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Find a furry friend at one of these pet shelters in and around Lakeland

Whether you’re actively seeking a new furry family member or simply interested in meeting Lakeland’s adoptable pets, keep reading for shelters you should visit in Swan City.

A grey cat with orange eyes

Is this what your home is missing?

Photo via Reader Cheryl M.

Bringing home a furry friend is always an exciting adventure full of love, snuggles, and a chewed-up shoe or two. Here are six local animal shelters looking for some purrfect parents to adoptable fur babies.

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In our opinion, Winston looks like a very good boy. | Photo via Humane Society of Polk County

Humane Society of Polk County, 3195 Dundee Rd., Winter Haven

Find dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, birds, and other barn animals at this humane society — no appointment is required.

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You can take SPCA pets on doggie dates — we took Titan for a puppuccino.

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SPCA Florida Adoption Center, 5850 Brannen Rd. S., Lakeland

Meet adoptable dogs and cats at this adoption center. Pro tip: Take a dog out for a doggie date like we did.

A close up shot of a black cat inside local mobile cat lounge Botany Cats

Visit Botany Cats’ mobile cat lounge to find your new feline family member.

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Botany Cats, locations vary

You can find this mobile cat lounge around town and at the Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market. Make a reservation or stop by one of its pop-up events to play with kittens and learn about adopting your own.

Polk County Animal Services, 7115 de Castro Rd., Winter Haven

Looking for your next dog or cat? Search through the Polk County Animal Services database to find out who’s up for adoption.

  • Sookie | White Domestic Shorthair | Adult
  • Remie | Alaskan Husky | Senior
A cat snuggled on the rug at Purrology Cat Cafe

The cats you’ll meet at Purrology are both adorable and adoptable.

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Purrology Cafe, 5343 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland

We stopped by this cat cafe — here’s what you need to know before your visit. Pro tip: Arrive 10 minutes before your appointment to order specialty coffee or tea.

Kitty Cat Lounge, 946 E. Orange St., Lakeland

Lakeland’s newest cat lounge just opened downtown. Stop by to meet adoptable cats and kittens. Fun fact: Every other Tuesday night is crochet night.

Reach out to each organization directly to inquire about adoption requirements, fees, and procedures.

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