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To see more animals at the shelter visit our website at http://www.hernandocounty.us/animal or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/HernandoCountyAnimalServices


Adopting A Friend

Animal Services continuously receives friendly, adorable animals who need loving homes. Our animals come from various sources, such as stray animals or animals from private homes where to owner can no longer care for them. Many of them have been neglected or abandoned, but love can make a big difference in their lives.

Adoption and Rescue fees are as follows:

Cats six (6) months and older - $20

Kittens (under 6 mos) - $40

Adult dogs - $50

Puppies and dogs 25lbs and under - $70

Senior dogs and Heartworm Positive - $25

**All animals are being sterilized, vaccinated against rabies, deworm, deflea, 4-in-1 (cats), 6-in-1 (dogs), HW test (dogs), FLeuk test (cats) prior to leaving the shelter.

Please see additional information under the link "Adopting a Pet" on the Animal Services Webpage at www.hernandocounty.us/animal.


To see more animals at the shelter visit our website at http://www.hernandocounty.us//animal


If you would like a friend who will love you unconditionally and bring joy to your life, please visit our shelter located at 19450 Oliver Street in Brooksville to find your new friend. In order to be considered for adoption, you are required to complete an application for the animal you are interested in. All adoptions require an approved application.

We regret that we are unable to maintain a "wish list" and cannot provide callbacks when particular "wanted" animals (i.e. purebreds, specific colors, puppies, kittens, etc.) arrive at the shelter. Please continue to check with us if you are looking for a particular type of animal.

Things to consider when adopting:

  • Pets cost money. In addition to the daily expense of food and shelter, there is also the annual expense of vaccinations and healthcare, and the possibility of unforeseen medical emergencies that could cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. Is your family prepared for the financial expense of adopting a pet?

  • Pets take time. Pets require constant love and attention. Dogs should attend obedience school and be walked and exercised on a regular basis. How much time does your family spend away from home at work or school? Does your family have time to devote to a pet?

  • A new family member does not have to be a puppy or a kitten. Often older dogs are already house broken and leash trained, and cats may be litter box trained. Older animals have something to offer too especially for families that don't have time for obedience school.

  • Pets are a lifetime commitment. Many animals will live 13 to 20 years. Are you and your family prepared for this long-term commitment?

  • Ask the staff lots of questions. They spend every day with the animal while it is here. They will be able to help you determine if the animal's personality will be suitable for your lifestyle.

  • If you adopt, be patient. It takes time for your pet to adjust to it's new surroundings and to get used to a new routine. Be patient and understanding with your new family member. If problems exist or persist seek professional advice for dealing with undesirable behaviors.

If you have any questions about adoption please call us at (352)796-5062 and we will be happy to help you. Remember that Hernando County Animal Services is a resource for the community.

Who We Are

The mission of the Animal Services Division is to operate and maintain an animal shelter and to enforce County ordinances and state laws to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens and the animals of Hernando County.


Come Visit Us

We are located at 19450 Oliver St., Brooksville 34601. Visiting hours are Tuesday - Friday: 9:30am - 4:30pm, and Saturdays 10:00am - 3:00pm. We are closed Sunday, Monday, and all major holidays.

To see more animals at the shelter visit our website at http://www.hernandocounty.us/animal

Contact Hernando County Animal Shelter


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