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.
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.
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.
- Olga | Domestic Shorthair | 5-year-old female
- Olivia | German Shepherd-Rottweiler mix | 8-month-old female
- Donation wish list
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.
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.