
  • If you rent, provide permission for a pet from the owner or manager of your rental unit.
  • Adhere to state and local ordinances pertaining to animal care and control.
  • Complete an adoption application.

Adoption fees for dogs and cats include the cost of the surgical sterilization of the animal (for dogs & cats over 4months). New pet owners incur the cost for heartworm test, first distemper/parvo vaccination, deworming, rabies vaccination and a one-year license (for Daphne Residents).

Adoption fees for pets include the cost of the surgical sterilization of the animal.

Dogs: $75 Male  & $85 Female

Cats:  $45  Male  & $55 Female

(Dog/Cat License Fee is $3.00 altered, and $5.00 unaltered /or current rate)


Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We are closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays

Shelter will open the last Saturday of every month for “Yappy Hour” only!
For more information call us at (251) 621-2831 or visit our shelter.



Without an ID tag, only 16 percent of dogs and two percent of cats that wind up at shelters across the country this year will be reunited with their families. April 4, 2009, kicks off the American Humane Association’s “Every Day Is Tag Day” campaign to help pet lovers understand the importance of identification for their pets. From a simple ID or license tag to tattooing or micro-chipping, an ID is a lost pet’s ticket home. Stop by or call Daphne Animal Shelter, 621.2831 to find out how you can help make every day “Tag Day” for Daphne’s pets.