A furry friend can instantly brighten your Fort Myers apartment home. Our pet-friendly community is happy to welcome cats and dogs, with some minor limitations on breed and size. If you’re ready to add a new four-legged member to your family, these local shelters are a great place to start your search.
1. Gulf Coast Humane Society
2010 Arcadia St
The Gulf Coast Humane Society is a no-kill, not-for-profit organization that cares for abandoned pets in Southwest Florida. Adoptable pets include not only dogs and cats, but also rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, and other “pocket pets.” All shelter pets are spayed, neutered, microchipped, and current on vaccines. If you’re ready to adopt a pet from the Humane Society, you must have a photo ID with your current address and proof of vaccines and vet records for any current pets. You can view adoptable pets online or stop in for a visit.
PO Box 6577
S.P.A.Y.-L.E.E. stands for the Society to Protect Animal Young-Legislation, Education, Enforcement, Inc. If you’re interested in adopting an orphaned pet from the society, you’ll need to fill out an application, sign a contract, and provide references—if you have existing pets, your veterinarian must be among your references. The society also conducts a home check to make sure you have adequate space and a safe home for your new pet. All animals from the society come microchipped.
3. Paws of Lee County
965 Pondella Rd
Paws of Lee County is a non-profit organization that educates the community on spaying and neutering pets. Paws has animals available both for fostering and adoption—you can fill out an application form online to start the pet adoption process. The organization lists its adoptable pets on Petfinder, so if you see a pet you’re interested in, you should contact Paws by phone or email to arrange a visit.
Adopting a homeless animal is a rewarding experience, but you should always make sure you’re ready for the commitment involved with keeping a pet in your apartment home.
Do you have a furry friend who calls our Springs Apartments community home? Share your best tips for apartment living with four-legged friends in the comments below.